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Ice Chips: Antz prepped for short Week 2 - Fayetteville Observer: Fayetteville Observer Blogs

fayobserver.com — Tomorrow night, Nov. 1, the 0-2-0 Fayetteville FireAntz are home for their third game of the season. They'll host 0-2-0 Columbus. Here's what FireAntz coach Emery Olauson had to say about the opening weekend's pair of losses to Louisiana: "For a young team, there were a lot of positives out of last weekend despite starting 0-2," he said.

Pit bull attack victim, 83, in critical condition; Robeson County deputies investigating - Local News - Fayetteville Observer

fayobserver.com — "I think she was bitten on pretty much all of her body," Smith said. Linda Dial, Alemeaner Dial's sister-in-law, said that she had been taken off life support shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. "They're telling us it's just a matter of time," Linda Dial said, adding that the infections from the attack were too much for the 83-year-old to handle.
Oct 31, 2014

Pit bull attack victim, 83, in critical condition; Robeson County deputies investigating - m.fayobserver.com/news/local/pit… via @fayobserver

Game of the Week: Seventy-First (4-0, 9-0) at Pine Forest (2-3, 3-7) - Fayetteville Observer: 910Preps: High School Sports

fayobserver.com — For Seventy-First, are we talking about with or without Jamel Jolliffe? With Jolliffee, the Falcons were a juggernaut, rolling over opponents as he ran and passed them to the top of the league. But without him, the offense has been basic, no frills, just win baby successful.

Earl Vaughan Jr.'s prep football picks: Week 11 - Fayetteville Observer: 910Preps: High School Sports

fayobserver.com — Of course, Halloween has changed and now the emphasis is on safety for all. That's part of the reason for rules Friday night, if you're going to a football game in Cumberland County. Full-face masks aren't allowed. Neither is face paint. And if you're wearing a costume, clear it with your principal before showing up at the ticket gate.

ACC Basketball: Breaking down the league's preseason top 10 history - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

fayobserver.com — The AP released its preseason top 25 on Friday, and four ACC teams are in the top 10: No. 4 Duke, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 8 Louisville and No. 9 Virginia.
Oct 31, 2014

With 4 #ACC teams in top 10, here's a breakdown of 7 seasons in which 3 teams started there: bit.ly/1yMkkoy pic.twitter.com/l6XhpexJ8c

Harnett Health trustees OK management pact with Cape Fear Valley Health System - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — After about an hour and a half in closed session, Cape Fear Valley's board voted Wednesday evening to allow its CEO, Mike Nagowski, to execute a management agreement with Harnett Health, with any revisions as advised by the system's legal staff.
Oct 31, 2014

.@HarnettHealth trustees OK management pact with @capefearvalley. Agreement expected to be finalized next week. ow.ly/DCxgJ

Home Courts Landing Page - Fayetteville Observer: News, Military, Sports

fayobserver.com — The Fayetteville Observer: Breaking news and in-depth coverage of Fayetteville, N.C., Fort Bragg, crime, ACC and high school sports, politics and Cape Fear region counties of Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Robeson, Lee, Bladen, Sampson, Scotland and Columbus.
Oct 30, 2014

PM repost: No. 6 in the 9-part #HomeCourts series is an out-of-the-way spot where many greats honed their skills: bit.ly/1rW4jb6

Oct 30, 2014

We're through 6 of 9 #HomeCourts entries, and here's a one-stop spot for the complete series: bit.ly/1rW4jb6 pic.twitter.com/UuTMeTy3KX

Home Courts: Kinston-area talent pipeline flows through Holloway Recreation Center - Fayetteville Observer: Sports

fayobserver.com — KINSTON - Now 63, Skeet Davis says his memory isn't what it used to be. So when the retired teacher and longtime staffer at the Holloway Recreation Center tries to name all the players who went from the building's small basketball court to the bigger stages of college and beyond, it's no simple task.

