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Politics and General Assignments Reporter — Fayetteville Observer

Justice system, legislative and general assignment reporter for The Fayetteville Observer

19th century maps show streets of young Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — When retired Army Col. William Dougald MacMillan IV died in July 2013, he left a legacy of Fayetteville history: a cache of 34 maps of the town printed in the early 1820s. Soon those maps will be put up for of sale, said lawyer Hal Broadfoot, who has been assisting MacMillan's family with the estate.

Woolverton: Lawmakers miss chance to cut taxes in magistrate law - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — No one in the debate questioned the underlying premise that a magistrate or clergy member is necessary to seal the marriage contract. Fayetteville's senators who voted for Wednesday's marriage legislation, Republican Wesley Meredith and Democrat Ben Clark III, could have taken a step back and given a hard, comprehensive look at the entire civil marriage process as practiced in North Carolina.

Cumberland County teenagers urge state lawmakers to support youth health programs - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — They participated in Adolescent Health Advocacy Day, presented by the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina. The youth attended a forum and visited legislators at the General Assembly. At the forum, Anthony Jones of Massey Hill Classical High School talked about programs that Planned Parenthood offers to teach young people how to become responsible adults.

Abortion rights supporters fear effort at legislature to force providers out of business - Fayetteville Observer: Peoples Business

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH - New efforts to restrict abortion access are on the horizon in North Carolina, state House Rep. Glazier said at a news conference this morning, and he wants them blocked. Glazier, a Fayetteville Democrat and abortion rights supporter, led a group of legislators and abortion rights activists at news conference this morning to say abortion regulations should not be further expanded.

32-year-old, 21-year-old dead, 5 others wounded, after shooting party near Hope Mills - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — The case remained under investigation Sunday evening as family and friends mourned the deaths of 21-year-old Izaak Bridges of Fayetteville and Tanishia Graham, 32. Graham's hometown wasn't available on Sunday evening, nor were the names of the five injured. Several dozen people held a candlelight vigil for Bridges on Sunday night.

Former Army officer to remain in prison for slaying of 2 Afghan nationals

stripes.com — (Tribune News Service) - A former Fort Bragg Army officer will remain in prison on murder charges for the slayings of two Afghan nationals in the Afghanistan war, Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke of the 82nd Airborne Division has decided. Clarke, the division's commander, was considering a clemency request from former 1st Lt.

Former Army officer to remain in prison for slaying of 2 Afghan nationals

stripes.com — (Tribune News Service) - A former Fort Bragg Army officer will remain in prison on murder charges for the slayings of two Afghan nationals in the Afghanistan war, Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke of the 82nd Airborne Division has decided. Clarke, the division's commander, was considering a clemency request from former 1st Lt.

Former Fort Bragg Army officer to remain in prison for the slaying of two Afghan nationals

stripes.com — (Tribune News Service) - A former Fort Bragg Army officer will remain in prison on murder charges for the slayings of two Afghan nationals in the Afghanistan war, Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke of the 82nd Airborne Division has decided. Clarke, the division's commander, was considering a clemency request from former 1st Lt.

Clint Lorance's lawyer questions competency of prosecutors' supervisor

stripes.com — FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) - The lawyer for Clint Lorance, the former Army officer in military prison for the slayings of two Afghan nationals, has filed more papers to try to persuade the 82nd Airborne Division commander to set Lorance free.

Former UNCP professor Stephenson appointed state's poet laureate - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointment on Monday and plans a formal installation ceremony for him at the state Capitol in February. The selection of Stephenson comes five months after the governor was embarrassed and widely criticized for picking another poet whose oeuvre comprised just two books of poetry, both self-published.
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Mar 03, 2015

RT @RepDavidRLewis: RT @NCHouseSpeaker: SB20 passes House Appropriations Committee. Will be brought to the House floor for vote. #ncga #ncpol

Mar 03, 2015

RT @DanBlueNC: Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of NC State Parks. Take the time to appreciate the true beauty within our state. #ncpol #ncparks

Mar 03, 2015

RT @beckigray: Rep. Brawley says $50M in highway revenue for every penny of gas tax. #ncga

Mar 03, 2015

RT @beckigray: Brawley: SB 20 is Stop loss measure, will then focus on long term fix during session. Somehow #ncga has to figure out how to pay for roads.

Mar 03, 2015

RT @FO_Barksdale: Wesley Meredith, Ted Mohn, Mark Kendrick and Don Talbot also here.

Mar 03, 2015

RT @NCGA_FUBAR: Hmmm...majority leader getting hoisted on his own petard before the snow melts? #ncga FUBAR moves to 5.

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