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Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief

St. John’s Episcopal Church hosted a concert on Oct. 7 to raise money to help victims of Hurricane Florence. Local musicians performed, including ensembles from the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and music students and instructors from Methodist University.

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Woofstock

Plenty of groovy animal lovers paws-ed for a while on Oct. 5 at Woofstock at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The annual event raises money for FAPS, aka the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. The nonprofit group works to find homes and help for homeless pets in the area.

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Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 4 with a dinner at Highland Country Club. Over the past 10 years, the organization has given more than $500,000 to local charitable causes that help low-income women and children. Those attending the dinner also heard from guest speaker Lisa Napoli, author of “Ray and Joan: The […]

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KidsPeace Annual Chair-ity

Beautiful and cleverly decorated chairs were auctioned off at the Ramada Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 27, to benefit the local fund of KidsPeace, a national foster care organization. Local artists painted and redesigned the chairs, as well as some windows and tables that were auctioned off. The annual Chair-ity Auction was sponsored by the Re-Store Warehouse.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

There was an abundance of smiles and beautiful original artworks at the Home is Where the HeART auction at SkyView on Hay on Thursday, Sept. 27. The artworks were auctioned off to raise money to help homeless children who come to the day resource center at Connections of Cumberland County with their single mothers seeking safe housing.  

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Cotton Club III

A sharp-dressed crowd turned out for Cotton Club III at Fayetteville State University on Saturday, Sept. 29. With its theme of “Ladies Sing the Blues,” the event recalled the 1920s with attendees dressed in zoot suits and flapper dresses and dancing to period music. The event raised money for scholarships and celebrated the university’s 150th anniversary.

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Fire from the Mountain exhibit opening

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University celebrated the opening of its Fire from the Mountain exhibit with a reception on September 6. The exhibit, featuring works of glass and steel by ten artists from western North Carolina, runs through November 10.

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28th Annual Greek Festival

The 28th Annual Greek Festival on September 7-9 featured demonstrations of Greek culture and tasty examples of Greek food, as well as fun and educational activities. As always, it drew appreciative crowds.

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Festival Of Yesteryear

Figures from North Carolina’s Colonial and Revolutionary War-era roamed Arsenal Park on Saturday, September 8, in the Festival of Yesteryear, which is part of the annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration. The festival gave visitors a sense of what life was like back in those times as the re-enactors portrayed daily life, culture, music and art in the late 18th […]

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Alzheimer Walk

Hundreds of people participated in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in downtown Fayetteville on September 8. More than $82,000 was raised.

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App State Alumni

Some Mountaineers gathered on July 25th at Bright Light Brewing Co. for the first social event of a newly formed Fayetteville chapter of Appalachian State University alumni. 

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The Little Gym’s Messtival

Kids both big and small turned out at Honeycutt Park on August 17 for The Little Gym’s third annual Messtival. The free event was full of free, messy, fun activities and also included paid activities that raised money for Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Children’s Network, which provides free recreational experiences for children with severe illnesses and their families.

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Purple Heart Dinner

Purple Heart recipients and their families, Gold Star Mothers and the families of those killed in action were honored Saturday, August 18, at the Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner at the Crown Expo Center. A special recognition of World War II veterans was also held.

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The United Way Luncheon

The United Way of Cumberland County kicked off its annual fund-raising campaign on Tuesday, August 21, with a luncheon at the Crown Ballroom. The agency seeks to improve the quality of lives in Cumberland County by addressing critical human needs.

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Northwood Temple Dinner Theater

A crowd turned out Saturday for the opening night of Northwood Temple’s 31st annual dinner theater. The  dinner theater runs through the end of October.

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SPLASH Pad at Kiwanis Recreation Center

The splash pad at Kiwanis Recreation Center drew a crowd of delighted children and parents on a hot July day.

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Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Campers attending a “Nature Nuts” camp at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden took a walk along its paths on July 16 in search of pretty colors and interesting shapes in nature.  

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Independence Day Concert

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night at Festival Park to hear the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra perform patriotic music in honor of Independence Day. There were stars in the sky, stripes all around and plenty of fireworks to make everyone go ooh and aah. Happy Fourth!

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African World Peace Festival

Music, dancing, art, smiles and celebration were the order of the day at the 4th Annual African World Peace Festival, held in downtown Fayetteville July 13-15. The event aims to bring a diverse community together while promoting peace, love and respect.

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Celebration of the Museum of the Cape Fear’s 30th Birthday

Celebration of the Museum of the Cape Fear’s 30th Birthday   Birthday parties should always include cake, silly hats and balloons – even if the birthday honoree is a museum. And that’s just the kind of party that was held on June 21 to celebrate the 30th birthday or anniversary, of the Museum of the Cape Fear. […]

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