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THE KIRBY FILE: Tryon Lancaster always had time to teach, preach … and listen

When it came to caring about students and teachers in Cumberland County, Tryon Lancaster left his mark a thousandfold and beyond. He was an educator. When it came to caring about the …

Retired Fayetteville Technical Community College President Larry Keen was presented with the Realtor’s Cup honor Tuesday night as the 125 th Anniversary Greater Chamber Awards was held at The …

As you may know, February is Black History Month. If you don’t have time to stop by the Cumberland County Public Library for books about Black historic figures and pioneers, we still have …

Make swimming safer this summer

With the new year comes the chance to take up new activities — for you and your children. While summertime beckons with the chance to cannonball into a pool or run into the ocean, the most …

Cape Fear Regional Theatre brings a magical Cinderella to the stage

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will grace the Cape Fear Regional Theatre stage  Saturday with preview shows starting Thursday, having already sold out its opening …

Growing pains

From the HomeFront | Jaylin Kremer Life is full of an impossible number of choices and a great deal of what-ifs.  Typical decision making doesn’t normally keep us up at night …

New Year reflection: Learning to reframe chaos into creativity

How’s the New Year going? January can be a cozy post-holiday slow down, but it can also bring the post-holiday blues. Winter with festive lights, parties, and presents? Yes. Winter with …

The sun dips over the tree line and casts a pink glow on the horizon as Coach Richard Seagroves pushes a shopping cart of his coaching essentials from one ballfield to another. In his cart, there are …

You may remember my creepy crawler story about the mischievous critter up there in my attic. He or she would get started somewhere around 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. You could hear the scratching and the …

New perspectives for a New Year

We tend to make New Year resolutions to become new and improved versions of ourselves, but with the right outlook our goals can transform from things we hope to do to a plan to obtain the strength we …

Q&A | Collyn Strother A conversation with curator Collyn Strother about the upcoming ‘Our People: The Black Influence in Contemporary Culture’ exhibit, opening Jan. 26 …

King inspires a purpose focused on people

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my greatest heroes . He was truly a man of the people. He was driven by a desire to make other people’s lives better. One of his observations especially …

Billy Wiggs was like many of us who ponder the afterlife. “I wonder what heaven will be like,” a son would remember conversation no so long ago with a father of such Christian faith. …

Tabitha Lawing isn’t old enough to drink alcohol. In fact, she won’t be for 11 more years. She will, however, take part in the first Broadway production of a story that highlights …

Seed Soup: Hope for your New Year

It’s cold out, and my throat is rough. Seasonal sickness stopped our festive plans, so I Iinger a little longer at home. Rain taps the windows and the house grows quiet as the sun dips into …

As the holidays fade into distant memories and the days slowly expand with more sunlight, it’s time to put away the electronic devices, get off the couch and into the big, beautiful outdoors …

The many making Fort Liberty merry

Christmas has come and gone and we’re rolling into a fresh new year. My favorite thing to do between Christmas and ringing in the new year is to reflect, and currently my focus is on my first …

During the early 1970s, my father was pastor of the Third Creek Presbyterian Church in Rowan County, a long established congregation with a rich history dating back before the Civil War. …

Arts Council again accused of being tone deaf regarding race

For the second time in 18 months, The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has stepped into a morass of racial discord. This week, The Arts Council issued a call on Facebook for …

Navigating global uncertainty

Ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Gaza and beyond have concrete, real-life implications for families here at Fort Liberty and across the U.S. To get insights into making sense of it all, I spoke with …

11 years after Sandy Hook tragedy, author reflects on what's changed

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He carried two rifles and a handgun. He …

Stacey Buckner reflects on CNN ‘Hero’ experience

While many Fayetteville residents might have been busy with holiday shopping or other festive preparations this past weekend, Stacey Buckner was in New York City being recognized as a nominee for …

Wrestlers Johnson, Miller collect tournament wins

Mac Johnson, a freshman, was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Green Hope Grapple tournament after winning the 106-pound weight class. He won his first three matches by pin.

When it comes to talking state football championships at Seventy-First High School, no man has more experience than the guy who won a pair of them for the Falcons, then added another at South View and two more at Asheville Reynolds before retiring.

Downtown peace and harmony: The new “Lady Muriel” mural

You may have noticed a colorful addition to Market Square when driving or walking around downtown Fayetteville: A new mural entitled “Lady Muriel” brightens the side of The Sweet Palette …

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