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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.

DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …

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

Council to get 2023 crime numbers

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, during which council members will get a snapshot of public safety data from 2023.  Here’s what’s on the agenda …

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Two homeless encampments located beneath nearby bridges spanning the Cape Fear River have been cleared and the residents placed in temporary shelter under Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance, …

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Restoration brings a new chapter to Orange Street School

Bishop McNeill’s life has been entwined with the unassuming, two-story brick building on Orange Street — known as the Orange Street School — for as long as he can remember.  …

The Kirby File: Retired 4-star general among 9 honored as Fort Liberty ambassadors

FORT LIBERTY — They are among the men and women of this community who bond us with one of the largest military installations in the world. When a nation calls, Fort Liberty is there. …

Embark on a journey of reflection and understanding with North Carolina reads

Calling all book enthusiasts and advocates of justice! We’re bringing you an engaging lineup of books that delve into the realms of racial, social and gender equity, alongside North Carolina's history and culture.

Retired chaplain Archie Barringer came to Monday’s public forum of the Fayetteville City Council seeking a final assurance from Mayor Mitch Colvin that the “Black Lives Do Matter” …

Republican Lee Spruill suspending campaign for Cumberland Board of Commissioners

Republican V. Lee Spruill III has suspended his campaign for Dist. 2 of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

Three from Fayetteville won Grammy Awards

Three people who grew up in Fayetteville and Cumberland County — J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams and Bryce Bordone — won Grammy Awards this month. Performers Ghee and …

PWC to discuss new electric, water and sewer charges on Wednesday

Customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission may soon face new rates.

Issues of mental health, public safety and homelessness continue to be a major focus for Fayetteville residents voicing concerns to the city council, with several speakers chiming in on the subjects …

At the corner of Rowan Street and Bragg Boulevard, a multifaceted “international” farmers market — complete with indoor and outdoor amenities and a wide array of vendors — …

East Regional Library celebrates 25 years of operation with anniversary party

Cumberland County Public Library’s East Regional branch (ERL) celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

Public comment period, earlier start time at Monday council meeting

Monday marks the first time the Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. for its regular meetings since the council moved up the meeting times from 7 p.m. starting this month. The new meeting …

Cumberland Community Foundation on GivingTuesday highlights, college scholarship deadline

In the words of its President and CEO Mary Holmes, the Cumberland Community Foundation wants to help make life better for Cumberland residents. 

Democrats and Republicans open offices in Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Republican Party and Cumberland County Democratic Party have opened campaign offices in Fayetteville for the 2024 election cycle.

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