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Indoor Fun Year-Round

By Catherine Pritchard It’s cold outside. Or it’s rainy. Or it’s sweltering. Or maybe the weather’s fine but it’s dark or it’s early or you know you and your family should go out and do something active but what? And it’s just so easy to while away time indoors, playing video games, watching TV, texting […]

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Lafayette Memorial Park Opens First Green Burial Cemetery in Fayetteville Area

Lafayette Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fayetteville’s premier cemetery, has officially opened Fayetteville’s first natural burial area at Lafayette Memorial Park West. Lafayette Memorial Park has dedicated approximately 1.5 acres next to a landscaped garden for green burials on its 63-acre grounds. Green, or natural burials, reduce environmental impact using nontoxic and biodegradable materials, such as […]

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Their Beach Cottage in the Mountains

By Catherine Pritchard A few years ago, Jim and Kay Jones decided they’d had enough of spending lots of time at the beach. The Fayetteville couple, both retired teachers, owned a vacation home at Holden Beach but after experiencing skin issues, they were concerned about their sun exposure. They were also tired of gritty sand. […]

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Fayetteville State University: Going strong after the first 150 years

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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Fayetteville-based Bare Foods: Aiming for “great taste without regret”

By Nathan Walls Bob and Diana Carroll have a passion for great food. But at one time in their lives, the hustle and bustle of balancing their careers and raising children made the fast food drive-thru a frequent destination. After realizing that eating out too much was contributing to health problems, the Carrolls decided to […]

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Welcome Home

Two families moved back into fully rebuilt homes on Wednesday, December 6th. The Methodists’ disaster relief office is working to rebuild and repair several others in that neighborhood and dozens more in Cumberland County. Read CityView’s coverage of the story here.

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A Trip to Gillis Hill Farms

By: Jason Weathington As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the garden with my grandmother. Most summer days you could find us picking peas and butterbeans, digging Irish potatoes or shucking sweet corn. I can still remember watching my grandmother run her thumb down a pod of field peas as they fell […]

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What happens when a foreign-exchange student joins the family?

Parenting is challenging enough when you’re dealing with your own children. But what if you’re dealing with a child from another country who has come to live with you for weeks or even an entire school year? It’s a challenge taken on by parents of families hosting foreign-exchange students. The experience can be demanding but […]

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Top Honors Awarded

By Renarta Clanton Moyd A fourth-grade teacher at Rockfish Elementary School and the principal of New Century International Middle School have each won top honors in their professions in Cumberland County. Leslie Seals has been named the 2018 Teacher of the Year for Cumberland County Schools. And Lavette C. McMillan has been named 2018 Principal […]

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Schools try to reduce bullying with kindness programs

All kinds of kindness happened in Cumberland County’s public schools in October. The system’s elementary, middle and high schools totted up nearly 140,000 separate acts of kindness. Who’s counting? They were, as part of an initiative aimed at combating bullying behavior. For National Bullying Prevention Month, the school system chose to focus on encouraging acts […]

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Going Viral on the Importance of Clean Hands

Donna Gill Allen, a nurse who also teaches nursing fundamentals and health sciences to high school students, has seen a lot of infectious conditions over the years. But she’d never seen anything turn as ragingly viral as a Facebook post she made earlier this year about a simple science experiment that graphically proves the importance […]

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My Time at Comic Con

By Andrew Reid I am a nerd. I am a huge comic book fan and I spend a large amount of my free time playing video games. Because of this, I gladly accepted the job of writing a first-person article about attending our very own Fayetteville Comic Con, held in October at the Crown Expo […]

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Warm drinks for cool weather

Baby, it’s cold outside – or it’s supposed to be. Even if it isn’t, there’s no reason not to enjoy some special warm drinks of the season. Cocoa is great year-round, especially when you make it with ice cream. Butterbeer will tickle the palates of Harry Potter fans young and old, as well as anyone […]

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Get Focused

Plan to make productivity a priority Although there are many reasons to feel stressed in the workplace, productivity is often at the root. After all, productive employees are often perceived as the most valuable employees and when productivity fails, it tends to put everyone on edge. Concerns about productivity are broadly founded. They may be […]

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Savvy Smartphone Features

People love their smartphones. To dig deeper, Motorola surveyed nearly 12,000 adults for its Global Mobile Value Index research to identify the most desired features. Learn more at Motorola.com. Sponsored by Motorola

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Get Focused

Plan to make productivity a priority Although there are many reasons to feel stressed in the workplace, productivity is often at the root. After all, productive employees are often perceived as the most valuable employees and when productivity fails, it tends to put everyone on edge. Concerns about productivity are broadly founded. They may be […]

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Homes for the Holidays

It’s a pleasure to see a beautifully decorated home during the holidays. It’s even nicer to see several such homes. And if your enjoyment is also supporting a good cause? That’s the cherry on top of the ice cream – or, in this case, the star on top of the Christmas tree. You can see […]

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A year after Hurricane Matthew: The recovery continues

By Catherine Pritchard   A couple of days after Hurricane Harvey finally left Texas, Kelly Mathis went with several people to a Fayetteville convenience store to fill the gas tanks of work trucks and generators. He and the others all wore shirts indicating they were a United Methodist Church disaster response team and three people […]

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Special Family Holiday Dishes

 By Catherine Pritchard ‘Tis the approach of the holidays and a most festive mood, And many of us are having visions of… food. Yum! Special meals, dishes and treats are usually inextricable parts of winter holidays, whichever holiday it is that you celebrate. You can find the same dishes on many tables at this time […]

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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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