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Methodist University’s Collegiate Recovery Program supports students

Methodist University is leading the way with a multi-campus   Collegiate Recovery Program   that supports students in their recovery from addiction. Stemming from a $500,000-plus grant …

Approaches to student mental health vary on UNC campuses reeling from pandemic

Providing young people with the mental health resources they need is crucial, said Dan Marlowe, associate dean and chair of Behavioral Health at Campbell University, during an Aug. 24 town-hall meeting on mental health at the school.

WHITE LAKE — This is where he would want to be, with a nearing sunset washing the tiny, benign waves ashore and leaving the summer solstice behind. This was home. This was the lake Tim Kinlaw loved all his life.

Seventy-First High classes of 1964, 1965 relive yesteryear

June Sharpe Sweeney will tell you she had the time of her life. She closes her eyes and her memory drifts back to 1965, when Sweeney was a senior and a cheerleader at what then was the new …

The back-to-school rush may not be quite over for some families: kids have class schedules, homework assignments and new friends, but they may not have something else that’s essential — their required vaccinations.

The Cumberland County Board of Education met Tuesday for its first monthly meeting since the 2022-23 school year began for students on Aug. 28.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet Tuesday evening to discuss excess land being given back to the county, review state student test results and approve student support programs.

The latest test results released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction show an increase in academic achievement for students in Cumberland County Schools, but officials are still working to get performance back to pre-pandemic levels. 

Fayetteville Technical Community College will host a free public performance of “Indivisible,” a dramatic look at the causes of violence and division in American history by playwright, scholar and FTCC communications instructor Sonny Kelly.

Athletes of the Week have standout performances

Here are this week’s Cumberland County high school sports Players of the Week:

Cumberland students’ proficiency shows slight gains for 2022-23

Cumberland County students' overall academic proficiency showed a slight increase in the 2022-23 school year, according to state test results released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Ten students from Cumberland County were among 218 summer graduates  of the Class of 2023 at Central Carolina Community College, according to a news release.

Ready, set, learn for students @ the library

With a new school year starting last week, parents and students may be wondering what more they can do to ensure academic success. Cumberland County Public Library is here to help you and your child reach academic goals and fulfill needs for the 2023-24 school year.

Seventy-First coach emphasizes defense as key to success on the field

Seventy-First head football coach Duran McLaurin can’t speak for the philosophies of his fellow coaches, but when it comes to building a defense, he knows the plan that consistently works for him.

The return of Librari-Con

In 2007, Cumberland County Public Library hosted its first Librari-Con, a mini-convention celebrating anime, comic books and science fiction. The library was one of the first in the country to present an anime mini-convention.

A lecture about the life and influence of Fayetteville's namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the multipurpose room of the Tony Rand Student Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a news release.

FTCC board elects officers, welcomes new member

The Fayetteville Technical Community College board of trustees elected officers and welcomed a new trustee on Monday.  William L. Hedgepeth II was elected board chair.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is partnering with the public school system to hold evening clinics for back-to-school and COVID-19 immunization clinics for schoolchildren and teenagers in grades kindergarten through 12.

Ready, set, learn at the library

As the first day of the new school year quickly approaches, parents and students may be wondering what more they can do to ensure academic success this school year. The  Cumberland County Public Library is here to help you and your child reach academic goals and fulfill needs for the 2023-24 school year.

The history and life stories of Black builders and architects in North Carolina are subjects of a traveling exhibit coming to the Museum of the Cape Fear beginning Sept. 6. The museum, at 801 Arsenal Ave., will host Preservation North Carolina’s traveling exhibit “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina.”

With nearly all the district’s 6,000 employees in attendance at Convocation 2023, Cumberland County Schools announced its 2024 Teacher of the Year, Principal of the Year, and other awards on Tuesday. The celebration was at the Crown Complex and was themed “Cumberland Strong: United for Student Success.”

Always the educator, Erica Fenner-McAdoo left the 2023 Convocation and Cumberland County Schools Premier Professionals “red carpet” awards reception with a lesson and a challenge for the hundreds of principals, assistant principals, teachers and teacher assistants who gathered Tuesday at the Crown Complex ballroom.

Fayetteville State University has received a $600,000 grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust to support and expand performing and fine arts education, according to a university news release.

Cumberland County school board members look forward to 2023-24 school year

The Cumberland County Board of Education met Tuesday after a monthlong summer break to discuss the upcoming school year and plans for new and old buildings. Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. …

Carolina College of Biblical Studies is marking 50 years of ministry  with an  Anniversary Day of Celebration service at 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the college, 817 S. McPherson Church Road.

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