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Fayetteville voters will decide a rematch in the mayor’s race, and at least three candidates are targeting the District 5 City Council seat, according to candidate filings Friday, the first day …

Filing for municipal elections begins at noon Friday

Candidates can file for all municipal elections starting at noon Friday and through noon July 21, according to the Cumberland County Board of Elections.  The city of Fayetteville primary election is Oct. 10, and the general election for all municipalities is Nov. 7.

A Hope Mills man has been charged with murder after a body was found Monday in the 4700 block of Arlington Street, according to a news release. Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office found the body of Aaron Ralston, 36, who had been reported missing.

Fort Liberty’s traditional celebration on Independence Day will feature Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Sheryl Crow as the headliner, as well as national recording artist Gavin DeGraw.

The professional Fayetteville Fury Soccer team is partnering with Hope Mills Parks and Recreation to host the Summer Youth Soccer Camp.

HOPE MILLS — The architect for the town’s new public safety building is expected to ask for another $43,000 from the Board of Commissioners.

The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 3833 Bragg Blvd. will celebrate Habitat ReStore Day on Wednesday with 25% off on purchases from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release.

Hope Mills board approves budget without raising taxes

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to reject a proposed 4-cent property tax hike and instead take money from the town’s fund balance. The proposed budget would have increased the tax rate to 50 cents per $100 of property valuation.

HOPE MILLS — The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday to get residents’ feedback on the proposed new fee schedule and fiscal year budget for 2023-24. The board is …

Drivers will encounter a series of ramp closures in June associated with the widening of Interstate 95 around the Cumberland-Robeson county border, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in a …

The East Regional Library at 4809 Clinton Road will be closed through June 9 while flooring is installed, according to a news release. The branch of the Cumberland County Public Library System will reopen June 10.

HOPE MILLS – A roundabout is coming to a Cumberland County crossroads to improve safety and traffic flow.

HOPE MILLS — The town of Hope Mills just moved closer to having a sports complex. On Jan. 6, the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with CHA Consulting. Since then, the firm has …

HOPE MILLS — Two rezoning requests are on the agenda when the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall. The first case is a contiguous rezoning of 8.11 acres …

Two men are wanted on murder charges in the April 17 shooting death of a woman in Hope Mills, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Branch Library at 3411 Golfview Road will be closed beginning May 9 so that workers can complete the tie-in to a new sewer main, according to a Cumberland County …

A Hope Mills woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 8-month-old baby, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives on Monday arrested Jana Jana Gabrielle Shaw, 21, on charges of first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

HOPE MILLS — Poor conditions on Applegate Road were the focus of public comment at the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night. Residents said that large pits in the …

HOPE MILLS — Interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin is expected to recommend a date for a workshop and a public hearing on the 2023-24 budget when the Board of Commissioners meets Monday night.

HOPE MILLS — A pair of leaders from Fort Bragg told the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday night that the decision to rename the post Fort Liberty was not made lightly.

HOPE MILLS — Proper swimming attire, dogs’ presence and hours of operation are among the issues to be addressed when the town Board of Commissioners considers revised ordinances in the parks and recreation code at its meeting Monday night.

HOPE MILLS — Vandalism at the town’s new splash pad will cost thousands of dollars to repair, the town board was told Monday night. Interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin told the the Board of Commissioners that the splash, which is still under construction, is closed to the public.

HOPE MILLS — A public hearing on annexing 8.33 acres near the intersection of Hunting Ridge and Rockfish roads is on the agenda for this week’s Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

The Hope Mills Branch Library at 3411 Golfview Road will be closed until further notice because of a sewer main break near the library that is affecting utility services, according to a Cumberland County news release.

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