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WHAT’S MORE APPETIZING than a good breakfast? A good breakfast where you also can get the low-down on major happenings in local business. CityView hosted its first CityView Breakfast and Business Forum on November 15th at Highland Country Club at 7:30am. The event highlighted four main speakers: Jordan Jones, a partner in Prince Charles Holdings […]

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Joe Sugar Knows Food

By Erin Pesut There is always that one guy in town who can tell you just where to eat. Joe Sugar, a Fayetteville native and owner of Joe Sugar’s of St. Pauls, a destination menswear shop (“If you have a figure—we can fit it.”) knows best. I stopped in to chat with Joe Sugar about […]

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Local Diners

By: Katie Crenshaw   Local mom-and-pop restaurants all have something in common. From their friendly service, the great prices and the quality, homemade food, these are the places where you can encounter your friends, your neighbors and catch up on the latest news in town. You arrive hungry, but leave satisfied, full on that home-town feeling. […]

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Art and Living and Space

By Erin Pesut In the 1970s, as a graduate writing student at Columbia University in New York City, Pamolu Oldham felt dwarfed by the city. “I felt so diminished by just the tallness of the buildings and the activity that never stopped.” This same feeling pervaded her work—so much so that her writing compacted. “I […]

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Living: Lauren and Wyatt Jenkins’ Home

Sixteen years ago, Lauren walked into Wyatt’s home for the first time. Last year, it became her home, too. Upon graduating from East Carolina, the Fayetteville natives and high school sweethearts began their married life in Fayetteville. Two homes—in Briarwood and Woodlands—and two beautiful children later, they bought and settled into Wyatt’s childhood home in […]

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Larry and Samantha Thomas Create an Outdoor Oasis

Larry and Samantha Thomas know their move to McLauchlin Farms was “meant to be.” Five years ago, Samantha was casually browsing an issue of Homes & Land with no intent to leave their comfortable home in Westgate, but her interest was piqued by the home featured on the cover. “I didn’t even know this place […]

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Pressed A Creative Space Downtown

The foreshadowing of a superstar came during middle school for Ashley Thompson. At only thirteen, Ashley started her first business with DIY flair. Handmade headbands were her weekend hustle at her family’s garage sales. Later in the halls of high school, Ashley sold tubes of Avon mascara to all of her friends right out of […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

By Erin Pesut Vibra’s is not only a mother, daughter business, but a four-generation mother daughter business! Vibra Herring, Donna Barefoot, Megan and Mary Adaline Stewart sell collectibles, clothing, jewelry, painted antiques, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, decorative pillows, wreaths, monogramming and screen prints. What began as a consignment store eventually turned into a fashion boutique […]

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All That Glitters

By James Johnson During 82 years on this planet, Rhudy Phillips managed to collect many friends but also a few detractors. In fact, when the Army veteran-turned-accountant decided to open his own pawn shop at 2410 Murchison Road in 1962, several of those critics made it known exactly what they thought. “Everyone told him he […]

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Family Cents: Operating Agreement

By Davis Puryear You have a million-dollar idea, a new business partner and you have just filed your articles of organization to form your new LLC. Since your LLC is now an official legal entity, your only concern is how to get your new business up and running. You and your business partner work extremely […]

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Changes to Employee Overtime Benefits

By Davis Puryear A Friday paycheck in hand—or more likely watching the figures hit your bank account through direct deposit—is always a welcome feeling. You’ve put in a long week of work and then comes the remuneration…minus what Uncle Sam keeps for himself, of course. No matter how much we make, we all could use […]

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FSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary

By Catherine Pritchard In 1867, seven black residents of Fayetteville paid $136 for two lots on Gillespie Street. They did so to realize a dream – the establishment of a school to educate black children. One hundred fifty years later, David A. Bryant, Nelson Carter, Andrew J. Chestnutt, George Grainger, Matthew N. Leary, Thomas Lomax […]

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Bravery Kids Gym

By Erin Pesut Marcella Eubanks and Danielle Dixon opened Bravery Kids Gym to be a parent facilitated indoor play space for any child, whether that child has typical or special needs. Bravery Kids Gym helps improve physical, cognitive, social, and communication development in children, but it all just seems like fun and games.    Q: […]

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Reyhan Turkish Kepbaps

By Brooke Shoffner   When Reyhan Öner and her family arrived in Fayetteville from Ankara, Turkey, in 2013 the first thing she sought was her native country’s cuisine. Unhappy with other’s attempts in recreating something to treasured, the Öner family prepared to open their own authentic Turkish restaurant. In 2015, after two years of language […]

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Fayetteville Marksmen

By Zach Dionne It’s about more than the sport, if the recently rebranded Fayetteville Marksmen hockey team shoots their shot right. “Our mission is to get people into the building for every reason other than hockey,” new co-owner and team president Jeff Longo told the North State Journal in May. “Then, the hockey speaks for […]

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Fayetteville Urban Ministry Leader Johnny Wilson

“When I was 19, I worked in a mill,” said Johnny Wilson, Executive Director of Fayetteville Urban Ministry. “I was a fixer. I worked third shift, and all night it was my job to make these machines go. One night, I arrived at work and they were all down. I laughed and looked up and […]

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City Spotlight: Taking Action

Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on Cumberland County in October 2016. While the damage was significant so was the outpouring of local support like local volunteer Corey Brown who jumped right in to help and to lead at Second Harvest. Julia Morales, Program Coordinator at Second Harvest said, “When I came in that Saturday, I said, […]

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Scholastic News: Teacher of the Year & Principal of the Year are Announced

Dr. Lowery has been the principal at Westover High School a little over a month; however, she brings from Alger B. Wilkins High School much knowledge and experience. “My professional successes and achievements can be demonstrated through the growth of Alger B. Wilkins High School from a small four-room school with less than 20 students […]

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Kia Walker: Making Everything Better with Music

By Cheri Todd Molter Kia Walker was seven years old when her father taught her to sing Whitney Houston’s powerful version of “Greatest Love of All.” Everyone who heard Kia knew she had talent. She knew something, too: She knew she loved music and even at that early age she knew she wanted it to […]

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All That Glitters

By James Johnson   During 82 years on this planet, Rhudy Phillips managed to collect many friends but also a few detractors. In fact, when the Army veteran-turned-accountant decided to open his own pawn shop at 2410 Murchison Road in 1962, several of those critics made it known exactly what they thought. “Everyone told him […]

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