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Seen at the Scene – October 1

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Second Harvest Food Bank raising awareness with local and national documentaries

Second Harvest Food Bank raising awareness with local and national documentaries FAYETTEVILLE—Despite alarming national statistics that 50 million people in the U.S. do not know where their next meal will come from, many still do not believe hunger is happening in their community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina (SHFB) serves 7 counties […]

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Friday Night Fights @ The Crown Coliseum

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The 10th annual Leapin Lizards Craft and Home Show

The 10th annual Leapin Lizards Craft and Home Show will be held on Friday, November 1st from 4-8 pm and Saturday, November, 2nd from 10-4pm in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall located at 1002 N. Chestnut Street in Lumberton, NC. All proceeds collected from the registration fee and the Country Store will go to […]

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Boots & Booties Brings Support & Fun to Military Families

Boots & Booties Brings Support & Fun to Military Families Fayetteville Cares hosts world’s largest military baby shower…AGAIN FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Once again, Fayetteville Cares will host a baby shower for 1,000 military moms called Boots & Booties – The Largest Military Baby Shower Ever on Saturday, June 22nd at the Crown Center in Fayetteville, […]

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A Star is Born

By: Kelly Twedell Let me introduce you to a local Terry Sanford High School freshman who is quite the drama queen. In a good way, of course. With a love of theater since childhood, Rosebud “Rosie” Harrison is living out her dreams in front of audiences and heads to an off-Broadway stage this summer. While […]

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Hub for Hope

By Kelly Twedell   While dealing with the dark topic of child abuse, one organization in our community works tirelessly to bring healing and hope to the children and families affected — The Child Advocacy Center.   In the early 1990s a group of concerned professionals came together after recognizing the need for child abuse […]

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School of Rock

With a throwback to the days of prom, couples gathered in prom attire and got into the groove to benefit the Cumberland County Education Foundation at their annual School of Rock event at Highland Country Club.

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Cadillac Ranch’s Benefit for St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Benefit for St. Judes- Concert goers kicked up their boots at Cadillac Ranch’s Benefit for St. Jude’s Children Hospital featuring country music star Dustin Lynch, and up and coming star Brett Eldredge. 

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Get Down, Downtown

By Rebekah Sanderlin Music takes over Fayetteville for the 31st Annual Dogwood Festival For a few days every spring, music bounces off Downtown Fayetteville’s buildings and people come from all around to enjoy the shows — and this year is no exception. With artists representing country, rock, R&B and hip hop, this year’s Dogwood Festival musical […]

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For the Birds

A Raeford man turns found wood into birdhouses 
and beautiful creations By Rebekah Sanderlin A lot of houses have been built in Raeford in recent years, and the rapid growth has apparently extended to the bird world, too. Drive past David R. Lee’s house on Lindsay Road and you’ll see everything from tiny starter homes […]

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Parisian Soiree March 9, 2013

Parisian Soiree – The first annual Soiree by the Partnership for Children featured an Eiffel Tower Ice sculpture and French martinis. Dueling pianos and a D.J. provided entertainment for the crowd who bid on auction items including a trip to Paris, ooh la, la. 

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Perfect Pitch

Julie Reaver’s methods are music to her students’ ears Music has the ability to move people in different ways, something that is especially true for those with disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. In her 13 years as a music therapist in Cumberland County, Julie Reaver says this is why she feels a special calling to her […]

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Ever

The Cape Fear Regional Theater will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” for the 22nd time this holiday season, directed by CFRT’s Artistic Director Tom Quaintance this year, who brings his fresh take on the classic family Christmas drama. With three casts and 200 local kids involved, the holiday classic will have you laughing from […]

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Dickens Present

By Rebekah Sanderlin Just as in years past, visitors to downtown Fayetteville on the day after Thanksgiving will be transported back in time to the days of Charles Dickens during The Arts Council’s annual A Dickens Christmas festival. As always, carolers in Victorian dress will entertain the crowds, who will be also charmed by hot […]

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No ‘cooler’ art form 
than ice sculpting

So N’Ice There’s no ‘cooler’ art form 
than ice sculpting Appearance and presentation mean everything to Russell Nuff, from how entrees are plated and artistic accents to taking the time to consider every detail and nuance of a table and the surrounding atmosphere. The Executive Chef at Highland Country Club also knows that some events […]

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North Carolina Symphony Offers Classical New Year’s With a Twist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2011 CONTACT: Jeannie Mellinger, 919.789.5484, jmellinger@ncsymphony.org North Carolina Symphony Offers Classical New Year’s With a Twist “New Year’s in Vienna,” plus a little Broadway, Dec. 31 RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Symphony continues an annual tradition this Dec. 31 with a year-ending concert spectacle to usher in the New Year with […]

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Music … to the Window

Blind musician’s talent emerges onto the nightlife scene By Kelly Twedell Out on the town on quite a pleasant spring evening in Fayetteville, 11-year-old Michael Macias was in his element as he wowed the dinner crowd at Morgan’s Chophouse. Comfortably swaying back and forth to the musical energy flowing from his fingers onto the keyboard, […]

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Bright Lights, Big City | By Kelly Twedell

Peeking out from underneath Grady Bowman’s sleeve are the initials “LGM” tattooed onto his wrist. It’s a fitting tribute. The initials are in honor of Grady’s godfather, Leonard Grady McLeod, who urged him into theater and passed away in 2000. They are also emblematic of the native son who hasn’t forgotten the local art community […]

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A Heart For Art

Becky Lee is not a night person. Early on most evenings, after a full day of drawing and conducting art classes, she puts on her pajamas and relaxes in one of the two overstuffed chairs in the den with her husband, Tom, sitting nearby. Her cats, Hobbes and Smudge, usually are curled up beside her. […]

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