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Newcomer, two incumbents win seats on Cumberland school board

Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to the Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Three current members were seeking reelection but faced a …

Fayetteville PWC receives roughly $5.5 million in federal grants

Fayetteville’s public utility will use nearly $5.5 million in federal grants for upgrades to its sewer system and mapping technology on meters.

Federal, state and local offices were on the ballot in Tuesday’s general election. North Carolina voters cast ballots for two seats on the N.C. Supreme Court; voters in U.S. House Districts and 9 and N.C. House Districts 42, 44 and 45 made selections for representatives; Cumberland County voters chose among eight candidates for three seats on the Board of Education; and voters marked their preferences for a variety of judicial seats.

City government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day.  A Veterans Day program and wreath-laying ceremony is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at the Blue Star Memorial sign at Freedom Memorial Park, 101 Bragg Blvd.

City residents spoke loudly Tuesday in overwhelmingly approving a total of $97 million in bond packages for investments in public safety, infrastructure and housing.

Val Applewhite defeats Meredith for N.C. Senate District 19 seat

Democrat Val Applewhite on Tuesday defeated veteran Republican candidate Wesley Meredith for a seat in the North Carolina Senate representing District 19, according to unofficial returns. With all …

In a race that could shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, Republican Ted Budd defeated Democrat Cheri Beasley in Tuesday's general election, complete but unofficial election returns show.

Election Day proper began early Tuesday when polls opened before sunrise. With midnight nearing, candidates, supporters and politicos gathered at the Crown Complex ballroom on Business I-95 aware of some of the winners and awaiting other races too close to call.

Voters in Fayetteville sent the message Tuesday that they are happy with the way the City Council is structured. The referendum on the Vote Yes Fayetteville initiative failed at the polls, 26,209 to 20,361, according to unofficial returns.

Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. today and close at 7:30 p.m. as decision time comes in the midterm election. Voters must mark their ballots at their assigned polling place.

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