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The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will hold a “Vax Your Pet, Vax Yourself” clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St. Rabies vaccinations will cost $5 per pet. COVID-19 and flu vaccines will be free, according to a county news release.

Local law enforcement officials address concerns at neighborhood meeting

Local law enforcement officials addressed concerns from residents of the Murchison Road corridor Thursday at a forum hosted by the Broadell/Seabrook Community Watch. Officials who participated in the forum were Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden, Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright, and Fayetteville State University Chief of Police Roberto Bryan Jr. The forum was held at Smith Recreation Center.

A section of Interstate 295 South will be closed this weekend for bridge maintenance, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridge over Carvers Creek, which is near the Cape Fear River, will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release.

A Fayetteville woman has been charged with stealing nearly $18,000 from the National Association of E.E. Smith Alumni and Friends, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Ivy Monique Wright, 51, is charged with larceny by employee and is accused of embezzling $17,805.36 from the association from Dec. 15, 2021, through July 14, 2022.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a recently brokered agreement between the county and its municipalities on how they will split the growth in sales tax revenue.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday is scheduled to consider an agreement between the county and all its municipalities on how they will share sales tax revenue for the next two years.

Earl Vaughan Jr., CityView’s high school sports columnist, recognizes these two student athletes as Players of the Week: Mason Hughes Cape Fear baseball Last week in games with Purnell …

Freshman Jordynn Parnell is in her first varsity season with the South View High School softball team, but she’s already revived memories of past Tiger pitching greats for head coach Phil Dean.

Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget includes raises for teachers, school staff

Local teachers and schools staff welcomed proposals to enhance funding for public education included in Gov. Roy Cooper’s state budget. Released Wednesday, the governor’s Fiscal 2023-25 …

Former interim Cumberland County Manager Renee Paschal earlier this week resigned as a consultant to the county manager. Paschal became the county’s interim manager in December when Amy Cannon retired and before the county hired a new full-time manager. Cumberland County hired Clarence Grier as its full-time manager earlier this year, and he began his duties on March 1.

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