Volume 1 Issue 14: Dec 10, 2021


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Jan 7, 2022

Longtime leader: First Bancorp CEO continues to inspire growth of company

Richard MooreRichard Moore is the CEO of First Bancorp. Named CEO of the Year in 2019 by Business NC Magazine, Moore has overseen the company over the last eight years all while the company has experienced exponential growth. According to Moore, ...

Jan 7, 2022

State of the Community: Diverse panel discusses region

The six leaders who spoke for the annual State of the Community on Thursday, Dec. 2, presented the diverse face of Greater Fayetteville. From the mayors of small towns to the top elected official of the state’s fifth-largest county, the group was uni ...

Jan 7, 2022

Sip sip hooray: The Sip Room moves into former location of the Wine Cafe on Hay Street

Fayetteville wine enthusiasts and fans of a popular-butnow-closed wine shop have cause to raise a toast. If things go as anticipated — ABC permits, etc. — The Sip Room will open Dec. 15 at 106 Hay Street, the former location of The Wine Cafe, which c ...

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Casey Ferris
The Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce

Top 10 Places to Visit and Do Business in the Town of Hope Mills

Posted Sep 1, 2021
Have you had a chance to visit Hope Mills? There are so many wonderful things to do and see, businesses that are thriving, and culture to absorb right adjacent to Fayetteville. Check them out! The Hope Mills LakeOnce just the brunt of many jokes
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Jan 7, 2022

Tax exemptions: Local CPAs share tips for businesspeople

While not a new phenomenon, tax payers — specifically business owners — should pay attention to two sections when doing their taxes: section 197 and bonus depreciation. Kelly Puryear, certified public accountant and managing partner at TRP Sumne ...

Jan 7, 2022

People are like calendars

Choose your style wisely, buy early, perfect your imprint -- all advice that can be applied to buying a calendar or conducting business.The other day, I realized that my large wall calendar — that never made it to a wall and sits on my desk — is appr ...

Jan 7, 2022

Over $412M: Cumberland County community sees big investment from state budget

Chairman of the Cumberland County Legislative Delegation and State Rep. William Richardson, along with several members of the Delegation, Sen. Kirk deViere, Rep. John Szoka and Rep. Diane Wheatley, met with Greater Fayetteville Business Journal on No ...

Dec 28, 2021

Homebuilders join forces to create new housing development

A vacant lot near downtown Fayetteville has sat vacant for years; Wells Alderman, a resident who lives nearby and co-owner of A&G Residential, a homebuilding company, saw potential for that to change.“This has kind of been ... I guess, kind of my ...

Dec 28, 2021

Southern Pines Brewing Company: Popular brewing company thrives with plans of expansion to Fayetteville

Southern Pines Brewing Company is coming to Hay Street. Photo provided by Southern Pines Brewing Company. Southern Pines Brewing Company has become a household name in North Carolina with two locations in Southern Pines and distribution in all 1 ...

Dec 20, 2021

Sovereign Aerospace takes flight

Founded in March of this year by Slim Thompson, Sovereign Aerospace is open for businessas an umbrella holding company based in the Moore County Airport. While the airspace organization is only about half-a-year old, the seeds of Thompson's brainchil ...

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