Civil War & Reconstruction History Center marks milestone

Orville Vernon Burton, a Clemson University history professor and author of “The Age of Lincoln,” was the featured speaker at a ribbon-cutting and ground-breaking ceremony at the Civil War & Reconstruction History Center June 18. The event marked the opening of the center’s History Village and the beginning of work on an outdoor education pavilion and a boardwalk. Others in attendance included former Gov. Jim Hunt and James Anderson, former chancellor of Fayetteville State University.

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The sixth annual Indigo Moon Film Festival, scheduled this year for Oct. 8-10, donates 100 percent of its box office net proceeds each year to a local nonprofit organization. Nonprofits wishing to be considered should reach out via email to GroundSwell for an application. The name of the recipient will be announced in August. For more information, go to indigomoonfilmfestival.com or contact Pat Wright at 910-309-6580 or at info@groundswellpictures.com.

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The Fayetteville Public Works Commission received an American Public Power Association Sue Kelly Community Service Award Tuesday during APPA’s National Conference in Orlando, Florida, according to a news release. The release said the award recognizes “good neighbor” activities that demonstrate the commitment of the utility and its employees to the community. 

 PWC partnered with the city’s downtown district to bring Prismatica, an interactive, public art installation, to light up the downtown after the city reopened following the COVID-19 shutdowns. “Prismatica-Powered by PWC” celebrated and highlighted the value of public power for a month and increased foot traffic by 30 percent, the release said, lifting both the economic outlook of businesses and the spirit of Fayetteville’s community.