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With less in sales tax revenue, Fayetteville faced with raising taxes

Fayetteville City Manager Douglas Hewett has proposed a new budget for the city, and it includes a hike in property taxes — as much as to 56.95 cents per $100 property evaluation, a 7-cent increase.

ZEBULON — Coming off a frustrating loss Tuesday night, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (21-32) bounced back in a big way on Wednesday at Five County Stadium as they won a pair of seven-inning …

Fayetteville city manager proposes budget that includes hikes in property tax, trash fees

Fayetteville City Manager Douglas Hewett has proposed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes higher costs for residents in the form of property tax and trash fee increases. property tax would increase to 56.95 cents per $100 property evaluation, according to the spending plan.

President Biden, first lady to visit Fort Liberty on Friday

President Joe Biden is scheduled on Friday to visit Fort Liberty, where he and first lady Jill Biden will meet with service members and their families, according to a news release from the White …

Woodpeckers fall in extra innings after late Mudcats rally

ZEBULON — The Fayetteville Woodpeckers (19-32) entered the bottom of the ninth up three runs Tuesday night at Five County Stadium, but the Carolina Mudcats (30-19) erased the deficit and went on to walk off the Woodpeckers in the 11th inning with a final score of 7-6. 

BAMBERG, S.C. — Years before Bamberg County Hospital closed in 2012, and the next-closest hospital in neighboring Barnwell shut its doors in 2016, those facilities had stopped delivering babies. These days, there’s not even an ultrasound machine in this rural county 60 miles south of Columbia, much less an obstetrician. Pregnant women here are left with few options for care.

Grammy-winning soul singer Maxwell will perform at the Crown Coliseum on Oct. 20,, according to a news release. Tickets for the show are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Woodpeckers settle for series split with Cannon Ballers

KANNAPOLIS — The Fayetteville Woodpeckers (19-31) were unable to end their six-game series at Atrium Health Ballpark with a victory Sunday afternoon. Fayetteville fell to the Kannapolis …

WoodmenLife will unveil its Community Orchard in a ribbon-cutting Saturday at its lodge, the culmination of a project that was begun in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic lockdown. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the lodge, 414 E. Mountain Drive.

It’s now Fort Liberty; but what about Bragg Boulevard?

On Friday, the largest military installation in the world by population left behind its namesake — Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg — and became Fort Liberty. Before Friday’s ceremony, street names on base that honored the Confederacy also were changed, including a short segment of Bragg Boulevard, which is now Liberty Boulevard within the base’s boundaries. But for the rest of the roadway that is off base, the Bragg name remains.

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