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FTCC’s Keen announces plan to retire

Larry Keen on Tuesday announced his pending retirement as president of Fayetteville Technical Community College.   Keen, who has been president since Aug. 1, 2007, said his retirement is effective Jan. 1, 2023.

Cumberland County Schools has scheduled three public forums later this month to discuss preliminary student reassignment options. With these sessions – aimed to gather input from the public – the Cumberland County Board of Education continues to move forward with the possibility of closing T.C. Berrien Elementary School.

On an evening when The Greater Fayetteville Chamber would reach out to the Cumberland County delegation that brought more than $400 million to the county in the state budget, Rep. John Szoka sent a powerful message to the Fayetteville City Council and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

The Cumberland County Board of Education voted to continue with its mandatory face mask policy for the next month during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. With two board members absent, the …

The Cumberland County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting today and consider the approval of HVAC upgrades for four schools. The board will consider HVAC upgrades for …

The Robert P. Holding Foundation donated $30,000 to the Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation to create the First Citizens Bank Endowed Scholarship. “The Robert P. Holding Foundation has a strong sense of respect and gratitude for the work of Fayetteville Tech and the programs it offers to enhance the lives of the citizens of North Carolina,” said Hank Dunbar of First Citizens Bank.

Methodist University and Fayetteville State University are delaying the start of the spring semester because of the alarming spike in COVID-19 infections. Fayetteville Technical Community College has announced that it will shift some operations temporarily online next week because of the recent surge in positive cases.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Cumberland County Board of Education looked at proposed reassignment plans for four of the district’s target areas. Joe Desormeaux, the associate …

The atmosphere in the boardroom got a little contentious Tuesday morning after the Cumberland County Board of Education accepted Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr.’s recommendation that the school system proceed with in-person instruction when classes resume this week.

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday is scheduled to consider an administrative recommendation to delay the resumption of in-person instruction and start the second semester of the traditional school calendar with three days of virtual instruction.

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