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Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year

Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Hope Mills board presents budget priorities to local delegates

Hope Mills Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the Public Safety Center on Rockfish Road to discuss their upcoming budget priorities with state delegates. North Carolina State Senators Val …

Two homeless encampments located beneath nearby bridges spanning the Cape Fear River have been cleared and the residents placed in temporary shelter under Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance, …

The Kirby File: Chamber endorses proposed site for new E.E. Smith High School

A golf course by the gates of Fort Liberty is the right place for a new E.E. Smith High School.

Broadway came to Cumberland County on Monday night as the board of commissioners recognized Fayetteville native NaTasha Yvette Williams for her Grammy award. 

Under a Carolina blue sky Monday, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners shoveled the first bits of earth at the future site of the Cumberland County Homeless Support Center. 

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Restoration brings a new chapter to Orange Street School

Bishop McNeill’s life has been entwined with the unassuming, two-story brick building on Orange Street — known as the Orange Street School — for as long as he can remember.  …

The Kirby File: Retired 4-star general among 9 honored as Fort Liberty ambassadors

FORT LIBERTY — They are among the men and women of this community who bond us with one of the largest military installations in the world. When a nation calls, Fort Liberty is there. …

Clark, Wilson named Athletes of the Week

In a win over Gray’s Creek, Clark had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Embark on a journey of reflection and understanding with North Carolina reads

Calling all book enthusiasts and advocates of justice! We’re bringing you an engaging lineup of books that delve into the realms of racial, social and gender equity, alongside North Carolina's history and culture.

Republican Lee Spruill suspending campaign for Cumberland Board of Commissioners

Republican V. Lee Spruill III has suspended his campaign for Dist. 2 of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

One-stop early voting for the March 5 primaries begins on Thursday, with eight locations across Cumberland County where voters can cast their ballots.

The Cumberland County Board of Education’s February meeting was a bittersweet occasion Tuesday as school officials celebrated students who saved a life and mourned the loss of one of their own.

Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards

Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …

The Kirby File: It was a morning of deadly carnage along U.S. 301

They are what you may call footnotes in Cumberland County history, 15 migrant farm workers who were among 21 casualties of a fiery wreck more than 66 years ago along U.S. 301 in Eastover.

PWC to discuss new electric, water and sewer charges on Wednesday

Customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission may soon face new rates.

Issues of mental health, public safety and homelessness continue to be a major focus for Fayetteville residents voicing concerns to the city council, with several speakers chiming in on the subjects …

East Regional Library celebrates 25 years of operation with anniversary party

Cumberland County Public Library’s East Regional branch (ERL) celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will host its February meeting on Tuesday, with members set to discuss topics like the board’s legislative agenda and potential policy changes. 

By the end of March, all 86 public schools in Cumberland County are on track to have threat assessment teams, a requirement set by the N.C. General Assembly last year, school officials said Thursday. 

Fayetteville Sports Club picks March 8 for 2024 Hall of Fame ceremony

The Fayetteville Sports Club has set the date and time for this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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