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There's a pervasive myth that firefighters die in a “blaze of glory.”

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.

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.

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.

Not far from downtown Fayetteville, cement dust swirls over the asphalt on North Street, stirred by passing cars. The air is thick with it.

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.

Under the recommended 2024-25 budget of Fayetteville City Manager Doug Hewett — which he presented to Fayetteville City Council at Monday’s meeting — residents could see a 5-cent property tax rate increase per $100 property valuation and increases in several monthly service fees. 

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.

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 …

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.

Preliminary results from a 24-hour count of Cumberland County’s homeless population appear to show a roughly 21% decrease from 2023, county officials said Tuesday. 

City picks Manna Dream Center to run Day Resource Center 

Fayetteville has selected the Manna Dream Center , a local nonprofit organization and church, to operate the city’s Day Resource Center (DRC) for a year starting July 1. 

$1.3 billion sought for Cumberland County titanium recycling plant

Cumberland County is being considered for a titanium reprocessing facility. American Titanium Metal LLC, is seeking to borrow up to $1.3 billion to make it happen.

Cumberland County needs about 1,000 precinct officials staffing the polls on Election Day, but as of this week, the county is still 550 workers short — meaning possible longer wait times at the polls come November.

A new era of public safety may be on the horizon for Fayetteville 

Mental health, public safety and homelessness continue to be a major focus for Fayetteville residents voicing concerns to the Fayetteville City Council. 

Ilana Sheppard and Lydia Nichols know all too well the cost of America’s mental health crisis. 

Following difficult year, Fayetteville Dogwood Festival emerges from clouds

Community support and volunteers helped the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival organization navigate some of its toughest times and hold a successful 2024 festival, board members said.

When I attended Terry Sanford High School, I remember that my classmates and I stayed up to date on J. Cole’s music. Whether it was mixtapes, freestyles, or just verses, it seemed as though we …

As the North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its first week back in session in Raleigh, local elected officials are asking for more than $38 million from the state legislature to address Fayetteville's needs. 

As Fayetteville residents process the plethora of information provided at last week's town hall on the fate of E.E. Smith High School, some Golden Bull alumni are asking why Smith — and why now? 

Biden campaign office in Fayetteville signals NC is key in 2024 election

A gathering at the Cumberland County Democratic Party headquarters on Thursday was a harbinger that North Carolina will again be a factor in the outcome of the presidential election.

Chancellor marks progress, but faces crisis as he enters his fourth year

As Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison passed his third anniversary at the helm of the storied campus on March 15, he had accomplishments to celebrate. …

The woman said she hadn’t seen her son for over a year. 

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