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Fort Liberty looking to resume programs interrupted by COVID-19

The Community Action Committee for Fort Liberty met for its monthly meeting Wednesday morning. These meetings are aimed to convey information from Fort Liberty leadership to those living and working …

Here’s how Cumberland County is spending its $65 million (so far)

The American Rescue Plan is a $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 stimulus package approved in 2021. It includes provisions such as tax credits, unemployment benefit extensions and small business grants.  As part of that program, Cumberland County received a total of $65,168,690 between June 2021 and June 22

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 433 Hay St. Here is a quick summary of the agenda.

Paratroopers will deploy this fall to Europe

The 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters will deploy from Fort Liberty to Eastern Europe this fall, the U.S. Department of the Army announced Friday.  

Quarterback Sanchez, golfer Paquin are Athletes of the Week

Standout performances by athletes at Cape Fear and Pine Forest earn them Athlete of the Week honors.

Cape Fear women’s tennis bounces back after losing star players

To say the Cape Fear High School 2023 women’s tennis season got off to a rocky start goes beyond understatement. For openers, this year is Cape Fear’s turn to have its courts refurbished by Cumberland County Schools, which meant moving home matches to the courts at Arnette Park.

Fayetteville will celebrate the 30 th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with Saint-Avold, France, next week. “Mayor Rene Steiner has the distinction of being the first mayor from Saint-Avold to ever visit Fayetteville in the 30 years of our ‘Sister City’ relationship,” says Kris Johnson, president of the Fayetteville-Saint-Avold Friendship Alliance.

Fourth Friday canceled because of stormy forecast

With stormy weather in the forecast, Fourth Friday has been canceled, but the International Folk Festival will go on as planned. Fourth Friday was scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Fayetteville.  

Cumberland allocates $800K to agencies in opioid fight

The nearly $800,000 in opioid settlement funding that the Cumberland County commissioners allocated this week will be used over the next two years to combat the county’s opioid crisis. 

On a Friday night in late July, Axe to Grind got a visit from the local police. Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, co-owner of the Hamlet cafe, was presenting a local band in the back room. When he learned there were officers out front, he joked with his staff that a night out isn’t successful until the cops are called, but still, he was concerned. He had a packed house, and he didn’t want a scene. …

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