05Cool Spring Logo color 1 The Cool Spring Downtown District’s second Downtown District Forum is set for Tuesday, April 24, from 7- 8:30 p.m. at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, which is located at 301 Hay St. in downtown Fayetteville. The public is invited to attend this free, informational event.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Executive Director Carrie King will share last minute insider tips about how to best enjoy this year’s Dogwood Festival. CSDD will share opportunities for involvement in the Field of Honor annual event benefiting the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation.

Jordan Jones will update attendees on the Prince Charles Holdings project. Fayetteville Astros general manager David Lane and President Mark Zarthar will discuss plans for the baseball stadium. PWC and city officials will discuss utility work scheduled for Market Square.

The CSDD is a charitable nonprofit formed in 2017 to create and sustain an arts and entertainment district emanating from the downtown core of Fayetteville, North Carolina, as a vibrant center of artistic, cultural, civic and commercial activity.

For more information, contact Sam DuBose, CSDD general manager, at 910-223-1089 or Sam@CoolSpringFAY.org.

Early voting opens

 One-Stop early voting for primary elections in Cumberland County begins April 19 and ends May 5. The partisan primary election is May 8. The deadline to register to vote in the elections is April 13. The primary election is for federal, state and local offices.

Citizens who want to take advantage of early voting but are not registered to vote may do same-day registration during One-Stop early voting if they provide acceptable documentation. The registrant needs to present or show a document that lists current name and address in Cumberland County. A complete list of acceptable documentation can be viewed at co.cumberland.nc.us/elections.

Voters may go to the Board of Elections, located in the E. Newton Smith Center at 227 Fountainhead Lane, for One-Stop voting during the dates and times listed below. Due to road construction in the area, drivers are encouraged to enter Fountainhead Lane from Hay Street.

April 19–May 4, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Other One-Stop Voting Sites are: Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6404 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville; North Regional Library, 855 McArthur Rd., Fayetteville; Hope Mills Recreation Center, 5766 Rockfish Rd., Hope Mills; East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Rd., Fayetteville; Gray’s Creek Recreation Center, 2964 School Rd., Hope Mills.

Dates and times at the five locations are: April 19–May 4, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; and Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Regular hours at the Board of Elections are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information and for links to voter information, polling place finder and the North Carolina Board of Elections, go to co.cumberland.nc.us/elections or call 910-678-7733.

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