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School board approves use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

Cumberland County Schools will soon make use of a “community engagement” bus. The Board of Education voted 6-3 Tuesday to approve the use of $109,000 in federal funding to purchase the bus. Local tax dollars won’t be used for the purchase as the money will be taken from the district’s elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund, federal COVID-19 relief funding allocated by Congress to local school districts during the earlier parts of the pandemic.

Cumberland school board to consider use of federal funds for ‘community engagement’ bus

The Cumberland County Board of Education, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, will consider using more than $100,000 in federal funding for a “community engagement” bus. The board …

Members of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday questioned the price tag estimated for replacing E.E. Smith High School. The new 254,479-square-foot facility would accommodate 1,600 students.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will consider whether to move forward with a plan to replace the aging E.E. Smith High School. The presentation by county staff is one of several the board will hear during its monthly agenda-setting session, scheduled for 1 p.m. in the conference room on the fifth floor of the Cumberland County Courthouse.

‘Little kid out of Fayetteville, just like y’all’ comes home a Super Bowl champ

On Jan. 29 at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Joshua Williams intercepted a pass from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship. On Thursday, Williams — a Fayetteville native and graduate of Jack Britt High School and Fayetteville State University — returned home to the cheers of a different type of crowd.

Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health are partnering to open a four-year medical school that will welcome students in July 2026. The Center for Medical Education and Neuroscience at at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center will house the new medical school with a focus on providing better medical care for rural and underserved populations and diversifying the physician workforce in the area, officials said Monday as a news conference to announce the initiative.

‘It leads to burnout’: Cumberland County Schools facing teacher shortage

North Carolina faces a widespread teacher shortage, and Cumberland County is no exception. As of last week, there are 155 vacant teaching positions in the school district out of a budgeted 3,551, according to numbers provided by Cumberland County Schools. That’s a vacancy rate of 4.36%.

Two executives at Fayetteville Technical Community College have been appointed to the senior leadership team, according to a news release from the college. Murtis Worth has been named senior vice president for academic and student services. Tiffany Watts has been named chief of staff and vice president for strategic initiatives. 

Cumberland County school buses would be equipped with two-way radios to improve communication with individual schools under a plan approved Tuesday by a school board committee.

A workshop blending interactive theater, embodied performance and a multimedia production helped kick off a celebration of Black History Month on Friday at Methodist University.

CityView News Fund is sponsoring its first Scholastic Journalism Week contest. Journalism students are invited to submit one article for a chance to be showcased on the CityView website and in the …

Once upon a time, they were just teenagers and settling into the single building surrounded by pine trees along Morganton Road. You might say they were a touch apprehensive.

Methodist University has received a grant of nearly $515,000 to support college students through recovery programs, according to a news release from the school. The university is one of nine …

Cumberland County Schools released students one hour early Wednesday because of the threat of bad weather, according to a statement on the district’s website. The National Weather Service warned that severe thunderstorms, dangerous wind gusts and possible tornadoes will pass through the Cumberland County region Wednesday afternoon, the statement said.

In this week's Business Notebook: Methodist University named among 10 'must-watch' universities; 9 Fayetteville Tech faculty members receive awards for innovation; City marketing department adds public information specialist

Two women are charged with trespassing on a school bus on separate days, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

A former Cumberland County Schools teacher assistant was arrested Thursday and charged with assaulting a person with a disability, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Brittany …

Three Cumberland County schools dropping school uniform policies

The Cumberland County Board of Education voted 6-3 Tuesday night to end uniform dress codes at three schools. Uniforms will not be required at Howard Hall Elementary, Pine Forest Middle and …

Over the objections of school board member Carrie Sutton, a plan to end uniform dress codes at three Cumberland County schools was approved by a board committee on Tuesday and sent to the full board for final action.

With expectations of expanding its nursing education enrollment from 280 to 400, Fayetteville Technical Community College is making room for the new students. On Thursday, FTCC dedicated its new FTCC dedicated its new Nursing Education & Simulation Center on campus.

Cumberland County Schools is seeking paid, part-time literacy tutors for elementary students, according to a school system news release.

In this week’s notebook: Metronet opens a Fayetteville store; Vaughn, Mantzouris recognized for work with Cumberland County Schools; Walker named 2022 Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year.

Methodist holds winter commencement

Celebration and joy filled the Crown Coliseum as Methodist University honored its newest graduates Saturday.  A large congregation of family, friends, faculty and staff filled the arena for …

Methodist University will hold its winter commencement Saturday morning at the Crown Coliseum. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., according to a university news release.

Hundreds attend Choice Fair 2022

Hundreds of families from across Cumberland County attended the Choice Fair 2022 on Saturday to learn about the educational options available in the local school district, officials said. The …

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