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Council to review sustainability plan, resident survey results

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

PWC OKs bid for new solar farm

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission anticipates opening its second solar farm by late 2025, utility spokeswoman Carolyn Justice-Hinson said on Wednesday.

Cumberland County schools get new internet provider

Cumberland County public schools will be getting a new internet provider after the Board of Education unanimously approved the switch at Tuesday night’s meeting.

A woman alleges she was illegally detained, harassed and injured at the hands of Fayetteville police officers in an incident outside her home on Dec. 25, 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by plaintiff Sheila Lee. 

Hope Mills Commissioners took up the question of town staff compensation during the board’s first budget retreat ahead of the 2024-2025 budget season.

Eli Thomas will be the first to tell you there perhaps are other swimmers who are better in competition. But he’s the swimmer with the plaque.

Spring Lake names new town manager after three-year search

After three years of searching, the board on Monday unanimously hired Jonathan N. “Jon” Rorie as their next permanent town manager.

Fallout from the unexpected closing of the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville has continued a month after the facility closed its doors , with state lawmakers expressing growing frustration with the N.C. Dept. of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA), which manages the state-owned facility. 

Fayetteville PWC plans new solar farm near Hope Mills

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans to build a new solar farm on U.S. 301 South in the South View area near Hope Mills.

Porter, Horne named Athletes of the Week

In Terry Sanford’s season-opening 14-2 win over Jack Britt, Savannah Porter allowed one goal and recorded an 80 percent save rate.

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr. has earned plenty of recognition in the past few months, winning N.C. Superintendent of the Year honors and a nod from the Greater Fayetteville Chamber as "Outstanding Educator of the Year."

Board to get updates, discuss Priddy House

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen’s work session scheduled for Monday, town officials will hear numerous presentations, including those addressing services for homelessness, the police, code enforcement and photo IDs. 

Spring is just around the corner, which heralds the start of new life. North Carolina has had a cornucopia of native life, from the Venus Flytrap to the Red Wolf. Starting this month, the Cumberland County Public Library’s Local & State History Department is hosting an exhibit covering the native plants, animals and crops in North Carolina.

Time was, when this was Gary Wilson’s playground. Twin brother Jerry Wilson’s playground, too, where the little frame house at 2116 Rock Avenue overlooked the baseball field of what was Fayetteville High School and where those Bulldogs of spring answered the game’s calling.

Fayetteville lawyer Dave Boliek to seek runoff in GOP primary for N.C. auditor

Long-time Fayetteville attorney Dave Boliek said on Wednesday he will call for a runoff primary against fellow Republican Jack Clark in the GOP election for the state auditor.

Great chemistry key to wins, Cumberland County girls' soccer teams say

Here’s a capsule look at Cumblerland County girls’ soccer.

Boys' golf teams have bright outlook in Cumberland County

Here is a preview of Cumberland County golf.

Residents say PFAS filters on wells unequipped for freezing weather

As another winter comes to a close, the season brought with it a new host of challenges for local residents whose drinking water and environment have been heavily contaminated with harmful "forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

Spring Lake fires police chief

Spring Lake Police Chief Dysoaneik Spellman was relieved of duty today, according to Interim Town Manager Jason Williams.

Election day is over, but Cumberland's primary election isn’t

The balloting in the 2024 primary ended at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the election results are not yet final.

Independent Etchison expects to be on 9th Congressional District ballot

One of two independent candidates actively petitioning to get on the November general election ballots in Fayetteville and Cumberland County says she succeeded, while the other says he came up short.

Real estate agent Henry Tyson came out on top in the Republican primary for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, uncertified election results show.

Aragues wins Libertarian primary for N.C. House Dist. 44 

Christina Aragues won the Libertarian primary race for Dist. 44 in the N.C. House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election, according to uncertified election results. 

Former Sen. Kirk deViere will have a shot at elected office again after emerging as the top vote-getter during Tuesday’s Democratic primary elections for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners race.

Incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson (R-9), of Southern Pines, won easily against challenger Troy Tarazon, a first-time political candidate, in the Republican primary election for North Carolina’s …

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