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Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

Appeals Court upholds conviction in Gerald Gillespie murder case

In January 2017, retired school teacher and Army Special Forces veteran Gerald Gillespie, 86, was stabbed to death in his apartment off Owen Drive in the Bordeaux area of Fayetteville.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

Fayetteville State faculty plan ‘no confidence’ vote on university provost

Faculty at Fayetteville State University will hold a no confidence vote on Friday regarding Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

During Monday’s board meeting, Hope Mills commissioners discussed the outcome of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling over public officials’ free speech rights — with a connection to Hope Mills. 

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin joins national effort to curb crime

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin brainstormed with other mayors and learned ways other cities have addressed crime.

The Chemours Company, a global petrochemical company that polluted the Cape Fear River basin with toxic PFAS via its Fayetteville Works plant, has agreed to part ways with CEO Mark Newman after he and other top executives misrepresented company transactions in an attempt to boost their pay incentives.

PWC to renew its focus on safety following increase in accidents

Employee accidents involving vehicles and equipment at the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are running twice as high as average this fiscal year. The utility is taking steps to reinvigorate a culture of workplace safety.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will soon have new electricity rate plans for its massive consumers of electricity, such as factories, whose bills may run into the tens of millions of dollars per year. 

N.C. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in fatal Fayetteville police car crash

Can the city of Fayetteville be held liable for a crash in which a Fayetteville police officer took his eyes off the road while driving and killed a pedestrian?

$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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Colvin wins Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42

Mike Colvin of Fayetteville has won the Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42, to replace long-time Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

On election day: Photo ID, who has the money, and other things you need to know

Heading into Tuesday’s election day for the 2024 primaries, the Fayetteville area’s candidates for the legislature and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners have been out in force to get on the November general election ballots.

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