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Surprising a large audience at a Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday evening, Mayor Mitch Colvin announced that there would be no discussion, as planned, of a controversial youth curfew. Instead, the matter will be debated at a special council meeting next Monday, he said.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen voted to table unsealing nine sets of closed-session meeting minutes on Monday night. The minutes range from March 25, 2019, to April 12, 2021, and deal with economic development projects that Alderman Raul Palacios says should be open to the public.

Field of Honor flags flying proudly for 16th year at Airborne museum

The Field of Honor, a display of American flags arranged in rows on the parade field at the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum every fall, was unveiled Monday. Families and friends sponsor flags in honor or memory of loved ones who served in the U.S. military. The 16th annual Field of Honor will be on display through Nov. 12 at the downtown Fayetteville museum.

A Cumberland County sheriff's deputy was hit by a vehicle Monday morning while directing school traffic, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. 

Fayetteville newcomer finds new perspective on the county fair

My sister and I took in the penultimate night of the Cumberland County Fair, located at the Crown Complex, on Saturday, leaving about four hours after we arrived with a newfound appreciation for the spirit of competition that fairs typically offer as well as other traditions that long-standing celebrations like these offer. 

Fayetteville Fury adds outdoor soccer team to boost players’ path to pros

In its inaugural season, the Fayetteville Fury won a National Indoor Soccer League championship. Now, the team hopes to duplicate that feat in an outdoor setting. This season, the Fury is fielding an outdoor team — Fury FC — that will play in the United Premier Soccer League in the Premier Division of the Mid-Atlantic Conference.

Fayetteville Fire Chief Mike Hill has been hoping attrition at his perpetually understaffed department would slow down. Not so.

The third annual MilSpo Career Expo, a collaboration of the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, and Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Lake Recreation Center, 2922 Smith Lake Road on Fort Liberty.

Where have all the psychiatrists gone?

When a South Charlotte mom was looking for a psychiatrist to prescribe medication for her teenage daughter’s depression last year, she described sitting with her phone and going down the list of doctors listed as in network with her insurance company. Some weren’t taking new patients. Others never returned her messages. And a few said their first appointment was months away. 

Not every juvenile in this city is a delinquent. Anyone with any measure of common sense knows that and will tell you so. But you can’t deny that some of our juveniles under the age of 18 are delinquents who have run afoul of the law. That’s why the Fayetteville City Council on Monday is scheduled to consider a youth protection ordinance, otherwise known as a juvenile curfew, to address a recent wave of crimes committed by minors.

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