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Summer programs for homeschool kids offered

At the library, we understand how challenging it can be for homeschool families to find fun, enriching activities for the kids. That’s why we are so excited to tell you about the programs and …

Jury finds girls’ basketball coach not liable in sexual assault lawsuit

Former girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson on Thursday won a civil lawsuit that accused him of illegal sexual contact with one of the players.

There will be a final lesson waiting Saturday for more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who will turn their tassels and embark on careers to come.

Governor wants to send millions of dollars to Fayetteville and Cumberland County

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to send more than $10 million to Fayetteville State University and more than $73 million Cumberland County for school construction.

The Cumberland County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.'s recommended budget for fiscal year 2024-25 — but not without facing some tough truths about teacher pay.

As Fayetteville residents process the plethora of information provided at last week's town hall on the fate of E.E. Smith High School, some Golden Bull alumni are asking why Smith — and why now? 

Local support for graduating military kids

With high school graduation on the horizon, Fort Liberty students and parents are preparing for a new chapter.

Chancellor marks progress, but faces crisis as he enters his fourth year

As Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison passed his third anniversary at the helm of the storied campus on March 15, he had accomplishments to celebrate. …

If there was one thing the crowd of 230 people in E.E. Smith’s auditorium could agree on Tuesday night, it was that Fayetteville’s beloved historically Black high school needs new facilities.

Fridays are “shopping days” for Alger B. Wilkins High School students, but those shopping trips don’t involve a visit to Cross Creek Mall. 

After the State Board of Education learned earlier this month that North Carolina’s teacher attrition rate jumped 3.67% in a year, Cumberland County Schools officials — faced with the third-highest rate in the state — are looking at their own numbers and considering best practices to keep teachers in county schools.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Jack Britt High School teacher Betsey Vera shed happy tears when she found out she’d been named Cumberland County Schools’ 2024 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 

Chancellor postpones controversial teaching policy at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has postponed a controversial new teaching workload policy at the university until January 2025.

Sherrill, Pitts named Athletes of the Week

In a 17-0 win against Cape Fear, Sherrill scored six goals and had one assist.

Te’Vell Williams hired at E.E. Smith

E.E. Smith’s football tradition is as rich as any school’s in Cumberland County. But the Golden Bulls have fallen on hard times the past six years, with two winless seasons and two more with just a single win in that span.

Before getting their first preview of next year’s budget, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education took two pauses at their Tuesday meeting — one to honor a life saved, and one to honor three lives lost.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will receive Tuesday Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.’s proposed $602.3 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

In the latest chapter of the years-long saga surrounding E.E. Smith High School’s relocation, a local real estate investor has offered two parcels in the Murchison Road area — but Cumberland County officials don’t appear interested.

Fayetteville State faculty plan ‘no confidence’ vote on university provost

Faculty at Fayetteville State University will hold a no confidence vote on Friday regarding Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession. 

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

Cook, Courie named Athletes of the Week

Kaylie Cook pitched two three-inning perfect games for South View against Seventy-First and Douglas Byrd. Kaylie Cook, South View, softball Cook pitched two three-inning perfect games for South View against Seventy-First and Douglas Byrd. At  …

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