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Cumberland County’s first-ever county homeless shelter is one step closer to construction, with the final permitting requirements expected to be voted on by the Fayetteville City Council on …

Just in time for the holiday season, Operation Christmas Child opened its drop-off sites for this year’s donations, prepared and received in shoeboxes with faith-based messages. The project …

Methodist University Provost Suzanne Blum Malley announced Wednesday that Dr. Meredith Gronski has been named dean of the College of Health Sciences & Human Services. Effective January 1, …

Extraordinary avian: fearless bird befriends Haymount neighbors 

Jim Smith and his son Drayton had no idea what they were getting into when an unassuming songbird landed on a branch a few feet from them as they were doing backyard work in the family’s …

James “Lucky” Deans is used to working in times of crisis. Over the years, the electrical lineman has traveled up and down the East Coast with fellow crew members in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters, lending a hand to public power utilities and repairing downed power lines in communities left without electricity. 

Cumberland’s Connelly named N.C. Superintendent of the year

Cumberland County Schools’ Marvin Connelly has been named as the 2024 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. The award was presented Monday by the North Carolina …

Fayetteville has felt the impact of gun violence since the start of 2023 with more than 45 homicides so far, already surpassing last year’s total of 44. A collaboration of groups literally …

RecruitMilitary is hosting a hiring event exclusively for the military community at Fort Liberty. The Fort Liberty Military Community Hiring Event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at 2658 Rock …

At Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting, residents raised concerns during the public forum — many of which focused on homelessness — the council approved a special use permit …

Fayetteville Council gives 4% raise to City Manager Doug Hewett

The Fayetteville City Council voted 8-2 on Monday to give City Manager Doug Hewett a 4% pay raise. Councilmembers Deno Hondros and Johnny Dawkins voted against the pay increase. Mayor Mitch …

How will 2024 election maps change Cumberland County?

Last month, North Carolina lawmakers enacted three new maps to revise the state's district maps for both chambers of the General Assembly and Congress.

Fayetteville Technical Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting and conduct demonstrations at its new swift water rescue training facility on Monday. The ribbon-cutting will be at 2 p.m. at the facility, which is part of the Larry Keen Fire & Emergency Training Complex at 775 Tom Starling Road. Training demonstrations will follow.

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Department and partnering agencies will host a community dialogue with Jane Elliott, an internationally acclaimed teacher and diversity trainer, to discuss race in the U.S. The free public meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Huff Concert Hall at Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St.

Family fun day: There be pirates at Cliffdale Regional Library

Yo-ho-ho! There be pirates coming to Cliffdale Regional Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18. There’s no need to sail into the briny deep looking for adventure because there’s something here for landlubbers and pirates of all ages. Costumes are welcome and encouraged, but ye won’t have to walk the plank if ye don’t have one.

Your voice matters: shape the future of your library’s programs

Libraries have always been the heart of the community, offering a diverse range of programs serving the needs and interests of their customers. While libraries strive to provide the best possible experiences, library customers can actively participate in shaping the future of these programs. Your feedback is invaluable in guaranteeing that libraries continue to be vibrant and relevant community hubs.

For nearly four decades, Blashfield Sign Company has been leaving its mark at Fort Bragg, erecting most of the iconic signage seen in and around the military installation. So when the U.S. Dept. …

Downtown buildings vandalized with swastikas

Tenants in buildings on the 100 block of Person Street woke up Thursday morning to a troubling scene — swastikas and offensive phrases graffitied on exterior building walls facing 133 Person St., including an apartment building and an abandoned hair salon. 

E.E. Smith announces inductees into sports hall of fame

E.E. Smith High School recently announced the newest additions to its sports hall of fame. The entire class will be honored at a banquet in the spring.

Terry Sanford, Seventy-First, Cape Fear continue runs in state playoffs

A trio of Cumberland County schools head into the second round of the state football playoffs Friday night. Here’s a quick look at each matchup.

Jessie Bellflowers is a humble Hope Mills mayor-elect. “I am so thankful for everyone who voted on Tuesday,” said Bellflowers, 67, who upset Jackie Warner, a six-term mayor, with 52.57% …

Veterans Day events you won’t want to miss

With Veterans Day on Saturday, there are plenty of events in the Fayetteville area to celebrate the holiday this weekend. Whether you are active duty military, a military spouse or family member, a …

During Thursday’s agenda session, Cumberland County commissioners approved a number of items to be added to the consent agenda of their next regular meeting — including potential limits …

Operation Toy Drop returns to Fort Liberty

Paratroopers assigned to U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) host the annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Liberty Dec. 5-14. …

After ousting incumbents, Greene and Davis look toward joining council  

Incumbents on Tuesday captured the mayoral race and seven of nine seats on Fayetteville's City Council. Challengers who claimed victories in the Dist. 2 and Dist. 5 races, though, weren't …

Forever chemicals, forever concerns: Cape Fear River’s ongoing PFAS problem

Six years after the discovery of PFAS chemicals in the Cape Fear River, area residents are still trying to figure out what that means for them and their families. “The further I look into …

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