‘Raise That Beam! Raise That Beam!’

By Bill Kirby Jr.       You could see and hear the construction workers above as they awaited the final steel beam about to be hoisted in this “Topping Off” ceremony […]

Assault Charges Dismissed Against Judge

    By Bill Kirby Jr. A criminal court summons charging Appeals Court judge John Tyson with assault with a deadly weapon has been dismissed.             The summons was dismissed on June […]

Bill Kirby Jr.: Mayor, Former Mayor Go One On One

            Call it a conversation of civil discourse Monday as Mayor Mitch Colvin welcomed former mayor Tony Chavonne to his “Mayor’s Moment” weekly broadcast on WIDU 1600 AM radio, and […]

Stars & Stripes and Celebrities, Too

By Bill Kirby Jr. Music lovers all know Scotty McCreery can sing since the Wake County resident took home the American Idol trophy in 2011. Apparently, the 27-year-old can play […]

Our ‘first lady of history’

By Bill Kirby Jr. Whenever you saw the front door of her Dobbin Avenue home open, you always were welcome. And off to the sunroom Rosalie Huske Kelly would escort […]

A preacher and community giant

By Bill Kirby Jr. On Sunday mornings at the red-brick church along Moore Street in downtown Fayetteville, they still feel his presence. Not only at First Baptist Church, but throughout […]

‘Fayetteville owes a lot to Bill:’ Late mayor had a vision for downtown

By Bill Kirby Jr. It was decades ago, but Sandy Hurley still remembers the conversation she and her husband were having as he contemplated getting involved in the moving and […]

Bill Kirby Jr.: A Beck wedding to surely remember

By Bill Kirby Jr. With the trumpet’s blare, Albert Beck would take a daughter’s arm, and a father would escort his little girl down the aisle of this old Episcopal […]

‘Sad to Leave, but Eager to Begin’

By Bill Kirby Jr.             Politicians might be wary these days, if only Sarah Wright had other plans than to one day pursue a career in health care.             When […]

Horne Brothers a Business Of Integrity

By Bill Kirby Jr. When it comes to operating a business, you can count on Jack and Charles Horne to do it right.             They are businessmen with integrity.             […]