Longtime travel agent sees return of happy faces

Bill Kirby Jr. People have pretty much been in lockdown for the better part of the past two years because of the COVID-19 health pandemic. They’ve been cooped up at […]

‘This can be my chance to showcase who I am’

Bill Kirby Jr., March 2022 Jeanae Zinzow believes her moment is waiting. You can sense her anticipation. “I feel like this can be my chance to showcase who I am,” […]

Bob Bryan recalls adventures galore

Bill Kirby Jr. February 2022 Bob Bryan loves telling the story about 1956, when he and a boyhood friend embarked on a wooden lapstrake boat for 11 days to the […]

Farewell to Pete “Mr. Pete” Skenteris

By Bill Kirby Jr. There’s a pall atop the hill of Haymount this day as a community mourns the death of Pete Skenteris, the longtime owner of the old Hamont […]

‘Enough is enough,’ councilman says

You could see and sense his angst in the moments before Shakeyla Ingram would be censured by her fellow members of the Fayetteville City Council. Plainly, you could see how uncomfortable Councilman D. J. Haire was […]

‘Not just projects, but about people’

You might be thinking that our Cumberland County legislative delegation is walking around in a boastful self-promotion after Gov. Roy Cooper signed the state budget into law in November with […]

Council Hears from District 3 Applicants

By Bill Kirby Jr.            They came Monday to say why they believed themselves best qualified to represent District 3 on the Fayetteville City Council.             Mayor Mitch Colvin and […]

Eleven submit their names for Waddell’s City Council seat

        Eleven people have submitted their names for consideration to replace Tisha Waddell as the District 3 representative on the Fayetteville City Council. The City Council is scheduled to meet […]

A newspaper columnist of a legend

By Bill Kirby Jr. There was a curiosity within him about people and their lives. “Everybody has a story,” he often would say in a long and distinguished newspaper career. […]

Spirit Of the Season Awaits Downtown

Take a stroll along our downtown streets Friday, and you’ll find yourself right there with Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas Pastand Christmas Future, Jacob Marley, London bobbies […]