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Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

EDC's Van Geons and team focusing on job growth, expanding tax base

CITYVIEW: Let’s start with a major aspect of the focus of your office, which is job growth. We know you can’t talk specifically about the businesses and industries considering …

Fayetteville Technical Community College President Mark Sorrells was honored by the N.C. Technology Association as its Tech Difference Maker of the Year.  Sorrells was recognized for role helping to launch the Carolina Cyber Network, a collaborative workforce development initiative through which select cybersecurity education institutions are working together to meet the growing talent needs of the state’s public agencies and private businesses. 

Sour belts, gummy grapes, tropical drops … Carter Blount, 8-year-old son of Kanitra and Curtis Blount, directs guests to his recommended candy selection as the after-school candy manager at …

Paul Woolverton joining CityView's news team

Veteran Fayetteville journalist Paul Woolverton, a mainstay in the newsroom of The Fayetteville Observer for the past 30 years, is joining an expanding CityView news team as senior reporter.

Cumberland Community Foundation has welcomed four new members to its board of directors. They are retired Army Sgt. Maj. Jabbar Surles, Emily Schaefer, Brenda Sparks and Mac Healy.

Business Notebook: Murchison Choice Neighborhood Plan wins Advancing Equity Award

The Murchison Choice Neighborhood Plan has earned the 2023 North Carolina Marvin Collins Award in the “advancing equity” category. The awards are presented by the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association.

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its newest program, the Consumer Protection Division, at a news conference Thursday morning. The program's mission is to create a guide of ethical and honest businesses in the greater Fayetteville area, provide scam warnings, and curate consumer reports for Fayetteville residents. 

Business Notebook: Grant to fund free smoke, carbon monoxide alarms

Cumberland County Emergency Services received a check for $4,912 from South River Electric Membership Corp. for the purchase of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms to be distributed to volunteer fire departments.

Fayetteville Technical Community College has been awarded $500,000 by the Golden LEAF Foundation toward construction of a driving pad at a planned regional supply chain transport complex in western Cumberland County, according to a news release. 

Business Notebook: Food vendors sought for planned entertainment venue

Food vendors are being sought for Fayetteville’s first food hall, an open-air food and entertainment venue being developed as Railyard FVL. Partners are being sought to operate food stalls in the entertainment venue, according to a news release. Railyard’s developers hope to recruit eight to 12 small food and beverage businesses to operate stalls.

Business Notebook: Eggs Up Grill to open first restaurant in Fayetteville area

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.

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday to learn about its clean energy-focused program and to highlight its innovative military workforce training programs.

Business Notebook: NCWorks, FSU sponsor Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair

The NCWorks Career Center in Fayetteville and Fayetteville State University’s department of adult learning will sponsor the Military Affiliated Job and Resource Fair, according to a news release.

On a Friday night in late July, Axe to Grind got a visit from the local police. Zaidoon Al-Zubaidy, co-owner of the Hamlet cafe, was presenting a local band in the back room. When he learned there were officers out front, he joked with his staff that a night out isn’t successful until the cops are called, but still, he was concerned. He had a packed house, and he didn’t want a scene. …

Business Notebook: Cape Fear Valley Health announces leadership changes

Three changes among Cape Fear Valley Health’s leadership team were recently announced. Chris Tart was named the new president of Hoke Hospital in August. Tart was previously president of Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital.

The third annual MilSpo Career Expo, a collaboration of the Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, and Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Smith Lake Recreation Center, 2922 Smith Lake Road on Fort Liberty.

Business Notebook: Gail A. Riddle to chair Cumberland Community Foundation board

Gail A. Riddle has been elected chairwoman of the board of Cumberland Community Foundation. Riddle joined the board in 2016 and has served on many committees, including chairing the Robert H. Short Scholars Committee.

Chamber’s State of the Community luncheon spotlights new events center, hospital expansion

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the Community luncheon on Thursday at the Crown Complex Expo Center.  With about 600 people in attendance, according to according to the chamber’s Facebook page, organizers said it was the largest crowd in the history of the gathering. The audience included Fayetteville city, Cumberland County and state officials; business leaders; and public schools administrators.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission is one of 15 public power communities in the state to receive a 2022 Public Power Award of Excellence. ElectriCities of North Carolina presented the awards at its annual conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,

Retired newspaper publisher Ramon Yarborough dies at age 90

Ramon Yarborough, retired publisher of The Fayetteville Observer and Fayetteville Publishing Co., died early Monday. He was 90. Mr. Yarborough died at his Fayetteville home. “It …

The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville will host Business Resource Day focused on entrepreneurs and equipping them with the tools and expertise to operate successful businesses. …

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen on Monday approved requests for a 120-home neighborhood, a six-unit townhome complex, a new day care center and a Starbucks cafe on Monday.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission recognized more than 200 employees Wednesday morning for their hard work and dedication as the front line of environmental defense during the inaugural Wastewater Professionals Day.

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