‘Only the Best for Children’

          There was a pall at the children’s retail business Tuesday, and where this store was Marilyn Fleishman’s pride and joy for 70 of her long years.             She loved […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bill Kirby Jr.: Life in the log house of long ago

By Bill Kirby Jr. Once upon a time, you found the old log house nestled under the tall pines and the dogwoods off Raeford Road, and what may have been […]

Health: The sound of progress

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 the June 17 “Topping Off” […]

Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Dreams

By Bill Kirby Jr.             Call it a day of honor, remembrance and a look to the downtown future as CityView Magazine staged its inaugural Downtown Visionaries luncheon June 22 […]

‘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 […]