May 30, 2023

Cumberland County Manager presents recommended FY 2024 budget of $567 million

Image courtesy of Cumberland CountyCumberland County Manager Clarence Grier presented the recommended Fiscal Year 2024 Budget on Thursday, May 25.Grier shared at the meeting on Thursday that the total proposed budget across all funds is just under $5 ...

May 24, 2023

Cumberland Health Department receives $204,459 to improve WIC program retention and outreach with military families

Photo courtesy of CCDPHThe Cumberland County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has been awarded $204,459 to increase awareness of the WIC program among military families and reduce barriers to participation.The funds were awarded through the Food R ...

Apr 18, 2023

FSU leaders welcome USAID Deputy Administrator Adams-Allen for signing of Memorandum of Understanding

FSU Chancellor Darrell T. Allison (left) and Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen (right) take turns signing the MOU. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is continuing its efforts to help build up the future workfor ...

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Peter Pappas
Pappas Commercial Properties

Negotiating Is An Art

Posted Mar 31, 2023
In any business, you are going to have to negotiate at some point, and the better you are at this crucial skill the better off your business will be. Negotiation is the process of bringing two parties together, and doing that successfully requires sk entire article
Mar 16, 2023

Grants in action: Understanding government programming and how you can help them help you

The Fayetteville Economic & Community Development Department is looking for public feedback on how best to spendfunds to meet low income housing needs - Photo provided by FCEDCFayetteville’s Economic & Community Development Department recentl ...

Jan 20, 2023

Taxpayers reminded of Jan. 31 deadline

Photo provided by Cumberland CountyCumberland County Tax Administration reminds citizens Jan. 31 is the deadline for the 2023 annual property tax listing period. Listing forms must be updated, signed and returned and must be postmarked no later than ...

Jan 12, 2023

Harnett County selected for National Reaching Rural Initiative

Photo courtesy of BJAThe Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance announced that seven community leaders from Harnett County were selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Reaching Rural: Advancing Collaborative Solutions ...

Dec 27, 2022

Fayetteville City Council progresses towards support funds for minority owned businesses

Photo provided by: City of Fayetteville The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to move forward with converting COVID-19 relief funds into publicly accessible funds meant to support small, minority owned businesses.At their regular counc ...

Oct 4, 2022

City of Fayetteville continues to make progress on Veteran’s Park and other park projects

Photo courtesy of Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & RecThe City of Fayetteville has recently acquired the surplus land from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to be used for the expansion of Veteran’s Park, a project known as Veteran’s ...

Aug 10, 2022

Eight-mile stretch of I-95 in northern Robeson County will be widened

Photo from North Carolina Department of Transportation Facebook pageThanks to a $283 million contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation this month, another stretch of Interstate 95 in Robeson County will be widened.Webber LLC of The Wo ...

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Negotiating Is An Art

Peter Pappas - President, Pappas Commercial Properties
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Fayetteville Apartment Rental Data Reflects Need for More Multi-Family Developments

Alex Keith - Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Property Manager, Tom Keith & Associates, Inc.
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New Leadership, New Funding, and a New Name Equals New Opportunities for Small Businesses

Heather Port - Installation Support, North Carolina Military Business Center

In The Current Issue

Summer in the gardens: Taking a look at the current and future displays and events as the Cape Fear Botanical Garden kicks off the summer season

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAPE FEAR BOTANICAL GARDENCFBG is connecting local history and agriculture with NASCAR with their Horticulture, Hooch & Outlaws in Fast Cars exhibiton display until August 20.New activities, events and day trips are coming up fo

The Cozy Heron: Lillington "glamping" experience allows for a comfortable yet unforgettable time in the great outdoors

Each individual wagon is eight and a half feet tall, twenty-five feet long, and contains one hundred and eighty squarefeet of space to relax in - Photo provided by Cape Fear River AdventuresSummer is approaching rapidly in North Carolina, and we all

C&S Ice: Family owned mobile food stand brings a northern frozen treat to beat the southern heat

Carla (left) and Sean Stansberry, (right)are the team behind C&S Ice, workingtogether to make all of their food byhand and with care - Photos provided by GFBJC&S has loyal fans of all ages who travel to meet them at their location for the day