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Politics and General Assignments Reporter — Fayetteville Observer

Justice system, politics and general assignment reporter and columnist for The Fayetteville Observer

Hoke-Scotland prosecutor Mike Hardin in race for Cumberland District Court Judge - Fayetteville Observer: From The Courthouse — His interest has been rumored for some time. He is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Judge Laura Devan when she completes her term next year. Devan is not seeking re-election. Hardin is a long-serving assistant district attorney in Hoke and Scotland counties, to the west of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.
Nov 19, 2015

Mike Hardin and Sanya Eller enter race for Cumberland County District Court Judge:… #ncpol

People's Biz: Fayetteville Councilman Jim Arp running for NC House 44 seat - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business — Arp's announcement was expected, as back in October he said he was interested. "Thank you all for the support and encouragement! Tonight I am making my intent public," Arp said tonight on Twitter. The announcement included a campaign poster image. Arp has been on the City Council since December 2010.

Drug Treatment Court program helps change lives - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — "It was a blessing to have her there," Franklin said. It helped her. "It really did." Franklin, 25, and Leach, 42, became friends and graduated together on Tuesday afternoon from Cumberland County Drug Treatment Court. This program, founded in February 2005, closely monitors substance-abusing felons and tries to help them straighten out their lives.

New trucker testing site opened near Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business — A new testing facility for commercial truck drivers opened just outside of Fayetteville last month.This is a large paved area for truck drivers to demonstrate their skills to driver license examiners.The new Commercial Driver License testing site should save time, manhours and money for local truckers and the businesses that employ them, said state Rep.

ACC Basketball: Broken hand forces North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to adjust to life on the sideline - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: ACC Basketball — The question he asked is the same one Paige said he's been getting from every student, professor and stranger he passes. He, like everyone else in Chapel Hill, wants to know how Paige's bandaged right hand is feeling? "Every person I see (asks me about it), I can't go anywhere right now," Paige said.

Loved ones and native sons remembered at Veterans Day events in Fayetteville, Spring Lake - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — Around 100 small flags, each with at tag naming a loved one who served in the military, filled a corner of the grounds near the gazebo at Fayettevile Technical Community College to mark Veterans Day. About 9 miles away, Spring Lake residents this morning remembered two of their natives who served their country.
Nov 12, 2015

ICYMI: Fayetteville Tech & Spring Lake Veteran Day events honor loved ones, native sons:…

Crime Report for Wednesday, Nov. 11 - Fayetteville Observer: Crime & Courts — RAMSEY STREET: Spray paint damage reported to a commercial building on the 3600 block. Damage was estimated at $2,000. LAKE UPCHURCH DRIVE: reported at 3:15 p.m. Monday, air units, construction material riding tractor taken. BUCK EYE DRIVE: reported at 2:53 p.m. Monday, personal effects taken. CAMDEN ROAD: reported at 12:10 p.m.

White House supports Sen Thom Tillis' veterans bills - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — While outlining progress on a number of veterans initiatives ahead of Veterans Day, the Obama administration called on Congress to swiftly pass the Career-Ready Student Veterans Act and the Veterans Education Relief and Reinstatement Act. Both bills were introduced by Tillis, North Carolina's freshman senator, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat.

Panthers fan to replace damaged Packers banner snatched by Cam Newton - Fayetteville Observer: Local News — Mike Dobs of the Carolina Panthers banner-snatching incident will get a new Green Bay Packers banner at 10 a.m. today from The UPS Store in Fayetteville's Westwood Shopping Center. Meanwhile, Dobs said on Tuesday, a Panthers executive told him the Panthers organization will replace the original banner that quarterback Cam Newton grabbed out of the Dobs family's hands at the Panthers-Packer football game in Charlotte on Sunday.

2 dead as business jet crashes into Ohio apartment building - Fayetteville Observer: Nation

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Nov 20, 2015

RT @CraigMWhitlock: Great Tom Toles cartoon on how the U.S. military always ends up with boots on the ground.

Nov 20, 2015

RT @FAYPWC: Heads up - weekend construction work planned. On Saturday, November 21, drivers should use caution on Person...

Nov 20, 2015

RT @NCDOT_Fayville: Chicken Rd, Near Pembroke Robeson, Maintenance, Road Closed with Detour, at 11/23 8:00 AM

Nov 19, 2015

RT @garydrobertson: Tax filings show Carolina Rising money for pro-Tillis ads came from Rove-backed Crossroads GPS: #ncpol

Nov 19, 2015

RT @DrewBrooks: I-295 from All American Freeway to Ramsey street should open in August. The extension to Cliffdale Road should open in October 2018.

Nov 19, 2015

Per @DrewBrooks - 2010 US Census mistakenly counted 30-35k people for VA instead of NC. Do we have to do redistricting again? #ncpol #ncga

Nov 19, 2015

That day a candidate says they will send a "good photo," and the photo is extremely blurry, appears to be from a work keycard badge #ncpol

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