Business Education

Dec 5, 2023

HBCU/HAIU coalition launches first bioprocessing training at UNCP

Image courtesy of UNCPNorth Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC Pembroke) just announced an inaugural bioprocessing training course to help students and residents prepare for entry-level positions ...

Dec 1, 2023

Women's Business Center of Fayetteville at CEED celebrates inaugural Ignite course graduation with Pitch competition

Form left to right : WBC Director Danice Langdon pictured with graduates Alena Barosa, Kimberly Frazier and Dani Jacobs.Three growing entrepreneurs are ready to make their business a reality after becoming the first batch of students graduating from ...

Nov 28, 2023

USDA Rural Development invests $2.3 million to assist Sampson Community College

State Director Reginald Speight and members of the North Carolina Rural Development Team will announce USDA Grants with Sampson and Nash Community Colleges, totaling $2.6 million on Nov. 30. At 10 a.m. Speight will announce a $2.3 million USDA C ...

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Bianca Shoneman
Cool Spring Downtown District, Inc

Downtown Fayetteville Celebrates the Holidays with a Decorating Competition and New Year’s Eve Spectacular Event

Posted Dec 6, 2023
Downtown Fayetteville businesses and stakeholders have made getting festive a friendly competition. Visit the city center throughout the month for a self-guided walking tour of the Art and Entertainment districts’ decorated buildings. As you stroll a entire article
Nov 13, 2023

FTCC holds ribbon-cutting and demonstrations at new Swift Water Rescue Training Facility

Training demonstrations in the facility were conducted following the ribbon-cutting. Photo by GFBJFayetteville Technical Community College has built a specially designed indoor facility to provide swift water rescue training.FTCC held a ribbon-cuttin ...

Nov 2, 2023

Robeson Community College, UNC Wilmington partner for PathWays program

RCC faculty member Wendy Fields (left) and the Director of English, Humanities and Social Science Joni Thomas (right) work together to promote the new partnership with UNCW - Photo provided by RCCBeginning in early 2024, it will be even easier for Ro ...

Oct 23, 2023

UNCP alumnus Greg Bacot enhances scholarship fund with transformational $1.2 million planned gift

Photo provided by UNCPWhen Greg Bacot, a 1985 UNC Pembroke alumnus, established an endowed scholarship at the university to honor his parents in 2018, he hoped to make a positive impact on students seeking their dream of a college degree. That i ...

Oct 18, 2023

Sampson Community College’s EMS-Paramedic program gains accreditation

Accreditation of SCC's EMS-Paramedic program is a outstanding accomplishment for both the College and its students. Photo provided by: SCC. On Sept. 15, 2023, Sampson Community College’s (SCC) Emergency Medical Services- Paramedic (EMS) program ...

Oct 11, 2023

FTCC welcomes new Director of Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Ricardo “Rico” Murphy - Photo provided by FTCCFayetteville Technical Community College welcomes Ricardo “Rico” Murphy as Director of the College’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Small Business (CIESB).Murphy holds a Master of Business A ...

Oct 6, 2023

FTCC awarded $500,000 by Golden LEAF Foundation for Regional Supply Chain Transport Complex in Cumberland County

Photo by FTCCFayetteville Technical Community College has been awarded $500,000 by the Golden LEAF Foundation Board of Directors for construction-related costs for a driving pad at a planned Regional Supply Chain Transport Complex in western Cumberla ...

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In The Current Issue

It’s a deal: Blue Cross NC reaches agreement to acquire FastMed's North Carolina locations

PHOTO PROVIDED BY: FASTMED There are 55 FastMed urgent care walk-in clinics and Family Medicine locations across the state. Blue Cross NC has agreed to acquire only FastMed’s NC locations.On Oct. 20, 2023, Blue Cross NC announced that the compan

Protect, prevent, respond: TeamLogic IT of Eastern North Carolina continues to provide tech guidance for businesses throughout the region

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TEAMLOGIC ITTeamLogic IT’s Eastern North Carolina branch operates in Fayetteville, Raleigh,Greenville and Wilmington, providing information technology (IT) infrastructuremanagement and cybersecurity consulting, to area businesses.Te

Fayetteville eats more chicken: Local Chick-fil-A owner and operator shares about his pleasure in working with one of the south's favorite restaurants

Cody Hopper, owner/operator of the Chick-fil-a on Skibo Rd. - Photo provided by Mr. HopperOne of the south’s most popular franchises is none other than Chick-fil-A. Whether you spring out of bed to make it in time for Chick-n-Minis™, brave the lunch