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Fort Jackson to hold memorial for soldier who died

Oct. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled this week to honor a soldier who died after suffering a medical emergency at Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson's commander, Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr. says 18-year-old Pvt. Andrew McLean died Sept. 10 and his "absence is still felt throughout his...

Officials investigate possible meningitis case at NC college

Sep. 22, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina are investigating a possible case of bacterial meningitis at Methodist University. Officials in Cumberland County say the Department of Health was told Saturday that a person affiliated with the university was hospitalized with a "possible...

US Army identifies Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

Sep. 17, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A 41-year-old Green Beret who was on his fourth combat deployment has been killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Special Operations Command spokesman Loren Bymer at North Carolina's Fort Bragg said in a statement that Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin died Monday....

Don't vote? The Trump campaign would like a word with you

Sep. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Arentz is a political unicorn. The 28-year-old Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, didn't vote in 2016, and she wasn't even registered to vote in the state. But there she was on Monday, standing in line for hours in the 90-degree heat waiting to enter President Donald...

December trial for commando accused of killing bomb-maker

Sep. 13, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando will face a military trial in December on allegations that he murdered a bomb-maker years ago in Afghanistan. U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer said late Thursday in a news release that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn's court-martial is scheduled to begin...

NC man dies in patrol car after encounter with officers

Sep. 12, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man died in the back of a police car following an encounter where he was handcuffed and detained by officers. WRAL reports Fayetteville police responded to calls of a man going door-to-door acting strangely Thursday morning. A Cumberland County...

Mayor seeks public input on planned Civil War history center

Sep. 12, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of a North Carolina city wants the public's input on a proposed Civil War history center. The Fayetteville Observer reports Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin is calling for a special city council meeting to gauge support. Colvin said the $7.5 million the city would have to...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

The Latest: Trump calls NC vote 1st step to removing Pelosi

Sep. 10, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020." Trump is in Fayetteville...