Volume 3 Issue 18: Feb 23, 2024


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Feb 29, 2024

Book Black Women Inc. - Organization creates space for local Black women in the arts

Producing artistic events such as the Trap N Poetry (above) provides a new outlet for Black women to showcase their skills in poetry, dancing, string instrument performances and more - Photo by Ayana WashingtonSlam poetry, stage productions, concerts ...

Feb 29, 2024

Taking initiative: With a successful first year in Fayetteville under their belt, The Tulsa Initiative looks toward future growth

The Tulsa Initiative Gala and Pitch Competition, held Dec. 2, 2023, had over 200 people in attendance - Photo provided by The Tulsa InitiativeWith a mission to empower Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) to achieve their entrepreneuria ...

Feb 29, 2024

All for The Juice: Fayetteville State student launches The Juice LLC to spread health and wellness

Pruitt stands beside his products located inside of local shop Curate Essentials - PHOTO PROVIDED BY JUSTIN PRUITT/ TAKEN BY JENSHOTITJustin Pruitt has to manage a busy schedule. The 19-year-old from Colorado has a full-course load at Fayetteville St ...

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Ashley Lee
Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation

Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation and Methodist University Host Step Up 4 Health and Wellness Expo April 20

Posted Apr 9, 2024
Don’t miss the third annual Step Up 4 Health and Wellness Expo Saturday, April 20, 2024, which includes a free community health and wellness expo. This fun, family-friendly community event also gives supporters the chance to raise money for worthy ca
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Feb 29, 2024

Flavors to savor: Bbees Catering serves up southern cooking with a touch of class with new food truck for the community

Local Chef and Caterer Brey Walton is bringing her food to the community with the launch of her new food truck Gourmet Galore which can be found on a rotating schedule at Haymount Truck Stop - Photo by GFBJLocal Chef and Caterer Brey Walton (AKA ...

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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