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Gray’s Creek community, elementary schools to get PWC water

GRAY’S CREEK — Cumberland County and the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are partnering to bring public water to Gray’s Creek and two elementary schools where residents have used specialized filters and bottled water for years to avoid exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival says its debts are paid

As the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival weathers a recent storm of controversy, difficulty and criticism, it has paid off $42,000 in debts from last year. The festival is April 26-28.

Sherrill, Pitts named Athletes of the Week

In a 17-0 win against Cape Fear, Sherrill scored six goals and had one assist.

Te’Vell Williams hired at E.E. Smith

E.E. Smith’s football tradition is as rich as any school’s in Cumberland County. But the Golden Bulls have fallen on hard times the past six years, with two winless seasons and two more with just a single win in that span.

State Treasurer Dale Folwell has made it clear: almost three years into the state’s takeover of the town of Spring Lake’s finances, he’s still unhappy with what he sees.

Cumberland County residents will soon be getting an app where they can pay bills, apply for county jobs and learn about county services, County Manager Clarence Grier told county commissioners Thursday. 

Tiger softball seeks solutions

Phil Dean figured he had the pieces coming back this year to field a solid softball team at South View High School.

Tech adventures await at Cumberland County Public Library: Dive into coding and STEM

Get ready to code, create and innovate with Cumberland County Public Library's exciting lineup of coding and STEM programs!

Seven years after it was discovered that the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians had been contaminated with toxic chemical waste from PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the federal government will enforce the first-ever regulations for public drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Before getting their first preview of next year’s budget, members of the Cumberland County Board of Education took two pauses at their Tuesday meeting — one to honor a life saved, and one to honor three lives lost.

Fayetteville’s Cape Fear Regional Theatre to present big plans to PWC

Leaders from the Cape Fear Regional Theatre will make a presentation about the theater’s expansion project.

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency will announce new national regulations for drinking water contaminated with PFAS.

If you’ve lived in North Carolina for the past seven years, especially in regions that get water from the Cape Fear River Basin, you’ve likely become familiar with the acronym PFAS, which stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. More than likely, you also know the term can trigger a strong reaction if mentioned in conversation.

Mystery of missing youths stirs troubling memories of 60 years ago

Just like the Westerfield brothers, Blake Devin and London Deven are missing.

City makes Interim Attorney Lachelle Pulliam permanent

Interim City Attorney Lachelle H. Pulliam will become Fayetteville’s permanent city attorney, Mayor Mitch Colvin said in a surprise announcement at the end of Monday’s Fayetteville City Council meeting.

The Cumberland County Board of Education will receive Tuesday Superintendent Dr. Marvin Connelly Jr.’s proposed $602.3 million budget for fiscal year 2024-25.

New police chief introduced in Spring Lake

Former State Bureau of Investigations Special Agent Errol Jarman will serve as Spring Lake’s interim police chief, the Board of Aldermen announced Monday night.

'Fastest puzzler' contest set for Saturday

Think you have what it takes to be the fastest puzzler at the library? Find out during East Regional Library’s friendly jigsaw puzzle contest, coming Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. …

Board to consider assist from economic development consulting firm

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen’s work session scheduled for Monday, town officials will consider options for strategic action planning to include economic development. Board members …

The Fayetteville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

Fayetteville’s sister city awaits a local high school student studying French

Parlez-vous français? Are you a Cumberland County high school student learning the language and about the French culture? If you are, the Fayetteville-Saint-Avold Friendship Alliance is offering you quite the scholarship opportunity to further your studies.

Appeals Court upholds conviction in Gerald Gillespie murder case

In January 2017, retired school teacher and Army Special Forces veteran Gerald Gillespie, 86, was stabbed to death in his apartment off Owen Drive in the Bordeaux area of Fayetteville.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

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