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Fayetteville Technical Community College has been awarded $500,000 by the Golden LEAF Foundation toward construction of a driving pad at a planned regional supply chain transport complex in western Cumberland County, according to a news release. 

Business Notebook: Food vendors sought for planned entertainment venue

Food vendors are being sought for Fayetteville’s first food hall, an open-air food and entertainment venue being developed as Railyard FVL. Partners are being sought to operate food stalls in the entertainment venue, according to a news release. Railyard’s developers hope to recruit eight to 12 small food and beverage businesses to operate stalls.

Business Notebook: Eggs Up Grill to open first restaurant in Fayetteville area

Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open a location in Hope Mills in December. Located at 2951 Town Center Drive in Traemoor Village Shopping Center, the restaurant is the first Eggs Up Grill planned in the Fayetteville market for franchise partner Stephanie Poole, joined by Brittney and Lauren Poole, according to a news release.

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday to learn about its clean energy-focused program and to highlight its innovative military workforce training programs.

Business Notebook: NCWorks, FSU sponsor Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair

The NCWorks Career Center in Fayetteville and Fayetteville State University’s department of adult learning will sponsor the Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair, according to a news release.

On a Friday night in late July, Axe to Grind got a visit from the local police. Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, co-owner of the Hamlet cafe, was presenting a local band in the back room. When he learned there were officers out front, he joked with his staff that a night out isn’t successful until the cops are called, but still, he was concerned. He had a packed house, and he didn’t want a scene. …

Business Notebook: Cape Fear Valley Health announces leadership changes

Three changes among Cape Fear Valley Health’s leadership team were recently announced. Chris Tart was named the new president of Hoke Hospital in August. Tart was previously president of Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital.

The third annual MilSpo Career Expo, a collaboration of the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, and Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Lake Recreation Center, 2922 Smith Lake Road on Fort Liberty.

Business Notebook: Gail A. Riddle to chair Cumberland Community Foundation board

Gail A. Riddle has been elected chairwoman of the board of Cumberland Community Foundation. Riddle joined the board in 2016 and has served on many committees, including chairing the Robert H. Short Scholars Committee.

Chamber’s State of the Community luncheon spotlights new events center, hospital expansion

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Community luncheon on Thursday at the Crown Complex Expo Center.  With about 600 people in attendance, according to according to the chamber’s Facebook page, organizers said it was the largest crowd in the history of the gathering. The audience included Fayetteville city, Cumberland County and state officials; business leaders; and public schools administrators.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission is one of 15 public power communities in the state to receive a 2022 Public Power Award of Excellence. ElectriCities of North Carolina presented the awards at its annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,

Retired newspaper publisher Ramon Yarborough dies at age 90

Ramon Yarborough, retired publisher of The Fayetteville Observer and Fayetteville Publishing Co., died early Monday. He was 90. Mr. Yarborough died at his Fayetteville home. “It …

The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville will host Business Resource Day focused on entrepreneurs and equipping them with the tools and expertise to operate successful businesses. …

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen on Monday approved requests for a 120-home neighborhood, a six-unit townhome complex, a new day care center and a Starbucks cafe on Monday.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission recognized more than 200 employees Wednesday morning for their hard work and dedication as the front line of environmental defense during the inaugural Wastewater Professionals Day.

More than 60 employers will be available to meet with veterans, military spouses, and members of the National Guard and Reserve at a jobs fair next week on Fort Liberty.

‘We’re fighting for the residents’

HOPE MILLS — With little discussion Monday evening, the town board unanimously approved the annexation of 1.198 acres on Rockfish Road and scheduled a public hearing on another annexation request for Aug. 21.

Recruit Military will host the first Fort Liberty jobs fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at 2658 Rock Merritt Ave. More than 60 employers have registered to present employment opportunities for veterans, military spouses, and members of the National Guard and reserve.

Cool Spring Downtown District, the managing partner for the city of Fayetteville’s Municipal Service and Arts and Entertainment districts, has elected new members to its board and executive …

State lawmakers have repealed “Blackbeard’s Law,” a measure passed in 2015 that Fayetteville underwater photographer Rick Allen believes was an attempt to stop him from suing the state for using his videos and photographs of the notorious pirate’s shipwreck without compensation.

ELIZABETHTOWN — Fayetteville Technical Community College and Bladen Community College have partnered to increase truck-driver training in the region. The colleges made the agreement made the agreement official Wednesday in a signing ceremony at BCC. The arrangement allows students enrolled at either school to use FTCC’s truck-driving instruction facility.

FTCC adds hybrid-electric automotives class

Fayetteville Technical Community College students can access the latest technology as the  automotive systems technology program gets plugged in to electric vehicle maintenance and repair. 

Florida utility veteran named new CEO of Public Works Commission

Timothy Bryant has been named the new CEO and general manager of Fayetteville Public Works Commission, the utility announced Friday. Bryant brings more than 25 years of utility experience to PWC and is the utility's 10th CEO.  Bryant will begin work Aug. 14, according to a news release.

Fayetteville Orthopaedics, which for nearly 50 years has provided orthopedic care in the Fayetteville area, is now part of Cape Fear Valley Health, which has continued to expand its orthopedic services.

For brothers Joe and Jimmy Gillis, farming is just a way of life. They know the fields like the callouses on their hands. They know life on Gillis Farms out west Fayetteville way, and while those rural days of agriculture farming have changed, their love for the land remains timeless. Mornings come early on the farm for this ninth generation of farmers, and the days end late.

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