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 […]

The Last Word: Celebrating downtown Fayetteville and those who believed

By Tony Chavonne One of the major goals we have at CityView is to help build a sense of community. We strive to do that through informing, involving and inspiring […]

Good reads: Fayetteville History, Heroes & Hometown Writers

By Diane Parfitt Did you know that Carson McCullers and Charles W. Chesnutt – authors who achieved national literary success and critical acclaim – lived in downtown Fayetteville at one […]

Good Eats: The Little Thai Restaurant That Could

By Janet Gibson Photography by Cindy Burnham Sometimes what we hunger for the most isn’t about food. It’s about receiving “the humble heart,” if you ask restaurant owner Pornjai Smith, […]

At Cape Fear Valley, they have a good night’s sleep down to a science

Amita Shetty, M.D., and Sam Fleishman, M.D., will go the extra mile for their patients. Literally. By Kim Hasty Photography by Cindy Burnham As a primary care physician in Lumberton, […]

Our ‘first lady of history’

By Bill Kirby Jr. Whenever you saw the front door of her Dobbin Avenue home open, you always were welcome. And off to the sunroom Rosalie Huske Kelly would escort […]

A preacher and community giant

By Bill Kirby Jr. On Sunday mornings at the red-brick church along Moore Street in downtown Fayetteville, they still feel his presence. Not only at First Baptist Church, but throughout […]

‘Fayetteville owes a lot to Bill:’ Late mayor had a vision for downtown

By Bill Kirby Jr. It was decades ago, but Sandy Hurley still remembers the conversation she and her husband were having as he contemplated getting involved in the moving and […]

Feature: “I gave it everything I had”

Fayetteville’s Chip Beck says he has no regrets from his competitive days on PGA tour By Michael Futch Photography by Tony Wooten For those who followed Chip Beck’s PGA career […]

Fayetteville’s tallest building getting $3 million makeover in the downtown district

By Michael Futch Photography by Cindy Burnham Jacqueline Smith remembers entering the downtown high-rise Systel Building and seeing all the existing 1970s-era decor that saddled it with a dated look […]