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  • Fayetteville Transgender Ordinance Sunk Due To Citizen Action

    12/11/2014 7:54:47 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/10/14 | Steve Berman
    (H/T to Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal) Despite the foaming vitriolic mouths of the Left, calling for the reality-TV star Duggars’ heads, and prophesying TEOTWAWKI, the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas chose common sense over granting special LGBT privileges.  They repealed the ordinance passed by their city council in August.  Hooray for democracy, and proving the theory that all politics is local.  The Duggars campaigned in favor of repeal of this ordinance, causing a firestorm of pique and calls for 19 Kids and Counting to be cancelled by TLC. Among other things, the law made it a crime for citizens to engage in...
  • Teen accused of poisoning grandmother's Easter Sunday collard greens

    04/27/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 25, 2014 | Nathan Hardin
    A teenage girl is in jail after authorities said she poisoned her grandmother's food on Easter Sunday. Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of Harrison Street, poured insecticide and termiticide into a cooking pot of collard greens while Gaylon Moody, 51, her grandmother, was at an Easter church service, according to arrest warrants. In a phone interview Thursday night, Moody said the incident happened because she took away Johnson's cellphone. "She was on punishment. I had taken her cellphone from her. She got mad because I took her cellphone from her, and she poisoned my food," Moody said. "I'll tell you one...
  • DeMint: Republicans unwilling to defund ObamaCare ‘need to be replaced’

    08/20/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Monday night urged voters to replace any Republican lawmaker unwilling to vote to defund ObamaCare during next month's budget showdown. DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, dismissed fears that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, as they were in the 1990s. “The risk of that is so much less than the risk to our country if we implement ObamaCare, and so I’m not as interested in the political futures of folks who think they might lose a showdown with the president,” DeMint said at a town-hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action,...
  • University of North Carolina denies Iraq vet in-state tuition as it mulls giving break to illegals

    10/16/2012 8:53:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-16-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE--The University of North Carolina, which is currently considering giving illegal immigrants in-state tuition benefits, denied an Army sergeant the same break even though she owns a home in the Tar Heel state and only moved away briefly because the military stationed her husband in Texas. Hayleigh Perez, 26, hoped to use her G.I. Bill to attend the UNC’s Pembroke campus near Fort Bragg, but the young veteran -- who served a 14-month tour in Iraq -- was told she did not qualify as a state resident because she had been gone for about three years. “I got frustrated. When...
  • State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes: “This Isn’t China, Is It?”

    02/15/2012 11:11:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 88 replies
    John W. Pope Civitas Institute ^ | February 14, 2012 | Matt Willoughby
    A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home. NC Pre-K (before this year known as More at Four) is a state-funded education program designed to “enhance school readiness” for four year-olds. The mother, who doesn’t wish to be identified at this time, says she made her daughter...
  • 1 Dead. 85 Hurt by Fayetteville, NC Tornado

    04/16/2011 8:07:58 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 2 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 16, 2011 | staff reporter
    One person was killed and at least 85 injured by an apparent tornado that destroyed a wide swath of northern Fayetteville this afternoon, authorities say. The damage spans about eight to 10 miles, from North Reilly Road to north Ramsey Street. In some places, entire neighborhoods were wiped out. The city and Cumberland County have declared states of emergency. "There's been a lot of property damage on Reilly Road and Ramsey Street," Mayor Tony Chavonne said. "It looks like (the tornado) kind of jumped. We've had some injuries, but not a lot." Sally Shutt, a county spokeswoman, confirmed one death...
  • Fayetteville Felon Sentenced for Unlawful Weapons Possession

    07/13/2010 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 4+ views
    FAYETTEVILLE FELON SENTENCED FOR UNLAWFUL WEAPONS POSSESSION RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court today United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced ABDULAH ASAD MUJAHID a/k/a Brian Steven Sweeney, 33, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, to 300 months’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release. A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on November 24, 2009. On March 8, 2010, MUJAHID pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) and possession of a stolen firearm, in violation of...
  • 'Gay'-pride parade features 10-year-old grand marshal

