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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.

More than 60 employers will be available to meet with veterans, military spouses, and members of the National Guard and Reserve at a jobs fair next week on Fort Liberty.

‘We’re fighting for the residents’

HOPE MILLS — With little discussion Monday evening, the town board unanimously approved the annexation of 1.198 acres on Rockfish Road and scheduled a public hearing on another annexation request for Aug. 21.

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