Jan 21, 2022

New program can provide Cumberland County small businesses with up to $50,000

Small business owners with 250 employees or less may be eligible for financial assistance.  Cumberland County recently launched a Small Business Economic Assistance Program that allows small businesses to apply for up to $50,000 in financia ...

Jan 21, 2022

Gannett to discontinue their service of Saturday print editions

Gannett Co. Inc., the newspaper chain that owns the Fayetteville Observer, will be discontinuing their service of Saturday print editions, starting on March 5.More than half the newspapers associated with Gannett Co. Inc. will be expanding access to ...

Jan 20, 2022

Fiveash explains critical tourism research for Cumberland County

The Greater Fayetteville Chamber hosted their monthly Chairman’s Coffee Club this morning, featuring Interim President and CEO of the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Randy Fiveash as the guest speaker. Fiveash took on the role o ...

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The Carolina Cyber Network – A Holistic Cybersecurity Workforce Initiative

Posted May 25, 2021
Cybersecurity has been defined as the “forever war”.  Cybersecurity and cyberwarfare represent a dangerous new theater of conflict that is asymmetrical in nature, attacks military and civilian targets, and has very low barriers to entry for both
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Jan 19, 2022

Fayetteville has increased IT positions unlike rest of state, NC TECH says

The NC Technology Association just released their monthly snapshot of available IT positions in the state for the end of 2021.The December snapshot for 2021 showed a slight dip statewide in numbers compared to November’s 2021 snapshot - which recorde ...

Jan 19, 2022

Major economic growth organization fills director role

North Carolina’s Southeast, a private-public partnership that encourages economic growth in the region, announced the incoming arrival of a new director of business & economic development. Phillip Shumaker, who currently serves as the Existi ...

Jan 18, 2022

Keen announces plans to retire from role at FTCC

Dr. Larry Keen, president of Fayetteville Technical Community College, announced his plans to retire today, effective Jan. 1 of next year. The recent announcement came during a monthly meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees. Keen has be ...

Jan 18, 2022

New energy resources set to arrive in Lillington, Fayetteville

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives recently announced their plans to install battery energy storage in ten communities across rural North Carolina. The new installations will be sited at electric cooperative substations and will add local en ...

Jan 17, 2022

National healthcare chain opens 8th N.C. location in Fayetteville

The former Rite Aid location on the corner of Country Club Drive and Ramsey Street will open its doors tomorrow as a new Oak Street Health clinic. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12 percent of Fayetteville residents are 65 years or older; O ...

Jan 17, 2022

Cumberland County launches new digital interface for planning and inspections

On Jan. 18, Cumberland County Planning and Inspections will stop accepting paper applications due to the implementation of the ENERGOV portal. ENERGOV is an online portal for all development plan submissions.Planning and Inspections implemented ...

In The Current Issue

Karen Tillery wins Troy University’s McKinley Award

KAREN TILLERY, who works as the area enrollment coordinator for Troy University at Fayetteville’s support center, was recently honored with the institution’s Vergil Park’s McKinley Award. The McKinley Award is the highest honor that can be besto

Local musician honored by Smooth Jazz Network

WILLIE BRADLEY, local musician and owner of Willie Bradley Music, was recently recognized in the Smooth Jazz Network’s BEATS Year In Review magazine.Bradley was dubbed Artist of the Year by the network. The title is voted on by listeners of the netwo

Harnett County announces Lockamy as new economic development director

CHRISTIAN LOCKAMY was announced as the new person for the role recently by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners, and began in his new role on Jan. 3. In the past, Lockamy has had experience in “recruitment and competitive expansions of comp