Cool off with a sweet frozen treat downtown

Located in a quaint spot in downtown Fayetteville, Turner Lane’s tagline states that they offer “a taste of the South,” and what better way to represent the South than with […]

Community Concerts “Is Back”

            With an off-Broadway musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and a performance by The Oak Ridge Boys, a holdover from 2020, Community Concerts returns for its […]

Former Jack Britt volleyball standout’s passion leads to a fourth Paralympics

By Earl Vaughan Jr When Heather Erickson got her start competing for the U.S. Paralympic sitting volleyball team, she was barely old enough to be in a driver education class. […]

Fayetteville youngster wins DAR essay contest

By Kim Hasty Congratulations to Fayetteville student Dorothy Johnston for winning the North Carolina Daughters of American Revolution’s American History Essay Contest. This year’s topic was The Boston Massacre, “a […]

Weigh in on a Performing Arts Center

By Bill Kirby Jr.             Some of us will remember that Friday evening in 1968, when the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium was staging its first concert.             Still, I see […]

Community mourns passing of Brian Edkins

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Cape Fear High School and the entire Cumberland County Schools community were in shock today at the news that Colt principal Brian Edkins had died suddenly […]

Bill Kirby Jr.: Fayetteville After Five returns Friday

The Guy Unger Band is scheduled to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday as Fayetteville After Five returns to Festival Park, according to a news release from Sarahgrace Snipes, executive director […]

Jack Britt runner’s improvement pays off in state title

By Earl Vaughan Jr. When JaMeesia Ford went out for track at Jack Britt High School last year, she and her teammates only competed in two meets before the season […]

A trying but satisfying year for Gray’s Creek’s wrestlers

By Earl Vaughan Jr.  A 23rd place finish in an event may not sound like a cause for huge celebration but considering the challenges that Earl Horan III faced with […]

Fayetteville History: Olde Fayetteville opera houses and movie theaters

By Weeks Parker One of the first opera houses in Fayetteville was in the Williams building that was located on the corner of Hay and Maxwell streets across from the […]