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HOPE MILLS — Plans to update an historic chapel as a space for public functions will be discussed at the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. The board will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

HOPE MILLS — Some Hope Mills residents who have criticized Mayor Jackie Warner for blocking access to her personal Facebook page say she was not sincere in the apology she read at a Board of Commissioners meeting last week. Former Commissioner Meg Larson filed a lawsuit against the town in April 2022 alleging that Warner violated public-records law when she used her personal Facebook page to conduct town business and communicate with residents.

HOPE MILLS — Mayor Jackie Warner read an apology for blocking people and deleting comments on social-media pages she controls during a meeting of the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday night.

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday is expected to hear a request to approve a change order for the new Public Safety building from architect Scott Garner. The board …

Taxpayers reminded of Jan. 31 deadline

The Cumberland County Tax Administration is reminding residents that Jan. 31 is the deadline for the 2023 annual property tax listing period. Listing forms must be updated, signed and returned and …

Set off on a reading voyage in 2023

Do you dream to travel to distant locales or crave new adventures this new year? Good news! You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your favorite armchair to take a reading voyage around …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday got of glimpse of the county’s priorities from now until March, which includes providing safe drinking water to the southern portion of …

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to consider altering the terms served by the mayor and Board of Commissioners from two-year to four-year staggered …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is scheduled to get updates on its priorities, including the establishment of a county water supply system. Renee Paschal, the interim …

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday is expected to receive the final report from the group working on the town’s overlay zoning initiative. The board meets at …

Tech Time: Help with your digital device

Have you ever received a new digital gift for the holidays, but had no idea how to use it? The Cumberland County Public Library has the perfect solution — the  Tech Time program available …

New Year’s resolutions, library-style

It’s time to set my resolutions for 2023. So far, my resolutions are to get healthier, manage money better, finish writing my book, eat at home more and date Jason Momoa. A few of those may be …

The Cumberland Community Foundation raised approximately $1.8 million in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Coupled with the $575,000 local match, that means nearly $2.4 million was raised …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday remained divided on whether the county should follow the city’s lead in clearing homeless shelters and tents from county …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners’ Crown Event Center Committee on Monday will review a draft of the Request for Proposal for a construction manager. The committee members also will …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday again will discuss and vote on a proposed ordinance to ban camping on county-owned property.   The scheduled vote and discussion will …

Preserving family memories

My grandfather died recently and while going through his effects, the family came across a lot of old pictures from his time in the U.S. Navy. We even discovered an image taken from 100 feet into the …

‘It’s been a good ride’

After 32 years, Ann Mathis is shutting down the annual Bicycle Man bike giveaway that she and her husband started in the Tiffany Pines community.  “I’m retiring,’’ …

The application period is now open for nonprofit organizations in Cumberland County that want to apply for assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the county said in a release. The Cumberland …

Winter reading program kicks off Dec. 15

When my children were young, we loved participating in reading programs at the library. We interacted with storytellers and explored the endless shelves of books with their limitless …

If you are homeless in this county, you have an advocate in Toni Stewart, chairwoman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.   She is a passionate voice for those without a roof …

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Police Department has moved into the new Public Safety building, and the Fire Department should follow next week, the town Board of Commissioners was told Monday …

Two people were shot in a possible road rage incident Sunday on Parkton Road, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to a shooting on the 5700 block of Parkton Road …

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday will hear about the latest change order for the new Public Safety building that will require modifications to several areas outside …

Hundreds attend Choice Fair 2022

Hundreds of families from across Cumberland County attended the Choice Fair 2022 on Saturday to learn about the educational options available in the local school district, officials said. The …

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