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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Meghan Dorman
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Cape Fear Valley Health's Tailored Care for Stroke Patients Helps Improve Outcomes

Posted May 14, 2024
During May, health educators work to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of having a stroke and the actions you can take to save lives. Fortunately for people in the regions, the Cape Fear Valley Health System provides high-quality emergency
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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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In The Current Issue

Fantasy comes to life: Fayetteville-based travel agency Flights & Fables brings dream vacations to life with curated fantasy destinations and tours

Between the stunning peaks of New Zealand and as far as the castles of Europe, Flights & Fables puts a literal spin on the phrase ‘dream vacation.’ This unique full-service travel agency fuses passion and expertise to provide clients with a vacat

Bringing it all together: Lumbee Guaranty Bank is working to combine two Fayetteville locations into one to better serve customers

Lumbee Guaranty Bank’s new Fayetteville branch will be located at 2939 Village Drive. This new location will be better equipped to cater to customers with its ample parking and a drive up ATM. Photo provided by Lumbee Guaranty Bank. Lumbee Guara

Leading military business: NCMBC Executive Director Scott Dorney reflects on time with the institution, his career and the future of military business

 Scott Dorney became the executive director of the NCBMC in December 2004. Since then he has worked hard to create a robust connection between North Carolina businesses and the federal and defense contractors. Photo provided by NCMBC.Scott Dorne