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2 teens killed in crash on N.C. 242 south of Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — The N.C. Highway Patrol reported that driver Ryan David Rameriz Malcom, 18, of Fayetteville, was killed. His Facebook page lists him as Ryan David Rameriz. The Fayetteville Observer has received a death notice for the passenger, 16-year-old Sean Allen Patrick Jones of Stedman. Jones was a junior at Cape Fear High School.

FireAntz knock off first-place Ice Flyers, 2-1 - Fayetteville Observer: Sports

fayobserver.com — PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Despite getting outshot by a 2-to-1 margin, the Fayetteville FireAntz upended first-place Pensacola 2-1 in Southern Professional Hockey League play Friday night. Rookie Austin Daae and Kyle McNeil had the goals for the FireAntz, who climbed above .500 for the first time all season at 7-6-4 (18 points).
Dec 19, 2014

FireAntz knock off first-place Ice Flyers, 2-1 fayobserver.com/sports/fireant… @daaezer17 @mcnails22 @olauson23

Derek Elliott puts the fire in FireAntz - Fayetteville Observer: Sports

fayobserver.com — "He pays attention to detail, system-wise. He's an intelligent guy, he understands the system and is athletic and in shape enough to do it," Olauson said of the third-year pro center. "Others understand it but their conditioning and speed may not get them there. "Derek's just that combination of intelligence, speed and fitness.

Preps Spotlight: Cape Fear region schools make list of Wells Fargo Cup leaders - Fayetteville Observer: Preps Spotlight

fayobserver.com — The Wells Fargo Cup is presented to the school in each of the state's four size classifications based on points awarded for advancement in the state playoffs. In 4-A, Pinecrest is the only region school on the list, coming in at 8th with 100 points. The 4-A leader is Raleigh Broughton with 190.
Dec 19, 2014

Preps Spotlight: Cape Fear region schools make list of Wells Fargo Cup leaders fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/p… via @fayobserver

People's Biz: PPP survey shows Burr, McCrory with modest leads over potential 2016 challengers - Fayetteville Observer: Peoples Business

fayobserver.com — A new poll finds U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory, both Republicans, with modest leads over their potential Democratic opponents in 2016. The survey, released Dec. 10, was taken by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm in Raleigh.

People's Biz: State Ben Clark of Hoke County named to Caucus secretary - Fayetteville Observer: Peoples Business

fayobserver.com — State Sen. Ben Clark, a Hoke County Democrat whose 21st District includes part of Cumberland County, was been elected to serve as the secretary of the N.C. Senate Democratic Caucus. Clark was re-elected in November for a second term.

ACC Basketball: Dennis Smith, Brandon Ingram among high-profile recruits at Chick-fil-A Classic - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

fayobserver.com — Class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. needs 14 points to reach 1,000 for his career at Trinity Christian, which faces Georgia-based Morgan County on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Chick-fil-A Classic holiday tournament. The event in Columbia, South Carolina, includes teams from South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Dec 19, 2014

TC's Dennis Smith, Kinston's Brandon Ingram among high-profile recruits at Chick-fil-A Classic bit.ly/13K8QZ7 pic.twitter.com/kEdaqzMssV

Preps Spotlight: South View's Cox signs with Old Dominion - Fayetteville Observer: Preps Spotlight

fayobserver.com — Cox last played for South View in 2013, attending Fork Union Military Academy last season. In his final year at South View, Cox rushed for 1,554 yards and scored 19 touchdowns. He was first team All-Mid-South 4-A Conference at running back and made second team on The Fayetteville Observer's All-Cape Fear region team.
Dec 19, 2014

Preps Spotlight: South View's Cox signs with Old Dominion - Preps Spotlight - Fayetteville Observer fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/p… via @fayobserver

18th Airborne Corps welcomed home by Fort Bragg officials - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

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About 1,000 82nd Airborne paratroopers tabbed for Iraq deployment - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — The paratroopers will go to four sites to train, advise and assist Iraqi security forces, according to the Pentagon. The deployment is scheduled to last nine months. "They have extensive knowledge and experience in training and are disciplined and ready soldiers," said. Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Dec 19, 2014

