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Business Notebook for Feb. 26

In this issue of Business Notebook: Cool Spring Downtown District plans mixer for downtown residents; Cumberland County Schools earns statewide recognition for communications; Cliffdale Elementary’s Shacarra Taylor named Counselor of the Year; Corn Growers Association referendum set March 14; DOT opens applications for HBCU internship, fellowship programs

Business Notebook for Feb. 19

In this week’s Business Notebook:  Kimberly Leonard named director of city’s budget department; Coldwell Banker Advantage wins awards from Anywhere Leads; N.C. transit agencies, towns get federal money for transportation improvements; NC MedAssist announces keynote speaker of 2023 executive luncheon

Cape Fear Valley Health is recruiting for several job vacancies with information sessions beginning Thursday. Potential applicants can find more information and register in advance of job fairs at https://www.capefearvalley.com/careersx/events.aspx.

The Systel Building in downtown Fayetteville, with its looming aluminum-and-glass facade, has been undergoing extensive renovations since August 2018. Now, it has a new anchor tenant. Raleigh-headquartered Dogwood State Bank has moved into the first floor of the downtown fixture, which ranks as the city center’s tallest.

Business Notebook for Feb. 5

In this week's Business Notebook: Dogwood State Bank hosts ribbon-cutting at Systel building; Economic development agency names new marketing director; Health equity agency plans eighth annual luncheon

Two months into a yearlong trial run of a “social district” — where people can roam while drinking alcoholic beverages — downtown boosters say it’s getting a positive response. But on a recent stroll down Hay Street, some customers — and bar workers too — said they had not heard of the option.

The Fayetteville Observer will shut down its printing press in April and move its printing operations to a sister newspaper in Gastonia, according to a report on the Observer’s website Tuesday.

Business Notebook for Jan. 29

In today's Business Notebook: Kyle R. Chavis appointed to Lumbee Guaranty Bank board of directors; Dogwood State Bank to cut ribbon for new location at former Systel building; Better Health executive office dedicated in memory of Judy Klinck

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission received 10 policy recommendations designed to encourage local companies and minority- and women-owned businesses to bid for supply contracts.

In this week's Business Notebook: Methodist University named among 10 'must-watch' universities; 9 Fayetteville Tech faculty members receive awards for innovation; City marketing department adds public information specialist

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber hopes to have an announcement about its new CEO by the end of the month. If things go as planned, the new leader will soon be running the chamber at a new location …

Fayetteville PWC hopes to have new CEO hired by sometime in April

The board of Fayetteville’s public utility hopes to have a new CEO in place by April. Ronna Garrett, chairwoman of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission, said during the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday that the utility has been working with Polyhire, an executive recruitment firm.

The Fayetteville City Council on Monday approved a special-use permit to allow a church to locate on property closer to an adult entertainment business than current zoning regulations allow.

City Council exploring ways to round up abandoned shopping carts

City officials aim to round up a problem that shoppers encounter in retail parking lots everywhere: abandoned shopping carts. The problem is not only one of safety, officials said, but one that cost the city at least $78,000 over a period of two and a half years.

In this issue: Fayetteville barber appointed to state board; new member named to Wrecker Review Board; PWC offering free 2023 calendars; Fayetteville Tech names 2 to business programs leadership.

EASTOVER — Another day is nearing an end at Eastover Art Works, where McLaurin has been for customers from Dunn, Clinton, Erwin, Cedar Grove, Stedman, Vander, Godwin, Wade and Fayetteville since 1971. But after 51 years, Charles McLaurin says it’s time. Eastover Art Works, at least under Charles and wife Shirley’s ownership, is closing Friday.

In this week’s notebook: White Trash & Colorful Accessories changes its name to Cursive, and Fayetteville Justice For Our Neighbors receives $12,000 for an arts event.

Fayetteville Regional Airport will provide an update on its terminal renovations and expansion in an unveiling scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7, according to a city news release.

Shoppers are encouraged to shop small on Saturday. That’s Small Business Saturday, the day after the traditional Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday.

Fayetteville’s first shopping center — and one of the first in the state — is undergoing renovations and seeking new tenants after being sold to a Triangle area investor. Eutaw Village Shopping Center was sold to Eutaw Village Shopping LLC, which is based in Morrisville, by the local family business that had owned it since it opened in 1955.

In this week’s notebook: Fayetteville Academy names Norman “Blair’’ Fisher as the next head of school; two are recognized for support of Cumberland County Schools; Fort Bragg job fair set for Thursday.

Cape Fear Valley Health is eliminating 200 jobs, 158 of which are open positions, according to a news release from the health care system Thursday.

Fayetteville PWC receives clean audit report in financial review

Fayetteville PWC on Wednesday received “a clean, unmodified opinion” on its annual audit report for fiscal year 2022. Members of the Public Works Commission were presented with highlights of a financial review and audit report during their monthly meeting.

In this week’s notebook: Nikeisha Waring hired as Cumberland County’s first chief diversity officer, Dominique Hall hired as Cumberland County’s new human resources director, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office recognized for its work with military law enforcement, the county Department of Social Services has merged its website with Cumberland County government, city of Fayetteville receives budget award.

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison was full of surprises Thursday morning: new retail outlets, a new home for the chamber of commerce, and a new name for its business center to reflect its growing role as a business hub.

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