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Shortly after I moved to Fayetteville, I was near Hay Street when I heard church bells ringing out a hymn. This surprised me because I’m from New Jersey, where I had never heard bells ringing.

The Cumberland County Veterans Services Office will be closed Monday through March 17 for its staff to attend a Veterans Service Officers conference, according to a county news release.

A Fayetteville woman was charged with trespassing on a school bus Friday morning, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Tikieda Paulette Gee, 41, was arrested about 9:41 a.m.

One person’s concern about suspicious activity led to three arrests on drug or other charges in the 500 block of Edward Street, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. The …

City evaluating private streets to determine if they are safe for trash pickup

Starting July 1, Fayetteville residents who live on certain private streets won’t have their household trash picked up at their homes but at an alternative site with easier access for garbage trucks. The change is part of an ordinance adopted by the Fayetteville City Council on Feb. 27. The ordinance is meant to protect city vehicles and employees from the hazards of working on unmaintained private streets.

Two deputies were injured early Friday while trying to make an arrest in a domestic disturbance case in the 3000 block of Scarlett Place, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s …

A funny thing happened on my way to full retirement, leaning back in my comfy chair and watching reruns of “Law & Order.” I got bored. Quickly. After nearly 40 years of covering …

Fayetteville City Councilman Derrick Thompson wants to change the length of terms of office for council members from two to four years and to stagger terms for future councils. He says doing so will help the city with long-term strategic planning and projects. Councilman Mario Benavente joined Councilwoman Kathy Keefe Jensen in opposing Thompson’s request.

A satellite clinic for the Women, Infants and Children program opened this week on Fort Bragg, according to a Cumberland County news release.

An anonymous tip to CrimeStoppers led to the arrests of three people on drug charges, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Investigators found narcotics at a residence in the 1700 block of Wellons Drive.  

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