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    Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    Commissioners Approve Two Economic Incentive Packages  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two economic development incentives during their regular meeting held this morning in the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse.  Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation President Robert Van Geons presented the two incentive ...read more
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    Monday, March 01, 2021
    MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                              Feb. 26, 2021Contact: Kristin Bunton, Communications and Outreach CoordinatorE-mail: kbunton@co.cumberland.nc.usVirtual Media ConferenceCOVID-19 Response and AssistanceWhen: Monday, March 1, 2 - 3 p.m.Where: Virtual GoToMeeting (link will be sent to those who RSVP)What:Virtual press ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
     NEWS RELEASE February 25, 2021 Lisa Childers | 910.321.6880 lisa_childers@ncsu.eduCooperative Extension Announces March Better Living Workshops   Cumberland County Cooperative Extension announces the following Better Living Series workshops. All workshops will be held virtually.  Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden will be offered virtually on March 11 from 12 – 1:30 pm. March 8 is the ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Cumberland County Emergency ServicesGene Booth, Director                                                                     Feb. 25, 2021Phone: 910-321-6736     Renovation Starts on Emergency Services Center  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners kicked off the start of renovation work at ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
    COVID-19 UpdateCounty Launches New Appointment System for COVID-19 Vaccine ClinicsFAYETTEVILLE –Cumberland County continues to offer free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics for those in Groups 1, 2 and the first sector of Group 3. An online application form now allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first dose of the vaccine.Individuals from Group 3 who are ...read more
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    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    Library Announces Virtual Storytelling Festival In March  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Public Library will present the 12th annual Cumberland County Storytelling Festival March 1 – 31. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all events and programs are virtual.  This free, month-long Storytelling Festival features stories and activities for children from birth to age 12.  The theme for this ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Renovation Starts at Future Emergency Services Center  The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners will hold a media conference Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. to discuss the start of renovation construction at the future home of the County’s Emergency Services Center.  When:Thursday, Feb. 25, 202110 a.m.  Where:500 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305  What:Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of ...read more
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    Friday, February 19, 2021
    Cool Spring Downtown District Partners with Fayetteville Area Communities of Faith to Ring Bells for Covid-19 VictimsFayetteville, NC – On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM, inter-denominational and cross-faith religious communities in Fayetteville will join together to ring their bells five hundred times in memorial of the 500,000 American lives lost due to the Covid-19 virus. According ...read more
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    Friday, February 19, 2021
    COVID-19 UpdateCumberland Deaths Rise to 256; Critical Spread RemainsFAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health reports 49 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus since the beginning of February, bringing the total to 256 deaths. There have been 23,151 cases reported since the onset of the pandemic. Cumberland County remains in the Red Tier of the NC County ...read more
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    Thursday, February 18, 2021
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               Feb. 18, 2021        Anti-Litter Campaign for Cleaner Communities  FAYETTEVILLE – Cumberland County Solid Waste is teaming up with the City of Fayetteville and the nonprofit Sustainable Sandhills to launch an anti-litter campaign called 5 for Friday. The program formally launches on Feb. 26.  The campaign’s goal is to ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Commissioners Select County Priorities at Special MeetingFAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners selected seven top priorities for Fiscal Year 2022 during their annual goal-setting meeting held this morning at the Department of Social Services.  The three-hour session was facilitated by N.C. Cooperative Extension Directors: Clinton McRae, South Central District Director; ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Methodist to be Named a Sullivan School in May 2021   FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has selected Methodist University to award Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan medallions and certificates beginning at the May 2021 commencement ceremony. The University will also house a permanent plaque where the names of the recipients will be added annually.  “It ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    COVID-19 Update1st Dose Appointment Requests Will Reopen Feb. 22; Details for Partial Group 3 Announced  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is pausing accepting first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointment requests until Feb. 22 while it prepares for Group 3 vaccinations. This pause will allow vaccination clinics to administer time-sensitive second dose vaccinations ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Methodist University Earns Gold StatusDesignated Military Friendly® School for 2021-22Images attached: Badge for Gold-Level Designation; MU student Sergio Alva studying in MU's Davis Memorial LibraryFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – It was announced today that Methodist University earned the prestigious "Gold-Level" ranking while being designated as a Military Friendly® University for the 2021-22 school ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    County Launches Local Government Cable TV Channel  FAYETTEVILLE – Cumberland County has launched Cumberland County North Carolina TV (CCNC-TV) on Spectrum Cable Channel 5. CCNC-TV is also available for viewing through the county’s website at co.cumberland.nc.us/CCNCTV.  