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A grand opening will be held Saturday for 2313 Glitter Ave. Inclusive Boutique at its store off Raeford Road. The boutique sells clothing, shoes and accessories for women of all sizes, according to a news release.

Community organizers to hold town hall on police accountability

Community organizers will hold a town-hall meeting Monday to inform the public about their idea to establish an “office of community safety” that they say would help hold the Fayetteville Police Department accountable for maintaining public safety.

A pedestrian crossing Skibo Road was struck by a vehicle and killed early Saturday, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene of the accident but was later found and arrested, the release said.

Cumberland County Animal Services is closed to the public Saturday because of a power outage caused by an incident on Tom Starling Road, according to a county news release.

What we’re reading

One of the best things about working at the Cumberland County Public Library is that you’re never at a loss when it comes to finding a good book. With a staff of more than 140 people, our reading tastes are all over the map. Take a look at what we’re reading, and you might find something that will interest you.

Democratic lawmakers, undaunted by the political odds against them in North Carolina’s Republican-led General Assembly, have championed bills year after year to rein in gun violence over the past decade. Their Republican opponents, emboldened by better numbers in both legislative chambers this year, have adopted legislation that would put North Carolina on a very different route.

Distinctly Fayetteville, interim CEO part ways as search for replacement renewed

Distinctly Fayetteville, previously known as the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, is looking for a permanent president and CEO to replace interim President Randy Fiveash, Distinctly board Chairman Seth Benalt said Friday in an emailed statement.

A months-long narcotics investigation turned up nearly 36 grams of methamphetamine/Fentanyl and more than 360 grams of marijuana at a home on Ginger Circle, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department are asking the public for help identifying the subjects in robberies at a Waffle House and a Lowe’s store.

If a new Fayetteville City Council member cannot get up to speed on long-term strategic planning for the city, then that City Council member should not be on the council. But that’s freshman Councilman Derrick Thompson’s position in hoping to change council member terms from two years to staggered four-year terms.

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