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On election day: Photo ID, who has the money, and other things you need to know

Heading into Tuesday’s election day for the 2024 primaries, the Fayetteville area’s candidates for the legislature and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners have been out in force to get on the November general election ballots.

Cumberland County continues to battle staff shortages at its employee pharmacy, county officials said Monday.

There’s nothing to do in Fayetteville. The new president and chief executive officer for DistiNCtly Fayetteville begs to differ.

Hope Mills commissioners will hear several budget request presentations and updates on town projects at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Monday at Town Hall.

State laws enacted by Republicans and Democrats make it extra hard for North Carolina’s largest group of voters — the independents — to run for office.

Sen. Val Applewhite did not mince words Friday as she spoke to Cumberland County school officials, Board of Education members and fellow legislators. 

Council to hear report on Day Resource Center 

The Fayetteville City Council will meet for a work session at 2 p.m. Monday. 

Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein visited Fayetteville on Thursday afternoon to speak about one pressing issue facing the criminal justice system — the recruitment and retention of law enforcement officers.

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

Author Corie Weathers will be on hand to welcome dozens of Fort Liberty military spouses about opportunities regarding the financial well-being, support and job opportunities available for those living the military life at The 12M+ Open House Birthday Bash scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 670 Southwest Broad St. in Southern Pines.

As city and county leaders gathered Thursday to discuss next steps in tackling homelessness in Cumberland County, one woman on the front lines provided a stark reminder of the county’s situation.

Fayetteville PWC approves electricity rate hikes: 2% this year, 2% next year

Electric power rates and other fees for customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission will rise as of May 1 this year and again on May 1, 2025.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Come Tuesday, two Republican candidates will face off in the primary for North Carolina’s U.S. House Dist. 9: political newcomer Troy Tarazon and incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson (R-9), who has represented the district since 2013. 

Cumberland County will receive more than $250,000 in funding from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services for a two-year pilot emergency placement fund program, officials said Wednesday. 

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

Cumberland County commissioners touched on the county’s biggest achievements and concerns — highlighting in particular ongoing issues such as opioid abuse and water contamination by “forever chemicals” — during a gathering of a three-county coalition at Fayetteville Technical Community College on Tuesday. 

Two Libertarian candidates are vying for the one Libertarian spot on the ballot in the Dist. 44 race for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

At the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday, council members continued to debate each other about consistent racial disparities in traffic stops conducted by Fayetteville police officers. 

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

After the polls close on the final day of the primary season on March 5, four Democratic and seven Republican candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will learn if they’ll make it to the ballot for November’s general election. 

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

Huge Segra Stadium crowd watches ECU top UNC

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers minor league baseball team won't start its 2024 season for another six weeks, but the Houston Astros affiliate has already set a franchise record. And they did it by …

When Cumberland County Schools personnel tell students to “talk to the llama,” they aren’t being facetious. 

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