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Susan Barnes leaves a lasting legacy for students of today and tomorrow

Senior after senior held tightly to college scholarship certificates as the Cumberland Community Foundation would celebrate this historic Thursday in the life of the foundation’s Scholarship …

Adventure awaits with Cumberland County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

As summer unfolds, with warm days bringing promises of relaxation and leisure, there’s no better time to embark on a literary adventure than with the Cumberland County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June 1 – July 31.

Cumberland County may be operating on a tighter budget next year after County Manager Clarence Grier presented his recommended plan for fiscal year 2024-25 to the board of commissioners Thursday. 

Fort Fisher Beach Day — and 5 beaches for your next 4-day weekend

The summer air sticks to me. I crank up the car’s AC and we head east. It is our first beach trip since arriving at Fort Liberty, and our map is set for Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, …

Health system chief to receive ‘Distinguished Citizen’ honor from Boy Scouts

Mike Nagowski , chief executive officer for Cape Fear Valley Health, will be honored with the Cumberland County 2024 Distinguished Citizen award by the Occoneechee Council, Boys Scouts of America in …

The time-honored tradition of chatting away in a hair stylist's chair is often seen as therapeutic, but Cumberland County health officials have launched a program aimed at making that tradition …

Members of the county’s Crown Event Center Committee saw for the first time full design plans for downtown Fayetteville’s new and improved event venue on Monday.

Shuttered N.C. veterans home had problems for years

Two days before Thanksgiving, Lt. Gen. Walter Gaskin visited the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville to make a shocking announcement.

A doctor, scholar and philanthropist who was grateful for every day of his life

His was a life through a lens of curiosity and appreciation for all of God’s creation. He was a scholar. He was one of heart with a profound sense of the gift of life. …

Fayetteville, Cumberland County want to offer millions to attract titanium company

A proposed titanium reclamation plant would represent an investment of at least $1 billion, employ 450, and the average pay would be $120,000.

Summer programs for homeschool kids offered

At the library, we understand how challenging it can be for homeschool families to find fun, enriching activities for the kids. That’s why we are so excited to tell you about the programs and …

Jury finds girls’ basketball coach not liable in sexual assault lawsuit

Former girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson on Thursday won a civil lawsuit that accused him of illegal sexual contact with one of the players.

Midday mocktails and getting through PCS season

FROM THE HOMEFRONT | Aria Spears Midday mocktails and getting through PCS season How a sparkly glass with a foamy tangerine-coconut midday mocktail became my personal lifeline (everyone has …

A Cumberland County jury is being asked to decide this week whether former Terry Sanford girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson sexually molested a player.

Folks at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre have some news for you. “The show will have you ready to rejoice in your seat!” They’re promoting “Sister Act,” the musical currently underway at the old playhouse on Haymount Hill.

Run-off primaries underway on Tuesday

Tuesday is election day across North Carolina in the Republican run-off primary for lieutenant governor and state auditor. The election is open to Republican voters and to unaffiliated voters.

Skywarn program provides ‘ground truth’ in severe weather

Like a lot of meteorologists, Nick Petro’s fascination with the weather began early in his childhood.

A Mother’s Day Sunday of long ago to forever remember

Some of you have heard this story before of that Mother’s Day Sunday when the Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen closed his sermon at Highland Presbyterian Church in reciting “A Little Parable for Mothers” by Temple Bailey. Bailey was the gifted American novelist. McKeithen was the caring and compassionate preacher who could offer Bible scripture from the heart.

Cumberland lawmakers file bills for clean water, roads, firefighters

Democratic state Sen. Val Applewhite of Fayetteville this spring has filed bills to send more than $72 million to Cumberland County for clean water, for public safety, and to address infrastructure …

There will be a final lesson waiting Saturday for more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who will turn their tassels and embark on careers to come.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is on track to approve two new early intervention programs aimed at youth affected by opioid abuse. 

Got a problem with where you’re assigned to vote? County officials say you can thank the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Fayetteville PWC plans to reduce its budget by $25.8 million

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans a $439.1 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, a decrease of $25.8 million from this year’s budget, which is $464.9 million.

Governor wants to send millions of dollars to Fayetteville and Cumberland County

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to send more than $10 million to Fayetteville State University and more than $73 million Cumberland County for school construction.

The Cumberland County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.'s recommended budget for fiscal year 2024-25 — but not without facing some tough truths about teacher pay.

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