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By a 3-2 vote Monday night, the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen adopted an extension agreement among Cumberland County municipalities to delay implementation of a sales tax distribution method for a sales tax distribution method for a year.

Fayetteville loses a special journalist

About three weeks ago, Lorry Williams told a colleague that she was stepping down as managing editor of CityView news and CityView magazine. By then, the breast cancer she had fought for two years had spread throughout her body, leaving her so weak that she could barely type using only two fingers. “You know how much this job means to me,” she told the colleague as she struggled to hold back tears. Ms. Williams transitioned to hospice care at her mother’s home. She died early Tuesday at the age of 59.

Detectives are seeking help to find a man who stole cigarettes from a convenience store on McArthur Road, according to a news release. The robbery was reported at 10:20 p.m. Saturday, according …

Fayetteville City Council appoints new PWC commissioner

After months of disagreement, the Fayetteville City Council appointed former council member Chris Davis, in a runoff 6-4 vote, as a member of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission.

Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health are partnering to open a four-year medical school that will welcome students in July 2026. The Center for Medical Education and Neuroscience at at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center will house the new medical school with a focus on providing better medical care for rural and underserved populations and diversifying the physician workforce in the area, officials said Monday as a news conference to announce the initiative.

A panel discussion about Miranda rights will bring together legal and law enforcement experts at Fayetteville Technical Community College. “Making Noise About Silence” is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. March 7 in Cumberland Hall Auditorium at 2211 Hull Road on campus, according to a news release.

The Fayetteville Area System of Transit will host a hiring fair for bus drivers on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 at the NC Works Career Center, 490 N. McPherson Church Road.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen will discuss legislative priorities at its meeting Monday night. The seven priorities are infrastructure, business development, public safety, public transportation, environmental regulations, access to housing and resident access to services and programs.

Recent robberies of people using ATMs have prompted a warning from the Fayetteville Police Department. Police urge anyone using a teller machine after dark to be aware of their surroundings, according to a news release.

‘It leads to burnout’: Cumberland County Schools facing teacher shortage

North Carolina faces a widespread teacher shortage, and Cumberland County is no exception. As of last week, there are 155 vacant teaching positions in the school district out of a budgeted 3,551, according to numbers provided by Cumberland County Schools. That’s a vacancy rate of 4.36%.

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