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Library's Brainfuse learning tool is the best free back-to-school supply

School is back in session, and everyone is getting back into the routine. Guardians are working hard to make sure everything will run smoothly. But what do they do when their child asks for help with homework?

Because of the threat of stormy weather, the Parade of Nations — originally scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday — has been canceled.

Lessons learned from climbing mountains

The first step of any endeavor is often the hardest one to take. The first “real” mountain that I attempted to climb was Mount Adams in the Cascades of Washington. In 2015, I set out with a guide company from Seattle to attempt to summit the mountain. Up until that point in my life I was an avid hiker, and I thought I was in the physical condition needed to climb a 12,000+ foot mountain. I wasn’t. Not even close.

Headquarters Library’s second floor offers all ages a place to explore and expand

Children’s laughter. Dancing feet. Spinning gears. Tapping blocks. A child’s emotional appeal to stay “just a few more minutes.” These hallmarks of play are the soundtrack of the reimagined second floor at Cumberland County’s Headquarters Library in downtown Fayetteville.

California artist Michele Rene’s “Green Pepper” was chosen for display at Cape Fear Studios' “6by Exhibit.” Known mostly for her figures and abstract forms, Rene decided on a different direction when answering the gallery’s call for smaller works of art.

2023 Fayetteville Greek Festival is Sept. 16-17

A celebration of all things Hellenic, the 2023 Fayetteville Greek Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday at  Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oakridge Ave.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre opened its season with “The Play That Goes Wrong,” a show with London origins and an award-winning Broadway pedigree. The production opened Friday night. On Saturday night, it played before a sold-out audience.

Five reasons why you need a library card

September is Library Card Signup Month, and if you have a library card you are in the majority of Americans. According to the Pew Research Center, 61% of Americans 16 and older have a library card. That’s an impressive number, but we library workers are overachievers. We want it to be 100%.

Fayetteville Technical Community College will host a free public performance of “Indivisible,” a dramatic look at the causes of violence and division in American history by playwright, scholar and FTCC communications instructor Sonny Kelly.

The city of Fayetteville will host a block party to celebrate winning the All-America City Award from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on the Festival Park promenade, behind the Festival Plaza building at 225 Ray Ave., according to a news release.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers' annual beer festival, Pecktoberfest, returns to Segra Stadium for the fifth year on from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30. More than 20 breweries with more than 40 cold beer samples are confirmed to participate, a news release said.

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension will present a beginners beekeeping course with the first class on Sept. 28.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s new season opens this week. For a preview and a closer look at the theater's operation, CityView spoke with marketing director Ashley Owen and managing director Ella Wrenn. Find out more at www.cfrt.org.

With the recent catastrophic fires in Lahaina, Hawaii, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers has created a ticket link for the Sept. 6 game through which $5 for each ticket sold will be donated to help with relief efforts, according to a news release.

Ready, set, learn for students @ the library

With a new school year starting last week, parents and students may be wondering what more they can do to ensure academic success. Cumberland County Public Library is here to help you and your child reach academic goals and fulfill needs for the 2023-24 school year.

Tennis, football standouts recognized as Athletes of the Week

A tennis star at Gray’s Creek and a football tackler with 3 sacks earn weekly honors.

The Fayetteville Woodpeckers will kick off the last homestand of 2023 on Tuesday, Sept. 5, with the third annual Strike Out Suicide Night, with the goal of bringing resources to fans and promoting …

The return of Librari-Con

In 2007, Cumberland County Public Library hosted its first Librari-Con, a mini-convention celebrating anime, comic books and science fiction. The library was one of the first in the country to present an anime mini-convention.

A lecture about the life and influence of Fayetteville's namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette, will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the multipurpose room of the Tony Rand Student Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College, according to a news release.

Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation pools and some splash pads will operate with adjusted schedules beginning Monday as traditional schools return to the classroom, according to a release.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare theater company has been awarded a $45,000 grant to support its 2023-24 performance season.

Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library will host book sales beginning Monday. The Monday sale, scheduled from noon to 6 p.m., is for Friends of the Library members only, according to a news release.

Ready, set, learn at the library

As the first day of the new school year quickly approaches, parents and students may be wondering what more they can do to ensure academic success this school year. The  Cumberland County Public Library is here to help you and your child reach academic goals and fulfill needs for the 2023-24 school year.

The Cumberland County Fair will return to the Crown Complex on Sept. 1-10. The fair will showcase the history of agricultural communities, celebrate a diversity of local arts and crafts, and provide family entertainment.

Take a look back at Cumberland County’s pine tar days

"Tar Heel" is a common nickname for North Carolina residents, but do you know the origin of the term? Tar Heel was originally an insult referring to North Carolina’s perceived backwardness and the state’s heavy involvement in the turpentine industry, where tar from the trees could easily coat the workers.

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