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People around Fort Bragg can expect to hear some “booms’’ over the next few days as the 10th Marine Regiment returns to the military installation for its semi-annual …

They’ll come Thursday to remember that once they were a part of Earl “Moose” Butler, and that the old sheriff forever will be a part of them. Black mourning bands will cover their badges.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday night had been expected to consider a bulk water purchase agreement with the Public Works Commission for the Gray’s Creek community, but …

The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity announced Tuesday that it has received a $5 million donation from American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The funding is part of an overall …

Cumberland County has filed a lawsuit against the Chemours and DuPont chemical companies, saying they caused severe groundwater contamination in the county. The lawsuit, which also names Corteva …

The funeral for former Cumberland County Sheriff Earl “Moose” Butler is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Massey Hill Baptist Church, 1027 Southern Ave., in the Massey Hill community, …

Former Cumberland County Sheriff Earl ‘Moose’ Butler dies

Former Cumberland County Sheriff Earl "Moose’’ Butler died Sunday morning, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Butler, a well-known high school and college football star, served as sheriff for 22 years - from 1994 until his retirement in 2016.

A former Cape Fear High School teacher was arrested Friday on more than 50 child sex crimes, including 26 involving a student, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. William Landon Smith, 31, of Wade, was arrested on 29 warrants with a total of 56 charges, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Commission narrows list of names for Fort Bragg, other Army posts

The congressional Naming Commission announced Thursday that it has narrowed its list of potential new names for nine Army installations, including Fort Bragg. The post will no longer be called Fort Bragg, which carries the name of Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg.

On one end of the tent, a jazz trio was swinging on a vintage Duke Ellington number as guests took bites of catered cupcakes. The guests were there to honor Mary Holmes on her 25th anniversary as the president and CEO of the Cumberland Community Foundation.

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