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The Cirque du Soleil has stayed in the headlines for years. Local residents will get a taste of the stunning and daring circus-style...
Warning: This column, while gluten free, contains terribly cheesy puns. If you are offended by low and unsuccessful attempts at...
When Up & Coming Weekly Publisher Bill Bowman came to me in late 1999 with what he considered to be a wonderful idea, I did what I...
Tony Kotsopoulos hasn’t always lived in Fayetteville. In the late 1980s, he lived in New York. The Greek Festival there was a lot of...
Move over turkey and make room for poultry. For 30 years, Hoke County has held the Annual North Carolina Turkey Festival, drawing...
The culture of the South is rich with history and influences from around the globe. This culture is often expressed through music, but...
Life wasn’t always so convenient and easy going. What would you do without electricity? Plumbing? The Internet? For most it’s a scary...
We are all guilty at times.  We encounter a person who is clearly compromised in some way. He is strapped to a chair because of a...
This is it: Your personal invitation to Up & Coming Weekly’s  biggest community celebration: our 18th Annual Best of Fayetteville...
While people don’t like to talk about the agony of watching someone they love suffer, it happens — a lot.  Alzheimer’s is an...
A few weeks ago, Up & Coming Weekly caught up  and spent a little time with Hakim Isler in the mountains of North Carolina. You may or may...
In 1959, the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team was formed by 19 Airborne soldiers from various military units. Brigadier General...
Some are more diligent, effective and far-reaching than others, but most mothers teach their children basic manners and help their...
Recently, I sent a letter to the Fayetteville City Council concerning my opinion (and that of many others) about the  possibility that the...
School’s back in session and cooler weather is right around the corner. That can only mean one thing … it’s fair time! The Cumberland...
Are you ready for some college football? Fayetteville State University is ready. The team is gearing up for a highly anticipated...
Unlike the British, we Americans have no royal family to follow, so we compensate in two ways. We follow theirs — Will and Kate and...
Who would have guessed that in over a decade America —  the land of the free — is still struggling with the issue of immigration?...
Honeybees are one of the most important insects for the environment. They pollinate 30 percent of flowering crops and 90 percent of...
Fayetteville’s namesake, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette, came to America the summer of 1777 at...
For anyone who has ever loved a child, the thought of someone hurting  them or taking advantage of them is unbearable. Yet it happens...
As the summer comes to a close, 4th Friday, on Aug. 28, is a fun way for parents to celebrate and kids to mourn the passing of the...
My eastern North Carolina grandmother drew me into the mystery of Virginia Dare before I started school. I was instantly riveted and...
Well, I must admit I appreciate City Manager Ted Voorhees pursuing a downtown baseball stadium. A project, if it comes to fruition, that...
Better Health is a local organization that is dedicated to helping Cumberland County residents attain a healthier lifestyle.  “Better...

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