    06/24/2010 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 74 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | June 24, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A 10-year-old boy has been named grand marshal for a gay pride parade this weekend – prompting a family advocacy group to call the decision "child abuse" and urge the local mayor to withdraw city support for the event. The American Family Association spoke out against Will Phillips' scheduled participation Saturday in the Northwest Arkansas Pride parade in Fayetteville, Ark. "It's shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way," AFA President Tim Wildmon wrote in a press release. "He's obviously just parroting the nonsense he's been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this...
  • More tea parties on tap; Organizers meet in Casper (Sturgis, Fayetteville, Las Cruces)

    06/09/2009 5:43:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 316+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 6/07/09 | TOM MORTON
    More tea parties on tap; Organizers meet in CasperBy TOM MORTON Star-Tribune staff writer Sunday, June 7, 2009 2:05 AM MDT A half-dozen community organizers gathered in Casper on Saturday to order the next round of "tea parties" this summer calling attention to the growth of the federal government. "Each group has its own identity, focus," said David Kellett, who organized the tea -- "taxed enough already" -- party in Powell on April 15. While they want to shun any top-down leadership, the representatives from six cities -- Casper, Powell, Lovell, Sheridan, Cheyenne and Riverton -- want to improve their...
  • Mexican Drug Cartels Present in Three Arkansas Cities

    04/22/2009 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies · 919+ views
    KARK ^ | Apr 21, 2009
    Violent Mexican drug cartels have been making headlines in recent weeks. And now comes word that the Department of Justice reports cartel organizations exist in 230 American cities. Of alarming note for Arkansans is that three cities on the list are in the Natural State: Little Rock, Fort Smith and Fayetteville. U.S. Senator Mark Pryor says coordination of counternarcotics enforcement among every level of government is critical in order to combat drug smuggling across the border and cartel infiltration of U.S. cities. He held a Senate hearing Tuesday, entitled “Counternarcotics Enforcement: Coordination at the Federal, State and Local Level,” where...
  • Islamic group taps Fayetteville senator (NC Dem elected new CAIR chairman)

    03/05/2009 6:59:16 PM PST · by MitchellC · 19 replies · 567+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | March 4, 2009 | Fayetteville Observer
    RALEIGH — Sen. Larry Shaw of Fayetteville has been elected chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Shaw, a Democrat, has served on the organization’s board for three years. He described the council, known as CAIR, as a civil rights organization. Shaw said he looks forward to partnering with President Obama’s administration to protect civil liberties and help improve America’s international image. “We just want to work with them to foster better understanding and mutual accommodating,” Shaw said. The council is active on other issues, he said, such as sensitivity training with law enforcement and the efforts to bring peace...
  • Police: Homeowner justified in shooting intruder

    01/24/2009 6:43:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 293+ views
    wral.com ^ | 22 January, 2009 | NA
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Police said Thursday that a homeowner who shot and killed an intruder last weekend wouldn't face criminal charges. Jerry Riley, 54, of 593 Tokay Drive, said a stranger confronted him as he entered his home Saturday night. Riley said he pulled a handgun on the intruder, and the two men then struggled over the gun. The gun went off, and the intruder took the pistol and ran out of the house, police said. Officers investigating the burglary found Joshua Caleb Pratt, 27, of 662 Glenola Drive, in the street with a gunshot would to the abdomen. He...
  • Intruder fatally shot during struggle with resident

    01/21/2009 3:46:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies · 794+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 19 January, 2009 | NA
    A Tokay Drive resident fatally shot a man who broke into his house Saturday night, police said Sunday. The names of the resident and the victim were not immediately available. The incident happened about 8:30 p.m. at 593 Tokay Drive, according to a Fayetteville police news release. The resident entered his house and found the intruder inside, the release said. The resident pulled out a pistol he was carrying and began struggling with the intruder, the release said. The gun fired during the struggle, and the intruder ran out of the house, the release said. It was not known how...
  • Teacher gets reprimand for classroom remarks (bullied young John McCain supporter)

