Featured Articles

  • 1 Better Health hosts ‘Evening on the High Seas’ fundraiser
  • 2 Artificial intelligence and fake news
  • 3 Not your grandfather’s school calendar
  • 4 Developing and sustaining thought deprivation
  • 5 ReConnect NC forums provide facts for North Carolinians
  • Better Health hosts ‘Evening on the High Seas’ fundraiser

      For nearly 61 years, Better Health has helped the medically underserved in Cumberland County — free of charge. For 22 of those years, it has also entertained the county with an “Evening of” fundraiser, which has evolved tremendously over the years. “It was initially held at the Cameo Theatre downtown,” said Amy Navejas, executive director
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  • Artificial intelligence and fake news

      At first, I thought artificial intelligence was the panacea for stupid people. Nope — although heaven knows we need one. Read the headlines of any newspaper or tune in to any radio news cast and you would swear we are living in Bizarro World. For those who are not familiar with Superman comics of the ’40s and ’50s, Bizarro World was a fictional
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  • Not your grandfather’s school calendar

      The North Carolina General Assembly is back in session, with its biggest task being crafting a budget for fiscal years 2019-20. This will involve compromise, as it always does, with the legislature and the governor having different spending priorities between Democrats and Republicans and among legislators of the same political stripes. As is true in
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  • Developing and sustaining thought deprivation

     There is a dangerous, but tremendously effective, political approach being 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 us as a nation. Sadly, allowing this thought deprivation approach to become routine and embedded in the political process has brought us
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  • ReConnect NC forums provide facts for North Carolinians

      I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. But I grew up in rural Mecklenburg County. There used to be such a place — and, indeed, quite a few such places still exist in our increasingly urbanized state. My family lived on 40 acres, mostly forest with a freight-rail track running through it. When the train came by, the engineer waved. We waved
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Views

  • 1 Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’...
  • 2 Why we let Russia off the hook
  • 3 Choosing greatness for North Carolina and America
  • 4 ReConnect NC forums provide facts for North Carolinians
  • 5 Developing and sustaining thought deprivation
  • Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’...

      I don’t think my baby is a baby anymore. He just had his first birthday. He’s walking, playing, bouncing, taking more risks, eating, holding his cup, pushing our dining room chairs around, waving bye-bye and growling like our dog, all on his own. It seems like just yesterday he was relying on my husband and me for
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  • Why we let Russia off the hook

      Would you like to know why U.S. sanctions against companies owned by Russian billionaire and businessman Oleg Deripaska are being lifted? You are the reason. Me, too. And so is everybody else who lives and votes in North Carolina. Last April, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions against Deripaska and three of his companies for interfering in U.S. elections and for
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  • Choosing greatness for North Carolina and America

      Recently, the world watched as President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. In his speech, the president highlighted important accomplishments of his first two years in office and showed a desire to work together to address the difficult issues our nation continues to face. As we enter into a divided Congress, I thought Trump
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  • ReConnect NC forums provide facts for North Carolinians

      I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. But I grew up in rural Mecklenburg County. There used to be such a place — and, indeed, quite a few such places still exist in our increasingly urbanized state. My family lived on 40 acres, mostly forest with a freight-rail track running through it. When the train came by, the engineer waved. We waved
    Read More
  • Developing and sustaining thought deprivation

     There is a dangerous, but tremendously effective, political approach being 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 us as a nation. Sadly, allowing this thought deprivation approach to become routine and embedded in the political process has brought us
    Read More

Arts

  • 1 Actor Boris Kodjoe to speak at ‘True to Yourself’ Black History Month Talk Series
  • 2 Visit Methodist University to see ‘gallery goes POP: Warhol’
  • 3 Review: Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s ‘Annie’ is fantastic
  • 4 Gilbert Theater brings ‘Doubt’ to Fayetteville
  • Actor Boris Kodjoe to speak at ‘True to Yourself’ Black History Month Talk Series

      The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, along with Piedmont Gas, presents Boris Kodjoe’s “True to Yourself” Black History Month Talk Series on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at Fayetteville State University’s J. W. Seabrook Auditorium. “The purpose of this event is to have really deep, candid conversations with industry executives and TV/ film actors to pretty much explore their challenges and difficulties as
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  • Visit Methodist University to see ‘gallery goes POP: Warhol’

    Visit the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University to take in the works of artist Andy Warhol at “gallery goes POP: Warhol,” on display until April 12. The exhibit, which opened Feb. 7, features 34 of Warhol’s silkscreen paintings from his various art series. The McCune gallery provides an intimate setting for viewing a sampling of works by the famed artist and
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  • Review: Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s ‘Annie’ is fantastic

    From Mary Kate Burke’s soft rock introduction to the final curtain, the opening night performance of Cape Fear Regional Theater’s production of “Annie” was nothing short of spectacular, often drawing cheers from the full house. With the book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charmin, music by Charles Strouse and a setting in the midst of the Great Depression,
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  • Gilbert Theater brings ‘Doubt’ to Fayetteville

     Gilbert Theater continues its season with “Doubt,” which will run Feb. 1-17. The play is by John Patrick Shanley. Gilbert Theater Artistic Director Matthew Overturf will direct it. “This play is set in 1964, and the playwright, John Patrick Shanley, writes in the prologue that when he wrote it, he thought about this time and it
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Entertainment

  • 1 Inattentional blindness
  • 2 National Lafayette Trail Project celebrates city’s namesake
  • 3 American Warrior 5K raises funds for local food bank
  • 4 Better Health hosts ‘Evening on the High Seas’ fundraiser
  • Inattentional blindness

      Back in 1975, my Uncle Cecil taught me how to drive on some little country roads in the hills of Tennessee. In those days, I had three things that I would consider modern machinery. I had an automatic transmission, an electric starter and an AM/FM radio with horrible speakers. We only had about four FM radio stations, so my radio
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  • National Lafayette Trail Project celebrates city’s namesake

      Fayetteville is known to many for its military neighbor, Fort Bragg. But Fayetteville played a large role in early American history, too, as has her namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette has been immortalized in both French and American history as a military officer, an aristocrat and a Constitutional advocate. He changed the course of history for our
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  • American Warrior 5K raises funds for local food bank

      Saturday, March 9, His Outreach Worldwide sponsors the third annual American Warrior 5K Walk and Run. This event, for which the streets of downtown Fayetteville are transformed into a USA Track and Field certified race route, benefits His Bread of Life, a local Christian nonprofit food bank. The race’s starting point and registration area is at Festival Park.
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  • Better Health hosts ‘Evening on the High Seas’ fundraiser

      For nearly 61 years, Better Health has helped the medically underserved in Cumberland County — free of charge. For 22 of those years, it has also entertained the county with an “Evening of” fundraiser, which has evolved tremendously over the years. “It was initially held at the Cameo Theatre downtown,” said Amy Navejas, executive director
    Read More

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