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With just hours left for Congress to come up with a funding deal, government observers say a government shutdown seems likely. This will mean certain non-essential employees will be furloughed, services will cease and more.

A man and woman have been charged with cruelty to animals after seven horses were seized from Witts End Quarter Horses, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The seized horses included a 3-month-old foal that “sustained felony-level injuries,” according to a news release.

The Cumberland Community Foundation celebrated a historic year of giving and grantmaking and honored Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Leadership Award winner Linda Devore at its annual gathering of supporters and volunteers Thursday. 

This is a community hearing and reading much discourse about its homeless population as the city and county attempt to address the homeless plight, including the city’s recently opened $7 million Day Resource Center at 128 S. King St. Now Cumberland County is following up with plans for construction of a Homeless Support Center off Grove Street between B and Hawley Lane adjacent to the old Pauline Jones Elementary School.

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday to learn about its clean energy-focused program and to highlight its innovative military workforce training programs.

Cumberland schools keeping tabs on COVID-19 as cases rise countywide

With cases of Covid-19 on the rise in Cumberland County, Cumberland County School officials continue to take precautions to limit the virus’ spread among students. Cape Fear Valley Health reported 108 COVID-related visits to its children’s emergency department between Aug. 27 and Sept. 16. Before August, the reported cases were “none to two per day.” 

Fayetteville’s popular Community Concerts series is returning soon for its 88th season, and this year’s lineup — as in other years — includes a number of high-profile artists with a wide appeal. 

All-American Chorus falls short in ‘America’s Got Talent’ finals

The 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus will find out tonight if it has won the top prize in the “America’s Got Talent” competition show. And what a top prize it is: $1 million. The finals are scheduled from 9 to 11 tonight on NBC nationally and WRAL Channel 5 locally.

We have special guests in our community. We are proud to have them, and they are proud to be here. “Because of the language barrier, I was a little nervous,” says Mayor Rene …

Mixed signals and confusion over enforcement of Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance have some in the city’s homeless community decrying the lack of response to their plight. 

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