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  • 1 What I did on my summer vacation
  • 2 Picking’s back but the game has changed
  • 3 Longtime Spring Lake mayor dies
  • 4 HopeMills.net dispels fake facts
  • 5 FSYO: Raising Fayetteville’s next generation of professional musicians
  • What I did on my summer vacation

    Thanks to the calendar, with some help from the Earth rotating around the sun, summer comes every year. This phenomenon leads to my unrequested, rarely read and inevitable column about summer vacation. Mrs. DelGrande, my fourth-grade teacher, began this process for me. Old habits are hard to break. To quote
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  • Picking’s back but the game has changed

    This picking business has certainly changed over the years I’ve been doing it. When I first started, there was an information void. Teams hadn’t even been together since the previous season ended. They took to the practice field just a few weeks before the first games and then went after
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  • Longtime Spring Lake mayor dies

    Longtime Spring Lake Mayor Ethel T. Clark has died. She was 72. She served in public office in Spring Lake for 30 years. Clark was elected and re-elected mayor from 2001-2011 after serving 20 years on the Board of Aldermen. She became the town’s first African-American female chief executive. Clark
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  • HopeMills.net dispels fake facts

    There are now two Hope Mills media resources residents can depend on for accurate and dependable Hope Mills news. And both are free and accessible to everyone. They are Up & Coming Weekly and the blog HopeMills.net, which is hosted by Elizabeth Blevins. Below is a sample of Blevins’ journalistic
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  • FSYO: Raising Fayetteville’s next generation of professional musicians

    Dr. Larry Wells, director and conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, thinks laughter is essential to the learning process, but he’s not here to play. He’s here to train Fayetteville’s young musicians to operate at a professional level and to help build Fayetteville into a city where the best
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Views

  • 1 What I did on my summer vacation
  • 2 All about eating
  • 3 HopeMills.net dispels fake facts
  • 4 Lone Survivor Foundation meeting notes
  • 5 When seeking good produces a bad outcome
  • What I did on my summer vacation

    Thanks to the calendar, with some help from the Earth rotating around the sun, summer comes every year. This phenomenon leads to my unrequested, rarely read and inevitable column about summer vacation. Mrs. DelGrande, my fourth-grade teacher, began this process for me. Old habits are hard to break. To quote
    Read More
  • All about eating

    We all do it. We all do it daily. Many of us do too much of it, and some of us do so little of it, we risk our lives. It gives us pleasure, and sometimes it makes us sick. We do it alone, and we do it with others.
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  • HopeMills.net dispels fake facts

    There are now two Hope Mills media resources residents can depend on for accurate and dependable Hope Mills news. And both are free and accessible to everyone. They are Up & Coming Weekly and the blog HopeMills.net, which is hosted by Elizabeth Blevins. Below is a sample of Blevins’ journalistic
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  • Lone Survivor Foundation meeting notes

    I originally planned on doing this paper on the admissions presentation at ECU that I attended with my daughter a week or so ago. Then last night I was drawn to the Town of Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting because of a rezoning request of a property that is
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  • When seeking good produces a bad outcome

    A Fayetteville Observer article by Paul Woolverton headlined “Wright critical of stadium worker numbers” troubled me. It reported, “Councilman Larry Wright is disappointed at the number of black construction workers who are building the city’s $37.8 million baseball stadium downtown.”  That article went on to report that, in a presentation
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Arts

  • 1 FSYO: Raising Fayetteville’s next generation of professional musicians
  • 2 Missing Bert Bennett
  • 3 A python named George comes to the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
  • 4 Winston-Salem and Nigeria in the 1950s
  • FSYO: Raising Fayetteville’s next generation of professional musicians

    Dr. Larry Wells, director and conductor of the Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, thinks laughter is essential to the learning process, but he’s not here to play. He’s here to train Fayetteville’s young musicians to operate at a professional level and to help build Fayetteville into a city where the best
    Read More
  • Missing Bert Bennett

    In 1965, Terry Sanford left the governor’s office and moved down Fayetteville Street from the Capitol into law offices in the BB&T Building. Political insiders started referring to that structure as the Bert Bennett and Terry Building. When Bert Bennett died last week in Winston-Salem at 97, old-timers remembered how
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  • A python named George comes to the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

    This summer, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex introduced a new traveling exhibit, “An Unlikely Refugee: The story of a python named George” to Fayetteville. The staff at the museum were more than happy to hold and feature an exhibit to help relay a true story of a
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  • 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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Entertainment

  • 1 Fayetteville After 5: A concert with Heart
  • 2 Get your game on at Adult Field Day
  • 3 The 24th Annual CARE Clinic Golf Charity
  • 4 Police Chief Gina Hawkins keynote speaker at Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch
  • Fayetteville After 5: A concert with Heart

    Presented by Bud Light, the Fayetteville After Five season finale will have fun, music and food. Fayetteville After Five is a free summer concert series held in Festival Park every month from May to August. This season kept the crowds coming back with performances from headliners 120 Minutes, Bad Inc.,
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  • Get your game on at Adult Field Day

    Relive your favorite day in elementary school as an adult. Cumberland County’s first annual Adult Field Day takes place Saturday, Aug. 11, in Festival Park. This is a free event open to the public that is intended to bring people from all communities together through games, food music and more.
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  • The 24th Annual CARE Clinic Golf Charity

    For 25 years, operating out of downtown Fayetteville, The CARE Clinic has provided free basic medical, dental and pharmacy services to uninsured, lowincome adults. The nonprofit facility is run entirely by volunteers, from physicians, nurses, dentists and pharmacists to board members and receptionists. According to Development & Marketing Director Cynthia
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  • Police Chief Gina Hawkins keynote speaker at Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch

    The Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch is a quarterly event that brings local women together to inspire, educate and empower one another. Thursday, Aug. 9, don’t miss the third power lunch of the year, featuring keynote speaker Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins. Like many women, Hawkins is intentional in her quest
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