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Bill Kirby Jr.

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.

Perhaps you will remember Tanesha Hendley, the former schoolteacher who found herself in the throes of May 30, 2020, when provocateurs and angry protesters damaged the downtown Market House, an issue that polarized the Fayetteville community.

You can’t exactly call it a financial windfall. But every dollar counts. Especially when you are overseeing the annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. And, not to mention the accompanying fall festival and those spring through summer Fayetteville After Five gatherings at Festival Park.

They gathered this night to remember what many might recall as the best of their days growing up with one another at the old Seventy-First High School along Raeford Road, just up the way from Doodle …

Some days you never forget. Or some people you meet along life’s way. Kathy Vogel still remembers that autumn afternoon in 2003 and walking along the garden trails. “We took her …

Dr. Holly Kusel is right where she wants to be. And right where Kusel wants to be is in the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center emergency department helping those who are in a health crisis.

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