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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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Cumberland Oratorio Singers: Hitting the High Notes

By Erin Pesut For some people, it’s not the holiday season until they hear Bing Crosby crooning Christmas carols. For others, things don’t kick off until the entire family sits down to watch a holiday film, like “It’s a Wonderful Life.” We each have our traditions. For Jason Britt, the new artistic director for the […]

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Tasteful Tidings

By Courtney Phillips Janice Brown eagerly awaits the Christmas season and all that it celebrates and entails: the birth of Jesus, the gathering of family and friends in her home and the beauty and cheer of the décor. Picture crisp red-velvet ribbons, fragrant and lush greenery and jolly Santa Claus figurines basking in the incandescence […]

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We Called Him “Smith”

By Bill McFadyen All of us witness the passing of the giants. We receive news that some icon has died. The impact on our lives causes us to collectively pause and think what life was like with them and how the world will change without them. Likewise, there are those who live and die in […]

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Editor’s Corner Nov/Dec 2017

What do the holidays mean to you? Family and friends? Food, faith, fun? Presents? Taking stock of what’s important? Giving thanks for all you have? Giving because you can? Embracing joy? Sharing beauty? There are some of all these things in this issue of CityView. For food, you can read about the holiday meal traditions […]

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Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity Now Accepting Entries for the Gingerbread Community of Hope

The public is invited to help create the H & H Homes Gingerbread Community of Hope with Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH). Build a piece of the gingerbread community, and see the pieces come together at A Dickens Holiday on November 24. This event is presented in conjunction with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland […]

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19 Days of Child Abuse Prevention

The Cumberland County Community Coalition for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will participate in the 19 Days of Child Abuse Prevention Campaign Nov. 1-19.  The goal of the campaign is to increase commitment, activities and education and to mobilize communities throughout the world around child abuse […]

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