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Judge who served sentence with veteran in North Carolina given award

stripes.com — FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) - Cumberland County District Court Judge Lou Olivera has been cited by the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism for his work with a veteran in his court. Olivera was presented with the Award for Meritorious and Extraordinary Service during a ceremony Friday at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, says a news release from the N.C.

Judge who served 24-hour sentence with veteran in North Carolina given award

stripes.com — FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) - Cumberland County District Court Judge Lou Olivera has been cited by the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism for his work with a veteran in his court. Olivera was presented with the Award for Meritorious and Extraordinary Service during a ceremony Friday at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, says a news release from the N.C.

Judge Olivera receives award for work with troubled veteran

fayobserver.com — Cumberland County District Court Judge Lou Olivera has been cited by the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism for his work with a veteran in his court. Olivera was presented with the Award for Meritorious and Extraordinary Service during a ceremony Friday at the Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, says a news release from the N.C.

Politicians upset NBA withdraws All-Star Game because of House Bill 2

fayobserver.com — Elected officials in North Carolina reacted with dismay and disappointment to Thursday's announcement that the National Basketball Association's 2017 All-Star Game is leaving Charlotte, home to the Hornets franchise, because of the House Bill 2 bathroom access law.

Elected officials disappointed in NBA All-Star Game news

fayobserver.com — Elected officials in North Carolina reacted with dismay and disappointment to Thursday's announcement that the National Basketball Association's 2017 All-Star Game is leaving Charlotte, home to the Hornets franchise, because of the House Bill 2 bathroom access law.

Two added to Spring Lake committee to examine potential misspending

fayobserver.com — SPRING LAKE - The town Board of Aldermen on Monday picked residents Tressie Staten and Henry Ponder to serve on a committee that will evaluate whether 63 town employees and three of its elected officials used taxpayer money to buy items for their personal use.

Minor traffic tickets can be dismissed online starting Monday

fayobserver.com — Drivers charged with minor traffic infractions can arrange online to get their tickets dismissed without paying a fine or court costs starting Monday, Cumberland County Clerk of Court Kim Tucker said Thursday. This new program is for eight infractions, such as driving with an expired license plate, driving with an expired driver's license or having an expired motor vehicle inspection.

Marriage breakup lawsuit against former Fayetteville Mayor Pitts postponed to November

fayobserver.com — A trial in the alienation of affection lawsuit against former Fayetteville Mayor Marshall B. Pitts Jr. was scheduled to start this month but has been postponed. The trial is to decide whether Pitts broke up a marriage. It's tentatively scheduled for Nov. 7 in Wilson, a Superior Court judicial assistant said Wednesday.

Marriage breakup lawsuit against former Fayetteville Mayor Pitts postponed to November

fayobserver.com — A trial in the alienation of affection lawsuit against former Fayetteville Mayor Marshall B. Pitts Jr. was scheduled to start this month but has been postponed. The trial is to decide whether Pitts broke up a marriage. It's tentatively scheduled for Nov. 7 in Wilson, a Superior Court judicial assistant said Wednesday.

Trump rally assault case delayed until after the election

fayobserver.com — The trial for the man accused of assaulting a protester at a rally in Fayetteville for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in March has been postponed until after the November election. The case had been scheduled to be heard in Cumberland County District Court on Wednesday, just five days before the Republican National Convention, where Trump is expected to receive the party nomination.
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Jul 26, 2016

RT @FayettevillePD: UPDATE: Rowan/Ray - the roadway has been cleared and all lanes are open. #DriveSafely

Jul 24, 2016

RT @BozProfit: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt #success #successquotes

Jul 21, 2016

Fayetteville Police Scanner: Resident reports pit bull dog bit her car

Jul 21, 2016

RT @DrewBrooks: Doors? The @82ndABNDiv doesn't care about your silly doors... Look for a story on urban breaching training this wknd https://t.co/MduH8EJhSW

Jul 21, 2016

Covering Hope Mills, Spring Lake recently reminded me that small towns have some of the most intense political knife fights #ncpol

Jul 20, 2016

@mtdukes you know you're in trouble when you start calling the vending machine "the buffet"


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