07NewsDigestThe city of Fayetteville has released a new app for smart phones that is tied to the city’s mobilefriendly website. 

“We are excited to announce the launch of our city app, as it will greatly enhance residents’ ability to find information quickly and easily,” said Kevin Arata, corporate communication director for the city of Fayetteville. “The app will make it easy to access those features and content most-visited on our website, without requiring a lot of effort on their part. It also puts us on par with other large cities that offer apps for their residents, to be able to better communicate with residents beyond what our website currently accomplishes.”

App users will find links to useful information regarding elected officials, recreation and attractions, city news, major transportation assets within the city and utility contact information. 

City residents and visitors to Fayetteville who download the app to their smartphone can create interactive maps during special events such as the Dogwood Festi - val. App users can learn about the locations of various festival vendors and the multiple concerts taking place throughout the festival. 

The Arts Council’s Work in Progress sculptures are also on an interactive map on the app. The sculptures are strategically placed in the downtown area. Photos of each of the 12 sculptures are on the map and listed by location. The in - teractive map allows a user to locate and visit each sculpture walking through the downtown area. 

Download the app by visiting your smartphone app store. The app is free.

Fayetteville Tech names new honorary trustee of the college and board

At the April 16 Fayetteville Tech - nical Community College Board of Trustees meeting, President Dr. J. Larry Keen and Board Chair Ronald Crosby Jr. presented Cumberland County Commissioner Dr. Jean - nette M. Council the distinguished honor of Honorary Trustee of the College and Board of Trustees. 

“What people don’t realize is the (Council) family is invested in FTCC. Dr. Jeannette Council is a dedicated leader who has given her support and commitment at the state level and to our county commission - ers and citizens for so many years. ‘Honorary trustee’ is an extraor - dinary, high privilege and honor. Members of the Board of Trustees and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than she,” Dr. Keen said when presenting the award.

The designation of honorary trust - ee is awarded to individuals for their exceptional service and support of the college through the years.

Council served on the State Board of North Carolina Community Colleges from 1993 to 2005. She has served on the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners since 2000, having served four terms as vice chair and three terms as chair.

The Yadkin Road storm drain - age road closure

Yadkin Road at the intersection of Cimarron Drive will be closed Wednesday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, May 1, at 3 a.m. Bridgepoint Civil, a PWC contractor, will be conducting the Yadkin Road Storm Drainage project for the city of Fayetteville. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to use caution in this area.

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