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On June 14, the U.S. Army is celebrating its 236th birthday! Fort Bragg is celebrating a little earlier with the running of the 15th...
As baseball season approaches, the Swampdogs are busier than ever. Sure, they play a great game of baseball, but this local team...
United States soldiers have left many footprints across the globe, so this Memorial Day weekend the Fayetteville Downtown Alliance is...
On more than one occasion, I have been asked what one item I would put in a time capsule if I ever were given the chance. My response...
My weapon of choice — a garden hoe! One stands “ready” on the back porch of the farm cabin should a slithering visitor not be a...
I’ve never thought of myself as the kind of guy that would name things. As I look around here I guess I do. I have names for a lot of...
Thor  (Rated PG-13)  • Three Stars Director Kenneth Branagh reportedly conceptu-alized Thor (114 minutes) as a comic book twist on...
Destination Amnesia He said: “Where were you? I was worried.” She said: “I told you this morning I was going shopping after work.” He...
“Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You,” “Jambalaya” and “Honky Tonk...
Nothing says summer in Fayetteville like Fayetteville After 5. With the demise of the Fayetteville Museum of Art, many in the...
“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” Yogi Berra’s seemingly contradictory wisdom could be a subtitle for a new book about...
I understand why so much attention has been paid to fiscal-policy differences between Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Republican...
It is a dangerous situation out there. Motorcycle season is here and the town is buzzing with bikes. People are driving, texting and...
RIO (Rated G)   Three Stars Instead of Rio (96 min-utes) I wanted to see the movie about the teenage chick assassin. Unfortunately, I...
My grandmother always bragged about how much 50 cents could buy her “back in the day.” Once, she said that with 50 cents, she could: buy...
It’s that time again. The weather is warm, the Dogwood Festival was a smash hit and the 4th Friday will be here in no time. If you...
Who doesn’t want to live in a safe community? In an effort to make the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area a safer place to work and...
Remember Donald Trump? Where has he gone? I miss him. Way back before President Obi whacked Osama bin Fishfood, the Donald was...
While the rest of the country sets aside one day in May, Memorial Day, to honor military heroes, Fayetteville/Cumberland County...
Skype With Loved ones We live in a transient world. Families are no longer living on the same farm or within walking distance of one...
Feet of Clay I was just getting into the CDs of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace….One School at a Time by Greg...
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Rated PG-13) One Star If Dylan Dog (107 min-utes) had been a SyFy origi-nal, maybe we could cut it some...
On Saturday, May 21, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will pay tribute to our nation’s military history with the...
I wish I had paid more attention in history class. This is one of the fi rst thoughts I had when I started my position at the...
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