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In his classic football diary “Instant Replay,” former Green Bay Packer great Jerry Kramer wrote that because he played right guard for the Packers like his legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, did for Fordham, Lombardi was harder on Kramer than any player on the team. DeAndre Nance finds himself under a similar spotlight at Seventy-First, where he is in his third year starting at quarterback for head coach Duran McLaurin, who played the same position during his high school years.

All-American Chorus to compete in finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

The All American’s got talent. That was the result for the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus on the “America’s Got Talent” competition show Wednesday night. The chorus was among two acts chosen to compete in next week’s finals of the NBC show.

Youth curfew ordinance on pause as city determines next steps

Despite questions about its constitutionality and potential effectiveness, the Fayetteville City Council plans to continue working on a youth curfew ordinance. 

As an active-duty military spouse, Jessica Strong is used to uprooting her family after her husband’s new assignments. Case in point: they’ve just moved to Fort Liberty — for …

Fayetteville detectives solve cold-case sexual assault from 1997

Twenty-six years after a woman was attacked and raped by a home intruder, detectives in the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit have put the perpetrator behind bars.

Greensboro tries new approach to curb gun violence

Arthur Durham is keenly aware of the impact that gunfire and other street violence can have on a community. As a boy growing up in Philadelphia, that was the world he lived in. His mother battled heroin addiction, and his father was absent. Now, he’s bringing the expertise he has accumulated from his childhood and work in Philadelphia and New York to Greensboro, where a new violence interrupter program is being launched.

SPRING LAKE — Police are investigating a Monday night shooting that left a woman dead and three children injured, according to a news release. The shootings were reported at 7:45 p.m. Monday at South Sixth Street and N.C. 210.

Juveniles committing crimes is nothing new to this community. We were discussing the same subject in 2014. “We have to take time to provide for young people,” Sheriff  Earl “Moose” Butler was saying at a Safe Streets Symposium that drew folks to the Crown Expo Center, where the late Cumberland County sheriff reminded us about Y.W. Howard, the late teacher and coach at Massey Hill High School, and where Howard always saw that kids from “the hill” had plenty of activities to keep them out of trouble.

City Council rejects youth curfew proposed by police chief

After more than two hours of discussion Monday night, the Fayetteville City Council voted 7-3 to reject a youth curfew ordinance presented by Police Chief Kemberle Braden, opting instead to rework it with amendments brought forth during the evening’s discussion.

Hope Mills commissioners approve partnership for rebuilt skatepark

The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners took action on upgrading the skatepark at the town's Municipal Park, writing a “no parking” ordinance in front of the T.J. Robinson Center, as well as purchasing an alarm system for the Parks & Recreation Center at its meeting Monday.

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