SEEN @ THE SCENE

Build a Better Murchison

Build a Better Block is a demonstration project designed to show how an area would look if it were more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. The event transformed Murchison Road on the afternoon of March 7. The event featured music, art, food vendors and entertainment.

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Evening at Casino Royale Fundraiser for Better Health

Better Health of Cumberland County held its annual fundraiser Feb. 29 in the Carolina Barn at McCormick Farms.  

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All American Dream Competition

Countryside Gymnastics hosted the All American Dream Competition on January, 25, 2020 at Reid Ross Classical off Ramsey St. Check out the photos below of these competitive gymnasts!        

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Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Gala

The Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Gala was held Jan. 25 at Highland Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the Residency Program, with the goal of addressing an increasing shortage of primary care and specialty physicians in our community. 

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FTCC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On December 5, 2019, a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the new State-of-the-Art Greenhouse at Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Wesley A. Meredith Horticulture Educational Center on Eastern Boulevard in Fayetteville. After two natural disasters; this new Greenhouse features an evaporative cooling system, double-door entrance, and a sidewall rollup with motorized curtains.   

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

The official tree lighting ceremony was held on December 4th at FAST Transit Center. Musical performances & delicious food trucks gathered around for this special event. Presented by FAST Transit Center, The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County and Cool Spring Downtown District.    

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19th Annual Dickens Holiday

On Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, Historic Downtown Fayetteville transformed into a unique and wonderful experience. Horse-drawn carriages rolled down Hay Street carrying shoppers the old-fashioned way. The smells of cider and gingerbread permeate the chilly air. And  Ebenezer Scrooge himself. Check out photos of Dickens Holiday 2019      

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Artists in Schools featuring Number Drummers

On November 22 Eastover-Central Elementary School held a music education assembly for 400 K-5 students where they were entertained by Number Drummers  Number Drummers, a for-profit organization created by Troy Kryzalka, integrates music and math during assemblies and workshops in area schools. Due to a childhood eye injury, Kryzalka taught himself music using mathematics. Using […]

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Seniors on the Move donates check to Cape Fear Health Foundation

On October 24, 2019, EE Miller Seniors on the Move made a donation of $2000 to the Cape Fear Health Foundation for cancer awareness. Check out the photos below. For more information click the link below. http://www.cfvfoundation.org/  

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Art Exhibition at 107 Concourse C Art Gallery

Gerald McMillan, owner of  107 Concourse C Art Gallery held an Art Exhibit on November 22, 2019. This Art Exhibit featured talented artists like Jamil Burton, Terry Durham Jr, and local guest artists from Wine and Design: Stephen Ball, Ale Karina, Maggie McLaughlin, and Kimberly Sejas.  107 Concourse C Art Gallery is located downtown Fayetteville […]

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Marquis Society Social

The United Way of Cumberland County held its Marquis Society Social on Oct. 28 at Ralph and Linda Huff’s home. The event honors individuals who pledge $1,000 or more to the United Way during its annual fundraising campaign.  

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Indigo Moon Film Festival

The Indigo Moon Film Festival opened on Oct. 12 with a showing of “The Dog Doc,” followed by a reception. The film festival planned to show dozens of films at four locations over the next two days.  

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Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium

The local chapter of The Links, Inc., hosted its second Treasure Our Chests Breast Cancer Awareness Symposium on Oct. 11 at The Capitol Room. The event included presentations by local physicians and an interactive panel discussion with breast cancer survivors. The Links is a civic organization with 288 chapters nationwide.

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CityView Food and Wine Party – 2019

CityView held its 7th annual Food & Wine Party at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Oct. 10 and it was a smashing success! The food and wine (and beer) were delicious, the music was irresistible and the company was wonderful. And there were massages. Seriously. If you didn’t make it to this year’s party, […]

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Sculpture dedication

The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and its Board of Trustees dedicated a new sculpture on Oct. 10 to former executive director Deborah Mintz, who retired this year after 25 years with the organization. The piece, which will be a permanent public art piece downtown, features Mintz’s beloved rescue dog, Cayley, and a goat. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville grand opening

Mercedes-Benz of Fayetteville held the grand opening of its dealership on Glensford Drive on Oct. 8. The crowd included Norman the bulldog, the dealership’s handsome mascot.

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Miss FSU Alumnae Queens’ Legacy Tea

The 3rd annual Miss FSU Alumnae Queens’ Legacy Tea was held Oct. 6 at the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University. Interim Chancellor Peggy Valentine was the guest speaker. The Legacy Tea and the D.R.E.A.M. Endowment Fund work together to provide scholarships to full-time undergraduate juniors and seniors at FSU who are in STEM […]

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Woofstock

The 8th annual Woofstock was held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Oct. 4. It was full of peace, love and tie-dye, as well as good-hearted fundraising for the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, which helps homeless pets find forever homes. 

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Franklin Graham

Several thousand people crowded into Festival Park on Oct. 1 to see evangelist Franklin Graham. Christian singer Jeremy Camp also performed.

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International Folk Festival – 2019

The 41st International Folk Festival took visitors on a trip around the world in the space of downtown Fayetteville over the last weekend in September. This year’s festival included performances on Sunday by several praise groups and choirs.

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