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Shuttered N.C. veterans home had problems for years

Two days before Thanksgiving, Lt. Gen. Walter Gaskin visited the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville to make a shocking announcement.

A doctor, scholar and philanthropist who was grateful for every day of his life

His was a life through a lens of curiosity and appreciation for all of God’s creation. He was a scholar. He was one of heart with a profound sense of the gift of life. …

Fayetteville, Cumberland County want to offer millions to attract titanium company

A proposed titanium reclamation plant would represent an investment of at least $1 billion, employ 450, and the average pay would be $120,000.

Summer programs for homeschool kids offered at

At the library, we understand how challenging it can be for homeschool families to find fun, enriching activities for the kids. That’s why we are so excited to tell you about the programs and …

Jury finds girls’ basketball coach not liable in sexual assault lawsuit

Former girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson on Thursday won a civil lawsuit that accused him of illegal sexual contact with one of the players.

Midday mocktails and getting through PCS season

FROM THE HOMEFRONT | Aria Spears Midday mocktails and getting through PCS season How a sparkly glass with a foamy tangerine-coconut midday mocktail became my personal lifeline (everyone has …

Not far from downtown Fayetteville, cement dust swirls over the asphalt on North Street, stirred by passing cars. The air is thick with it.

A Cumberland County jury is being asked to decide this week whether former Terry Sanford girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson sexually molested a player.

Folks at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre have some news for you. “The show will have you ready to rejoice in your seat!” They’re promoting “Sister Act,” the musical currently underway at the old playhouse on Haymount Hill.

Under the recommended 2024-25 budget of Fayetteville City Manager Doug Hewett — which he presented to Fayetteville City Council at Monday’s meeting — residents could see a 5-cent property tax rate increase per $100 property valuation and increases in several monthly service fees. 

Town’s ‘First Fridays on Main’ to resume in July

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermens’ work session Monday, board members voted to officially change their designation to “commissioners” and lengthen members’ terms of office from two to four years.

Run-off primaries underway on Tuesday

Tuesday is election day across North Carolina in the Republican run-off primary for lieutenant governor and state auditor. The election is open to Republican voters and to unaffiliated voters.

Skywarn program provides ‘ground truth’ in severe weather

Like a lot of meteorologists, Nick Petro’s fascination with the weather began early in his childhood.

A Mother’s Day Sunday of long ago to forever remember

Some of you have heard this story before of that Mother’s Day Sunday when the Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen closed his sermon at Highland Presbyterian Church in reciting “A Little Parable for Mothers” by Temple Bailey. Bailey was the gifted American novelist. McKeithen was the caring and compassionate preacher who could offer Bible scripture from the heart.

Cumberland lawmakers file bills for clean water, roads, firefighters

Democratic state Sen. Val Applewhite of Fayetteville this spring has filed bills to send more than $72 million to Cumberland County for clean water, for public safety, and to address infrastructure …

There will be a final lesson waiting Saturday for more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who will turn their tassels and embark on careers to come.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is on track to approve two new early intervention programs aimed at youth affected by opioid abuse. 

Got a problem with where you’re assigned to vote? County officials say you can thank the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Fayetteville PWC plans to reduce its budget by $25.8 million

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans a $439.1 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, a decrease of $25.8 million from this year’s budget, which is $464.9 million.

Governor wants to send millions of dollars to Fayetteville and Cumberland County

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to send more than $10 million to Fayetteville State University and more than $73 million Cumberland County for school construction.

The Cumberland County Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.'s recommended budget for fiscal year 2024-25 — but not without facing some tough truths about teacher pay.

A season of knights, de Lafayette and Beethoven for local symphony

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is going all out for its 2024-25 concert season with the music of Sir Elton John, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Paul McCartney. 

In a unanimous vote, Hope Mills commissioners on Monday approved the appropriation of more than $450,000 in the planning stages of a new senior center, set for the Golfview Greenway.

Preliminary results from a 24-hour count of Cumberland County’s homeless population appear to show a roughly 21% decrease from 2023, county officials said Tuesday. 

City picks Manna Dream Center to run Day Resource Center 

Fayetteville has selected the Manna Dream Center , a local nonprofit organization and church, to operate the city’s Day Resource Center (DRC) for a year starting July 1. 

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