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Lt. Josh Christensen, lead investigator for the operation, went over final preparations before he and the others headed to make arrests. Matt Monarca | The Sanford Herald. SPRING LAKE -- Early Thursday morning, members of the Harnett County Sheriff's Office gathered in a Department of Transportation ...
LILLINGTON -- Two men described as major suppliers of heroin and opioids in the western portion of Harnett County were arrested this morning during a roundup of 19 people that caps a four-month investigation. Deputies will be searching for the remainder of the wanted people this afternoon, Harnett ...

A Harnett County man indicted by a federal grand jury on drug and weapons charges was arrested Wednesday, according to a release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. John Andrew "Puppy" Pipkin, 58, of Erwin, was indicted in December on 12 counts that include ...
LILLINGTON -- An Angier man was killed Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S 301 north of Dunn, the highway patrol said, the second fatal crash in as many days in Harnett County. The wreck happened at 2:55 p.m. at Jernigan Road, less than a mile outside the Dunn city limits, according to a report ...
The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a teen was shot in the leg on New Year's Eve. Around 10 Sunday evening, deputies were called to the 500 block of Nicole Drive, in Sanford, after reports of a shooting. When the arrived, they found 19-year-old Marquis Barnes, of Cameron, had been ...
According to Harnett County Emergency Services, one woman is dead after a Christmas Eve house fire. Officials said the fire started just after 10:15 Sunday evening in the 100 block of Supreme Drive. Sarah Beddingfield, 68, was found dead inside of the residence. Authorities said four people were inside ...

Dunn, N.C. -- Fire units from multiple counties worked to put out a large fire at a produce store in Dunn Friday night. firefighters from Cumberland, Johnston and Sampson Counties responded to the fire at Tart's Strawberry and Produce farm at 100 N. Powell Ave. Part of North Carolina Highway 421 was ...
Angier, N.C. -- A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest Saturday afternoon in what police are calling a "domestic incident." Deputies responded to a home at 2662 Oak Grove Church Rd. in Angier. Officials say Cody Braxton entered the residence and was shot by a female who lived there, authorities said.
A man is in the hospital after deputies said he was shot during a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend. According to the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon in the 2000 block of Oak Grove Road in Angier. Deputies said 22-year-old Cody Braxton and his ...
Holly Springs, N.C. -- Two Lillington men have been charged in the October death of a Harnett County man whose body was found in his yard, authorities said Thursday. Joshua Mark Eason, 32, and Timothy Shawn Brown, 35, both of 848 South River Road, were charged with first-degree murder, robbery ...
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WNCN) - The Harnett County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men in connection with the October death of a man whose body was found underneath a vehicle in a wooded area by the victim's home. Joshua Mark Eason, 32, of Lillington and Timothy Shawn Brown, 35, of Lillington ...
Broadway, N.C. -- A driver was killed when a tractor-trailer ran off the road and burned Tuesday afternoon in Harnett County. The fire was reported just before 3 p.m., and state troopers and firefighters responded to U.S. 421 North near Sloan Road to find the truck off the shoulder in the trees. Harnett ...
Lillington, N.C. -- A Harnett County 16-year-old was arrested and charged Monday in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy at a home outside Lillington last month, authorities said. Emmanuwell Leigh Nelson, 16, of Lillington, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death ...
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. -- There was a packed house at a Tuesday night meeting focused on efforts to correct local county lines. Harnett County leaders want to redefine the border where Harnett, Chatham and Wake counties meet and held a meeting in Fuquay-Varina to discuss the proposed realignment ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- Two Harnett County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after two masked men got in a shootout with a homeowner during a robbery attempt late Friday morning. Johnsonville Elementary and Benhaven Elementary schools both were put on lockdown for nearly two ...
Harnett County schools will not have to make up any time for the days missed because of inclement weather, the school system said in a news release Tuesday. The Harnett County Board of education and Superintendent Aaron Fleming decided at the beginning at the 2017-18 school year to add 10 ...
DUNN, N.C. (WNCN) -- An elderly female passenger was killed in a head-on crash on New Year's Day near Dunn, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Troopers responded to a two-vehicle collision just before 4 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 27 east near Hodges Chapel Road Monday.

