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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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Steak Out

By Katie Gard     The warm Carolina weather is upon us once again, and you know what that means — it’s grillin’ time! From burgers to brats and grilled veggies and shrimp, locals are pulling out the charcoal and the propane, wood chips and barbecue sauce, and gearing up for a summer spent outdoors […]

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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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Kiss My Grits

Local chefs know the Southern staple isn’t just for breakfast By Kelly Twedell From hoity-toity and down-home versions of Shrimp and Grits, to various interpretations of grits as a side dish, this long-time favorite on Southern tables has become a hot trend (no pun intended) that is cropping up on menus all over town. Traditionally […]

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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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Ham & Lamb

By Kelly Twedell An Easter feast, be it with family or friends, is often an annual tradition. After turkey for the winter holiday staple, many people enjoy serving lamb or ham as the main dish for Easter. But even serving something more exotic like lamb, does not mean your meal has to be pretentious and […]

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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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To Beans or Not to Beans?

How you like your chili depends on where you’re from. Whether it’s a family recipe or your tried and true, hand-scrawled formula on a stained up 3×5 card, people know what they like when it comes to chili. And, much like ribs and barbecue, your preference often depends on where you were raised. For some, […]

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

Christmas morning tends to pass in a blur when you have little ones at home. Within minutes your living room is transformed into a mass of ripped wrapping paper, scattered bows and torn boxes — and everyone is hungry. Even if you don’t have little ones at home, Christmas morning is one of those occasions […]

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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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Cobbled Together

It started out as a debate. My husband and I were driving through south Alabama in late summer and we stopped at a charming country store that sold fresh vegetables, homemade ice cream and three types of cobbler by the bowl — peach, blackberry and cherry. I couldn’t pass up the blackberry and the peach […]

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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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Nostalgic Dining

Fayetteville’s restaurant scene has always been diverse  and delicious By Rebekah Sanderlin & Kelly Twedell Shopping at The Capitol almost always meant eating lunch upstairs at the beloved The Birdcage restaurant, owned by Ruth Poe. The Birdcage was located on the second floor of the department store, overlooking the grand rotunda. The popular eatery opened […]

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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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