ACC Basketball: Bret Strelow's preseason top 25 ballot - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

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People's Biz: Republican challenger for Cumberland County sheriff outraises incumbent - Fayetteville Observer: Peoples Business

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Oct 30, 2014

Republican challenger in Cumberland County sheriff's race outraises incumbent in third quarter: fayobserver.com/blogs/news/peo…

Cumberland County school calendars for next 2 years proposed - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — School officials said they'd prefer to start school earlier than those dates but can't. A 2004 state law prohibits traditional-calendar public schools from starting earlier than the Monday closest to August 26. Superintendent Frank Till Jr. said the law, aimed at protecting traditional vacationing periods, ignores other student needs.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @fayobserver: Cumberland County students likely to start school Aug. 25 next year and Aug. 29 in 2016. fayobserver.com/news/local/cum…

People's Biz: Ed Grannis endorses state Sen. Wesley Meredith, R-Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer: Peoples Business

fayobserver.com — Cumberland County's long-serving former district attorney, Ed Grannis, has thrown his endorsement to the Republican incumbent in the N.C. Senate 19 race. Grannis, who was the district attorney for 35 years until his retirement in 2010, endorses state Sen. Wesley Meredith in an election mailer that went to voters today.
Oct 30, 2014

Prominent Cumberland Co. Democrat Ed Grannis endorses GOP state Sen. Meredith for re-election fayobserver.com/blogs/news/peo… #ncpol #ncga

910 Preps Pigskin Podcast - Oct. 29 - Fayetteville Observer: 910Preps: High School Sports

fayobserver.com — This week's podcast features more treats than tricks - not to mention a look at Terry Sanford's rise through the rankings and Cape Fear's big win over E.E. Smith.
Oct 30, 2014

910 Preps Pigskin Podcast - Oct. 29 - 910Preps: High School Sports - Fayetteville Observer. HALLOWEEN JOKES. CLASSIC! m.fayobserver.com/sports/high_sc…

Oct 30, 2014

Classic Halloween jokes, FREE! Listen! PLEASE! 910 Preps Pigskin Podcast - Oct. 29 fayobserver.com/sports/high_sc… via @fayobserver

Preps Spotlight: Cape Fear region coach, player remember experience against Giants' Bumgarner - Preps Spotlight - Fayetteville Observer

fayobserver.com — That comes as no surprise to the 2006 Scotland High School baseball team and its coaches. They beat Bumgarner's South Caldwell team two games to one for the state 4-A baseball title. Meanwhile, in the summer of 2006, players from Fayetteville Post 4's American Legion baseball team got to see Bumgarner in the American Legion state tournament in Wilson.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

Preps Spotlight: Cape Fear region coach, player remember experience against Giants' Bumgarner fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/p… via @fayobserver

Oct 30, 2014

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Man wanted in Fayetteville business robberies wears Hello Kitty backpack, armed with antique pistol, police say - Fayetteville Observer: Crime & Courts

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Man wanted in Fayetteville business robberies wears Hello Kitty backpack, armed with antique pistol, police say fayobserver.com/news/crime_cou…

Oct 29, 2014

You know what they always say: better watch out for dudes toting antique pistols and Hello Kitty backpacks. ow.ly/Dy0Id

Cape Fear Valley Health trustees OK plan to take over management of Harnett Health System - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — The trustees met for more than an hour and a half in closed session before reopening the meeting and immediately voting on the resolution to authorize CEO Mike Nagowski to execute the management agreement with any changes as advised by legal counsel. The trustees met in closed session for about two hours to discuss the agreement Oct.
Oct 30, 2014

And here’s the story via @fayobserver: @capefearvalley trustees OK plan to take over management of @HarnettHealth. ow.ly/3twdHQ

Local wounded warriors get early access to potential employers at Fort Bragg job fair - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Myers, a former staff sergeant who lost his legs while on a patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan in 2012, said that after years of rehabilitation, he wants to get back out in the world. He left the Army in February and recently began a search for a job in the Fayetteville area.
Oct 29, 2014

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Fayetteville VA Medical Center leaders say hospital is ready to contain Ebola if virus arrives - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — The "Code Purple" drill at Fayetteville's Department of Veterans Affairs medical center was only practice. But leaders at the hospital said it was a real scenario. They said the hospital, and its outlying clinics, are ready, if needed, to contain the virus if it shows up on their doorstep.
Oct 29, 2014

Fayetteville VA Medical Center leaders say hospital is ready to contain Ebola if virus arrives fayobserver.com/news/local/fay… via @fayobserver

Cape Fear Valley trustees may tackle Harnett Health deal tonight - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Two weeks ago, the board entered a closed session during a last-minute special meeting, during which trustees discussed the potential partnership with the financially distressed health system and whether it would be a good fit for Cape Fear Valley.