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As the holidays near, I'm profoundly thankful for my family's unwavering support, a cornerstone in both my life and role as Spring Lake's mayor. I'm also grateful for leading our vibrant community …

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit are investigating a homicide that took place in the 800 block of Broadmore Drive on Tuesday evening. The victim has been …

County plans to construct parking deck behind courthouse

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved a proposal that will address parking concerns related to construction of the new Crown Event Center during their regular meeting on Nov. 20, …

The Fayetteville Fury Indoor Soccer League is set to kick off its 2024 season. The league, which features both men's and women's professional indoor soccer teams, promises a series of matches from …

At their Monday evening meeting, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution opposing the Chemours Fayetteville Works plant’s proposed import of up to 4.4 …

In their last meeting of the year, the Fayetteville City Council’s Homelessness and Mental Health Committee held a listening session Tuesday — a chance for community partners, committee …

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and for many, that means gatherings with family and big meals. For those who may be alone or unable to afford a holiday meal this Thanksgiving, here’s …

Second man arrested for involvement in downtown vandalism incidents

The second of four men charged in connection to recent widespread vandalism incidents in downtown Fayetteville was arrested early Saturday morning by Fayetteville police after they’d obtained …

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday will consider approving the use of an app designed to support student mental health, decide the use of Gov. Roy Cooper’s one-time pre-K funds …

City of Fayetteville Government offices will be closed on November 23 and 24 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Please see the following holiday schedules for the Police Department, Solid Waste …

Cumberland County DSS preparing for Medicaid Expansion

The Cumberland County Department of Social Services (DSS) is preparing for the launch of North Carolina’s Medicaid Expansion on Dec. 1, 2023. An estimated 35,000 citizens in Cumberland …

Chemours protest draws small crowd of persistent advocates 

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a handful of activists and concerned residents gathered on the grassy roadside a few yards from the winding road to the Fayetteville Works plant, waving flags and …

Braden: ‘I was skeptical of ShotSpotter, and I still am’

A year after the Fayetteville City Council voted to approve funding for the controversial gunshot technology known as ShotSpotter, Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden said the technology …

Arrest made, warrants issued, in downtown vandalism investigation

The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of vandalism this week across downtown, including many graffiti markings with hate speech and offensive symbols.  The …

Former Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins says she suffered a hostile work environment at the city and she plans to sue if the city fails to reach a settlement with her, her lawyer wrote in a …

NC High School Athletic Association takes baby steps for conference realignment

Every four years, the N.C. High School Athletic Association takes on the huge challenge of aligning its member schools into conferences.

Preview: 2023 NCHSAA 3A football championship goes into third round of play

Seventy-First and Terry Sanford continue their respective quests for the NCHSAA 3-A football championship tonight as they advance into the third round of play. Here’s a capsule look at …

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension and the Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville will host the Agricultural Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which takes place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Judge E. …

Cumberland County’s first-ever county homeless shelter is one step closer to construction, with the final permitting requirements expected to be voted on by the Fayetteville City Council on …

Just in time for the holiday season, Operation Christmas Child opened its drop-off sites for this year’s donations, prepared and received in shoeboxes with faith-based messages. The project …

Methodist University Provost Suzanne Blum Malley announced Wednesday that Dr. Meredith Gronski has been named dean of the College of Health Sciences & Human Services. Effective January 1, …

Extraordinary avian: fearless bird befriends Haymount neighbors 

Jim Smith and his son Drayton had no idea what they were getting into when an unassuming songbird landed on a branch a few feet from them as they were doing backyard work in the family’s …

James “Lucky” Deans is used to working in times of crisis. Over the years, the electrical lineman has traveled up and down the East Coast with fellow crew members in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters, lending a hand to public power utilities and repairing downed power lines in communities left without electricity. 

Cumberland’s Connelly named N.C. Superintendent of the year

Cumberland County Schools’ Marvin Connelly has been named as the 2024 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. The award was presented Monday by the North Carolina …

Fayetteville has felt the impact of gun violence since the start of 2023 with more than 45 homicides so far, already surpassing last year’s total of 44. A collaboration of groups literally …

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