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The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the positions of detention officer, detention officer cadet, deputy sheriff and deputy sheriff cadet. A hiring fair with same-day interviews is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the NC Works at 490 N. McPherson Church Road in Fayetteville.

Metronet is handing out free ice cream in neighborhoods across Fayetteville. The internet service provider is sponsoring a branded truck that will be popping up all over town delivering free ice cream to help beat the summer heat, according to a Metronet spokeswoman.

In early May, it’s possible to find fields of wheat and lavender-colored straw flowers bordering two-lane roads that wind through Gaston County. This part of Cherryville Township lies roughly 35 miles northwest of Charlotte and about 82 miles southwest of Black Mountain.  Continue driving, and one quickly discovers white signs lining county roads revealing what many locals see as a threat to the pastoral lifestyle that drew them here. The message in bold, black letters reads: “Gaston County Pit Mine,” enclosed in a red circle with a line drawn through the middle.

Main Event , a venue for bowling, laser tag, arcade games and other entertainment, will open its first North Carolina location at Cross Creek Mall on Aug. 9. The company plans to hire 160 employees to fill front and back-of-house positions including servers, bartenders, dining hosts, line cooks, game and bowling attendants, and others.

Lori’s Ace Home & Hardware will host the Women in Power workshop to teach women how to operate lawn and landscaping equipment with confidence. The workshop will be from 4 to 5 p.m. July 11 at the hardware store, 2800 Raeford Road, Suite 24A, according to a news release.

Bees & Boards Charcuterie & Catering Co., which provides made-to-order charcuterie boards and catering, is launching a restaurant concept that will include retail, dining, private celebrations, grab-and-go food, and catering, according to a news release. The restaurant will be on the ground floor of the Dogwood State Bank building at 225 Green St. in a space formerly occupied by The Friends Table.

US Foods Holding Corp., a leading food service distributor, will open US Foods Chef’Store locations in Fayetteville; Greenville; and Roanoke, Virginia. All three locations are expected to open in late fall.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission and the city will host Industry Day Business Networking on Tuesday in an effort to reach out to local businesses about business opportunities.

A Mardi Gras-themed appreciation and awards banquet was held for custodial workers by Cumberland County Schools. The evening recognized the work of custodians across the district, according to a …

Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will host the Fort Bragg Veterans Job Fair  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg.   Registration is free and available online to all transitioning military members, veterans, military spouses and dependents. 

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