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Fayetteville City Council to hear from PWC applicants

Members of the Fayetteville City Council on Monday are expected to hear from five applicants seeking a seat on the Public Works Commission Board. The City Council work session begins at 5 p.m. in …
When it came to government, Candice White knew this county like few others. She didn’t miss a beat. Not once. “Any job I ever had,” White, 70, says, “I poured my …
In this week’s notebook: Luke Wheeler recognized as Security Systems News 40 under 40, Dana Smith named 2022-23 School Psychologist of the Year.
A group called the Guardians of the Green Beret has posted a video accusing former Fayetteville mayoral candidate Franco Webb of fraudulently posing as a Special Forces soldier. The group sent …
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One dead in Saturday morning shooting
A Spring Lake man was killed in a shooting Saturday morning on West Orange Street, the Fayetteville Police Department said. Officers responded to the 1000 block of West Orange Street at …
Rotary Christmas Parade entertains downtown crowd
The Fayetteville Rotary Christmas Parade, organized by the Rotary Club of Fayetteville since 1999, took place Saturday in downtown Fayetteville. The roughly 70 parade entries included bands, dance …
Library resources can help you plan for a more relaxed, enjoyable holiday
The demands of holiday preparations can turn even the most determined Santa into a confirmed Scrooge. But with a little planning, a more relaxed, joyful and meaningful holiday is possible. The Cumberland County Public Library has the resources to help you plan your best holiday ever.
Commissioners to swear in new members
The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday will install two new members and elect a new board chairman. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum Ballroom. Democrats …
Fayetteville, Hope Mills to celebrate season with Christmas parades on Saturday
If you love a parade, Saturday is going to be a good day. Both Fayetteville and Hope Mills will celebrate Christmas with parades.
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Gilbert Theater brings familiar tunes to stage in ‘The Sound of Music’

The hills are coming alive as the Gilbert Theater brings a classic musical to the local stage. Traditionally, Gilbert Theater has produced a Christmas-themed production to close out the year. “The Sound of Music” promises to delight audiences with a large cast and familiar musical numbers.

R&B trio to headline Fayetteville’s New Year’s Eve party
Award-winning rhythm and blues trio Tony! Toni! Toné! will help usher in the new year during the city’s New Year’s Eve party at Festival Park. The group will headline the …
Theater Review
‘The Odd Couple’ delivers fresh laughs and offers a break from reality
Audiences can see a special showing of Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway play “The Odd Couple'' for a limited time at Cape Fear Regional Theatre. You don’t want to miss this special …
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One killed in fiery 3-vehicle crash Friday night

A Fayetteville man was killed in a fiery three-vehicle crash Friday night at the intersection of Skibo and Morganton roads, the Fayetteville Police Department said. Two others were injured. …

Man charged in October fatal shooting
The Fayetteville Police Department has made an arrest in a fatal shooting that happened Oct. 18 on Slater Avenue. Tyreese Robinson, 30, was arrested Friday in the area of Summerwind Drive, …
Update: Gas line repaired, McPherson Church Road now open
Repairs have been completed to a ruptured gas line that closed McPherson Church Road between Colinwood Drive and Jura Drive on Thursday, the Fayetteville Police Department said.
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Bill Kirby Jr.: New county manager says job is about better lives for residents and a better community
There’s still work for Clarence Grier as deputy city manager in Roanoke, Virginia, but Cumberland County is on his mind. After all, he’s heading our way as the newly hired county manager.
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Arts Council’s Holidays On Hay celebration brings an all-new holiday experience to Fayetteville

Everyone is at home and you need something fun for the whole family to do. Check out "Holidays on Hay: A Season of Light" celebration in downtown Fayetteville on Friday, Nov. 25, starting at 3 …
Obituaries
Regina M. Smith
We have lost another member of America’s “Greatest Generation”.  Regina M. Smith has gone to be with the Lord at age 99.  She loved God, country, family and friends.  In fact, those who …
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Warlito Guzman Capino, 79 passed away peacefully on November 22, 2022, while listening to the voices of his family here and in Heaven, expressing their gratitude and love for him as he made his …
Symone Monique Harris
Symone Monique Harris passed away on November 30, 2022 at UNC Southeastern Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina. Services have been entrusted to Colvin Funeral Home and Cremations.
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Untangling the twists behind a proposal to leverage the PWC for 30 years

Fayetteville Councilwoman Tisha Waddell resigned abruptly in November, alleging that Mayor Mitch Colvin withheld information from the council in an attempt to bring in a private equity firm to operate the PWC.

Waddell says she’ll apologize if her allegations prove unfounded

Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell alleges that Mayor Mitch Colvin and city bond attorney Jonathan Charleston privately pushed for a concession agreement with Bernhard Capital Partners. She says the council should have been more involved.