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Calling All Film Fanatics & Arts Lovers!

October holds the promise of not just autumnal festivities and cooler weather, but also a number of enriching cultural arts events in the greater Fayetteville area. One of the more recent festivals to debut here was the Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF), in 2016. This year, we're anticipating the three-day fest will once again draw [...]

Lafayette’s Birthday Bash

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If you have seen or even heard the buzz around Broadway’s popular musical Hamilton, you might already know a thing or two about “America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette. Fayetteville was the first U.S. city named for this French Revolutionary War hero, and it also holds the distinction of being the only [...]

Fayetteville’s Gospel Tradition

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In 1958, a Top 40-style radio station known as WIDU (“wee-do”) was born in Fayetteville. It later became the first black radio station in the city, and this year, WIDU 1600AM is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting gospel music. More than just a radio station, though, WIDU also produces an annual event that features nationally [...]

My (Reluctant) Introduction to Zip-Lining

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On a random Sunday night, I got a text from my boss, “Can you go zip-lining tomorrow morning?” One of the many perks of working for the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is that I get to explore attractions all over Cumberland County. Now, I am not the adrenaline-seeking kind of adventurer, and I'd declined this [...]

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