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Longtime Spring Lake lawmaker Marvin Lucas to retire after 47 years in politics

SPRING LAKE — Longtime Democratic state House Rep. Marvin Lucas, who represents Cumberland County’s Dist. 42, said Wednesday he is retiring from politics when he completes his term next …

CITYVIEW: A drumroll: for the Foundation’s GivingTuesday campaign, what was the final tally? How much was given? MARY HOLMES: $1,963,000.   What’s your satisfaction …

New court documents reveal the city of Fayetteville has been dismissed as a defendant in a federal civil lawsuit brought against it by Rick and Maria Iwanski, the grandparents of Jada Johnson, who …

Glenn Adams regains seat as Cumberland Commissioners' chair

In a 5-1 vote, Cumberland County Commissioner Glenn Adams was elected again to be the chairperson of the board on Monday. He previously held the seat a year ago. And another 5-1 vote elected outgoing Chairperson Toni Stewart to the vice chairperson seat.

Cumberland commissioners OK two raises for County Manager Clarence Grier

A year after he was hired, Cumberland County Manager Clarence Grier is getting a 5% pay raise now, and another 5% in July. This brings Grier’s $270,400 salary to $283,920 now and to …

Cumberland County commissioners to pick chairperson and vice chairperson on Monday

Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Toni Stewart is not seeking to retain the board’s chair position, she said on Friday, as the commissioners prepare to vote on Monday for the …

The Kirby File: Longtime news-talk radio personality signs off in emotional farewell

Your emotions can sneak up on you. And so, they did on this Friday morning before the sun was up, and Jeff Goldberg was preparing for what would be his final radio cast of “Good Morning, …

In the span of a few days, the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its consent for Chemours to import up to 4.4 million pounds of Gen X chemical waste from the Netherlands, while the United …

After Fayetteville police officer Dillon Hoke shot and killed DeMarcus Brodie on Thanksgiving, Brodie’s family is still looking for answers.

Fort Bragg became Fort Liberty nearly six months ago, but street and highway signs that direct drivers to America’s largest Army base didn’t get updated until this past month. The …

Second Fayetteville police officer faces multiple criminal charges

A second Fayetteville Police officer has been arrested within less than two months and charged with criminal activity, Tamyra Billings, 31, who was hired in 2021, was arrested Wednesday night …

'What I do means something to people'

With GivingTuesday having been officially observed this week, and the Cumberland Community Foundation’s 10-day GivingTuesday project wrapping up at 5 p.m. Wednesday, we’re taking time now …

In the final Fayetteville City Council meeting with its current members, the council heard detailed reports on public safety data from the Fayetteville Police Department and the Fayetteville Fire …

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) and the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) are hosting a series of community events dedicated to raising awareness about gun violence prevention. These events will …

Foundation's 'GivingTuesday' window closes on Wednesday

Throughout a 52-week year, Mary Holmes and her team from the Cumberland Community Foundation engage with the generous with a simple goal in mind.

Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden on Friday identified the motorist killed by a police officer during a Thursday traffic stop. In a press conference, Braden said 49-year-old DeMarcus Brodie of Fayetteville was shot and killed by Officer Dillon Hoke during a traffic stop that led to a physical altercation between the two.

Fayetteville's first food truck court opens in Haymount

As Black Friday shoppers were scurrying to cash in on post-Thanksgiving deals, Jordan Sherrod and Chris Beaty, the owners of the brand-new Haymount Truck Stop — Fayetteville’s first food …

As the holidays near, I'm profoundly thankful for my family's unwavering support, a cornerstone in both my life and role as Spring Lake's mayor. I'm also grateful for leading our vibrant community …

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and for many, that means gatherings with family and big meals. For those who may be alone or unable to afford a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, here’s …

Second man arrested for involvement in downtown vandalism incidents

The second of four men charged in connection to recent widespread vandalism incidents in downtown Fayetteville was arrested early Saturday morning by Fayetteville police after they’d obtained …

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday will consider approving the use of an app designed to support student mental health, decide the use of Gov. Roy Cooper’s one-time pre-K funds …

Chemours protest draws small crowd of persistent advocates 

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a handful of activists and concerned residents gathered on the grassy roadside a few yards from the winding road to the Fayetteville Works plant, waving flags and …

Braden: ‘I was skeptical of ShotSpotter, and I still am’

A year after the Fayetteville City Council voted to approve funding for the controversial gunshot technology known as ShotSpotter, Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden said the technology …

Arrest made, warrants issued, in downtown vandalism investigation

The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of vandalism this week across downtown, including many graffiti markings with hate speech and offensive symbols.  The …

Former Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins says she suffered a hostile work environment at the city and she plans to sue if the city fails to reach a settlement with her, her lawyer wrote in a …

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