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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.

Cumberland school board to consider use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

The Cumberland County Board of Education, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, will consider using more than $100,000 in federal funding for a “community engagement” bus. The board …

A freeze watch has been issued for Cumberland and surrounding counties for late Tuesday night through early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh. Temperatures between 28 and 30 degrees are possible, the advisory says.

NC podcaster highlights prison-to-community success stories

At age 19, Craig Waleed had just entered a New York state prison. He was angry and afraid. As Waleed explains, he had fallen in love with the streets and their offerings — enamored with the …

Ke Huy Quan made a tearful speech accepting the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” near the beginning of Sunday night’s Oscar broadcast. “For all of the actors out there, please keep your dreams alive,” Quan said. Fayetteville native Brian Tyree Henry, who was among the four other actors nominated in the category, can take that message to heart.

Downtown Fayetteville will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the "Irish You Would" bar crawl from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. Participating businesses will offer free goodies while supplies last, according to Cool Spring Downtown District.

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