Volume 2 Issue 21: Apr 7, 2023


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Apr 13, 2023

From crisis to confidence: Local and regional banking leaders provide insight into Silicon Valley Bank failure; assures customers banks are secure

On March 10, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, CA was closed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. No advanced notice was given to the publ ...

Apr 13, 2023

Carolina Hotel reopens: Pinehurst celebrates renovations at the Carolina Hotel with ribbon cutting

Village of Pinehurst Mayor John Strickland, Dwane Parsons of Parsons Construction and Randy Holmes of Glave & Holmes Architecture and hundreds of Pinehurst Resort staff celebrate the renovations with a ribbon cutting ceremony - Photo provide ...

Apr 13, 2023

$8.9 billion spent in NC: The North Carolina Military Business Center reports the state topped $8.9 billion in FY2022 in federal prime contracts

The North Carolina Military Business Center, a business development and technology transition entity of the State of North Carolina headquartered in Fayetteville NC released the final total of federal and Department of Defense spending in the Fiscal ...

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Diane Cherry
North Carolina Military Business Center

Camp Lejeune and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment

Posted Mar 1, 2024
Camp Lejeune is the largest Marine Corps base in the eastern United States with approximately 36,000 active-duty military and 5,700 civilians. The base is in the process of electrifying its government-owned non-tactical fleet and installing electric
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Apr 13, 2023

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival: The first Fayetteville Dogwood Festival of 2023 prepares to kick off in April

Photo provided by Fayetteville Dogwood FestivalThe Dogwood Festival will be taking over downtown Fayetteville with Hay Street, Person Street and Gillespie Street hosting a number of events. Performances and other attract ...

Apr 13, 2023

Tik Tok means business

SOLEN FEYISSA/UNSPLASH - Tik Tok is home to over 5 million small to medium sized businesses. Here in Fayetteville, you can find Tik Tok profiles for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, Cool Spring Downtown District and other local businesses. Hel ...

Apr 13, 2023

Open for service: A new integrated health clinic is open in Fayetteville is open in Fayetteville with an emphasis on caring for service members and other underserved populations

The exterior of the new Carelon care center located on Skibo Rd. The goal of the staff is to make the space a calm, inviting atmosphere - Photo by GFBJCarelon, a healthcare services company, recently opened its first-ever Carelon care center in ...

Mar 29, 2023

Moore County Airport director wins 2023 Airport Professional of The Year Award

Airport Director Ron Maness has been awarded the Willard G. Plentl, Jr. Award as Airport Professional of the Year for 2023. ...

Mar 29, 2023

Fayetteville PWC awarded two United Way Spirit of North Carolina Awards

United Way of Cumberland County announced on March 22 that Fayetteville PWC has been awarded the 2022 Spirit of North Carolina for building momentum and sustainability through engaged leadership and employees. ...

Mar 27, 2023

First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company to assume all deposits and loans of Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, N.A., from the FDIC

Frank B. Holding, Jr., chairman and CEO of First Citizens - Photo provided by First Citizens BankFirst-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raleigh-headquartered First Citizens BancShares, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a ...

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In The Current Issue

It’s on at comic con: Pop culture, panels, contests and more! Fayetteville Comic Con returns in 2024

This year’s convention will feature vendors, cosplay contests for all skill levels and celebrity guests. Photo provided by Fayetteville Comic ConFayetteville Comic Con returns to the Crown Coliseum this April 27 and 28 jam packed with a series of spe

An ode to spring…and pollen

I can honestly say that I have never felt more like a piece of fried chicken in my life, with the way this pollen has been raining down and the expected temperatures for this upcoming summer season, I feel like we’re all about to be fried lightly on

Rich in relationships: The Future Rich Aunties Business Conference cultivates a supportive environment where women can learn to build wealth and their network

Guest speakers from last year's gala (left to right): Camy Kennedy, Sylvia S. Glanton, Charlene Richardson, Taylor Bradley. Charlene will be joining Sylvia again this year as a guest speaker. Photo provided by the Future Rich Aunties, captured by Jam