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  1. Authorities ID body found on Fort BraggRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 12 |

    Lavaughn C. Richmond, 18, of Spring Lake, was found on Fire Break 12, which is near McArthur Road on the eastern side of Fort Bragg, authorities said. He was last seen on Dec. 31, when he left home dressed only in a T-shirt, jeans and shoes.


  2. Gun-related arrests snowball in Fayetteville's 'Operation Wintry Mix'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 21 |

    Several law enforcement agencies have been conducting "Operation Wintry Mix," which targets repeat offenders in an effort to get them off the streets. "In other words, he has asked us to use the full range of tools at our disposal to identify, target and remove the worst offenders from our communities," said Robert Higdon Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.


  3. Nonprofit pays off layaway balances for Fort Bragg familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 |

    The Fayetteville Observer reports that the 12 families were called to the South Post Exchange under the guise of a customer appreciation exchange Tuesday to learn the balances for their layaway items had been fully paid. The funds were donated by Pay Away the Layaway, which plans to pay off $10,000 in layaway balances for military families nationwide.


  4. Ruptured Fayetteville gas line to burn for another day before being repairedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 |

    A man suffered a medical condition and lost control of his van at about 9 a.m., police said, and the van ran off the road and slammed into an above-ground gas main in the 1100 block of Shaw Mill Road, sending a gas flame shooting 20 to 30 feet into the air. "My son heard the explosion," said Verna Stiff, who lives in the nearby University Estates neighborhood.


  5. Fayetteville police officer on administrative leave following Ft. Bragg assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 |

    Officers with the Department of Defense Civilian Police responded to the assault at about 12:15 p.m. and identified the suspect as Adrian Williams, 25. Williams was cited for assault by the DOD Civilian Police, but authorities did not release any details about the incident.


  6. DOD: Sex assaults reported to NC military bases jumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 |

    Fort Bragg saw the biggest increase, from 89 in 2012-13 to 146 in 2015-16, the report shows. But Camp Lejeune still sees the most reports each year, from 151 in 2012-13 to 169 in 2015-16.


  7. 'It's actually a blessing:' Children of Ft. Bragg soldiers receive new bicyclesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 |

    Specialist Travis Murphy works in Army communications, but on Thursday he was a bicycle mechanic. On Christmas, he may just be the world's greatest dad in the eyes of his 5-year-old daughter.


  8. Fayetteville man charged with sexually assaulting Fort Bragg soldierRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 |

    Federal officials said Damin Chase Marshall of Fayetteville was charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault by force or threat.


  9. 'Their loss is our loss:' Veterans honor Ft. Bragg soldiers killed in Niger attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 |

    Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, and Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 40, were killed earlier this month in an ISIS ambush in Niger.


  10. Political veterans, newcomer on ballot for Fayetteville mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 |

    Mayor Nat Robertson, Mayor Pro Tem Mitch Colvin and City Councilman Kirk deViere are on the ballot for the Oct. 10 primary. Robertson has served two terms as mayor and said he wants to make sure the parks and recreation bond projects and $100 million worth of investments coming to downtown Fayetteville over the next two years are a success.


  11. Fort Bragg soldier charged with rape, sex offensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 |

    According to The Fayetteville Observer , Sgt. Andrew Lawrence Porter, 31, was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree sex offense and one count each of second-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping.


  12. NC deploying utility crews, soldiers to help Irma victims; Local Irma threat minimalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 |

    According to a 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the Category 4 storm is expected to move across the Florida Keys Sunday, paralleling Florida's west coast. The current path shows Irma may brush Florida's coast before reaching Tampa early Monday morning as a Category 3 hurricane.


  13. Fort Bragg issues boil advisory after water main breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 |

    In a Facebook post, the Fayetteville base said crews were working to repair the break, but the fix would take a few hours. Fort Bragg officials asked that people limit their water use and boil what they need to use for the next 24 hours.


  14. Widow cherishes 'goofy pictures' of Ft. Bragg soldier killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 |

    The families of Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana, and Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina, will now be known as "Gold Star families," those who have lost a relative in the line of duty. Both men were killed last week in Afghanistan.


  15. Gold Star wives offer insight to families of Fort Bragg soldiers killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 |

    The families of Jonathon Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Indiana, and Christopher Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, North Carolina, will now be known as "Gold Star families," those who have lost a relative in the line of duty. Both men were members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team with the 82nd Airborne Division, which deployed to Afghanistan in June.


  16. Report: Fayetteville soldier overdosed on narcotics with 4-year-old in backseat of carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2017 |

    Fayetteville firefighters on Friday evening rescued a 4-year-old girl from a hot car after her stepfather overdosed on narcotics. According to The Fayetteville Observer , Fort Bragg soldier Jessie Andrew Davis used undisclosed narcotics before losing consciousness in a Walgreens parking lot on Skibo Road.


  17. Military attorneys in Fayetteville gear up for lawsuits following transgender banRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 |

    Now, civilian attorneys are gearing up for what could be a flood of lawsuits from the transgender military population following President Donald Trump announcing Wednesday a ban on transgender people from serving in any capacity. "We should honor what's in place," said Billy Richardson, a Fayetteville Attorney and State Representative.


  18. Double amputee receives new 'smart home' in Cumberland CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 |

    Staff Sgt. Eric Myers, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, had both legs amputated above the knee after stepping on an IED in 2012.


  19. Rare butterfly thrives on, and because of, US military basesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 |

    Oddly, experts say, the U.S. military gets the credit. The frosted elfin, which flutters along on a 1-inch wingspan, has found a home at several defense installations because of the way the military manages open spaces, said Robyn Niver, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


  20. Consent or no, woman says Bragg soldier sexually assaulted herRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 |

    Jeffrey Creech, 29, John Nagy, 21, Samuel Mazariegos, 21, and Anthony Johnson, 22, are due in court later this week on charges of possessing a photographic image from peeping. Police said a woman seen in the video met a man on Tinder who invited her to a house party at an apartment complex in Fayetteville.


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