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Headquarters Library’s second floor offers all ages a place to explore and expand

Children’s laughter. Dancing feet. Spinning gears. Tapping blocks. A child’s emotional appeal to stay “just a few more minutes.” These hallmarks of play are the soundtrack of the reimagined second floor at Cumberland County’s Headquarters Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Cape Fear, Seventy-First rack up big wins; Gray’s Creek comes up short

Here are the Cumberland County Schools football finals for Friday night.

After a busy agenda session on Thursday, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will meet for its regular meeting Monday evening. Several topics will be up for discussion.

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. will spend most of his Monday evenings this fall semester meeting with the public and system stakeholders.  The series of …

Athletics chief says respect for officials is essential to integrity of game

Of the 418 high schools in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, only 106 made it through the 2022-23 school year without having a coach or athlete ejected from a contest. Two of those schools are in Cumberland County: Gray’s Creek and Seventy-First.

Security concerns haunt spectators who just want to enjoy the game

A chill shook the Cape Fear region last weekend following reports of a shooting in the parking lot at a football game at Lumberton between the Pirates and county rival Red Springs. The game was halted early in the third quarter, according to The Robesonian newspaper. It was completed at 4 p.m. Saturday in an empty stadium in Lumberton.

Seventy-First High classes of 1964, 1965 relive yesteryear

June Sharpe Sweeney will tell you she had the time of her life. She closes her eyes and her memory drifts back to 1965, when Sweeney was a senior and a cheerleader at what then was the new …

Gray’s Creek volleyball player, Cape Fear receiver turn in star performances

The Athletes of the Week in Cumberland County high schools excelled on the volleyball court and the football field.

Annual celebration of diversity to bring cultures together downtown

For 45 years, the International Folk Festival has served as a celebration of Fayetteville’s cultural diversity.  This year, the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County plans to expand the into more of downtown.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met Thursday to discuss the agenda for its meeting Monday and approve its consent agenda.

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