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Hope Mills residents could see increase in real estate tax bills

During a special budget workshop meeting Monday, Hope Mills commissioners and staff discussed the town’s proposed 2024-25 budget of nearly $18.4 million, with the board making a few minor tweaks to line items. 

Jury finds girls’ basketball coach not liable in sexual assault lawsuit

Former girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson on Thursday won a civil lawsuit that accused him of illegal sexual contact with one of the players.

Run-off primaries underway on Tuesday

Tuesday is election day across North Carolina in the Republican run-off primary for lieutenant governor and state auditor. The election is open to Republican voters and to unaffiliated voters.

Fayetteville PWC plans to reduce its budget by $25.8 million

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans a $439.1 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, a decrease of $25.8 million from this year’s budget, which is $464.9 million.

Governor wants to send millions of dollars to Fayetteville and Cumberland County

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to send more than $10 million to Fayetteville State University and more than $73 million Cumberland County for school construction.

In a unanimous vote, Hope Mills commissioners on Monday approved the appropriation of more than $450,000 in the planning stages of a new senior center, set for the Golfview Greenway.

$1.3 billion sought for Cumberland County titanium recycling plant

Cumberland County is being considered for a titanium reprocessing facility. American Titanium Metal LLC, is seeking to borrow up to $1.3 billion to make it happen.

Cumberland County needs about 1,000 precinct officials staffing the polls on Election Day, but as of this week, the county is still 550 workers short — meaning possible longer wait times at the polls come November.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Hope Mills commissioners on Monday told the Historic Preservation Committee to finalize a plan for the board’s approval as the next stage in their request to become a state-recognized …

Board to discuss relocation of towns’ tennis courts

Hope Mills commissioners will discuss the relocation of the town’s tennis courts to the Golfview Greenway and a new street maintenance policy at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Monday at Town Hall.

PWC to renew its focus on safety following increase in accidents

Employee accidents involving vehicles and equipment at the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are running twice as high as average this fiscal year. The utility is taking steps to reinvigorate a culture of workplace safety.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will soon have new electricity rate plans for its massive consumers of electricity, such as factories, whose bills may run into the tens of millions of dollars per year. 

Admission fees? New venue? Consultant suggests changes to Dogwood Festival

As April’s Dogwood Festival inches closer, a consultant has suggested significant changes to downtown Fayetteville’s biggest annual event — including admission charges.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

In this year’s Democratic primary race for the three Dist. 2 seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, candidate Ronald Pittman requested a recount.

PWC OKs bid for new solar farm

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission anticipates opening its second solar farm by late 2025, utility spokeswoman Carolyn Justice-Hinson said on Wednesday.

Hope Mills Commissioners took up the question of town staff compensation during the board’s first budget retreat ahead of the 2024-2025 budget season.

Fayetteville PWC plans new solar farm near Hope Mills

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans to build a new solar farm on U.S. 301 South in the South View area near Hope Mills.

Election day is over, but Cumberland's primary election isn’t

The balloting in the 2024 primary ended at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the election results are not yet final.

Independent Etchison expects to be on 9th Congressional District ballot

One of two independent candidates actively petitioning to get on the November general election ballots in Fayetteville and Cumberland County says she succeeded, while the other says he came up short.

Mike Colvin wins Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42

Mike Colvin of Fayetteville has won the Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42, to replace long-time Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Hope Mills commissioners heard from leadership of town committees about their budgetary needs for the upcoming fiscal year, and discussed updates regarding the Rockfish Baseball field renovations.

On election day: Photo ID, who has the money, and other things you need to know

Heading into Tuesday’s election day for the 2024 primaries, the Fayetteville area’s candidates for the legislature and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners have been out in force to get on the November general election ballots.

Hope Mills commissioners will hear several budget request presentations and updates on town projects at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Monday at Town Hall.

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