    11/29/2008 4:36:56 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies · 2,212+ views
    fayobserver.com ^ | November 29, 2008 | Francis X. Gilpin
    A Fayetteville teacher whose classroom encounter with a young John McCain supporter created a stir on YouTube has confirmed that she was given a disciplinary letter. But Diatha Harris said an internal investigation of her conduct cleared the veteran educator of violating state law or Cumberland County Board of Education policy. Harris, 53, was videotaped in the spring by a Swedish film crew, leading a classroom discussion about the 2008 presidential election with fifth-graders at Mary McArthur Elementary School. During the discussion, Harris called the Iraq war “senseless” and told her pupils that U.S. troops could stay in Iraq for...
  • NC Teacher who verbally abused McCain supporting child has been found - Diatha Harris

    11/07/2008 9:32:34 AM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies · 8,069+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11-7-08 | dfu
    NOTE TO ADMIN MODERATOR: This story has been posted, but I hope you will leave this as a separate post. It took a few hours of digging, but I found this teacher. News reports were incorrect that she was in Asheville, NC. She teaches in Fayetteville. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ OUTRAGEOUS TEACHER, DIANTHA HARRIS, BROWBEATING LITTLE GIRL WHOSE DAD IS IN THE MILITARY I already have a call in to the school and am awaiting a return call from the Superintendant's office. SCHOOL WEBSITE SCROLL DOWN ON THIS PAGE TO 5TH GRADE, D. HARRIS, TO SEND HER A MESSAGE....BE CIVIL
  • Obama foes turn out for McCain

    10/29/2008 2:58:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies · 994+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 10/29/2008 | John Ramsey
    Many people at John McCain’s rally in Fayetteville on Tuesday coupled their respect for the Republican presidential candidate with contempt for his opponent, Barack Obama. Any fiercely fought campaign — especially one this close — brings out a fervor among supporters. But McCain’s campaign has caught some heat for what people have said at previous rallies, and McCain himself has publicly rejected attacks on Obama’s character, calling him a “decent, family man.” Overall, the thousands of people at the rally were most excited by McCain’s speech, his military record and his policies. Some, though, had tough words for Obama,...
  • Live video of McCain in Fayetteville , NC

    10/28/2008 3:03:44 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 10 replies · 930+ views
    McCain is having a rally in Fayetteville, NC here is a link to a live feed of the event http://www.wral.com/news/video/3839039/
  • Blacks Suspect Stealth Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic (North Carolina)

    10/25/2008 6:03:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 1,008+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 10/24/08 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Rev. Dr. Johnny Hunter, DD, National Director. LEARN, Inc., 910-488-9936, contact@johnnymhunter.comFAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, October 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Black pro-life activists with graphic signs will be in Fayetteville on tomorrow morning at 10:00 am at 4551 Yadkin Road in Fayetteville, NC, to expose what is believed to be a stealth Planned Parenthood Abortion clinic in the making. Pastor Johnny Hunter says that when he received word that Planned Parenthood was hiding behind the name Tharrington Medical Clinic to renovate the old Pizza Hut building on Yakin road and turn it into an abortion clinic he became angry. "I refuse...
  • Snakes alive! King cobra reported in Cumberland woods ( N.C. )

    05/19/2008 10:32:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 5,226+ views
    WRAL ^ | May. 19 , 2008
    Vernon Byrd was on an all-terrain vehicle in a field off Johnson Road last Tuesday when he said an 8-foot-long snake reared up beside him – and the serpent's head was about shoulder high to him. "I caught something out of my eye, and this snake comes up beside me and looked at me," Byrd said. "I've seen every kind of snake in this part of the country, but I've never seen a snake like this." He called Freddie Mims, a licensed wildlife rescue agent, who said the description of the snake sounded like a king cobra, the world's largest...
  • A Boy the Bullies Love to Beat Up, Repeatedly

    03/23/2008 11:35:01 PM PDT · by balch3 · 287 replies · 6,493+ views
    New York Times ^ | Mar 24, 2008 | Dan Barry
    All lank and bone, the boy stands at the corner with his younger sister, waiting for the yellow bus that takes them to their respective schools. He is Billy Wolfe, high school sophomore, struggling. Moments earlier he left the sanctuary that is his home, passing those framed photographs of himself as a carefree child, back when he was 5. And now he is at the bus stop, wearing a baseball cap, vulnerable at 15. A car the color of a school bus pulls up with a boy who tells his brother beside him that he’s going to beat up Billy...
  • Fayetteville, NC Support Our Troops Rally

