Volume 2 Issue 6: Aug 19, 2022


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Aug 24, 2022

Wright presented with high state honor

Photo from N.C. Dept. of Military & Veterans AffairsAt the Association of the United States Army’s Summit and Exposition in Fayetteville, RET. COL. WILLIE WRIGHT was honored with the Old North State Award on behalf of Governor Roy Cooper. &n ...

Aug 24, 2022

Cape Fear Valley Health receives award from American Heart Association

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines® – Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.  The honor signifies “commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive t ...

Aug 24, 2022

Power Breakfast Series: Managing uncertainty

Inflation, economic uncertainty, supply chain slowdowns, labor shortages and a global pandemic-these are just some of the challenges members of the business community are facing day to day.  Greater Fayetteville Business Journal is inviting ...

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Jaron Cayton

Help Employees Spot Spear Phishing with These Training and Testing Tips

Posted Aug 30, 2021
Cyberthreats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and companies that aren’t effectively mitigating risks are sitting ducks for cybercriminals. In previous articles, we’ve shared tips on recognizing and recovering from account takeovers and improvi
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Aug 24, 2022

Passing of the torch

Jenna Shackelford, EditorOn October 19, 2020, I walked into Marty Cayton’s office for the first time. After ongoing discussions about his vision for a business journal in the area, I had just signed a contract for a 1099 position. Marty hired me in h ...

Aug 24, 2022

Sharing good vibes : Edge talks of her inspiration for downtown restaurant

Photo provided by GastropubDowntown Fayetteville is now home to a new restaurant offering vegan cuisine. Vibe Gastropub, located at 131 Hay Street, is owned and operated by Ambery Edge. Food connoisseurs may recognize her from her food truck, Authent ...

Aug 24, 2022

Beloved Betsy's: Southern Pines' Betsy's crepes a community favorite

Photo provided by Betsy's CrepesFrom the corner of a coffeeshop to a building on the corner of historic downtown Southern Pines, locally-owned restaurant Betsy’s Crepes is a testament to perseverance and hope.  Betsy Markey, owner and sole ...

Aug 24, 2022

Certified for cybersecurity: IT program for high schoolers sets students up to thrive in tech industry

Chris Ried/UnsplashA local high school program has opened a door into a profitable industry for two Cumberland County students.  The Pine Forest High School Academy of Information Technology helps introduce high school students to career op ...

Aug 24, 2022

Medical merger: Cape Fear Center for Digestive Diseases and Fayetteville Gastroenterology Associates form Premier Gastroenterology

Photo provided by Premier GastroenterologyTwo of the most prominent gastroenterology firms in Cumberland County have joined forces to create Premier Gastroenterology, a new practice set to expand healthcare offerings and become an even bigger presenc ...

Aug 24, 2022

195 American Fusion

Photo provided by 195 American FusionSouthern Pines’ 195 American Fusion restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dynamic, upscale dining experience. Located at 195 Bell Avenue in Southern Pines, 195 American Fusion sits near Sand Hills Boulevard and Southern P ...

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Negotiating Is An Art

Peter Pappas - President, Pappas Commercial Properties
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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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Why you should have a Commercial Security System

Luke Wheeler - Vice President, Holmes Security Systems

In The Current Issue

Summer in the gardens: Taking a look at the current and future displays and events as the Cape Fear Botanical Garden kicks off the summer season

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDENCFBG is connecting local history and agriculture with NASCAR with their Horticulture, Hooch & Outlaws in Fast Cars exhibiton display until August 20.New activities, events and day trips are coming up fo

The Cozy Heron: Lillington "glamping" experience allows for a comfortable yet unforgettable time in the great outdoors

Each individual wagon is eight and a half feet tall, twenty-five feet long, and contains one hundred and eighty squarefeet of space to relax in - Photo provided by Cape Fear River AdventuresSummer is approaching rapidly in North Carolina, and we all

C&S Ice: Family owned mobile food stand brings a northern frozen treat to beat the southern heat

Carla (left) and Sean Stansberry, (right)are the team behind C&S Ice, workingtogether to make all of their food byhand and with care - Photos provided by GFBJC&S has loyal fans of all ages who travel to meet them at their location for the day