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Two Robeson County commissioners accused of bribing voters in primary election

Two Robeson County commissioners are accused of bribing voters in the March primary, according to a court petition.

After the State Board of Education learned earlier this month that North Carolina’s teacher attrition rate jumped 3.67% in a year, Cumberland County Schools officials — faced with the third-highest rate in the state — are looking at their own numbers and considering best practices to keep teachers in county schools.

Investigators discover partial skeletal remains in search for missing youths

Mum is the word from the Fayetteville Police Department, which says partial skeletal remains have been discovered in a search and investigation regarding two missing city youth, who once lived in west Fayetteville.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Jack Britt High School teacher Betsey Vera shed happy tears when she found out she’d been named Cumberland County Schools’ 2024 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 

Three-fourths of the way through its first year in operation, Fayetteville’s Day Resource Center has faced some operational challenges, but city leaders and community partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to expand available services at the DRC. 

Hope Mills commissioners on Monday told the Historic Preservation Committee to finalize a plan for the board’s approval as the next stage in their request to become a state-recognized …

Cumberland County commissioners officially took the first step in the county’s historic partnership with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on Monday, unanimously approving a memorandum of understanding with the PWC to build a new water system in Gray’s Creek.

Chancellor postpones controversial teaching policy at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has postponed a controversial new teaching workload policy at the university until January 2025.

As two former Dogwood Festival executive directors continue their legal battle over whether one libeled the other on TikTok, one legal expert says the proceedings may have violated the defendant’s constitutional rights.

Gray’s Creek community, elementary schools to get PWC water

GRAY’S CREEK — Cumberland County and the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are partnering to bring public water to Gray’s Creek and two elementary schools where residents have used specialized filters and bottled water for years to avoid exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival says its debts are paid

As the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival weathers a recent storm of controversy, difficulty and criticism, it has paid off $42,000 in debts from last year. The festival is April 26-28.

Te’Vell Williams hired at E.E. Smith

E.E. Smith’s football tradition is as rich as any school’s in Cumberland County. But the Golden Bulls have fallen on hard times the past six years, with two winless seasons and two more with just a single win in that span.

State Treasurer Dale Folwell has made it clear: almost three years into the state’s takeover of the town of Spring Lake’s finances, he’s still unhappy with what he sees.

Cumberland County residents will soon be getting an app where they can pay bills, apply for county jobs and learn about county services, County Manager Clarence Grier told county commissioners Thursday. 

Seven years after it was discovered that the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians had been contaminated with toxic chemical waste from PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the federal government will enforce the first-ever regulations for public drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Before getting their first preview of next year’s budget, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education took two pauses at their Tuesday meeting — one to honor a life saved, and one to honor three lives lost.

Fayetteville’s Cape Fear Regional Theatre to present big plans to PWC

Leaders from the Cape Fear Regional Theatre will make a presentation about the theater’s expansion project.

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce new national regulations for drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

Mystery of missing youths stirs troubling memories of 60 years ago

Just like the Westerfield brothers, Blake Devin and London Deven are missing.

City makes Interim Attorney Lachelle Pulliam permanent

Interim City Attorney Lachelle H. Pulliam will become Fayetteville’s permanent city attorney, Mayor Mitch Colvin said in a surprise announcement at the end of Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will receive Tuesday Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.’s proposed $602.3 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25.

New police chief introduced in Spring Lake

Former State Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Errol Jarman will serve as Spring Lake’s interim police chief, the Board of Aldermen announced Monday night.

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

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