Volume 2 Issue 23: May 12, 2023


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May 18, 2023

More than a pool: The James A. Leach Aquatic & Recreation Center is now open to the community for food, fun and exercise

The new Olympic sized swimming pool features a waterslide, dump buckets and observation area for spectators for local swim meets. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GFBJA long awaited addition has finally made its permanent appearance in Hoke County.The facility als ...

May 18, 2023

J & K General Contractors: The largest contractor firm in Hoke County is preparing to expand as development activity increases in the area

The J & K General Contractors team in front of the plans for the Shahbain Development, one of 14 housing developmentscurrently under construction in Hoke County. PHOTO PROVIDED BY GFBJNow serving as the largest contractor firm in Hoke County, J & ...

May 18, 2023

County courthouse is coming: Construction on a new hoke county courthouse to start this summer in downtown Raeford

Outside digital renderings of the new courthouse and administration building which will be located in the center of Downtown Raeford.DESIGN RENDERINGS BY SILLING ARCHITECTSSilling Architects and Metcon Buildings and Infrastructure expect to break gro ...

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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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May 18, 2023

Real estate rev up: Manley says “it’s just a matter of time” before commercial developments follow the trend of booming residential in Hoke County

Holly Bell (left) and George Manley (right) began their partnership in 2008. PHOTO PROVIDED BY GEORGE MANLEYBusiness partners Holly Bell and George Manley are the owners of Bell Manley Real Estate LLC, a full-service real estate brokerage specializin ...

May 18, 2023

Building Boom: Hoke County is drawing in outside contractors to be part of the current surge in commercial and residential developments

Real Estate Developer and Consultant Charles Morris has played an instrumental role in the development of Hoke County,working with developers and property owners to facilitate growth and development plans everyone can be proud of. PHOTO PROVIDED BY G ...

May 17, 2023

Incoming IT infrastructure: A budding project created to meet community IT storage needs has its sights set on Hoke County

SENCIX is a new internet exchange center that would connect local clients with the IT resources and hardware to expand internet possibilities in Hoke County. BRETT-SAYLES/PEXELS.COMThe Southeastern North Carolina Internet Exchange (SENCIX) is set to ...

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In The Current Issue

Full time family: Ross I.T. Services co-owner Kellie Ross finds balance between family and running a business

From right to left: The Ross family includes Ross I.T. Services Founder and Co-owner Sam Ross, the youngest in the family Caroline (7), Co-owner Kellie Ross and oldest daughter Hannah (14). Photo provided by Kellie Ross.For the past 18 years, Kellie

Not for profit, for people: CFVH Foundation Vice President shares about her experience navigating motherhood as a working professional

Brooks shared that her favorite part of the role that she has now is working with donors and helping them take their philanthropic investment in health care and see it put to use. Photo provided by CFVH.Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation Vice Preside

Publisher's note: Finding solutions

In May, the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal celebrated small business month and Mother’s Day! In an effort to further recognize both of these important events, we have assembled a few stories highlighting working mothers and “mom-owned” small b