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Man dead, 2 others injured in shooting on Gertrude Street, police say

One man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on Gertrude Street on Sunday evening, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The shooting was reported about 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 200 block of Gertrude Street, according to a news release.
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will hold a “Vax Your Pet, Vax Yourself” clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St. Rabies vaccinations will cost $5 per pet. COVID-19 and flu vaccines will be free, according to a county news release.
After a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fayetteville Camellia Club’s annual Camellia Show & Plant Sale returned to Cape Fear Botanical Garden on March 4-5 with a display of nearly 600 camellia blooms entered in competition.
An argument between a mother and her adult son turned violent Sunday morning when both drew weapons and the son was shot twice, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
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State commission to present financial report for Spring Lake aldermen
SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen will hear a financial report presented by the N.C. Local Government Commission at its work session Monday night. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Grady Howard Conference Toom of the municipal complex.
All American half marathon, 5K races return in person 
The All American half marathon and 5K races returned in person  on Saturday after three years of virtual runs. This year's half marathon started at 7 a.m., followed by the 5k start at 7:30 followed by the 5k start at 7:30 a.m. Half marathoners had four hours to complete the race.  
Man, woman arrested on drug charges after tips about Hilltop Avenue residence
Multiple anonymous tips to CrimeStoppers about drug activity on Hilltop Avenue led to the arrest of a man and woman on drug charges, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
Community activists call for public safety office separate from the police
In a crowded room at Smith Recreation Center on Monday night, about 50 people gathered to learn more about a new approach to public safety in Fayetteville. Lisette Rodriguez and Shaun McMillan, community organizers and city residents, organized Monday’s town-hall meeting. They called for the creation of an “office of community safety,” a city government entity that would be separate from the Police Department and would, among other things, respond to mental health crises and offer recommendations to hold the Police Department accountable
3 men arrested in robbery of Waffle House on Cedar Creek Road
Three men have been arrested in the robbery of the Waffle House in the 2100 block of Cedar Creek Road, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
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FTCC exhibit features drawings, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, digital art of students, faculty

The Art Gallery @ the Library at Fayetteville Technical Community College will host "FTCC Art Exhibition: 2023" through May 5.

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Find the path to your future at the library’s Future Fair
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of us hear that question from the time we’re old enough to talk. As kids, we tend to respond enthusiastically by naming whatever profession has piqued our interest.
‘Welcome to Arroyo’s’ tells of love, loss with ‘coolest’ hip-hop vibe
Come hang out in the lounge of the newest and hottest hip-hop club in New York City at Cape Fear Regional Theatre beginning Thursday. Written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by José Zayas, …
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Business Notebook: Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce names new CFO

Also in this week's Business Notebook: City, county, FSU to participate in Procurement Week for business owners; Gray’s Creek High School educator is CTE Teacher of the Year; Fayetteville PWC receives 2 United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

Bill Kirby Jr.: Home and hardware business, owners say, is their ‘sweet spot’
If you are an aficionado of retail hardware stores, a walk through this place is like being a kid in a candy store. You name it, Nate and Lori Tracy Stobbe have it at Lori’s Ace Home & …
Spring Lake man arrested in September shooting death on Belhaven Road
A Spring Lake man has been arrested and charged with murder in the September death of a man on Belhaven Road in Fayetteville. Jamal Robinson, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jermaine Hailey on Sept. 26, the release said.
Woman, teenage son injured in shooting at motel on Cedar Creek Road
A woman and her teenage son suffered minor injuries in a shooting Thursday night at the Travelodge motel on Cedar Creek Road, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.
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ERA Strother Leaders Circle honorees

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Guinevere Gentry ((Bailey)) Fulton
Guinevere Gentry Bailey Fulton, 91, of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday morning, March 25, 2023 at Village Green Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this …
William Roy Fish
William Roy Fish, 70, of Fayetteville passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at his home with his beloved family by his side. Roy was born August 12, 1952 in Clarkston, Washington to the late …
Eleanor C. Sojka
Eleanor Cox Sojka passed away peacefully on March 21, 2023.  Born July 1, 1937, the daughter of the late John Alton Cox Senior and June Fulghum Cox, she grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she made many lifelong friends. 
Rachel R. Violette
Rachel R. Violette, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on Monday, March 20, 2023. Rachel was a retired civil service worker at Fort Bragg, but her biggest career was raising her five children.
Sue M. Priest
Sue McKinnon Priest died on Monday, March 20, 2023. Born in Cumberland County on January 11, 1936, the daughter of the late Earl Dallas McKinnon and Gertrude Wood McKinnon. She graduated from …
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