Fayetteville Life

Earl’s Pearls 3/5

DON’T MISS THE FIRST EPISODE OF CITYVIEW’S NEW PODCAST, FASCINATING FAYETTEVILLE WITH EARL VAUGHAN JR.! LISTEN HERE By Earl Vaughan Jr.  Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame announces Class of 2021 Even a global pandemic couldn’t keep the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame from adding to its membership in 2021. Unfortunately, it won’t be […]

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Friday night football broadcasts set to resume

By Earl Vaughan Jr.   As they say in show business, the show must go on. Terry Sanford High School football play-by-play announcer Trey Edge is taking that phrase to heart as the Bulldogs join other North Carolina public schools with the start of a pandemic-delayed season that kicked off last Friday. For at least […]

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Thank you for caring: Women organize food pantry donations for FTCC

By: Kim Hasty More than 60 donors, representing local chapters of two African-American women’s service groups – the Fayetteville Chapter of The Links, Inc., and the Gamma Upsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., participated in a special drive-through parade at Fayetteville Technical Community College in which participants donated food and household necessities to […]

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5 for Friday, a Proud Grandma and Gentle Memories

  Litter is an eyesore, which is why the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County Solid Waste are teaming with Sustainable Sandhills in the 5 for Friday clean-up effort that kicked off on Feb. 26. “We encourage residents to post their litter pickups on social media and use the hashtags #5forFriday and #StantheCan to help […]

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Deano Vino: Filet & Barolo

  This Italian wine takes a filet to another level. Well, tonight I had the urge to cook a steak, so I pan-seared a 12-ounce beef filet. I finished it in the oven with a black garlic shoyu sauce. I put together a shiitake mushroom onion gravy. With pan-roasted Brussels sprouts, radishes and Vidalia onion […]

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For The Coffee Scene inside the Prince Charles Hotel, the wait is over

Victoria Stout has grown accustomed to people peeking in to check on the progress of The Coffee Scene’s new location inside the renovated Prince Charles Hotel in downtown Fayetteville. But now the wait is over. Two years and a global pandemic after the announcement in January 2019 that the shop would be coming, The Coffee […]

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Good Reads: Of the Women, By the Women, For the Women

By: Diane Parfitt March is Women’s History Month. What better way to celebrate women than to recognize books about women, by women and those especially appealing to women? This may not seem unusual now, but during the 18th and 19th centuries, most authors were male. Female authors were uncommon and often used a male pseudonym […]

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Fascinating Fayetteville: Fairy Gardens are Roaring in Popularity

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Cindy Burnham The fairy garden workshops are Green Side Up’s most popular offering. For $25 guests receive a pot, soil, three plants and discounts for all the little accessories they wish to purchase. Madi Fulkerson lulls us into a fascinated trance as she works with the meticulous skill of an artist. […]

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The Last Word: The Treatment

By: Tony Chavonne As a young child, I always looked forward to spring each year with the first buds of dogwoods and azaleas pushing away the memories of winter. But one family tradition of each spring continues to haunt my memories – the dreaded spring dose of castor oil. The common belief at the time […]

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Health: A Thank-You to Cape Fear Valley’s Frontline Professionals

By: Kim Hasty For decades, Tommy Arnold has been the first to pitch in whenever someone needed help. We’ll likely never know the extent to which he’s been the willing benefactor to school fundraisers, nonprofit organizations, those in need of emergency medical treatments or those simply hurting and in need of a meal. In November, […]

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Fayetteville History: Memories of Fayetteville High School

By: Weeks Parker When I was a student at Fayetteville High School, it was located on Robeson Street where the Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital now stands. I fondly remember being a member of the FHS Band that was directed by George Tracey, who was the organist at the First Presbyterian Church. When I was in the […]

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This Retired Military Couple Serves Up Sweetness

By: Kim Hasty When they fell in love and married 22 years ago, the demands of dual military careers kept Marissa and Thomas Capel from thinking about things like engraved invitations and a china registry. “We never had a wedding,” Marissa Capel said. So when they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on March 20, 2018, […]

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Good Eats: A Taste of Home

By: Janet Gibson Photography by: Cindy Burnham There’s something special about a restaurant with cooks who learned their skills at the apron strings of their mothers or grandmothers. They embrace the old-fashioned ways, ingredients picked fresh from the garden and family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Over a hot stove, they […]

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McFadyen’s Musings: Caramel Cake

By: Bill McFadyen My mom’s first caramel cake, according to recollection by her little-girl-to-life’s-end friend Katherine Holmes Wheeler, came from a recipe on the back of a box of cake mix. All I knew was that the first time she ever made me one, it was the best sweet thing I had ever put in […]

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Throwback Collaboration Finds Groove in Covering 1970’s, ’80s Music

By: Michael Futch Photography by: Cindy Burnham At first, the Throwback Collaboration Band wasn’t actually a band. “This collection of musicians who performed in various bands and churches would periodically get to together to do parties for friend and nonprofits,” said Adolphus Thomas, who by day serves as community development administrator for the city of […]

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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 incidents. Our family is able to retrospectively chuckle at my son’s mishap, because it ended just about as quickly as it began, with my loafered […]

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Fascinating Fayetteville: An Outdoor Space for All Seasons

By: Kim Hasty Photography by: Cindy Burnham Colleen Wellons is always cooking up something. And though she can whip up a delicious meal with just about any ingredient anyone can name, her creativity isn’t limited to the open-concept kitchen in her Fayetteville home. She seamlessly transitions, sometimes all in one day, from dreaming up new […]

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Bill Kirby Jr.: Empty Seat at the Bar…

You’ll find an empty seat at the bar, where Reid Horne liked his glass of red wine and conversation with friends John Wilson, Ron Brewington and just about anybody else who passed Reid Horne’s way. This was his chair, the one just by the wait station leading into Chris’s Steak House & Seaford Restaurant’s main […]

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Editor’s Corner: We Were at a Disconnect For Sure

By: Kim Hasty For much of our lives, from the time my husband and I met nearly 40 years ago, disconnection rarely had been an issue. But now the signs were clearly all over the place. “No internet connection” and “We’re sorry, something went wrong.“ “Please try again later,” “Network Error” and even “Please try […]

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Retired Army Maj. Ivan Castro, Who Lives in Total Darkness, Is An Inspiration to Others

By: Michael Futch Photography by: Cindy Burnham The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington. It crosses over 57 major mountain passes. It’s a beautiful, grueling, treacherous trek through scorching desert and rocky terrain. It was against that backdrop that Ivan Castro faced the latest in a […]

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