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Shoppers miss tax-free holidays for back-to-school [The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 29--If you're thinking about saving some money on back-to-school clothes and supplies this weekend, think again.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid deadline looming

County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Alamance County, NC, Wake County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Guilford County, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Houston School District hires Charlotte teachers

Ricky Ferguson, a now former teacher in Union County, walked out of the Hilton in Uptown with a new job.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Union County, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced

He had just three minutes, so he got right to the point: Eleven days earlier, on May 1, Jordan's best friend, Shaniqua Simmons, and her boyfriend were gunned down in an apartment at the former Cambridge Arms.


Related Topix: US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Fayetteville, NC

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Three arrested, one wanted for Grays Creek break-in

A neighbor reported seeing the suspects kick in the front door to the home and videotaped them inside the home using a cell phone.


Related Topix: Hope Mills, NC


NC man accused of threatening to kill girlfriend

Deputies in Cumberland County have arrested a Fayetteville man after investigators say he set fire to his girlfriend's bed while she was lying in it.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC

Three Triangle bridges among those rated 'substandard' by AAA

A "structurally deficient" bridge along N.C. Highway 24/210 in Cumberland County also made the list at No.


Related Topix: Wake County, NC

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Don't Be Guilty of Falling For a Jury Duty Scam

RALEIGH, N.C. : July 9th, 2014 - Serving on a jury is one of our most important responsibilities as citizens, but scammers try to use jury duty to steal from the innocent.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Bill ensures emails, photos won't die with you

The FBI says law enforcement agencies from throughout the United States helped rescue a St. Matthews man who was kidnapped and taken to Cumberland County, NC.FBI officials say the 23-year-old man was kidnapped The FBI says law enforcement agencies from throughout the United States helped rescue a St. Matthews man who was kidnapped and taken to ... (more)


Sun Journal

Officers testify in slot machine case

Three police officers testified Tuesday about video evidence they gathered against a man charged with selling illegal slot machines in Havelock.


Related Topix: Havelock, NC, New Bern, NC, Craven County, NC

Silver Alert issued for Cumberland County woman

Mary Inez "Willard" Ratley is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 160 pounds with short gray hair and hazel eyes.


Related Topix: Hope Mills, NC


FBI agent talks about dramatic rescue of kidnapping victim

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday the successful recovery of a 23-year-old man who was kidnapped in Calhoun County, SC and taken to North Carolina by a group of people in an elaborate plot with an international connection.


Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Carolina

Two more arrested in Fayetteville shooting

Christopher Michael Hughes, 16, of 1686 Jersey Drive, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Island Packet

FBI: Kidnapped SC man rescued after 6 days in NC

The FBI said in a statement that the man was found around 5 a.m. Tuesday in a home in Cumberland County in North Carolina.



NC horse owner facing animal cruelty charges

A Sampson County woman is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty after 54 malnourished horses were found in a pasture.


Related Topix: Sampson County, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Fayetteville mayor wants curfew for youth

Robertson said Thursday he has asked city staff to research the legal and practical issues of implementing a curfew for children under 16. Cumberland County has had such a curfew since 1997 that is in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. "I think that's what we need to get our young people off the streets after midnight," Robertson said at a luncheon of ... (more)


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Two arrested for stealing purse from elderly woman in Fayetteville

An 82-year-old woman was walking into the Carlie C's on Cedar Creek Road at about 9 a.m. when a man snatched her purse from her shopping cart, police said.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC, Dunn, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Fayetteville radio station helps provide heat relief for some residents

With the city's high temperature reaching 99 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, Wednesday was a good reminder why.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC, Weather

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Don't fall for jury duty scams

Serving on a jury is one of the most important citizen responsibilities, but scammers try to use jury duty to steal from the innocent, warns Attorney General Roy Cooper.


Related Topix: Fayetteville, NC

The Charlotte Observer

Senators walk out of budget negotiations; blame House for breaking rules

The Senators were upset that House budget negotiators had invited educators critical of the Senate’s plan to cut $233 million in funding for teacher assistants to talk about the effect of the cuts.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Dare County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors