Gilbert Baez, WRAL NEWS in NC

Gilbert Baez


Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Gilbert:

Fayetteville sees heavy rain, winds and downed branches

Cumberland County had downed trees, flooding behind Locks Creek, a basketball hoop on its side and trash cans knocked over along Bombay Drive near Cedar Creek Road in Fayetteville. → Read More

Road less traveled: Fayetteville woman drives FEMA convoy of relief supplies for Florida

Shakisha Brewington, originally from Fayetteville, is one of 45 drivers taking FEMA relief supplies to hurricane victims in Fort Myers. She's the only female driver in her FEMA convoy, and today she's driving an 18-wheeler on the most important ride of her life. → Read More

Fayetteville hotels begin welcoming Florida residents escaping Hurricane Ian

Florida residents traveling up Interstate 95 to flee the wrath of Hurricane Ian have a new resource to help them find available hotel rooms and other resources in the Fayetteville area. → Read More

Fort Bragg to host All-American Week for the first time in two years

For the first time since 2019, the 82nd Airborne Division will celebrate All-American Week at Fort Bragg. The pandemic and conflicts around the world during the past two years forced its cancelation. → Read More

Fort Bragg hosts All American Week for the first time in two years

For the first time since 2019, the 82nd Airborne Division will celebrate All American Week at Fort Bragg. The pandemic and conflicts around the world during the past two years forced its cancelation. → Read More

Cumberland County residents reflect on hurricane flooding as Fiona slams Puerto Rico

The devastating impact of the storm is something that residents in Cumberland County say they can relate to. → Read More

911 calls make evident chaos after shooting at Fayetteville's Cross Creek Mall

Visitors both inside and outside of Fayetteville's Cross Creek Mall called 911 in a panic Aug. 25 when shots rang out in a parking lot. → Read More

'I knew I had to get on the ground:' Retired Fort Bragg general recalls where he was on 9/11

Just about everyone remembers where they were when the attack on America began September 11, 2001. Retired General Dan McNeill was the Commander of Fort Bragg's 18th Airborne Corps. → Read More

From asbestos and mold to 'five stars,' soldiers make the move from outdated barracks to new on Fort Bragg

It's been an ongoing issue at Fort Bragg for years: Old barracks with mold and asbestos. The latest bout has forced military leaders to move about 1200 soldiers into new housing. → Read More

More than 100 students baptized without permission at Christian school

A baptism is normally a family affair - but parents of more than 100 students at a Fayetteville Christian school say the event happened at school without them or their permission. → Read More

Piglet, Pooh among street signs stolen in Fayetteville at cost of $20K to taxpayers

A total of 84 street signs were stolen from 42 intersections from the Eastover area extending into the Wade-Stedman area. → Read More

Men charged with attempted first-degree murder in Cross Creek Mall shooting

Two men have been charged in connection with a Thursday evening shooting in the parking lot of Fayetteville's Cross Creek Mall. → Read More

Robeson County man charged in girlfriend's murder, dismemberment

Glenn Locklear III, 24, is charged with first-degree murder, concealment of death by dismembering human remains and altering and destroying evidence. → Read More

Bladen County jailer accused of impersonating an officer says he was trying to stop a road rage incident

Stephon Singleton, 51, says he was driving along Skibo Road at around 2 p.m. when he saw two cars engage in a road rage incident. He claims he was trying to intervene. → Read More

Police: Fayetteville woman stabbed to death by husband who died in a crash minutes later

A woman was fatally stabbed Monday night in a Fayetteville neighborhood. → Read More

Police: Man wanted for Fayetteville armed robbery turned fatal taken into custody in Maryland

A man accused of stealing a gun from a relative and then using it to shoot up a neighbor's house in Fayetteville is in custody. → Read More

Police: Fayetteville 19-year-old stole gun, used it for murder minutes later

A person was shot and killed Thursday evening during a robbery, and the shooter is still at large, according to Fayetteville police. → Read More

Cumberland County animal shelter filled to the brim, will waive adoption fees one week in August

Cumberland County Animal Services is filled to the brim with pets available for adoption. Elaine Smith, director of the shelter, is hoping to encourage people to come out to the shelter and add a new furry friend to their family by waiving adoption fees this month. → Read More

Asbestos, water leaks and no A/C: Advocate describes living conditions of Fort Bragg soldiers

In the 1970s, the barracks on Smoke Bomb Hill at Fort Bragg were considered a state-of-the-art housing area for single soldiers living on post. However, time has taken its toll on the buildings. → Read More

Fayetteville police express frustration by few options for handling juvenile suspects

Law enforcement agencies across North Carolina said they're having a difficult time getting the Department of Juvenile Justice to approve secure custody orders for young offenders. → Read More