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As chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, I am fortunate to interact with various groups and entities. My fellow commissioners and I hear their needs, requests and complaints. The …

The culinary arts program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is training aspiring chefs and restaurant managers in part by serving up gourmet lunches and dinners to the public, giving students hands-on experience preparing meals.

Mark A. Sorrells has been named the next president of Fayetteville Technical Community College, the school's board of trustees announced in a news release Monday. 

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday endorsed an electoral redistricting plan that would make minimal changes in district lines and keep all board incumbents in separate districts.

On Monday, a science teacher at Douglas Byrd Middle School was named the 2023 Teacher of the Year for Cumberland County Schools. Talicia Smith was chosen from among 10 finalists who were …

Cumberland County Schools administrators on Thursday heralded the news that 15 schools in the district were removed from the state’s list of low-performing schools based on end-of-grade and end-of-course test results.

A Cumberland County elementary school student was placed on the wrong bus on Monday, the first day of class for schools on a traditional calendar. A spokesman for the school system said Tuesday he did not have details about the incident, including the child's' age and gender.

The smiling faces of students and teachers signaled the start of a new school year Monday in Cumberland County. Schools on the traditional calendar welcomed students back Monday for the first day …

School back in session for traditional students

Ten-year-old Brianna was a bit uneasy about the first day of school Monday. Not only was it the start of a new school year, but she also was new to Ferguson-Easley Elementary and to classes in …

About 250 volunteers from groups throughout Fayetteville and Cumberland County came together Thursday for United Way’s second annual meal packing campaign kickoff. United Way of Cumberland County …

It’s those three words that most parents welcome and many children dread: Back to school. Students across Cumberland County will return to the classroom Monday, Aug. 29, to start another year of learning.

This has been that joyous weekend for the once-kids of Seventy-First High School, the classes of 1971 and 1972. And for Marshall Lovett, a 50th reunion to remember. “I’m looking …

Briana Smith is excited. On Monday, she will greet her students at Ferguson-Easley Elementary School on Seabrook Road. It will be the first time she’ll see them without masks since the start …

Cumberland County Schools has more than 200 vacancies in its certified classroom teachers and classified staff — a number that includes 117 instructors — as the district heads into the …

More than 2,500 local students received backpacks and other school supplies donated by the Carolina Panthers football team at a drive-thru giveaway on Monday, according to Cumberland County Schools.

A trombonist, a violinist, a vocalist and a drummer will perform as part of Methodist University’s Friends of Music Guest Artist Series, according to a news release, Each year, the series sponsors live classical and contemporary music demonstrations and recitals for as many as 500 youths and adults, the university’s release said.

Fayetteville police officers bought school supplies to contribute to a back-to-school giveaway Saturday at the Fort Bragg Harley Davidson dealership on Sycamore Dairy Road, according to a news release.

In this week’s notebook: Fayetteville State University names two associate vice chancellors and Cumberland County Schools is seeking literacy tutors.

More than 6,000 employees of Cumberland County Schools gathered at the Crown Arena Tuesday morning for a convocation to kick off the 2022-23 school year, according to a news release.

Classes began Monday for about 2,000 students as Methodist University opened the 2022-23 academic year.  The students are from across the U.S. and more than 40 countries, according to a news release from the university.

Cumberland County Schools is offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus for eligible new teachers and instructional support staff, according to a news release from the school system.

Methodist University announces new Occupational Therapy Assistant program

Methodist University will become one of the first universities in North Carolina to offer an accredited, Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Starting in the fall of 2023, …

Back-to-school immunizations will be available for students in Cumberland County Schools at several upcoming clinics. The school system is partnering with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health to offer immunization clinics for students entering kindergarten, seventh grade and 12th grade, according to a news release from the school system.

Summer graduates of Cumberland County Schools received their diplomas Thursday in a ceremony at Jack Britt High School. A total of 57 students graduated, according to a news release from the school system.

The second of two finalists who hope to become the next president of Fayetteville Technical Community College spent 90 minutes answering questions from students and faculty on Wednesday. Pamela Senegal’s Q&A mirrored a similar session with Mark Sorrells, who is currently FTCC’s vice president for academic and student services.

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