Fayetteville Life

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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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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Not a garden-variety backyard

By Catherine Pritchard Just about every day, John Semmes can be found enjoying a tropical paradise. And sitting by a mountain waterfall. And tromping woodland paths. He doesn’t go far to get to these places. They’re all in his backyard – along with much more. Over the past three decades, the retired business owner and […]

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Soybeans and Scales: On track for 1 million meals

By Jane Loves Local   Love is so easily communicated through food. Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies. Mom’s chicken and dumplings. A sweet treat taken to a teacher. All give a warm, fuzzy feeling to the recipient. Imagine then the impact of a filling, nutritious meal on people who’d been unsure they would even have anything […]

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From Sauvignon to Scuppernong: Wines of the World and of Home

  For the seasoned oenophile, a stroll through an expansive wine store is a delight. For the novice sipper, navigating the wine aisle of the grocery store can be overwhelming. Luckily, even the most intimidating array is simplified with a bit of knowledge – of region, history and taste. Wine has been a part of […]

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Wine and Beer Recipes

By Katie Crenshaw   Cooking with beer and wine is almost as fun as drinking it! In the past, you may have used a splash of red wine in making spaghetti sauce or added a dark brew to enhance the flavor of a chocolate cake. For this issue, I’ve curated these special recipes to explore […]

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Sandhills Farm to Table

By James Johnson Over the past four years, Lorraine Berman has gone from being a weekly volunteer at the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative to being its treasurer to her current post – acting general manager. Like many who are involved in the cooperative, Berman saw her participation as more than a passive hobby, but […]

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Democracy’s Defenders

Cumberland County, NC –  As home to the 82nd Airborne, the US Army Special Forces and the US Army Forces Command, it’s safe to say “when the President calls 911, Fort Bragg answers.”  The residents of Fayetteville and the communities of Cumberland County call these heroes “neighbor.”  It’s no surprise that the community was recognized […]

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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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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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Connecting Nature and LEGOs

Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® Bricks, an award-winning exhibit making its way around the country, will soon be coming to Fayetteville where the Cape Fear Botanical Garden will act as host.  This exhibit, which includes 27 larger than life sculptures, ranging in size from mere inches to a five-foot bumblebee and an eight-foot tall hummingbird, […]

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