    03/02/2007 10:20:31 AM PST · by dstarr · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    March 17th will see the AntiWar crowd returning to Fayetteville, NC for their yearly rally at Rowan St. Park. We are planning to Freep them from our usual spot across the street. The permit has been obtained. Our time will start at 11am and run until whenever. If you cannot make it to DC, then please come and join us. Bring a chair and any snacks or drinks you might need. Things should be interesting. Read the following from our local paper. --------------------- Ricky Clousing, a former Fort Bragg paratrooper who served three months in confinement for going AWOL over...
  • Arkansas Gov. Debate To Be Livestreamed At 6 P.M. Tonight<p> Asa Hutchinson V Mike Beebe

    10/04/2006 3:07:49 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 9 replies · 641+ views
    40/29 News ^ | 10/4/06
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- 40/29 News, along with its media partners, The Morning News and Magic 107.9FM, are hosting a gubernatorial debate tonight (October 4th). For viewers not in the Fort Smith or Fayetteville markets, the debate will be livestreamed online at thehometownchannel.com. Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Beebe will answer questions from a media panel. The media panel will consist of Craig Cannon of 40/29 News, who will also serve as moderator. Joining Cannon on the panel will be Regional Editor for The Morning News Brenda Blagg and News Director for Magic 107.9FM Jess Smith. The two...
  • Abortion protest set

    07/29/2006 6:31:15 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 6/29/06 | Dennis Green
    Below is an article that ran in The Fayetteville Observeron Thursday, July 27, 2006 just prior to LLM's Tour stops in Fayetteville N.C. A pro-life group is planning to protest today outside a Fayetteville reproductive health center. Life and Liberty Ministries, a pro-life organization based in Powhatan, Va., is visiting areas across North Carolina as part of its Face the Truth tour. In Fayetteville, the organization plans to visit the Hallmark Clinic before going to another location in the afternoon. Details about the second location were not available Wednesday night. “We plan to stand outside these clinics and distribute literature,...
  • North Carolina Face the Truth Tour

    07/22/2006 4:48:36 AM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 7/22/06 | Dennis Green
    Friends, Life and Liberty Ministries will be in North Carolina on July 26-29 to speak out on behalf of the murdered preborn and the risen Messiah. We will be joining up with other local believers from the area. Below is the tour itinerary. We will pray, preach, distribute literature, display photos of the murdered preborn , and share the gospel one on one. If you are a Christian and would like to join with us in this ministry outreach, please give me a call. Dennis Green Life and Liberty Ministries 804-492-9216 See Tour itinerary below -------------------------------------------------------- TRUTH TOUR ITINERARY July...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.4.06

    07/04/2006 3:18:17 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 380 replies · 8,304+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Tuesday July 4, 2006 | GretchenM
    As we celebrate the 230th birthday of the United States of America, our president joined the ideological, and perhaps biological, descendants of those who fought to give us our freedom by creating this new nation. The president went to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to speak to and eat with the troops and their families (who gave him a birthday cake). He will return to the White House for a July 4th celebration with family and friends. That will also serve as a birthday party for the President.
  • Arkansas Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1

    04/27/2006 5:01:26 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 17 replies · 688+ views
    AP column emailed to me from Arkansas Update the email from Asa Hutchinson Campaign | 04/25/06 | DANIEL CONNOLLY
    Apr 25, 7:36 PM EDT Ark. Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1 By DANIEL CONNOLLY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Demonstrations in favor of giving illegal immigrants a chance at legal status are scheduled in De Queen, Little Rock and Springdale next Monday, three weeks after rallies in those cities attracted thousands of people. But some organizers in Arkansas say they won't support calls by national groups for immigrants to show their economic power Monday by not working or shopping. "We are not supporting or against that (boycott)," said Margarita Solorzano, one of the organizers...
  • Exposing the Socialist Agenda of Antiwar Protestors in Fayetteville, NC (After Action Report)

