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A much-deserved recognition for a well-respected coach

I’ve sometimes been a critic of the Cumberland County Schools over the years, but when they get something right I’m one of their primary supporters.

$12 million fundraising campaign underway for new Methodist University medical school

A group of active and retired Fayetteville business leaders are trying to raise $12 million in donations to help establish the new medical school that Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health …

After seven hours of recounting ballots, county Board of Elections workers confirmed Thursday Democratic Cumberland County Board of Commissioners candidate Ronald Pittman’s loss in the March 5 primary.

The Kirby File: Dogwood original weighs in on festival’s future

So, the city allocated around $20,000 for a consulting company out of Kentucky to tell us how to operate the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival going forward, including suggestion of moving it from Festival Park, when all we have to do is ask John Malzone, the downtown businessman who was there for the festival’s beginning in 1982.

Plesser, DeJesus score Athletes of the Week

In two games DeJesus scored four goals and had six assists.

Challenges ahead for Cumberland County Schools amid NCHSAA changes?

David Culbreth, who wraps up his tenure as Cumberland County Schools student activities director today, made his last official visit to the N.C. Athletic Directors Association annual convention over the weekend.

A development on the southeastern outskirts of Fayetteville has drawn the ire of residents who believe it will exacerbate flooding issues in their neighborhood — and are concerned their fight against its approval will be a difficult one because of Mayor Mitch Colvin’s financial investment in the project. 

Retired Delta Force soldier charged with stealing grenades, classified documents

The federal government is trying again to prosecute a retired Army special operations soldier from Fort Liberty, accusing him of stealing grenades, classified documents and other military property.

The art of letting go

One could say that military spouses have plenty of experience with letting things go. From the much-needed purge of items preparing to PCS, to saying goodbye to family, friends, and all things familiar, the ability to let go becomes an essential skill.

Our police chief isn’t just talking the talk about the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Kemberle Braden is walking the walk — literally — when it comes to sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in this community.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved a design-build team for a courthouse parking garage Monday night, but not without some tough questions.

Admission fees? New venue? Consultant suggests changes to Dogwood Festival

As April’s Dogwood Festival inches closer, a consultant has suggested significant changes to downtown Fayetteville’s biggest annual event — including admission charges.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

Cumberland County commissioners will hear more about efforts to bring a Black culture museum to downtown Fayetteville at their regular meeting Monday.

Fayetteville to tackle climate with new sustainability plan 

It’s 2009 in Fayetteville. Hurricanes Mathew and Florence have yet to cause catastrophic flooding and hardship in the city and region. The extent of the PFAS contamination crisis in the Cape …

Seventy-First boys, Terry Sanford girls drop championship games

  NCHSAA 3-A Championship games At Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum Winston-Salem BOYS Central Cabarrus 90, Seventy-First 62 Central Cabarrus entered Friday’s …

Irwin Smallwood was that old-school journalist

You were in good company when sharing press row with Irwin Smallwood in the Greensboro Coliseum for an ACC basketball tournament game, or in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium, or looking over …

In this year’s Democratic primary race for the three Dist. 2 seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, candidate Ronald Pittman requested a recount.

At its regular meeting Thursday, the Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to provide legal representation to a former and current police officer, as well as Mayor Mitch Colvin and former …

County commissioners approved a design-build team for a downtown Fayetteville parking deck Thursday, marking the next step in bringing additional parking to the county courthouse and the future Crown Event Center.

The Kirby File: Inquiring minds of the Flora MacDonald Garden Club want to know

Could not have had a better Wednesday visiting with the ladies of the Flora MacDonald Garden Club (circa 1960) and sharing with them news about our daily CityView Today newsletter and monthly City View Magazine.

Visitors to the new Crown Event Center in downtown Fayetteville will be able to enjoy features like a rooftop terrace and a VIP lounge, project managers said Thursday in an update to county commissioners.

Cook, Courie named Athletes of the Week

Kaylie Cook pitched two three-inning perfect games for South View against Seventy-First and Douglas Byrd. Kaylie Cook, South View, softball Cook pitched two three-inning perfect games for South View against Seventy-First and Douglas Byrd. At  …

Seventy-First boys, Terry Sanford girls vying for basketball titles

There’s a maxim that warns be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Seventy-First’s boys and Terry Sanford’s girls both realized the ultimate wish Tuesday of advancing to this year’s NCHSAA 3-A state championship basketball games.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will hear recommendations regarding its employee health insurance plans Thursday, including an update on coverage for popular weight-loss and diabetes drugs. 

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