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Starbucks Foundation Awards Hiring Our Heroes the “Opportunity for All” Grant

We are proud to announce that The Starbucks Foundation has awarded Hiring Our Heroes a 2017 “Opportunity for All” grant for $15,000! With this investment, Hiring Our Heroes and In Gear Career will further its impact in the community, continuing to help Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.   The […]

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Fayetteville Hyperbarics Open House

On Tuesday, August 15th Fayetteville Hyperbarics, LLC opened their doors to the public in celebration of the business 4 year anniversary. The Open House included a meet-and-greet with the Holistic Wellness Team, and detailed information regarding the partnership with Mission 22 and the Veterans Rehab Project.

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Make-A-Wish Rock 103 Radiothon

Rock 103 (WRCQ-FM) hosted a radiothon Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the goal of raising $7,500 for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. The station broadcasted live from the plaza, including fun challenges, prize drawings and special guest performances throughout the day. A silent auction included electric guitars signed by bands like […]

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Grease Lighting Pub Run

The Fleet Feet Runner’s Spot celebrated the start of the school year with their Grease Lighting Pub/Walk. Participants dressed up their 50s gear and ran/walked two miles. Participants stopped at Huske Hardware and Latitude 35 for food and beer. There was a back to school supply donation drive for local schools. People donated backpacks stuffed […]

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Run/Walk for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Fleet Feet Sports Runners Spot hosted the Run/Walk for Victims of Domestic Violence on on Sunday, July 30th at 4:00 pm. This event was to help raise awareness about domestic violence to the community. Each participant was given a purple satin domestic violence awareness ribbon during the run. There was also a donation drive […]

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Fourth Friday: A Midsummer Night Downtown

Fourth Friday was a flurry of fairies and fairy doors! From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown Fayetteville transformed into a Midsummer Night Downtown. Locals and visitors shopped, ate, played, and enjoyed a magical evening. Were you someone who participated in the Fairy Door Scavenger Hunt? Fun also included a magic man show, princesses, street […]

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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, July 25th the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic opened its doors to the community to celebrate their grand opening. The event was well attended and participants were given tours of the facilities and a history of the clinic.  The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley is a unique […]

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39th Folk Festival Media Day

The 39th Folk Festival Media Kit was held on Wednesday, July 19th at the Arts Council. The festival, produced by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, is a free event that welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year to Festival Park and surrounding areas in Downtown Fayetteville. The three-day event kicks off on the evening of […]

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Fleet Feet Runner’s Spot Ice Cream Run

Did you know that Sunday was National Ice Cream Day? Fleet Feet The Runner’s Spot did! On Sunday, July 16th the local running store hosted a fun ice cream social 5K run/walk. The event was well attended by families, seasoned runners and all ages. The even began with a coach led warm-up and was finished […]

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African World Peace Festival

AFRICAN WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL, Fayetteville’s first peace event, was to created as partnership between Culture and Heritage Alliance and Loving Hands International; as a community music festival and 5k run events, to bring diverse community people together while promoting PEACE, LOVE and RESPECT for all, promote togetherness while finding ways to end the divisive and […]

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Junior Master Gardner Ceremony

The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office & The Cape Fear Botanical Garden proudly announce our second annual Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp! The camp was hosted at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens for those students who were currently enrolled in a 4-H programs. Ages ranged from 6-13 years old. Students learned the techniques and tools of […]

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Summer Art Walkabout

The Art Walkabout is an arts based event where ten Downtown galleries open their doors to promote local artists. The Summer art walkabout was hosted by the Cape Fear Studios. Special guest DJ Briddy set the vibe with an amazing playlist while participants learned more about the local artists. Participants journeyed from one gallery to […]

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Women’s Giving Circle Annual Grant Awards

The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland CommunityFoundation, Inc. announced the awarding of grants for 2017-2018 at the home of Denise Lynch, Wednesday, July 12 at 5:30 P.M. Grant awards for this year total $50,715.00. The selected projects focus on homelessnessamong women and children, food insecurity among women and children, and […]

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Red, White and Bruised Fayetteville Rogue Derby

On Saturday, July 8th the Rogue Rollergirls played their last home Bout of the 2017 season. The Fayetteville Rogue Derby hosted the Columbia Quad Squad Allstars as they took on Mother State Mayhem followed by FRD Allstars taking on Columbia Quad Squads B team. Fayetteville Roller Derby, better known as the Rogue Rollergirls, is Fayetteville’s […]

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Independence Day Concert

This year’s lineup for the City’s Independence Day Celebration highlighted the close partnership between the City of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. The event included free bounce houses for the children and food vendors were on-site for those looking to grab a bite to eat while enjoying the free concert.   Music performances by soldiers with the […]

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Star Spangled Kind of Day

The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens put on a red, white, and blue event in their beautifully decorated gardens. Participants came dressed in their best Independence Day attire. The Dark Horse Duo played good ol’ country and southern rock tunes. There were food trucks on site and a cash bar for beer and wine. The gardens […]

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Firecracker 4-Miler 2017

Fayetteville’s Premier Road Running Event returned on Monday July 4, 2016. Runners and walkers of all ages turned up to support the most active and community supportive fitness organization in the area including Fayetteville’s Runners Club and Fisher House Foundation.  There was no lack of support on race day; runners, walkers, citizens and soldiers kicked […]

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Fort Bragg 4th of July Celebration

Fort Bragg’s 4th of July event was the highlight of the community this year! The celebration was held at the Main Post Parade Field. This year’s activities include music by the popular country artist Chase Rice, a parachute free-fall demonstrations, an honorable flag ceremony, beautiful fireworks, and food and beverages. A great time was had […]

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Out of Sight Wing Fling

The Second Annual “Out of Sight” Wing Fling Fundraiser hosted by Vision Resource Center and Mountaire Farms was held on June 24th at Festival Park in Fayetteville, NC. The Out of Sight Wing Fling was a family-friendly Fundraising Event to benefit the Blind and Visually Impaired Adults and Children of Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. […]

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Fourth Friday – June 2017

On the Fourth Friday of every month between 6:00 and 10:00pm, Downtown Fayetteville features history exhibits, kids’ entertainment & activities, art, live music and street performers. They all combine to bring the best of Fayetteville to everyone – free of charge! Museums, galleries and businesses in the Downtown Fayetteville historic district join the action and […]

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