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Bill Kirby Jr.

You never had to ask Todd Lecka about his life. Or wonder if there were regrets along the way. “I have lived a good life,’’ Lecka always would say of his days that took him …

Dr. Rakesh Gupta and his wife, Dr. Vinita Gupta, have called Fayetteville home for more than three decades. They don’t just live here. They embrace this community. “Fortunately, …

No A Dickens Holiday? Members of the Downtown Alliance beg to differ. On yes, oh yes, there will be A Dickens Holiday downtown from 1 to 8 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, just like there has been …

Council members Shakeyla Ingram, Courtney Banks-McLaughlin and Brenda McNair did not attend an emergency meeting of the Fayetteville City Council on Sept. 2 to discuss Cumberland County Superior …

A daughter stood tall and solemn on this day of a mother’s life celebrated and remembered. “My mother was just as beautiful on the inside,” Heather Wilson Tuttle would tell those Thursday who gathered at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in remembrance of Brenda Heath Wilson.

There’s just something about the county fair. From the candied apples to the cotton candy, to the aroma of onions and green peppers frying on the skillets to flavor a sausage dog, to the carnival hawkers tempting you to try your skills and win a teddy bear.

Call it the art of compromise. And compromise is better than controversy and polarization.

This has been that joyous weekend for the once-kids of Seventy-First High School, the classes of 1971 and 1972. And for Marshall Lovett, a 50th reunion to remember. “I’m looking …

Virginia Lilly Yarborough was a newspaper heiress who quietly gave back to her community. “We are humbled by this wonderful endowment gift to support daily assistance for the homeless of our community,” says Craig Morrison, executive director of Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch, about the Virginia Lilly Rankin Yarborough Endowment for his organization.

If the late king of rock ’n’ roll ever had a fan, it’s Phil Barnard. He always enjoyed seeing those wood-framed photographs of Elvis Presley hanging in the hallway of the Crown Complex arena showing Presley when he performed here Aug. 3, 4 and 5 of 1976.

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