SEEN @ THE SCENE

Art Exhibition at 107 Concourse C Art Gallery

107 Concourse C Art Gallery held an Art Exhibit on November 22, 2019, featuring talented artists like Jamil Burton, Terry Durham Jr, and local guest artists from Wine and Design: Stephen Ball, Ale Karina, Maggie McLaughlin, and Kimberly Sejas.  107 Concourse C Art Gallery is located downtown Fayetteville off Gillespie St. For more information about […]

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Marquis Society Social

The United Way of Cumberland County held its Marquis Society Social on Oct. 28 at Ralph and Linda Huff’s home. The event honors individuals who pledge $1,000 or more to the United Way during its annual fundraising campaign.  

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Indigo Moon Film Festival

The Indigo Moon Film Festival opened on Oct. 12 with a showing of “The Dog Doc,” followed by a reception. The film festival planned to show dozens of films at four locations over the next two days.  

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Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium

The local chapter of The Links, Inc., hosted its second Treasure Our Chests Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium on Oct. 11 at The Capitol Room. The event included presentations by local physicians and an interactive panel discussion with breast cancer survivors. The Links is a civic organization with 288 chapters nationwide.

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CityView Food and Wine Party – 2019

CityView held its 7th annual Food & Wine Party at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Oct. 10 and it was a smashing success! The food and wine (and beer) were delicious, the music was irresistible and the company was wonderful. And there were massages. Seriously. If you didn’t make it to this year’s party, […]

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Sculpture dedication

The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and its Board of Trustees dedicated a new sculpture on Oct. 10 to former executive director Deborah Mintz, who retired this year after 25 years with the organization. The piece, which will be a permanent public art piece downtown, features Mintz’s beloved rescue dog, Cayley, and a goat. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville grand opening

Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville held the grand opening of its dealership on Glensford Drive on Oct. 8. The crowd included Norman the bulldog, the dealership’s handsome mascot.

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Miss FSU Alumnae Queens’ Legacy Tea

The 3rd annual Miss FSU Alumnae Queens’ Legacy Tea was held Oct. 6 at the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University. Interim Chancellor Peggy Valentine was the guest speaker. The Legacy Tea and the D.R.E.A.M. Endowment Fund work together to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at FSU who are in STEM […]

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Woofstock

The 8th annual Woofstock was held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Oct. 4. It was full of peace, love and tie-dye, as well as good-hearted fundraising for the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, which helps homeless pets find forever homes. 

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Franklin Graham

Several thousand people crowded into Festival Park on Oct. 1 to see evangelist Franklin Graham. Christian singer Jeremy Camp also performed.

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International Folk Festival – 2019

The 41st International Folk Festival took visitors on a trip around the world in the space of downtown Fayetteville over the last weekend in September. This year’s festival included performances on Sunday by several praise groups and choirs.

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Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday is always fun but it got a special boost in September from the International Folk Festival. Yay!

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Home Is Where the HeART Is auction

The third annual Home Is Where the HeART Is art auction was held at Studio 215 on Sept. 26. The auction featured original works of art donated by local and regional artists, as well as hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music. Proceeds benefited Connections of Cumberland County, which provides assistance to women and children who […]

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Wine, Brews & Silent Auction

The Heritage Square Historical Society held this fun-filled fundraiser on Sept. 26. The society served up food, wine, brews, music and a silent auction at its property on Dick Street. The society preserves and maintains Heritage Square on a shoestring budget and has now opened an education center, which offers fun, free tours to schoolchildren […]

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KidsPeace Chair-ity Auction

The annual KidsPeace Chair-ity Auction drew a crowd to the Ramada Plaza on Sept. 26. Bidders vied for unique chairs, tables and windows decorated by local artists for the event. All of the items were provided to the artists by The Restore Warehouse, which always hosts the auction. Proceeds benefited the local KidsPeace Foster Care […]

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Ribbon Cutting at Highland Construction & Restoration

Highland Construction & Restoration held a ribbon cutting and an open house on Sept. 17 to celebrate the reopening of its design center, which was completely renovated after being severely damaged last year by Hurricane Florence.      

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CityView Business Breakfast – September 2019

CityView’s quarterly business breakfast was held Sept. 12 at Highland Country Club. The speakers were Andrew Barksdale of the N.C. Department of Transportation, Bianca Shoneman, head of the Cool Spring Downtown District, and Stanley Wearden, president of Methodist University.

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Fort Bragg Renaissance Faire

Fort Bragg’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation held its annual Renaissance Faire at Smith Lake over the Sept. 13 weekend. Jousting, sword swallowing and unicorn rides were among the many activities on tap.  

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Greek Festival

Gyros, baklava, dancing, singing, fun! All that and more was part of the 29th annual Greek Festival, held Sept. 13-15 at the Hellenic Center at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

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Art exhibit opening

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University held a reception on Sept. 12 to celebrate the opening of an art exhibit entitled 12 Women, Twelve Voices.  

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