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City cleared as defendant in civil case of woman shot by Fayetteville police

Richard Iwanski, the grandfather of Jada Johnson, a woman shot and killed by Fayetteville police, speaks to reporters during a news conference. Pictured right is Jada Johnson's grandmother, Maria Iwanski.
New court documents reveal the city of Fayetteville has been dismissed as a defendant in a federal civil lawsuit brought against it by Rick and Maria Iwanski, the grandparents of Jada Johnson, who …
In a 4-1 vote, Cumberland County Commissioner Glenn Adams was elected again to be the chairperson of the board on Monday. He previously held the seat a year ago.  And another 4-1 vote …
A year after he was hired, Cumberland County Manager Clarence Grier is getting a 5% pay raise now, and another 5% in July. This brings Grier’s $270,400 salary to $283,920 now and to …
Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Toni Stewart is not seeking to retain the board’s chair position, she said on Friday, as the commissioners prepare to vote on Monday for the …
Your emotions can sneak up on you. And so, they did on this Friday morning before the sun was up, and Jeff Goldberg was preparing for what would be his final radio cast of “Good Morning, …
In the span of a few days, the Environmental Protection Agency withdrew its consent for Chemours to import up to 4.4 million pounds of Gen X chemical waste from the Netherlands, while the United …
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N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Commissioner Que Tucker.
N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors meet to discuss report on ejections, expanded number of classifications
Expanding the number of classifications to eight by 2025 and reviewing a troubling new report on ejections were among the major actions taken by the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s …
DeMarcus Brodie stands with his arms around his mother, Wanda Tucker, and his aunt, Anita McSwain.
Family of man shot and killed by police on Thanksgiving seeks ‘justice’
After Fayetteville police officer Dillon Hoke shot and killed DeMarcus Brodie on Thanksgiving, Brodie’s family is still looking for answers.
The Kirby File: Radio icon calls it a career Friday on ‘Good Morning Fayetteville’
You’ll have to be up early to catch “Goldy’s Last Hurrah!” as Jeff “Goldy” Goldberg closes out a 45-year career today with his final radio cast of “Good Morning Fayetteville” on WFNC 640 News Talk Radio.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation made a video to promote that signs that directed motorists to Fort Bragg were updated with the Army post’s new name, Fort Liberty, in November.
N.C. spends $163,000 to replace ‘Fort Bragg’ road signs with ‘Fort Liberty’ signs
Fort Bragg became Fort Liberty nearly six months ago, but street and highway signs that direct drivers to America’s largest Army base didn’t get updated until this past month. The …
Fayetteville Police Chief Kemberle Braden announced Wednesday night that a 31-year-old police officer in the department has been arrested for criminal activity.
Second Fayetteville police officer faces multiple criminal charges
A second Fayetteville Police officer has been arrested within less than two months and charged with criminal activity, Tamyra Billings, 31, who was hired in 2021, was arrested Wednesday night …
This ‘The Best Christmas Pageant’ may be the best yet

Hide your lunch. The Herdmans are back in town.  The Cape Fear Regional Theater opened its yearly traditional Christmas offering, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!,” over the …

For the 32nd straight year, it's 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'
Shazam! The Herdman kids are back for a 32nd year, bringing the true story of Christmas to Cape Fear Regional Theatre with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
Fifth in a series: During GivingTuesday, CityView Today is spotlighting a few of the 79 nonprofit agencies supported by the Cumberland Community Foundation’s annual observance of the global day …
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Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County awards $21,575 in Artist Support Grants

The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County has awarded $21,575 in funding in 2023 to individual artists for new works and professional development in 2024 as part of the Artist Support Grant …

Solomon set to join CityView's reporting team
Lexi Solomon, who’s worked in public safety and government watchdog reporter roles for The Fayetteville Observer, will join CityView’s reporting team this week.   At CityView, …
New Hope Mills mayor, board to be sworn in Monday
The new board of Hope Mills Commissioners and mayor-elect Jessie Bellflowers is set to be sworn in at the board’s 7 p.m. meeting Monday at Town Hall. Before the new board and mayor get …
The 2024 elections start Monday with candidate filings for more than two dozen seats
The 2024 election season kicks off Monday when candidates begin filling their campaign paperwork to run for office. While the presidential race gets most of the attention, it’s local and …
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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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Mr. Deonnta NaShon Akeim McCallum
Deonnta NaShon Akeim McCallum of 1970 North Roberts Avenue, Apartment 103A of Lumberton, North Carolina transitioned from this earthly life on December 2, 2023 at the Duke Medical Center in Dunham, …
Mr. James Alexander Brown
Mr. James Alexander Brown of 3232 North Chicken Road transitioned from this earthly tabernacle to his eternal home on December 3, 2023 at the UNC Southeastern Medical Center in Lumberton, North …
Chyrl Garrett-Weber
Chyrl Gray Garrett-Weber, 69, of Pinehurst passed away at Duke Raleigh Hospital on November 14th, 2023. Chyrl was born in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Gray …
Randal Scott Peterman
Randal Scott Peterman, 72, of Fayetteville, NC, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at his residence. Scott was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother with a friendly and kind …
Ethel Highsmith Perry Good
Ethel Highsmith Perry Good (Perry), 80, died peacefully on November 25, 2023 in Chapel Hill, NC surrounded by her family. Perry was born on June 20, 1943 to Ethel Highsmith Perry and Daniel …
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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.