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Bravery Kids Gym

By Erin Pesut Marcella Eubanks and Danielle Dixon opened Bravery Kids Gym to be a parent facilitated indoor play space for any child, whether that child has typical or special needs. Bravery Kids Gym helps improve physical, cognitive, social, and communication development in children, but it all just seems like fun and games.    Q: […]

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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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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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Fayetteville Urban Ministry Leader Johnny Wilson

“When I was 19, I worked in a mill,” said Johnny Wilson, Executive Director of Fayetteville Urban Ministry. “I was a fixer. I worked third shift, and all night it was my job to make these machines go. One night, I arrived at work and they were all down. I laughed and looked up and […]

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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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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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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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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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CityView Staff

Marshall Waren – Publisher Marshall H. Waren is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville. Graduated from Fayetteville High School and attended Elon College, Marshall was in the insurance business for 32 years until he sold his company in 2003. In 2006, he and his wife Sandee started CityView Magazine. It has been in business for 11 […]

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