CCNC-TV offers informational programming about county government services, resources, and activities. The Board of ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    Better Living SeriesRegistration Now Open for Bee, Native Plants Virtual Education Classes  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting two virtual programs for bee enthusiasts and plant lovers as part of their Better Living Series.  What’s the Buzz?  Bees are amazing creatures. Learn how to keep these essential workers healthy, discover some of the usefulness ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    NEWS RELEASEFeb. 12, 2021Susan Johnson, Administrative Coordinator, 910-321-6405, susan_johnson@ncsu.eduCooperative Extension Seeking Herter-O’Neal Scholarship Nominations  The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) is accepting nominations for the Herter-O’Neal Scholarship through March 12. The scholarship is available to North Carolina ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    COVID-19 UpdateSpecial First Dose Only Clinic Added on Monday  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will offer a special first dose only COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Monday, Feb. 15, to encourage those in Groups 1 and 2 (healthcare workers and individuals 65 and older) to get the vaccine before the partial opening of Group 3 on Feb. 24. The special first dose only ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    City & County Seek Firm to Administer Emergency Rental Assistance Program  FAYETTEVILLE – In January, the U.S. Department of Treasury awarded $6,383,864 to the City of Fayetteville and $3,735,545 to Cumberland County to implement the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which was part of the year-end COVID-19 relief package.  The Treasury is overseeing and administering the program to states ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    We are excited to welcome the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal (GFBJ) to the community. Launching this spring, the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal will be a business-focused publication in North Carolina’s 4th largest metropolitan market. Coverage in the publication and digital offerings will range from in-depth stories on economic trends and opportunities to profiles of new companies ...read more
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    Monday, February 15, 2021
    COVID-19 UpdateSpecial First Dose Only Clinic Added on Monday  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will offer a special first dose only COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Monday, Feb. 15, to encourage those in Groups 1 and 2 (healthcare workers and individuals 65 and older) to get the vaccine before the partial opening of Group 3 on Feb. 24. The special first dose only ...read more
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    Monday, February 08, 2021
    Vaccination Clinics Return Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  FAYETTEVILLE – The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will be hosting three COVID-19 vaccination clinics next week for people in Groups 1 and 2, which includes healthcare workers with direct patient contact, long-term care facility staff and residents and individuals ages 65 and older.The County does not have a timeline for when ...read more
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    Monday, February 08, 2021
    Branches to close for maintenance2 Cumberland County Libraries shift services    FAYETTEVILLE – Two Cumberland County Public Library branches will close for facility updates and shift curbside pickup services to nearby locations.  The Cliffdale Regional Library will be closed today through March 8 to replace carpet throughout the branch. All holds for the Cliffdale Branch can be picked up at the ...read more
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    Monday, February 08, 2021
    Reminder: Vaccination Clinics On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - Feb. 9, 10 and 12The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will be hosting three COVID-19 vaccination clinics THIS WEEK for people in Groups 1 and 2, which includes healthcare workers with direct patient contact, long-term care facility staff and residents and individuals ages 65 and older.The County does not have a timeline ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    Critical Path Solutions, LLC builds a foundation in the Cool Spring Downtown DistrictPromotional use photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ru6g48ztztty2dq/AADi-GdKoaDXszz7m11rXAW3a?dl=0   FAYETTEVILLE, NC: The Cool Spring Downtown District is pleased to welcome Critical Path Solutions, LLC to the district. Critical Path Solutions is a full-service design-build firm located at 109 Gillespie Street. We ...read more
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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    Diana Potts/Dpotts@tcfeb.comFederal Contracting Trends to Expect in 2021     Federal contracting will still feel some of the effects of the pandemic in the year ahead, but other issues are gaining importance for our now $600 billion industry. From the White House to Congress to the General Services Administration, efforts continue to streamline the strategies and processes federal agencies use ...read more
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    Thursday, February 04, 2021
    COVID-19 UpdateCounty’s Death Count Climbs to 207    FAYETTEVILLE – The Department of Public Health reports that 15 Cumberland County residents died from the coronavirus during the last week of January, bringing the total to 207 deaths. There have been 20,555 cases reported.  Cumberland County remains in the Red Tier with critical community spread.  Demographic InformationThe racial breakdown ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    Temporary Urban Knitting Installation Celebrates Black History Month at Cross Creek at Linear Park.  Photos for Promotional Use: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eu2ewiy008tqndd/AACNu4ym7C6nf_uNKvkxDbCHa?dl=0  “InnerWoven” is an urban knitting project curated, designed and executed by Fayetteville’s own fabric artist, Kia Love. The installation can be found at Linear Park, along Mason Street. For ...read more
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