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African World Peace Festival

The three-day African World Peace Festival was held downtown last weekend. It featured music, dance, cultural exhibitions, storytelling, authentic cuisine, workshops and more. In its 5th year, the festival drew lots of smiling people.  

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Art Walkabout Art For All Seasons

The summer Art Walkabout was held in downtown Fayetteville Friday evening. The seasonal walkabouts are held by a grassroots collective of art galleries. The art displays during the summer walkabout included a uniquely decorated mannequin at each gallery.

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Skateboarding Rowan Park

Skateboarders turned out Saturday to enjoy a large skate ramp that was set up for the day at Rowan Park as part of a groundbreaking celebration for a $1 million skate park planned at the site. The weather was sweltering but the skateboarders looked happy.  

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Independence Concert & Fireworks

Music lovers packed into Festival Park on Monday, July 1, for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s annual Independence concert. As always, the stirring music was followed by stellar fireworks.  

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Public Safety Valor Awards 2019

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber was pleased to announce a new “people’s choice” award that was presented at the second annual Public Safety Valor Awards on June 25, 2019. This event was presented by Highland Construction and Restoration and Manna Church to show community appreciation to our first responders in the City, County and at Fort […]

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Off the Hook Art-Sea Boil & Brew by Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County hosted a Summer Block Party last Friday, June 21, 2019, called Off the Hook Art-Sea Boil & Brew, the party featured a free seafood broil, beer, live artists, prize giveaways, DJ music, street dancing and a social gathering of community art lovers. Check out the photos below!  

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Downtown Summer Nights

June 20th, 2019 was the kick off of Downtown Summer Nights presented by Cumberland Tractor Kubota of Fayetteville! Hosted by Q98, Rock 103, Magic 106.9 and WFNC 640 AM with Five Star Entertainment – Fayetteville NC in the Cool Spring Downtown District. This was a FREE event for everyone!      

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12th Annual Field of Honor Kickoff May 2019

Since its inception in 2008, The North Carolina Field of Honor has been an annual tradition in Downtown Fayetteville. The Cool Spring Downtown District is proud to work with the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation as a partner in the 12th Annual Field of Honor. Hundreds of flags will fly on the parade grounds […]

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Blast From The Past 2019 Volunteer Award Dinner & Dance

The annual dinner-dance was hosted by the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults and featured a raffle, a photo booth, and recognition of the nonprofit’s volunteers. Proceeds helped the agency expand it’s free-services to seniors. Check out the photos below from this event.    

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4th Annual Derby Run May 2019

The fourth annual Derby Run in memory of Justin Lopes was a 5k Run/Walk and 10k Run that took place in May 2019. The course ran through the scenic Haymount area and through Fayetteville Technical Community Campus and finished at the Terry Sanford High School baseball field. Dogs were welcomed and participants were encouraged to […]

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FAPS Building For The Future

Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, Inc. (FAPS) is the only Cumberland County No-Kill, non-profit animal shelter supported by volunteers, grants, and individual contributions. FAPS receives no state or federal funding to operate and relies solely on the community to support its mission in rescuing and successfully placing companion animals in their forever homes.  Check out the […]

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Walk-on’s Bistreaux & Bar Soft Opening

If you walk in hungry, you’ll walk out happy at Fayetteville’s newest restaurant, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar at 2116 Skibo Road. This Louisiana-based sports bar chain features delicious Cajun, Creole and American dishes and southern hospitality. As befits a chain that counts legendary NFL quarterback Drew Brees among its owners, it also serves up lots of […]

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City View’s Business Breakfast – May 2019

The speakers at CityView’s Business Breakfast on May 30, 2019, included PWC CEO David W. Trego, Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins, N.C.  Rep. John Szoka and Robert Van Geons, president and CEO of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corp. All had valuable information to share about our community. Our next breakfast will be in […]

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Derby Day at The Garden 2019

Derby Day at The Garden benefited Cape Fear Botanical Garden and their mission of transforming peoples relationship with plants and the natural world. This Kentucky Derby-inspired party & social event was the right mix of fun and flair for those who wanted to get “down & derby!”      

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Toast of Town 2019 by Care Clinic

The Care Clinic hosted its 19th annual Toast of the Town Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting and Silent Auction. Set in the scenic Cape Fear Botanical Garden, the event raises money to help The CARE Clinic continue providing free quality basic medical care and simple dental extraction services to eligible uninsured, low-income adults.  

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FTCC Foundation Golf Tournament

Fayetteville Technical Community College had its annual event to support student scholarships. More than 20 teams took over the green at Gates Four Golf & Country Club for a day of competition while improving on their skills and enjoying camaraderie to benefit our students in need. Annually, the Foundation has raised more than $200,000 to […]

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2019 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival took place April 26-28 2019 this year and was a big success! Three days of awesome performances, delicious foods, and fun-filled activities.              

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Fayetteville Operation Inasmuch

Fayetteville Operation Inasmuch started serving hot nutritious breakfast to the homeless and low-income population of Fayetteville, NC in July 2009. Their kitchen staff consists of comprised servers, cooks and dishwashers and coffee team. Kitchen duties are shared amongst the residents from The Lodge and Frink Street Transformation housing project. A weekday morning consists of live […]

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Super Science FunFest

North Carolina Science Festival and Fascinate-U Children’s Museum hosted  15 different hands-on science activities, including dry ice and giant soap bubbles, chromatography, building a battery and fun magnets in April at Cross Creek Park. Check out these photos!  

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13th Annual Ribbon Walk & Run

Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Ribbon Walk & Run raised money to support local cancer patients as they received treatment at Cape Fear Valley Cancer and CyberKnife Centers. Check out the awesome photos below!  

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