Volume 1 Issue 9: Sep 24, 2021


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Oct 1, 2021

AI and the power of your gut

Marty Cayton, publisher of Greater Fayetteville Business Journal, was the keynote speaker for day one of the 2021 TechNet event.This past Thursday, I had the honor of speaking at Armed Forces Communications andElectronics Association’s annual TechNet ...

Oct 1, 2021

An 'epic market' - What does the future hold for residential real estate?

With rising home prices and shortages of inventory being a trend over the past year, the demand for housing and surge in costs have been hot topics.David Sattlemeyer, president of Longleaf Pine Realtors, explained the demand the region has been seein ...

Oct 1, 2021

Preparing for ransomware attack: Senior VP of Booz Allen Hamilton warns of dangers of being ill-prepared for cyber attacks

Anyone could be a victim of a ransomware attack, and preparing in advancecould save companies millions of dollars.Over the years, the world has watched the news unfold of massive cyber attacks that have financially wreaked havoc oncompanies and their ...

Ico insights


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Neil Watkins
Military Luggage Company

Military Luggage Company Offers Top-Quality, Durable Packs to Meet Service Members’ Unique Needs

Posted Jul 6, 2022
With a vision of providing all branches of the U.S. military with a high-quality and comprehensive selection of bags, packs and cases, Military Luggage Company ensures service members are well-equipped to carry whatever accessories they need for fiel
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Oct 1, 2021

FTCC celebrates awards and appointments of employees

The North Carolina Community College Journal of Teaching Innovation selected DR. TIFFANY WATTS and IAN WOLF to serve as assistant editors for its publication. Watts, the college’s associate vice president of curriculum programs, expressed how the app ...

Oct 1, 2021

Instructor Rhiannon Holley receives Red Hat Academy top honor

Red Hat Academy, a college-level curriculum program that offers resources and certifications at discounted prices, recently hosted its2021 North American Training Partner and Instructor Conference. It was there that FTCC instructor RHIANNON HOLLEY re ...

Oct 1, 2021

FSU announces Board of Visitors made up of community stakeholders

Fayetteville State University recently announced the formation of its Board of Visitors. There are 53 members appointed to the Board, which will function as an advisory board to Chancellor Darrell T. Allison and senior leadership at the school.  ...

Oct 1, 2021

FirstHealth of the Carolinas honors its 2021 nursing leadership academy graduates

In a press release earlier this month, FirstHealth announced the graduates of their nursing leadership academy.  The names of the graduates are ASHLEY COLLINS, R.N., MSN, CMSRN; JENNIFER CUMMINGS, R.N, MSN, CCRN; REBECCA LOCKLEAR, MSN, BSN, ...

Oct 1, 2021

Cumberland County Board of Commissioners recognizes attorneys

Cumberland County attorney RICK MOOREFIELD and District Attorney BILLY WEST were recently recognized by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners and presented with clocks at a local meeting. Moorefield, the former president of the North Caro ...

Oct 1, 2021

Renaming Bragg: Base asks community input on new name

The mandate from Congress to change the name of Fort Bragg has been apoint of contention for many local citizens, business owners and veterans alike.Nevertheless, the Fort Bragg Naming Commission invites locals to voice theiropinions on the upcoming ...

Ico insights


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Fayetteville Apartment Rental Data Reflects Need for More Multi-Family Developments

Alex Keith - Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Property Manager, Tom Keith & Associates, Inc.
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$275,000,000 in Investment was Announced for Downtown Fayetteville between 2017-2019

Bianca Shoneman - President & CEO, Cool Spring Downtown District, Inc
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5 Things to Remember Regarding Your Copier Contract

Drew Smith - Director of Communications, Copiers Plus

In The Current Issue

Economic concerns affect spending: Consumer spending patterns show more caution toward everyday spending

Sharon McCutcheon/UnsplashIn recent months, areas across the country have witnessed spikes and drops in the economy. For some this works in their favor, however, the biggest trend across the board is people being more cautious with their money. 

Moving up the ranks: North Carolina holds coveted spots on two ranked lists on business environment

Giorgia Trovato/UnsplashNorth Carolina’s business community has been the talk of the town across the nation as it has been recognized as an ideal place to work.  Last year, Business Facilities released an annual ranking that placed North Ca

Military veterans get to work: The Heroes MAKE America program & FTCC help transition military members into the civilian workforce

Photo by Heroes Make AmericaEvery year, men and women prepare to leave their life of military service and transition to civilian life – 200,000 in fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For those service men and women, finding work in