May 27, 2022

Cannon presents recommended Cumberland County budget for 2023

Last night, Cumberland County Manager Amy Cannon presented a recommended budget for the 2023 fiscal year to the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. The budget would maintain the County’s property tax rate of 79.9 cents per $100 valuation.& ...

May 25, 2022

Harnett County presents its recommended 2023 fiscal year budget

During the May 16 Harnett County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager Brent Trout presented the recommended budget for the 2023 fiscal year.“Harnett County prepares the annual budget in accordance with the statutory requirements with consid ...

May 24, 2022

City services operates on new schedule for Memorial Day

The City of Fayetteville government offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The following are the holiday schedules and additional information for other city services:Police Department: Main police station front lobby and reco ...

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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program: What is it and Why is it Important?

Posted Apr 14, 2022
In November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) was signed into law with a goal of establishing a national network of 500,000 electric vehicles (EV) chargers by 2030.  The law includes up to $7.5 billion in dedicated funding to increas entire article
May 16, 2022

Commissioners host another input meeting for Market House repurpose

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission is hosting an event to gather community input on repurposing the Market House in downtown Fayetteville. The event will be held on May 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Cliffdale Recreation Cente ...

May 16, 2022

Deadline for real property tax appeals set for May 25

The Cumberland County Tax Administration is now accepting real property appeal requests for the 2022 tax year from those who own or control taxable real property.The tax appeal request seeks a hearing before the Board of Equalization and Review.The B ...

May 4, 2022

Several Robeson County routes to be resurfaced, restriped

A $2.4M contract will fund the resurfacing and restriping of several routes in Robeson County.  The contract was awarded by NCDOT to Johnson Brothers Utility & Paving Co. of Lillington in April.  Altogether, 17 miles will be w ...

Apr 14, 2022

Safety micro-grant applications open May 2

Applications for the new Community Safety Micro-grant program open Monday, May 2.The micro-grant is a program part of the strategy to reduce crime across the City of Fayetteville by innovation and impact. “We've worked intentionally over the las ...

Apr 13, 2022

Phase 2 of NCDOR Business Recovery Grant launches May 2

The North Carolina Department of Revenue is launching the Phase 2 application of the Business Recovery Grant program on May 2. The Business Recovery Grant will issue payments to eligible businesses that have suffered economic loss of at least 20 ...

Apr 12, 2022

New parking hours begin in downtown May 2

On May 2, downtown Fayetteville will begin its new paid parking hours.The new enforced hours will be from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.Parking will remain free on Saturdays and Sundays. The Fayetteville City Council approved this new p ...

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National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program: What is it and Why is it Important?

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