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The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, awarded grants for 2023-24 at a June 8 meeting at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The grants total $56,000, with selected projects focused on financial and educational insecurities; child security; child abuse; foster care; and child care insecurity, according to a news release.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has received a Youth Growth Stock Trust Grant from United Way of Cumberland County to support intergenerational learning, exploration, creativity and an appreciation for nature, according to a news release. 

Seed Library can help your garden grow

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own home garden, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the launch of our very own Seed Library.

The PWC Public Works Exhibition is on display through July 22 at the Arts Center, 301 Hay St. in  downtown Fayetteville, according to a news release. Admission is free.

Fayetteville State University’s Olympic-size swimming pool reopened to the campus community in January after a nearly three-year hiatus and almost $750,000 in restorations.

Writers’ group is back at the library

Dear writers: Your passion does not have to be a lonely ordeal. You can hang out with other creative people in one of the longest-running writers groups in the area: the Cumberland County Public Library’s Write On, Right Now (WORN): The Sequel.

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:.

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