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  • 1 Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season
  • 2 Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5
  • 3 Fayetteville Seeks Black Firefighters
  • 4 Hope Mills Chamber Takes the Lead
  • 5 Bidding Farewell to Former U.S. Senator Robert Morgan
  • 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
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  • 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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  • Bidding Farewell to Former U.S. Senator Robert Morgan

    Former U.S. Senator Robert Morgan was a man of public service to North Carolina like few others. He died July 16 at his home in nearby Buies Creek at the age of 90. Morgan, a Democrat, served in the U.S. Senate from 1975 until 1981. He then served as Director
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Views

  • 1 Can I Buy an Exclamation Point?
  • 2 Wishing You No Regrets
  • 3 Shameful Neglect and Abuse in Spring Lake
  • 4 America Needs a Contingency Third Political Party
  • 5 A Wallflower No More: North Carolina Has Gone Purple
  • 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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  • Shameful Neglect and Abuse in Spring Lake

    Thank goodness for honest and conscientious Spring Lake residents like Rita Perry. Perry was the first citizen to finally come forward to expose possible fraud and misuse of Spring Lake’s revenues through the misuse of town-issued credit cards by Spring Lake’s Board of Aldermen and department managers.  Perry gained access
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  • America Needs a Contingency Third Political Party

    I repeatedly write about the troubled political, governmental, moral and social condition of America. The thinking and concerns raised in much of my writing has brought me to the conclusion America needs a contingency third political party. What follows are the why, when and what of such an effort. Readers
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  • A Wallflower No More: North Carolina Has Gone Purple

    That old-fashioned word, wallflower, conjures images of a shy young lady standing alone in a room full of dancing couples as callow young men chat without looking her way. An empty dance card dangles from a slim wrist, and eyes are downcast. She looks sad and lonesome. North Carolina was
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Arts

  • 1 4th Friday In Downtown Fayetteville
  • 2 Local Author Introduces First Novel at Gallery 208
  • 3 Light and Time: Paintings by Rose Kennedy
  • 4 Fine Arts Week at Fayetteville State University
  • 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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  • 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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Entertainment

  • 1 Take It Easy at Fayetteville After 5
  • 2 Givens Announces 2016/2017 Season
  • 3 Measure for Measure Unfolds at the Poe House
  • 4 More than Honey
  • 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
  • Measure for Measure Unfolds at the Poe House

    For the past few years Sweet Tea Shakespeare has worked to bring classic plays to life. Many of the group’s performances happen in the beautiful outdoors, capitalizing on sweet Southern evenings. Their minimalistic style embraces the natural beauties of Fayetteville and Shakespeare traditional style. “Shakespeare’s plays are meant to be
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  • More than Honey

    In partnership with Fayetteville’s PWC, Sustainable Sandhills is set to tackle another sticky topic at the second showing of the Sustainable Saturdays Film Series season on July 23: Honey - more specifically, the bees that make it. The documentary is titled More than Honey, but the topic is not necessarily sweet. 
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