About 1,000 82nd Airborne paratroopers tabbed for Iraq deployment fayobserver.com/news/local/abo… via @fayobserver

ACC Basketball: West Virginia transfer helping N.C. State prepare for Mountaineers - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

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Dec 19, 2014

PM repost on NC State: Come for the Huggins pic. Stay for the crazy stat about WVU's defense: bit.ly/13kKEMb pic.twitter.com/YR6nvMrUBk

Dec 19, 2014

How can N.C. State simulate Juwan Staten - a WVU transfer who's helping the Pack prep for NYC bit.ly/13kKEMb pic.twitter.com/sDYBtyW2nD

Dr. Roxie Wells hired to head Cape Fear Valley's Hoke County operation - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — There has been unprecedented growth and expansion of Cape Fear Valley's medical group under Well's leadership, including expansion of the health system's general surgery practice and the addition of cardiothoracic surgery and ENT practices, according to a news release. Wells joined Cape Fear Valley in 2010 as a family practice physician at Stedman Medical Care.
Dec 18, 2014

Dr. Roxie Wells to head @capefearvalley's Hoke operation after resignation of Velvette Jones ow.ly/G8u7Z pic.twitter.com/FMcffdDtZ5

ACC Basketball: Tar Heels coach Roy Williams brings out fiery side to motivate inconsistent North Carolina squad - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

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Cedric Hobbs Jr. gets life sentence in Kyle Harris murder - Crime & Courts - Fayetteville Observer

fayobserver.com — Cedric Theodis Hobbs Jr. will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous decision on his sentence this morning. Jurors earlier in the day told the judge they were unable to reach a unanimous decision with regards to sentencing.
Dec 18, 2014

Jury opts for life w/out parole instead of death sentence for Cedric Hobbs Jr. in Kyle Harris murder ow.ly/G7FQS via @FO_Futch

ACC Basketball: Duke vs. UConn, three to know preview - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

Dec 18, 2014

#Duke-#UConn at 8: Def. reb. strength for Huskies, who hope to keep Okafor/Amile off O glass: bit.ly/1GvyMFN pic.twitter.com/H3STXbto45

Purnell Swett football coach Mark Heil resigns - Fayetteville Observer: 910Preps: High School Sports

fayobserver.com — "I just don't know what to say," Heil said. "It's been pretty quick all of this has happened." Heil said he elected to resign after being told by his principal and athletic director that he no longer had the support of either the Purnell Swett community or his coaching staff.
Dec 18, 2014

Purnell Swett football coach Mark Heil resigns - 910Preps: High School Sports -Fayetteville Observer fayobserver.com/sports/high_sc… via @fayobserver

Healthwise: Medicaid expansion would cover 9,276 Cumberland residents - Fayetteville Observer: Healthwise

fayobserver.com — If North Carolina expanded Medicaid, Cumberland County residents could see a boost not only in health coverage, but also economic activity, according to a new report. The study, conducted by researchers at George Washington University and sponsored by the Cone Health Foundation and The Kate B.
Dec 18, 2014

HealthWise: New report says Medicaid expansion would cover 9,276 Cumberland residents ow.ly/G7nMx

Fayetteville teen charged in fatal shooting on Person Street; girlfriend facing accessory charge - Fayetteville Observer: Crime & Courts

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Dec 18, 2014

Local teen charged in fatal shooting on Person St; girlfriend facing accessory charge ow.ly/G6XgS via @FO_McCleary @fayobserver

Schramm: Ralston Turner's big night helps N.C. State beat Tennessee, ties his coach's high mark - Fayetteville Observer: College Sports

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH - If there was anyone who could appreciate the confidence with which N.C. State guard Ralston Turner attacked Tennessee on Wednesday night, it was Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried. As a senior guard on the 1987 Alabama team, Gottfried set a school record, hitting eight 3-pointers in a win against Vanderbilt.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @stephenschramm: With big game against #Vols, #Wolfpack's Ralston Turner no longer has to hear about Mark Gottfried's Bama glory days. fayobserver.com/sports/college…