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Eggs Up Grill, a breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open a location in Hope Mills in December. Located at 2951 Town Center Drive in Traemoor Village Shopping Center, the restaurant is the first Eggs Up Grill planned in the Fayetteville market for franchise partner Stephanie Poole, joined by Brittney and Lauren Poole, according to a news release.
Figuratively writing, I smell a rat. I don’t actually smell this rodent, but I can hear him or her up there in my attic, and he or she has been doing plenty of rummaging around early in the mornings.
A quiet Starbucks was transformed into a lively community as military spouses and their children gathered Friday afternoon to make new friends and form connections with their military family community.
CityView Magazine | OCTOBER
Dorothy Louise Daniel
In the early morning hours of September 28, 2023, Dorothy Louise Daniel, known affectionately as "Granny," age 85, peacefully closed her eyes and was welcomed into her heavenly home. Her journey of …
Rhonda Lou ((Thompson)) Gray
Mrs. Rhonda Lou Thompson Gray, 52, of Fayetteville, NC, died Saturday, September 30, 2023. Services are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be made to …
Understanding September’s asthma toll on children and communities of color
September is an exciting time for many, as summer’s long, hot days begin to give way to cooler temperatures and fall colors. Primary school and college students return to classes, and crowds pack high school bleachers and college stadiums on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons to cheer on their favorite fall sports teams, among other fun autumn activities. But for children and communities of color — especially Black Americans — experts suggest grabbing an inhaler before heading out to enjoy seasonal pastimes. 
Fayetteville firefighters to host Women in Fire Service Day on Oct. 7
The Fayetteville Fire Department is encouraging those interested in joining or learning more about being a firefighter to visit the third annual Women in Fire Service Day  on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, according to a news release.
Gray’s Creek defeats Douglas Byrd; Pine Forest edges Terry Sanford
Here are the scores from Friday night’s slate of high school football scores for Cumberland County Schools.
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Sensory kits and story times at your public library

If a library could be described in one word, that word is “community.” In order to facilitate an inclusive community environment, the Cumberland County Library provides resources, programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our residents.

‘The mayor from France coming over. Do you mind cooking?’
My son yelled, “Dad, the French people are here,” as he dribbled a basketball in our driveway.  That’s not exactly how I imagined our first impression after months of planning and hard work. I'd long been rehearsing what I’d say, and I'd even painted my front door and windows in preparation. Both projects I’d been meaning to do since moving into our house. I wanted everything just right.
Libraries to help show 31 Days of Love for shelter animals
Donors can make a difference in the lives of pets at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter by supporting the 31 Days of Love campaign. Cumberland County Public Library locations will accept donations of pet supplies, according to a news release.
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WIC, SNAP, furloughs, pay gaps: How a shutdown will impact Cumberland

With just hours left for Congress to come up with a funding deal, government observers say a government shutdown seems likely. This will mean certain non-essential employees will be furloughed, services will cease and more.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission reminds community of importance of watershed protection
Fayetteville Public Works Commission passed a resolution Wednesday, recognizing Sept. 24 through 30 as Source Water Protection Week, urging all citizens to join in supporting this observance. …
Veterans Service office to close Oct. 2-6 for staff training
The Cumberland County Veterans Services office will be closed to in-person services Oct. 2-6 so employees can attend a training conference.
Man, woman charged with animal cruelty in Witts End Quarter Horses investigation, Sheriff’s Office says
A man and woman have been charged with cruelty to animals after seven horses were seized from Witts End Quarter Horses, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. The seized horses included a 3-month-old foal that “sustained felony-level injuries,” according to a news release.
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The line is growing, but the resources aren’t growing with it

On any given Tuesday or Wednesday, a line begins forming at 8 a.m. at Connections of Cumberland County. Single women, with or without children, are lining up to request financial assistance with any number of housing-related requests, ranging from eviction prevention and utility disconnect prevention to utility reconnect and housing deposits.
Walter William Wilson, Sr
Mr. Walter William Wilson, Sr, 81, of Eastover, NC, died Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the Durham VA Medical Center.  Walter was born November 9, 1941, in Durham, NC, to the late Wesley Jasper …
Joyce and John Costin
Joyce Shackelford Costin of Fayetteville passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Joyce was born December 21, 1936, in Wilson, N.C., the only child to Manuel Lyon Shackelford and Ollie Hayes …
Mr. Thaddeus Joblonskia Mims
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Deborah Mary ((Alvord)) Farr
Deborah Mary Farr, 70, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on September 24, 2023.  Deborah was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Terry Eugene Farr Sr., and her parents, Edward and …
Tae Kyong Parker
Tae Kyong Parker, 83, of Fayetteville, died in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 29, 2023.  Tae was born in Japan on October 28, 1939 to the late Shin’ So Yong. In addition to her …
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The 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus will find out tonight if it has won the top prize in the “America’s Got Talent” competition show. And what a top prize it is: $1 million. The finals are scheduled from 9 to 11 tonight on NBC nationally and WRAL Channel 5 locally.
We have special guests in our community. We are proud to have them, and they are proud to be here. “Because of the language barrier, I was a little nervous,” says Mayor Rene …
Mixed signals and confusion over enforcement of Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance have some in the city’s homeless community decrying the lack of response to their plight.