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October 21, 2014

Track Harnett County Crime with Free Online Public Crime Map

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  Track Harnett County Crime with Free Online Public Crime Map   On October 13, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office began sharing their crime data on RAIDS Online, a free public crime map provided by BAIR Analytics. RAIDS Online is a web-based application which makes crime data, supplied directly by Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, available to the public in a free crime map. Harnett County Sheriff is the 29th law enforcement agency in North Carolina and one of over 550 in 46 states to use the service. Nearby law enforcement agencies like Durham PD, Apex PD and others already share …continue reading

Veterans Health Fair Coming to Spring Lake Oct. 25

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  Veterans Health Fair Coming to Spring Lake Oct. 25 “Cumberland and surrounding counties’ Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system” FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville area Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) Rural Health Outreach team on Oct. 25.  In addition, health information and counseling plus services such as blood glucose, blood pressure and oximetry testing will be available to the public. The medical center’s rural health team is participating in a health information fair hosted …continue reading

Vehicle Crash Leaves One Pinned In on NC 27W near Benhaven

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Vehicle Crash Leaves One Pinned In on NC 27W near Benhaven According sources, Benhaven Fire was dispatched to a Vehicle Accident with a fire. The crash took place around 3:34pm today. Sources say that they were able to get the victim out and that Duke Life support Chopper landed to take victim to Hospital.

Early Morning Chase Leads Law Enforcement to Meth Lab in Angier

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“From WRAL” Angier, NC — Three people were arrested Sunday in connection with a chase that ended at a home where a meth lab and children were discovered inside. Donald Chapman, 29, of 632 Chinaberry Lane in Angier, was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and assault on a female. He remained in the Harnett County jail Sunday under no bond. Brittany Strickland, 25, of 632 Chinaberry Lane in Angier, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. She remained in the Harnett County jail Sunday under a $60,000 bond. Andrew Strickland, 29, of 632 Chinaberry Lane in Angier, was arrested and …continue reading

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No It’s County Manager Tommy Burns

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane no It’s County Manger Tommy Burns Daniel Glover For the Dispatch   The 1st annual wings over Harnett was held this weekend at the Harnett Airport. The event was a huge success with a large turnout. County Manager Tommy Burns jumped with the elite US Army Golden nights. The Harnett Dispatch talked with Mr. Burns about his experience and he said “I lost track of the number of times I said Psalm 23 to myself while we were on the way down”   “Great group of professionals to work with, these guys and girls are …continue reading

Local Candidates Disturbed by Childish Vandalism of Political signs

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Local Candidates Disturbed by Childish Vandalism of Political signs Signs Missing and Damaged Daniel Glover For the Dispatch   In a story that was published earlier this month in another Harnett publication, political candidates complained that their political signs were being stolen and damaged. This has become a standard in many of the local political races throughout the county over the last few years. In 2012 many local candidates’ signs were stolen and later found in dumpsters near the residences of the opposing parties supporters. This election cycle repeats history The Dispatch was contacted by a member of Steve Blackburn’s …continue reading

Highland Middle School Ribbon Cutting

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Highland Middle School Ribbon Cutting On Sunday afternoon many local elected officials and school system administrators held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Highlands middle school located in the western part of Harnett County.  

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