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FTCC, Robeson Community College sign regional partnership agreement

Fayetteville Technical Community College has signed a strategic regional partnership agreement with Robeson Community College that will provide RCC students with the opportunity to train in dental hygiene, dental assisting and funeral service programs at FTCC. 

A son could not offer a higher compliment to a father. On a bright sunny day, Brian Pearce would give his late father the ultimate praise. “I wanted to be like dad,” he would say on July 23 in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary, where family, friends and retired educators came to celebrate the life of Benny M. Pearce and to remember his 34 years as a Cumberland County Schools assistant superintendent, principal and teacher.

FTCC adds hybrid-electric automotives class

Fayetteville Technical Community College students can access the latest technology as the  automotive systems technology program gets plugged in to electric vehicle maintenance and repair. 

Former colleagues of the late Benny Pearce remember him as a man who was patient, worked well with others and wasn’t the type to criticize. Pearce, who served 34 years in a variety of roles with Cumberland County Schools, died earlier this week at the age of 83.

Each year, Methodist University's Friends of Music Guest Artist Series provides live classical and contemporary musical demonstrations and recitals for up to 500 young people and adults in Cumberland County. This season's guests include a  local guitarist,  a pianist and musical theater composer, and  a jazz bassist, according to a release.

All together now: Immigrant stories in Cumberland County

Did you know that by the 1770s, one-third of the people in Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke counties were of Scottish descent? In fact, by 2006, North Carolina had more people of Scottish descent than any other state or county in the world, including Scotland.

Fayetteville City Council member Mario Benavente has been selected to participate in the Hunt Institute’s 2023 cohort of the State Policy Fellows program, according to a news release.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is reminding parents and guardians about the importance of getting their children up-to-date immunizations for the upcoming school year.

Dead periods have been a part of the summer break in the N.C. High School Athletic Association for at least 10 years, according to organization officials. The idea was to give both coaches and athletes a pause during their summer workout season while still allowing coaches to work with their own players in the offseason.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden has received a Youth Growth Stock Trust Grant from United Way of Cumberland County to support intergenerational learning, exploration, creativity and an appreciation for nature, according to a news release. 

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