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There’s just something about the county fair. From the candied apples to the cotton candy, to the aroma of onions and green peppers frying on the skillets to flavor a sausage dog, to the carnival hawkers tempting you to try your skills and win a teddy bear.

Cumberland County Schools administrators on Thursday heralded the news that 15 schools in the district were removed from the state’s list of low-performing schools based on end-of-grade and end-of-course test results.

Step right up! Thrill rides, carnival foods, live music, agricultural exhibits, and livestock and cooking competitions are coming to the Crown Coliseum Complex for the Cumberland County Fair.

City and county government offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

A Cumberland County elementary school student was placed on the wrong bus on Monday, the first day of class for schools on a traditional calendar. A spokesman for the school system said Tuesday he did not have details about the incident, including the child's' age and gender.

The smiling faces of students and teachers signaled the start of a new school year Monday in Cumberland County. Schools on the traditional calendar welcomed students back Monday for the first day …

School back in session for traditional students

Ten-year-old Brianna was a bit uneasy about the first day of school Monday. Not only was it the start of a new school year, but she also was new to Ferguson-Easley Elementary and to classes in …

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has announced a new area code for the Southeastern part of the state, including Cumberland County. The 472 area code will serve the same geographic …

About 250 volunteers from groups throughout Fayetteville and Cumberland County came together Thursday for United Way’s second annual meal packing campaign kickoff. United Way of Cumberland County …

It’s those three words that most parents welcome and many children dread: Back to school. Students across Cumberland County will return to the classroom Monday, Aug. 29, to start another year of learning.

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