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Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Though they be but little, they are fierce

As you may know, April is the month of the military child, and I encourage you to make the children in your life feel extra special. My, how they deserve it. When we become milspouses we …

Library’s free digital preservation lab helps users preserve life’s memories

Most of us often take pictures to remember important and special events and places — maybe even too many! Now, the library is offering a free way to preserve those.

Brown's stellar audition gets 'interim' tag removed

Tyreece Brown had about as successful an audition as possible for the head coaching job of the Fayetteville State women’s basketball team. Now that his "interim" tag has been removed, and the former men's star will work to guide the Broncos to a national championship.

'Fastest puzzler' contest set for Saturday

Think you have what it takes to be the fastest puzzler at the library? Find out during East Regional Library’s friendly jigsaw puzzle contest, coming Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. …

Fayetteville’s sister city awaits a local high school student studying French

Parlez-vous français? Are you a Cumberland County high school student learning the language and about the French culture? If you are, the Fayetteville-Saint-Avold Friendship Alliance is offering you quite the scholarship opportunity to further your studies.

Foundation fund keeps memory of Cape Fear’s Humphrey alive

I have a lot of dates saved in my calendar, most to remind me of appointments and family events. But a few are for significant memories from my 50 years in journalism.

Late coach 'Jimmy V' being remembered by N.C. State fans

N.C. State fans are paying tribute and respect to the late Jim Valvano’s grave at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh as the Wolfpack men’s basketball team (26-14) prepares for Saturday’s Final Four appearance against Purdue (33-4) in the NCAA semifinals at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix.

Mark your calendars! Here are some events happening in and around Fayetteville this month. For more events and additional information, visit www.cityviewnc.com/calendar. 

Fort Liberty puts ‘unity’ in our community

Community had an entirely different meaning to my family and I before my husband made the decision to join the Army. 

April 15 tax deadline is near, and the IRS is waiting

There are times when you just have to put your priorities in order. My time has come. Those 2023 federal and state tax returns are calling, and time is running out fast.

They’ll come Easter Sunday, with the sun reflecting off the Dogwood State Bank glass windows overlooking Cross Creek Park. The Rev. Jeff Shaver will deliver the Easter morning message of …

Military life friendships: Cultivating a chosen family

Waving across the street, they waved back and averted their gaze.  Oh no, I thought. Did we scare them off?  It was the fall of 2020; we were at our first duty station and everything extra was shut down.

The Kirby File: Dogwood original weighs in on festival’s future

So, the city allocated around $20,000 for a consulting company out of Kentucky to tell us how to operate the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival going forward, including suggestion of moving it from Festival Park, when all we have to do is ask John Malzone, the downtown businessman who was there for the festival’s beginning in 1982.

Matching children and teens with books they’ll love

Do your children or teens struggle to find books they like to read? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of books to browse through when visiting the library?

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ comes back for an encore

With laughter still echoing from last fall, “The Play That Goes Wrong” — a performance where everything hilariously falls apart — is returning for an encore show at Cape Fear …

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.

Barbour's roots reflected in path to new student activities director post

To say Chad Barbour, the new student activities director for Cumberland County Schools, comes from a family rooted in athletics and education is an understatement.

Pinto Bean Cake and Cumberland's rich African American heritage

“Pinto bean cake? You mean … an actual cake made from pinto beans?” I gazed wide-eyed at Ammie McRae Jenkins, founder and Executive Director of the Sandhills Family Heritage Association, waiting for an answer. 

When Lee Vasi stepped into the audition room of American Idol in 2018, she stood across from three music superstars: pop singer Katy Perry, country artist Luke Bryan, and R&B icon Lionel Richie. …

Author Corie Weathers will be on hand to welcome dozens of Fort Liberty military spouses about opportunities regarding the financial well-being, support and job opportunities available for those living the military life at The 12M+ Open House Birthday Bash scheduled from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at 670 Southwest Broad St. in Southern Pines.

Huge Segra Stadium crowd watches ECU top UNC

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers minor league baseball team won't start its 2024 season for another six weeks, but the Houston Astros affiliate has already set a franchise record. And they did it by …

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

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?

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 …

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