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Bill Kirby Jr.: Homelessness will be a priority for new board chairwoman

If you are homeless in this county, you have an advocate in Toni Stewart, chairwoman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.   She is a passionate voice for those without a roof …
The curriculum committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education approved purchase agreements totaling about $8 million on Tuesday for services and goods with the educational supply companies …
If you happened to be at the Cumberland County Courthouse, it was hard to miss the news that Wednesday, Nov. 30, was Amy H. Cannon Day. On every floor, a huge poster display in the area of the elevators thanked Cannon for 32 years of service. Cannon, who is retiring, has been the Cumberland County manager for the past eight years.
A Fayetteville man has been arrested in a fatal shooting that happened on Treetop Drive in May, the Fayetteville Police Department said. Khailil Johnson, 19, of the 7000 block of Ryan Street, is …
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Hope Mills police move into new Public Safety building
HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Police Department has moved into the new Public Safety building, and the Fire Department should follow next week, the town Board of Commissioners was told Monday …
City Council interviews candidates for Fayetteville PWC board
Four of the five candidates who applied for the Fayetteville Public Works Commission board were interviewed by the City Council on Monday during its monthly work session.
Toni Stewart elected chairwoman of Cumberland County Board of Commissioners
The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners has a new leader. The seven-member board voted Monday night to elect Toni Stewart its new chairwoman, replacing Commissioner Glenn Adams. Also Monday, two new members of the board were sworn in following the November election.
Two shot in possible road rage incident Sunday
Two people were shot in a possible road rage incident Sunday on Parkton Road, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to a shooting on the 5700 block of Parkton Road …
City Council names 15 new members of Millennial Advisory Commission
The Fayetteville City Council recently approved 15 people to serve on its Millennial Advisory Commission, which was established to provide the council with input on issues relevant to young professionals and other millennials, according to a city news release.
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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 …
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‘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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Methodist University to hold winter commencement for more than 100 graduates

Methodist University will hold its winter commencement Saturday morning at the Crown Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., according to a university news release.

N.C. DOT work will require changes to Public Safety building
HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday will hear about the latest change order for the new Public Safety building that will require modifications to several areas outside …
Hundreds attend Choice Fair 2022
Hundreds of families from across Cumberland County attended the Choice Fair 2022 on Saturday to learn about the educational options available in the local school district, officials said. The …
Police technology expert discusses AI-powered gunshot detection
In mid-November, the Fayetteville City Council decided to contract with ShotSpotter, a company that deploys a gunshot detection system using artificial intelligence in cities across the state …
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A Dickens Holiday is back!

Hosted by the Downtown Alliance and the Fayetteville History Museum at “Franklin Square,” where the Victorian-era train station served as a fitting backdrop, this time-honored tradition …
Samuel P. Guy, II
Samuel Pittman Guy II, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 1, 2022. He was born and raised in Fayetteville and a 1965 graduate of Seventy-First School.  From an …
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Jerome Ernest Johnson
Jerome “Jerry” Ernest Johnson, 75, of Hope Mills, NC passed away on December 2, 2022. Jerome is preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne “Johnny” Floyd Johnson, and Ione C. Johnson. …
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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.