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Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful

Nov. 14, 2018 6:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. It was the first time EPA weighed in on newer, supposedly safer...

Fayetteville playwright hopes to break 'The Cycle'

Nov. 11, 2018 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Through a one-man show he recently staged at a New York play festival, Terry Sanford High School theater teacher Brian Mayers hopes to help break the cycle of crime and hopelessness. Titled "The Cycle," the play centers on three men in various states of violence, despair and...

North Carolina editorial roundup

Nov. 7, 2018 4:38 PM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Nov. 7 The News & Observer of Raleigh on a Democrat being elected to the state Supreme Court and Republicans' strategy: Anita Earls, who was elected Tuesday to a seat on the N.C. Supreme Court, ought to be happy that legislative Republicans apparently...

Tony Hoagland, witty, prize-winning poet, dead at 64

Oct. 24, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Hoagland, a prize-winning poet admired for his candor and sharp, off-beat humor, has died at age 64. Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, told The Associated Press that Hoagland died Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cause was pancreatic cancer. A native of...

Official: Humvee dropped from plane by mistake in rural area

Oct. 24, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Military officials say an Air Force C-17 prematurely dropped a Humvee by parachute into rural North Carolina, miles from the intended target, but no injuries were reported on the ground. Fort Bragg spokesman Tom McCollum told news outlets the parachute opened and the vehicle landed...

Bail set at $750K for soldier charged in girl's kidnapping

Oct. 24, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier charged with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from her North Carolina home is being held on $750,000 bail. Craven County Sheriff's Office senior investigator Brian Peluso tells The Fayetteville Observer that bail was set for Pvt. 2nd Class James Peele at an...

Soldier charged after 12-year-old girl's disappearance

Oct. 22, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said. The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the girl...

India-based company to add 150 jobs in North Carolina

Oct. 19, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A customer operations company headquartered in Mumbai, India, is expanding its delivery service in North Carolina and has plans to add 150 new full-time jobs. The Fayetteville Observer cites a statement from eClerx as saying the company celebrated its expansion with elected...

Mississippi man arrested in shooting of off-duty NC officer

Oct. 18, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been arrested in the shooting of an off-duty police officer in North Carolina. State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Patty McQuillan tells The Fayetteville Observer that 63-year-old Joseph Edwards was served with an arrest warrant in hospital Wednesday....

Blood, urine tests of chemical plant neighbors find no GenX

Oct. 16, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of neighbors of a North Carolina chemical plant had industrial compounds in their bloodstreams, but tests by state and federal health officials outlined Tuesday didn't find the much-debated and little-studied one they were looking for. None of the 30 people living around a...