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Rep. John Szoka will not seek another term in the state House. On Friday, the last day of the filing period, he entered the race for an at-large seat on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

A Fayetteville police officer was charged Thursday with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly used a Taser on a man in handcuffs, according to an arrest warrant. Francis Allen Terry, 53, deployed his Taser into the back of Zachery Brown five times while Brown was handcuffed, the warrant states.

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Former city councilwoman files for N.C. Senate against deViere

Former Fayetteville City Councilwoman Val Applewhite and Dennis Britt filed Thursday for N.C. Senate District 19, while Frances Jackson entered the race for the N.C. House 45 seat now occupied by …

When it comes to college basketball in Cumberland County, this community has plenty to celebrate. Fayetteville State University fans are still basking in the Broncos’ 65-62 victory over Virginia Union on Feb. 26, when FSU men's basketball claimed its first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title since 1973.

Cumberland Community Foundation has announced more than $600,000 in academic scholarships for 21 high school seniors who were named Robert H. Short scholars. The last-dollar-in award provides up to $7,500 a year for up to four years for a total of $30,000 per student, the foundation said in a release.

When she resigned from the City Council last November, Tisha Waddell alleged that Fayetteville lawyer Jonathan Charleston held private discussions with at least two council members in an effort to garner their support of a special-use permit for a proposed halfway house.

New city seal delayed in Fayetteville

A newly redesigned city seal won’t be official quite yet. The City Council unanimously voted Monday to delay documenting a description of the new design in favor of …

Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright filed Wednesday for another term as the county’s top law enforcement officer, and Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Keefe Jensen filed for a fifth term in District 1 with the Fayetteville City Council.

The Cumberland County Gray’s Creek Committee of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday received an update on a proposed bulk water agreement with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission to provide services to the Gray’s Creek Water and Sewer District.

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