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They were college basketball teammates, one a prolific offensive wizard and one who converted two free throws to secure a national championship and an unbeaten season that still is revered in Chapel Hill.

When they were teenagers growing up in Hope Mills, they could travel almost anywhere just by taking Cameron, Legion and Hope Mills roads or U.S. 301. But the roadways that took members of the Hope Mills High School Class of 1967 on their life journey always had a return destination.

This Father’s Day will be unlike others for Sharon Hinton Smith and her sisters Pamela Ainsworth and Deborah Pierson. Their hearts will be heavy. Donald “Don” Leroy Hinton …

Two former mayors, two former mayors pro tem and two past city councilmen have been working for more than a year to reduce district representation on the elected body that governs the city.

This wasn’t a debate between the city mayor and the challenger who wants to be mayor, but it was an informative and enlightening back-and-forth exchange between incumbent Mitch Colvin and Freddie Delacruz.

Now the mayor and some City Council members want to be in the entertainment business. That’s just what Mayor Mitch Colvin, Shakeyla Ingram, Larry Wright and Courtney Banks-McLaughlin were saying Monday night at a council work session.  

Gasoline prices are over $4.50 per gallon, food costs at grocery stores and restaurants are up, and it’s safe to say our Cumberland County Board of Commissioners was prudent Monday in adopting …

Bill Kirby Jr.: Chamber mum on president’s departure

Greater Fayetteville Chamber leaders were full of excitement and enthusiasm just more than 12 months ago in announcing Shari Fiveash would be the new president and chief executive officer of the organization. So was Fiveash.

Isabelle Dee Wedemeyer came out of Fayetteville High School in 1961with no intentions of waiting for the world to come her way.  She went after her world, and did she …

Joe Shepard has been coaching youth baseball for 48 years, but he’s never seen anything like May 16, when his Phillies executed a triple play in the Stoney Point Recreation league game for …

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