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At Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting, the Fayetteville Fire Department shared annual data for 2023, including EMS and rescue statistics, with council members. There was also a public …

Two Libertarian candidates are vying for the one Libertarian spot on the ballot in the Dist. 44 race for the North Carolina House of Representatives.

At the Fayetteville City Council meeting Monday, council members continued to debate each other about consistent racial disparities in traffic stops conducted by Fayetteville police officers. 

Board discusses budget priorities

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 …

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

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.

DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …

Huge Segra Stadium crowd watches ECU top UNC

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. 

They’re Golden Bulls and proud to be a part of generations of teenagers who came before them. “You can make an argument this school isn’t the worst,” Kenneth Williams, …

Board to address budget priorities, ordinances

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen work session Monday, aldermen will address upcoming budget priorities and also consider revising the town’s subdivision ordinance.  The board will …

Council to get 2023 crime numbers

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, during which council members will get a snapshot of public safety data from 2023.  Here’s what’s on the agenda …

The golden bull on LaVar Wright’s E.E. Smith High School baseball cap seemed to be watching on as a dozen people gathered Thursday night to discuss his alma mater’s fate.

Life sentence upheld for Fayetteville man who robbed and killed marijuana dealer

Two men from Fayetteville will remain in prison for the rest of their lives for robbing and killing a woman who sold marijuana from her home, the N.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. The Court of …

Library's storytelling and performance festival in its 15th year

Cumberland County Public Library is excited to announce the 2024 Storytelling Festival, entitled “Jungle Jamboree.” This will be the 15th year the Library has held the free, month-long festival that celebrates and encourages storytelling through different perspectives while embracing diverse voices and cultures.

Davis, Gantt named Athletes of the Week

Lianna Davis, E.E. Smith, wrestling Davis was the only wrestler from Cumberland County to make the finals of the first official NCHSAA women’s wrestling championships in Greensboro. …

NCHSAA wrestling tournament recap: Cape Fear High School makes history

Cape Fear High School wrestling coach Heath Wilson had legitimate hopes of bringing home four individual state champions from last weekend’s NCHSAA wrestling tournament in the Greensboro …

Office sought: Cumberland County Commissioners, District 2 Party affiliation:  Republican Lives: Fayetteville Age: 33 Works: Business Owner, Commercial Real Estate …

Fayetteville neighborhoods continue battle to make city bring back their lakes

RALEIGH — Four homeowner associations in western Fayetteville are trying to get the courts to force Fayetteville to repair and replace the dams that breached in their neighborhoods during …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Hope Mills board presents budget priorities to local delegates

Hope Mills Board of Commissioners met Monday night at the Public Safety Center on Rockfish Road to discuss their upcoming budget priorities with state delegates. North Carolina State Senators Val …

Two homeless encampments located beneath nearby bridges spanning the Cape Fear River have been cleared and the residents placed in temporary shelter under Fayetteville’s no-camping ordinance, …

The Kirby File: Chamber endorses proposed site for new E.E. Smith High School

A golf course by the gates of Fort Liberty is the right place for a new E.E. Smith High School.

Broadway came to Cumberland County on Monday night as the board of commissioners recognized Fayetteville native NaTasha Yvette Williams for her Grammy award. 

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