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Fridays are “shopping days” for Alger B. Wilkins High School students, but those shopping trips don’t involve a visit to Cross Creek Mall. 

Five of downtown Fayetteville’s largest buildings are for sale

Five large buildings are for sale along the Hay Street and Person Street corridor in downtown Fayetteville. And a sixth one almost sold in March.

After the State Board of Education learned earlier this month that North Carolina’s teacher attrition rate jumped 3.67% in a year, Cumberland County Schools officials — faced with the third-highest rate in the state — are looking at their own numbers and considering best practices to keep teachers in county schools.

Investigators discover partial skeletal remains in search for missing youths

Mum is the word from the Fayetteville Police Department, which says partial skeletal remains have been discovered in a search and investigation regarding two missing city youth, who once lived in west Fayetteville.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Jack Britt High School teacher Betsey Vera shed happy tears when she found out she’d been named Cumberland County Schools’ 2024 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 

Though they be but little, they are fierce

As you may know, April is the month of the military child, and I encourage you to make the children in your life feel extra special. My, how they deserve it. When we become milspouses we …

Library’s free digital preservation lab helps users preserve life’s memories

Most of us often take pictures to remember important and special events and places — maybe even too many! Now, the library is offering a free way to preserve those.

Three-fourths of the way through its first year in operation, Fayetteville’s Day Resource Center has faced some operational challenges, but city leaders and community partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to expand available services at the DRC. 

Cumberland County commissioners officially took the first step in the county’s historic partnership with the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on Monday, unanimously approving a memorandum of understanding with the PWC to build a new water system in Gray’s Creek.

Chancellor postpones controversial teaching policy at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has postponed a controversial new teaching workload policy at the university until January 2025.

As two former Dogwood Festival executive directors continue their legal battle over whether one libeled the other on TikTok, one legal expert says the proceedings may have violated the defendant’s constitutional rights.

Gray’s Creek community, elementary schools to get PWC water

GRAY’S CREEK — Cumberland County and the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are partnering to bring public water to Gray’s Creek and two elementary schools where residents have used specialized filters and bottled water for years to avoid exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival says its debts are paid

As the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival weathers a recent storm of controversy, difficulty and criticism, it has paid off $42,000 in debts from last year. The festival is April 26-28.

Cumberland County residents will soon be getting an app where they can pay bills, apply for county jobs and learn about county services, County Manager Clarence Grier told county commissioners Thursday. 

Tech adventures await at Cumberland County Public Library: Dive into coding and STEM

Get ready to code, create and innovate with Cumberland County Public Library's exciting lineup of coding and STEM programs!

Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Before getting their first preview of next year’s budget, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education took two pauses at their Tuesday meeting — one to honor a life saved, and one to honor three lives lost.

Fayetteville’s Cape Fear Regional Theatre to present big plans to PWC

Leaders from the Cape Fear Regional Theatre will make a presentation about the theater’s expansion project.

If you’ve lived in North Carolina for the past seven years, especially in regions that get water from the Cape Fear River Basin, you’ve likely become familiar with the acronym PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. More than likely, you also know the term can trigger a strong reaction if mentioned in conversation.

Mystery of missing youths stirs troubling memories of 60 years ago

Just like the Westerfield brothers, Blake Devin and London Deven are missing.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will receive Tuesday Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.’s proposed $602.3 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25.

'Fastest puzzler' contest set for Saturday

Think you have what it takes to be the fastest puzzler at the library? Find out during East Regional Library’s friendly jigsaw puzzle contest, coming Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. …

Board to consider assist from economic development consulting firm

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen’s work session scheduled for Monday, town officials will consider options for strategic action planning to include economic development. Board members …

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

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