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Jack Britt boys’ basketball coach Ike Walker Jr. and E.E. Smith standout James Scott will be in Wilmington this weekend to take part in the annual Carolinas Classic, pitting a team of North Carolina high school all-stars against their South Carolina counterparts.

Ethan Paschal, Terry Sanford, golf, and Lex Glemaker, Cape Fear, softball , are Earl Vaughan Jr.'s Athletes of the Week.

Local law enforcement officials address concerns at neighborhood meeting

Local law enforcement officials addressed concerns from residents of the Murchison Road corridor Thursday at a forum hosted by the Broadell/Seabrook Community Watch. Officials who participated in the forum were Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden, Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright, and Fayetteville State University Chief of Police Roberto Bryan Jr. The forum was held at Smith Recreation Center.

A section of Interstate 295 South will be closed this weekend for bridge maintenance, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridge over Carvers Creek, which is near the Cape Fear River, will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release.

A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of recording himself having sexual intercourse with women without their knowledge and posting the videos on a website, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

A Fayetteville woman has been charged with stealing nearly $18,000 from the National Association of E.E. Smith Alumni and Friends, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Ivy Monique Wright, 51, is charged with larceny by employee and is accused of embezzling $17,805.36 from the association from Dec. 15, 2021, through July 14, 2022.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a recently brokered agreement between the county and its municipalities on how they will split the growth in sales tax revenue.

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. has added two educators to his leadership team. The Board of Education approved the administrative appointments on March 14., according …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday is scheduled to consider an agreement between the county and all its municipalities on how they will share sales tax revenue for the next two years.

Cumberland County Animal Services is closed to the public Saturday because of a power outage caused by an incident on Tom Starling Road, according to a county news release.

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