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SPRING LAKE — A public hearing is scheduled Monday on a plan to build apartments on Main Street that is drawing criticism from some town officials.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

SPRING LAKE — Revenue is on track and expenditures are being closely monitored, according to a financial report presented to the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen on Monday. David Erwin, the town’s finance officer and accounting and financial management adviser for the N.C. Department of the State Treasurer, said that property tax revenue is the “cash high of the year.”

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen will hear a financial report presented by the N.C. Local Government Commission at its work session Monday night. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Grady Howard Conference Toom of the municipal complex.

A Spring Lake man has been arrested and charged with murder in the September death of a man on Belhaven Road in Fayetteville. Jamal Robinson, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jermaine Hailey on Sept. 26, the release said.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen considered the difference between contracted positions and town-eliminated positions at its meeting on Monday night. Human Resources Director Terry Hock said seven positions that were cut include a code enforcement officer, inspections supervisor, fire battalion chief, police lieutenant, meter reader, finance director and accounts payable clerk.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is expected to discuss jobs that have been eliminated when it meets Monday night. The board will meet in the Grady Howard Conference Room at Town Hall at 6 p.m. Monday.

By a 3-2 vote Monday night, the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen adopted an extension agreement among Cumberland County municipalities to delay implementation of a sales tax distribution method for a sales tax distribution method for a year.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen will discuss legislative priorities at its meeting Monday night. The seven priorities are infrastructure, business development, public safety, public transportation, environmental regulations, access to housing and resident access to services and programs.

SPRING LAKE — Town officials said Monday night that a collapsed road that has snarled traffic since the end of January will be repaved this week.  Interim Town Manager Jason Williams said at a work session of the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen that the side of the road that c

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is expected to hear presentations about the Rape Crisis Center of Cumberland County and how the town can install electric car charging stations when it meets Monday.

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to approve a new sales tax agreement among Cumberland County municipalities that could mean a loss of $1.4 million in revenue annually for the town.

Spring Lake board to get financial update

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is expected to hear a financial update from the Local Government Commission during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.  David …

Taxpayers reminded of Jan. 31 deadline

The Cumberland County Tax Administration is reminding residents that Jan. 31 is the deadline for the 2023 annual property tax listing period. Listing forms must be updated, signed and returned and …

Set off on a reading voyage in 2023

Do you dream to travel to distant locales or crave new adventures this new year? Good news! You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your favorite armchair to take a reading voyage around …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday got of glimpse of the county’s priorities from now until March, which includes providing safe drinking water to the southern portion of …

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen on Monday night discussed the possibility of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners changing the sales tax collection method from per …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday is scheduled to get updates on its priorities, including the establishment of a county water supply system. Renee Paschal, the interim …

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen is expected to declare almost two dozen vehicles and pieces of equipment surplus when it meets today. The surplus items will be sold on …

Tech Time: Help with your digital device

Have you ever received a new digital gift for the holidays, but had no idea how to use it? The Cumberland County Public Library has the perfect solution — the  Tech Time program available …

SPRING LAKE — Hiring a new town manager and a finance director are among the top goals the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen hopes to achieve as the new year begins.  Alderman Raul Palacios …

New Year’s resolutions, library-style

It’s time to set my resolutions for 2023. So far, my resolutions are to get healthier, manage money better, finish writing my book, eat at home more and date Jason Momoa. A few of those may be …

The Cumberland Community Foundation raised approximately $1.8 million in this year’s Giving Tuesday campaign. Coupled with the $575,000 local match, that means nearly $2.4 million was raised …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners on Monday remained divided on whether the county should follow the city’s lead in clearing homeless shelters and tents from county …

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners’ Crown Event Center Committee on Monday will review a draft of the Request for Proposal for a construction manager. The committee members also will …

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