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Local & State History Department hosts November ancestry programs

Halloween has just passed, which heralds our arrival into the holiday season. Cumberland County has participated in holiday traditions over the years, such as the New Year’s countdown to the midnight drop of Jasper the Flea in Eastover. Stop by the Local & State History Department at your local library this holiday season to see Jasper, along with other items honoring local and state traditions.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will meet 9 a.m. on Monday for the board’s first meeting of November. Here’s what’s ahead.

Pine Forest players come together as a team to turn season around

Just three weeks into the 2023 football season, things looked extremely bleak for Bill Sochovka’s Pine Forest Trojans. After games with eventual state playoff qualifiers Cape Fear, Seventy-First and Gray’s Creek, the Trojans were 0-3 and had an average losing margin of 32 points per game. The Trojans went 6-1 the rest of the season and wound up capturing their third consecutive conference title.

Cape Fear scoring powerhouse, Terry Sanford tennis star take weekly honors

A standout receiver for Cape Fear football and a star of Terry Sanford’s win over Carrboro in girls tennis are the Athletes of the Week for Cumberland County high schools.

Terry Sanford women’s tennis going to win state title against Lake Norman

Terry Sanford’s women’s tennis team has a state doubles championship to its credit. Now the Bulldogs will attempt to add a team title to its haul of honors. Last weekend, the duo of Pauline Bui and Loren Galaviz took home the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A doubles crown with a 6-1, 6-0 win over twins Caroline and Kathryn Adkins of Fike High School in Wilson. Their teammates will join them in Burlington on Saturday for the 3-A dual team final against Lake Norman Charter School at the Burlington Tennis Center.

A musical based on the story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will be staged for two weekends beginning Nov. 9 at Fayetteville Technical Community College. “Peter and the Starcatcher” …

When folks gather downtown Saturday for the Cumberland County Veterans Day Parade, they’ll be witnessing a soldier’s soldier in Lt. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue, commanding general of Fort Liberty and the XVIII Airborne Corps, and the last American solider to depart Afghanistan on Aug. 30, 2021, in this nation’s effort to defeat the international terrorists Al Qaeda in the 20-year war.

Flu season is here. Here’s how to protect yourself.

With colder temperatures this week signaling winter's approach, something else is coming, too: respiratory illness season. 

This year's Veterans Build Week of Service will focus on making critical repairs to the homes of  10 veteran families. An opening ceremony for the annual Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity …

Jingling and mingling: ‘Holly Day Fair’ runs through Nov. 5

This year’s Holly Day Fair, a Fayetteville family tradition that’s drawn generations of families eager to get an early start on Christmas shopping, runs through Sunday at the Crown …

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