    03/20/2006 11:20:02 AM PST · by Huber · 56 replies · 5,589+ views
    Old North State Chapter | March 20, 2006 | Huber, et al.
    Preparing to greet the commies - Early Saturday Morning DStarr chooses a sign from her arsenal as she prepares to confront the leftist march. This past Saturday, March 18, 2006 we conducted our third annual FReep in commemoration of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As in past years, leftists marched through the streets of Fayetteville, NC (home of Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base) and congregated in Rowan Park for their day of music and speeches, coordinated by NC Peace and Justice Coalition. The support the troops rally was conducted on the hillside overlooking Rowan Park. Wolfpat's sound...
  • Park’s booking for rally changes [Fayetteville, NC]

    03/15/2006 7:23:36 AM PST · by wolfpat · 52 replies · 1,161+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | Matt Leclercq
    Once again, antiwar protesters rallying in Rowan Park on Saturday will be met by a smaller but fervent group of pickets who support the war. Yet if the pickets had gotten their way, it would be them — not the antiwar crowd — filling the park on the third anniversary of the Iraq invasion. A member of Free Republic, a support-the-war group, reserved Rowan Park for this weekend immediately after last year’s large antiwar rally at the park. The reservation was described as for a two-day picnic and required an $800 check covering fees and a deposit.
  • LIVE THREAD - Fayetteville, NC. 2006 - Support the Troops!

    03/18/2006 8:47:50 AM PST · by Huber · 202 replies · 4,707+ views
    Live thread from Fayetteville, NC. About 50 early arrivals in support of the troops have gathered ahead of the leftist "anti-war" rally in Rowan Park. This is the third year that FreeRepublic, in conjunction with Rolling Thunder, the veteran's motor cycle club, has organized a Support the Troops Rally to counter the Leftist Demonstrations here in the home town of Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base. This is the home of 82nd airborne division and 18 airborne corps, and we are proud and grateful for all they do to defend freedom! I am posting from a handheld, so those of...
  • Anti-war rally staged for Saturday in Fayetteville (FR permit revoked, park given to leftists)

    03/15/2006 9:24:54 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 65 replies · 25,361+ views
    News 14 ^ | 3/15/2006 8:17 PM | Ilin Chen & Web Staff
    FAYETTEVILLE) - Fayetteville is known as a town that supports the military, but there are some there who support bringing the troops home now. The city has had an anti-war rally at Rowan Park every year since the war began, but that almost didn't happen this year. The park might have been quiet Wednesday afternoon, but by Saturday, crowds will fill be filling up the park. Just like in previous years, protestors will stage an anti-war rally, marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion into Iraq. This year’s event would have looked a lot different if members of a...
  • Fayetteville: Coulter pillories liberals in speech

    02/16/2006 7:18:24 AM PST · by wjersey · 56 replies · 2,378+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | 2/16/2006 | CHRIS BRANAM
    FAYETTEVILLE — Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter came to the college town where Bill Clinton once taught law and skewered the former president Wednesday night. Speaking to an audience of about 1, 100 that gave her two prolonged standing ovations, Coulter compared the recent Palestinian elections, in which the militant group Hamas won a majority, to Clinton’s presidential wins in 1992 and ’ 96. “Sometimes you do have bad elections. We elected Bill Clinton by a plurality twice,” Coulter said, drawing cheers and a smattering of boos at the Walton Arts Center. “As we speak, Bill and Hillary Clinton...
  • Paid PETA Protesters FReeped at KFC - Fayetteville NC

    12/14/2005 7:45:06 PM PST · by cf_river_rat · 445 replies · 11,834+ views
    cf_river_rat ^ | 12/14/05 | cf_river_rat
    14 December 2005 It was only 30 degrees at high noon in Fayetteville today with a steady breeze, but a few loyal Freepers turned out at KFC on Owen Drive to defend our carnivorous culture against the anti-animal activists from PETA. I (cf_river_rat) showed up before eleven o’clock, just as the PAID Peta deceivers were unloading their costumes and props. I went inside the restaurant and heard the employees discussing the Colonel-criticizers, who were gearing up in plain view through the window. The most notable quote overheard was “Don’t they (Peta) realize how pathetic they look out there?”I found the...
  • GIANT &#8216;CHICKEN&#8217; IN WHEELCHAIR CROSSES THE ROAD IN FAYETTEVILLE TO PROTEST KFC

