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Even a superhero needs a sidekick to help save the day once in a while, which is why peer tutoring is a perfect resource for Methodist University students. That is the general idea of the university’s newly branded tutoring and consulting initiative called Power of Peers, which provides students with academic support from a fellow, qualified student either on campus at the Writing and Tutoring Center at Davis Memorial Library or online. 

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday to learn about its clean energy-focused program and to highlight its innovative military workforce training programs.

Cumberland schools keeping tabs on COVID-19 as cases rise countywide

With cases of Covid-19 on the rise in Cumberland County, Cumberland County School officials continue to take precautions to limit the virus’ spread among students. Cape Fear Valley Health reported 108 COVID-related visits to its children’s emergency department between Aug. 27 and Sept. 16. Before August, the reported cases were “none to two per day.” 

Methodist University’s Collegiate Recovery Program supports students

Methodist University is leading the way with a multi-campus   Collegiate Recovery Program   that supports students in their recovery from addiction. Stemming from a $500,000-plus grant …

WHITE LAKE — This is where he would want to be, with a nearing sunset washing the tiny, benign waves ashore and leaving the summer solstice behind. This was home. This was the lake Tim Kinlaw loved all his life.

Seventy-First High classes of 1964, 1965 relive yesteryear

June Sharpe Sweeney will tell you she had the time of her life. She closes her eyes and her memory drifts back to 1965, when Sweeney was a senior and a cheerleader at what then was the new …

The back-to-school rush may not be quite over for some families: kids have class schedules, homework assignments and new friends, but they may not have something else that’s essential — their required vaccinations.

The Cumberland County Board of Education met Tuesday for its first monthly meeting since the 2022-23 school year began for students on Aug. 28.

The latest test results released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction show an increase in academic achievement for students in Cumberland County Schools, but officials are still working to get performance back to pre-pandemic levels. 

Cumberland students’ proficiency shows slight gains for 2022-23

Cumberland County students' overall academic proficiency showed a slight increase in the 2022-23 school year, according to state test results released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Seventy-First coach emphasizes defense as key to success on the field

Seventy-First head football coach Duran McLaurin can’t speak for the philosophies of his fellow coaches, but when it comes to building a defense, he knows the plan that consistently works for him.

FTCC board elects officers, welcomes new member

The Fayetteville Technical Community College board of trustees elected officers and welcomed a new trustee on Monday.  William L. Hedgepeth II was elected board chair.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is partnering with the public school system to hold evening clinics for back-to-school and COVID-19 immunization clinics for schoolchildren and teenagers in grades kindergarten through 12.

Always the educator, Erica Fenner-McAdoo left the 2023 Convocation and Cumberland County Schools Premier Professionals “red carpet” awards reception with a lesson and a challenge for the hundreds of principals, assistant principals, teachers and teacher assistants who gathered Tuesday at the Crown Complex ballroom.

Fayetteville State University has received a $600,000 grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to support and expand performing and fine arts education, according to a university news release.

Cumberland County school board members look forward to 2023-24 school year

The Cumberland County Board of Education met Tuesday after a monthlong summer break to discuss the upcoming school year and plans for new and old buildings. Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. …

Commissioners reveal 2024 budget information as regular meetings resume

After a break from meetings in the month of July, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday discussed the 2024 fiscal year budget, made some appointments, and presented a national achievement award.

FTCC, Robeson Community College sign regional partnership agreement

Fayetteville Technical Community College has signed a strategic regional partnership agreement with Robeson Community College that will provide RCC students with the opportunity to train in dental hygiene, dental assisting and funeral service programs at FTCC. 

A son could not offer a higher compliment to a father. On a bright sunny day, Brian Pearce would give his late father the ultimate praise. “I wanted to be like dad,” he would say on July 23 in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, where family, friends and retired educators came to celebrate the life of Benny M. Pearce and to remember his 34 years as a Cumberland County Schools assistant superintendent, principal and teacher.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is reminding parents and guardians about the importance of getting their children up-to-date immunizations for the upcoming school year.

Dead periods have been a part of the summer break in the N.C. High School Athletic Association for at least 10 years, according to organization officials. The idea was to give both coaches and athletes a pause during their summer workout season while still allowing coaches to work with their own players in the offseason.

Historically, Cumberland County schools are named for former superintendents who are remembered for their distinguished education careers. No school will be named for Bill Harrison, the superintendent from 1997 to 2009, and Harrison will tell you that’s perfectly fine with him.

Finalists for principals and assistant principals of the year were announced Tuesday during Cumberland County Schools’ Summer Leadership Conference. Awards will be given in elementary, middle and high school categories.

Eight schools in the Cumberland County district will have new principals in the fall. The Board of Education has approved the following assignments: Timberly Jones is the new principal …

Members of the Class of 2023 of Cumberland Academy Virtual School leave a record of exceptional achievement as they transition from high school to the next part of life’s journey.

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