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Renaming Army bases that honor Confederates would cost $21M

Aug. 09, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Renaming nine U.S. Army posts that honor Confederate officers would cost a total of $21 million if the installations rebrand everything from welcome marquees and street signs to water towers and hospital doors, according to an independent commission. The Naming...

Charlotte, Greensboro pick mayors as NC local elections held

Jul. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen North Carolina municipalities or counties are choosing new elected officials, with some picking party nominees for the fall. Voting precincts were slated to be open in these areas from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. ...

Early voting begins for July 26 city, county elections in NC

Jul. 07, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early in-person voting began on Thursday for the July 26 local elections for positions to serve in over a dozen North Carolina municipalities or counties. Voters in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, Mooresville and Sanford are choosing mayors, city...

Florida caretaker charged after pushing client out of car

Jul. 05, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida woman is accused by a North Carolina sheriff's office of stabbing the man she provides care for with a felt-tipped marker and pushed him out of a moving car. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday that Arlene Mary...

Police in North Carolina fatally shoot armed woman

Jul. 02, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina fatally shot a woman after an unsuccessful de-escalation attempt and struggle over a weapon, authorities said Saturday. The incident began when Fayetteville police officers were called Friday night to a home for a reported...

NC ranch welcomes dinosaurs back for a second season

Jun. 25, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — After debuting last summer, the dinosaurs at Sweet Valley Ranch are ready to wake from their slumbers. Dinosaur World at Sweet Valley Ranch kicked off June 10. The attraction features animatronic dinosaurs with information and fun facts about each dinosaur...

Police: Teen crashes grandfather's car while on joyride

Jun. 21, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager taking a joyride in his grandfather's car lost control and crashed into two homes and two cars, police said, adding that no one was hurt Fayetteville police said they received a call around 10 a.m. Monday, news outlets reported. ...

Man arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails at churches

May. 31, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who was captured on video tape throwing a Molotov cocktail at a North Carolina church, and investigators say he threw another device at a different church. Deputies with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded Just...

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

May. 24, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate...

N. Carolina man charged with murder in deaths of mother, son

May. 21, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (AP) — A 68-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths in a mother and son from North Carolina who were found dead in the grass behind their apartment building. Police in Hope Mills, just south of Fayetteville, announced Saturday that Rodney William...