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Tip leads to Fayetteville cocaine arrests

Police arrested a man and woman Saturday and charged them with cocaine offenses after Fayetteville officers investigated an anonymous tip. Leonard Davis, 40, of the 800 block of Cumberland Street, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by manufacturing, conspiracy to


Fayetteville to borrow $16M for parks, splash pads, sports and recreation

Three years ago, voters in Fayetteville gave the City Council permission to borrow up to $35 million to improve the parks and recreation amenities. On Tuesday night, the City Council is scheduled to vote to begin borrowing the money by issuing the bonds for the debt in May — $16 million of it. The r


Fayetteville police warn about latest version of phone scam

Fayetteville police detectives are warning residents to watch out for the latest version of a recurring scam that includes a bogus threat of arrest. Detectives with the department’s Property and Fraud Unit say they have received recent reports of the scam, according to a statement released Monday by


Pitts: Regional poetry festival set this week for downtown Fayetteville venues

Don’t tell LeJuane Bowens, more popularly known by his stage name, El’Ja Bowens, that there is no arts scene in Fayetteville. This former soldier and employee with the Spring Lake Boys & Girl Club is also a poet - and the chief organizer of the Southeastern Regional N.C. Poetry Festival, which kicks


Fayetteville man faces charges of indecent liberties with a child

A Fayetteville man faces charges of indecent liberties with a child, as authorities suspect at least six possible victims. Roger Rene Diaz-Castellano, 51, of the 800 block of Berwick Drive, was charged Saturday with two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child.


Weather Permitting: Pleasant weather this week following Friday's tornadoes

While the rest of us were looking for Easter eggs yesterday, the folks at Raleigh's National Weather Service were on a hunt of their own ... for tornadoes. Friday's storms left scarred trails and debris from a pair of confirmed twisters in the Cape Fear region. WIlmington's office is also in the pro


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Soldier from Fayetteville dies in skydiving incident at NC coast

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - Sgt. 1st Class Justin Goff of the United States Army died in a skydiving accident at the Cape Fear Regional Airport Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Loyd Hames with the Oak Island Police Department.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


Fayetteville Woodpeckers' Seth Beer named Carolina League Player of the Week

Fayetteville Woodpeckers outfielder Seth Beer was named the Carolina League’s Player of the Week. Beer, a former Clemson standout and the Houston Astros' first-round draft pick, is the first weekly award winner for the Woodpeckers, who played their inaugural home opener Thursday at the newly complet


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


2 NC children shot after their dad is involved in 'road rage' incident, sheriff says

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WFMY) — Two children were shot in a suspected road rage incident between two men Saturday in Mount Airy, the Surry County Sheriff's Office confirms. A nine-year-old boy and a seven-year-old girl were taken to the hospital by their father Graig Sheff, according to the sheriff's offi


Manhunt continues for North Carolina prison escapee

RALEIGH, NC (AP & WRIC) - North Carolina is offering $10,000 for help capturing an inmate on the loose since escaping six months ago. The reward offered Wednesday is for 45-year-old Cul Priest Jones, who has been tied him to crimes in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Gov. Roy Cooper's office s


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


Need to know for Monday, April 22

1. Valor Award nominations: Tickets are available for the Greater Fayetteville Chamber's second annual Public Safety Valor Awards. The awards will be presented June 25 during a breakfast at Manna Church, 5117 Cliffdale Road. The awards recognize first responders for actions from April 2018 through M


Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Raleigh identified

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man killed by Raleigh Police in an officer-involved shooting Saturday night had a troubled past, including mental-health issues and previous confrontations with law officers, ABC11 learned Monday.


Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state's capital city, authorities said Sunday.