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When Eugene Cottrell revealed to his students in Pinecrest's marching band that their show this year would involve a tricky medley of popular songs, the band's upperclassmen were thrilled, but skeptical. The band's last few shows have been based on original music scored for marching bands - with, as senior Ethan Lamm recalled, some Beethoven thrown in.
Officers with the Sanford Police Department responded to 600 McIver Street at about 1:15 p.m. in connection with a reported shooting and located Martin Flowers, 26, of Florida, with a single gunshot wound to the back. Flowers was taken to Central Carolina Hospital and later transferred to UNC Chapel Hill Hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
A member of a recently retooled panel regulating North Carolina's fracking industry says its first meeting is on even though Gov. Roy Cooper's administration canceled it. The state Oil & Gas Commission scheduled an organizational meeting Thursday in Sanford.
As Gaston County residents head to the polls on Tuesday, the Board of Elections will be missing one of its former elections specialist, Parker Holland. "I'm very excited about it," Holland said Wednesday from his office in Sanford, where he started work in February.
Deputies responded to 220 Oak Hollow Lane at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 4 in response to a report of a shooting. They found that Brennan Desuan McNeil, 23, had been shot several times and was dead.
Brand-new weather spotters had a chance to try out their identification skills when severe storms rocked the Tar Heel state earlier this week bringing statewide reports of tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and structural damage, downed trees and widespread power outages. As many as 30 participants learned to recognize tornadoes and how they form during a weather spotter training Oct. 19 at the Community Center on Ball Park Road.
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