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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.

State laws enacted by Republicans and Democrats make it extra hard for North Carolina’s largest group of voters — the independents — to run for office.

Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein visited Fayetteville on Thursday afternoon to speak about one pressing issue facing the criminal justice system — the recruitment and retention of law enforcement officers.

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Dr. Toni Stewart has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council.

Fayetteville PWC approves electricity rate hikes: 2% this year, 2% next year

Electric power rates and other fees for customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission will rise as of May 1 this year and again on May 1, 2025.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

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 …

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 …

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. 

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?

Republican Lee Spruill suspending campaign for Cumberland Board of Commissioners

Republican V. Lee Spruill III has suspended his campaign for Dist. 2 of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards

Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …

PWC to discuss new electric, water and sewer charges on Wednesday

Customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission may soon face new rates.

Democrats and Republicans open offices in Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Republican Party and Cumberland County Democratic Party have opened campaign offices in Fayetteville for the 2024 election cycle.

Report: Pilot error likely cause of plane crash that killed Hunter Parks

The pilot in a private plane crash two years ago that killed Fayetteville native Douglas Hunter Parks was likely distracted and disoriented when he lost control of the aircraft, the National …

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