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Cumberland County Board of Education eyes joining federal suit 

The Cumberland County Board of Education will gather at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Services Building for its final meeting of the year. Here are some key items to note from the agenda : …

At the southeastern edge of Cumberland County, Beaver Dam Elementary School is grappling with an issue faced by old school buildings across the country : hazardous levels of lead paint and dust. …

With the 2024 election cycle on the horizon, the filing period for North Carolina candidates closed Friday, and Cumberland County voters now have just under three months to decide who will get their support.

Cumberland County commissioners unanimously voted on Nov. 20 to move forward with a potential zoning ordinance that would restrict where new tobacco and hemp product shops can be located.  …

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) and the Fayetteville Police Department (FPD) are hosting a series of community events dedicated to raising awareness about gun violence prevention. These events will …

The Cumberland County Board of Education on Tuesday will consider approving the use of an app designed to support student mental health, decide the use of Gov. Roy Cooper’s one-time pre-K funds …

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) proudly announces that Dr. Shameka Joyner has been selected as the 2024 North Carolina Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. This prestigious award, presented by …

Cumberland’s Connelly named N.C. Superintendent of the year

Cumberland County Schools’ Marvin Connelly has been named as the 2024 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. The award was presented Monday by the North Carolina …

As part of Native American Heritage Month celebrations, Cumberland County Schools is hosting its first Exhibition Pow Wow for both Native and non-Native students. Thursday’s exhibition …

Most discussions of students and student performance center around what’s happening in the classroom. And while Cumberland County Schools’ strategic plan has targets and goals for that, …

Family fun day: There be pirates at Cliffdale Regional Library

Yo-ho-ho! There be pirates coming to Cliffdale Regional Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18. There’s no need to sail into the briny deep looking for adventure because there’s something here for landlubbers and pirates of all ages. Costumes are welcome and encouraged, but ye won’t have to walk the plank if ye don’t have one.

Your voice matters: shape the future of your library’s programs

Libraries have always been the heart of the community, offering a diverse range of programs serving the needs and interests of their customers. While libraries strive to provide the best possible experiences, library customers can actively participate in shaping the future of these programs. Your feedback is invaluable in guaranteeing that libraries continue to be vibrant and relevant community hubs.

E.E. Smith announces inductees into sports hall of fame

E.E. Smith High School recently announced the newest additions to its sports hall of fame. The entire class will be honored at a banquet in the spring.

Cumberland County Schools (CCS) hosted its Fifth Annual Veterans Day Program tonight at the Dr. William "Bill" Harrison Educational Resource Center, acknowledging the remarkable dedication and …

During Thursday’s agenda session, Cumberland County commissioners approved a number of items to be added to the consent agenda of their next regular meeting — including potential limits …

For most families in Cumberland County, it isn’t time to start worrying about the 2024-25 school year just yet. But for those interested in enrolling their children in one of Cumberland County …

Cape Fear, Seventy-First, Terry Sanford win in football playoffs

Cape Fear, Seventy-First and Terry Sanford racked up wins in the state high school football playoffs on Friday night. Jack Britt,  Pine  Forest and South View came up short.

Cape Fear scoring powerhouse, Terry Sanford tennis star take weekly honors

A standout receiver for Cape Fear football and a star of Terry Sanford’s win over Carrboro in girls tennis are the Athletes of the Week for Cumberland County high schools.

Terry Sanford women’s tennis going to win state title against Lake Norman

Terry Sanford’s women’s tennis team has a state doubles championship to its credit. Now the Bulldogs will attempt to add a team title to its haul of honors. Last weekend, the duo of Pauline Bui and Loren Galaviz took home the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-A doubles crown with a 6-1, 6-0 win over twins Caroline and Kathryn Adkins of Fike High School in Wilson. Their teammates will join them in Burlington on Saturday for the 3-A dual team final against Lake Norman Charter School at the Burlington Tennis Center.

A musical based on the story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will be staged for two weekends beginning Nov. 9 at Fayetteville Technical Community College. “Peter and the Starcatcher” …

N.C. Supreme Court agrees to rehear Leandro school funding lawsuit

This article was originally published by NC Newsline on Oct. 26, 2023. The state Supreme Court has granted a discretionary review of North Carolina’s long-running school funding case to address whether the trial court lacked “subject matter jurisdiction” when it ordered the state to spend an additional $677 million on a sweeping school improvement plan. …

On offense, defense, Donavan Frederick can be counted on for Seventy-First

Seventy-First football coach Duran McLaurin has basic criteria he follows when deciding to use a player as a starter on offense and defense. First, he’s got to be a player you can depend on. Second, he’s got to be one who gives his best effort and won’t be taking breaks on the field.

Douglas Byrd’s 1972 football squad celebrates 50th anniversary of premiere season

They were pulled together from two dramatically different schools, a relatively small neighborhood group that was closing its doors and a mega-school with a rich athletic history that was having a hunk of its student-athletes moved into an unknown situation. That was the circumstance that led to the birth of Douglas Byrd High School back in 1972 when the boys from Massey Hill and Seventy-First united to make history. 

Crime Scene Library program returns Oct. 28

The Cumberland County Public Library will present Crime Scene Library 2023 on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, …

School district receives technology innovation award

Cumberland County Schools has been named a “District of Distinction” by zSpace — a company that creates virtual and augmented reality-based educational programs and technology — for its achievements in integrating AR/VR technology into high school and middle school classrooms across the district. 

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