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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Dr. Dan McBrayer
Cape Fear Valley Health

Painful Joints? Know the Signs of Potential Joint Replacement

Posted Sep 10, 2023
The providers at Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine take pride in caring for the orthopedic needs for every age group in Fayetteville and surrounding communities! The board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Fayettev
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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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Help Employees Spot Spear Phishing with These Training and Testing Tips

Jaron Cayton - President, TeamLogicIT
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Unlocking the Power of Dual Use Innovation and Technology for National Defense

Bob Burton - Senior Manager, DEFTECH, NC MBC, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office
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FSU Empowers Youth with STEM Skills Thanks to NASA Grant

Trung V. Tran, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science in the Department of Intelligence Studies, Geospatial Science, Political Science and History, Fayetteville State University

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Putting skills to the test: Campbell Law to offer Trial Advocacy for Lawyers CLE on Nov. 10-11

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY Campbell Law School’s downtown campus located in Raleigh, NC.Campbell Law School is offering a new two-day Trial Advocacy for Lawyers CLE on Nov. 10-11 for newly licensed attorneys with little to no trial ex

Start, grow and succeed: The Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB continues in its mission to help business owners in Pembroke and beyond

The 20,000-square-foot newly renovated building features 12 private offices, 16 semi-private cubicles to host small business owners - PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THE THOMAS ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUBThe Thomas Entrepreneurship HUB (Thomas Center) has served as an a

One year strong: The Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business Hub celebrates one year in operation

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITYThe FSU HUB provides a space for classes, meetings, information sessions, certification workshops, 3D printing workshops and more.Fayetteville State University has a lot to celebrate following the one-y