Paul Woolverton,

Paul Woolverton

Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Abortion, gambling, marijuana and shot-up power stations — new NC laws on the horizon

The legislature may tighten restrictions on abortion, and loosen them for sports gambling and medical marijuana. → Read More

Trump to visit Fayetteville for celebration of life for Diamond of Diamond and Silk

The celebration of life for Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday in the Crown Theatre. → Read More

New Cumberland judges: One pursued justice since childhood, other may be first Republican

District Court Judge Rosalyn Hood and Superior Court Judge Robby Hicks took office last week. She realized a dream. He may be a Republican pioneer → Read More

Judge toughens bail restrictions on former Cumberland coach accused of molesting students

Former basketball coach T.J. Robinson must wear an ankle monitor and is banned from coaching anyone age 19 or younger. → Read More

Hoke County’s Lynnette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, of world-famous Diamond and Silk, dies at 51

Lynnette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway and her sister, Rochelle ‘Silk’ Richardson, rapidly rose to fame in 2015 with their online videos in support of Trump. → Read More

Fayetteville native J. Harrison Ghee stars in new Broadway musical ‘Some Like It Hot’

Name in lights! Fayetteville native J. Harrison Ghee stars in new stage musical production of classic movie ‘Some Like It Hot’ → Read More

Following blackout, lawmaker wants tougher punishment for destroying electrical equipment

State Sen. Tom McInnis of Moore County said he's already working on new legislation to ensure the prison sentence matches the crime. → Read More

Moore County, NC: Where is it, what makes it special?

Moore County, NC made headlines after an attack at two power substations knocked out power. So what kind of community is it? And what's it known for? → Read More

NC Senate District 19 results: Democrat Val Applewhite defeats Republican Wesley Meredith

Val Applewhite replaces Democratic state Sen. Kirk deViere, who she bested in the Democratic primary in May. → Read More

Election Day in NC: Republicans predict red wave, Democrats see path to victory

Republicans and Democrats say voter turnout is key going into Election Day 2022. → Read More

Cumberland voters could decide if abortion is outlawed in NC, gun laws eased, taxes cut

Republicans need five seats — three in the NC House, two in the NC Senate — to get carte blanche control of the state. Cumberland County voters can help that happen or prevent that from happening. → Read More

Bo Thorp of Cape Fear Regional Theatre built one of Fayetteville’s ‘true jewels’

In 1962, Bo Thorp co-founded the Fayetteville Little Theatre. She died on Friday, after spending a lifetime of promoting the performing arts. → Read More

Woman says Fayetteville cops wrongly handcuffed her and took her ID; now she plans to sue

As video of her detention goes viral, Ja’Lana Dunlap-Banks is planning to sue the Fayetteville PD, alleging she was unconstitutionally seized by cops. → Read More

Entrepreneur David McCune sculpted art and friendships to make Fayetteville a better place

David McCune, who spent most of his life in Fayetteville, died Sunday. The founder of McCune Technology was prominent in business and the arts. → Read More

New 472 area code starts Friday in southeast NC — Fayetteville, Wilmington, Jacksonville

The 472 area code will be issued to new phone numbers and work alongside the existing 910 area code. → Read More

Has Biden administration helped Fayetteville and Wilmington? Mayors go to DC to tell all

NC elected officials met with the Biden administration and discussed how federal COVID assistance and infrastructure money helped their communities. → Read More

Spring Lake’s former finance director pleads guilty to embezzlement, identity theft

Former Spring Lake Finance Director Gay Cameron Tucker pleaded guilty to stealing more than $500,000 from the town. → Read More

NC Appeals court revives ‘Vote Yes’ referendum to alter Fayetteville City Council

The Fayetteville City Council tried to keep the ‘Vote Yes’ referendum off the Nov. ballots, but a decision from the NC Court of Appeals put it back. → Read More

Time running out — elections staff needs answer ASAP in Fayetteville Vote Yes lawsuit

The Cumberland County Board of Elections was supposed to start issuing absentee ballots on Sept. 9 for the November election. → Read More

Will ‘Vote Yes Fayetteville’ referendum be on ballots? Court expected to decide Friday

The NC Court of Appeals is considering whether the Vote Yes Fayetteville voter initiative complied with election laws that govern voter initiatives. → Read More