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State laws enacted by Republicans and Democrats make it extra hard for North Carolina’s largest group of voters — the independents — to run for office.

Sen. Val Applewhite did not mince words Friday as she spoke to Cumberland County school officials, Board of Education members and fellow legislators. 

Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

Preserving Civil Rights Movement oral histories at the Cumberland County Public Library

Fayetteville experienced rapid change in the decades following World War II, with Fort Bragg’s (now Fort Liberty) rapid expansion during the Cold War. The highway system was expanding, and by …

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Dr. Toni Stewart has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council.

Author Corie Weathers will be on hand to welcome dozens of Fort Liberty military spouses about opportunities regarding the financial well-being, support and job opportunities available for those living the military life at The 12M+ Open House Birthday Bash scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 670 Southwest Broad St. in Southern Pines.

As city and county leaders gathered Thursday to discuss next steps in tackling homelessness in Cumberland County, one woman on the front lines provided a stark reminder of the county’s situation.

Fayetteville PWC approves electricity rate hikes: 2% this year, 2% next year

Electric power rates and other fees for customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission will rise as of May 1 this year and again on May 1, 2025.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Cumberland County will receive more than $250,000 in funding from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services for a two-year pilot emergency placement fund program, officials said Wednesday. 

The Kirby File: Councilman points to disparity of Black motorist traffic stops

Mario Benavente is the activist-turned-city councilman, and when it comes to fair and equal treatment of traffic stops in the city, he passionately argues that the numbers just aren’t equal for …

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

Cumberland County commissioners touched on the county’s biggest achievements and concerns — highlighting in particular ongoing issues such as opioid abuse and water contamination by “forever chemicals” — during a gathering of a three-county coalition at Fayetteville Technical Community College on Tuesday. 

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

After the polls close on the final day of the primary season on March 5, four Democratic and seven Republican candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will learn if they’ll make it to the ballot for November’s general election. 

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …

Huge Segra Stadium crowd watches ECU top UNC

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers minor league baseball team won't start its 2024 season for another six weeks, but the Houston Astros affiliate has already set a franchise record. And they did it by …

When Cumberland County Schools personnel tell students to “talk to the llama,” they aren’t being facetious. 

They’re Golden Bulls and proud to be a part of generations of teenagers who came before them. “You can make an argument this school isn’t the worst,” Kenneth Williams, …

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year

Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Fayetteville Age: 33 Works: Business Owner, Commercial Real Estate …

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