Sep 28, 2023

Lumbee Tribal Council creates new Health and Human Services Department; Passes 2023 - 24 budget

Chairman Lowery - Photo provided by the Lumbee Tribal CouncilDuring the September business meeting the Lumbee Tribal Council voted to approve the creation of a new Health and Human Services Department at the Lumbee Tribe. This is a monumental step fo ...

Sep 18, 2023

Fayetteville City Council appoints Interim City Attorney

Photo provided by City of FayettevilleAttorney Lachelle H. Pulliam has been appointed by the Fayetteville City Council as the Interim City Attorney. This appointment is effective until a new City Attorney is hired.Pulliam served as an Assistant City ...

Sep 5, 2023

Stephen Barrington to lead Harnett County Economic Development

Stephen Barrington - Photo provided by Harnett CountyStephen Barrington has been selected to serve as the Director of Economic Development for Harnett County. He will assume the role on Sept. 18, 2023.Barrington joins Harnett County from neighboring ...

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Dr. Dan McBrayer
Cape Fear Valley Health

Painful Joints? Know the Signs of Potential Joint Replacement

Posted Sep 10, 2023
The providers at Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine take pride in caring for the orthopedic needs for every age group in Fayetteville and surrounding communities! The board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Fayettev entire article
Jul 3, 2023

County reopens application period for Small Business Economic Assistance Program

Cumberland County Government has reopened the application period for its Small Business Economic Assistance Program for the month of July to allow for additional small businesses to apply for assistance.The announcement comes along with the Board of ...

Jun 22, 2023

Fayetteville adopts FY 2024 budget

The Fayetteville City Council approved the FY 2024 budget during the June 21 Budget Work Session held in City Hall.“One of my most important responsibilities is to ensure the financial well-being of our city and its residents, and approving a fiscall ...

Jun 21, 2023

Cumberland County Commissioners agree not to change sales tax distribution method for two years

On March 20, 2023, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners approved an Interlocal Agreement with the county’s municipalities for Sales Tax Distribution. The agreement, which was also approved by all nine municipal boards, maintains the current p ...

Jun 15, 2023

Third round of Rural Transformation Grants awarded to boost local economies; Towns in Sampson, Moore and Bladen receive funds

Photo courtesy of NC Department of CommerceGovernor Roy Cooper recently announced that 29 local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, five of these 29 are located within GFBJ’s ...

Jun 9, 2023

ARP Committee recommends revising, reopening small business economic assistance program

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners American Rescue Plan (ARP) Committee met June 6 to consider recommendations from staff related to the County’s Small Business and Nonprofit economic assistance programs.The Committee approved a recommendat ...

Jun 9, 2023

Cumberland County commissioners adopt FY2024 budget

Photo courtesy of Cumberland CountyThe Cumberland County Board of Commissioners passed the Fiscal Year 2024 annual budget during a meeting Wednesday, June in a unanimous vote.The approved budget includes the following adjustments from County Manager ...

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Painful Joints? Know the Signs of Potential Joint Replacement

Dr. Dan McBrayer - Chief of Orthopaedics, Cape Fear Valley Health
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FSU Empowers Youth with STEM Skills Thanks to NASA Grant

Trung V. Tran, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Geospatial Science in the Department of Intelligence Studies, Geospatial Science, Political Science and History, Fayetteville State University
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Unlocking the Power of Dual Use Innovation and Technology for National Defense

Bob Burton - Senior Manager, DEFTECH, NC MBC, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office

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One year strong: The Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur and Business Hub celebrates one year in operation

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITYThe FSU HUB provides a space for classes, meetings, information sessions, certification workshops, 3D printing workshops and more.Fayetteville State University has a lot to celebrate following the one-y