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It’s been almost a year since Sarahgrace Snipes came on board as executive director of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. In that time, she’s been busy with the Fayetteville After Five summer concert series and the Dogwood Fall Festival. But she has yet to get a spring festival under her belt. That is expected to change this month as the 40th annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival returns to downtown for the first time since 2019.

For Parkinson’s sufferers, therapy’s close to home

Tony Cimaglia says his wife, Ann, first noticed his symptoms. Struggles with walking. Leaning forward when standing. Tony consulted doctors in Fayetteville, Chapel Hill and Durham to find out …

WIDU Anniversary Festival of Praise

Contemporary gospel music lovers have three good reasons to attend the 2022 WIDU Anniversary Festival of Praise. That’s because Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and Israel Houghton – a …

Imam works to get congregation back to new normal

Among the greatest challenges facing Imam Bobby Thomas today is getting his congregation back to the norm – in this instance a new normalcy in a post-pandemic environment. While the COVID 19 …

Holy Trinity celebrating 70 years and a new rector

Since childhood, Nancee Cekuta could hear the Lord’s call. She was always devout in her Roman Catholic faith, but Cekuta just kept putting off the Lord’s beckoning voice.

Cameron Brice’s goal is ‘to be in the community’

In a spacious and efficiently furnished office at Covenant Love Church, Lead Pastor Cameron Brice is wearing a jet-black, trim-fit shirt and slacks with dress shoes - and no socks, as today’s …

Providing a helping hand

Fayetteville has many churches and faith-based organizations that reach out into the community to help others. Whether it is providing food to those in need or cleaning up blighted areas, stewards in Fayetteville are putting in the work to make major impacts in the community.

For Manna Church, community is key

In the past, 62-year-old Walter Green made his bed under the Person Street bridge and by a dumpster next to a Bragg Boulevard pizzeria. A native of Rome, New York, Green is a former resident of the now-defunct HOPE Center on Person Street, which has since been transformed into the Manna Dream Center men’s shelter.

A wondrous cross, indeed

In years to come, when I reflect on the impact that COVID-19 had on all our lives, I hope that along with the memories of masks, quarantines and so much uncertainty, I will also recall with fondness …

Play Ball!

Seth Beer and Jeremy Pena spent a month in Fayetteville during the summer of 2019. Bryan Abreu was here 19 days, while Jake Meyers was around for 119 days. Those are just four of the 17 baseball players who have suited up for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers the last three seasons and advanced to the major leagues.

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