Featured Articles

  • 1 Gallery 208 presents international mail art exhibit curating voices of women around the world: “STOP IT!”
  • 2 Celebrating a rock ’n’ roll icon
  • 3 Hope Mills Commissioner Jessie Bellflowers responds to residents’ disappointment
  • 4 Critical thinking on today’s issues: A change in focus and strategy
  • 5 Downtown bridge to be replaced
  • Gallery 208 presents international mail art exhibit curating voices of women around the world: “STOP IT!”

    Instead of receiving unwanted catalogs and junk mail, imagine going to the mailbox and finding an original artwork the size of a postcard, addressed to you, from someone who lives in Bulgaria. Now imagine receiving five to six postcards each day, until you have more than 80, from strangers who live in our region, nationally and
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  • Celebrating a rock ’n’ roll icon

    Last Saturday was a big day here in Fayetteville, and spring means even bigger and better days are on the horizon. This month, this town is bursting with fun-filled days of carriage rides, music, great food, minor league baseball, Easter eggs, visual arts, local crafts, motorcycle rides, Dogwood queens, hockey games, river concerts, symphony concerts and even live theater performances featuring a
    Read More
  • Hope Mills Commissioner Jessie Bellflowers responds to residents’ disappointment

    Since the town of Hope Mills press release March 27, regarding the Hope Mills Lake Bulkhead project, folks have been asking questions and scratching their heads. Most ask, “why now?” and “how long will the lake park, boat ramp and community swimming areas be closed over the summer?’ I hear you, so please allow me to weigh in on both
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  • Critical thinking on today’s issues: A change in focus and strategy

    After much prayer and soul-searching, it is clear that the time has come for me to make a change in my focus and strategy. That is, regarding what should be central in my effort to help build a better world ... and how to best pursue that goal. This decision has resulted in two changes
    Read More
  • Downtown bridge to be replaced

    Residents and families of Heritage Place and parishioners of First Presbyterian Church will be happy to learn that Ann Street will soon be open to traffic. The Ann Street bridge over Cross Creek has been closed for nearly six years. Ann Street connects Bow Street with Grove Street downtown. A fire, believed to have been
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News

  • 1 Parking garage spending part of bond issue
  • 2 Baseball, Fayetteville’s game
  • 3 Downtown bridge to be replaced
  • 4 FTCC’s Financial Aid department partners with students
  • Parking garage spending part of bond issue

    Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin doesn’t like the way city administration decided to include $8 million of projects in a proposed limited obligation bond issue. Council members D.J. Haire and Larry Wright also opposed asking North Carolina’s Local Government Commission to approve the $8 million in bonds. City administration proposes that the funds be used to cover $1.5 million for PCH
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  • Baseball, Fayetteville’s game

    “We expect to sell out every game.” These are the words of Fayetteville Woodpeckers President Mark Zarthar at an April 9 news conference. The April 18 opening game is a sellout. Zarthar said Segra Stadium could accommodate up to 6,000 fans. Its official capacity is 5,200. He said he isn’t the least bit worried about parking, noting that a
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  • Downtown bridge to be replaced

    Residents and families of Heritage Place and parishioners of First Presbyterian Church will be happy to learn that Ann Street will soon be open to traffic. The Ann Street bridge over Cross Creek has been closed for nearly six years. Ann Street connects Bow Street with Grove Street downtown. A fire, believed to have been
    Read More
  • FTCC’s Financial Aid department partners with students

     The FTCC financial aid department’s goal is to guide students through the  financial aid application and eligibility process so qualifying individuals can use financial aid as a means to pay for college and achieve educational goals. By providing information about FTCC’s current services and outreach initiatives, the department hopes to educate current and prospective students about all the financial aid
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Views

  • 1 Seasons come
  • 2 Critical thinking on today’s issues: A change in focus and strategy
  • 3 Hope Mills Commissioner Jessie Bellflowers responds to residents’ disappointment
  • 4 Snakes on a stick
  • Seasons come

    Isn’t it beautiful when spring arrives? Even that blanket of yellow dust on every surface is lovely. As suffocating as it can be, pollen points to change, to winter coming to an end. Soon after, every tree, bush, flower and blade of grass awakens to the warmth of spring. When pollen season hits, everything lying in wait of warm
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  • Critical thinking on today’s issues: A change in focus and strategy

