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Stacey Buckner has been recognized both locally and nationally for her "Off-Road Outreach" service to homeless veterans. She was named one of CityView's Community Impact Award winners in November after having previously been named a top-10 finalist for CNN's Heroes award, a prize that focuses on service. On Sunday night, Bucknr will find out if she's the winner: CNN will broadcast a live tribute to the 10 finalists and name the top recipient, who gets $100,000 for their. Buckner's already there, but before departing Fayetteville she spoke with CityView's Bill Horner III about what's in store over the weekend. You’re leaving for New York when?
After 15 years on the board, Cumberland County Commissioner Jimmy Keefe announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2024.
Mayor Mitch Colvin would begin his fourth term Wednesday night with a pledge to address gun violence as a Fayetteville City Council priority, while reminding us that no matter our ethnicities, our differences or the color of our skin, we are a stronger community when working with one another.
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Board to hold swearing-in ceremony Monday
The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen will be sworn into office for another two-year term at 6 p.m. Monday. The entire board including the mayor was re-elected in November. Spring Lake resident …
Ruth Suggs Bucca
Ruth Suggs Bucca, 99, of Hope Mills passed away in her home on Friday, December 8, 2023. Ruth was born in Henderson, NC to the late Sam and Rosa Suggs of Hope Mills, NC. Ruth was married to the …
A map showing the proposed downtown social district.
Council to vote on permanent downtown social district at Monday meeting 
One year after piloting a yearlong trial of a downtown social district, city council will vote on whether or not to implement the program permanently. 
Anna Monroe
Anna Monroe, 87, of 1507 Trevino Drive, Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 09, 2023 at 12 noon at Second …
Johnny Chavis
Johnny Chavis, 68, of 903 East Edgerton Street, Dunn, passed away on Friday, December 01, 2023 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 09, 2023 at 12 noon at …
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Wrestlers Johnson, Miller collect tournament wins

Mac Johnson, a freshman, was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Green Hope Grapple tournament after winning the 106-pound weight class. He won his first three matches by pin.

He guided Seventy-First to two state championship and won five altogether. He says this year's team is 'a really special bunch of kids.'
When it comes to talking state football championships at Seventy-First High School, no man has more experience than the guy who won a pair of them for the Falcons, then added another at South View and two more at Asheville Reynolds before retiring.
Downtown peace and harmony: The new “Lady Muriel” mural
You may have noticed a colorful addition to Market Square when driving or walking around downtown Fayetteville: A new mural entitled “Lady Muriel” brightens the side of The Sweet Palette …
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The Kirby File: A Fayetteville institution celebrates its Diamond Jubilee

You might think this is a time of respite for Tonya Strickland, Marcus Hedgepeth, Chris Dixon and Stephen Terry, given that the certified public accountants have put one tax season behind them in …

Why military members experience food insecurity — and where to find (or give) help
As the holidays commence, some military families are finding it hard to stretch their budgets to afford healthy, balanced meals.  This struggle is one aspect of low food security. The USDA …
Deadline for paying 2023 property taxes is Jan. 5
Cumberland County Tax Administration reminds citizens that property taxes for real estate and personal property listed in January 2023 will be delinquent if not paid by Jan. 5, 2024. Interest and …
CityView awarded Report for America grant for health care reporter
CityView has been selected as a host newsroom partner for a reporting corp position through Report for America, the organization announced Thursday. CityView’s RFA application — one …
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Spend the Holidays with the Fayetteville Symphony

It’s the greatest time of year to celebrate the holiday season with the FSO.
Marie Brandon
Marie Brandon, 97, of 121 Alabama Lane, Fayetteville, passed away on Friday, December 01, 2023. Funeral services will be conducted in New York under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home in New …
Kenneth Foy
Kenneth Foy, 70, of 1609 Seabrook Road, Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 05, 2023 at 11am at Herring Funeral Care …
Calvin C. McKoy
Calvin C. McKoy, 84, of 5081 Daughtry Road, Wade, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, December 04, 2023 at 12 noon at Herring …
James Scottie Hailey
James Scottie Hailey, 74, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 12 …
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson, 63, of 306 Davis Street, Fayetteville, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at his home.  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 01, 2023 at 1pm at South …
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The Greater Fayetteville Chamber has added three individuals to its Board of Directors.
CITYVIEW: A drumroll: for the Foundation’s GivingTuesday campaign, what was the final tally? How much was given? MARY HOLMES: $1,963,000.   What’s your satisfaction …
HOPE MILLS – Thoughtful, Jessie Bellflowers was on this Monday night before his inauguration as the town’s 18 th mayor. But even with the mayoral gavel in wait, he would pay homage …