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Fayetteville Dogwood Festival says its debts are paid

As the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival weathers a recent storm of controversy, difficulty and criticism, it has paid off $42,000 in debts from last year. The festival is April 26-28.

Seven years after it was discovered that the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians had been contaminated with toxic chemical waste from PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the federal government will enforce the first-ever regulations for public drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Fayetteville’s Cape Fear Regional Theatre to present big plans to PWC

Leaders from the Cape Fear Regional Theatre will make a presentation about the theater’s expansion project.

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce new national regulations for drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

Mystery of missing youths stirs troubling memories of 60 years ago

Just like the Westerfield brothers, Blake Devin and London Deven are missing.

City makes Interim Attorney Lachelle Pulliam permanent

Interim City Attorney Lachelle H. Pulliam will become Fayetteville’s permanent city attorney, Mayor Mitch Colvin said in a surprise announcement at the end of Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting.

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

With three weeks to go until Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival — without an executive director — two former festival executive directors have become tangled in a legal battle surrounding accusations on social media posts.

Fayetteville misses state audit submission deadline, again

Fayetteville has missed the deadline to submit its annual audit to the state for the second time in a row.

Fayetteville State faculty plan ‘no confidence’ vote on university provost

Faculty at Fayetteville State University will hold a no confidence vote on Friday regarding Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

City votes down resolution to support immigrant communities in city

The Fayetteville City Council on Monday voted against adopting a “resolution in support of immigrant communities in Fayetteville,” killing the motion to adopt the symbolic gesture with a 4-4 a split vote.

Coming off the heels of a Thursday community-wide discussion on Fayetteville’s Office of Community Safety, the city plans to hold a summit on the proposed public safety alternative at the close of this month, the City Manager’s Office announced Monday.

Fayetteville’s Office of Community Safety (OCS) is still more a concept than an actuality, but community organizing efforts and persistence from Fayetteville City Council members interested in developing an OCS have renewed momentum for building an official alternative public safety office in Fayetteville in recent months.  

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin joins national effort to curb crime

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin brainstormed with other mayors and learned ways other cities have addressed crime.

PWC to renew its focus on safety following increase in accidents

Employee accidents involving vehicles and equipment at the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are running twice as high as average this fiscal year. The utility is taking steps to reinvigorate a culture of workplace safety.

As many as 3.7 million people are expected to make travel plans on April 8 to see the total solar eclipse, which will be visible in parts of 13 U.S. states along a narrow stretch of land from Texas to Maine. 

Fayetteville has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the city brought forth by Sheila Lee, who alleges she was illegally detained, harassed and injured by Fayetteville police officers in an incident outside her home on Christmas Day three years ago.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will soon have new electricity rate plans for its massive consumers of electricity, such as factories, whose bills may run into the tens of millions of dollars per year. 

Joe Quigg relives March 23, 1957, and the night that changed his life forever

Most every kid shooting hoops in the backyard or in a silent moment in a gymnasium has envisioned themselves at the free throw line with a championship to win.

Cedar Creek Road development hearings removed last minute from agenda

Minutes before the Fayetteville City Council’s Monday meeting discussions began, the council removed public hearings on the proposed Cedar Creek Road apartments from the agenda — much to the surprise of around 30 residents who had come to the meeting to voice their concerns about the development.

N.C. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in fatal Fayetteville police car crash

Can the city of Fayetteville be held liable for a crash in which a Fayetteville police officer took his eyes off the road while driving and killed a pedestrian?

The Kirby File: School of Medicine, leaders say, will change healthcare landscape

Walk into this room at Cape Fear Valley Health Hoke Hospital, and you’ll see the intensity in Dr. Stephanie Mann’s eyes. She’s all business. There’s work to be done, with no time to spare.

$12 million fundraising campaign underway for new Methodist University medical school

A group of active and retired Fayetteville business leaders are trying to raise $12 million in donations to help establish the new medical school that Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health …

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