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For nearly four decades, Blashfield Sign Company has been leaving its mark at Fort Bragg, erecting most of the iconic signage seen in and around the military installation. So when the U.S. Dept. …

Veterans Day events you won’t want to miss

With Veterans Day on Saturday, there are plenty of events in the Fayetteville area to celebrate the holiday this weekend. Whether you are active duty military, a military spouse or family member, a …

Gladys Knight brings star power to the Crown Theatre Friday night

At the age of 79, Gladys Knight is not slowing down, and Fayetteville is just one stop along a concert tour across three countries that stretches well into 2024. Knight is bringing her soulful artistry to the Crown Theatre tomorrow night and tickets are still available through Ticketmaster. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Her performance is part of Community Concerts’ 88th season and comes just behind The Beach Boys, who are performing at the Crown Theatre tonight.

Review: 3 walking places with fall and water views near Fort Liberty

Sometimes rituals help create a sense of home and stability in the midst of a mobile life. Instead of identifying “home” as a place, I’ve adapted it into more of a practice. …

Local & State History Department hosts November ancestry programs

Halloween has just passed, which heralds our arrival into the holiday season. Cumberland County has participated in holiday traditions over the years, such as the New Year’s countdown to the midnight drop of Jasper the Flea in Eastover. Stop by the Local & State History Department at your local library this holiday season to see Jasper, along with other items honoring local and state traditions.

A musical based on the story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell will be staged for two weekends beginning Nov. 9 at Fayetteville Technical Community College. “Peter and the Starcatcher” …

November brings games, Coharie presentation to Hope Mills library

When some people think of the library, they most likely think about a quiet place filled with books. While we still appreciate a calm environment with many wonderful books that can be checked out, where everyone feels welcome, there is more to the library than books and silence. The library can be a place of fun and entertainment.

Sharing the warmth: Tarheel Quilters Guild pursue their craft

A grandmother, mother and daughter all snuggle together under a big quilt in front of a cozy fire as cold weather settles in. Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center are lovingly covered by pastel infant quilts. Veterans at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center stay warm under patriotic-themed lap quilts spread over their wheelchairs or hospital beds. 

Operation Deploy Kindness

Things are rather grim worldwide and everyone is feeling it in one way or another. Families are struggling to make ends meet with grocery runs equivalent to car payments and bills coming out without enough coming in. ...

Fayetteville Technical Community College will host a lecture about the history, folklore and archaeology of the Lost Colony at 1 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room of the Tony Rand Student Center. 

Zombies will take to the streets of downtown Fayetteville to celebrate the Zombie Walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 27. The free, family-friendly celebration welcomes the spooky to gather in downtown Fayetteville in their best zombie costumes, according to a news release by Cool Spring Downtown District.

Editor's note: As part of CityView's commitment to filling gaps by providing reporting and information for the Fort Liberty community, our HomeFront initiative has added two columnists who will write regularly about issues military families face. In this column, Jaylin Kremer, who lives at Fort Liberty with her active-duty spouse, talks about the power of social media for learning and engaging in a new area. If there's a topic you'd like for our columnists address, let us know at talk@cityviewnc.com.

Cliffdale Regional Library to host second annual trunk-or-treat on Halloween

In 2022, Cliffdale Regional Library hosted its first trunk-or-treat. Feedback was positive, and families really appreciated having a safe place with free activities to bring their kids.

Stock up on mustard, chili, onions and coleslaw. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will visit multiple senior centers and Fire Station 9 on Oct. 25, according to a city news release.

Editor's note: As part of CityView's commitment to filling gaps by providing reporting and information for the Fort Liberty community, our HomeFront initiative has added two columnists who will write regularly about issues military families face. Today: Aria Spears, who lives at Fort Liberty with her active-duty spouse, writes about moving. If there's a topic you'd like for our columnists address, let us know at talk@cityviewnc.com.

Do the right thing

North Carolina’s State Employees’ Credit Union is the second-largest credit union in the country, serving 2.7 million current and former state employees, teachers, and their families. …

Zac is a youth director at Clay Center United Methodist Church in Clay Center, Kansas. He spoke with CityView Executive Editor Bill Horner III about his work.

Fort Liberty HomeFront: Life is what you make it

Being a new military spouse I have found two things that are true for every military spouse. One : The service member’s career comes first. And two : This life is what you make of it. …

From a ghostly night of live theater to trunk-or-treats, CityView has compiled a list of festive activities in Cumberland County for you and the family to partake in this October. 

Do you know that you have 64 great-great-great-great grandparents? That’s a lot of ancestors who each had their own life story! The Cumberland County Public Library’s Local & State …

Fayetteville’s Sweet Tea Shakespeare will hold auditions for two upcoming productions, according to a news release. Roles are being cast in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Blue Ridge Juliet.” The auditions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14, at Capitol Encore Academy, 126 Hay St.

Sensory kits and story times at your public library

If a library could be described in one word, that word is “community.” In order to facilitate an inclusive community environment, the Cumberland County Library provides resources, programs and services to meet the diverse needs of our residents.

‘The mayor from France coming over. Do you mind cooking?’

My son yelled, “Dad, the French people are here,” as he dribbled a basketball in our driveway.  That’s not exactly how I imagined our first impression after months of planning and hard work. I'd long been rehearsing what I’d say, and I'd even painted my front door and windows in preparation. Both projects I’d been meaning to do since moving into our house. I wanted everything just right.

Donors can make a difference in the lives of pets at the Cumberland County Animal Shelter by supporting the 31 Days of Love campaign. Cumberland County Public Library locations will accept donations of pet supplies, according to a news release.

The eighth annual Indigo Moon Film Fest will open with "Black Barbie," a groundbreaking documentary that explores the intersection of merchandise and representation through the life story of Beulah Mae Mitchell, an insider at Mattel., according to a news release.

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