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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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Bread ‘N’ Bowls – Operation Inasmuch

The eleventh annual Bread ‘N’ Bowls event was held on February 23rd as apart of the Fayetteville’s Fourth Friday event in historic downtown. Bowls and bread bowls we sold at the Hay Street United Methodist Church. The event was supported by hundreds of volunteers, donors and sponsors and was organized by a remarkable committee, cooks, […]

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Script to Screen: A One Day Film Intensive

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in collaboration with the Performing & Fine Arts and Communications Departments of Fayetteville State University and the Fayetteville Cumberland Youth Council of Fayetteville Cumberland Parks & Recreation, offered eight Cumberland County high school students and seven Fayetteville State University students the opportunity to participate in a free one day […]

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True To Yourself: Tichina Arnold and Winsome Sinclair

The Arts Council and Piedmont Natural Gas presented “True To Yourself, a Black History Month Film Talk”. The event highlighted keynote speakers famed casting director Winsome Sinclair, C.S.A. (worked with Steven Spielberg, John Singleton, Oliver Stone etc.), and award- winning actress Tichina Arnold (of VH1’s Daytime Divas and STARZ Survivor’s Remorse). Moderated by Dr. Eric […]

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Fayetteville Police Department Promotions Ceremony

The Fayetteville Police Department promoted 21 officers at a Feb. 9 ceremony at the John D. Fuller Recreational Center. Families and friends packed the center to celebrate with the seven new sergeants, six new lieutenants, four new captains and four new majors. Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins presented the certificates and badges.

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Chagall Exhibit at Methodist University

People crowded into the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University on Feb. 8 for the opening of an exhibit of lithographs by French-Russian artist Marc Chagall entitled “The Story of The Exodus.” The exhibit runs through April 6.

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Tales of an Educated Debutante – Adrian Wood

Fans of Friendship House and “Tales of an Educated Debutante” blogger Adrian Wood turned out Tuesday night to hear her speak at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. The event was a fundraiser for Friendship House, a planned community where medical students will share homes with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event also included […]

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