Rachael Riley, FayObserver.com

Rachael Riley


Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Rachael:

New Fayetteville City Council members look to focus on public safety, housing issues

New Fayetteville City Council members Mario “Be” Benavente, Deno Hondros, Brenda McNair, and Derrick Thompson were sworn in on Thursday. → Read More

'Founded on a culture of excellence': New Fort Bragg commander to oversee training of special operation forces

The JFK Special Warfare Center and School thanked its outgoing commander and welcomed another at Fort Bragg. → Read More

What Fayetteville families who lost loved ones to officer shootings are asking city officials

The families of Jason Walker and Jada Johnson addressed Fayetteville Council members this week. Here's what they asked. → Read More

What Fort Bragg officials plan to do with moldy barracks from which 1,200 are being moved

Fort Bragg officials announced that 1,200 soldiers would be relocated from substandard barracks. Here's the fate of those buildings. → Read More

Renaming Fort Bragg to cost more than $6.3 million

The national renaming Commission released its report for Congress on Monday that includes the estimated cost to rename Fort Bragg. → Read More

More than 1,200 Fort Bragg soldiers to be relocated because of barrack conditions

Fort Bragg officials announced that they will relocate more than 1,200 soldiers because of barrack conditions. → Read More

Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

Womack Army Medical Center welcomed a new commander to lead Fort Bragg's healthcare last month. → Read More

How soldier requests led former Fort Bragg paratrooper to start his own business

Chris Cruz left the Army, but not without a plan. Here's how he turned problems he noticed with gear into a business. → Read More

City staff to research retirement plan for Fayetteville City Council members

Would you support Fayetteville City Council members receiving retirement pay? → Read More

'The demand is not going down': Fort Bragg, Army leaders look toward future of Army

The Association of the U.S. Army held a two-day warfighter summit in Fayetteville. Here's what top Army and Fort Bragg leaders had to say. → Read More

First case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Health Department said the person who tested positive is isolating and close contacts have been notified. → Read More

Fayetteville incumbent Banks-McLaughlin retains Fayetteville District 8 Council seat

Fayetteville Councilwoman Courtney Banks-McLaughlin will keep her District 8 council seat, according to unofficial voting results. → Read More

Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Jensen elected to another term on Fayetteville Council

Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Jensen will keep her District 1 seat, after beating challenger Alex Rogriguez, according to unofficial voting results Tuesday. → Read More

Fayetteville City Council: Yvonne Kinston ousted by challenger Deno Hondros in District 9

One-term councilwoman Yvonne Kinston lost to challenger Deno Hondros, according to unofficial results → Read More

1st Special Forces Command identifies Fort Bragg soldier killed in weekend shooting

A Fort Bragg soldier was killed during an off-post shooting. → Read More

82nd Airborne Division paratrooper faces sexual assault charges

A Fort Bragg paratrooper is facing three sexual assault charges. → Read More

Fort Bragg soldier sentenced to prison for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

A Fort Bragg soldier was sentenced this month for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. → Read More

Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Sunday crash

A Fort Bragg paratrooper was involved in a fatal single-vehicle accident Sunday in Bladen County near St. Pauls. → Read More

Fort Bragg viral moments: These videos have reached millions of views

Here’s a look at what videos have generated public interest in recent years in Fort Bragg, including a “My Girl” cover. → Read More

Fort Bragg soldiers help rescue injured passengers of African plane crash

Fort Bragg soldiers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade sprung into action when a airplane crashed meters away from their training. → Read More