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A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.
Jack Britt High School teacher Betsey Vera shed happy tears when she found out she’d been named Cumberland County Schools’ 2024 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 
Covering high school sports is a full-time job, not something you can do the right way with the limitations I have to deal with.
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Robert Ray Smith
Robert Ray Smith, 77, of Fayetteville passed away on April 18, 2024. Robert leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Ellen Jacobs Smith; children, Chad (Missy) Smith, Derik (Melissa) …
Elizabeth Thornton
Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton, 88, died Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Harmony at Hope Mills.  An updated obituary will be added soon.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at …
A1C Mitchell Lee Cogdell Sr.
A1C Mitchell Lee Cogdell Sr, 82, of Fayetteville NC, departed this life on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, 9:30 AM at Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church. …
American rocker John Mellencamp performs at Crown Theatre in Fayetteville, N.C. on April 17, 2024.
John Mellencamp rocks Fayetteville
Fayetteville came out to rock Wednesday and John Mellencamp cranked up the music.
Mary Alyce ((Ruggles)) Webb
Mary A Webb, 83, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Fred, and Mary Ruggles; son, Thomas Bael; brothers, “Butch” Ruggles and William Ruggles; and …
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Though they be but little, they are fierce

As you may know, April is the month of the military child, and I encourage you to make the children in your life feel extra special. My, how they deserve it. When we become milspouses we …

Library’s free digital preservation lab helps users preserve life’s memories
Most of us often take pictures to remember important and special events and places — maybe even too many! Now, the library is offering a free way to preserve those.
Brown's stellar audition gets 'interim' tag removed
Tyreece Brown had about as successful an audition as possible for the head coaching job of the Fayetteville State women’s basketball team. Now that his "interim" tag has been removed, and the former men's star will work to guide the Broncos to a national championship.
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Fayetteville seeks county’s support to expand Day Resource Center services

Three-fourths of the way through its first year in operation, Fayetteville’s Day Resource Center has faced some operational challenges, but city leaders and community partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to expand available services at the DRC. 

Dogwood Festival drama likely to be resolved before a judge or a jury
No more accusations: Judge Regina Joe issued a preliminary injunction Monday prohibiting Malia Kalua Allen from saying anything else about Allen’s festival predecessor, Carrie King, on Facebook, TicTock or other social media platforms
Hope Mills board tells historic committee to prepare plan for a commission request
Hope Mills commissioners on Monday told the Historic Preservation Committee to finalize a plan for the board’s approval as the next stage in their request to become a state-recognized …
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners officially commits to GenX project with PWC
Cumberland County commissioners officially took the first step in the county’s historic partnership with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on Monday, unanimously approving a memorandum of understanding with the PWC to build a new water system in Gray’s Creek.
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The Kruger Brothers bringing unique infusion of classical, folk music to Fayetteville

We are thrilled to welcome the Kruger Brothers to Fayetteville to perform alongside the FSO for this special program at 7:30 p.m. on April 20, 2024, at Seabrook Auditorium.
Esther Rose ((Welch)) McLean
Esther Welch McLean, 79, of Hope Mills died April 17, 2024. She was born in Cumberland County on March 30, 1945 to the late William McDuffie and Lula Reeves Welch. She worked 25 plus year in the …
Mary Brown Woodruff
Mary Brown Woodruff, 93, passed away into her heavenly rest on March 7, 2024, as the sunrise was breaking with her daughter, Dawn and son in law, Bob at her bedside. Mary was preceded in death by …
LTC (R) Stephen J. Berti
LTC (R) Stephen J. Berti, 87 of Fayetteville, NC passed away on April 14, 2024. Steve was born in San Jose, Californiao on December 10, 1936, and after a long military career considered Fayetteville …
Noah Cortez-Kavon Grossman
Noah Cortez-Kavon Grossman, (Infant), died on Friday, April 12, 2024. Noah was born on February 1, 2024, in Cumberland County. He was always happy, and his beautiful eyes and smile would light up …
Mr. Ronald Moore
Mr. Ronald Moore transitioned from this earthly life on April 16, 2024 at UNC Health Southeastern in Lumberton, North Carolina. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are to his family and many friends. …
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