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Have you seen this SUV?

Have you seen this SUV?

Police: Vehicle may be key to Friday RBC Centura bank robbery in Fayetteville

Police are hoping this grainy snapshot of a getaway vehicle might jog someone's memory and help solve a bank robbery from July 8 at the RBC Centura Bank in Fayetteville.

The three gunmen, armed with an assault rifle and two handguns, used duct tape to bind three of four bank employees, but none were injured, police said. One shot was fired into the air when they entered, police said.

The surveillance video shows the dye pack exploding inside the blue SUV, police said. Read More»

N. Fayetteville SunTrust bank robbed

N. Fayetteville SunTrust bank robbed

Cops looking for maroon older model vehicle; no shots fired

Fayetteville Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred just before 2:30 this afternoon at the SunTrust bank near the Fayette Pavilion off Ga. Highway 85 and Ellis Road.

For a gallery of bank robber photos, click here.

A gunman entered the bank with a handgun and left in what was believed to be an older model maroon Chevy Impala with dark-tinted windows, according to initial police radio accounts of the scene. Read More»

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville

Gregory Eugene Poe, 41, of Fayetteville, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2011 after an extended illness.

Gregg was born on July 22, 1969, in Chambersburg, PA. He is the much beloved son of Larry and Janis Poe of Goose Creek, SC.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carla Brannon Poe; a devoted sister Anita R. Black of Winchester, VA; a daughter, Cheri Poe of Peachtree City; a son, Aarron Poe of New Caney, TX; and his stepson, Keegan Brannon of Waleska; a niece, Amber Keehr of Winchester, VA; a nephew, John Black of Durham, NC and many extended family members. Read More»

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville

Mr. Oliver Clyde “O.C.” Hendrix, Jr., 79, of Fayetteville, passed away on July 11, 2011.

Mr. Hendrix was a member and past president of the Fayette Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of Fayetteville 1st United Methodist Church where he served as an usher. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Read More»

Woman, 78, scammed out of $4,000 by 2 false ‘Samaritans’

The circumstances of the July 8 theft of $4,000 from a woman in Fayetteville by two women posing as Good Samaritans serves as a cautionary tale for others who might find themselves in a similar situation.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said the July 8 incident began when a 78-year-old Jonesboro woman walked out of the Dollar Tree store at the Fayette Pavilion.

The woman was approached by a woman in her 40s, telling the victim one of her tires was flat and that someone had been called to repair it, Crawshaw said. Read More»

UPDATED: New level of violence in F’ville

 Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office secured a duffel bag used in the Friday morning robbery. A dye pack had exploded, rendering some of the cash useless. Photo/John Munford.

UPDATED for Wednesday print edition — Fayetteville Police are hoping that someone recognizes one of the three men who robbed the RBC Centura Bank in north Fayetteville at gunpoint Friday morning.

Although two of the suspects had their faces almost completely covered, one appeared to be wearing just a cap and eyeglasses, according to surveillance photos released by police hours after the holdup. Read More»

Grady-Beauregard roundabout on track for August completion

Workers move steadily toward completing Fayetteville’s first roundabout. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The temporary closure on June 1 of the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville has affected many area motorists. The long lines of re-routed traffic should come to an end during the first week of August when the reconfigured intersection re-opens as an upscale traffic roundabout. Read More»

3 youths arrested in Fayetteville burglary

Three teenagers were arrested early Tuesday morning after an officer spotted a suspicious skateboarder in a south Fayetteville subdivision around 5 a.m., police said.

The skateboarder dropped the box, which turned out to be a safe, and ran away from the officer in the Lakemont subdivision, police said. A police K-9 unit and other officers conducted a search which led to a home on GlenWood Lane where one person was found hiding in the bushes and two were hiding inside the house. The subdivision is located off Redwine Road in the southwestern part of Fayetteville. Read More»

Tell Fayette board, ‘Keep Chris Snell’

With regard to your article on the possibility that Chris Snell will be removed as director of the Fayetteville Library due to lack of funds, I am shocked to think anyone in county government would allow this to happen.

Without question, it has been her leadership that has made the library a place where all Fayette County citizens’ needs and interests are met.

As a senior citizen in this county, few services are available to us for the tax dollars we provide. We need to find the local funds necessary to keep Chris as the library’s director. Read More»

F&HH exhibit bulldog tenacity on bypass

For those who came in late, the West Fayetteville Bypass (“WFB”), better known as “the road to nowhere,” is a project that has become increasingly controversial over the past three years.

When the voters narrowly approved the 2004 SPLOST package, the WFB was buried deep inside as “a road, street or bridge project.” It was not identified by name on the ballot. As a result, most people don’t realize they voted for it. Read More»

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