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Masks will be optional in most Cumberland County government facilities for visitors and employees starting March 14, the county said in a release. Masks, however, will still be required at the …

A man who was arrested at the Cumberland County Courthouse on an outstanding warrant was later charged with child abuse when authorities learned he left a 2-year-old alone in a vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Early on the morning of May 30, 2020, Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins received a text message: People – “some peaceful, some not” – are planning to gather in the city to protest the murder of Fayetteville native George Floyd. Around 1 a.m. that day, Hawkins received another message: “We are starting to see more posts from people threatening to burn down the Market House. That would be their first target.” 

Rep. John Szoka will not seek another term in the state House. On Friday, the last day of the filing period, he entered the race for an at-large seat on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

A Fayetteville police officer was charged Thursday with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly used a Taser on a man in handcuffs, according to an arrest warrant. Francis Allen Terry, 53, deployed his Taser into the back of Zachery Brown five times while Brown was handcuffed, the warrant states.

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Former city councilwoman files for N.C. Senate against deViere

Former Fayetteville City Councilwoman Val Applewhite and Dennis Britt filed Thursday for N.C. Senate District 19, while Frances Jackson entered the race for the N.C. House 45 seat now occupied by …

When it comes to college basketball in Cumberland County, this community has plenty to celebrate. Fayetteville State University fans are still basking in the Broncos’ 65-62 victory over Virginia Union on Feb. 26, when FSU men's basketball claimed its first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title since 1973.

Cumberland Community Foundation has announced more than $600,000 in academic scholarships for 21 high school seniors who were named Robert H. Short scholars. The last-dollar-in award provides up to $7,500 a year for up to four years for a total of $30,000 per student, the foundation said in a release.

When she resigned from the City Council last November, Tisha Waddell alleged that Fayetteville lawyer Jonathan Charleston held private discussions with at least two council members in an effort to garner their support of a special-use permit for a proposed halfway house.

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