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Ike Walker Jr. doesn’t count his coaching victories. He counts the athletes who helped him along the way in achieving 300 coaching triumphs over 22 seasons at Jack Britt High School.

Small businesses that experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic may be eligible for financial help through Cumberland County’s Small Business Economic Assistance Program.

City, county ponder funding for Civil War History Center

Two Fayetteville residents who have been the face and voice of a proposed N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center say they believe the $80 million to $90 million project will become a reality along Arsenal Avenue in Haymount.

Community servant and former lawman 'Jim' Bowser dead at 76

James “Jim” Bowser, a prominent native son of Fayetteville who broke political ground by becoming the first African American to run for Cumberland County sheriff in modern times died Monday.

Fort Bragg troops begin deploying to Europe

Fort Bragg saw its first group of soldiers board C-17s on Thursday and leave from Green Ramp for Europe. Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division are deploying to Poland, and soldiers with the 18th Airborne Corps are headed to Germany.

Committee hears update on homeless day center

Design work to refurbish a former music venue for use as a homeless day center in Fayetteville is about 90% complete, a joint Homeless Committee was told Thursday. The center is being planned for a property at 128 S. King St., said Chris Cauley, the director of Fayetteville’s Economic and Community Development Department.

The drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Health Pavilion North will reopen next week, Cape Fear Valley Health System said Thursday. The site is scheduled to reopen Tuesday after being closed for two weeks because of issues with testing supplies.

Charles Averitt said he looked out a window of his Hope Mills home last Thursday morning to see a line of vehicles parked outside. “One dude had his stereo playing,” Averitt said. …

Cumberland protester cited during demonstration in Raleigh

RALEIGH — State Capitol Police cited a protester for second-degree trespassing Wednesday outside the N.C. Judicial Center, as he called for the arrest of an off-duty Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy who, weeks prior in Fayetteville, fatally shot Jason Walker, an unarmed Black man.

Pentagon: Additional Fort Bragg troops being deployed to Europe

Fort Bragg will be sending an additional 2,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps to Europe over the next few days, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby announced Wednesday.

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