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Weathering storms

The weather in Fort Liberty has been ever-changing and I can’t figure out if I should have my winter coat, winter jacket, or no jacket and an umbrella. 

Over the last 60 years, Morgan Fairchild has been a familiar face in afternoon soap operas like “Search for Tomorrow” and primetime dramas including “Dallas” and “Flamingo Road,” as well as guest starring in many television series. 

2023 was full of compelling stories of Fayetteville and Cumberland County

In 2023, a rat jumped on me, I interviewed Broadway actors from Cumberland County who were up for Tony Awards, I watched a road-rage murder trial, the government tried to squish the constitutional …

The Christmas Bonus

My two toddler brothers and I were crammed in our ‘57 Chevy and parked on Hay Street on that cold afternoon on Christmas Eve 1964. We marveled at the Christmas shoppers and the colorful display …

Just in time for the holiday season, Operation Christmas Child opened its drop-off sites for this year’s donations, prepared and received in shoeboxes with faith-based messages. The project …

Sour belts, gummy grapes, tropical drops … Carter Blount, 8-year-old son of Kanitra and Curtis Blount, directs guests to his recommended candy selection as the after-school candy manager at …

The diary

It was a cold day in November 2020 when Vickie and I toured the mill house in Massey Hill. A tear came to her eye, and mine as well, when she talked about how her dad had added a closet to her …

After weeks of planning and hectic last-minute preparations, the fourth annual Lanning’s Lemonade and Colton’s Cookies fundraiser ended on another successful note. The dynamic team of …

A board that will decide how to spend $250,000 to support community groups working to prevent violence and crime will get two more members. The Fayetteville City Council moved forward with the …

Methodist University celebrates Class of 2022 at Segra Stadium

As one journey ends for hundreds of Methodist University students, another springs to life. At Segra Stadium in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday morning, Methodist University recognized the …

Fayetteville Technical Community College broke ground this month on a new softball field at J.P. Riddle Stadium. The $1.9 million project is being built on just over an acre of land on the nearly …

AsONE Prayer Walk

The AsONE Prayer Walk took place April 16 in downtown Fayetteville. Participants gathered at Festival Park and then walked through downtown Fayetteville, stopping at prayer stations along the …

Three teams of Cumberland County Schools students will see their STEM experiments headed to outer space after securing spots during a STARward STEM Expo on Tuesday. During the expo, which was held …

Cumberland Community Foundation has announced more than $600,000 in academic scholarships for 21 high school seniors who were named Robert H. Short scholars. The last-dollar-in award provides up to $7,500 a year for up to four years for a total of $30,000 per student, the foundation said in a release.

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