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Nerd Culture: Fayetteville Comic Con

By James Johnson In a military town like Fayetteville, seeing square-jawed heroes strolling around in uniform is not an uncommon sight, however those uniforms are typically never made out of colorful spandex. That will all change on the weekend of October 21 through 22, at the Crown Complex Expo Center, when organizers will hold their […]

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History: What’s In a Name?

By Gaby Kienitz During WWII, villagers in England removed or painted out road signs to confound outsiders in finding their way, and thus to hamper potential enemy reconnaissance and invasions. The city of Fayetteville manages to do that every day with the road signs still in place and entirely visible. All over Fayetteville, there are […]

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History: What’s in a Street Name?

By Gaby Kienitz    During WWII, villagers in England removed or painted out road signs to confound outsiders in finding their way, and thus to hamper potential enemy reconnaissance and invasions. The city of Fayetteville manages to do that every day with the road signs still in place and entirely visible. All over Fayetteville, there are roads and streets that change their name along the length. Drivers may start on […]

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Physicians of the Future

By Erin Pesut   Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine and Cape Fear Valley Health have teamed up to do something incredible. Cape Fear Valley Health, the eighth largest health system in North Carolina, has 1,000,000 patient visits per year. They rank among the top 200 health systems nationally and among the […]

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The Golden Knights

By Kathryn Kelly The Golden Knights, also known as The United States Army Parachute Team, are conquerors of the sky. In addition to their sky expeditions that can reach an upwards of 12,500 feet, they also believe that the sky’s the limit when it comes to advocacy, raising awareness for Army recruitment, and giving back […]

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Have a Seat

By Courtney Phillips   In an unexpectedly groundbreaking meeting in 2014, members of the KidsPeace board of associates boisterously debated ways to support the Fayetteville division of the foster care non-profit that has quietly gone about the work of changing the lives of foster children in the eastern United States for the past 135 years. […]

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Fayetteville Comic Con

Nerd Culture   Fayetteville Comic Con By James Johnson  In a military town like Fayetteville, seeing square-jawed heroes strolling around in uniform is not an uncommon sight, however those uniforms are typically never made out of colorful spandex. That will all change on the weekend of October 21 through 22, at the Crown Complex Expo […]

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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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Seasonal Art Walkabouts

Art             By James Langston               Henri Matisse once said, “Creativity takes courage.” Matisse, a French printer, painter, and sculptor, may not have ever lived in North Carolina, but artists everywhere understand what he means. Local artists downtown Fayetteville had the courage last year to create a seasonal Art Walkabout (happening in the summer, […]

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Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

by Joshua D. Owen                 Is Halloween a Pagan festival with roots in the Celtic celebration of Samhain? If so, the answer to the article title would be a simple no, a Christian should not celebrate Halloween. Yet, what if this backstory is an oversimplification or even a misrepresentation? What is the meaning of Halloween? […]

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Jose’s Boots

For two decades, I listened with only one ear when a church member would talk about mission trips to Reynosa, Mexico. A crowd would go down there by way of McAllen, Texas, and be gone for a week. Honestly, I did not miss them. To my perception, they were gone for a Sunday or two […]

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CityView Family Fall 2017

Feature: Kid Lit: Back to School? Good Eats: SnackLight Teen Life: D.C. Dreams City Spotlight: Bravery Kids Gym Scholastic News: Cumberland County Schools Strengthen Their Quest Academic Access: Keys to Preparation: A Look at Financial Aid Pet Corner: Brother & Sister Parenting: Ordinary Care, Extraordinary Love Senior Living: Weeks Parker Family Cents: The Partition Proceeding […]

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Kid Lit: Children’s Books by Local Authors & Illustrators

By Erin Pesut   Now that it is the back-to-school season, it is time to put your electronics away and get back to reading! Meet five local authors and illustrators who have written books for all ages to enjoy.   The Tristan Trapp Series By Martha Goetz Illustrated by Laura H. Reeves Martha Goetz and […]

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Our Favorite Pollinators!

Fabian Horton, 13 There are many different pollinators, but the monarch butterfly is different from all the rest. This butterfly has been a sight for sore eyes for generations. Monarchs had such large populations that when they migrated they were in such large groups that the sky would turn orange for hours. However, now this […]

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE YOUNG TO READ “YA” NOVELS

By Diane Parfitt Young Adult (YA) novels are not just for the young! While many of these books target teens from 12 to 18 years old, they are also appropriate for readers up to age 25. But how many adults in their older years have read Harry Potter, The Hunger Games or the Twilight series? […]

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The Partition Proceeding: When an Economical Option to Jointly Own Property Turns Costly

By Davis Puryear   Owning a beach house, a mountain house, or even a piece of land out in the country is a dream for many families. But due to sky-high purchase prices and maintenance costs, it can remain just that…only a dream. Buying property with someone or receiving property through a relative’s estate can […]

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Weeks Parker

By Kathryn Kelly   “I have done things all my life that people told me I was not ‘qualified’ to do. Because I refused to listen to those very negative thinking people, I have accomplished a variety of things that most people never think of doing.” This quote from Weeks Parker, a Fayetteville native and […]

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Ordinary Care, Extraordinary Love

By Jasmine Patrick   Did you know that ordinary people can do extraordinary things?   Opening your home and heart to a foster child is a wonderful life changing experience. Filled with challenges as well as opportunities to make a significant, positive impact in the lives of our most vulnerable children, fostering provide a loving, […]

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Brother & Sister

By Erin Pesut   Meet William “Wesley” and Holly Elizabeth, Priscilla & Bob Hambly’s Scottish Terriers   Q: What are the names of your dogs? A: William “Wesley” and Holly Elizabeth. He prefers Wesley, really. He does not like the name William and will not respond to any derivations, like “Bill,” “Willy,” or “Billy.”   […]

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Keys to Preparation: A Look at Financial Aid

By Dr. Belinda J. Wilkerson         Paying for college has become one of the largest household expenses for families with college-bound students. The proliferation of printed materials, online resources, and services offering assistance grew exponentially in the last decade. A Google search for “financial aid for college” offers 134,000,000 links for exploration. No wonder […]

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