The Last Word: You Can Go Home Again

I can blame it on Martha Duell.   I never knew my father, and was I raised being told by my mother that my last name was Italian-American. I never noticed that Chavonne did not fit with the Musselwhites, Dallases and Lancasters sprinkled throughout the Massey Hill mill villages. And, to […]

An Unexpected, Unforgettable Moment

  Benito Garcia was a tunnel rat during the Vietnam War.     I first learned of Benito when viewing the documentary “Killing Memories” in preparation for Fayetteville’s first Heroes Homecoming […]

The Last Word: When this is over

    CityView’s April issue would usually be filled with stories and images of baseball and dogwoods.  That was certainly our plan for this month.   But the coronavirus changed all […]

Join us in an opportunity to make a difference

    Many of the earliest memories of my childhood in the early 1960s include playing with a boy named Jerry who lived next door.     Our Southern Avenue houses […]

The Last Word: The CityView Heard

By: Tony Chavonne It’s been more than a year since our management team took over CityView magazine. It’s been an exciting time as we we’ve battled a pandemic and shutdowns, […]

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 […]

The Last Word: You Have to Take a Bus to Get There

By: Tony Chavonne On a cold winter morning recently, I saw a city bus picking up passengers at the city’s downtown transit center. It made me reflect on a few […]

The Last Word: Life’s True Gifts

BY: TONY CHAVONNE I approached the used plastic grocery bag someone had put on my desk with cautious curiosity. In it I found a handful of sweet potatoes that someone […]

An Angel of Hope

BY: TONY CHAVONNE She is easy to miss in a quick drive by of downtown’s Cross Creek Fountain. But there she stands, a childlike angel with upturned palms and outstretched […]

The Last Word: Section Q-27

BY: TONY CHAVONNE Spc. Krystal M. “Special K” Fitts, a paratrooper with Fort Bragg’s 82nd Airborne Division, was killed in Afghanistan when her combat outpost came under enemy fire in […]