Featured Articles

  • 1 What’s onstage at local theaters this season?
  • 2 Fayetteville, are you woke?
  • 3 Not-so-booming millennials
  • 4 Incompetence + hypocrisy = disaster
  • 5 Police shooting update
  • What’s onstage at local theaters this season?

    The greater Fayetteville area is graced with several outstanding theaters, each offering something unique to local audiences. In the heat of a Carolina summer, here are some performances to look forward to once the weather cools and the curtains rise on a great variety of theatrical productions. Cape Fear Regional
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  • Fayetteville, are you woke?

    Amid the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014-16 came a resurgence of an age old concept – one that is vital not just to individuals, but to communities everywhere. Being “woke” or “staying woke” became the battle cry for the cause. The word “woke” and the phrase “stay woke” have continued
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  • Not-so-booming millennials

    Parenthood has been and remains both an ongoing reality and the most pivotal experience of my life. Other people have told me the same, both mothers and fathers. Parenthood changes people from the moment a little one arrives, and the job never ends until the parent draws that final breath.
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  • Incompetence + hypocrisy = disaster

    The explosive situation that has developed in this country regarding the separation of parents and their children who illegally enter America is showing the sad condition of our nation. It is revealing the wholesale incompetence and hypocrisy that dominate our human affairs, in general and, for this discussion, Congress. These
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  • Police shooting update

    Fayetteville police interrupted what might otherwise have been a deadly assault last week. Police Sgt. Charles Cochran shot Lemuel Bunn, 40, of Roanoke Rapids, after Bunn repeatedly stabbed a woman in her home at Treetop Garden Apartments off Raeford Road. Police said the assailant had Stephanie Williams, 34, in a
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  • 1 Police shooting update
  • 2 Incompetence + hypocrisy = disaster
  • 3 Not-so-booming millennials
  • 4 Fayetteville, are you woke?
  • 5 A modest proposal with apologies to Jonathan Swift
  • Police shooting update

    Fayetteville police interrupted what might otherwise have been a deadly assault last week. Police Sgt. Charles Cochran shot Lemuel Bunn, 40, of Roanoke Rapids, after Bunn repeatedly stabbed a woman in her home at Treetop Garden Apartments off Raeford Road. Police said the assailant had Stephanie Williams, 34, in a
    Read More
  • Incompetence + hypocrisy = disaster

    The explosive situation that has developed in this country regarding the separation of parents and their children who illegally enter America is showing the sad condition of our nation. It is revealing the wholesale incompetence and hypocrisy that dominate our human affairs, in general and, for this discussion, Congress. These
    Read More
  • Not-so-booming millennials

    Parenthood has been and remains both an ongoing reality and the most pivotal experience of my life. Other people have told me the same, both mothers and fathers. Parenthood changes people from the moment a little one arrives, and the job never ends until the parent draws that final breath.
    Read More
  • Fayetteville, are you woke?

    Amid the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014-16 came a resurgence of an age old concept – one that is vital not just to individuals, but to communities everywhere. Being “woke” or “staying woke” became the battle cry for the cause. The word “woke” and the phrase “stay woke” have continued
    Read More
  • A modest proposal with apologies to Jonathan Swift

    Watching the news about the startling situation on America’s southern border regarding separating children from their parents got me to thinking about our old friend Jonathan Swift. Some folks say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So, I am sincerely stealing an idea from Jonathan Swift from his
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Arts

  • 1 Winston-Salem and Nigeria in the 1950s
  • 2 What’s onstage at local theaters this season?
  • 3 ‘Standpoint: A Group Exhibition’ showcases artists and educators
  • 4 Green Tea offers fresh new opportunity for young performers
  • Winston-Salem and Nigeria in the 1950s

    Was there a connection between the 1950s Nigerian movement for independence and the civil rights movement in Winston-Salem? Elaine Neil Orr’s new novel, “Swimming Between Worlds,” is based on this premise. The North Carolina State University professor grew up as a child of American missionaries in Nigeria. Her experiences gave
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  • What’s onstage at local theaters this season?

    The greater Fayetteville area is graced with several outstanding theaters, each offering something unique to local audiences. In the heat of a Carolina summer, here are some performances to look forward to once the weather cools and the curtains rise on a great variety of theatrical productions. Cape Fear Regional
    Read More
  • ‘Standpoint: A Group Exhibition’ showcases artists and educators

    “Standpoint: A Group Exhibition” at Gallery 208 opens Tuesday, July 10, with a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. It showcases a joining of 11 artists who work as higher education art faculty in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Higher education art faculty in this city are like all other universities and community colleges
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  • Green Tea offers fresh new opportunity for young performers

    Whether due to personal passion or well-meaning parents, most adults can remember participating in a summer camp skit or school play at some point in his or her childhood. As a tree, as a star, as part of the warbling chorus, performing as a young person is usually an indelible
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Entertainment

  • 1 Historic carriage tours offer peek into E.E. Smith’s home
  • 2 Spring Lake presents Screen on the Green & Food Truck Rodeo
  • 3 Take it easy at Fayetteville After 5
  • 4 African World Peace Festival brings fun and education to town
  • Historic carriage tours offer peek into E.E. Smith’s home

    About every second Saturday between March and November, the community is given an uncommon opportunity to time travel. Residents and out-of-town visitors receive the exclusive chance to hear and learn about Fayetteville’s nearly 300-year-old history while they ride in a horse-drawn canopied carriage. Led by volunteers who double as tour
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  • Spring Lake presents Screen on the Green & Food Truck Rodeo

    Enjoy a night under the stars, complete with entertainment and refreshments, at Screen on the Green & Food Truck Rodeo, a funfilled night for the whole family. The event takes place the second Friday of the month through August. Screen on the Green is hosted by Mendoza Park in the
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  • Take it easy at Fayetteville After 5

    Friday, July 13, Bud Light presents On the Border as part of its Fayetteville After 5 Concert Series. The concert takes place at 6 p.m. in Festival Park. “The purpose of the Fayetteville After 5 Concert Series is to help us raise money for our Fall Festival and our signature
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  • African World Peace Festival brings fun and education to town

    Loving Hands International and Culture & Heritage Alliance present the African World Peace Festival Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15 in downtown Fayetteville. “This is our fourth year of putting together the African World Peace Festival,” said Isabella Effon, president of Culture & Heritage Alliance. “We want to bring cultural
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