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Fayetteville, Cumberland County want to offer millions to attract titanium company

A proposed titanium reclamation plant would represent an investment of at least $1 billion, employ 450, and the average pay would be $120,000.

Jury finds girls’ basketball coach not liable in sexual assault lawsuit

Former girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson on Thursday won a civil lawsuit that accused him of illegal sexual contact with one of the players.

A Cumberland County jury is being asked to decide this week whether former Terry Sanford girls’ basketball coach Thurston Jackie Robinson sexually molested a player.

Run-off primaries underway on Tuesday

Tuesday is election day across North Carolina in the Republican run-off primary for lieutenant governor and state auditor. The election is open to Republican voters and to unaffiliated voters.

Fayetteville PWC plans to reduce its budget by $25.8 million

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission plans a $439.1 million budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, a decrease of $25.8 million from this year’s budget, which is $464.9 million.

Governor wants to send millions of dollars to Fayetteville and Cumberland County

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to send more than $10 million to Fayetteville State University and more than $73 million Cumberland County for school construction.

$1.3 billion sought for Cumberland County titanium recycling plant

Cumberland County is being considered for a titanium reprocessing facility. American Titanium Metal LLC, is seeking to borrow up to $1.3 billion to make it happen.

Judge denies petition in Robeson County election bribery case

Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier denied an appeal in a case alleging voter bribery in Robeson County’s primary election, an attorney involved in the case said Wednesday.  

Following difficult year, Fayetteville Dogwood Festival emerges from clouds

Community support and volunteers helped the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival organization navigate some of its toughest times and hold a successful 2024 festival, board members said.

Biden campaign office in Fayetteville signals NC is key in 2024 election

A gathering at the Cumberland County Democratic Party headquarters on Thursday was a harbinger that North Carolina will again be a factor in the outcome of the presidential election.

Chancellor marks progress, but faces crisis as he enters his fourth year

As Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison passed his third anniversary at the helm of the storied campus on March 15, he had accomplishments to celebrate. …

Public Works Commission scores well in keeping the lights on

Electricity customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission experience less time without power than those of most other electric utility companies.

Early voting starts Thursday for Republican run-off primaries

Early voting starts Thursday for Republican second primary for North Carolina lieutenant governor, and the GOP second primary for state auditor.

Five of downtown Fayetteville’s largest buildings are for sale

Five large buildings are for sale along the Hay Street and Person Street corridor in downtown Fayetteville. And a sixth one almost sold in March.

Two Robeson County commissioners accused of bribing voters in primary election

Two Robeson County commissioners are accused of bribing voters in the March primary, according to a court petition.

Study: Cumberland arts industry generated $72.2 million of economic activity in 2022

A recent study reported that the nonprofit arts industry in 2022 generated $72.2 million in economic activity in Cumberland County.

Chancellor postpones controversial teaching policy at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University Chancellor Darrell T. Allison has postponed a controversial new teaching workload policy at the university until January 2025.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre wants power lines put underground

With renovations getting ready to start, leaders of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre would like the Fayetteville PWC to bury power lines around the building so they don’t obscure the view from the street.

Highly unusual: Independent candidate poised to run for Congress

Shelane Etchison did a rare thing: She gathered enough signatures to get on the ballot for the 9th Congressional District election without belonging to a political party.

Fayetteville State faculty issue ‘no confidence’ vote on provost

The Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University on Friday approved a “no confidence” resolution regarding the leadership of Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

Fayetteville State faculty plan ‘no confidence’ vote on university provost

Faculty at Fayetteville State University will hold a no confidence vote on Friday regarding Provost Monica Terrell Leach, the school’s chief academic officer.

During Monday’s board meeting, Hope Mills commissioners discussed the outcome of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling over public officials’ free speech rights — with a connection to Hope Mills. 

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin joins national effort to curb crime

Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin brainstormed with other mayors and learned ways other cities have addressed crime.

The Chemours Company, a global petrochemical company that polluted the Cape Fear River basin with toxic PFAS via its Fayetteville Works plant, has agreed to part ways with CEO Mark Newman after he and other top executives misrepresented company transactions in an attempt to boost their pay incentives.

PWC to renew its focus on safety following increase in accidents

Employee accidents involving vehicles and equipment at the Fayetteville Public Works Commission are running twice as high as average this fiscal year. The utility is taking steps to reinvigorate a culture of workplace safety.

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