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Cumberland Animal Services can house up to 300 animals at a time. The shelter hit that capacity in September, forcing the department to waive adoption fees for all cats and large dogs over 60 pounds. …

The Fayetteville City Council met in a work session Monday and spent a majority of its time discussing American Rescue Plan Act funding and building and zoning code enforcement issues.

Council exploring new ways to reduce youth gun violence

Weeks after rejecting a youth curfew ordinance , the Fayetteville City Council is considering a program to reduce youth crime, with a particular focus on the cost of gun violence. 

Enrollment jumped significantly among several populations as Fayetteville State University welcomed its largest, most diverse first-year class in nearly 20 years for the fall 2023 semester. FSU also scored its highest student retention rate in recent years to nearly 78%, which is am increase of 14% in just two years. The retention rate was 63.3% in 2020, according to an FSU news release.

Even a superhero needs a sidekick to help save the day once in a while, which is why peer tutoring is a perfect resource for Methodist University students. That is the general idea of the university’s newly branded tutoring and consulting initiative called Power of Peers, which provides students with academic support from a fellow, qualified student either on campus at the Writing and Tutoring Center at Davis Memorial Library or online. 

NBA’s Smith promotes reading at Souders Elementary

NBA star Dennis Smith Jr. was scheduled to make an in-person appearance at Lucile Souders Elementary School Friday to promote reading. Weather delayed his scheduled flight, but his virtual appearance — through a Zoom call — was enough to motivate third-graders at the school to try to earn a trip to see him play in person, in an Oct. 30 game between his Brooklyn Nets and Smith’s former team, the Charlotte Hornets. 

Figuratively writing, I smell a rat. I don’t actually smell this rodent, but I can hear him or her up there in my attic, and he or she has been doing plenty of rummaging around early in the mornings.

Business Notebook: Eggs Up Grill to open first restaurant in Fayetteville area

Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open a location in Hope Mills in December. Located at 2951 Town Center Drive in Traemoor Village Shopping Center, the restaurant is the first Eggs Up Grill planned in the Fayetteville market for franchise partner Stephanie Poole, joined by Brittney and Lauren Poole, 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.

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.

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