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Bill Kirby Jr.: A changing of the guard on Carvers Falls Road

Another business day was done at Nathan’s Auto Repair alongside Carvers Falls Road, just off of Ramsey Street in north Fayetteville. But this Sept. 15 afternoon would be different for Nathan and Cindy Page, as this would be their last day in the automotive repair business after 41 years.

The Fayetteville City Council on Monday will revisit the execution of a contract for a gunshot detection system for the Police Department. Reconsideration of the contract is listed under other business on Monday's regular meeting agenda. The council meets at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

‘A celebration of cultures’

The International Folk Festival shifted into high gear Saturday with just about everything that might be expected from a street fair promoting a distinctive cultural theme. The Parade of Nations …

Information session on $97M bond initiative draws small crowd

An information session to talk with residents about the three bond packages that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot for Fayetteville residents drew a small crowd Friday. The education and information …

With a taste of cool autumn weather in the air, Fayetteville is taking it to the streets this weekend. Cultural artistry and cuisines from around the world will be celebrated Friday through Sunday during the 44th annual International Folk Festival at Festival Park and throughout downtown.

After 19 months on the job, Darrell Allison was officially installed as the 12th chancellor in the long history of Fayetteville State University on Friday.

Downtown will be all dressed up for the coming Christmas season with 200 new red- and gold-trimmed bows along Person Street and an even taller holiday tree at the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County.

The Cumberland Community Foundation on Thursday evening awarded grants and scholarships totaling $684,060. One will enhance Fayetteville State University graduation rates, and the other will help two local nonprofit organizations establish and grow their own endowments.

Two teenagers have been arrested in Durham in connection with the shooting death of a man outside his Fayetteville apartment, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Timothy Renae Nava, 18, and Nizer Marquise Bennett, 19, each is charged with first-degree murder,

As chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, I am fortunate to interact with various groups and entities. My fellow commissioners and I hear their needs, requests and complaints. The …

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