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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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From Sauvignon to Scuppernong: wines of the world and of home

By Courtney Philips 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 […]

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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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Wine & 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 other […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll & The Masters

Alex Munroe’s Art Collection at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery Rocks By Erin Pesut It’s an instinct we have, to be fascinated by the famous. The soundtrack in The Cork Room, the boutique southern-style farm-to-table restaurant at Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery in Elizabethtown, cycles through the Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys. The […]

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Holy Communion

By Earl Vaughan Jr. When Oct. 31 arrives later this month, it will mark far more than the annual observance of Halloween. It is the 500th anniversary of a momentous event in the history of the church, when a monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church. […]

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Editor’s Corner October 2017

By Catherine Pritchard Welcome to our annual Food and Wine issue, full of treats for the eyes, ears (yes!) and stomach. We have food for thought, too. It’s a treat for me to be part of this. I’m brand-new to CityView – hi! – but I’ve lived in Fayetteville for 24 years and spent 23 […]

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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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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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