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Totally Awesome ’80s Soiree

It was, like, totally tubular at the Totally Awesome ’80s Soiree on Saturday, March 16. Prince, Slash, Run DMC, a host of valley girls and even Richard Simmons showed up for this fun fund-raiser, thrown by the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County.  

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Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery opens

Methodist University hosted a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on March 13 for the Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery. Made possible by a gift from Terri Union and the late Carlos Zukowski, the new lobby and gallery connects Huff Concert Hall with Matthews Ministry Center in the Reeves Fine Arts Complex. The Union-Zukowski Lobby and Gallery will […]

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W.E.B. DuBois Award

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists presented Dr. LaDelle Olion with its W.E.B. DuBois Award at a March 8 luncheon at the Ramada Plaza Bordeaux Convention Center. The award honors outstanding social and behavioral scientists and civic leaders who have made significant contributions to improve the lives of black Americans. Dr. Olion, currently a […]

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Meet & Greet for CAC Lip Sync Showdown

The Child Advocacy Center’s Ultimate Lip Sync Showdown isn’t until March 23 but some competitors showed off their chops – and took a look at others’ – at a Meet & Greet at the TapHouse on March 7. An unforeseen health issue kept CityView’s David McRae from attending but he’ll be at the showdown on […]

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Lafayette Society Annual Meeting

The Lafayette Society held its annual meeting at SkyView on Hay on March 3, 2019. The event included a musical performance by the talented Thiriot family. And the Marquis de Lafayette himself made a guest appearance.

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Child Advocacy Center Appreciation Banquet

The Child Advocacy Center held an appreciation banquet on Feb. 28, 2019, for volunteers and multi-disciplinary teams who work with the agency and the abused children for whom it advocates. The CAC also gave out awards at the banquet at the Kiwanis Recreation Center. The CAC, which works with 19 community agencies, offers a safe […]

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Stories from the Heart

Stories from the Heart was held Feb. 26, 2019, at Studio 215 in Fayetteville. The event, in its second year, aims to educate people about fostering and adopting children in Cumberland County and about how Children’s Home Society of NC is partnering with local leaders and families to ensure that every child has a permanent, […]

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United Way Annual Meeting

The United Way held its annual meeting, gave out awards and provided an update on its annual fund-raising campaign at a luncheon at the Crown Center Ballroom on Feb. 26, 2019. The agency has raised 83 percent of its $1.3 million goal.

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Actor Boris Kodjoe in Fayetteville

Film and TV actor Boris Kodjoe came to Fayetteville on Feb. 23, 2019, to speak at “True to Yourself,” a Black History Month event organized at Fayetteville State University by The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. At a prior event at Cadillac of Fayetteville, pictured here, Kodjoe was welcomed by a host of fans and […]

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2019 Dogwood Festival Lineup announced

Woohoo! The entertainment for the 2019 Spring Dogwood Festival was announced during a media event at Hilltop House Restaurant on Feb. 20. The Pharcyde and Tone Loc will headline the Friday night of the festival and Corey Smith and Colt Ford will headline Saturday night. Rumours, a renowned Fleetwood Mac cover band, will play Sunday […]

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Irene Thompson Byrd Cancer Care Endowment Wall unveiled

The Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation unveiled the Irene Thompson Byrd Cancer Care Endowment Wall on Feb. 18, 2019, at the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Treatment and CyberKnife Center. The wall is a new charitable endowment program to help sustain patient programs through the Friends of the Cancer Center. Byrd is the late wife of […]

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CityView Business Breakfast – February 2019

CityView held its fifth business breakfast on February 14. An attentive crowd heard presentations from Mark Zarthar, president of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers; Mike Nagowski, CEO of Cape Fear Valley Health; and Patrick Callahan, chairman of the board of the Cool Spring Downtown District. Our next breakfast will be in May. Stay tuned for the date […]

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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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