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School board discusses budget priorities for fiscal 2022-23

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday morning discussed budget priorities for fiscal 2022-23, including a proposal of a minimum starting salary of $50,000 a year for teachers and a minimum wage beginning at $15 an hour for bus drivers and other staff.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday night approved a contract with Freese and Nichols Inc. for engineering services for improvements to the NORCRESS sanitary sewer system.

Citing improvements in the local positivity rates for COVID-19 and the dropping rate of COVID-19 admissions, Cape Fear Valley Health said it will ease restrictions on visitors starting Tuesday.

The Board of Commissioners on Monday is expected to consider a contract for sanitary sewer work in north Cumberland County. On Nov. 15, the board decided on Freese and Nichols Inc. for engineering …

Fryer takes on role on national home builders council Natalie Fryer, the executive officer for the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, was sworn in Feb. 9 as secretary for the Executive …

Federal bill would boost sexual assault nurse training

Many hospitals across the state do not have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on staff, Carolina Public Press’ investigation “Finding Nurses” revealed last year, but a North Carolina congresswoman is backing bipartisan legislation that could help change that. 

What’s next for N.C. redistricting?

After a two-week sprint, the state Supreme Court’s deadline looms for North Carolina’s General Assembly to submit revised political maps after justices ruled the prior maps to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders favoring Republicans. 

Crime is a growing concern in this community. Particularly homicides, where the city alone reported 48 homicides in 2021, and already six this year. “We’re trying to find ways to …

FSU gives all-clear after bomb threat prompts evacuation

Fayetteville State University gave an all-clear update Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat earlier in the day prompted an evacuation and the cancellation of classes.

Dr. Jennifer Green grew silent, her emotions no longer held in check as her eyes welled with tears. The director of the Cumberland County Department of Public Health had been asked by a reporter how difficult it has been making decisions and recommendations during the pandemic with potential lives on the line in the community.

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