    After much prayer and soul-searching, it is clear that the time has come for me to make a change in my focus and strategy. That is, regarding what should be central in my effort to help build a better world ... and how to best pursue that goal. This decision has resulted in two changes
    Read More
  • Hope Mills Commissioner Jessie Bellflowers responds to residents’ disappointment

    Since the town of Hope Mills press release March 27, regarding the Hope Mills Lake Bulkhead project, folks have been asking questions and scratching their heads. Most ask, “why now?” and “how long will the lake park, boat ramp and community swimming areas be closed over the summer?’ I hear you, so please allow me to weigh in on both
    Read More
  • Snakes on a stick

    Have you ever wondered how a snake wrapped around a stick came to be the symbol of physicians? Probably not. Bear with me anyway. Maybe you just wondered how long Dook will keep recruiting One & Dones and not winning the basketball championship. How long before Coach K finally realizes that sending out a different flock
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Arts

  • 1 ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ delivers family fun
  • 2 Enjoy ‘A Night of Screen and Stage’ with the Cumberland Oratorio Singers
  • 3 Gallery 208 presents international mail art exhibit curating voices of women around the world: “STOP IT!”
  • 4 CFRT serves up love, laughter, gay rights and religion in ‘The Cake’
  • ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ delivers family fun

    Who doesn’t enjoy a story where children are heroes, good triumphs over evil and animals talk? The Gilbert Theater delivers all that and more with its production of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” playing through April 21. The show is based on C.S. Lewis’ classic tale from “The Chronicles of Narnia.” This story is the second in the series but
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  • Enjoy ‘A Night of Screen and Stage’ with the Cumberland Oratorio Singers

    Friday, April 26, the Cumberland Oratorio Singers close their 2018-19 concert series. At the Matthews Ministry Center in Huff Auditorium on the Methodist University campus, COS, under the direction of Jason Britt, presents “A Night of Screen and Stage.” COS wraps up its 27th performing season by highlighting musical numbers from Broadway and Hollywood productions. “This concert marks the
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  • Gallery 208 presents international mail art exhibit curating voices of women around the world: “STOP IT!”

    Instead of receiving unwanted catalogs and junk mail, imagine going to the mailbox and finding an original artwork the size of a postcard, addressed to you, from someone who lives in Bulgaria. Now imagine receiving five to six postcards each day, until you have more than 80, from strangers who live in our region, nationally and
    Read More
  • CFRT serves up love, laughter, gay rights and religion in ‘The Cake’

    No matter which side of the pro- or anti-gay marriage fence you fall on, “The Cake” is an entertaining and touching look at how people can disagree and still treat each other with respect and love. “The Cake,” showing at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre through April 21, introduces us to Della (played by Libby McNeill Seymour), a
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Entertainment

  • 1 Celebrating a rock ’n’ roll icon
  • 2 Givens season closes with The Midtown Men
  • 3 Hop in the Park a celebration for all ages
  • 4 Elvis is back in the house — April 13
  • Celebrating a rock ’n’ roll icon

    Last Saturday was a big day here in Fayetteville, and spring means even bigger and better days are on the horizon. This month, this town is bursting with fun-filled days of carriage rides, music, great food, minor league baseball, Easter eggs, visual arts, local crafts, motorcycle rides, Dogwood queens, hockey games, river concerts, symphony concerts and even live theater performances featuring a
    Read More
  • Givens season closes with The Midtown Men

    Closing the curtain on the 2018-19 season, Givens Performing Arts Center brings The Midtown Men to the stage April 15 as part of its Professional Artist Series. The Midtown Men brings together stars from the original cast of “Jersey Boys.” It is the first vocal group formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. The group,
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  • Hop in the Park a celebration for all ages

    With Easter just around the corner, an Easter egg hunt is a great way to have a fun and entertain the family. Festival Park is home to an epic annual event that includes thousands of eggs and much more. Epicenter Church presents Hop in the Park Friday, April 19, from 6-10 p.m. in Festival Park.
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  • Elvis is back in the house — April 13

    As a young man enthusiastic and well entrenched in my first real career after leaving the Army and going to work with Fasco Industries, I (Bill Bowman) was oblivious to the fact that the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was performing a concert in what is now the old Cumberland County Arena. That was in 1976. It would be another 12 years
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