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As season closes, Woodpeckers keeping an eye on the future

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers closed the 2023 Carolina League Class A minor league baseball season on a four-game winning streak. That leaves team officials very optimistic about the 2024 campaign, which will be the Woodpeckers’ fifth playing at the $40 million Segra Stadium in downtown Fayetteville.

Lessons learned from climbing mountains

The first step of any endeavor is often the hardest one to take. The first “real” mountain that I attempted to climb was Mount Adams in the Cascades of Washington. In 2015, I set out with a guide company from Seattle to attempt to summit the mountain. Up until that point in my life I was an avid hiker, and I thought I was in the physical condition needed to climb a 12,000+ foot mountain. I wasn’t. Not even close.

Early voting in Fayetteville’s municipal elections begins Thursday, kicking off the fall 2023 election cycle that culminates in Nov. 7’s general election in Cumberland County.   …

  For this retired four-star general, this day was a final command, and Gen. Dan K. McNeill would deliver as a proud American soldier. “I am humbled to be here today,” McNeill would say on Sept. 9 as soldiers present and past came to the Airborne & Special Operation Museum to celebrate the life of retired Gen. James J. Lindsay, the first commander of U.S. Special Operations Command and leader of the  18th  Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division.  

Park spaces in Hope Mills will now be more accessible to disabled visitors with the opening of a playground at Municipal Park.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for  the Reid’s Journey Inclusive Playground was held  Sept. 8 at the park, 5766 Rockfish Road, according to a release.

A pedestrian was struck by three vehicles and killed on Saturday night in the area of Bingham Drive, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Business Notebook: Cape Fear Valley Health announces leadership changes

Three changes among Cape Fear Valley Health’s leadership team were recently announced. Chris Tart was named the new president of Hoke Hospital in August. Tart was previously president of Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital.

Headquarters Library’s second floor offers all ages a place to explore and expand

Children’s laughter. Dancing feet. Spinning gears. Tapping blocks. A child’s emotional appeal to stay “just a few more minutes.” These hallmarks of play are the soundtrack of the reimagined second floor at Cumberland County’s Headquarters Library in downtown Fayetteville.

Cape Fear, Seventy-First rack up big wins; Gray’s Creek comes up short

Here are the Cumberland County Schools football finals for Friday night.

A woman was found dead in a home in the 3200 block of Kentyre Drive just after 10 p.m. Thursday, and the suspect in her death was found dead later by Southern Pines police according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Homicide detectives are investigating.

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