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Largest crowd in Segra Stadium history watches ECU top UNC

Saturday's game was the middle one of a three-game series that began on Friday night in Chapel Hill when North Carolina won 2-1. On Sunday in Greenville, East Carolina won the series finale 10-9 in 10 innings to claim the series 2-1.
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. 
Two athletes each from Fayetteville Academy and Trinity Christian will be participating in the annual N.C. Private Schools All-Star Basketball Game scheduled Saturday, March 2, at Providence Day …
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.
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 …
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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.
THE KIRBY FILE: B Street resident, 2 from homeless community to have a voice in Homeless Support Center development
Good to learn that Pam Carter will join with two members of the homeless community, according to Cumberland Board of Commissioners Vice Chairwoman Toni Stewart, as part of a six-person committee offering input for a Cumberland County Homeless Support Center.
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 …
Stock photo of military gear with someone standing off to the right and an American flag sprawled out behind the person's legs.
Weathering storms
The weather in Fort Liberty has been ever-changing and I can’t figure out if I should have my winter coat, winter jacket, or no jacket and an umbrella. 
The Environmental Working Group, a nonpartisan environmental advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., reported that the Environmental Protection Agency found that 70 million U.S. residents have drinking water that tested positive for PFAS.
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. 
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?

Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards
Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …
The Kirby File: It was a morning of deadly carnage along U.S. 301
They are what you may call footnotes in Cumberland County history, 15 migrant farm workers who were among 21 casualties of a fiery wreck more than 66 years ago along U.S. 301 in Eastover.
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Board to address budget priorities, ordinances

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen work session Monday, aldermen will address upcoming budget priorities and also consider revising the town’s subdivision ordinance.  The board will …

Council to get 2023 crime numbers
The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, during which council members will get a snapshot of public safety data from 2023.  Here’s what’s on the agenda …
Davis, Gantt named Athletes of the Week
Lianna Davis, E.E. Smith, wrestling Davis was the only wrestler from Cumberland County to make the finals of the first official NCHSAA women’s wrestling championships in Greensboro. …
NCHSAA wrestling tournament recap: Cape Fear High School makes history
Cape Fear High School wrestling coach Heath Wilson had legitimate hopes of bringing home four individual state champions from last weekend’s NCHSAA wrestling tournament in the Greensboro …
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Students head into Anne Chesnutt Middle School on Monday,  the first day of year-round classes in Cumberland County.
Cumberland County Schools welcomes year-round students
“Good morning, Hornet family!” With that opening delivered over the intercom, Principal David Greene kicked off the new school year Monday morning for the 525 students who attend Anne Chesnutt Middle School on Skibo Road.
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17th annual Bread ‘n Bowls set for Thursday

“Homeless. Anything helps.” We often see these words written on cardboard, held by a person who is down on their luck. We may wonder what happened that led them to where they are today …
Thomas James Miller
Thomas, “Tommy” James Miller, 9, of Fayetteville, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Tommy was born at Cape Fear Valley Medical …
William Patterson McArthur, Sr.
William Patterson McArthur, Sr., 88, of Fayetteville passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at his residence,.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, Funeral arrangements by …
Mr. Josephus Gilmore
Mr. Josephus Gilmore, of Fayetteville NC, departed this life on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the age of 74. A viewing is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024 from 2pm-4pm at Colvin Funeral Home …
Kenneth Antonio Williams
Kenneth Antonio Williams, 68 of Fayetteville, NC  Visitation will be held on Wednesday , February, 28 2024 from 1pm to 2pm in Cape Fear Baptist Church on Indian Drive with Funeral Service …
Mrs. Maria Bethea McLean
Mrs. Maria Bethea McLean transitioned from this earthly life on February 22, 2024 at the McLeod Hospice Facility in Florence, South Carolina. Our sincerest condolences are extended to the family at …
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Tisha Waddell: Resigned from the City Council in November, leaving a five-page letter containing allegations against Mayor Mitch Colvin and others.

Untangling the twists behind a proposal to leverage the PWC for 30 years

Fayetteville Councilwoman Tisha Waddell resigned abruptly in November, alleging that Mayor Mitch Colvin withheld information from the council in an attempt to bring in a private equity firm to operate the PWC.
Tisha Waddell: Resigned from the City Council in November, leaving a five-page letter containing allegations against Mayor Mitch Colvin and others.

Waddell says she’ll apologize if her allegations prove unfounded

Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell alleges that Mayor Mitch Colvin and city bond attorney Jonathan Charleston privately pushed for a concession agreement with Bernhard Capital Partners. She says the council should have been more involved.