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This week’s Cumberland County high school athletes of the week are: Thomas Horne, Terry Sanford, golf, and Zoe Dorsey, Terry Sanford, track.

A trio of North Carolina state senators, joined by several other Republicans in the General Assembly, have given the N.C. High School Athletic Association an Easter basket full of rotten eggs. Sen. Tom McInnis, along with Sens. Todd Johnson and Vickie Sawyer, introduced a bill in the state Senate late Wednesday that would effectively dismantle the High School Athletic Association and leave it toothless to administer athletics in the state and hand out penalties to schools that break the rules.

Cumberland County sheriff criticizes end of pistol permit process

Since 2019, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has denied more than 6,000 requests for permits to purchase handguns. Action by the state legislature last week has put an end to that permit process. The legislature overturned a veto by Gov. Roy Cooper of S.B. 41, which repeals the requirement that anyone buying a pistol get a permit from a county sheriff.

The former president of the United States has nothing on me. Donald J. Trump is a wanted man. So am I.

City and county offices will be closed on Good Friday, according to news releases.

Fayetteville Regional Airport was awarded $3,000 from the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation to host the airport’s second Aviation Career Education Academy, according to a city news release.

Pinwheels representing a happy, safe and carefree childhood that every person deserves are blossoming across Cumberland County in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Gardens of bright blue pinwheels are being “planted” in several locations, adding to the more than a million pinwheels dislayed nationwide since the campaign started in April 2008, when it was adopted by Prevent Child Abuse America.

All aboard the STEAM train!

If you love science and art, you don’t want to miss what Cumberland County Public Library has in store for the month of April. Join us at your favorite library branch for the 13th annual …

SPRING LAKE — An executive with Cumberland County’s economic recruiting agency told county mayors on Friday that the search is on for land to build a “mega site.” Robert Patton, executive vice president of the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Economic Development Corp., said at a meeting of the Mayors Coalition that the agency is looking for 1,000 to 2,000 acres to attract mega projects such as the recently announced Toyota battery plant in the Randolph County town of Liberty.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

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