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Hammertime

In Fayetteville, N.C., Sports on June 15, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I have never in my life witnessed such a beatdown. In rec-league softball, they have a mercy rule to prevent such things. We got to the Swamp Dogs game against the Wilmington Sharks in the third inning and things were pretty well in hand already. But the Sharks just could not field a decent pitcher. We didn’t witness a single home run (evidently there was one in the first inning), just a long string of walks and singles and errors and wild pitches. Sharks infielders had to take the mound to finish off the game, and, unsurprisingly, they didn’t fare well, either. It added up to 32 freakin’ runs. 

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More than a dozen robberies — quite a spree, Kangaroo Bandit

In Fayetteville, N.C. on June 2, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Kangaroo bandit’ suspect charged in several hold-ups

A Fayetteville man suspected in more than a dozen convenience store robberies was charged Monday in six hold-ups, authorities said.

Anthony Dean Pierce, 52, of 147 Rosebud Drive, was charged with six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. The charges stem from April 22 robberies of Kangaroo stores on Pamalee Drive and Ramsey Street, a May 13 robbery of the Pamalee Drive store, a May 15 robbery of a Sunoco station on Yadkin Road and May 20 robberies of Kangaroo stores on North Bragg Boulevard and McArthur Road.