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Cumberland school bus flips over on Slocomb Road; injuries not life-threatening

No life-threatening injuries were reported Thursday morning when a Cumberland County Schools bus overturned in the 2000 block of Slocomb Road, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Fayetteville Regional Airport unveiled its terminal renovations and expansion on Wednesday, according to a city news release. The renovations include a new entrance canopy and enhanced security.
With an eye on neighboring Moore County, the Fayetteville Public Works Commission says it is increasing its monitoring, reviewing security procedures, and working with local authorities to ensure the delivery of services to customers.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare will present a program of folk Christmas music for three nights beginning Thursday. “Behold: A Folk Christmas Cantata” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Road.
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Bill Kirby Jr.: Homelessness will be a priority for new board chairwoman
If you are homeless in this county, you have an advocate in Toni Stewart, chairwoman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.   She is a passionate voice for those without a roof …
Board of Education subcommittee approves purchase of classroom materials
The curriculum committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education approved purchase agreements totaling about $8 million on Tuesday for services and goods with the educational supply companies …
Retiring Cumberland manager looks back on successes, challenges of career
If you happened to be at the Cumberland County Courthouse, it was hard to miss the news that Wednesday, Nov. 30, was Amy H. Cannon Day. On every floor, a huge poster display in the area of the elevators thanked Cannon for 32 years of service. Cannon, who is retiring, has been the Cumberland County manager for the past eight years.
Arrest made in May fatal shooting on Treetop Drive
A Fayetteville man has been arrested in a fatal shooting that happened on Treetop Drive in May, the Fayetteville Police Department said. Khailil Johnson, 19, of the 7000 block of Ryan Street, is …
Hope Mills police move into new Public Safety building
HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Police Department has moved into the new Public Safety building, and the Fire Department should follow next week, the town Board of Commissioners was told Monday …
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Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra to perform Christmas carols, jazz classics

Christmas carols, classical music and jazz will enhance your holiday spirit as the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra presents three performances beginning Friday.

Gilbert Theater brings familiar tunes to stage in ‘The Sound of Music’
The hills are coming alive as the Gilbert Theater brings a classic musical to the local stage. Traditionally, Gilbert Theater has produced a Christmas-themed production to close out the year. “The Sound of Music” promises to delight audiences with a large cast and familiar musical numbers.
R&B trio to headline Fayetteville’s New Year’s Eve party
Award-winning rhythm and blues trio Tony! Toni! Toné! will help usher in the new year during the city’s New Year’s Eve party at Festival Park. The group will headline the …
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City Council interviews candidates for Fayetteville PWC board

Four of the five candidates who applied for the Fayetteville Public Works Commission board were interviewed by the City Council on Monday during its monthly work session.

Toni Stewart elected chairwoman of Cumberland County Board of Commissioners
The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners has a new leader. The seven-member board voted Monday night to elect Toni Stewart its new chairwoman, replacing Commissioner Glenn Adams. Also Monday, two new members of the board were sworn in following the November election.
Two shot in possible road rage incident Sunday
Two people were shot in a possible road rage incident Sunday on Parkton Road, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to a shooting on the 5700 block of Parkton Road …
City Council names 15 new members of Millennial Advisory Commission
The Fayetteville City Council recently approved 15 people to serve on its Millennial Advisory Commission, which was established to provide the council with input on issues relevant to young professionals and other millennials, according to a city news release.
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A Dickens Holiday is back!

Hosted by the Downtown Alliance and the Fayetteville History Museum at “Franklin Square,” where the Victorian-era train station served as a fitting backdrop, this time-honored tradition …
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Mr. Curtis Melvin
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Mr. Donald Raymond McLaurin Sr.
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Deacon Herbert Curtis White
Deacon Herbert Curtis White 90 of 534 Greenville Road transitioned to be with the Lord on December 05, 2022 at his residence. The services have been entrusted to Colvin Funeral Home and Cremations of …
Samuel P. Guy, II
Samuel Pittman Guy II, 76, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 1, 2022. He was born and raised in Fayetteville and a 1965 graduate of Seventy-First School.  From an …
Ms. Rashanda Denise McKoy
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Untangling the twists behind a proposal to leverage the PWC for 30 years

Fayetteville Councilwoman Tisha Waddell resigned abruptly in November, alleging that Mayor Mitch Colvin withheld information from the council in an attempt to bring in a private equity firm to operate the PWC.

Waddell says she’ll apologize if her allegations prove unfounded

Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell alleges that Mayor Mitch Colvin and city bond attorney Jonathan Charleston privately pushed for a concession agreement with Bernhard Capital Partners. She says the council should have been more involved.