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Record rushing performance, 93 golf round earn Cumberland athletes honors

A South View football standout and a Cape Fear golfer are the Athletes of the Week in Cumberland County Schools.

Cumberland schools well represented on East’s All-Star football squad

There will be a strong Cumberland County presence at the first East-West All-Star football game played in December this year. Two Fayetteville coaches are on the East staff for the game. Pine Forest’s Bill Sochovka will be head coach for the East while Terry Sanford assistant coach Jeff Morehead will be an assistant. Players from Cumberland County chosen for the game include kicker Juan Hernandez of Pine Forest, wide receiver Rico McDonald and linebacker Landon Sargent of Cape Fear, and defensive back Kamal Thames of Terry Sanford.

Stock up on mustard, chili, onions and coleslaw. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will visit multiple senior centers and Fire Station 9 on Oct. 25, according to a city news release.

Bill Kirby Jr.: 19 days until Election Day, and your vote is your voice

Early voting is underway throughout Cumberland County for the Nov. 7 general election, including the Fayetteville City Council races for mayor and competitions in District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5 and District 9. The early voting period runs through Nov. 4.

Fayetteville Academy looks to prove itself in soccer playoffs

A funny thing happened to Fayetteville Academy after completing its soccer regular season with a perfect 16-0 record. When seedings were announced for this year’s state 2-A playoffs, the Eagles found themselves sitting at No. 6. The lower seeding did earn them a double bye, meaning they won’t play their first game until Saturday, but both Eagle head coach Andrew McCarthy and some of his players were a little mystified that they didn’t get more of a reward for their unbeaten record.

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its newest program, the Consumer Protection Division, at a news conference Thursday morning. The program's mission is to create a guide of ethical and honest businesses in the greater Fayetteville area, provide scam warnings, and curate consumer reports for Fayetteville residents. 

The Fayetteville Technical Community College dental hygiene and dental assistant departments will hold a youth dental health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Tony Rand Student Center.

Fayetteville Chamber’s candidate forum focuses on economy

Eleven Fayetteville City Council candidates, including both in this year’s mayoral race, answered questions on primarily economic-related topics — such as growth and development, the tax rate, housing and infrastructure — during a forum Wednesday hosted by the Greater Fayetteville Chamber. 

The Fayetteville Police Department is dispelling rumors circulating on social media about a connection among a series of deaths on Bragg Boulevard.

Fayetteville Technical Community will welcome Grammy Award-winning pianist and Latin jazz recording artist Lannie Battistini for three appearances at the Fayetteville campus on Oct. 24 and 25.

GRAY’S CREEK – Slip the notch in your belt down by one. No need for a snug-fitting skirt. Those country cooks from “down at the branch” are busy this week preparing for the 56th annual Gray’s Creek Woman’s Club Buffet and Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the newly remodeled Gray’s Creek Community Building.

Homelessness committee discusses recommendations for City Council

The Fayetteville City Council’s Homelessness and Mental Health Committee met Tuesday to discuss policy recommendations members plan to present to the council at a work session next month.

Skeletal remains found on Bragg Boulevard

On Wednesday just before noon, Fayetteville police officers responded to a report of human skeletal remains in  a wooded area in the 3900 block of Bragg Boulevard, the Fayetteville Police Department said on Facebook Wednesday.  

Fayetteville PACT honors City Council for use of ARPA funds

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fayetteville received $40.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding from the federal government. In the years since, the city has primarily invested the funding in three areas: business and economic vitality; housing and community livability; and infrastructure and community investment. 

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Fayetteville residents are invited to pitch in and pick up litter during the fall Fayetteville Beautiful cleanup on Nov. 11, according to a news release. Registration for the cleanup is open.

U.S. military pledges principled, responsible approach to artificial intelligence

This past May, at a London summit hosted by the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society, the U.S. Air Force’s chief of AI test and operations brought up an unnerving scenario. He told the audience about a simulation involving an AI-enabled drone tasked with identifying and destroying targets. A human operator retained the final authority over whether to ultimately destroy any one target.

Business Notebook: Grant to fund free smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

Cumberland County Emergency Services received a check for $4,912 from South River Electric Membership Corp. for the purchase of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to be distributed to volunteer fire departments.

Zac is a youth director at Clay Center United Methodist Church in Clay Center, Kansas. He spoke with CityView Executive Editor Bill Horner III about his work.

From a ghostly night of live theater to trunk-or-treats, CityView has compiled a list of festive activities in Cumberland County for you and the family to partake in this October. 

Cape Fear comes up with win in overtime game with Jack Britt

Here are the scores from Friday’s football games for Cumberland County Schools: E.E. Smith 34, Western Harnett 15 Terry Sanford 42, Westover 20 See more:

Crime Scene Library returns to library in October

Our popular culture seems to be obsessed with crime. People are apparently fascinated by crime content of all kinds:  through TV, movies, podcasts and books. Crime horrifies us, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to know the twisted, sensational details.

The public is invited to celebrate the life of late Fayetteville City Councilman Theodore "Ted" Mohn at a memorial service  at 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Bill Crisp Senior Center.

Connelly’s ‘CommUNITY Chats’ aim to get discussions started 

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. is meeting with parents, families and other stakeholders through a series of Monday evening “chats” designed to engage with students' families and provide updates on the implementation of the system's strategic plan. 

Cape Fear football, Pine Forest golf-volleyball standouts are Athletes of the Week

Here are the Cumberland County high school Athletes of the Week:

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