The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners again has said no to pursuing a chicken processing plant that would have brought about 1,000 jobs to the area.
Multiple media outlets reported commissioners voted 4-3 Monday against a public hearing necessary to consider a $2.5 million incentive package for Sanderson Farms. The company was considering whether to build a $113 million plant in a county-owned industrial park.
Authorities say two men have been arrested after two elderly men living about 15 miles from each other were robbed and killed earlier this week in their homes near Fayetteville.
Investigators said in a news release that 22-year-old Brandon Stewart and 20-year-old Brandon Avery are each charged with two counts of murder.