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Anstead’s Tobacco Company 6th Anniversary Dinner

Anstead’s Tobacco Company held an elegant anniversary dinner at its Big Red Barn on Feb. 7. Party goers enjoyed fine food and wine and good cigars.

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24th annual Friendship Luncheon

The Fayetteville chapter of The Links, Inc., held its 24th annual Friendship Luncheon at the Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg on Feb. 2. Red dresses and big smiles were the order of the day.  

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Dare Coulter – Mural Dedication

A dedication was held on Jan. 25 for a huge, colorful mural that has been painted on the Old Street side of the Capitol Encore Academy. Artist Dare Coulter was congratulated and thanked for the work, which is 143 feet long and 25 feet high. The mural is a fantastical depiction of children and animals on “a grand […]

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All American Dream Gymnastics Invitational

Countryside Gymnastics hosted the All American Dream Gymnastics Invitational at Reid Ross Classical School on Jan. 26-27. Three hundred gymnasts from across the Carolinas tumbled, soared and amazed onlookers during the two-day competition.      

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Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Gala

The Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation held its annual Gala at Highland Country Club on Jan. 26. The event was elegant and fun and helped raise funds for the nonprofit organization, which supports Cape Fear Valley Health. Organizers said it was a big success.

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Ice Skating in Fayetteville

Ice skating came to downtown Fayetteville over the weekend with the set-up of a temporary rink on Green Street beside the Market House. The “ice” was synthetic but plenty slick and lots of people donned rental skates and tried it out. The event was hosted by the Cool Spring Downtown District.

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7th annual Evening of Excellence

Fayetteville Plastic Surgery and Cape Fear Aesthetics held its 7th annual Evening of Excellence on Jan. 24 at The Metropolitan Room in downtown Fayetteville. The Latin Dance Party-themed evening included a beauty expo, red carpet photos, hors e’oeuvres, desserts and lots of dancing. 

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Fascinate-U – Ronald McDonald House Charities

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum celebrated two big events on Jan. 19 – its 20th anniversary and a $7,100 grant given to the museum by Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. The grant will be used to enhance and upgrade existing exhibits that have not been improved since the museum opened in January 1999. The hands-on […]

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Robert Burns Night

The Cape Fear Valley Scottish Clans held its annual Robert Burns Night on Jan. 19 at Gates Four Country Club. The evening included bagpipers, Highland dancing and the traditional recitation of the Burns poem “Address to a Haggis,” which, as ever, was read to an actual haggis. The dish consists of a sheep’s heart, liver […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

There were lots of smiles as the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade wound through downtown Fayetteville on Jan. 19.

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You’re More Than A Pretty Face

An Affair to Remember held its annual fashion show extravaganza on Jan. 12 at the Crown Expo Center. Entitled “You’re More Than A Pretty Face,” the show featured local “women of power” from many walks of life. It was a fun and fabulous evening for all.  

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Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar Groundbreaking Ceremony

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar served up crawfish etoufee, Louisana-style gumbo and Krispy Kreme bread pudding to a delighted crowd at a ground-breaking celebration on January 8 at its planned location on 2116 Skibo Road. The restaurant is expected to open in April. Jason Sadowski, owner of the franchise that will operate the restaurant, was on hand as was Brandon Landry, the […]

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Julien Icher Reception

Julien Icher spoke at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry museum on Jan. 8 about the Marquis de Lafayette’s Farewell Tour through the United States in 1824-25. Icher, a native of France, has developed a computer mapping program that traces Lafayette’s trip, which included a stop in Fayetteville. A reception for Icher was held by the Lafayette Society, FILI […]

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Fayetteville’s Christmas Parade

Spirits and smiles were merry and bright at Fayetteville’s Christmas parade on Dec. 8. 

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Lilly Endowment Challenge Matching Grant

Operation Inasmuch held a brunch at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Dec. 6 to celebrate its receipt of the Cumberland Community Foundation’s Lilly Endowment Challenge Matching Grant. The $50,000 grant is designated to build Operation Inasmuch’s Endowment Fund and will match every dollar donated to the fund over the next two years, up to $50,000. […]

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Yuletide Feaste at Haymount UMC

How was the Christmas season celebrated in the time of the first Queen Elizabeth? Dozens of diners got a taste – and a big meal – when they attended a Yuletide Feaste at Haymount United Methodist Church on Nov. 30. The Renaissance-style banquet featured the Methodist University Chorale and the Greensleeves Consort. This was the 8th year of the Yuletide Feaste, which is […]

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Festival of Trees

The Owen Chapel at Camp Ground Methodist Church was filled with beautifully decorated Christmas trees on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The church’s Festival of Trees also featured songs by a most festive and engaging choir.

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Gallery Goes POP: Warhol

Methodist University hosted a Warehouse Gala at Studio 215 in downtown Fayetteville on Nov. 29 to raise money and excitement for an upcoming exhibit of Warhol works. The exhibit, called “Gallery Goes POP: Warhol,” will run from Feb. 7 to April 12 at the David McCune International Art Gallery on the Methodist University campus. “Gallery Goes […]

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Fort Bragg Tree-Lighting

Fort Bragg kicked off the holiday season on Nov. 29 with its annual tree-lighting ceremony. The event also featured a drop-in by the Golden Knights, Santa and SNOW! The post also named its Family of the Year – the Bevels – and the clan helped flip the switch that lit up the tree.

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A Dickens Holiday

It was a Dickens of a time in downtown Fayetteville on Nov. 23. The 18th year of A Dickens Holiday brought out Victorian characters, concoctions and carolers – and lots of celebration.

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