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Davis Molnar may hold the distinction of being the top high school male athlete in the state, but it is an honor the Terry Sanford High School graduate shares with others. He is skilled in …

The Rev. Grady McKeithan lived his life with a passion. He embraced every day. “He was an interesting man, born in Cumberland County with many contacts to our city,” Diane McKeithan Alabaster says about her “Uncle Grady.”

Some people you never forget. Some moments, too. “I will never forget you, Jarred,” Amy Sparks said that sunny April 24, 2012, afternoon as her VanStory Hills Elementary third-grade …

Bill Kirby Jr.: County EMS honored and other notes

Cape Fear Valley Mobile Integrated Healthcare: Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services recently received the Gold Plus for 2022 Mission Lifeline award from the American Heart Association, and …

Apparently, some City Council members are ducking when it comes to the Vote Yes Fayetteville initiative to change the elected municipal government body from nine districts to five district …

Bill Kirby Jr.: A ‘humbling’ moment for a county paramedic

Jack Thompson is a certified paramedic, and he still can see the middle-aged woman at the recent Heartfelt Banquet standing there with her family. He felt the emotion of that evening at Manna …

Outside, you found Fayetteville City Council incumbents and candidates hovered under a tent in sweltering heat and hoping to secure votes for the upcoming municipal election.  Yvonne Kinston, …

Mayor Mitch Colvin, his challenger Freddie Delacruz and all of our Fayetteville City Council members and all but one of their opponents were up early for the Greater Fayetteville Chamber …

David Bryan had a heart for animals, particularly homeless dogs and cats in this community.  No was not in his vocabulary. Not when it came to innocent …

You could learn something Wednesday about what a community can be if you put some time, effort and perseverance into making a city and a county better — and don’t forget some …

Bianca Shoneman, president and chief executive officer of the Cool Spring Downtown District, will deliver the State of the District report today at the sold-out second annual CityView Downtown …

They were college basketball teammates, one a prolific offensive wizard and one who converted two free throws to secure a national championship and an unbeaten season that still is revered in Chapel Hill.

When they were teenagers growing up in Hope Mills, they could travel almost anywhere just by taking Cameron, Legion and Hope Mills roads or U.S. 301. But the roadways that took members of the Hope Mills High School Class of 1967 on their life journey always had a return destination.

This Father’s Day will be unlike others for Sharon Hinton Smith and her sisters Pamela Ainsworth and Deborah Pierson. Their hearts will be heavy. Donald “Don” Leroy Hinton …

Two former mayors, two former mayors pro tem and two past city councilmen have been working for more than a year to reduce district representation on the elected body that governs the city.

This wasn’t a debate between the city mayor and the challenger who wants to be mayor, but it was an informative and enlightening back-and-forth exchange between incumbent Mitch Colvin and Freddie Delacruz.

Now the mayor and some City Council members want to be in the entertainment business. That’s just what Mayor Mitch Colvin, Shakeyla Ingram, Larry Wright and Courtney Banks-McLaughlin were saying Monday night at a council work session.  

Gasoline prices are over $4.50 per gallon, food costs at grocery stores and restaurants are up, and it’s safe to say our Cumberland County Board of Commissioners was prudent Monday in adopting …

Bill Kirby Jr.: Chamber mum on president’s departure

Greater Fayetteville Chamber leaders were full of excitement and enthusiasm just more than 12 months ago in announcing Shari Fiveash would be the new president and chief executive officer of the organization. So was Fiveash.

Isabelle Dee Wedemeyer came out of Fayetteville High School in 1961with no intentions of waiting for the world to come her way.  She went after her world, and did she …

Joe Shepard has been coaching youth baseball for 48 years, but he’s never seen anything like May 16, when his Phillies executed a triple play in the Stoney Point Recreation league game for …

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Bill Kirby Jr.: Classroom 13 will never be quite the same

On Tuesday, Debra Taft was meticulously sorting through almost every piece of her first-grade teaching literature in classroom 13 at Alma Easom Elementary School. She was in no hurry. She’s been teaching here for 30 years.

Mark Rice got me to thinking about an old friend who was killed years ago while in his stopped vehicle at an intersection in Guilford County. A vehicle from behind plowed into my friend’s …

This was heart-wrenching. This was painful to witness. And deeply emotional. “I have loved Edward since I was 16,” Dixie Lowry Davis, 70, was saying Monday as Judge Tom Locke was …

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