Faith, hope & love and books, too!

By Diane Parfitt, April 2022 Most Christians have heard the verse from the Bible “Faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). It […]

Music, food and fun on tap for downtown festival

By Lorry Williams, April 2022 It’s been almost a year since Sarahgrace Snipes came on board as executive director of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. In that time, she’s been busy […]

For Manna Church, community is key

By Michael Futch | Photography by Tony Wooten In the past, 62-year-old Walter Green made his bed under the Person Street bridge and by a dumpster next to a Bragg […]

Cameron Brice’s goal is ‘to be in the community’

By Bobby Parker | Photography by Tony Wooten, April 2022 In a spacious and efficiently furnished office at Covenant Love Church, Lead Pastor Cameron Brice is wearing a jet-black, trim-fit […]

Play Ball!

By Sammy Batten | Photography by Joe Dwyer, April 2022 Seth Beer and Jeremy Pena spent a month in Fayetteville during the summer of 2019. Bryan Abreu was here 19 […]

Providing a helping hand: Area churches work to improve the community through outreach, programs. First Presbyterian Church

April 2022 First Presbyterian Church 102 Ann St., 910-483-0121 , First Presbyterian Church supports the community through several initiatives. Its “Serve and Share” campaign provides opportunities for church members […]

WIDU Anniversary Festival of Praise

By Michael Futch, April 2022 Contemporary gospel music lovers have three good reasons to attend the 2022 WIDU Anniversary Festival of Praise. That’s because Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and Israel […]

Taking on a new role

EDITOR’S CORNER, by Lorry Williams, April 2022 It seems a bit odd to introduce myself because I’ve been working as a reporter and editor in this community for about 35 […]

Game on with ‘Clue on Stage’ at Cape Fear Regional Theatre

By Jami McLaughlin It’s family game night at Cape Fear Regional Theatre with its latest production “Clue on Stage.’’ With inspiration from the popular board game and the classic 1985 […]

The importance of home economics class in American history

Good Reads, March 2022 By Diane Parfitt When I was growing up in the ‘60s, women basically had four main career choices – secretary, teacher, nurse or full-time homemaker. I […]