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The Child Advocacy Center’s Pinwheel Masquerade Ball and Auction is set for Saturday, Oct. 17. Don your best party mask and come...
I have been a warm if not avid Carolina basketball fan since high school when one of Fayetteville’s shining sports lights, Franklin...
“Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” These words changed Les Brown’s life. He failed the fifth grade and...
Cape Fear Studios is a haven for local artists. It provides a place for member artists to create and sell their works. It also hosts...
The Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut will entertain the community on Oct. 4 as part of the Fayetteville State University Fine...
The 2015 Scotland County Highland Games take place on Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4, on the grounds of the John Blue Home and...
I wrote my first column about the popularity of tattoos more than a decade ago after I found myself touring the Airborne and Special...
Well, you can talk until you are blue in the face about escalating Fayetteville and Cumberland County’s image and quality of life by...
Listening recently to members of both the Republican and Democratic Parties, the public seems to be getting fed up with career...
I know I am going where others fear to tread, and, believe me, I do so with great trepidation.   But here I go anyway, diving headfirst...
The International Folk Festival is an annual celebration hosted by the Arts Council of Fayetteville that celebrates the beautiful...
It is easy to talk about change. Talking about change and taking action to make  a change are two very  different things. Wes and Sandy...
The Gilbert Theatre is kicking off another exciting season this year, with some big changes and big shows debuting.   The shows this...
It’s a wonderful thing to love your job — and if that means helping people in the process, so much the better. Jennifer Lescaleet is the...
Four hundred years ago, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra wrote two novels, the first was El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, which...
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...

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