Volume 2 Issue 19: Mar 10, 2023


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Mar 16, 2023

Pickleball on the rise: The indoor outdoor sport Pickleball is seeing a rise in popularity in the Fayetteville area

The sport is played on an indoor or outdoor court with a net, a ball, and a paddle - Photo provided by PickleheadsIn typical North Carolina fashion, the temperature outside is rising early, and nobody wants to stay inside with such beautiful weather! ...

Mar 16, 2023

Grants in action: Understanding government programming and how you can help them help you

The Fayetteville Economic & Community Development Department is looking for public feedback on how best to spendfunds to meet low income housing needs - Photo provided by FCEDCFayetteville’s Economic & Community Development Department recentl ...

Mar 16, 2023

Small town plans big changes: The town of Autryville NC is making strides to expand and improve its downtown businesses, residential areas and amenities

The Honeycutt family is working on commercial and residential development on their properties. The second phase of residential lots are in development and talks are taking place to potentially bring a commercial retailer to the area. Located jus ...

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Sarah Fazekas
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital

Cape Fear Valley Health Offers Telehealth as a Fast, Convenient Way to Meet Primary Care Needs

Posted Feb 1, 2024
To reduce barriers and expand access to health care, Cape Fear Valley Health offers virtual visits, also known as telehealth. Through a simple video and audio platform, you can talk to your Cape Fear Valley Health provider from the comfort of your ho
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Mar 16, 2023

Building trust with Truist: Banking professional Patrick "Pat" Nobles reflects on his 33 years in the banking industry and the impact of Truist Bank in the area

NoblesNow serving as Market President for Truist Bank for Cumberland, Sampson and Robeson counties, Pat Nobles began his career in finance in savings and loan with East Coast Federal in 1990. Since then, he has stayed onboard and seen his former star ...

Mar 16, 2023

Lofty goals: Fayetteville native finds restoring historic buildings to be a rewarding outlet for her artistic expression

An artist's rendering of the fully renovated Kress Lofts building. Daphne Sanitz has developed eight historic properties in DowntownFayetteville - Photo provided by Darden JenkinsDaphne Sanitz, a Veteran entrepreneur, has made quite the name for hers ...

Mar 3, 2023

Emerging Technology Institute to host federal Technology Experimentation event

ETI is partnering with USSOCOM to host the event at its campus for the second year in a row. The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has partnered with the Emerging Technology Institute to bring their third annual Technical Experi ...

Mar 1, 2023

Charleston Group Attorney appointed to White House Office of Public Engagement

The Charleston Group, one of the largest minority-owned law firms in the southeastern United States, is pleased to announce that President Biden has appointed one of its attorneys, former Columbia, SC  Mayor Steve Benjamin, as Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement. ...

Mar 1, 2023

Seymour assumes responsibility as Fort Bragg Garrison’s command sergeant major

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Seymour assumed responsibility as Fort Bragg’s Garrison senior non-commissioned officer, Feb. 24 at the Main Post Chapel. ...

Mar 1, 2023

Marri Fryar named Fayetteville VA executive director

Mrs. Marri “Nicki” Fryar has been named the Executive Director of the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Her appointment is effective March 12. Fryar previously served as the health care system’s interim director since September 25, 2022. ...

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Cape Fear Valley Health’s Community Paramedic Program Provides High-Risk Follow-Up Care that Improves Outcomes

Alinda Bailey - Manager Community Paramedic Program, Cumberland County EMS
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HealthKeeperz Achieves Certification for Tailored Care Management in North Carolina

Tim Brooks - President, Healthkeeperz, Inc.
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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

In The Current Issue

Walk through history: Fayetteville's African American Heritage Trail announces plans for revitalization and renewal

The trail highlights specific historic landmarks and other areas with markers such as the one pictured above at Fayetteville State University - Photo by GFBJThe African American Heritage Trail of Fayetteville has been a project in the works for over

50 years strong: Coldwell Banker Advantage celebrates 50 years in service to the real estate needs of the greater Fayetteville community

Logo provided by CBAColdwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville, a company long recognized for its pioneering spirit, vision and innovation, is celebrating 50 years of serving real estate clients in southeastern North Carolina. The golden anniversary w

Happy February! Black History Month, Valentine's Day, and out first Power Breakfast of 2024!

January has finally passed and we are closer to seeing the end of winter! I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I am excited to finally be done with January. Did it seem to last forever for anyone else? As we enter into February, it is a