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Community leaders tasked with recommending a new name for Fort Bragg had no shortage of options as they combed through the installation’s 100 years of history. The question that plagued local leaders throughout the renaming process, which so many struggled with amid an avalanche of suggestions, was: “How could you choose just one?”

Dick Blount was one of the good guys to pass our way. He was as down-to-earth as anyone could be. He saw much of life through the camera’s lens, and there are countless photographs in The Fayetteville Observer photo archives that offer testimony to his work of 25 years at the newspaper office on Whitfield Street, and Hay Street before.

Three people were killed in a traffic collision at Murchison and Shaw Mill roads Saturday afternoon, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

A 19-year-old woman was shot to death late Friday on Fort Bragg Road, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The victim was identified as Ayanna Thompson, according to a news release.

An estimated 45 people were displaced after a fire at Stewarts Creek Apartments on Willowbrook Drive on Friday, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The fire was reported about 12:30 …

Loftin records three hits as Eighty Deuces fall to Myrtle Beach

Debuting their alter ego Eighty Deuces on Friday night at Segra Stadium, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (16-25) were stifled once again by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (23-20) by a final score of 6-1.

Heavy rainfall across North Carolina this weekend could make travel treacherous, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Drivers are urged to pay extra attention and slow down on what could be slick roads, DOT said in a news release.

Retired Maj. Gen. Willliam Kirkland is scheduled to deliver the Memorial Day ceremony address at 10 a.m. Monday at Freedom Memorial Park. This will be the 26th consecutive year that Don Talbot, a veteran who developed the park, will direct and produce the ceremony.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers (16-25) tallied just three singles on Thursday night in a 2-0 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-20) at Segra Stadium. The loss was the fifth straight, third to Myrtle Beach, as well the fifth shutout defeat of the season.  

Fort Bragg wrapped up its observance of All American Week on Thursday with the Division Review on Pike Field. The week of activities included a memorial ceremony, a 10 Miler, All American Hall of Fame induction, a veterans breakfast and sports competitions.

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