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Council to get 2023 crime numbers

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, during which council members will get a snapshot of public safety data from 2023.  Here’s what’s on the agenda …

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year

Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.

Davis, Gantt named Athletes of the Week

Lianna Davis, E.E. Smith, wrestling Davis was the only wrestler from Cumberland County to make the finals of the first official NCHSAA women’s wrestling championships in Greensboro. …

NCHSAA wrestling tournament recap: Cape Fear High School makes history

Cape Fear High School wrestling coach Heath Wilson had legitimate hopes of bringing home four individual state champions from last weekend’s NCHSAA wrestling tournament in the Greensboro …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Fayetteville Age: 33 Works: Business Owner, Commercial Real Estate …

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Hope Mills board presents budget priorities to local delegates

Hope Mills Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the Public Safety Center on Rockfish Road to discuss their upcoming budget priorities with state delegates. North Carolina State Senators Val …

Two homeless encampments located beneath nearby bridges spanning the Cape Fear River have been cleared and the residents placed in temporary shelter under Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance, …

The Kirby File: Chamber endorses proposed site for new E.E. Smith High School

A golf course by the gates of Fort Liberty is the right place for a new E.E. Smith High School.

Broadway came to Cumberland County on Monday night as the board of commissioners recognized Fayetteville native NaTasha Yvette Williams for her Grammy award. 

Office sought: N.C. House District 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: Fayetteville City Council, 2020-present Lives: Fayetteville Age: 40 Works: …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Hope Mills Age: 74 Works: Director of Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton …

Under a Carolina blue sky Monday, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners shoveled the first bits of earth at the future site of the Cumberland County Homeless Support Center. 

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Restoration brings a new chapter to Orange Street School

Bishop McNeill’s life has been entwined with the unassuming, two-story brick building on Orange Street — known as the Orange Street School — for as long as he can remember.  …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: Cumberland County Commissioner Lives: Hope Mills Age: 52 …

Mike Colvin Office sought: N.C. House, Dist. 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Lives: Fayetteville Age: 46 Works: Funeral Director - Funeral Service Professional …

Office sought: N.C. House District 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: N.C. House of Representatives, District 43 Lives: Fayetteville Age: did not respond …

Jonathan C. Strange Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Hope Mills Age: 47 Works: The Strange Law Firm, P.C. …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Fayetteville Age: 46 Works: I own and operate the Baldinos restaurants, and …

Naveed Aziz Office sought: N.C. House 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Lives: Spring Lake Age: 66 Works: Physician What’s your motivation for seeking office? …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: State Senate - 2 Terms; Fayetteville City Council - 1 Term Lives: …

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