Volume 1 Issue 16: Jan 7, 2022


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Jan 11, 2022

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 ...

Jan 11, 2022

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 ...

Jan 11, 2022

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 ...

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John Poulos, M.D.
Fayetteville Gastroenterology Associates

Understanding your health insurance benefits: Colonoscopies can do more than screen for colorectal cancer, the gold standard in screening. The procedure can prevent cancer, too

Posted Feb 28, 2022
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses for men and women in the United States, but it can be very successfully treated when caught early. Despite this, colorectal cancer continues to be the second most common cause of cancer dea
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Jan 11, 2022

Showcase Restoration: Longstanding Fayetteville business plans February grand opening for new facility

Showcase Restoration, a business that has been around since 1979 in Fayetteville, recently went through an expansion and moved into a new facility. About four years ago, the company was facing a storage problem since a major portion of their cap ...

Jan 11, 2022

Women of Power: An Affair to Remember to hold runway fashion show

Editor's Note: Due to inclement weather, the date and times of the events have changed. On Jan. 23 at the Crown Expo, Unstoppable Little Ladies will begin at 2 p.m. Young Women and Women of Power will start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.  ...

Jan 11, 2022

Emerging Technology Institute: Freeman encourages innovation in Robeson County

What began as one man’s mission to better Robeson County, has now become a full fledged technology research testing center in Red Springs, North Carolina. Led by James Freeman, CEO, the Emerging Technology Institute began as a simple request made to ...

Jan 11, 2022

NCWorks organization helps business in combating staffing shortages

The labor market in North Carolina is steadily bouncing back as the number of available jobs is increasing. Some may say that fewer people are seeking jobs than there are openings across the state.One may ask, how do businesses combat staffing shorta ...

Jan 11, 2022

Highland Roofing Company sold: New owners plan to expand service area

A 16-year-old Wilmington company that services the Fayetteville area and beyond recently announced its new ownership. Highland Roofing Company has been sold by founder Iain Fergusson and co-owner Rebecca Fergusson to Jeanette Omdalen and Jamie S ...

Jan 11, 2022

PWC reaches settlement: Legal proceeding to protect water quality of Cape Fear River Basin comes to an end

An ongoing pursuit to hold upstream wastewater treatment plants accountable for the discharge of large amounts of a contaminant into the water has come to a close. Fayetteville PWC announced recently that it reached a settlement to protect the w ...

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

Casey Ferris - Board President, The Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce
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5 Things to Remember Regarding Your Copier Contract

Drew Smith - Director of Communications, Copiers Plus
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FTCC Foundation Will Fund More Nursing Scholarships with $391,000 Planned Gift

Sandy Ammons - Executive Director of the Foundation, Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation

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