BOF 2016

Featured Articles

  • 1 A Day of Fun and Friendship to Celebrate Ryan
  • 2 Fayetteville After 5 Rocks Festival Park
  • 3 N.C. State Grange Hosts Veterans Careers Job Fair
  • 4 Sustainable Saturdays Film Series Returns with Black Gold
  • 5 Integrating the Fayetteville Fire Department
  • A Day of Fun and Friendship to Celebrate Ryan

    We all do it differently. When a loved one dies, we mourn. We grieve. We try to move on. We find ways to honor their memory and celebrate their life. For Dr. David Kishbaugh, it’s golf. That is how he honors his son Ryan’s life. Every year, at the Ryan
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  • Fayetteville After 5 Rocks Festival Park

    Good tunes, good food and good times come together as Fayetteville After 5 rolls into Festival Park on June 24. If ever there was a Friday night to offer up the very best that downtown has to offer, this is it. In conjunction with 4th Friday where the galleries and
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  • N.C. State Grange Hosts Veterans Careers Job Fair

    Many people associate the N.C. State Grange with insurance, which is accurate. But there is another side to the organization that is all about community — building a strong community and fostering success within its borders.  On June 24, the N.C. State Grange will host its inaugural Joining Forces to Bring
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  • Sustainable Saturdays Film Series Returns with Black Gold

    Sustainable Saturdays return to the Sandhills with a film series running from June through November. This isn’t the first such film series put on by the organization, which partners with Fayetteville’s PWC to bring films about environment-related issues to the community. From global economics to local agriculture, local water issues,
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  • Integrating the Fayetteville Fire Department

    For retired Fayetteville Fire Chief Benny Nichols, December 7, 1995, was a turning point in his long career. It was the day former 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper James Burmeister, 21, killed Jackie Burden and Michael James near downtown Fayetteville. He was identified as a Neo-Nazi skinhead with a hatred for
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  • 1 A Day of Fun and Friendship to Celebrate Ryan
  • 2 N.C. State Grange Hosts Veterans Careers Job Fair
  • 3 Dont Eat the Yellow Snow
  • 4 Political Correctness Gets an F
  • 5 Without Question-This is Discrimination
  • A Day of Fun and Friendship to Celebrate Ryan

    We all do it differently. When a loved one dies, we mourn. We grieve. We try to move on. We find ways to honor their memory and celebrate their life. For Dr. David Kishbaugh, it’s golf. That is how he honors his son Ryan’s life. Every year, at the Ryan
    Read More
  • N.C. State Grange Hosts Veterans Careers Job Fair

    Many people associate the N.C. State Grange with insurance, which is accurate. But there is another side to the organization that is all about community — building a strong community and fostering success within its borders.  On June 24, the N.C. State Grange will host its inaugural Joining Forces to Bring
    Read More
  • Dont Eat the Yellow Snow

    Once again, current events are too much with us. The lethal insanity in Orlando. The babbling of the endless Presidential campaign. If you are looking for a rehash of the bad news, turn the page. There is a website or a news channel waiting for you that only carries your
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  • Political Correctness Gets an F

    The Wake County School Board hit a new high (which equals a new low) in political correctness earlier this month when they voted to do away with identifying the valedictorian and salutatorian of next year’s graduating class.  Members of the school board believe that by identifying and allowing the top
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  • Without Question-This is Discrimination

    In an atmosphere replete with allegations of discrimination regarding black victims where the evidence is questionable, now comes a case that is absolutely discrimination. In early May 2016, the Cumberland County School Board voted 6-2-1 for Vernon Aldridge to replace Leon Mack as the school system’s activities director. Aldridge is
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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
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  • 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 Fayetteville After 5 Rocks Festival Park
  • 2 Sustainable Saturdays Film Series Returns with Black Gold
  • 3 The “Dean” of Fun and Affordable Family Entertainment
  • 4 Fun-filled Friday in Downtown Fayetteville
  • Fayetteville After 5 Rocks Festival Park

    Good tunes, good food and good times come together as Fayetteville After 5 rolls into Festival Park on June 24. If ever there was a Friday night to offer up the very best that downtown has to offer, this is it. In conjunction with 4th Friday where the galleries and
    Read More
  • Sustainable Saturdays Film Series Returns with Black Gold

    Sustainable Saturdays return to the Sandhills with a film series running from June through November. This isn’t the first such film series put on by the organization, which partners with Fayetteville’s PWC to bring films about environment-related issues to the community. From global economics to local agriculture, local water issues,
    Read More
  • The “Dean” of Fun and Affordable Family Entertainment

    It has been a labor of love since 2001 when Dean Melvin left his successful job as a car salesman to manage the Omni Cinemas 8 movie theater. He took on the task of turning the bankrupt business around, never planning on one day buying the theater. Since he worked
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  • Fun-filled Friday in Downtown Fayetteville

    As tempting as it might sound to hibernate behind closed doors after a long week, don’t make that mistake. June 24 is 4th Friday, which coincides with Fayetteville after 5. That means, in addition to art exhibits and activities downtown, there is a concert, too. And, it’s free! What’s not
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