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Four local veterans at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville were honored for their military service as part of the 75th anniversary of Women Veterans Day. Mary Hernandez, Judith Barnett, Pamela Jordan and Lula Washington were presented with pins and gifts to commemorate the integration of women into the armed forces, a news release said.

Don't stop; keep learning over the summer

School may be out, but your child can keep on top of learning without being in the classroom. Cumberland County Public Library’s website has several digital resources to help you keep your little one’s brain active and entertained all summer without the hassle of homework.

The Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded the Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library $6,000 in grant money for the library's Summertime Kids Program. …

Fayetteville city offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Juneteenth. The Police Department, Solid Waste Department, Fayetteville Regional Airport, transit system, and parks and recreation facilities are included, according to a news release:.

The Epsilon Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will hold its beautillion at 7 p.m. Friday in the Metropolitan Room, 109 Green St. in historic downtown.

Seniors, the library is the place for you

When you think of the public library, you probably think about story time. Yes, the library is indeed a wonderful place for children, but it’s an excellent gathering place for adults, too.

The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations, citing  a shortfall of  26,000 fewer blood donations than needed in May to meet the needs of patients, according to a news release.

Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell will perform at the Crown Coliseum on Oct. 20,, according to a news release. Tickets for the show are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Summer reading fun for everyone

Two of my favorite ways to think of reading are different, yet similar. Reading can be a form of escapism, allowing you to get away from your current reality and create a connection with the characters. Reading also allows indirect experiences that create understanding and compassion for others.

Lighten up

With swimsuit season in full swing, we once again feel the urge to lighten up. Thankfully, the local pickings for healthy fare have recently gained options.

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