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After the State Board of Education learned earlier this month that North Carolina’s teacher attrition rate jumped 3.67% in a year, Cumberland County Schools officials — faced with the third-highest rate in the state — are looking at their own numbers and considering best practices to keep teachers in county schools.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Jack Britt High School teacher Betsey Vera shed happy tears when she found out she’d been named Cumberland County Schools’ 2024 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. 

Chancellor postpones controversial teaching policy at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has postponed a controversial new teaching workload policy at the university until January 2025.

Te’Vell Williams hired at E.E. Smith

E.E. Smith’s football tradition is as rich as any school’s in Cumberland County. But the Golden Bulls have fallen on hard times the past six years, with two winless seasons and two more with just a single win in that span.

Before getting their first preview of next year’s budget, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education took two pauses at their Tuesday meeting — one to honor a life saved, and one to honor three lives lost.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will receive Tuesday Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.’s proposed $602.3 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

In the latest chapter of the years-long saga surrounding E.E. Smith High School’s relocation, a local real estate investor has offered two parcels in the Murchison Road area — but Cumberland County officials don’t appear interested.

Fayetteville State faculty plan ‘no confidence’ vote on university provost

Faculty at Fayetteville State University will hold a no confidence vote on Friday regarding Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession. 

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

Cumberland County schools get new internet provider

Cumberland County public schools will be getting a new internet provider after the Board of Education unanimously approved the switch at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Election day is over, but Cumberland's primary election isn’t

The balloting in the 2024 primary ended at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, but the election results are not yet final.

Independent Etchison expects to be on 9th Congressional District ballot

One of two independent candidates actively petitioning to get on the November general election ballots in Fayetteville and Cumberland County says she succeeded, while the other says he came up short.

Mike Colvin wins Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42

Mike Colvin of Fayetteville has won the Democratic primary for state House Dist. 42, to replace long-time Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

State laws enacted by Republicans and Democrats make it extra hard for North Carolina’s largest group of voters — the independents — to run for office.

Sen. Val Applewhite did not mince words Friday as she spoke to Cumberland County school officials, Board of Education members and fellow legislators. 

Fayetteville radio station 99.7 WIDU scored a bit of a coup this week when Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called in for an interview about his campaign for governor.

Seven Cumberland County Republicans want to make it onto the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and are battling each other in the 2024 GOP primary for the three seats that serve Dist. 2.

The hottest Cumberland County race in the March 5 primary may be the Democratic battle for House Dist. 42, where four candidates are striving for the nomination to replace retiring state Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake.

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper visited Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School on Tuesday to reiterate his call for North Carolina to stop spending taxpayer money on private schools until the public …

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

When Cumberland County Schools personnel tell students to “talk to the llama,” they aren’t being facetious. 

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