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HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners held a special work session Monday night to discuss the development of an overlay zoning district that will help guide development in the …

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday night will discuss zoning overlay districts as a way to guide growth in the town. The board has a special meeting at 6 p.m. to …

In this week’s notebook: Fayetteville chamber soliciting nominations for ‘Local Hero’ award, Stout and Booth Orthodontics is now MyOrthodontist, Crown Complex is hosting a job fair Aug. 23, and Cape Fear Valley receives a heart award.

Fayetteville’s public utility and city government want to do business locally. The Public Works Commission and city officials are reaching out to area businesses through the Industry Day Business Networking forum scheduled Thursday.

In this week’s notebook: Alex McFadyen named Coldwell Banker 30 under 30 award winner, Cape Fear Valley receives stroke treatment award and Cumberland County Schools is recruiting literacy tutors.

The Cumberland County American Rescue Plan Committee met Friday to consider funding for applicants under two ARP programs: the Small Business Economic Assistance Program and the Aid to Nonprofit …

More than $1 million in federal funding is up for grabs as a Cumberland County committee meets Friday to consider applications from local businesses. The Cumberland County American Rescue Plan Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Friday to consider funding for applicants under the Small Business Economic Assistance Program.

Homebuilder NVR Inc. plans to invest $25 million to build a factory on Dunn Road, creating 189 jobs, state and local officials announced Tuesday.  The Fortune 500 company plans to build a …

North Carolina’s Southeast recently awarded $262,000 to the Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corp. that will be used to build an access road in one of the county’s industrial …

Three downtown businesses celebrate recent expansions

Three businesses and a public charter school have recently expanded or are preparing to expand in the downtown Fayetteville area.   They include Holmes Security Systems, City Center …

There’s nothing like a homegrown and family-owned business in a community. You know them. They know you, their customers. “Holmes has called Fayetteville home for over 114 …

Base electric rates will not increase for Fayetteville residents through 2024 after action by the Public Works Commission on Wednesday morning. PWC voted to maintain the current base electricity rate for the next 18 months.

COVID-19 relief grants available for eligible small businesses

Eligible small businesses that were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic may apply for COVID-19 relief grants through the city of Fayetteville. Money from the Small Business Relief Grant Program …

In this week’s notebook: an FSU professor receives a Fulbright education award, Fayetteville to hold a Developer Workshop Thursday, the FSU Foundation receives a $50K Enterprise Holdings award and Cumberland County Schools is conducting a bus survey.

FTCC, partners announce solar power training program

Fayetteville Technical Community College will partner with Blue Ridge Power and Cumberland County Schools to offer a pre-apprenticeship program in solar power construction to high school students …

A virtual career fair will help connect veterans and their spouses with job recruiters seeking military-trained talent on Tuesday. Recruit Military and Disabled American Veterans will sponsor the Southeast Region Virtual Career Fair for Veterans online from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Cumberland County holding career fair Thursday Cumberland County government will host “Cumberland Careers,” a countywide career fair, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Crown …

How state ARPA grants are helping rural communities in Southeastern NC

Last month, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced the recipients of the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, a program funded through state dollars received from the American Rescue Plan …

Cumberland County has received $937,600 from the Golden LEAF Foundation that will be used to clear and grade 30 acres on the county-owned Sand Hill Road site. “We are happy that our …

Fayetteville State recognized as Adobe Creative Campus   Fayetteville State University has been designated an Adobe Creative Campus, the college said in a release. “As an Adobe …

Menno Pennink and the late Harry Shaw received the 2022 CityView Downtown Visionaries awards in recognition of their longtime commitment to revitalizing and improving the downtown district. The awards were presented on June 29 during a luncheon at Segra Stadium. As part of the luncheon, a video tribute to Pennink and Shaw, narrated by city historian Bruce Daws, was played.

'I felt like it's time'

Cathy Johnson has a pair of steel-toed shoes in the trunk of her car, a paperclip holder shaped like a tiny cinderblock on her desk and a litany of Elvis Presley songs always on her mind. It’s …

Ribbon-cutting for new Holmes Security location set for July 28 Holmes Security Systems has scheduled an open house ribbon-cutting with the Greater Fayetteville Chamber for July 28. The event will …

In a partnership touted as the first of its kind, Fayetteville’s economic development agency is teaming with the Army Reserve Command to help reservists and their spouses find civilian jobs.

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 …

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