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Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

Fayetteville PWC approves electricity rate hikes: 2% this year, 2% next year

Electric power rates and other fees for customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission will rise as of May 1 this year and again on May 1, 2025.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

At the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday, council members continued to debate each other about consistent racial disparities in traffic stops conducted by Fayetteville police officers. 

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

When Cumberland County Schools personnel tell students to “talk to the llama,” they aren’t being facetious. 

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Two homeless encampments located beneath nearby bridges spanning the Cape Fear River have been cleared and the residents placed in temporary shelter under Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance, …

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Restoration brings a new chapter to Orange Street School

Bishop McNeill’s life has been entwined with the unassuming, two-story brick building on Orange Street — known as the Orange Street School — for as long as he can remember.  …

The Kirby File: Retired 4-star general among 9 honored as Fort Liberty ambassadors

FORT LIBERTY — They are among the men and women of this community who bond us with one of the largest military installations in the world. When a nation calls, Fort Liberty is there. …

Embark on a journey of reflection and understanding with North Carolina reads

Calling all book enthusiasts and advocates of justice! We’re bringing you an engaging lineup of books that delve into the realms of racial, social and gender equity, alongside North Carolina's history and culture.

Republican Lee Spruill suspending campaign for Cumberland Board of Commissioners

Republican V. Lee Spruill III has suspended his campaign for Dist. 2 of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards

Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …

PWC to discuss new electric, water and sewer charges on Wednesday

Customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission may soon face new rates.

Issues of mental health, public safety and homelessness continue to be a major focus for Fayetteville residents voicing concerns to the city council, with several speakers chiming in on the subjects …

East Regional Library celebrates 25 years of operation with anniversary party

Cumberland County Public Library’s East Regional branch (ERL) celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

Cumberland Community Foundation on GivingTuesday highlights, college scholarship deadline

In the words of its President and CEO Mary Holmes, the Cumberland Community Foundation wants to help make life better for Cumberland residents. 

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