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The Fayetteville Public Works Commission will soon have new electricity rate plans for its massive consumers of electricity, such as factories, whose bills may run into the tens of millions of dollars per year. 

Joe Quigg relives March 23, 1957, and the night that changed his life forever

Most every kid shooting hoops in the backyard or in a silent moment in a gymnasium has envisioned themselves at the free throw line with a championship to win.

Local Government Commission halts police and fire department raises

The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen were told Monday from the town’s finance officer that their earlier votes for police and fire department raises could not take effect until the Local …

Cedar Creek Road development hearings removed last minute from agenda

Minutes before the Fayetteville City Council’s Monday meeting discussions began, the council removed public hearings on the proposed Cedar Creek Road apartments from the agenda — much to the surprise of around 30 residents who had come to the meeting to voice their concerns about the development.

N.C. Supreme Court revives lawsuit in fatal Fayetteville police car crash

Can the city of Fayetteville be held liable for a crash in which a Fayetteville police officer took his eyes off the road while driving and killed a pedestrian?

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession. 

As North Carolina’s School Social Work Month wraps up, Cumberland County public schools are celebrating two of the best of the profession.

The Kirby File: School of Medicine, leaders say, will change healthcare landscape

Walk into this room at Cape Fear Valley Health Hoke Hospital, and you’ll see the intensity in Dr. Stephanie Mann’s eyes. She’s all business. There’s work to be done, with no time to spare.

Second art mural coming to Spring Lake

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen’s work session scheduled for Monday, town officials will vote for a second time on police and fire pay increases and declare a road closure for the unveiling of a second art mural on Main Street.

One coach and two athletes from Cumberland County will be in Wilmington Saturday to compete in the annual Carolinas Classic All-Star basketball game pitting the top senior boys and girls players from North Carolina against their South Carolina counterparts.

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

A much-deserved recognition for a well-respected coach

I’ve sometimes been a critic of the Cumberland County Schools over the years, but when they get something right I’m one of their primary supporters.

$12 million fundraising campaign underway for new Methodist University medical school

A group of active and retired Fayetteville business leaders are trying to raise $12 million in donations to help establish the new medical school that Methodist University and Cape Fear Valley Health …

After seven hours of recounting ballots, county Board of Elections workers confirmed Thursday Democratic Cumberland County Board of Commissioners candidate Ronald Pittman’s loss in the March 5 primary.

The Kirby File: Dogwood original weighs in on festival’s future

So, the city allocated around $20,000 for a consulting company out of Kentucky to tell us how to operate the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival going forward, including suggestion of moving it from Festival Park, when all we have to do is ask John Malzone, the downtown businessman who was there for the festival’s beginning in 1982.

Plesser, DeJesus score Athletes of the Week

In two games DeJesus scored four goals and had six assists.

Challenges ahead for Cumberland County Schools amid NCHSAA changes?

David Culbreth, who wraps up his tenure as Cumberland County Schools student activities director today, made his last official visit to the N.C. Athletic Directors Association annual convention over the weekend.

A development on the southeastern outskirts of Fayetteville has drawn the ire of residents who believe it will exacerbate flooding issues in their neighborhood — and are concerned their fight against its approval will be a difficult one because of Mayor Mitch Colvin’s financial investment in the project. 

Retired Delta Force soldier charged with stealing grenades, classified documents

The federal government is trying again to prosecute a retired Army special operations soldier from Fort Liberty, accusing him of stealing grenades, classified documents and other military property.

The art of letting go

One could say that military spouses have plenty of experience with letting things go. From the much-needed purge of items preparing to PCS, to saying goodbye to family, friends, and all things familiar, the ability to let go becomes an essential skill.

Our police chief isn’t just talking the talk about the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Kemberle Braden is walking the walk — literally — when it comes to sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking in this community.

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved a design-build team for a courthouse parking garage Monday night, but not without some tough questions.

Admission fees? New venue? Consultant suggests changes to Dogwood Festival

As April’s Dogwood Festival inches closer, a consultant has suggested significant changes to downtown Fayetteville’s biggest annual event — including admission charges.

Cumberland County will recount votes on Thursday in the Democratic primary for the Board of Commissioners Dist. 2 election, the county Board of Elections announced on Monday.

Cumberland County commissioners will hear more about efforts to bring a Black culture museum to downtown Fayetteville at their regular meeting Monday.

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