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Shoppers are encouraged to shop small on Saturday. That’s Small Business Saturday, the day after the traditional Black Friday and two days before Cyber Monday.

Fayetteville’s first shopping center — and one of the first in the state — is undergoing renovations and seeking new tenants after being sold to a Triangle area investor. Eutaw Village Shopping Center was sold to Eutaw Village Shopping LLC, which is based in Morrisville, by the local family business that had owned it since it opened in 1955.

In this week’s notebook: Fayetteville Academy names Norman “Blair’’ Fisher as the next head of school; two are recognized for support of Cumberland County Schools; Fort Bragg job fair set for Thursday.

Cape Fear Valley Health is eliminating 200 jobs, 158 of which are open positions, according to a news release from the health care system Thursday.

Fayetteville PWC receives clean audit report in financial review

Fayetteville PWC on Wednesday received “a clean, unmodified opinion” on its annual audit report for fiscal year 2022. Members of the Public Works Commission were presented with highlights of a financial review and audit report during their monthly meeting.

In this week’s notebook: Nikeisha Waring hired as Cumberland County’s first chief diversity officer, Dominique Hall hired as Cumberland County’s new human resources director, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office recognized for its work with military law enforcement, the county Department of Social Services has merged its website with Cumberland County government, city of Fayetteville receives budget award.

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison was full of surprises Thursday morning: new retail outlets, a new home for the chamber of commerce, and a new name for its business center to reflect its growing role as a business hub.

Fayetteville police Sgt. Caleb Hudson called it “a normal day.” That was before he put his life on the line and coordinated the safe evacuation of employees out of the back door of the Taco Bell on Bragg Boulevard. Hudson, 43, was among seven people recognized Tuesday morning with the top honor at the 2022 Public Safety Valor Awards.

In this week’s notebook: Dr. James Lester to receive the 2022 North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Community Preceptor Award; Jalisha C. Pone joins Methodist University as senior director for development; the N.C. Department of Transportation is holding workshops for small and disadvantaged business owners; Cumberland County Cooperative Extension to hold charcuterie board workshop.

Fayetteville PWC adopted changes to its whole-home and whole-business rate schedules on Wednesday with the expectation of increased savings for residential and small-business customers.

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