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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. 
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Mr. and Mrs. James Ford Smith of Fayetteville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Marie Smith, to Walton Kenneth Herring III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Kenneth Herring Jr. of Fayetteville. The wedding will take place on Saturday, June 25, at Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach. After their honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will live in Fayetteville.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hair of Fayetteville happily announce the engagement of their son, James Tyler Hair, to Kayla Danielle Myhre, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Myhre, also of Fayetteville. Tyler and Kayla will be married on Saturday, June 11, at 4:30 p.m. at Summerfield Farms in Summerfield.
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The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen discussed budget priorities ahead of budget sessions at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Here are the highlights from the meeting: Budget …
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 …
After the polls close on the final day of the primary season on March 5, four Democratic and seven Republican candidates for the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will learn if they’ll make it to the ballot for November’s general election. 
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.
Read our series about the Tisha Waddell PCW allegations
Part one

Untangling the twists behind a proposal to leverage the PWC for 30 years

Bernhard Capital Partners pitched a proposal to operate the Public Works Commission for 30 years. Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell says the mayor should have been more transparent about those negotiations with the City Council.
Fayetteville Councilwoman Tisha Waddell resigned abruptly in November, alleging that Mayor Mitch Colvin withheld information from the council in an attempt to bring in a private equity firm to operate the PWC.
Part two

Waddell says she’ll apologize if her allegations prove unfounded

Bernhard Capital Partners pitched a proposal to operate the Public Works Commission for 30 years. Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell says the mayor should have been more transparent about those negotiations with the City Council.
Former Councilwoman Tisha Waddell alleges that Mayor Mitch Colvin and city bond attorney Jonathan Charleston privately pushed for a concession agreement with Bernhard Capital Partners. She says the council should have been more involved.
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17th annual Bread ‘n Bowls set for Thursday

“Homeless. Anything helps.” We often see these words written on cardboard, held by a person who is down on their luck. We may wonder what happened that led them to where they are today …
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Obituaries
Fe Petersen
Fe Petersen, 64, of Fayetteville, went home to be with her Lord on February 16, 2024. Fe was born to the late David and Elvira Hughley on January 4, 1960, in the Philippines. Fe is survived …
Ann Trudell
Hazel Ann Trudell, age 90 passed away on February 14, 2024 at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, NC. Ann was born on October 13, 1933 in Carroll, Iowa to the late Nickie Knight and Laura Ann Davis …
Scott Horton
Scott Eugene Horton, 65, of Sanford, North Carolina passed away on February 12th at his home in Carolina Lakes. Scott, the eldest of three children, was born on July 30, 1958 in Blossburg, PA …
Sanford Rackley Jr.
Sanford George Rackley, Jr., 81 of Fayetteville, passed away at his home on February 7, 2024. Mr. Rackley was born in Wilmington on October 5, 1942. He is the son of the late Sanford George Rackley, …
Victoria Lynn (Harrison) Adderley
Victoria Lynn Adderley, 61, of 1269 Colts Pride Drive, Fayetteville, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted on …

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Downtown Visionaries recognized for longtime leadership in revitalization

Two men who have been champions of downtown Fayetteville were honored as visionaries at a luncheon Wednesday at Segra Stadium. Menno Pennink and the late Harry Shaw received the 2022 CityView Downtown Visionaries awards.

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