Volume 4 Issue 2: Jun 28, 2024


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Jul 3, 2024

Party like it's 1924: Husband and wife team behind Lori's Ace Hardware prepare for 100 year celebration

 Co-Owners Nate Stobbe (right) and Lori Tracy Stobbe have spent the past year personalizing their store offerings and services for the Fayetteville community.A big birthday is coming up for local hardware resource Lori’s Ace Home & Hardware ...

Jul 3, 2024

Growing by the day: Mother-daughter duo behind Zoë Noelle's Princess Spa, LLC announces expansions and second location coming soon

Twelve-year-old Zoe Noelle Whitehead is the name and face of Zoë Noelle’s Princess Spa, LLC. After being open for a year, the brand will be expanding their business and offerings with a new party and event space located at 159 Maxwell St. in downtown ...

Jul 3, 2024

Summer student success: FSU's free summer school reaches record 4,463 enrollment

On June 19, FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison announced the gift to students, faculty, and staff in the Rudolph Jones Student Center Amphitheater and that 4,463 students are attending summer school. Photo provided by FSU.In its fourth year, ...

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Meghan Dorman
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Cape Fear Valley Health's Tailored Care for Stroke Patients Helps Improve Outcomes

Posted May 14, 2024
During May, health educators work to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of having a stroke and the actions you can take to save lives. Fortunately for people in the regions, the Cape Fear Valley Health System provides high-quality emergency
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Jul 3, 2024

It comes naturally: Local health food store prepares for new chapter in new space

Two of the trio behind Apple Crate Naturals Allison Davis (left) and Brenda Harris (right) stand in the future Apple Crate Naturals store space, currently under construction.Family-owned business Apple Crate Naturals has been a staple in the communit ...

Jun 24, 2024

Let freedom ring: Fort Liberty gears up for its biggest 4th at the Fort Celebration yet!

In Cumberland County, North Carolina, where history echoes with the booms of the Howitzer Cannon and the spirit of freedom resonates in every corner, lies Fort Liberty. The surrounding communities were recognized over a decade ago as one of the most ...

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In The Current Issue

Fantasy comes to life: Fayetteville-based travel agency Flights & Fables brings dream vacations to life with curated fantasy destinations and tours

Between the stunning peaks of New Zealand and as far as the castles of Europe, Flights & Fables puts a literal spin on the phrase ‘dream vacation.’ This unique full-service travel agency fuses passion and expertise to provide clients with a vacat

Bringing it all together: Lumbee Guaranty Bank is working to combine two Fayetteville locations into one to better serve customers

Lumbee Guaranty Bank’s new Fayetteville branch will be located at 2939 Village Drive. This new location will be better equipped to cater to customers with its ample parking and a drive up ATM. Photo provided by Lumbee Guaranty Bank. Lumbee Guara

Leading military business: NCMBC Executive Director Scott Dorney reflects on time with the institution, his career and the future of military business

 Scott Dorney became the executive director of the NCBMC in December 2004. Since then he has worked hard to create a robust connection between North Carolina businesses and the federal and defense contractors. Photo provided by NCMBC.Scott Dorne