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RALEIGH — Legislative committee hearings often are sleepy affairs, attended by lawmakers, lobbyists and the occasional person interested in the intricacies of government. That was not the case last week on the sixth floor of the legislative office building. The size and excitement of the crowd looked more like someone had a small stash of Taylor Swift tickets or the hottest new iPhone for sale.

Police technology expert discusses AI-powered gunshot detection

In mid-November, the Fayetteville City Council decided to contract with ShotSpotter, a company that deploys a gunshot detection system using artificial intelligence in cities across the state …

County to consider removing homeless encampments from county property

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday for its regular meeting at 6:45 p.m in Room 118 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The agenda is set out here. During this meeting …

In a 4-3 decision on Friday, the State Supreme Court upheld the original trial court order from Judge David Lee that the state must transfer the money necessary to fund years two and three of the Leandro Comprehensive Remedial Plan.

The Fayetteville City Council on Oct. 24 unanimously approved an affordable housing plan for the wider Murchison neighborhood, the first step in a potentially long federal approval process. …

$1.8M in opioid response coming to Cumberland County

To help respond to the opioid epidemic in Cumberland County, county officials are allocating opioid settlement funds to provide services for those addicted to opioids, often prescribed …

Researchers find elevated lead levels at child care facilities across N.C.

It is all too common to find lead in tap water at North Carolina child care facilities, according to a new study by researchers from RTI International. 

Fayetteville is receiving nearly $40.5 million in federal pandemic aid to help the city recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and $5 million of that will go to businesses that were burdened by …

Driving south down Owen Drive in Fayetteville is a roadway experience much like any other in the city. There are  businesses and restaurants on either side of the road. There are homes tucked …

In an effort to reduce gun violence in the city and increase police response time, the Fayetteville City Council recently approved a gunshot detection system. The system will cost the city $197,500 for one year of use for a selected 3-square-mile radius, according to a quote from ShotSpotter, the company that runs the shot detection system.

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