Volume 2 Issue 5: Aug 5, 2022


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Aug 12, 2022

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.  ...

Aug 12, 2022

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 ...

Aug 12, 2022

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 ...

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Ulysses Taylor, J.D.
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business HUB Poised to Support Businesses and Drive Economic Growth Across Region

Posted Sep 14, 2022
Small businesses across the region will now get a boost from the newly opened Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business HUB at Fayetteville State University (FSU). Managed by FSU’s Broadwell College of Business and Economics (BCBE),
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Aug 11, 2022

Summer reflections: Remembering the past as we prepare to move forward

I don’t know about you, but it seems like I blinked and July was in the rear view! What a great month to spend time with family and friends celebrating life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. During this time, I had some quiet moments to catch up ...

Aug 11, 2022

By the numbers: Data from local organization reflects housing market's volatility

Photo from Maria Ziegler/UnsplashHow volatile is the housing market? Longleaf Pine REALTORS Association, a local professional trade association, provides local market updatesand data. The data below refers to existing single-family homes in the Fayet ...

Aug 11, 2022

Harnett County Government welcomes new HR director

JANICE LANE, a lifelong Harnett County resident will be heading up the county Human Resources Department following an announcement from Harnett County Director Brent Trout.With over 20 years of experience, Lane has served in all areas of Human Resour ...

Aug 11, 2022

City of Fayetteville welcomes first woman director of FAST

TYFFANY NEAL has been named as the new Fayetteville Area System of Transit Director by the City of Fayetteville. Starting in August, Neal will become the first ever woman to direct the system following the retirement of current director, Randy Hume, ...

Aug 11, 2022

Fayetteville insurance agent continues to achieve success

JERRY CLEMMONS, a life insurance sales agent with Olde Fayetteville since 2012, continues to bring his agency pride. Clemmons is recognized by life insurance sales organization the Million Dollar Round Table as one of the top 5% of professionals in t ...

Aug 11, 2022

N.C. Unemployment decreases slightly: North Carolina sees minor decrease in unemployment rates compared to May 2022

Ernie Journeys/UnsplashThe state of North Carolina’s unemployment rate saw a minor decrease in June 2022, down 1.6 percentage points from June of 2021.  The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2022 was 3.4 percent, unchan ...

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PWC repurposes biosolids: Fayetteville Public Works Commission's Residual Management Biosolids Program reduces, reuses and helps farmers

Photo provided by PWCThe Fayetteville Public Works Commission's Residual Management Biosolids Program creates an incredibly positive impact on Fayetteville and other surrounding counties. A co-op program within the local farming community, the Public

Sleep for your health: Cape Fear Valley Health Sleep Center dream team improves lives one sleep study at a time

Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels“It has changed my whole life,” Ginny Capiot, a patient who participated in an in-lab sleep study at the Cape Fear Valley Health Sleep Center, said. “I'm so grateful I went because I couldn't figure out why I was tired all the

TeamLogic IT Acquisition: TeamLogic IT of Eastern North Carolina joins largest franchise network under new ownership

Photo provided by TeamLogic ITTeamLogic IT of Eastern North Carolina will be switching to a new owner after six years of service to the Fayetteville and surrounding communities. This branch of the franchise, which has teams in Fayetteville, Rale