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ACC Basketball: Unlikely rivalry wins from UNC, N.C. State delayed Coach K's run toward 1,000 - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

fayobserver.com — A 16-0 start would have made Duke's recent trip to Louisville the first opportunity for Mike Krzyzewski to reach 1,000 wins, but N.C. State spoiled that chance by upsetting the Blue Devils on Jan. 11. Two days later, Duke lost again, this time against Miami. N.C.
Jan 24, 2015

Records aside, these rivalry upsets by #UNC, N.C. State prolonged the run toward 1,000 Ws: bit.ly/1B6IkC6 pic.twitter.com/ZLu9nMq8Le

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Now, more than three years after the U.S. military presence in Iraq was thought over, about a quarter of the Panther Brigade will return with a new mission to help train Iraqi forces to fight IS. About 1,000 paratroopers from the brigade will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission.

Rabies case confirmed in Cumberland County; linked to bat in a home - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — County Animal Control responded to the home, picked up the bat, euthanized it and sent it for testing to the State Public Health Lab in Raleigh, according to a news release. The lab confirmed Saturday afternoon that the bat tested positive for rabies.
Jan 24, 2015

.@CumberlandNC sees first confirmed rabies case of 2015: bat found in Southhampton Court residence tests positive. ow.ly/HSTUq

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

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Jan 24, 2015

1,000 paratroopers from @82ndabndiv @pantherbrigade headed to #Iraq this week fayobserver.com/military/parat… via @fayobserver

Army breaks ground on new building for Civil Affairs and Psyops Command - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

fayobserver.com — The 9.5 acre site on Fort Bragg is nothing special at the moment. It's a fenced-in plot of dirt with piles of building supplies. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.
Jan 24, 2015

Army breaks ground on new building for Civil Affairs and Psyops Command @usacapoc fayobserver.com/military/army-… via @fayobserver

On the cusp of 1,000 wins, wine-savvy Coach K is proof that you can get better with age - Fayetteville Observer: College Sports

fayobserver.com — Mike Krzyzewski's palatial home sits on 13 acres near Duke University. The interior design stands out immediately to visitors, who tease Krzyzewski by telling him it's obviously representative of his wife, Mickie, and her good taste in decor. One source of beaming pride is Krzyzewski's wine cellar, which has been described as "awesome" by college basketball analyst and Duke alum Jay Bilas.
Jan 24, 2015

Great job, Bret RT @bretstrelow: On cusp of 1k wins, wine-savvy Coach K proof you can change and get better with age: bit.ly/15lESdZ

Who will be crowned Miss Fayetteville? - Fayetteville Observer: Saturday Extra

fayobserver.com — The Miss Fayetteville 2015 and Miss Fayetteville Outstanding Teen 2015 pageants are at 7 p.m. Saturday in Huff Concert Hall of Reeves Fine Arts Building on the campus of Methodist University. These are the contestants for the titles. Miss Fayetteville contestants An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @fayobserver: Who will be crowned Miss Fayetteville? Here's a look at the contestants. fayobserver.com/living/saturda…

Schramm: In agreeing to join the Army, Duke's Marshall Plumlee becomes part of another elite team - Fayetteville Observer: Sports

fayobserver.com — As a shooting guard on some of Mike Krzyzewski's early teams at West Point, Brown figured he had an in with Plumlee. He thought it might be worth a shot to feel him out about playing for the Black Knights.

On cusp of 1,000 wins, wine-savvy Coach K proof you can get better with age - Fayetteville Observer: College Sports

fayobserver.com — Mike Krzyzewski's palatial home sits on 13 acres near Duke University. The interior design stands out immediately to visitors, who tease Krzyzewski by telling him it's obviously representative of his wife, Mickie, and her good taste in decor. One source of beaming pride is Krzyzewski's wine cellar, which has been described as "awesome" by college basketball analyst and Duke alum Jay Bilas.
Jan 24, 2015

On cusp of 1,000 wins, wine-savvy Coach K proof you can change and get better with age: bit.ly/15lESdZ #Duke pic.twitter.com/P6kQRQh3If

ACC Basketball: Three to know - Florida State at No. 15 North Carolina - Fayetteville Observer: News, Military, Sports

fayobserver.com — North Carolina comes into Saturday's game on a tear. With nine wins in their last 10 games, the Tar Heels are showing glimpses of the team that many thought could contend for an ACC title. However, Sunday night's underwhelming effort in a 68-53 home win against overmatched Virginia Tech showed that focus can still be an issue for the Tar Heels.

