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Board discusses budget priorities

The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen discussed budget priorities ahead of budget sessions at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. Here are the highlights from the meeting: Budget …

New conservative group to recruit and boost Cumberland candidates

Several Fayetteville-area Republicans have created a new political action committee to recruit and promote conservative candidates they consider to be of high quality after Republican former mayoral …

Fayetteville electricity customers can voice their opinion on Wednesday on the proposed power rate increase and other rate and fee changes being considered by the Public Works Commission.

DMV to open new license plate agency in Spring Lake

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will open a new license plate agency (LPA) Tuesday in Cumberland County. The agency will be located at 316 N.C. Hwy. 210 N., Suite C, in the Spring Lake Plaza …

Board to address budget priorities, ordinances

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen work session Monday, aldermen will address upcoming budget priorities and also consider revising the town’s subdivision ordinance.  The board will …

Living under the shadow of PFAS: One family’s battle for clean water

Vickie Mullins recalls a traumatic moment in her 8-year-old grandson’s life. 

Crown Event Center delay: Will it cancel concerts, comedy and other shows?

The 18-month delay in the projected opening date of the Crown Event Center planned for downtown Fayetteville creates a question: Will the concerts, comedy shows and other events that have been held at the Cumberland County Crown Complex’s Theatre and Arena on U.S. 301 cease coming to Fayetteville for more than a year and a half?

Republican Lee Spruill suspending campaign for Cumberland Board of Commissioners

Republican V. Lee Spruill III has suspended his campaign for Dist. 2 of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.

Electric customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission on average will pay 2% more for power starting in May, and another 2% the following May, under new electric rates the utility is considering.

PWC to discuss new electric, water and sewer charges on Wednesday

Customers of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission may soon face new rates.

The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen discussed residential organic waste management, approved a Caribbean American festival and moved forward with adding a human resources position, among other items, …

Organizer hopes to bring a new festival to Spring Lake

At the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen meeting Monday, aldermen will hear presentations about a Caribbean American festival and community development program updates.

Cumberland Community Foundation on GivingTuesday highlights, college scholarship deadline

In the words of its President and CEO Mary Holmes, the Cumberland Community Foundation wants to help make life better for Cumberland residents. 

Democrats and Republicans open offices in Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Republican Party and Cumberland County Democratic Party have opened campaign offices in Fayetteville for the 2024 election cycle.

Cumberland County Commissioners Vice Chair Toni Stewart, who is running for reelection, missed the deadline to file her year-end campaign finance report with the Board of Elections, the county …

Several days a week, aspiring election candidate Zach Traylor and his campaign team head out into Fayetteville to knock on doors and to ask people …

Cumberland Democrat sees evidence of Democratic gerrymandering in N.C. House election

A Democratic candidate for N.C. Dist. 42 suspects that fellow party member and incumbent Rep. Marvin Lucas of Spring Lake got the state’s majority-Republican legislature to gerrymander the …

Public Works Commission recommends contractor for $18.6 million sewer line repair

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission on Wednesday unanimously recommended that the City Council award a bid to repair 4,000 feet of a 54-inch diameter sewer outfall pipe southeast of Fayetteville …

When the majority of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen took office in 2021, the small town of just under 12,000 was freshly enmeshed in a financial crisis in the wake of the Local Government …

The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen discussed requiring giving notice to town residents ahead of utility installation work at their regularly scheduled work session on Monday night. The board also …

54-inch, 4,000-foot Fayetteville sewer line needs $18.6 million repair

Fayetteville’s water, sewer and electric company anticipates spending about $18.6 million to line 4,000 feet of a damaged 54-inch diameter sewer line and stabilize the terrain around it to …

White Flag shelter locations will be open over the weekend on the nights of Friday, Jan. 19, Saturday, Jan. 20, and Sunday, Jan. 21, for residents who need a place to escape freezing temperatures. …

Four politicians from Cumberland County seek statewide offices

Voters this year could put four people from Fayetteville and Cumberland into four of North Carolina’s top statewide offices. The three Democrats and one Republican are running for …

While Cumberland County’s Republican Party has eight candidates vying for  Dist. 2 seats on the Board of Commissioners this year, the GOP is letting the Democrats take three District Court …

PWC and customers face $92 million price to filter ‘forever chemicals’ from water

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission — and its customers in and around Fayetteville — face an estimated $92 million cost to design and build filtering equipment to extract “forever chemicals” out of its drinking water supplies, the PWC’s board learned during a presentation Wednesday. 

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