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Economic study ranks Cumberland County No. 12 in visitor spending

Cumberland County ranked 12th among North Carolina’s 100 counties in travel and tourism revenue in 2021, according to a new annual report that shows visitor spending totaled nearly $610 million last year and continues to play a significant role in the Cumberland County economy.

City Council votes down request to build duplexes in neighborhood

A large contingent of residents of the Briarwood Hills-Clairway neighborhoods turned out Monday night to oppose a request for a special-use permit that would allow three duplexes to be built on Colgate Drive. The Fayetteville City Council voted 8-2 to deny the permit request after a hearing.

A nearly $3 million grant from the state will help Fayetteville Regional Airport add hangar space, beef up security — and maybe even make room for another airline to operate. Earlier this month, the Fayetteville City Council accepted the $2.97 million grant from the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Bill Kirby Jr.: A changing of the guard on Carvers Falls Road

Another business day was done at Nathan’s Auto Repair alongside Carvers Falls Road, just off of Ramsey Street in north Fayetteville. But this Sept. 15 afternoon would be different for Nathan and Cindy Page, as this would be their last day in the automotive repair business after 41 years.

The culinary arts program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is training aspiring chefs and restaurant managers in part by serving up gourmet lunches and dinners to the public, giving students hands-on experience preparing meals.

DUBLIN — Proclaiming their company to be a “good neighbor,” executives and technicians of the Chemours Co. met with people who live near its Fayetteville Works site on Tuesday night and said a planned expansion would be good for the economy and not harmful to the environment.

HOPE MILLS — The town Board of Commissioners on Monday continued its discussion of a proposed overlay zoning district. The board met an hour before its regular meeting. It marked the second …

HOPE MILLS — The town Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session an hour before its regular meeting tonight to discuss the development of an overlay zoning district. This will …

In this week’s notebook: Angie Brady selected for Southeast Tourism Society board, Steve Foley named credit union CEO of the Year, Heather Skeens named assistant Cumberland County manager, Cumberland County seeking vendors to participate in employee wellness fair and Miller-Motte College is hosting a Community Resource Open House.

Cape Fear Valley expansion underway

Motorists traveling near Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and visitors to the campus may see a few disruptions over the next few months as construction begins on a $110 million hospital expansion project.

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