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The Fayetteville Fire Department is encouraging those interested in joining or learning more about being a firefighter to visit the third annual Women in Fire Service Day  on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, according to a news release.

Gray’s Creek defeats Douglas Byrd; Pine Forest edges Terry Sanford

Here are the scores from Friday night’s slate of high school football scores for Cumberland County Schools.

Cape Fear kicker ‘like an explosion’ on the field as leader in scoring

Clint Eastwood starred in a movie called “Trouble With the Curve,” in which he played an aging baseball scout losing his vision who relied on the sound of the ball coming off the bat to know if a young prospect was pro material. Jake Thomas coaches football, not baseball, at Cape Fear, but he was impressed with the sound of the ball coming off the foot of kicking prospect Francisco Garcia-Rodriguez.

DUNN — Betsy Johnson Hospital will end labor and delivery services effective Oct. 15, Cape Fear Valley Health said in a news release. The hospital, a part of Harnett Health and the Cape Fear Valley system, has experienced declining demand for maternity services and recruitment challenges, the news release said.

This is a community hearing and reading much discourse about its homeless population as the city and county attempt to address the homeless plight, including the city’s recently opened $7 million Day Resource Center at 128 S. King St. Now Cumberland County is following up with plans for construction of a Homeless Support Center off Grove Street between B and Hawley Lane adjacent to the old Pauline Jones Elementary School.

South View, Cape Fear standouts are athletes of the week

Here are your high school athletes of the week in Cumberland County schools: Dontario Austin, South View, football Austin, a junior inside linebacker, had 19 tackles, six of them solos, and …

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday to learn about its clean energy-focused program and to highlight its innovative military workforce training programs.

Village Christian cross country coach encourages personal best, teamwork

When you’re in the second year of building a cross country team like Danyl’ Bush is at Village Christian Academy, it helps to have an athletic-minded principal. Few are more supportive of high school sports that new Village principal Bob Barnes.

Visitors to the city of Fayetteville's website can now access a customer service platform developed with the latest artificial intelligence-driven chatbot technology. AskFAYNC allows visitors to get answers to questions, find information on city services, submit service requests, send a message to staff, or sign up for text message notifications, according to a news release.  

Cumberland schools keeping tabs on COVID-19 as cases rise countywide

With cases of Covid-19 on the rise in Cumberland County, Cumberland County School officials continue to take precautions to limit the virus’ spread among students. Cape Fear Valley Health reported 108 COVID-related visits to its children’s emergency department between Aug. 27 and Sept. 16. Before August, the reported cases were “none to two per day.” 

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