Featured Articles

  • 1 Local PGA Pros Engage to Revive Cumberland County’s Oldest Golf Tournament
  • 2 Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season
  • 3 Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5
  • 4 Fayetteville Seeks Black Firefighters
  • 5 Hope Mills Chamber Takes the Lead
  • Local PGA Pros Engage to Revive Cumberland County’s Oldest Golf Tournament

    Back for its 48th year, the Cumberland County Golf Classic/Championship is hosted by Cypress Lakes Golf Course, home of the late L.B Floyd and PGA Hall of Fame inductee Raymond Floyd and sibling LPGA golfing notable, Marlene Floyd. This is the annual tournament young, aggressive, upcoming golfers, casual golfers and
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  • Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season

    What do politics, Chinese acrobats, Prince and Annie, the musical, have in common? The Givens Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 season. And, that’s just the first four shows. With 10 performances slated between the Sept. 29 opening and the final show on May 3, GPAC Director of Marketing Chad Locklear is
    Read More
  • Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5

     Summer. It’s cool drinks on a hot night. It’s hanging out with family and friends. It’s a toe-tapping tune under the stars. And dancing. And laughing. And making memories. Summer. It’s Fayetteville After 5’s specialty. Fayetteville After 5 falls on July 22 this month and coincides with 4th Friday. So
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  • Fayetteville Seeks Black Firefighters

    Fayetteville City Councilman Chalmers McDougald read an article in Up & Coming Weekly recently about retired Fayetteville Fire Chief Benny Nichols’ efforts to create a fire service internship program 15 years ago. The concept was one whereby students at E.E. Smith High School, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Fayetteville State
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  • Hope Mills Chamber Takes the Lead

    In recent months the Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce got bogged down with some internal disappointments and loss of momentum brought about, in part, by 10 years of frustration in the town because of the uncertain future of Hope Mills Lake. The dam on the lake was compromised twice.
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Views

  • 1 Serving Military Active Duty, Veterans and Dependents
  • 2 Upward and Onward
  • 3 Cumberland County Golf Classic: Preserving the History/Heritage of Golf in Our Community
  • 4 Can I Buy an Exclamation Point?
  • 5 Wishing You No Regrets
  • Serving Military Active Duty, Veterans and Dependents

    Fayetteville Technical Community College has a long history of providing educational programs to citizens of the community. Fort Bragg is one of those important communities that FTCC serves. FTCC has had an office at Fort Bragg and has provided high-quality vocational, technical and curriculum courses since 1970. FTCC’s purpose statement
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  • Upward and Onward

    If confession is good for the soul, I have one to share with you to keep my soul on the up and up. I am a Facebook voyeur.  That is a term I recently learned, referencing people who enjoy reading others’ posts but who rarely, if ever, post anything themselves.
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  • Cumberland County Golf Classic: Preserving the History/Heritage of Golf in Our Community

    Golf has long been a popular recreational sport here in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. At one time, Fayetteville was actually a popular destination for northern golfers fleeing harsh winters and seeking to get a head start on their home course competitors.  Today, local golf course owners and managers want to
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  • Can I Buy an Exclamation Point?

    Today we shall journey into one of the darkest regions of social media. The highly excitable and overly caffeinated world of Facebook’s Politics Zone. There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man or woperson. It’s a dimension as vast as Chris Christie’s waistline, as timeless as
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  • Wishing You No Regrets

    At the end of March, my family lost someone both near and dear and thoroughly unique. She left us at 90, and she was — as we say in the South — “herself” until the very end. It was a comfort to me and to others, I suspect, that she went out
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Arts

  • 1 Parlor to Parlor Exhibit at Museum of the Cape Fear
  • 2 4th Friday In Downtown Fayetteville
  • 3 Local Author Introduces First Novel at Gallery 208
  • 4 Light and Time: Paintings by Rose Kennedy
  • Parlor to Parlor Exhibit at Museum of the Cape Fear

    There is a wonderful new growth at the Museum of the Cape Fear. The historical complex is comprised of Arsenal Park, the 1897 Poe House and the Museum. These three historical sites have exhibits that explore the local history in engaging and interactive way.  The newest addition to the complex
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  • 4th Friday In Downtown Fayetteville

    Every month the Downtown Alliance and Arts Council celebrate the best that downtown has to offer. The shops, restaurants and other businesses in downtown Fayetteville come together to create a fun and free evening full of activities. All of the businesses stay open late and much of the family-friendly entertainment
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  • Local Author Introduces First Novel at Gallery 208

    “Everything lined up” to bring Shane Wilson to Fayetteville from Georgia a few years ago, he said — a relationship, a job and a future full of possibilities. Although the relationship with his then-girlfriend did not work out, Wilson said “life here is good.” He enjoys his job teaching English at
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  • Light and Time: Paintings by Rose Kennedy

    Looking at modern and contemporary works of art can be complicated. With so many styles, so many approaches to form and themes, so many mediums and mixed media, there is not a singular way to look at works of art, but a myriad of ways. We can pause at the
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Entertainment

  • 1 Cape Fear River Tour
  • 2 Local PGA Pros Engage to Revive Cumberland County’s Oldest Golf Tournament
  • 3 Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5
  • 4 Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season
  • Cape Fear River Tour

    For early settlers having a river was a key to the success of a city. It connected the town to the outside world and provided a means for trade. The rivers brought wealth and news to small towns from around the world. This ability made rivers one of the most
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  • Local PGA Pros Engage to Revive Cumberland County’s Oldest Golf Tournament

    Back for its 48th year, the Cumberland County Golf Classic/Championship is hosted by Cypress Lakes Golf Course, home of the late L.B Floyd and PGA Hall of Fame inductee Raymond Floyd and sibling LPGA golfing notable, Marlene Floyd. This is the annual tournament young, aggressive, upcoming golfers, casual golfers and
    Read More
  • Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5

     Summer. It’s cool drinks on a hot night. It’s hanging out with family and friends. It’s a toe-tapping tune under the stars. And dancing. And laughing. And making memories. Summer. It’s Fayetteville After 5’s specialty. Fayetteville After 5 falls on July 22 this month and coincides with 4th Friday. So
    Read More
  • Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season

    What do politics, Chinese acrobats, Prince and Annie, the musical, have in common? The Givens Performing Arts Center’s 2016-2017 season. And, that’s just the first four shows. With 10 performances slated between the Sept. 29 opening and the final show on May 3, GPAC Director of Marketing Chad Locklear is
    Read More

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