Sep 22, 2022

Gillis Hill Farm: Gillis Hill Farm teaches guests the reality of farming while providing a memorable experience

Photo provided by Gillis Hill FarmGillis Hill Farm is a vast operating farm and agrotourism hotspot, owned by the Gillis family for nine generations. Located at 2701 Gillis Hill Rd in Fayetteville, Gillis Hill Farm incorporates family fun, history, a ...

Sep 8, 2022

The Downtown Alliance steps up to keep A Dickens Holiday alive

Photo courtesy of the Downtown AllianceAfter the Arts Council announced on Aug. 22 that they’d be retiring “A Dickens Holiday” an annual event that takes place throughout Downtown Fayetteville, many members of the community were sad to witness such a ...

Sep 7, 2022

Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Pageant: Pageant returns to teach life skills, inspire and represent the next generation

Photo provided by Miss Fayetteville Dogwood PageantMark your calendars for the most glamorous event of the fall! Executive Director of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Sarahgrace Snipes and Pageant Director Rhonda Whaley are proud to announce the 24 ...

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David Grandey
Highland Roofing Company


Posted Aug 30, 2022
It’s never too early to think about preparing your facility for heavy storms – especially now that our region is in the heart of hurricane season.  Following is a 10-step action plan to ensure that your facility is ready for heavy storms.Be sure entire article
Aug 25, 2022

Sixth annual African World Peace Festival returns to Fayetteville Sept. 9-11

Photo courtesy of  African World Peace Festival websiteThe Culture and Heritage Alliance announces the 6th annual African World Peace Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from Sept. 9-11 in Cool Spring Downtown District. The event w ...

Aug 24, 2022

Beloved Betsy's: Southern Pines' Betsy's crepes a community favorite

Photo provided by Betsy's CrepesFrom the corner of a coffeeshop to a building on the corner of historic downtown Southern Pines, locally-owned restaurant Betsy’s Crepes is a testament to perseverance and hope.  Betsy Markey, owner and sole ...

Aug 24, 2022

195 American Fusion

Photo provided by 195 American FusionSouthern Pines’ 195 American Fusion restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dynamic, upscale dining experience. Located at 195 Bell Avenue in Southern Pines, 195 American Fusion sits near Sand Hills Boulevard and Southern P ...

Aug 19, 2022

Recovering tourism industry causes spike in spending for Bladen County

Logo from Visit NC websiteAs economies begin to see signs of recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, local counties are already seeing the impacts of a growing tourism industry in their areas.  According to an annual study commissioned by ...

Aug 12, 2022

Life of the party: Meraki Creative Agency provides dazzling displays to region

Photo by Meraki Creative AgencyFrom umbrellas to balloons, joy and color combine to create beautiful designs that bring even more party to the party industry. A far cry from the helium machine at your local convenience store, Meraki Creative Agency w ...

Aug 8, 2022

Arts council receives $2,500 grant for accessibility services

The North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC) has awarded The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County a $2500 Technical Assistance Grant to implement accessibility best practices for its programs and grantmaking initiatives in 2022-2023. Additionally ...

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David Grandey - Sales and Marketing Manager, Highland Roofing Company
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Fayetteville Apartment Rental Data Reflects Need for More Multi-Family Developments

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Military Luggage Company Offers Top-Quality, Durable Packs to Meet Service Members’ Unique Needs

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