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They’re Golden Bulls and proud to be a part of generations of teenagers who came before them. “You can make an argument this school isn’t the worst,” Kenneth Williams, …
The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.
Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …
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DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …
Thomas James Miller
Thomas, “Tommy” James Miller, 9, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Tommy was born at Cape Fear Valley Medical …
William Patterson McArthur, Sr.
William Patterson McArthur, Sr., 88, of Fayetteville passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at his residence,.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, Funeral arrangements by …
Mr. Josephus Gilmore
Mr. Josephus Gilmore, of Fayetteville NC, departed this life on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the age of 74. A viewing is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024 from 2pm-4pm at Colvin Funeral Home …
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CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

‘TRULY A JOYOUS MOMENT’
Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards
Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …
THE KIRBY FILE
The Kirby File: It was a morning of deadly carnage along U.S. 301
They are what you may call footnotes in Cumberland County history, 15 migrant farm workers who were among 21 casualties of a fiery wreck more than 66 years ago along U.S. 301 in Eastover.
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SPRING LAKE BOARD OF ALDERMEN 
Board to address budget priorities, ordinances

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen work session Monday, aldermen will address upcoming budget priorities and also consider revising the town’s subdivision ordinance.  The board will …

FAYETTEVILLE CITY COUNCIL 
Council to get 2023 crime numbers
The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, during which council members will get a snapshot of public safety data from 2023.  Here’s what’s on the agenda …
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES | COLUMN
Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year
Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.
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Davis, Gantt named Athletes of the Week
Lianna Davis, E.E. Smith, wrestling Davis was the only wrestler from Cumberland County to make the finals of the first official NCHSAA women’s wrestling championships in Greensboro. …
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17th annual Bread ‘n Bowls set for Thursday

“Homeless. Anything helps.” We often see these words written on cardboard, held by a person who is down on their luck. We may wonder what happened that led them to where they are today …
Obituaries
Kenneth Antonio Williams
Kenneth Antonio Williams, 68 of Fayetteville, NC  Visitation will be held on Wednesday , February, 28 2024 from 1pm to 2pm in Cape Fear Baptist Church on Indian Drive with Funeral Service …
Mrs. Maria Bethea McLean
Mrs. Maria Bethea McLean transitioned from this earthly life on February 22, 2024 at the McLeod Hospice Facility in Florence, South Carolina. Our sincerest condolences are extended to the family at …
Ms. Corrine F. Munkel
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Corrine F. Munkel (Fayetteville, North Carolina), who passed away on February 20, 2024, at the age of 52, leaving to mourn family and …
Mr. Smiley Wilson
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Smiley Wilson who passed away on February 16, 2024, leaving to mourn family and friends. Our prayers and sympathy are extended to the family …
Shinita Jones
Shinita Jones, 53, of 844 Zadock Drive, Fayetteville, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 12 noon at Word of Life …
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Good to learn that Pam Carter will join with two members of the homeless community, according to Cumberland Board of Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Toni Stewart, as part of a six-person committee offering input for a Cumberland County Homeless Support Center.
The weather in Fort Liberty has been ever-changing and I can’t figure out if I should have my winter coat, winter jacket, or no jacket and an umbrella. 
Broadway came to Cumberland County on Monday night as the board of commissioners recognized Fayetteville native NaTasha Yvette Williams for her Grammy award. 
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