What I Would Tell My Freshman Self

By Cayce Lee With June fast approaching and graduation closing in, I look back on my high school days and wonder what I would tell myself if I could go […]

Going Viral on the Importance of Clean Hands

Donna Gill Allen, a nurse who also teaches nursing fundamentals and health sciences to high school students, has seen a lot of infectious conditions over the years. But she’d never […]

Top Honors Awarded

By Renarta Clanton Moyd A fourth-grade teacher at Rockfish Elementary School and the principal of New Century International Middle School have each won top honors in their professions in Cumberland […]

Scholastic News: Teacher of the Year & Principal of the Year are Announced

Dr. Lowery has been the principal at Westover High School a little over a month; however, she brings from Alger B. Wilkins High School much knowledge and experience.  “My professional […]

Amazing Acts of Character

Each month through the school system’s character recognition program, Amazing Acts of Character, schools are asked to nominate students who display character above and beyond expected behavior.  Five students were recently selected […]

The Top Five

Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Fayetteville State University Born and raised in Fayetteville, NC and fifth generation, Dr. Juanette Council is a true Fayettevillian at heart and active Alpha […]

Family Matters: Aging gracefully(ish)

By: Claire Mullen Age is just a number,” they say. A saying fit for a tattooed septuagenarian with a penchant for Harleys, or perhaps someone who helps with grandkids during […]

Family Matters: Survival of the Littlest: One Mom’s Mission

By: Claire Mullen I’m ashamed to confess what follows, but in the interest of saving lives, here you have it: two out of two of my children have had near-drowning […]

Blanketing Our Children with Love

By: Claire Mullen For far too many children in our community, a blanket, made quite simply from two rectangles of colorful fleece, stacked atop one another, fringed around the edges […]

Family Matters: Split Ends and Laundry Bins

BY: CLAIRE MULLEN Self-care. A concept that seems to me, a 35-year-old mother of two young children, to be a luxurious thing of the just-me past. Perhaps something to look […]