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Commission seeks to honor WWII vets — Grilley Mitchell said he didn't gain a full appreciation for the sacrifice of World War II soldiers until he spent time in Kosovo during the war there in the late 1990s. "I said, 'How did those guys make it?' " said Mitchell, 61, who served in the Army from 1973-93 and later worked for the military as a civilian.

Where to watch the debate with friends, foes and others tonight — You don't have to stay home if you want to be part of the likely record-setting audience that will watch the presidential debate tonight. Here are several places where people will gather to see Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump go at each other: Hoke County Republicans plan to watch the debate at their brand new party headquarters at 2950 Lindsay Road in the Rockfish area of Hoke County.

Monday Moment: Hobbyist gamers gird for tabletop combat — The gamers and model builders start arriving at tje HobbyTown shop shortly after 5 p.m. They tote in storage cases filled with dice and plastic figurines. They carry thick books whose pages outline the hundreds of rules and extensive back stories of their story-telling games.

Executions won't resume in North Carolina any time soon — Dixie Lowry Davis, whose husband was shot to death on Interstate 95 in 1997, has no expectation that Tilmon Golphin will be executed for the murder. "No, I don't. I really don't," Davis said on Wednesday.

Fayetteville police release video of 2013 shooting involving officer — The Fayetteville Police Department published a video Friday afternoon of a shooting involving an officer in 2013 in which Lawrence Graham III of Fayetteville was paralyzed. Normally such videos are kept away from the public in North Carolina. Police Chief Harold Medlock said U.S.

Heated debate ends with Cumberland County using Sundays in early voting; 10 locations include Kiwanis, E.E. Miller — RALEIGH - Cumberland County voters this fall will be allowed to early vote on Sundays and at 10 locations, the North Carolina Board of Elections decided Thursday night. The board voted 4-1 to retain Sunday voting despite the heated objections of Kevin Hight, a Republican on the Cumberland County elections board.

Senate bill would give Lumbees full recognition and millions of dollars — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is trying again to persuade Congress to give its people millions of dollars in federal benefits that other American Indian tribes receive. Similar efforts have failed for decades, in part because of opposition from other tribes that fear their benefits would be reduced in order to provide for the Lumbees.

A year after fire, rebuilt Paddy's Pub reopens Wednesday — At 11:48 a.m. today, Paddy Gibney got good news: A Fayetteville building inspector moments before approved his rebuilt Paddy's Irish Public House. "We're in business, boys and girls! Yea-hay!" Gibney called out to a half-dozen employees scattered throughout his popular Fayetteville bar and live music venue.

Court of Appeals: Prison nurse wrongly fired for death of inmate — A state prison nurse was wrongly fired in connection with the dehydration death of a mentally ill inmate, the state Court of Appeals said on Tuesday. The nurse, Jacqueline Clark, was fired in April 2014 following the March 2014 death of Michael Anthony Kerr.

Advocacy group: Black voters favor charter schools, tax-paid private school scholarships — Most black voters favor public charter schools and taxpayer-paid scholarships for private schools, says a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group that supports these programs. 56 percent of African-American voters favor public charter schools, while 24 percent oppose them. 59 percent of these voters want to expands North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program, and 23 percent do not.
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Oct 25, 2016

RT @NCDOT_Fayville: I-95, Mile Marker 77, Both, Dunn, Harnett, Night Time Maintenance, Road Closed with Detour, at 10/25 9:00 PM

Oct 25, 2016

More than 2 weeks after Hurricane Matthew, some in Fayetteville still lack power, so cook and stay outdoors

Oct 24, 2016

RT @NCDOT_Fayville: I-95, Mile Marker 17 to 19, North, Lumberton, Robeson, Night Time Construction, Lane Closed, at 10/24 7:58 PM

Oct 24, 2016

RT @garydrobertson: Great story from @skipforeman1 on why icon in Woolworth's sit-ins in North Carolina backs Donald Trump:

Oct 24, 2016

RT @chutry: How to tell you're in a swing state: Having to put one pollster on call waiting while you answer a call from another pollster.

Oct 24, 2016

RT @larsonchristina: Cyberattack that took down Twitter and CNN in US worked by exploiting vulnerabilities in Chinese-made CCTV cameras:

Oct 24, 2016

RT @GasBuddyGuy: For the first time in the last 833 days, the national average #gasprice is higher than it was a year ago.

Oct 23, 2016

RT @gercohen: PRELIIMINARY NC early vote total for Saturday 10/22 was 64,375. Same day final total for 2012 was 63,950 #ncpol

Oct 23, 2016

RT @FayettevillePD: Please don't go around roadway barricades. They're in place for a reason. This happened this evening when someone d…

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