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Fort Bragg’s Throckmorton Library went to the dogs Tuesday — but in a good way. Children and their parents celebrated National Pi Day with dog cuddles, dog-themed stories and songs, a …

FSU and the power of local investment

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” This adage, favored by President John F. Kennedy, captured his confidence in the propulsive power of economic investment — and the collective return n that investment. Improving the lives of some, he believed, improved the lives of all. We rise, together. It’s an apt theme for Fayetteville State University.

You can learn something about someone by just watching. Tony Chavonne, believe it or not, is one of few words, but Tony Chavonne always is thinking, and particularly about this city, this county …

School board approves use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

Cumberland County Schools will soon make use of a “community engagement” bus. The Board of Education voted 6-3 Tuesday to approve the use of $109,000 in federal funding to purchase the bus. Local tax dollars won’t be used for the purchase as the money will be taken from the district’s elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund, federal COVID-19 relief funding allocated by Congress to local school districts during the earlier parts of the pandemic.

The N.C. Department of Revenue has begun issuing 2022 individual income tax refunds for those who have filed their tax returns.

Fayetteville Technical Community College is partnering with Richmond Community College to help area counties meet local workforce needs, according to a news release Tuesday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it plans to set the nation’s first public drinking water standards for “forever chemicals,” furthering its efforts to protect public health.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen considered the difference between contracted positions and town-eliminated positions at its meeting on Monday night. Human Resources Director Terry Hock said seven positions that were cut include a code enforcement officer, inspections supervisor, fire battalion chief, police lieutenant, meter reader, finance director and accounts payable clerk.

Fayetteville City Council sets public hearing on extending terms for council members

Term lengths for Fayetteville City Council members may be extended soon, but the council wants to hear from residents first. At its meeting Monday night, the council set a public hearing for April 10 on whether the length of council members’ terms should be extended from the current two years to staggered, four-year terms.

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation, along with the Special Olympics Spring Games for Cumberland County, is seeking volunteers for the April 3 games, according to a city news release.

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