    12/13/2005 7:50:59 PM PST · by cf_river_rat · 92 replies · 1,613+ views
    PETA web site ^ | 12/13/2005 | PETA press release
    Beleaguered ‘Bird’ Sets Sights on Local KFC to Protest Farming and Slaughter Abuses For Immediate Release: December 13, 2005 Contact: Lindsay Rajt 757-622-7382 Fayetteville, N.C. — Bound to a wheelchair and repeatedly crossing the road in front of a local KFC, an activist in a giant chicken costume will lead a protest against KFC suppliers’ abusive treatment of chickens. Activists will pass out leaflets and hold signs that proclaim, "KFC Tortures Chickens." One activist will wear a body screen TV showing shocking undercover video footage of chickens in factory farms and slaughterhouses: Date: Wednesday, December 14 Time: 11 a.m.-12 noon...
  • Fayetteville principal says he faked brutal beating by masked men

    11/30/2005 4:07:28 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 9 replies · 793+ views
    The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle ^ | November 29, 2005 | AP
    <p>FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A school principal who claimed two masked men attacked him now says he made up the story, authorities said Tuesday.</p> <p>Fayetteville Police said that Steve Steelman, who was found beaten Nov. 7 at Fayetteville Intermediate School after regular school hours, told authorities Monday that his injuries were self-inflicted.</p>
  • Three Working At Fort Bragg Charged With Immigration Violations

    10/05/2005 8:09:36 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 14 replies · 1,047+ views
    WRAL News ^ | October 4, 2005 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Three people who taught foreign languages at the Joint Special Operations Command Center at Fort Bragg were arrested on immigration charges, federal officials said Tuesday. The suspects from Indonesia and Senegal did not have access to classified material, a JSOC spokeswoman said. Two Indonesian natives, Nurkis Qadariah, 34, and Sayf Rimal, 37, were arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing and using false documents, U.S. Attorney Frank Whitney said in a prepared statement. Ousmane Moreau, 38, of Senegal, was arrested Monday and charged with being in the United States illegally, Whitney and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent...
  • Parents Unite (Superintendent stalls removal of pornography from elementary school libraries)

    09/05/2005 12:49:16 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 61 replies · 1,144+ views
    Northwest Arkansas Times ^ | August 19, 2005 | BRETT BENNETT
    There’s a new organization in town — Parents Protecting the Minds of Children. Fayetteville parent Laurie Taylor, who has been waging an ongoing campaign to restrict student access to sexually explicit books in school libraries, announced the formation of the group at a public meeting she organized Thursday evening. About 60 to 70 people, mostly in support of Taylor, attended. This summer, Taylor released the titles of 54 books in Fayetteville school libraries that she wanted reviewed because of questionable content. She followed that up by filing a formal complaint Aug. 2 against the book "Push" by author Sapphire....
  • Fayetteville war vet to challenge Hayes [NC-8, a prime Dem target]

    08/25/2005 11:53:36 AM PDT · by southernnorthcarolina · 48 replies · 715+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | August 25, 2005 | Jim Morrill
    An Iraq war veteran and lawyer who helped mount a case against Saddam Hussein has become the first Democrat to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes. Tim Dunn of Fayetteville kicked off his bid Wednesday in the 8th District, which runs from Fayetteville to Charlotte. A lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves, Dunn spent eight months in Iraq in 2004. He advised a special tribunal prosecuting the former Iraqi leader and officials of his government. Dunn said he has a "passion for what we're doing over in Iraq" but is troubled by the lack of equipment for U.S. troops...
  • Operation Celebrate Freedom - Independence Day at Fort Bragg NC

