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White Flag shelter locations will be open over the weekend on the nights of Friday, Jan. 19, Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21, for residents who need a place to escape freezing temperatures. …

Four politicians from Cumberland County seek statewide offices

Voters this year could put four people from Fayetteville and Cumberland into four of North Carolina’s top statewide offices. The three Democrats and one Republican are running for …

The Kirby File: New costs of downtown event center frustrate county leaders

The Cumberland Board of County Commissioners finds itself in something of a conundrum after learning Monday that the price tag for what was a $131.7 million Crown Event Center scheduled for …

While Cumberland County’s Republican Party has eight candidates vying for  Dist. 2 seats on the Board of Commissioners this year, the GOP is letting the Democrats take three District Court …

Board hears top budget priorities from department heads

Hope Mills’ Board Commissioners and the head of each town department met for a dinner workshop Thursday evening to discuss priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Interim Town Manager …

PWC and customers face $92 million price to filter ‘forever chemicals’ from water

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission — and its customers in and around Fayetteville — face an estimated $92 million cost to design and build filtering equipment to extract “forever chemicals” out of its drinking water supplies, the PWC’s board learned during a presentation Wednesday. 

GOP candidate Venus de la Cruz wants to lose the primary

Republican Cumberland County Commissioner Dist. 2 candidate Venus de la Cruz will not campaign in the GOP primary, she said on Tuesday, and instead will support three other Republican candidates in the eight-person race.

The board kicked off 2024 with a closed session for a portion of the Monday meeting, after which Interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin read a statement confirming that a Hope Mills Police …

Hope Mills police major fired amid SBI investigation

A Hope Mills Police Department major has been fired amid a State Bureau of Investigation probe into a Dec. 12 incident at the police department, the town said Monday.  In a reply to a …

PWC to learn about filters to remove PFAS and GenX from drinking water

With federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the horizon to keep “forever chemicals” out of drinking water supplies, the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on Wednesday …

Board to start 2024 with audit review

Hope Mills’ commissioners will kick off 2024 by hearing several presentations and approving budget amendments at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Monday at Town Hall. …

Elections, downtown development, ShotSpotter, the homeless and more

In 2024, big things will be happening — elections, wars overseas, new development and ongoing struggles — and your team at CityView Today plans to be there to bring you those stories. …

Fayetteville City Council Member Courtney Banks-McLaughlin wants the council to censure Mayor Mitch Colvin and Council Member Mario Benavente when the council meets on Tuesday evening.  …

As always, Fayetteville and Cumberland County had plenty of news in 2023 that caught your attention, stirred your outrage or made you happy. Below are five topics that dominated. Elections …

Emergency service communications released Thursday in response to a Dec. 12 incident at the Hope Mills Police Department have revealed more details about the circumstances surrounding what prompted a probe from the State Bureau of Investigation.

Cumberland County’s Community development Department will host a series of town hall meetings for its 2024 Annual Action Plan beginning in January, the county announced Friday. …

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to conduct a probe into an incident that led to a Hope Mills Police Department officer’s suspension, the town announced Friday. 

Cumberland Register of Deeds Lee Warren to retire at end of 2024

One week ago today, the fourth of four political shockwaves struck Cumberland County when the 2024 election filing period ended Dec. 15 and long-time Register of Deeds Lee Warren’s name was not …

An effort to help homeless people in Fayetteville get shelter in Durham ahead of another bitter cold December night on Wednesday generated criticism from some community activists and drew three …

Having a holiday party? You can be sued if a guest drinks and drives and kills someone

With the holiday party season well underway, North Carolina law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement efforts to catch those who choose to make merry by getting overly intoxicated, and …

After hearing a plea for pay increases by the town’s police department last week, Hope Mills commissioners and town staff decided Monday to wait on any major changes until the pay study for …

Agape Achievement Academy breaks ground in Fayetteville

Agape Achievement Academy , Fayetteville’s newest public charter school, broke ground on Saturday for its first classroom building. The school is being built on 5 acres at 4502 Rosehill …

Fayetteville’s long-running bicycle giveaway program revived in time for Christmas

Fayetteville’s long-running “Bicycle Man” bicycle giveaway program for underprivileged kids ended in 2022, but a reincarnated version has risen to take its place. The new …

Board to make motion on proposed police pay plan

Hope Mills Commissioners are set to discuss how to approach a proposed increase to the police department’s base salaries and the implementation of a step pay plan at the board’s meeting …

Hope Mills hears police department plea for pay raises

Hope Mills Police Chief Stephen Dollinger is calling for an increase to the department’s base salaries and the implementation of a step pay plan, citing vacant positions that remain unfilled …

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