Volume 2 Issue 38: Jul 1, 2022


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Jul 6, 2022

Fayetteville Animal Protection Society: Generous donation from late Fayetteville businessman leads FAPS to expand

The area outlined in blue is the current parking lots and play yards, courtesy of Valley Auto. The area outlined in red is the FAPS property prior to Bryan’s donation, which is 0.64 acres. Outlined in yellow is the land purchase made possible by Brya ...

Jul 6, 2022

A popular pick: Local sign company grows through strong reputation and word-of-mouth

Blashfield Sign Company, a business that started in 1986 in Fayetteville, has found great success in the region. Its work, pictured above, can be seen throughout the region as the company has taken on many major clients. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BLASHFIELD ...

Jul 6, 2022

Halted taxes and holidays: What can drivers expect at the pump over the holiday?

The data shows that gas prices will be the highest a 4th of July holiday has seen yet, which may come as no surprise. But, GasBuddy says that the prices may see a decrease before the holiday arrives. PHOTO BY EVERGREENS AND DANDELIONS/UNSPLASH.In the ...

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Drew Smith
Copiers Plus

5 Things to Remember Regarding Your Copier Contract

Posted Apr 29, 2022
With copier contracts that can span over several years, it can be easy to focus on other initiatives and forget the details of your agreement. This is especially true if you are not in constant communication with your representative regarding how you
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Jul 6, 2022

Symphony on Tap: Local breweries and tap houses host musical series

The 2022 season of Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra on Tap recently wrapped up and will kick off for a new season in August. PHOTO PROVIDED BY FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. After a successful inaugural season last year, the Fayetteville Sympho ...

Jun 29, 2022

Case study by Glackin, Altobello wins award for best case

The recipient of the CASE Journal’s 2022 Best Case Award is “A Makeover for Dudley’s Q+,” a case study by Fayetteville State University’s Dr. Caroline Glackin and UNC’s Dr. Suzanne Altobello. ...

Jun 29, 2022

Three locals receive North Carolina Economic Development Association Scholarships

At the North Carolina Economic Development Association’s annual meeting on June 15, three economic development professionals from Southeastern N.C. were awarded scholarships for professional development. ...

Jun 29, 2022

NCEDA recognizes Porter as NCEDA member emeritus

Fayetteville resident Don Porter was recognized at the NCEDA annual meeting with a designation of NCEDA member emeritus. ...

Jun 24, 2022

Fort Bragg welcomes new garrison commander

This morning, Fort Bragg welcomed back Colonel John Wilcox during a ceremony as he assumed garrison command of Fort Bragg from Colonel Scott Pence. Previously, Wilcox served as the deputy chief of staff, G5 for the U.S. Army Special Operations C ...

Jun 23, 2022

Increased funding results in $759,930 for arts programs

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s award cycle for the 2022-2023 year showed a 17 percent increase in Cultural Organization REsource Grant and Project Support Grant funds to Cumberland County organizations. The Arts Council awa ...

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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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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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Making a primary care appointment is easy, though overdue for many

Jessica M. P. Tucker - M.D., FAAFP, Cape Fear Valley Health Pavilion North Family Care

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