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The number of homicides and the overall crime rate have continued to climb over the past year, according to police statistics presented to the Fayetteville City Council on Monday night.

Parking spaces on Person Street downtown will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday for cleaning and restoration of pavers that are part of the “greenstreet” project, according to a city news release.

The Board of Commissioners voted Monday to build the new Crown Event Center downtown in the space between the current courthouse and the historic courthouse on Gillespie street. The space is …

Tater bread, chicken and “paster,” and collard greens with chow-chow were on the menu for the Taste of Our Culture tribute to Native American heritage.

The Fayetteville Rotary Christmas Parade will run a little longer than usual this year because of safety measures prompted by a fatal accident in Raleigh, parade organizers say.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday will hold a special meeting to possibly disclose the proposed site for the Crown Event Center and to consider contracting with an architect to …

The Rev. Keith Smith takes his place this day at the pulpit of Faith Community Church in Massey Hill. He’s served as a lay minister for the past 18 months. But today, Smith will deliver his sermon as a fully ordained minister.

The hills are coming alive as the Gilbert Theater brings a classic musical to the local stage. Traditionally, Gilbert Theater has produced a Christmas-themed production to close out the year. “The Sound of Music” promises to delight audiences with a large cast and familiar musical numbers.

Downtown events draw big crowds

Vendors, musicians and entertainers greeted visitors to downtown Fayetteville on Friday.  Two events were being run simultaneously: A Dickens Holiday, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, …

Shoppers are encouraged to shop small on Saturday. That’s Small Business Saturday, the day after the traditional Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday.

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