Community leaders tasked with recommending a new name for Fort Bragg had no shortage of options as they combed through the installation’s 100 years of history. The question that plagued local leaders throughout the renaming process, which so many struggled with amid an avalanche of suggestions, was: “How could you choose just one?”
Dick Blount was one of the good guys to pass our way. He was as down-to-earth as anyone could be. He saw much of life through the camera’s lens, and there are countless photographs in The Fayetteville Observer photo archives that offer testimony to his work of 25 years at the newspaper office on Whitfield Street, and Hay Street before.
Three people were killed in a traffic collision at Murchison and Shaw Mill roads Saturday afternoon, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. Loreta Quarmine will graduate from Jack Britt High School and pursue her college education at Princeton University.
A 19-year-old woman was shot to death late Friday on Fort Bragg Road, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The victim was identified as Ayanna Thompson, according to a news release.
Each year, Cumberland County Schools names a graduating senior at each high school as a Standout Senior. The 17 2023 Standout Seniors are bright, hard-working students who have overcome the odds to graduate and dedicate themselves to serving their community.
Heavy rainfall across North Carolina this weekend could make travel treacherous, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Drivers are urged to pay extra attention and slow down on what could be slick roads, DOT said in a news release.
JaMeesia Ford of Jack Britt High School and Zoe Dorsey of Terry Sanford High School were the top individual winners from Cumberland County Schools in the track and field state championships last weekend.
Retired Maj. Gen. Willliam Kirkland is scheduled to deliver the Memorial Day ceremony address at 10 a.m. Monday at Freedom Memorial Park. This will be the 26th consecutive year that Don Talbot, a veteran who developed the park, will direct and produce the ceremony.
The Fayetteville Woodpeckers (16-25) tallied just three singles on Thursday night in a 2-0 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-20) at Segra Stadium. The loss was the fifth straight, third to Myrtle Beach, as well the fifth shutout defeat of the season.