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The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and approved grants for a transportation program for rural residents and allocations of nearly $800,000 to agencies addressing the opioid epidemic.

The Cumberland County Headquarters Library at 300 Maiden Lane will be closed Wednesday through Sunday so that library staff can rearrange several of its collections.

Early voting in Fayetteville’s municipal elections begins Thursday, kicking off the fall 2023 election cycle that culminates in Nov. 7’s general election in Cumberland County.   …

Business Notebook: Cape Fear Valley Health announces leadership changes

Three changes among Cape Fear Valley Health’s leadership team were recently announced. Chris Tart was named the new president of Hoke Hospital in August. Tart was previously president of Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital.

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.

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