Preps Spotlight: What South View's Tony Medlin, Super Bowl equipment manager, would say if he could - Fayetteville Observer: Preps Spotlight

fayobserver.com — I did speak to him briefly this morning, long enough to congratulate him, and was hoping for a longer interview. Unfortunately, the Chicago Bears aren't allowing him to talk until after the Super Bowl, which is understandable with all the media requests in light of the ongoing probe into the Patriot situation.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @FO_ThomasPope: Preps Spotlight: What South View's Tony Medlin, Super Bowl equipment manager, would say if he could fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/p… via @fayobserver

Jan 23, 2015

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ACC Basketball: UNC's Theo Pinson suffers broken bone in left foot - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

fayobserver.com — North Carolina freshman Theo Pinson has a broken bone in his left foot, the school confirmed Friday afternoon. It's unclear how long the injury will sideline the 6-foot-6, 195-pound Pinson, who may seek a second opinion.
Jan 24, 2015

Looking at impact of Theo Pinson's injury, from Justin Jackson's PT, to Isaiah Hicks' role: bit.ly/1L5ggqY vine.co/v/OIIimuJqgbw

Jan 23, 2015

Looking at impact of Theo Pinson's injury, from Justin Jackson's PT, to Isaiah Hicks' position, to more #UNC timeouts bit.ly/1L5ggqY

Jan 23, 2015

ACC Basketball: UNC's Theo Pinson suffers broken bone in left foot fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/a… via @fayobserver

Jan 23, 2015

As I note in the story, Ryan Kelly broke a bone in his foot two seasons ago in early January, missed 7-plus weeks: fayobserver.com/blogs/sports/a…

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ACC Basketball: Duke players focused on number much smaller than 1,000 - Fayetteville Observer: ACC Basketball

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Jan 23, 2015

Duke players focused on number much smaller than 1,000 as they prepare for St. John's: bit.ly/1JvBwm3 pic.twitter.com/gPPhHsfQho

Air Force colonel relieved of duties after Fort Bragg training death - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

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Jan 24, 2015

One more ICYMI: Air Force colonel relieved of duties after Fort Bragg training death fayobserver.com/military/air-f… via @fayobserver

Jan 23, 2015

Here's the latest on the removal of Col. Shaw: Air Force colonel relieved of duties after Fort Bragg training death fayobserver.com/military/air-f…

Duke's Coach K nears milestone win No. 1,000 - Fayetteville Observer: College Sports

fayobserver.com — Mike Krzyzewski's palatial home sits on 13 acres near Duke University. The interior design stands out immediately to visitors, who tease Krzyzewski by telling him it's obviously representative of his wife, Mickie, and her good taste in decor. One source of beaming pride is Krzyzewski's wine cellar, which has been described as "awesome" by college basketball analyst and Duke alum Jay Bilas.

Jubilee House cooperating with state probe, assisting homeless veterans, founder says - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Barbara Summey Marshall is founder of the house and president of Steps & Stages Disabled Veterans Resource Agency. The charitable organization runs the Jubilee House, the Exodus House for male homeless veterans and the Finish Strong House for handicapped women veterans.
Jan 23, 2015

Jubilee House cooperating with state probe, assisting homeless veterans, founder says by @FO_DeVane fayobserver.com/news/local/jub… via @fayobserver

Fort Bragg Air Assault School renamed for Medal of Honor recipient - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

fayobserver.com — Fort Bragg is recognized as home to the Army's airborne and special operations forces, but the nation's largest post is now making a claim on air assault, too. A ceremony on Fort Bragg celebrated the post's past and future by renaming the relatively new air assault school for an 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper who served in a glider regiment during World War II.

Army Reserve to break ground on new Fort Bragg headquarters - Fayetteville Observer: Military & Fort Bragg News

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Elton John's Fayetteville concert tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today - Fayetteville Observer: Weekender