BOF 2016

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Featured Articles

  • 1 Play Ball!! Baseball Returns to J.P. Riddle Stadium for the SwampDogs 2016 Season
  • 2 Headquarters Library to Celebrate its 30th Anniversary
  • 3 Rental Homes — Thousands of Them
  • 4 Looking Back at Two Violent Ladies
  • 5 Tillis on Tricare
  • 6 A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Play Ball!! Baseball Returns to J.P. Riddle Stadium for the SwampDogs 2016 Season

    With the past month’s dreary weather giving way to sunshine in the coming weeks, and the building excitement inside classrooms all across the county, it’s a sure sign that summer is almost here and that SwampDogs baseball is just around corner! In fact, the opening day is on Wednesday, June
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  • Headquarters Library to Celebrate its 30th Anniversary

    Cumberland County’s Headquarters Library is turning 30. A celebration is set for Sunday, June 12, in the Pate Room of the library from 3-5 p.m.  The downtown library was opened at 300 Maiden lane in 1986 and replaced the main library on Anderson Street, which opened in 1931. The County
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  • Rental Homes — Thousands of Them

    Drive through any neighborhood in Fayetteville and you’ll be able to pick out the rentals because many of them stand out like sore thumbs. The grass this time of year is a foot high. Weeds have become small trees, and the shrubbery, if there is any, is overgrown. State and
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  • Looking Back at Two Violent Ladies

    Hurricane season is upon us. Hurricane Fran was one of the most destructive storms to hit our state. It struck North Carolina 20 years ago this year, on a path similar to that of Hurricane Hazel 40 years earlier. Both occurred toward the end of the hurricane season and had
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  • Tillis on Tricare

    The National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 includes a plan to overhaul and improve TRICARE for active duty service members, reservists, retirees and their family members. It incorporates several provisions proposed by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). Tillis originally offered the proposals to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ)
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  • A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces

    On May 29, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band will join together in the annual Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. This is the fourth annual concert collaboration between the two professional groups. They come together once a year to honor the past and present
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Views

  • 1 Play Ball!! Baseball Returns to J.P. Riddle Stadium for the SwampDogs 2016 Season
  • 2 Is Fayetteville Ready for Hedwig?
  • 3 A Fine Bromance This Is
  • 4 Thank You for Being You
  • 5 Failing Report Card: Let’s Reverse the Trend
  • Play Ball!! Baseball Returns to J.P. Riddle Stadium for the SwampDogs 2016 Season

    With the past month’s dreary weather giving way to sunshine in the coming weeks, and the building excitement inside classrooms all across the county, it’s a sure sign that summer is almost here and that SwampDogs baseball is just around corner! In fact, the opening day is on Wednesday, June
    Read More
  • Is Fayetteville Ready for Hedwig?

    Known for its commitment to excellence, diversity, inclusion and willingness to take artistic risk, the Cape Fear Regional Theatre is bringing the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hedwig And The Angry Inch to Fayetteville May 26 –June 5. But is Fayetteville ready for Hedwig? CFRT Artistic Director Tom Quaintance and Hedwig
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  • A Fine Bromance This Is

    Childhood taunt updated: “Vlad and The Donald sitting in a tree/K-I-S-S-I-N-G/First, comes love/ Then, comes marriage/Then, comes The Donald with a baby carriage.” The original childhood ditty morphed into the unsettling thought expressed in the version set out above. The new limerick was triggered by a disturbing mural. Across the
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  • Thank You for Being You

    I think my father started it years ago, but in our circle when a family member or friend does or says something so quintessentially “them,” someone is sure to say: “Thank you for being you!”  It could be said lovingly, as when a protective mother never fails to say “be
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  • Failing Report Card: Let’s Reverse the Trend

    Fayetteville Observer reporter, Paul Wolverton, did an excellent job last week reporting on the developing trend of a dwindling population in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. (Saturday 5/21/2016). He did a yeoman’s job providing a shocking and alarming wake up call to all our civic and elected officials that Fayetteville and
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Arts

  • 1 A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces
  • 2 Stephanie Bostock at City Center Gallery and Books
  • 3 Fine Arts Week at Fayetteville State University
  • 4 Gallery 208 Presents Vantage Point: The Paintings of Daniel Reeves
  • A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces

    On May 29, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band will join together in the annual Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces. This is the fourth annual concert collaboration between the two professional groups. They come together once a year to honor the past and present
    Read More
  • Stephanie Bostock at City Center Gallery and Books

    City Center Gallery and Books isn’t like the large chain book stores. Located in downtown Fayetteville at 112 Hay Street, it is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and get in touch with the local artistic community. Diane Parfitt is the owner of the City Center Gallery and Books,
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  • Fine Arts Week at Fayetteville State University

    Fine Arts Week at Fayetteville State University is right around the corner. This Fine Arts Series features music, visual art and drama and runs from Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10. It is a week of activities that features Eleone Dance Theater, art work by former Black Panther Emory
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  • Gallery 208 Presents Vantage Point: The Paintings of Daniel Reeves

    Artist Daniel Reeves is inspired by and appreciates the “nature and the patterns of organic beauty.” His high skill level in painting is evident. The paintings in his exhibit at Gallery 208, Vantage Point: the Paintings of Daniel Reeves, speak more to what the artist excludes in his artist statement
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Entertainment

  • 1 Charlotte Blume Fayetteville Music Hall of Fame Video
  • 2 Bringing Jazz and Comedy to Fayetteville
  • 3 Ring of Fire: A Musical Masterpiece
  • 4 The Man in Black Takes the Stage at CFRT’s Ring of Fire
  • Charlotte Blume Fayetteville Music Hall of Fame Video

    Charlotte Blume 2015 Fayetteville Music Hall of Fame Award
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  • Bringing Jazz and Comedy to Fayetteville

      Michelle Ingram loves jazz and she loves to laugh. She left Fayetteville 28 years ago and cultivated her love of jazz in places far and wide. “I have a lot of musician friends from Colorado, California, Florida and it was fun to go see them perform,” she said.  Ingram
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  • Ring of Fire: A Musical Masterpiece

    I must make one caveat before I begin this review. I love the music of Johnny Cash. I learned a lot of it as a small child riding in the truck with my Dad — who also loved the music of Johnny Cash. That being the case, I will admit that
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  • The Man in Black Takes the Stage at CFRT’s Ring of Fire

    It’s May – that time between the blistering heat of summer and the unpredictability of spring. This is the time of the year when people head outdoors. They start working on their yards. They start planning day trips, and, in the evening, they venture out to find a cool outdoor activity.
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