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Mysterious dog illness reported in Fayetteville 

The mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs across the United States is showing up in Fayetteville, with several dog owners and at least one animal hospital reporting suspected cases in recent …

Soil and Water Board of Supervisors recognizes longtime member

The Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recognized outgoing board member Clifton McNeill Jr. during the board’s regular meeting held Dec. 14 in the …

Having a holiday party? You can be sued if a guest drinks and drives and kills someone

With the holiday party season well underway, North Carolina law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement efforts to catch those who choose to make merry by getting overly intoxicated, and …

Fayetteville's Shea Ralph headlines N.C. Sports Hall of Fame's 2024 class

It’s been almost 30 years since Shea Ralph was a dominating high school basketball figure in North Carolina, yet her name still crisscrosses the pages of the N.C. High School Athletic …

Cumberland County residents can now get additional help in accessing resources by visiting their local library, director Faith Phillips said in a Monday presentation to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

After hearing a plea for pay increases by the town’s police department last week, Hope Mills commissioners and town staff decided Monday to wait on any major changes until the pay study for …

Agape Achievement Academy breaks ground in Fayetteville

Agape Achievement Academy , Fayetteville’s newest public charter school, broke ground on Saturday for its first classroom building. The school is being built on 5 acres at 4502 Rosehill …

Fayetteville’s long-running bicycle giveaway program revived in time for Christmas

Fayetteville’s long-running “Bicycle Man” bicycle giveaway program for underprivileged kids ended in 2022, but a reincarnated version has risen to take its place. The new …

Cumberland County takes next steps in Orange Street School project

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will gather at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Cumberland County Courthouse for its final meeting of the year. Here are some key items to note from the …

Where to donate items this holiday season 

With Christmas just around the corner, it's the perfect time to think about giving back.  Here you’ll find a list of organizations and outreach efforts accepting donations to those in …

Get ‘Yeti’ to Read with the Library

When the weather outside starts getting frightful, it's time to find some ideas for indoor activities that will keep everyone entertained and out of trouble.

Board to make motion on proposed police pay plan

Hope Mills Commissioners are set to discuss how to approach a proposed increase to the police department’s base salaries and the implementation of a step pay plan at the board’s meeting …

Veteran basketball coaches return to Pine Forest, prepare for Holiday Classic games

Timing it’s said is everything, and it couldn’t have worked out better this year for a couple of veteran basketball coaches.

Arts Council again accused of being tone deaf regarding race

For the second time in 18 months, The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has stepped into a morass of racial discord. This week, The Arts Council issued a call on Facebook for …

Navigating global uncertainty

Ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Gaza and beyond have concrete, real-life implications for families here at Fort Liberty and across the U.S. To get insights into making sense of it all, I spoke with …

FTCC Foundation receives $20,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

FTCC Foundation has received a grant of $20,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to support the lineworker program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. The funds will be used for the following …

Last-minute changes in annual all-star football game

Last-minute changes are part of the challenge when choosing teams for the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game.

Cumberland County Manager Clarence Grier sang his staff’s praises as the board of commissioners heard the results of the county’s most recent financial audit at its agenda session Thursday.

Fayetteville-Raleigh rail: What we know so far

A tantalizing prospect for regular or would-be commuters between Fayetteville and the Triangle is one step closer to becoming a reality. 

A May lawsuit filed by Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright against State Auditor Beth Wood is on hold pending the results of Wood’s appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, according to court documents.

11 years after Sandy Hook tragedy, author reflects on what's changed

On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, a 20-year-old man walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He carried two rifles and a handgun. He …

Hope Mills hears police department plea for pay raises

Hope Mills Police Chief Stephen Dollinger is calling for an increase to the department’s base salaries and the implementation of a step pay plan, citing vacant positions that remain unfilled …

Public Works Commission sees increased revenue from water, sewer and electricity

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission has seen a year-over-year increase in revenue, Chief Financial Officer Rhonda Haskins told the board on Wednesday. Haskins presented a PowerPoint …

City settles with former police chief for $200,000 

The city of Fayetteville will pay former Police Chief Gina Hawkins $200,000 to settle her claims alleging that she worked in a hostile work environment and experienced discrimination, according to …

The Cumberland County Board of Education closed 2023 with a bang by voting to join a federal suit against several major social media companies, including Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, and ByteDance Ltd., the company that owns TikTok.

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