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Cumberland County will receive more than $250,000 in funding from the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services for a two-year pilot emergency placement fund program, officials said Wednesday. 

The Kirby File: Councilman points to disparity of Black motorist traffic stops

Mario Benavente is the activist-turned-city councilman, and when it comes to fair and equal treatment of traffic stops in the city, he passionately argues that the numbers just aren’t equal for …

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

Cumberland County commissioners touched on the county’s biggest achievements and concerns — highlighting in particular ongoing issues such as opioid abuse and water contamination by “forever chemicals” — during a gathering of a three-county coalition at Fayetteville Technical Community College on Tuesday. 

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

After the polls close on the final day of the primary season on March 5, four Democratic and seven Republican candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will learn if they’ll make it to the ballot for November’s general election. 

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …

Huge Segra Stadium crowd watches ECU top UNC

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers minor league baseball team won't start its 2024 season for another six weeks, but the Houston Astros affiliate has already set a franchise record. And they did it by …

When Cumberland County Schools personnel tell students to “talk to the llama,” they aren’t being facetious. 

They’re Golden Bulls and proud to be a part of generations of teenagers who came before them. “You can make an argument this school isn’t the worst,” Kenneth Williams, …

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year

Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Fayetteville Age: 33 Works: Business Owner, Commercial Real Estate …

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

The Kirby File: Chamber endorses proposed site for new E.E. Smith High School

A golf course by the gates of Fort Liberty is the right place for a new E.E. Smith High School.

Broadway came to Cumberland County on Monday night as the board of commissioners recognized Fayetteville native NaTasha Yvette Williams for her Grammy award. 

Office sought: N.C. House District 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: Fayetteville City Council, 2020-present Lives: Fayetteville Age: 40 Works: …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Hope Mills Age: 74 Works: Director of Boys & Girls Club of Lumberton …

Under a Carolina blue sky Monday, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners shoveled the first bits of earth at the future site of the Cumberland County Homeless Support Center. 

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Democrat Previous office held: Cumberland County Commissioner Lives: Hope Mills Age: 52 …

Mike Colvin Office sought: N.C. House, Dist. 42 Party affiliation:  Democrat Lives: Fayetteville Age: 46 Works: Funeral Director - Funeral Service Professional …

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