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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.

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