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  • 1 Sexual misconduct still an issue in the military
  • 2 Fort Bragg hosts All American Marathon
  • 3 Angry senator speaks out about housing conditions
  • 4 Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum update: continued, exciting progress
  • Sexual misconduct still an issue in the military

    U.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., who is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, was sexually assaulted by a superior officer during her 26-year career in the military. She said recently that when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” McSally disclosed this information
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  • Fort Bragg hosts All American Marathon

    The Fayetteville/Fort Bragg sixth annual All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon will be held Sunday, March 24, in downtown Fayetteville. A third race, the All American 5K, starts and finishes on post at the Main Post Parade Field, sharing the finish line with the full and half marathons. All registered participants will receive performance T-shirts
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  • Angry senator speaks out about housing conditions

    “I’ll guarantee you, this has got to stop,” declared Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., March 7, during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, of which he is a member. Reports that private military housing companies are asking service members to sign agreements promising to keep silent about their poor housing conditions must stop immediately, Tillis told
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  • Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation Bond Referendum update: continued, exciting progress

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the bond referendum was passed by both Cumberland County and city of Fayetteville citizens. The article has been corrected to state that the bond referendum was passed only by citizens of the city. The Fayetteville Cumberland Parks and Recreation
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Views

  • 1 We were made for community
  • 2 Developing and sustaining thought deprivation, part 3
  • 3 Cheating your way in the door
  • 4 Who is leading the next generation of leaders?
  • We were made for community

    If marriage has shown me one thing over the course of my husband and my short eight years together, it is that humans are deeply flawed. OK, it doesn’t take being married to get that. Here’s the real truth that has blindsided me — I am deeply flawed. Hard to admit, right? It’s difficult, sometimes, for me to lump myself in with the rest of humankind. It is way
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  • Developing and sustaining thought deprivation, part 3

    This is the third article in a series. Here is the opening from the first; it will repeat in each column in this series: “There is a dangerous, but tremendously effective, political approach employed in America. It could be called ‘thought deprivation.’ It’s conditioning people so they do not think with depth regarding the issues that face
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  • Cheating your way in the door

    All parents want the best for their Precious Jewels. We want them to be healthy and happy as they grow toward adulthood. We want all doors open to them as they develop. We expose them to various life experiences, and we do our best to position them for success. We cheer them along the way to
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  • Who is leading the next generation of leaders?

    Last month, I wrote that local leadership comes in many forms. Friday, March 8, more than 100 residents gathered at Cape Fear Botanical Garden to celebrate The Fayetteville Observer’s 40 Under 40 winners. And rightfully so. These select few have achieved benchmarks of success in their personal and business lives, through dedication, hard work and perseverance. That is something worth celebrating.
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Arts

  • 1 4th Friday brings art, advocacy and adventure to downtown
  • 2 Following Lawson through the Carolinas
  • 3 Review: CFRT’s ‘Trumbo’ an important piece of theater
  • 4 Could Brooklyn-North Carolina lightning strike again?
  • 4th Friday brings art, advocacy and adventure to downtown

    Every 4th Friday, downtown Fayetteville hosts a plethora of experiences and activities. Friday, March 22, folks can expect the charm of Fayetteville’s historic downtown mixed with the celebration of local businesses and entertainment. At 4th Friday, attendees can celebrate the community and learn about groups in the area and what they do. One such organization, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/ Cumberland County, says on its website,
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  • Following Lawson through the Carolinas

    Why would anybody want to spend months walking from the South Carolina coast up through the Piedmont to present-day Charlotte and then back east to the North Carolina tidewater? There are two good reasons, one from more than 300 years ago and the other from modern times. First, in 1700, a newcomer to North America named John Lawson
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  • Review: CFRT’s ‘Trumbo’ an important piece of theater

    Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s production of “Trumbo,” running through March 17, is not an easy play to review. The show’s program contains two pages of historical context and another two-page glossary to help orient theatergoers. There is no stage, no script and no action. To understand what plot there is, it helps to be a student of American
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  • Could Brooklyn-North Carolina lightning strike again?

    Do you remember the important North Carolina connection to “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” one of America’s most loved novels? The book was written in North Carolina. Although its author, Betty Smith, based the novel on her experience growing up in Brooklyn, New York, she wrote the book in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As a struggling divorced woman with
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Entertainment

  • 1 Friends of the Library welcome Lumbee author Malinda Lowery
  • 2 Riding basics part 1
  • 3 FTCC: Committed to serving veterans
  • 4 Master Gardeners host fifth annual spring symposium
  • Friends of the Library welcome Lumbee author Malinda Lowery

    The Friends of the Library present Malinda Maynor Lowery on Sunday, March 24, from 2-4:30 p.m., in the Pate Room of Headquarters Library downtown. She will discuss her latest book, “The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle.” “The library invited me to give a talk about my newest book, which is about the Lumbee Indians, from a community close (by),”
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  • Riding basics part 1

    Tire clock, get it? It is the beginning of riding season. You see motorcycles out swarming the town like bees, and you are ready to ride. You, my friend, are ready to ride. But before you jump on that bike, take 10 minutes and make sure your bike is safe and ready to be ridden. Check your personal safety equipment. Make sure you
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  • FTCC: Committed to serving veterans

    Military Friendly is a company that assesses quality for military-related issues. VIQTORY is a company that creates resources for people exiting military service. The two companies announced in January that Fayetteville Technical Community College ranked No. 1 in the Top 10 Gold Category College Award for large community colleges for 2019-2020. FTCC’s All American Veterans Center, located on Fort
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  • Master Gardeners host fifth annual spring symposium

    The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of Cumberland County presents its fifth annual spring symposium this month. The event has sold out the past two years and as a result has moved to the Ramada Plaza on Owen Drive. It takes place Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. This year’s speakers, Tony Avent and Carol Reese, are at the top of the East
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