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Ground- Breaking for N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center

More than 300 people were in attendance for the ceremonial groundbreaking event for the planned North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center in Fayetteville.  Organizers broke ground at noon for the first phase of the $65 million project.  The first phase will include two Civil War-era houses on the north side of Arsenal Avenue […]

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Art Walkabout

The Art Walkabout is a grassroot collection of downtown Fayetteville, NC art galleries who participate in four interactive art crawls annually that feature the artwork of the many talented local artists.  On Friday, April 14th, many gathered around downtown Fayetteville to explore the local art galleries that were on display.  While exploring the different galleries, […]

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Fayetteville Area Breast Network 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Education Forum

People crowded into the 3rd Annual Breast Education Forum at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on April 12. The event, which mixed fun with information about breast cancer care and treatment in Fayetteville, was held by the Fayetteville Area Breast Network.  All the funds that were raised will benefit Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Friends […]

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FSU Founders Day

It was a big day at Fayetteville State University’s 150th Founders Day Convocation!! Renowned historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. gave the keynote speech; Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina announced a $1 million gift to FSU’s School of Nursing; and the FSU announced a $500,000 gift to the School of Business and Economics by brothers […]

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KidsPeace Chair-ity Auction

This year the Kids Peace will have windows, chairs, and side tables available for auction to create beautiful creations for the 5th Annual Chair-i-table Auction to be held September 27th.

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CAC Pinwheel Garden Planting

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month the Child Advocacy Center planted their annual pinwheel garden in honor of the 696 children served by the Child Advocacy Center in the fiscal year of 2017.  

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Lee Vasi: American Idol Viewing Party

This event was a viewing party at Lee Vasi’s mother’s office on Sunday night for her first appearance on American Idol. 20-year-old Vasi, surrounded by family and friends, watched herself sing a favorite Commodores song, “Zoom,” with “Idol” judge (and former Commodore) Lionel Richie. She was also shown performing Toni Braxton’s “Love Shoulda Brought You […]

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Walk Awhile in Her Shoes

WALK AWHILE is a family-friendly walk in which men are asked to wear high-heeled shoes to show their support for women throughout the community. The walk went from the Market House to the AIT building; there was a reception which followed the event. This event is to support the Rape Crisis of Cumberland County. Awards […]

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T-Pain and Hunter Hayes Concert

Methodist University welcomed T-Pain and Hunter Hayes at a local concert held in the Student Center. The concert was free for students and due to the high demand no tickets were available for general admission. T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, has been featured on more than 50 chart-topping singles, including on Flo […]

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March CityView Business Breakfast

On Thursday, March 15th CityView Magazine held its 2nd Business Breakfast at Highland Country Club. Attendees heard from four speakers: Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin; Sanford Mayor Chet Mann; Susan King of Dominion Energy; and Robert Van Geons, president and CEO of the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation. Colvin, who served two terms on the Fayetteville […]

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Yellow Crayon

On March 14th, the Yellow Crayon’s business opened their location downtown Fayetteville. The grand opening included prizes, a DJ and food. Yellow Crayon uses state of the art technology & equipment to print full color high res images/designs on shirts, towels, totes & more. Their business center is fully equipped to handle all of your […]

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Build a Better Haymount

Build a Better Block was a demonstration project to recreate the Haymount area for half a day to show what the streetscape could look like if it was more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. The streetscape was transformed by narrowing traffic lanes, widening sidewalks and adding bike lanes, crosswalks, benches, plazas and more. There was music, art, […]

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Partnership for Children Soiree: Studio 25

The annual benefit fundraising auction for Partnership for Children. All proceeds raised goes directly to help enhance and sustain early childhood resources for children in Cumberland County. The Soiree included a Studio 25 theme with silent auction, a live action, a dance competition, and a costume competition. Sponsors and attendees were able to participant while […]

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Friendship House Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Friendship House Fayetteville campus had its official ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, March 7th. The campus will be located between Broadfoot and Highland Avenue. The Friendship House is a medicine initiative where health care students will share a house with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.The state regional office of ServiceSource is a […]

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72nd annual Fayetteville Camellia Show

The Fayetteville Camellia Club held its 72nd annual Fayetteville Camellia Show on March 3-4 at the Ramada Plaza. The show included competitions, demonstrations and exhibits related to camellias.

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FTCC Jazz Concert – Featuring Galen Abdur-Razzaq

Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a talented and extraordinary flutist from New Jersey, visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 28. During the day, he gave a lecture and workshop on the history of jazz. That evening, he performed in a jazz concert at the school. The event was part of FTCC’s observance of Black History Month.

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Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County celebrated its 10th anniversary February 1st at a breakfast at Highland Presbyterian Church. Kimberly Johnson, a children’s author and motivational speaker, told those gathered that all children have a better chance at succeeding in life if they receive encouragement. “It’s our job to fill them up with as […]

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S@S – Friendship Luncheon

The Fayetteville chapter of The Links, Incorporated, held is 23rd Annual Friendship Luncheon on Feb. 3rd at the Iron Mike Conference Center on Fort Bragg. The organization of professional women provides services and support to groups and individuals in the greater Fayetteville area.

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Stories from the Heart – Children’s Home Society

There are hundreds of children in foster care in Cumberland County. The Children’s Home Society partners with local leaders and families to ensure every child has a permanent, safe, and loving family. They hosted a Stories from the Heart event on February 27th at Studio 215. The night was to inform the community about the […]

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Chamber Awards Banquet 2018

Each year, the Greater Fayetteville Chamber’s awards Banquet attracts hundreds of prominent business and community leaders to recognize the people and companies that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievements in support of our region’s economic growth and community wellness. Congratulations to these winners: Henry Tyson, Tyson Commercial Properties – Fayetteville’s Young Professional of the […]

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