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Mayor Mitch Colvin and challenger Efrain “Freddie” de la Cruz will be among Fayetteville City Council candidates pitching campaign messages as part of a Greater Fayetteville Chamber candidates forum scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crown Coliseum ballroom.

Mayor Mitch Colvin and challenger Efrain “Freddie” de la Cruz will be among Fayetteville City Council candidates pitching campaign messages as part of a Greater Fayetteville Chamber candidates forum scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Crown Coliseum ballroom.

Primary winners strategize for November’s general election

With Tuesday’s primary in the rearview mirror, the remaining candidates vying for seats on the  Fayetteville City Council — and in other municipal races in Cumberland County — …

The Remember My Name domestic violence vigil will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the steps of the Cumberland County Courthouse in downtown Fayetteville to raise awareness and highlight community resources.

As North Carolina pursues its plan to reduce carbon emissions over the next few decades, Fayetteville’s Public Works Commission is preparing to meet the state’s renewable energy goals …

Inquiring minds, you’ve heard before, want to know, and freshman City Councilman Mario Benavente is one of those inquiring minds. He’s not alone. So does Mayor Mitch Colvin, Mayor Pro Tem Johnny Dawkins and council members Shakeyla Ingram, D.J. Haire, Brenda McNair, Courtney Banks-McLaughlin and Deno Hondros.

A Fayetteville police officer has been charged with drug offenses after an anonymous CrimeStoppers tip, according to a news release. Officer Izreal Gear-Johnson, 23, was charged by the Narcotics Vice Suppression Unit and faces state charges. The FBI is reviewing the case to determine if federal charges will be filed, the release said.

Incumbent Colvin, challenger De la Cruz to vie for mayor in November

Incumbent Mayor Mitch Colvin will face challenger Freddie de la Cruz in Nov. 7’s general election after the pair led a four-person ballot in Fayetteville’s nonpartisan primary Tuesday.

Voter ID: Fayetteville voters mostly shrug off requirement 

On Fayetteville’s first primary election day under a new statewide voter ID requirement, voters at polling places largely shrugged off the new law.

Suspect who fired at officers in police custody

An armed suspect is in custody after Fayetteville police responded to gunshots reported early Tuesday morning on North Churchill Drive, the Fayetteville Police Department said.  Officers …

City Council seeks bodycam footage of in-custody shooting

The Fayetteville City Council is seeking police body camera footage of Lawrence Artis, a 29-year-old man who reportedly shot himself with a concealed weapon Oct. 2 while in custody of Fayetteville police officers and has since died. 

Your guide to Fayetteville’s primary election

Election season is under way in Fayetteville, and voters will have a final chance to cast their ballots in three races in the city’s primary election Tuesday. 

Skyrocketing teen boy suicides linked to firearms access

Suicide rates were 3.2 times higher for teenage boys than teen girls between 2018 and 2020 — with guns increasingly playing an outsize role. Boys and young men represent  80 percent …

Fayetteville Technical Community College has been awarded $500,000 by the Golden LEAF Foundation toward construction of a driving pad at a planned regional supply chain transport complex in western Cumberland County, according to a news release. 

Indigo Moon Film Fest to bring documentaries, narratives to downtown venues

“Black Barbie” will open the eighth annual Indigo Moon Film Fest in downtown Fayetteville beginning Friday and running through Sunday. More than 80 independent films from around the world will be featured, including dramas, documentaries, animation, student-directed works and films with North Carolina connections.

Do you know that you have 64 great-great-great-great grandparents? That’s a lot of ancestors who each had their own life story! The Cumberland County Public Library’s Local & State …

Bill Kirby Jr.: YMCA of the Sandhills is back in business with new CEO

A lone swimmer slowly backstroked her way in the swimming pool during a Wednesday morning exercise as a lifeguard kept vigil. Shuttered for the past year, the Fayetteville branch of the YMCA of the Sandhills is back in business, and with a new chief executive officer.

Business Notebook: Food vendors sought for planned entertainment venue

Food vendors are being sought for Fayetteville’s first food hall, an open-air food and entertainment venue being developed as Railyard FVL. Partners are being sought to operate food stalls in the entertainment venue, according to a news release. Railyard’s developers hope to recruit eight to 12 small food and beverage businesses to operate stalls.

Just four days after a shooting in the area, about 50 people of all ages gathered in the Massey Hill neighborhood Saturday morning to stand up against violent crime and show solidarity for law enforcement. 

Council to hold hearing Monday on public utility annexations

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 433 Hay St. Here's a look at what’s on the agenda. Public comments: As with each first regular meeting of the month, …

Gray’s Creek, Cape Fear, Seventy-First roll to big wins Friday night

Pine Forest defeated E.E. Smith 22-0 Friday night as Cumberland County Schools football teams took the field. Among other scores, Harnett Central topped Terry Sanford 45-28.

Early voting ends Saturday in primary races for municipal office

Only two days remain for one-stop, early voting in the municipal primary election. New election laws require that voters present photo identification. Those without a photo ID can get one free at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office.

With Cumberland’s primary municipal elections set for Tuesday, voters will choose between four candidates seeking Fayetteville’s mayor seat: incumbent Mitch Colvin and challengers Freddie de la Cruz, Quancidine Hinson-Gribble and Charles Evans. 

Turf-marking machine takes work out of preparing athletic fields for games

David Culbreth is always on the lookout for technological advances that will save school coaches time from certain aspects of their work so they can devote more of it to their students and families. His latest discovery is the Turf Tank Two, which tackles the arduous task of lining athletic fields for play and turns it into a job for one person and one machine.

Cape Fear tennis, Pine Forest football standouts recognized for achievements

These students are the Athletes of the Week in Cumberland County based on their standout performance in tennis and football.

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