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County health director to rescind mask abatement order

The director of the Cumberland County health department on Tuesday said she plans to rescind an order that requires people to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces. Dr. Jennifer Green said she will rescind the Public Nuisance Mask Abatement Order beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

A former Cumberland County Department of Public Health employee alleges in a lawsuit that her boss started sexually harrasing her shortly after she was promoted to administrative assistant in 2016.

As drug overdoses increase, North Carolina medical providers and community workers await long-expected settlement funds as part of landmark litigation by states’ attorneys general against …

Christiana Adeyemi has been named executive director for Better Health of Cumberland County effective Jan. 5. “I am excited to join the Better Health team and to continue the legacy of 64 …

A deputy was fired after shooting at a vehicle when responding to a call Tuesday, and a criminal investigation is underway, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputy Luis Hernandez …

How Amazon’s new Fayetteville facility could impact labor market

Online retail powerhouse Amazon confirmed a new 1.3 million-square-foot facility in Cumberland County last week, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and hundreds of thousands in property tax revenue.

Residents can get free N95 masks at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health while supplies last. Each person in a household can receive five N95 masks, the county said in a release.

Masks to be optional for Cumberland schools starting Feb. 16

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 5-4 to make face masks optional in schools starting Feb. 16. Until Tuesday’s vote, masks had been mandatory inside schools. The board is required by state law to vote on the mask policy each month. 

Longtime football Coach Bob Paroli dies at 91

Bob Paroli, who built a football coaching legacy in Cumberland County and the state that set him apart from most of his peers, died Monday.  He was 91.   A veteran of 55 years as a head coach, Coach Paroli spent much of his career in Cumberland County, leading Douglas Byrd High School to dominance of county football in the 1990s and finally winning an elusive state title after moving to nearby Seventy-First High School at the end of his career. 

The El Centro, California-based data mining company Plan C Crypto has announced plans to open a regional headquarters in Fayetteville during the third quarter of this year, creating an opening for 19 jobs with the expectation of more to follow.

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