    07/03/2005 6:36:08 AM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 8 replies · 1,221+ views
    http://www.operationcelebratefreedom.com/ ^ | Unknown | Wick Smith - Biz Tools One of Fayetteville
    Help Fayetteville and Cumberland County celebrate our country's birthday Operation Celebrate Freedom will take place July 3rd - July 4thFor questions or information concerning sponsorship opportunities please click here or call 396-1024.Schedule of Events: Sunday July 3rd 3:30-4:30pm - Liquid Pleasure (Beach) 5-6pm - Night Train Band (Southern Rock) 6:30-7:30pm - Sound Express Band (Variety/Top 40) 8-8:15pm - Remarks   Introduction by Don Chase, WKML   GC Welcome Remarks 8:15-9:30pm - Shannon Brown in Concert (Country) 9:30-9:45pm - CG Closing/Farewell Remarks and Presentation Monday July 4th 3-3:15pm - Cross Creek Pipes and Drums 3:15-4:15pm - Sarengue Band (Latin) 4:15-4:45pm -...
  • Cumberland County Aims For More Patriotic Image

    07/03/2005 8:06:20 AM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 19 replies · 346+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 7/2/05 | Not Named
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Officials in Cumberland County see visions of red, white and blue in their plan to improve Fayetteville's image by promoting its history and connections to the military. The ideas include giving parks and festivals patriotic names; registering all eligible county residents to vote; establishing a rehabilitation center for the bald eagle; and even sponsoring a debate between Sean Hannity, a conservative commentator, and Michael Moore, liberal film maker. The proposals are part of a 49-page plan released Friday by the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. (snip) Organizers acknowledge it will take some time to boost the...
  • Protesters stage rally against war (Fayetteville, N.C. and Ft. Bragg)

    06/29/2005 4:32:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 34 replies · 829+ views
    Fayetteville Online - Local ^ | June 29, 2005 | Julia Oliver
    As the nation's largest Army post prepared to host its commander in chief Tuesday, a little blue house in Haymount gathered protesters. Bumper stickers on cars at the curb read "Impeach Bush" and "Bush lied. People died." A yellow banner in the yard read: "Bring them home now." The 20 or so people milling around the Quaker House were former soldiers, parents and grandparents. They had no plans to watch President Bush's speech from Fort Bragg. "I've heard it all before, and I didn't believe it the first 10 times," said Chuck Fager, who runs the Quaker House, an organization...
  • Mood Split in Town Where Bush to Speak

    06/28/2005 8:14:44 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 40 replies · 1,193+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/28/05 | ESTES THOMPSON
    By ESTES THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer 26 minutes ago In the year since President Bush and U.S. allies returned official sovereignty to Iraq, life in the community dominated by one of the Army's largest installations has changed little. Soldiers from Fort Bragg have continued to march into Iraq. And they continue to die. In the past year, 100 North Carolina-based troops have died in the war, trailing only the toll of 180 from California, according to an Associated Press analysis. As President Bush plans to come here to make a major, nationally televised policy speech Tuesday night, the mounting casualties...
  • Bush to address Americans from Fort Bragg

    06/24/2005 7:15:01 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 86 replies · 1,735+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/24/05
    President Bush will deliver a major address to U.S. troops and the nation about Iraq on Tuesday night from the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the White House said. "This is a critical moment in Iraq," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said on Friday in announcing the speech. "This is a real time of testing." McClellan said the speech would be delivered at 8 p.m., and that the White House has asked U.S. television networks to air the address live. Bush is expected to use the prime time speech to outline his strategy in Iraq amid increasing...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Group to Honor ‘Father of Green Berets’ - (William P. "Bill" Yarborough, Fayetteville hero)

    05/15/2005 6:00:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 2,168+ views
    THE PILOT.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | JOHN CHAPPELL: Staff Writer
    Airborne wings, the Green Beret and the numbered combat knife now given to every Special Forces soldier who wins his tabs all came from one man — retired Lt. Gen. William P. “Bill” Yarborough of Southern Pines. A volunteer committee of friends and admirers is raising funds to do something seldom done: honor a hero while he lives to hear the praise. They have commissioned a bust of the famed Army leader to be placed in the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville. “We are very appreciative of the support of Sandhills Kiwanis Club for allowing us to...
  • Fayetteville on March 19, 2005

