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The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 433 Hay St. Here is a quick summary of the agenda.

Fayetteville will celebrate the 30 th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with Saint-Avold, France, next week. “Mayor Rene Steiner has the distinction of being the first mayor from Saint-Avold to ever visit Fayetteville in the 30 years of our ‘Sister City’ relationship,” says Kris Johnson, president of the Fayetteville-Saint-Avold Friendship Alliance.

Fourth Friday canceled because of stormy forecast

With stormy weather in the forecast, Fourth Friday has been canceled, but the International Folk Festival will go on as planned. Fourth Friday was scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Fayetteville.  

In his classic football diary “Instant Replay,” former Green Bay Packer great Jerry Kramer wrote that because he played right guard for the Packers like his legendary coach, Vince Lombardi, did for Fordham, Lombardi was harder on Kramer than any player on the team. DeAndre Nance finds himself under a similar spotlight at Seventy-First, where he is in his third year starting at quarterback for head coach Duran McLaurin, who played the same position during his high school years.

The annual International Folk Festival will cause multiple street and parking lot closures downtown from Friday to Sunday, according to a news release.

Early voting for the Oct. 10 Fayetteville primary election begins Thursday with new requirements for voters. 

All-American Chorus to compete in finals of ‘America’s Got Talent’

The All American’s got talent. That was the result for the 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus on the “America’s Got Talent” competition show Wednesday night. The chorus was among two acts chosen to compete in next week’s finals of the NBC show.

Youth curfew ordinance on pause as city determines next steps

Despite questions about its constitutionality and potential effectiveness, the Fayetteville City Council plans to continue working on a youth curfew ordinance. 

Fayetteville detectives solve cold-case sexual assault from 1997

Twenty-six years after a woman was attacked and raped by a home intruder, detectives in the Fayetteville Police Department’s Special Victims Unit have put the perpetrator behind bars.

Greensboro tries new approach to curb gun violence

Arthur Durham is keenly aware of the impact that gunfire and other street violence can have on a community. As a boy growing up in Philadelphia, that was the world he lived in. His mother battled heroin addiction, and his father was absent. Now, he’s bringing the expertise he has accumulated from his childhood and work in Philadelphia and New York to Greensboro, where a new violence interrupter program is being launched.

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