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The hills are coming alive as the Gilbert Theater brings a classic musical to the local stage. Traditionally, Gilbert Theater has produced a Christmas-themed production to close out the year. “The Sound of Music” promises to delight audiences with a large cast and familiar musical numbers.

Downtown events draw big crowds

Vendors, musicians and entertainers greeted visitors to downtown Fayetteville on Friday.  Two events were being run simultaneously: A Dickens Holiday, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, …

Shoppers are encouraged to shop small on Saturday. That’s Small Business Saturday, the day after the traditional Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday.

If you have a favorite nonprofit organization in Cumberland County, you will want to keep in mind GivingTuesday on Nov. 29, according to the Cumberland Community Foundation.

A man was shot in the back Wednesday evening in the 2000 block of Strickland Bridge Road, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

If you need a little Christmas after that Thanksgiving feast, downtown Fayetteville is the place to be Friday. The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County will launch Holidays on Hay … A Season of Light, a new festival that will bring a state-of-the-art light show to the streets. Meanwhile, the Downtown Alliance will keep a 22-year tradition glowing with candlelight as it becomes the new sponsor of A Dickens Holiday.

I can’t recall a time when Americans have been this busy. With higher prices for everything from gas to groceries, families are busier than ever trying to make ends meet while also juggling …

City officials plan to host in-person interviews in early December with several candidates to become Fayetteville’s next police chief. After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Police Chief Gina Hawkins announced in July that she will retire effective Jan. 17.

Body found in field off Murchison Road

The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating after a body was found in a field off Murchison Road Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the 5300 block of Murchison Road around 9:45 a.m. …

County adopts federal legislative agenda

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday adopted its 2023 federal legislative agenda, which includes affordable housing, contaminated drinking water remediation and addressing food …

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