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Fort Liberty Christmas Tree Lighting 2023

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Fort Liberty Family and Army MWR held a Christmas Tree Lighting event on Nov. 30 at the Main Post Parade Field in Fort Liberty. The event hosted holiday entertainment with performances by the 82nd …

Cumberland Register of Deeds Lee Warren to retire at end of 2024

One week ago today, the fourth of four political shockwaves struck Cumberland County when the 2024 election filing period ended Dec. 15 and long-time Register of Deeds Lee Warren’s name was not …

For mother and daughter Shervon and Jayla Hogsett, Christmas will be just “another day” this year — another day where they fight to stay warm on Fayetteville’s streets, hope …

A Fayetteville infant has died after being shot Tuesday, the Fayetteville Police Department announced Thursday.

A new external research project will look at two of Fayetteville’s public, volunteer-run advisory boards to explore potential positive intervention strategies and enhance public engagement in …

An effort to help homeless people in Fayetteville get shelter in Durham ahead of another bitter cold December night on Wednesday generated criticism from some community activists and drew three …

While visions of sugarplums dance in Cumberland County students’ heads, the school system’s operations team will also pause to rest during winter break — but not without weeks of preparation allowing them to do so.

Syphilis cases on the rise in Cumberland County 

Following state and national trends, syphilis cases are on the rise in Cumberland County, including cases of congenital syphilis, in which a baby is born with the disease passed down from the …

Appeals court upholds man’s conviction for murdering wife 

Leo George Rubenstahl will stay in prison for the rest of his life for shooting to death his wife, Enelrae Rubenstahl, in their home north of Fayetteville in February 2021, the N.C. Court of Appeals …

Mysterious dog illness reported in Fayetteville 

The mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs across the United States is showing up in Fayetteville, with several dog owners and at least one animal hospital reporting suspected cases in recent …

Soil and Water Board of Supervisors recognizes longtime member

The Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors recognized outgoing board member Clifton McNeill Jr. during the board’s regular meeting held Dec. 14 in the …

Having a holiday party? You can be sued if a guest drinks and drives and kills someone

With the holiday party season well underway, North Carolina law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement efforts to catch those who choose to make merry by getting overly intoxicated, and …

Fayetteville's Shea Ralph headlines N.C. Sports Hall of Fame's 2024 class

It’s been almost 30 years since Shea Ralph was a dominating high school basketball figure in North Carolina, yet her name still crisscrosses the pages of the N.C. High School Athletic …

Cumberland County residents can now get additional help in accessing resources by visiting their local library, director Faith Phillips said in a Monday presentation to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

After hearing a plea for pay increases by the town’s police department last week, Hope Mills commissioners and town staff decided Monday to wait on any major changes until the pay study for …

Agape Achievement Academy breaks ground in Fayetteville

Agape Achievement Academy , Fayetteville’s newest public charter school, broke ground on Saturday for its first classroom building. The school is being built on 5 acres at 4502 Rosehill …

Fayetteville’s long-running bicycle giveaway program revived in time for Christmas

Fayetteville’s long-running “Bicycle Man” bicycle giveaway program for underprivileged kids ended in 2022, but a reincarnated version has risen to take its place. The new …

Cumberland County takes next steps in Orange Street School project

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will gather at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Cumberland County Courthouse for its final meeting of the year. Here are some key items to note from the …

Where to donate items this holiday season 

With Christmas just around the corner, it's the perfect time to think about giving back.  Here you’ll find a list of organizations and outreach efforts accepting donations to those in …

Get ‘Yeti’ to Read with the Library

When the weather outside starts getting frightful, it's time to find some ideas for indoor activities that will keep everyone entertained and out of trouble.

Board to make motion on proposed police pay plan

Hope Mills Commissioners are set to discuss how to approach a proposed increase to the police department’s base salaries and the implementation of a step pay plan at the board’s meeting …

Veteran basketball coaches return to Pine Forest, prepare for Holiday Classic games

Timing it’s said is everything, and it couldn’t have worked out better this year for a couple of veteran basketball coaches.

Arts Council again accused of being tone deaf regarding race

For the second time in 18 months, The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County has stepped into a morass of racial discord. This week, The Arts Council issued a call on Facebook for …

Navigating global uncertainty

Ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Gaza and beyond have concrete, real-life implications for families here at Fort Liberty and across the U.S. To get insights into making sense of it all, I spoke with …

FTCC Foundation receives $20,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation

FTCC Foundation has received a grant of $20,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation to support the lineworker program at Fayetteville Technical Community College. The funds will be used for the following …

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