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Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:00 AM

Voters’ Guide 2022: Fayetteville mayoral candidates on crime, development, joint projects

Mitch Colvin is the incumbent mayor of Cumberland County. He faces five challengers. They are Freddie de la Cruz, Clifton Johnson, J. Antoine Miner and Franco Webb. 


Read more on the candidates who responded to a questionnaire. 

Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:03 PM

Chants seeking justice for Jason Walker ring out during Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville

Protesters chanted Jason Walker’s name at the Market House on Saturday evening as residents on their way to Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival walked by.

Activists organized the event to protest two days after a special prosecutor announced that no charges would be filed against an off-duty Cumberland County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed Black man.

Friday, April 22, 2022 5:00 AM

Some Fayetteville residents express frustration with Market House repurposing sessions

Amid frustration and some confusion, several Fayetteville residents participated in an effort to gauge public opinion on the future of the Market House.  

At two separate meetings Thursday, the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission allowed residents to review recommendations to repurpose the building that were created by the Department of Justice after they held two private meetings in October and January. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:00 AM

Public Planetarium Opening

The Fayetteville State University Planetarium is reopening to the public on May 15th, to coincide with the total Lunar Eclipse that night. Public Planetarium shows about the Moon and lunar exploration are at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2022 5:00 AM

Contaminated wells prompt NC county to seek state grant

Cumberland County could receive up to $15 million from ARPA-funded grant if DEQ accepts application to address water woes in Gray’s Creek community.

Friday, April 15, 2022 5:00 AM

Several challengers want to oust Fayetteville mayor

“When you get a chance to maximize public service, take a leap of faith and continue to serve people,” Johnson said on LinkedIn. “I look forward to continued service as mayor.”

Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:00 AM

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. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 5:00 AM

NC city to split $20M from ARPA among housing, infrastructure, biz funding

City Council members unanimously put their support behind a preliminary plan Monday to use federal dollars to fund local businesses, housing, infrastructure, and administrative purposes.

Saturday, March 5, 2022 5:00 AM

Candidates file for offices, setting up primary races in Fayetteville, Cumberland County

"In his bid for reelection, Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin will have a fifth challenger – Clifton L. Johnson. Franco Webb, Antoine Miner, Freddie de la Cruz and Nyrell Melvin had previously filed for the office."

Committee to Elect Clifton Johnson
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