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Council to review sustainability plan, resident survey results

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

PWC OKs bid for new solar farm

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission anticipates opening its second solar farm by late 2025, utility spokeswoman Carolyn Justice-Hinson said on Wednesday.

A woman alleges she was illegally detained, harassed and injured at the hands of Fayetteville police officers in an incident outside her home on Dec. 25, 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by plaintiff Sheila Lee. 

Fallout from the unexpected closing of the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville has continued a month after the facility closed its doors , with state lawmakers expressing growing frustration with the N.C. Dept. of Military and Veteran Affairs (DMVA), which manages the state-owned facility. 

Fayetteville PWC plans new solar farm near Hope Mills

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans to build a new solar farm on U.S. 301 South in the South View area near Hope Mills.

Fayetteville lawyer Dave Boliek to seek runoff in GOP primary for N.C. auditor

Long-time Fayetteville attorney Dave Boliek said on Wednesday he will call for a runoff primary against fellow Republican Jack Clark in the GOP election for the state auditor.

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.

Council gets more advice on Office of Community Safety

At a special meeting following Monday’s Fayetteville City Council session, officials received more guidance and information about statewide alternative response programs as the city works to build out its Office of Community Safety (OCS).

At the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday, council members heard a report about operations at the Day Resource Center (DRC), the city’s homeless support center downtown that provides meals, showers and laundry services to people experiencing homelessness. 

On election day: Photo ID, who has the money, and other things you need to know

Heading into Tuesday’s election day for the 2024 primaries, the Fayetteville area’s candidates for the legislature and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners have been out in force to get on the November general election ballots.

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.

Council to hear report on Day Resource Center 

The Fayetteville City Council will meet for a work session at 2 p.m. Monday. 

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.

Preserving Civil Rights Movement oral histories at the Cumberland County Public Library

Fayetteville experienced rapid change in the decades following World War II, with Fort Bragg’s (now Fort Liberty) rapid expansion during the Cold War. The highway system was expanding, and by …

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.

Fayetteville PWC approves electricity rate hikes: 2% this year, 2% next year

Electric power rates and other fees for customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission will rise as of May 1 this year and again on May 1, 2025.

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.

The Kirby File: Councilman points to disparity of Black motorist traffic stops

Mario Benavente is the activist-turned-city councilman, and when it comes to fair and equal treatment of traffic stops in the city, he passionately argues that the numbers just aren’t equal for …

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 …

At Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting, the Fayetteville Fire Department shared annual data for 2023, including EMS and rescue statistics, with council members. There was also a public …

At the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday, council members continued to debate each other about consistent racial disparities in traffic stops conducted by Fayetteville police officers. 

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 …

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

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