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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.

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday voted to increase  Town Manager Scott Meszaros’ salary by $5,000 a year.  The board met in closed session Monday …

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.

Incumbent Diane Wheatley on Tuesday defeated veteran Democratic challenger Elmer Floyd for the N.C. House District 43 seat, according to unofficial returns. The district includes parts of central …

Two Democrats defeated two Republicans for at-large seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners in Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial returns from the county Board of Elections.

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.

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