LILLINGTON -- One person was killed and two injured on New Year's Day in a two-vehicle crash on N.C. 27 in Harnett County near the Johnston County line, the highway patrol said. The wreck happened at 3:51 p.m. about 4 1/2 miles east of Coats near Hodges Chapel Road, according to a report filed by ...
A woman who was injured in a fatal house fire in Harnett County on Christmas Eve is improving. Shannon Beddingfield was listed in good condition today at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC hospitals in Chapel Hill, a spokesman there said. Beddingfield was injured when a fire at the Lillington home of ...
The state agency that oversees jail supervision regulations will send an investigator to Harnett County to look into the death of an inmate who came down with a paralyzing disorder while behind bars. The News & Observer reported last week that Apolinar "Hasen" Perdomo, 27, died on April 21 after a ...
Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats told ABC11 on Tuesday that he "suspects" the Christmas tree in a house fire that left a woman dead on Christmas Eve. Officials said the fire started just after 10:15 Sunday evening in the 100 block of Supreme Drive. Sarah Beddingfield, 68, was found dead inside of the ...
Lillington, N.C. -- One person died in a Christmas Eve fire in Harnett County, authorities said. Authorities responded to the call at 164 Supreme Drive, in Lillington, just after 10:15 p.m. Sunday. Although it is unclear how many people were in the home at the time of the fire, one person was killed in the blaze, ...
Lillington, N.C. -- The father of a Harnett County teen who was shot to death last month said Thursday that he's sure the shooting was an accident and that his son's best friend shouldn't be sitting in jail. Owen Caltagirone, 15, was with friends in a one-room building behind the Lillington home where his ...
Holly Springs, N.C. -- Two Lillington men have been charged in the October death of a Harnett County man whose body was found in his yard, authorities said Thursday. Joshua Mark Eason, 32, and Timothy Shawn Brown, 35, both of 848 South River Road, were charged with first-degree murder, robbery ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- An accident or reckless use of a firearm? The Harnett County District Attorney's Office said a deadly shooting in November was the latter and charged a 16-year-old with second-degree murder. Emmanuwell Nelson appeared in court Tuesday in connection with the death of ...
LILLINGTON -- Harnett County Animal Services is looking for people to adopt dogs and cats at the Harnett County Animal Shelter. The shelter is at capacity, which is preventing Animal Services from addressing the backlog of service requests in the county until there is space, officials said in a news release ...
Broadway, N.C. -- A driver was killed when a tractor-trailer ran off the road and burned Tuesday afternoon in Harnett County. The fire was reported just before 3 p.m., and state troopers and firefighters responded to U.S. 421 North near Sloan Road to find the truck off the shoulder in the trees. Harnett ...
LILLINGTON -- A Spring Lake man was killed and a Fayetteville woman injured Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on Nursery Road in Harnett County, the N.C. Highway Patrol said. The wreck happened at 9:07 p.m., less than a mile north of Overhills Roadabout 14 miles west of Lillington, according to a ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- Two Harnett County elementary schools were placed on lockdown after two masked men got in a shootout with a homeowner during a robbery attempt late Friday morning. Johnsonville Elementary and Benhaven Elementary schools both were put on lockdown for nearly two ...
Harnett County, N.C. -- Harnett County's NAACP is calling for the resignation of a Dunn officer who they say assaulted a man on the ground in handcuffs during a traffic stop in 2012. The incident recently came to light when dash cam footage surfaced, but the group claims the city has known about it for ...
Harnett County night went from quiet to '100 mph' with shooting, chase. email. share; share; tweet; email. EMBED More ... police said Tuesday that 24-year-old Gregory Taylor, of Spring Lake, led officers from Harnett County into Cumberland County. The chase ended, authorities said, when Taylor ...
He was being held at the Harnett County Detention Center and authorities said more charges are pending. Authorities said two men and one woman were injured in the shooting. One man ws airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition while the other two were in serious condition at Betsy Johnson ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- Harnett County deputies believe a resident shot and subdued a burglar on Sunday who had tried to kill ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- The Harnett County Animal Shelter is at capacity will need to euthanized if the animals aren't adopted soon, ...
Fuquay-Varina, N.C. -- An effort by Wake, Chatham and Harnett counties to firmly establish the boundaries between them could wind up ...
Lillington, N.C. -- A 16-year-old has told Harnett County authorities that he accidentally shot his friend early Monday in a home outside ...
Harnett County, N.C. -- School resource officers in Harnett County schools will have access to long guns on campus after a unanimous vote by ...
In September, Courtney Frederick's 5-year-old ended up in an emergency room after a bookkeeper at a Harnett County Elementary school ...
Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats later confirmed that the child found about 5 p.m. in an abandoned mobile home between Crest Circle and ...
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 3-year-old child in Harnett County. As of 10 p.m., she remains missing, the Harnett County ...
LILLINGTON -- The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 2-year-old girl who is believed to have been kidnapped. Zy'Rah Nicole ...
Spring Lake, N.C. -- Halloween decorations are meant to be spooky, but neighbors in one Spring Lake community say Ann Highland's ...
A Dunn woman is celebrating after winning $1 million in the Extreme Millions scratch-off game. Frances Perry bought her $30 ticket at the Phill's ...
Exit 72 at Pope Road in Harnett County is one of six interchanges that the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to upgrade with longer ...
LILLINGTON -- A Benson man is accused of drunken driving and leaving the scene Sunday after his car rear-ended a motorcycle, killing the ...
Stewart replaces Joseph Jeffries, who resigned to become town manager of Lillington. She had been the deputy county manager since May of ...
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Raleigh man was killed and three others hurt in a head-on crash in Harnett County late Sunday night ...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- A man killed his ex-girlfriend in a stabbing at her Harnett County home early Saturday morning, authorities said.
LILLINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) -- The Harnett County Sheriff's Office says that 22-year-old Sherrod Ford murdered his ex-girlfriend, Briana Greene ...
Seventeen people were charged this week in Harnett County with various drug offenses -- some related, some unrelated -- with bonds ...


 

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