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Need to know for Friday, Nov. 24

1. Downtown streets closed: Several downtown streets will be closed today from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Dickens Holiday event. Hay Street/Person Street will be closed from Ray Avenue to North Cool Spring Street. The annual Dickens Holiday is 1 to 9 p.m. featuring carriage rides, arts and crafts, sh

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-24 09:30:00

University raises money for business building

The food company Sodexo recently donated $1 million for a restaurant in the new building. PEMBROKE - A new University of North Carolina at Pembroke School of Business building will solidify the college's position as an economic hub in southeastern North Carolina, a university spokeswoman said. "It's

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-23 18:00:00

NC Promise Lowers Tuition to $500 a semester at UNCP Next Fall

Beginning fall 2018, North Carolina residents can earn a degree at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for $500 in tuition per semester, thanks to NC Promise. Out-of-state students would pay $2,500 in tuition per semester. The new tuition plan is one component of the state legislature's col

PILOT.COM - 2017-11-23 16:11:00

1 dead, 1 injured in Lumberton shooting

Lumberton police responding to a report of a shooting Tuesday night found one man dead and one man injured from multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Lumberton Police Department news release. Officers arriving at a home on the 200 block of Holly Street at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday found Keshion Devonta H


Falling tree knocks out traffic lights at Robeson Street, Levy Drive

Robeson Street was closed for about three hours between Levy and Village drives Thursday after a rotted tree fell, knocking out two traffic signals, Fayetteville police said. It happened about 2:45 p.m., Lt. Todd Joyce said. The tree, part of the buffer along the Highland Country Club golf course, f

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-11-24 01:07:20

New Facility Fills Critical Gap for Older Adults

The scene is perfectly set to invite conversation: The chairs are comfortable, the gleaming handcrafted wood tables are decorated for the season, and all around are smaller, specialty spaces set aside for therapy, music and arts, and personal care services. This is The Retreat, the only certified ad


Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Move to New Offices

The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, & Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is announcing that after 30 years of offices in Southern Pines, its moving its operations to the Village of Pinehurst. The CVB anticipates limited downtime during the move, but in the event there is an interruption o


Blessing of the Hounds, 2017

The annual Blessing of the Hounds in Southern Pines took place under sunny skies Thanksgiving morning at Buchan Field. Images by Pilot Staff Photographer Ted Fitzgerald. Blessing of the Hounds at Buchan Field in Southern Pines. Montgomery Maiello, 8, was the youngest rider Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot B

PILOT.COM - 2017-11-23 23:13:00

Friends of History Announces Annual Parade of Trees Kick Off

FULTON, NY - The Friends of History In Fulton, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Parade of Trees. Santa's elves spent all day and night decorating the house inside and out. Now all we need is for you to come. We are located at 177 S.First St., in Fulton. Our phone number is 315-598-4616. Please

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-11-22 21:49:55

Teen driver escapes fiery wreck with just minor scrapes

An 18-year-old Wolcott man was left with minor scrapes, deputies reported, after his car clipped a telephone pole early Thursday, rolled twice and burst into flames while draped with electrical wires from the downed telephone pole. Jordan High, of 4590 state Route 89, was traveling north on Wiley Ro

MPNNOW - 2017-11-24 16:02:01

Police: Wayne County teen escaped car after crash, before vehicle caught fire

Wayne County Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old Wolcott resident who crashed a vehicle shortly after midnight Thursday morning escaped from the car before it caught fire. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old Wolcott resident who crashed a vehicle shortly after midnight Thursday morn

MPNNOW - 2017-11-24 16:05:42

County Commends Volunteer Drivers For Veterans

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Legislature's Human Services Committee recently recognized the local branch of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation Network. The national program began in 1987 to ensure that veterans have free transportation to their medical appointments. Volunteer drivers

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-11-24 11:58:28

Howard G. Christensen, 82

OSWEGO, NY - Howard G. Christensen, 82, a longtime resident of Fulton and Oswego passed away peacefully Tuesday November 21, 2017, at Morningstar Nursing Care Facility, Oswego. He was born at the Norwegian Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, in 1935 to the late Howard and Mabel Christensen. Mr. Christensen atte

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-11-24 00:16:55

Annual Fulton Christmas Tree Lighting Jubilee Slated December 7

FULTON - The city of Fulton's 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting Jubilee will be held on December 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The official city Christmas Tree is located across from the Fulton Municipal Building at 141 S. First St. The tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. with photos with Santa following directly after i

OSWEGOCOUNTYTODAY.COM - 2017-11-24 12:11:30

High-speed internet on its way to some rural Cayuga County towns

AUBURN - By the end of 2018, about 4,000 residents in seven rural Cayuga County municipalities will have access to high-speed broadband internet through 400 miles of fiber network from New Visions Communications. The $14.1 million project covers parts of the towns of Sterling, Victory, Montezuma, M


Cop Logs: Sheriff's Office 11/22/2017

On 11/20/17 at 8:17 a.m., James L. Rockwell, 28, of 15 Main St., Afton, NY, was operating a 2000 Honda south on SR 48 in the town of Granby, 2000 feet couth of South Granby Road, when he reportedly lost control causing the vehicle to cross the center line and collide with a 2016 Freightliner truck b


One dead in rollover crash in southeast Greeley

Related Media One person is dead after a rollover crash Thursday evening in southeast Greeley. Greeley Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Maloney said fire officials responded about 6 p.m. Thursday to a passenger vehicle that rolled onto its top near Fern Avenue and E 24th Street. Emergency responders close

THE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Greeley veteran celebrates Thanksgiving with a resolved $14,000 bill

An Army veteran in Greeley has one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a five-figure paperwork dispute was resolved with the VA. The issue stemmed from disability benefits based on the number of dependents Thomas Howard had over the last two decades. The VA says he was overpaid an

THE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Dish and CBS resolve fee dispute to get CBS back on the air after 3 days of going dark

Dish Network and CBS Corp. worked through Thanksgiving to resolve a fee dispute that returned CBS channels to the air for Dish customers late Thursday. The channels, which included Channel 4 in Denver and the local CBS station in 27 cities nationwide, went off the air on Tuesday due to the two compa

THE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Ink! Coffee in Denver tagged "white coffee" following gentrification controversy

DENVER - Someone spray painted "white coffee" on the ink! Coffee location in Five Points and broke a window there in what appears to have been retaliation for a sign the business placed out front this week that read, "Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014." The sandwich board sign sparked

THE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 08:00:00