Work begins on Veterans Park expansion on land acquired from DOT

A staff report
Grading work is underway for an expansion of Veterans Park, according to a city of Fayetteville news release. The city recently acquired surplus property from the N.C. Department of Transportation that will be used for the expansion, according to the release. The 8-acre site is near the intersection of Bragg Boulevard, Rowan Street and Murchison Road and became available after DOT replaced the Rowan Street bridge. MORE

Marine artillery training to begin this weekend at Fort Bragg

A staff report
You can expect to hear some “booms’’ starting this weekend as the 10th Marine Regiment returns to Fort Bragg for its semi-annual training.

The Camp Lejeune-based Marines will … MORE

Contract awarded to widen I-95 north of Lumberton

A staff report
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $247 million contract to widen an eight-mile section of Interstate 95 north of Lumberton.

Flatiron Constructors Inc. of Morrisville will widen … MORE

Gray’s Creek High School opens food pantry to help students, families in need

A staff report
Gray’s Creek High School has teamed up with two community service organizations to reopen its “Bear Necessities” food pantry. MORE


Food, Wine & Art

Save the date for  CityView’s annual Food, Wine & Art: A celebration of music, theater, dancing and fine art on  Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cape Fear  Botanical Garden, … MORE

The Music of John Williams

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will present the music of John Williams on Oct. 8 at Huff Concert Hall on the campus of Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets are $5 to $32. MORE


WoofStock, the annual fundraiser for the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, is scheduled for Oct. 7 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N. Eastern  Blvd. MORE


Death notices

Lois Autry, 86, of Hope Mills. Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Ret. SGM Samson Descargar, 71, of Fayetteville. LaFayette Funeral Home.

Tom Poulos, 78, of Fayetteville. Rogers & Breece Funeral Service.


Funerals today

Lonny Spell, 73, 2 p.m. service at Massey Hill Baptist Church.

Tom Poulos, 78, 11 a.m. service at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.


Odessa Carattini

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Odessa Carattini passed away on September 26, 2022 at the UNC Southeastern Hospital in Lumberton, North Carolina. Colvin Funeral Home and Cremations are in charge of service arrangments. MORE

Willie Smith Jr.

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