    04/10/2005 7:45:02 PM PDT · by MichaelTHeaney · 84 replies · 1,739+ views
    April 10, 2005 | Michael T. Heaney
    I'm conducting research on the protests held in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 19, 2005. I'm very interested in talking with someone who was part of the contingent from Free Republic. (I'm only interested in talking with people who were actually physically there.) If you are willing to talk with me, please drop me an e-mail and we can set up a time to talk via telephone. I can be reached at michael.t.heaney@yale.edu. Sincerely, Michael T. Heaney
  • Code Pinko Medea Benjamin has COW over Freeper MOAB (Fayetteville, NC - 3/19/2005)

    03/27/2005 4:52:31 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 114 replies · 8,908+ views
    If her lips are moving... ^ | March 19, 2005 | Suzie Benjamin
    <p>The sign that got Code Pinko leaders Medea Benjamin and Gael Murphy so upset that day.</p> <p>Bush says Code Red, we say... (crowd) Code Pink!</p> <p>So I wanna address that sign over there, and those people who have been standing there for hours with a sign that says “Code Pink kills American troops, giving money to terrorists.”</p>
  • Anti-War Groups Protesting US Troops Instead of Decision-Makers

    03/22/2005 9:42:03 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 6 replies · 393+ views
    gopusa.com ^ | March 17, 2005 | Susan Jones
    To mark the second anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq on March 19, various anti-war groups are planning to protest in Fayetteville, N.C., the home of Fort Bragg. It's not the protest, but the location that has some people upset. An organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said demonstrators are "wrong and insensitive" to take their complaints to Fort Bragg, because it blames the warriors for the war. "The decision makers are not at Fort Bragg, they are in Washington. Rallying against the war by marching at Fort Bragg is like protesting the cows if...
  • North Carolina military town draws anti-war rally [Barf, but Kristinn Taylor and FR mentioned.]

    03/20/2005 1:43:30 AM PST · by familyop · 7 replies · 1,163+ views
    Chicago Tribune via Kansas City Star ^ | 19MAR05 | DAHLEEN GLANTON
    A demonstration in support of the war also took place in Fayetteville this weekend in the same park as the war protest. "They're not holding an anti-war protest, it's an anti-American protest," said Kristinn Taylor, spokesman for FreeRepublic.com, a conservative news and activism Web site. "They are trying to undermine the morale of the troops and their families." Organizers have accused outsiders of coming in and stirring up the emotions of troops and their families. But Lou Plummer, 40, co-founder of Fayetteville Peace with Justice, said he and Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House of Fayetteville, invited national peace...
  • Iraq War Opponents Stage Protest Near Fort Bragg

    03/20/2005 12:03:02 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 8 replies · 608+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 3-20-05 | By Jonathan Finer
    Iraq War Opponents Stage Protest Near Fort Bragg N.C. Demonstration Is Largest of 800 Held Across the U.S. to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Conflict By Jonathan Finer Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, March 20, 2005; Page A13 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., March 19 -- Here at the heart of one of the nation's most deeply rooted military communities, nearly 3,000 peace activists, war veterans and their family members gathered Saturday to call for an end to the Iraq conflict on the second anniversary of the day it began. They marched beating drums and chanting slogans through quiet suburban streets to a wooded...
  • Thousands protest war - coffins draped with American flags in downtown Fayetteville (I am disgusted)

    03/20/2005 8:54:53 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 32 replies · 1,270+ views
    The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer ^ | 2005-03-20 | Allison Williams
    A procession of cardboard coffins draped with American flags wound toward Rowan Park on the edge of downtown Fayetteville on Saturday afternoon. People bearing the coffins followed thousands of protesters who rallied in Fayetteville, calling for an end to the war in Iraq. As they marched toward the park, another, smaller, group of protesters was standing on the sidelines, shouting at the anti-war activists. But the counterdemonstrators - about 200 of them - were drowned out and outnumbered by war protesters who chanted, waved banners and beat drums. The group was led by a bagpiper and included everyone from belly...