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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.

Backpack giveaway set for Monday

Students can get backpacks, school supplies and a hot meal during a drive-thru back-to-school event Monday. Balm in Gilead, in partnership with Cumberland County Schools and the Carolina Panthers, …

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.

Applications for free and reduced-price meals for students who attend schools that are not eligible for a federal assistance program are due Aug. 22, according to a Cumberland County Schools news …

Four Cumberland County schools have new principals. The Cumberland County Board of Education approved the recommendations of Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. at a meeting Tuesday evening.

In this week’s notebook: Alex McFadyen named Coldwell Banker 30 under 30 award winner, Cape Fear Valley receives stroke treatment award and Cumberland County Schools is recruiting literacy tutors.

About 50 faculty and staff members at Fayetteville Technical Community College on Thursday heard what the first of two finalists for college president believes are critical issues facing the …

FTCC announces two finalists for college president

Fayetteville Technical Community College on Tuesday released the names of the two finalists to succeed college President J. Larry Keen, who is retiring in January. The finalists are Mark Sorrells, …

In this week’s notebook: U.S. News & World Report names Cape Fear Valley as a Best Regional Hospital, a local educator wins a state association’s Teacher of the Year award, and Rose Rasmussen is named to lead Fayetteville’s Internal Audit Office.

Davis Molnar may hold the distinction of being the top high school male athlete in the state, but it is an honor the Terry Sanford High School graduate shares with others. He is skilled in …

In this week’s notebook: an FSU professor receives a Fulbright education award, Fayetteville to hold a Developer Workshop Thursday, the FSU Foundation receives a $50K Enterprise Holdings award and Cumberland County Schools is conducting a bus survey.

FTCC, partners announce solar power training program

Fayetteville Technical Community College will partner with Blue Ridge Power and Cumberland County Schools to offer a pre-apprenticeship program in solar power construction to high school students …

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