Fayetteville Life

She’s got the ABCs of tomato pie just right

As principal of  T.C. Berrien Elementary School, Kim Robertson and her fellow administrators are likely to face unprecedented challenges in the school year to come. But last week, she took on a lighter-hearted challenge: tomato pie. “I’d heard about tomato pies for a long time, but I’d never made one,” she said. “I wasn’t quite […]

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Caring for your Masks

There’s just something about the smell of fresh air and sunshine that comes with the old-fashioned way of drying a load of laundry. Particularly when a piece of that laundry is affixed right up to your nose a good bit of the day. Now that medical officials have recommended cloth masks as an important way […]

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You Crow, I crow, we all crow for Ice Cream

Gillis Farm The Gillis family has been farming for going on eight generations now. They haven’t been making homemade ice cream nearly that long, only since 2007, but they’ve become pretty popular for it nonetheless. By 11 a.m. on a weekday, the cars have already begun pulling into parking spaces outside the farmhouse off Gillis […]

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The Hunt Leads To El Cazador

Story by Janet Gibson Photos by Matthew Wonderly Know how you can immediately tell if a Mexican restaurant is going to be worth its salt? The chips and salsa. That’s right. The first thing that gets delivered to the table by a server who disappears as quickly as a shadow in the desert. But, wait. […]

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We think our CityView readers look absolutely beautiful in their masks!

Left to right, row 1: Sutton Hammond; Sandy Ammons, Diane Parfitt, Jen Hill, Ariel Matthews, Caroline Gregory,  sisters Devin Trego and Adrienne Trego, Judy Dawkins Row 2: Mary Kelly and Charles Smith; Lindsay Williford Hall; Jacob Lockhart and Jennifer Lockhart; Kathy Gambill; Maggie Baker and Jackie Nichols; Cheri Molter,  Caitlyn Keplinger and Megan Molter; Natalie […]

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Until the Pieces Fit, She’s a Special Part of Owen’s Team

She had been an answer to their prayers. Patient, talented and smart, she was everything they had hoped for in a teacher for their little boy. “She was, like, heaven-sent” said Jenna Grimes, whose 6-year-old son Owen was diagnosed with severe autism as a toddler. “She’s that special person. She loves him so much. There’s […]

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Fayetteville institution John Poulos, founder of Superior Bakery, dies at 89

By Kim Hasty The blueberry cake doughnuts were freshly baked at Superior Bakery Monday morning. The layer cakes were frosted to colorful perfection and ready to go. Baked goods filled the display shelves and sweet aromas filled the air. John Poulos would not have wanted it any other way. Poulos, who came to this country […]

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CityView Magazine welcomes Malia Allen

Malia Allen is the new sales and marketing manager for CityView of Fayetteville. Tony Chavonne, the magazine’s publisher, announced the hiring in a press release Friday. Allen, a graduate of Methodist University, had served as executive director of The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival since 2018. Her experience also includes serving as events and special publications manager […]

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Their homemade dog treats have their customers howling

Molly had the recipe and the idea. Sophia was ready with the marketing help and outgoing customer service. Together, you’ll find these two enterprising 13-year-olds in the Vanstory Hills neighborhood these days, handing out samples of their “Jingle Snacks” dog treats. And their customers say their homemade concoctions are really something to bark about. “I […]

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A Life-Changing Chance to Listen

We had to move the worn chair I was sitting in to allow Ms. Shelley to close the bathroom door in her cramped apartment when I first visited her in 2008. Filled with family photos and collectables, the 600 square-foot apartment had little room for much more than a bed, a kitchen table and a […]

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When the Woodpeckers Return, We’ll Be Ready

By Gray Hurley Last summer, Fayetteville experienced a revival. On April 18, 2019, people from all over the city gathered at Segra Stadium to witness history. The dream of many generations of fans, including my grandfather, had finally become a reality. Fayetteville had a baseball team. And that team had a name: The Fayetteville Woodpeckers. […]

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Red, White and Blue… and Cherished Memories Too

Emily and Corey Morgan’s Gates Four home offers so many welcoming touches, so many sweet memories and so many cozy corners that it’s difficult to pick just one inviting spot to plop down and chat for a bit. Their home, which borders the 17th green and 18th tee of the Gates Four Golf Course, is […]

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FASCINATING FAYETTEVILLE – All-American Fare with Flair

Through her Dorothy’s Catering 2 business, Jelisa Montalvo has cooked for the likes of NFL players, celebrities and politicians. But when it comes to hot dogs, she relies on recipes that have passed muster with the toughest of critics: her own family. “Hot dogs are my mother’s thing,” she said. “She doesn’t eat much meat, […]

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An End of an Era, to Say the Least

Thomas Pope, former sports editor of The Fayetteville Observer, posted that his father, the Rev. Arnold Pope, recently donated the bulk of his weightlifting gear to Walt Neubauer and the Wilmington Weightlifting Club.   “This pile of iron (and more) helped Dad win dozens of AAU state and regional heavyweight titles, a wad of Scottish […]

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Avoid These Financial Traps

Money. It’s hard to get and easy to lose. It doesn’t take long for the wealth you’ve accumulated to disappear if you don’t manage your money well or have a plan to protect your assets from sudden calamity. Snares like the ones mentioned below could easily threaten your financial security. Planning ahead can protect you […]

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The History of Fort Bragg

By Catherine Pritchard   Long before paratroopers floated from planes onto training areas on Fort Bragg, people roamed across the land.   Thousands of years ago, nomadic families of hunters and gatherers roamed through these piney sandhills, stopping to camp briefly and forage for food.   In the 18th century, the land was home to Native Americans, Highland Scots who had emigrated to […]

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Traveling by Land, Sea, or Air – or by Book 

By Diane Parfitt  During these last few months of staying home, most of us have had little chance to do any traveling. For those who love to travel, this is very difficult. Others don’t travel much but would certainly like to do more. We are finding that while we can’t travel, we can certainly read about traveling and experience these adventures around the world vicariously. Mason Cooley, a professor […]

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Young golfer is living his dream

When 11-year-old Taft Courie of Fayetteville finished third in the U.S. Kids Carolinas Invitational at Longleaf Country Club in Southern Pines, he earned a bid to the U.S. Kids World Championship for the second straight year. This year’s event is scheduled July 30. “This is an amazing event held annually in Pinehurst,” said Taft’s dad/caddie, […]

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Financial Advice for Troubling Times

  As we look ahead to the summer months, we can’t help but think what a challenging year it’s been so far. At the same time, we’re encouraged by the resiliency and accelerated innovation among U.S. businesses and the efforts by our national, state and local governments to support our communities. And we continue to […]

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Recipes

    CHEF JUDY’S POTATO SALAD   5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes  2 cups mayonnaise (your favorite brand) 1 cup refrigerated sweet pickle relish 2 tablespoons yellow mustard, or 1 part yellow + 1 part Dijon 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon celery seeds 1/2 teaspoon paprika 4-5 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped 3 celery stalks, diced 1/2 cup sweet onion, […]

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