Dining & Entertainment

Indulge Yourself

By Melanie Mitchell With the holiday season approaching, people have a tendency to stress over the perfect food to offer their guests. And, stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS! Here are a few desserts that are absolutely delicious and stress-free to make… each with a light liquor kick. One of my favorite desserts of all-time is […]

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Fruits of the Farm

By Melissa Goslin Tobacco decline hit North Carolina farmers hard. As one of the few crops to thrive in sandy soil, it had been a natural fit for regional farmers since the country was settled. But there was another indigenous crop that caught the eye of Sir Walter Raleigh and his crew… grapes. Raleigh sent […]

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How Do You Wine

By Miriam Landru Even if you’re a newbie to the world of wine, you are probably familiar with the fact that different glasses go with different wines.  A glass for your merlot will generally be taller and have a larger bottom, while the vessel for your Pinot Grigio will be more petite. Wine lovers are […]

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Gone to Atlanta

By: Miriam Landru Atlanta is so much more than a Braves game and a day trip to Six Flags. This bustling metropolis, the ninth largest city in the United States, is home to over five million people. It is the home of the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It’s a hub for […]

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Fayetteville’s Big Fat Greek & French Festival

by Melissa Goslin                 A handful of rock stars go by a single name—Madonna, Sting, Pink, Beyoncé. These mononymous celebrities have achieved a rare, instantly-recognizable level of fame, even when their one name is reduced to a symbol (who can forget The Artist, Formerly Known as Prince?). But before music and movies ruled […]

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The Descendants

By: Marshall Waren   In the summer of 1965, I was an incoming sophomore at Fayetteville High School. Being new to the scene, I was intimidated by the stylish, well-dressed upper classmen. I had saved up money from my paper route and so I headed downtown to Ed Fleishman and Brothers on Hay Street to […]

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Leaving a Legacy

By Kellie Gentry Hussmann   It’s no surprise that most of us want to leave this world better than we found it. If nothing else, we want to know that our time on earth made even the slightest of difference for future generations. The Cumberland Community Foundation has been helping the people of Cumberland County […]

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TLC = The Lord’s Company

By Kellie Gentry Hussmann Chances are, you’ve seen signs for TLC Carwash & Fast Lube around town—you know the one with the bubblegum pink Volkswagen bug perched high above the carwash accented in royal blue. And I bet you’ve also wondered, what exactly does TLC stand for?             What started out as a “Terrific Looking […]

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Beauty and the Brush Stroke

By: Fatima Butt   People have been using letters and symbols to convey messages since before Gutenberg and the printing press.  In very ancient times, men stood in caves to tell stories with pictures. Those pictures became cryptograms became hieroglyphics, which eventually became words. Rika King, a self-taught local artist, picked up her passion for […]

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Southern Hospitality

By: Miriam Landru Homicide investigator-turned interior designer, Ann Marie Locklear, knows a whole lot about houses. In fact, she builds them from the ground up and then styles the entire home inside out. As she spoke about her exciting career as an interior designer and contractor, she had this mesmerizing glow about her. With a […]

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Straight Outta the Northside

BY: Courtney Phillips When Johnny Taylor was a child growing up off of Elliot Bridge Road, Ramsey Street was a far cry from the bustling, multi-lane commercial district of today. “It used to be, kids went everywhere they wanted to go. We just rode our bikes and the only rule was that we had to […]

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Your Faith is Not Your Own

Rev. Scott Foster             Each one of us stands on the shoulders of those that have gone before us in life and in faith.  We could not have survived without the sacrifice of those that preceded us or have a Christian faith without the example of other Christians in the church. And that’s what Hebrews […]

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Food for the Fall

By: Victoria Franco A new year hastens upon us. Not a calendar new year, but a new school year. New school years are a time of reunion, as friends meet up after a long summer apart, but they’re also a time of change as students embark on the next level of their academic studies. At […]

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Man Vs. Food: Fayetteville Edition

By James Johnson In this, the month in which our nation celebrates its independence, it is difficult to think of any custom more uniquely American than that of a “food challenge.” A food-challenge, for the uninitiated, is an event in which a restaurant offers its customers an opportunity to prove to their friends, family and themselves, […]

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The Making of Men

By: Bill McFadyen           My favorite wake-up call in the pre-dawn comes by text from my swell pal about 10 minutes before my alarm goes off. I already tumble between sleep and consciousness, having looked at the time thrice in the last two hours out of fear of oversleeping. So the text ding jars me […]

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Medical & Dental Directory 2015

Designed by Doctors – 06/22/2015 11:52AM Solving the Problem – 06/22/2015 11:57AM Say Cheese – 06/22/2015 12:00PM Bedside Manor – 06/22/2015 12:02PM A Growing Need – 06/22/2015 12:06PM The PA Will Now See You – 06/22/2015 12:09PM Labor Intensive – 06/22/2015 12:17PM The Good Kind of Grease – 06/22/2015 12:19PM A Promise Made, A Promise […]

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Phi-lan-thro-py

By: Kelly Twedell Phi-lan-thro-py Noun: The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.               With today’s high cost of providing medical care, hospitals often do not have enough funds for services, programs, and much needed equipment, that’s the catalyst behind the inception of […]

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Prevent Senior Falls

It’s a sobering statistic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three older adults over age 65 falls each year, but less than half are expected to bring their accident to the attention of a healthcare provider.             “A fall by an older adult is a warning sign as it […]

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The Good Kind of Grease

By: Miriam Landru             What comes first? The rooster or the relief?             In the case of using actual rooster grease to combat arthritis, it’s the former.             Dr. Brad Broussard of Cape Fear Orthopedics is an advocate of the practice, injecting it (or a synthetic version made from bacteria) into the patient in order […]

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Labor Intensive

By: Courtney Phillips                 “There’s a secret in our culture,” said Natasha Baker, a certified lactation consultant, birth and postpartum doula, founder of Natasha Doula Birth Marks and mother of two in Fayetteville. “It’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.”                 Natasha is one of a growing number of specially trained […]

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