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The culinary arts program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is training aspiring chefs and restaurant managers in part by serving up gourmet lunches and dinners to the public, giving students hands-on experience preparing meals.

DUBLIN — Proclaiming their company to be a “good neighbor,” executives and technicians of the Chemours Co. met with people who live near its Fayetteville Works site on Tuesday night and said a planned expansion would be good for the economy and not harmful to the environment.

HOPE MILLS — The town Board of Commissioners on Monday continued its discussion of a proposed overlay zoning district. The board met an hour before its regular meeting. It marked the second …

HOPE MILLS — The town Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session an hour before its regular meeting tonight to discuss the development of an overlay zoning district. This will …

In this week’s notebook: Angie Brady selected for Southeast Tourism Society board, Steve Foley named credit union CEO of the Year, Heather Skeens named assistant Cumberland County manager, Cumberland County seeking vendors to participate in employee wellness fair and Miller-Motte College is hosting a Community Resource Open House.

Cape Fear Valley expansion underway

Motorists traveling near Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and visitors to the campus may see a few disruptions over the next few months as construction begins on a $110 million hospital expansion project.

The interim CEO of Fayetteville’s public utility, presiding at his first board meeting on Wednesday, praised his leadership team for working together during a period of transition. Mick Noland was named interim CEO and general manager of the Public Works Commission after the resignation of Elaina Ball effective Sept. 2.

In this week’s notebook: Cumberland County Schools recognize two high school counselors and three health care professionals; Cape Fear Valley receives a grant for an Arts Therapy program; an FSU professor secures funding from the National Science Foundation for her research; and Methodist University’s engineering program receives accreditation.

For more than three decades, the city of Fayetteville’s 911 call center has operated from the same space at police headquarters downtown. Updating the 911 center and several city fire stations are important keys to providing public safety in Fayetteville, city officials said Friday as they led reporters on a tour of city facilities that they hope will benefit if voters approve a three-part bond package in a November referendum.

Former City Council member recommended for PWC appointment

A City Council committee has recommended that a former council member be appointed to the Fayetteville Public Works Commissio n despite a current council member’s request that the decision be delayed. The appointments committee on Wednesday recommended that former City Councilman Chris Davis be appointed to the PWC.

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