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They’ll come this day to remember. But more to celebrate the life and times of Douglas Hunter Parks, the 45-year-old entrepreneur, passionate conservationist, wildlife enthusiast and born-again Christian.

Bill Kirby Jr.: Mayor, City Council have challengers in wait

Some eyes will be turning this week to the yellow-brick building along Fountainhead Lane. Filings resume Thursday for candidates seeking city, county, state and federal offices. And the truth of it is, many eyes will be on the Fayetteville City Council.

Far too many of us remember that spring evening of 2020 when a downtown march over the death of George Floyd turned destructive and left the historic Market House ablaze. Tanesha Hendley, 38, …

Crime is a growing concern in this community. Particularly homicides, where the city alone reported 48 homicides in 2021, and already six this year. “We’re trying to find ways to …

Fayetteville native among eight who died in weekend plane crash

A 45-year-old Fayetteville native was among the eight people who died in a plane crash off the North Carolina coast last weekend. Douglas Hunter Parks, 45, and his girlfriend, Stephanie Fulcher, were in the aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, authorities said.

Bill Kirby Jr.: Challenger says City Council’s time is up

Jose Rodriguez is champing at the bit to be on the Fayetteville City Council.   He is bidding to unseat Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Keefe Jensen, who is in her fourth term representing District 1 neighborhoods in north Fayetteville such as King’s Grant, Kinwood, Kinwood by the River and College Lakes.

If you are looking for the heart and soul of all you can be, look no further in this community than to this man of heart, soul, kindness and impeccable grace, and you will come to know Willie Wright.  

Bill Kirby Jr.: Residents weigh in on City Council decision

Angie Amaro might give some thought to having her staff call for some overtime hours a couple of weeks from now at the Cumberland County Board of Elections office on Fountainhead Lane when election filing resumes for city, county, state and federal elections.  

There will be no sunshine on City Hall.   Not in this community when it comes to our mayor and other Fayetteville City Council members who have been under a cloud of suspicion since allegations were made regarding a now-defunct bid by a private equity firm to operate and manage the city-owned Public Works Commission. 

Ike Walker Jr. doesn’t count his coaching victories. He counts the athletes who helped him along the way in achieving 300 coaching triumphs over 22 seasons at Jack Britt High School.

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