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Featured Articles

  • 1 Local farmers markets do their part to save the world
  • 2 The spirit of W.T. Brown
  • 3 This, that and the other
  • 4 Wanna buy a used mattress?
  • 5 News Digest: June 20, 2018
  • Local farmers markets do their part to save the world

    Local farmers markets are more than just fun, they’re a homegrown solution to food deserts, which are (usually low-income) urban areas where residents must travel long distances to purchase fresh, nutritious food at an affordable price. Food deserts exist across the county, state and country. If you do have access
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  • The spirit of W.T. Brown

    WIDU radio personality and Fayetteville Observer columnist Troy Williams and I have journalistically crossed swords several times when it comes to perspectives on issues concerning the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. This is not a bad thing. I respect Williams and consider what we do the pure essence of free expression. The
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  • This, that and the other

    A joke going around a while back held that medical science wants to study U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as they are the only human beings able to walk upright even though they are spineless. Whether this joke makes you chuckle or
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  • Wanna buy a used mattress?

    Come, let us now praise famous Environmental Protection Agency administrators. Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? None other than America’s most fearless and quirkiest Protector of the Environment. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Scott Pruitt. And as the emcee almost said in “Cabaret,”
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  • News Digest: June 20, 2018

    Section of Cliffdale Road closed to traffic The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad grade crossing on Skibo Road will likely remain under construction a few more days. It has disrupted local traffic since June 18. The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed Skibo Road (U.S. 401 Bypass) in both directions between
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Views

  • 1 From the Road: The axis of life
  • 2 Fake news distorts political debates
  • 3 Wanna buy a used mattress?
  • 4 This, that and the other
  • 5 The spirit of W.T. Brown
  • From the Road: The axis of life

    I love watching motorcycle racing. Speed, knees down and nerves of steel. I remember getting my first Yamaha FZ-1. I loved that bike. I was lean and mean, and I felt invincible. I remember taking curves with my knees hanging down just trying to be as cool as those superstar
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  • Fake news distorts political debates

    While the term “fake news” may be of recent vintage, the phenomenon isn’t. For decades, policymakers in North Carolina and elsewhere have trafficked in poorly understood, misleading or demonstrably false information – often unknowingly, although that’s bad enough – and made poor decisions as a result. A new survey from the U.S.
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  • Wanna buy a used mattress?

    Come, let us now praise famous Environmental Protection Agency administrators. Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? None other than America’s most fearless and quirkiest Protector of the Environment. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Scott Pruitt. And as the emcee almost said in “Cabaret,”
    Read More
  • This, that and the other

    A joke going around a while back held that medical science wants to study U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as they are the only human beings able to walk upright even though they are spineless. Whether this joke makes you chuckle or
    Read More
  • The spirit of W.T. Brown

    WIDU radio personality and Fayetteville Observer columnist Troy Williams and I have journalistically crossed swords several times when it comes to perspectives on issues concerning the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. This is not a bad thing. I respect Williams and consider what we do the pure essence of free expression. The
    Read More

Arts

  • 1 Liberal arts: The pay-off
  • 2 Eighth Annual Heritage Caribbean Festival in Festival Park
  • 3 Quotes about North Carolina from a book you ought to own
  • 4 In review: Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Pericles’
  • Liberal arts: The pay-off

    Can the experience of worldrenowned musician and North Carolina native Joseph Robinson contribute to North Carolina’s ongoing dialogue about the purpose and value of higher education? You be the judge. Robinson’s recent memoir, “Long Winded: An Oboist’s Incredible Journey to the New York Philharmonic,” asks: How did a small-town boy
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  • Eighth Annual Heritage Caribbean Festival in Festival Park

    The Caribbean American Connection of Fayetteville, will host its 8th Annual Heritage Caribbean Festival Sunday, June 24, from 12-9 p.m. in Festival Park. “This is our festival where we give back to the community so they can learn about our culture,” said Sheron Baker, coordinator of the event. The festival
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  • Quotes about North Carolina from a book you ought to own

    Here is a present for you from a column several years ago – a few quotes about North Carolina. “North Carolina is, I believe, the poorest state in the Union: the part of it though which we traveled should seem to indicate as much... The few detached houses on the road
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  • In review: Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Pericles’

    ‘The Tempest’ Over the years, Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s outdoor performances have become a summer staple in Fayetteville. This summer is no different as the company is in the middle of a two-week repertory run of two classic Shakespearean works: “The Tempest” and “Pericles.” June 6 saw the proverbial curtain rise
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Entertainment

  • 1 Summer reading programs offer entertaining options
  • 2 4th Friday brings commUNITY to downtown
  • 3 Local author book reading
  • 4 Fayetteville’s first Vegan Festival
  • Summer reading programs offer entertaining options

    This summer, two library systems, Fort Bragg’s Throckmorton Library and Cumberland County Public Libraries, will host summer reading programs. The programs are designed to encourage reading among all ages through activities, events and prizes. The goal of these programs is to combat a phenomenon known as the “summer slide,” or
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  • 4th Friday brings commUNITY to downtown

    June 22 marks 4th Friday in downtown Fayetteville. It is an exciting time the check out the new exhibits and activities. Every month, Cool Spring Downtown District sponsors a theme and coordinates with downtown businesses and galleries to host activities within that theme. It’s fun for the merchants as well
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  • Local author book reading

    The oldest conveyor of human thought and emotion is storytelling. It manifests in art of all forms. From the symmetry of the Giza pyramids to the poetry of Maya Angelou to Kendrick Lamar’s lyrics, through and through, we somehow feel closer to humanity as art transforms and validates our existence.
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  • Fayetteville’s first Vegan Festival

    Audriaunna Kitterman is the first to admit she is still transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. She eats meat once and awhile, and the occasional fresh mozzarella. Changing what you’ve eaten allyour life is no small task. But according to Kitterman, a movement to understand veganism and have more vegan food
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