Former Jack Britt volleyball standout’s passion leads to a fourth Paralympics

By Earl Vaughan Jr When Heather Erickson got her start competing for the U.S. Paralympic sitting volleyball team, she was barely old enough to be in a driver education class. […]

Fayetteville youngster wins DAR essay contest

By Kim Hasty Congratulations to Fayetteville student Dorothy Johnston for winning the North Carolina Daughters of American Revolution’s American History Essay Contest. This year’s topic was The Boston Massacre, “a […]

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 […]

Weather too hot? Get a little chili at Petro’s Chili & Chips

By Kathryn Kelly The newly constructed, drive-thru-only building in Freedom Town Center has certainly raised some eyebrows in the last few months as everyone has wondered what new establishment will […]

Paso Robles comes through again, making for a memorable Fourth of July pairing

By Dean Jackson (aka Deano Vino, follow him on Instagram @deanovinoc14h1203) This Fourth of July weekend was a little bittersweet for me in that it was a three-day weekend, but […]

Lady Legion softball coach says increased participation is crucial

By Earl Vaughan Jr. After taking a week off for the Fourth of July holiday, the season will end next week for the Cumberland Post 32 Lady Legion softball team. […]

Former Terry Sanford track standout defends friend in the aftermath of Olympic ban

By Earl Vaughan Jr. The pressures faced by Olympic athletes are difficult for the general public to fathom, especially when those pressures result in inaccurate or misleading reports about an […]

Community mourns passing of Brian Edkins

By Earl Vaughan Jr. Cape Fear High School and the entire Cumberland County Schools community were in shock today at the news that Colt principal Brian Edkins had died suddenly […]

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 […]

A nice wine for the entire table at Luigi’s

By Kim Hasty Here’s a nice find among the many wines on the menu at Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and Bar. This is a reasonably priced red wine from the Bolgheri […]