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Mistakes can be overcome, Jack Britt High valedictorian tells classmates

Nearly 1,000 high school students in five Cumberland County high schools, including Jack Britt, received their diplomas Wednesday as graduation week wrapped up. Wednesday was the fourth and …
President Joe Biden visited Fort Liberty, the world’s largest military installation by population, on Friday and signed an executive order that aims to support military personnel and their families.
Fayetteville City Manager Douglas Hewett, some might conclude, must do his grocery shopping somewhere other than where other city residents do. “I don’t support what’s been proposed,” Johnny Dawkins, the mayor pro tem, says about Hewett’s proposed 2023-24 budget that includes a 56.75-cent property tax hike per $100 property evaluation.
Steven Barbour agrees that there’s a lingering stigma among some in the education profession that coaches don’t make the best teachers. While he may agree with that notion, he and coaches like him are doing everything they can to erase it from everyone’s memory.
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With less in sales tax revenue, Fayetteville faced with raising taxes
Fayetteville City Manager Douglas Hewett has proposed a new budget for the city, and it includes a hike in property taxes — as much as to 56.95 cents per $100 property evaluation, a 7-cent increase.
Nothing is impossible, Terry Sanford valedictorian tells her classmates
Graduates at Terry Sanford High School were encouraged “to disobey” as they pursue their dreams. Nearly 1,000 high school students in five Cumberland County high schools, including Terry Sanford, received their diplomas Wednesday as graduation week wrapped up.
Douglas Byrd valedictorian says graduates will find freedom — and challenges
Nearly 1,000 high school students in five Cumberland County high schools received their diplomas Wednesday as graduation week wrapped up. Wednesday was the fourth and final day of the district’s graduation marathon.
Spring Lake emerging from financial mismanagement, Board of Aldermen told
SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen discussed preparing for a shortfall in sales tax revenue while hearing good news about the state of the town’s finances during a budget meeting on Wednesday night.
Cumberland County commissioners adopt budget with no property tax hike
Cumberland County’s property tax rate will not change next fiscal year after the Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a budget proposed by County Manager Clarence Grier. The tax rate will remain at 79.9 cents per $100 valuation, according to a county news release.
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Seniors, the library is the place for you

When you think of the public library, you probably think about story time. Yes, the library is indeed a wonderful place for children, but it’s an excellent gathering place for adults, too.

Red Cross puts out call for blood donors
The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations, citing  a shortfall of  26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients, according to a news release.
R&B artist Maxwell coming to Crown Coliseum in October
Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell will perform at the Crown Coliseum on Oct. 20,, according to a news release. Tickets for the show are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore to offer 25% off most purchases on Wednesday

The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 3833 Bragg Blvd. will celebrate Habitat ReStore Day on Wednesday with 25% off on purchases from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release.

Man charged in April 16 shooting death on King Charles Road, officials say
A man is charged with murder in a shooting death on King Charles Road on April 16, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Glenn Richard Tedder II, 35, was arrested Thursday …
Swanson shines in quality start as Woodpeckers win 3rd straight in Zebulon
ZEBULON — Nic Swanson put together arguably the best start of his minor league career Thursday night at Five County Stadium as the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (22-32) took down the Carolina Mudcats (30-22), 6-2. Fayetteville has now won three in a row after falling in extra innings to open the series on Tuesday. 
Quality pitching, timely hits lead Woodpeckers to doubleheader sweep of Carolina
ZEBULON — Coming off a frustrating loss Tuesday night, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (21-32) bounced back in a big way on Wednesday at Five County Stadium as they won a pair of seven-inning …
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Michael John Kenney
Michael John Kenney, 68, of Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, June 3, 2023, at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.  Michael was born July 30, 1954, in Arlington, VA, to the late John Franklin …
Timothy C. Morris Jr.
Timothy Charles Morris Jr. passed away June 4, 2023. He is survived by his parents, Dawn Eason Dixon and Tim Morris; stepfather, Chris Dixon; brother, Brooks Dixon; maternal grandparents, George and Lois Eason; grandmother, Vera Dixon; Aunt Cindy and Robert Yarborough, Aunt Katrina McCourt, Uncle Art Morris, Aunt Ashlee and Ryan Ciccone; and cousins Amanda Morris, Dixon and Beckett Ciccone.
Larry D. Ritch
Larry Dean Ritch, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2023, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Larry was born in Talladega, Alabama, on July 7, 1952, son of the late Lawrence and Patty Sue Lewis Ritch.
John A. Sargent
John Alvie Sargent, 71, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2023, at the VA Medical Center. John was born June 2, 1952, in Flint, Michigan, to the late Constance and John Sargent.
John F. Lamonski Jr.
On June 7, 2023, John Francis Lamonski Jr., 90, of Fort Liberty, NC, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. John was born June 15, 1932, to John Felix and Rose (Bombarski) in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.
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Untangling the twists behind a proposal to leverage the PWC for 30 years

Fayetteville Councilwoman Tisha Waddell resigned abruptly in November, alleging that Mayor Mitch Colvin withheld information from the council in an attempt to bring in a private equity firm to operate the PWC.

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Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell alleges that Mayor Mitch Colvin and city bond attorney Jonathan Charleston privately pushed for a concession agreement with Bernhard Capital Partners. She says the council should have been more involved.