“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”                                                                  — Winston Churchill     Seems like lately that has been the theme of...
    Most people look forward to Christmas the way I look forward to the Best of Fayetteville season. Seeing the way Up & Coming Weekly...
    Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that increasing eco-awareness around the world has now extended itself to the afterlife, whereby burials can...
    {mosimage}Joe Biden? What does he know about North Carolina?     Some North Carolinians are asking this question this week as they assess...
    Responding to new data this week from the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty and health insurance, some politicians and...
    Dear EarthTalk: Everyone knows we should recycle metal, glass and plastic cans and bottles, but what about all the lids, tops and...
    What serious question for North Carolinians can there be in a new legal thriller novel written by a Virginia judge?     This judge almost...
    Bev Perdue needed a ladder. Instead, she brought a shovel.     Having dug herself deeply into a political hole over the past couple of...
    The floor of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina is full of pallets of bottled drinking water. Unfortunately, the...
    Chris Kastner is new to downtown Fayetteville’s artist co-operative, Cape Fear Studios. She found them by happenstance, which looks...
    {mosimage}Faster than a speeding musket ball... More powerful than a company of Hessians... Able to leap a battalion of bayoneted...
    {mosimage}‘Tis the season to be fake. You can tell that the presidential election is getting close by watching the tadpoles of...
    Like many Americans, I have been glued to the Dickson television sets lately, taking in the excitement and pageantry of the...
    When it rains, it pours. There was some truth to that old saying this past week at the Up & Coming Weekly offices at 208 Rowan St. As the...
    Summer is going by quickly and fall will be coming soon. This is prime time to enjoy the state by riding and camping. To help you...
    Dear EarthTalk: My body doesn’t tolerate cheese well. Are there dairy-free cheeses that will be easier on my constitution and better...
    Most us need a second chance from time to time. Maybe it was at swinging a baseball bat, riding a bike, taking a test or falling in...
    There is an increasing momentum, a movement in this community, to embrace the arts in new ways. What was once potential and vision is now...
    The United Way of Cumberland County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Aug. 19. More than 250 community leaders gathered for...
    {mosimage}In 2007, the Lafayette 250 Committee of Arrangements and the Lafayette Society staged a celebration of the Marquis de...
    The controversy surrounding the construction of the Fayetteville Museum of Art on the grounds of Festival Park is heating up,...
    First some good news, then some bad.     Since the federal government forced all 50 states to change their legal drinking ages to 21 by...
    If downtown Fayetteville is the golden-haired child of Cumberland County, then the streets right on the outskirts of the historic...
    Television personality Dave Mordell is best known for his appearances on the reality show Last Comic Standing. On Sept. 6, Mordell...
    {mosimage}Dear EarthTalk: What is “community-based tourism” and how does it purport to safeguard pristine places?                                              — Erin O’Neill,...

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