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The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 2 p.m. Monday.

Fayetteville’s Office of Community Safety (OCS) is still more a concept than an actuality, but community organizing efforts and persistence from Fayetteville City Council members interested in developing an OCS have renewed momentum for building an official alternative public safety office in Fayetteville in recent months.  

Natalie Fryer recently was sworn in as president of the National Association of Home Builders Executive Officers Council at the International Builders Show on Feb. 28 in Las Vegas.

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin joins national effort to curb crime

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin brainstormed with other mayors and learned ways other cities have addressed crime.

PWC to renew its focus on safety following increase in accidents

Employee accidents involving vehicles and equipment at the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are running twice as high as average this fiscal year. The utility is taking steps to reinvigorate a culture of workplace safety.

As many as 3.7 million people are expected to make travel plans on April 8 to see the total solar eclipse, which will be visible in parts of 13 U.S. states along a narrow stretch of land from Texas to Maine. 

Fayetteville has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the city brought forth by Sheila Lee, who alleges she was illegally detained, harassed and injured by Fayetteville police officers in an incident outside her home on Christmas Day three years ago.

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will soon have new electricity rate plans for its massive consumers of electricity, such as factories, whose bills may run into the tens of millions of dollars per year. 

Joe Quigg relives March 23, 1957, and the night that changed his life forever

Most every kid shooting hoops in the backyard or in a silent moment in a gymnasium has envisioned themselves at the free throw line with a championship to win.

Cedar Creek Road development hearings removed last minute from agenda

Minutes before the Fayetteville City Council’s Monday meeting discussions began, the council removed public hearings on the proposed Cedar Creek Road apartments from the agenda — much to the surprise of around 30 residents who had come to the meeting to voice their concerns about the development.

N.C. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in fatal Fayetteville police car crash

Can the city of Fayetteville be held liable for a crash in which a Fayetteville police officer took his eyes off the road while driving and killed a pedestrian?

The Kirby File: School of Medicine, leaders say, will change healthcare landscape

Walk into this room at Cape Fear Valley Health Hoke Hospital, and you’ll see the intensity in Dr. Stephanie Mann’s eyes. She’s all business. There’s work to be done, with no time to spare.

One coach and two athletes from Cumberland County will be in Wilmington Saturday to compete in the annual Carolinas Classic All-Star basketball game pitting the top senior boys and girls players from North Carolina against their South Carolina counterparts.

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

$12 million fundraising campaign underway for new Methodist University medical school

A group of active and retired Fayetteville business leaders are trying to raise $12 million in donations to help establish the new medical school that Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health …

After seven hours of recounting ballots, county Board of Elections workers confirmed Thursday Democratic Cumberland County Board of Commissioners candidate Ronald Pittman’s loss in the March 5 primary.

A development on the southeastern outskirts of Fayetteville has drawn the ire of residents who believe it will exacerbate flooding issues in their neighborhood — and are concerned their fight against its approval will be a difficult one because of Mayor Mitch Colvin’s financial investment in the project. 

Retired Delta Force soldier charged with stealing grenades, classified documents

The federal government is trying again to prosecute a retired Army special operations soldier from Fort Liberty, accusing him of stealing grenades, classified documents and other military property.

Our police chief isn’t just talking the talk about the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Kemberle Braden is walking the walk — literally — when it comes to sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in this community.

Admission fees? New venue? Consultant suggests changes to Dogwood Festival

As April’s Dogwood Festival inches closer, a consultant has suggested significant changes to downtown Fayetteville’s biggest annual event — including admission charges.

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 commissioners will hear more about efforts to bring a Black culture museum to downtown Fayetteville at their regular meeting Monday.

Fayetteville to tackle climate with new sustainability plan 

It’s 2009 in Fayetteville. Hurricanes Mathew and Florence have yet to cause catastrophic flooding and hardship in the city and region. The extent of the PFAS contamination crisis in the Cape …

Irwin Smallwood was that old-school journalist

You were in good company when sharing press row with Irwin Smallwood in the Greensboro Coliseum for an ACC basketball tournament game, or in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium, or looking over …

In this year’s Democratic primary race for the three Dist. 2 seats on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, candidate Ronald Pittman requested a recount.

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