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Bittersweet tears marked the end of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners’ agenda session Thursday afternoon as staff celebrated Finance Director Vicki Evans, who is retiring from the county after almost a decade of service.

Cumberland County Commissioners Vice Chair Toni Stewart, who is running for reelection, missed the deadline to file her year-end campaign finance report with the Board of Elections, the county …

How to grow local roots as you work remotely at Fort Liberty

Remote work has opened up new opportunities for military-affiliated workers, as many remote jobs can travel state to state. As you build a life here in the Fort Liberty area, here are some ways to …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will gather Thursday for its first agenda session of the month, with discussions slated to include a possible opioid use recovery center off Raeford Road.

Ask Commissioner Glenn Adams, and he’ll tell you he sees people vaping from his downtown Fayetteville office every day. 

Kevin Golphin barred from parole for 1997 murders of deputy and state trooper

Kevin Salvador Golphin will remain in prison for the rest of his life with no chance for parole, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday , for the murders in September 1997 of a Cumberland County …

When Tiffany Campbell, 37, receives the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission’s Community Recognition Award on Feb. 15, she’ll celebrate the achievement of a goal she set for herself just a month ago.

County to screen documentary on veterans’ struggles

In a 14-minute meeting Monday, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners speedily approved its consent agenda and heard from Assistant County Manager Sally Shutt on a documentary that the county will present later this week.

The new president of the North Carolina Veterans Business Association wants to quadruple its membership in the next two years and provide its members with services that persuade them to stick with …

Cumberland County hires communications director

Cumberland County announces that Diane Rice has been hired as the County’s new Communications Director. Rice’s first day with Cumberland County was Monday, Jan. 29. Rice comes to …

Sweet Tea Shakespeare, the Fayetteville-based theater company known for its community-driven productions, is undergoing a transition of leadership by welcoming a new CEO and artistic director. …

As the 2024 elections cycle heats up, North Carolinians will be getting a heads-up on the state’s new voting rules and maps.  On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the #UniteNC Cumberland County …

N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association adopts NIL policy

The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association confirmed earlier reports Friday afternoon, sending a press release to its member schools that it had adopted a name, image and likeness policy that …

THE KIRBY FILE: Tryon Lancaster always had time to teach, preach … and listen

When it came to caring about students and teachers in Cumberland County, Tryon Lancaster left his mark a thousandfold and beyond. He was an educator. When it came to caring about the …

Retired Fayetteville Technical Community College President Larry Keen was presented with the Realtor’s Cup honor Tuesday night as the 125 th Anniversary Greater Chamber Awards was held at The …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Cumberland County courthouse to consider votes on topics like state grants, an increased budget for a new event center and local board appointments.

The library will always be a place for book lovers and knowledge seekers to find and borrow materials — but the library is also so much more.

Greater Fayetteville Chamber honors Connelly as Outstanding Educator of the Year

In a prestigious recognition of educational excellence, Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr., superintendent of Cumberland County Schools, was honored as the "Outstanding Educator of the Year" at the Greater …

As you may know, February is Black History Month. If you don’t have time to stop by the Cumberland County Public Library for books about Black historic figures and pioneers, we still have …

Several days a week, aspiring election candidate Zach Traylor and his campaign team head out into Fayetteville to knock on doors and to ask people …

One of North Carolina’s poorest cities wants to curb aggressive panhandling

Holt Moore, the attorney for Lumberton , said City Hall gets phone calls almost daily from residents complaining about panhandlers in street medians and parking lots.  In one incident, …

Cumberland Democrat sees evidence of Democratic gerrymandering in N.C. House election

A Democratic candidate for N.C. Dist. 42 suspects that fellow party member and incumbent Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake got the state’s majority-Republican legislature to gerrymander the …

  Say hello to the Yomi. You’ll find the Yomi over at Sandhills Oral Surgery, Periodontics & Dental Implant Specialists working alongside oral surgeons like Dr. Gary Jones …

Cumberland County nonprofits get another shot at ARPA funding

Nonprofit entities in Cumberland County will have another chance to apply for federal American Rescue Plan act funding.

THE KIRBY FILE: Time to stop talking about downtown Event Center, and build it

It’s back to the drawing board for the proposed downtown Crown Event Center after the county recently learned that construction costs leaped from $131.7 million to $163.5 million.

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