A Look at the Past: My Hunt for Cumberland County’s History

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Have you ever wondered how things got to be the way they are? Who was responsible for shaping our early history? What does this area have to do with our national or even global history? This summer I was on a mission to find some answers to these questions. As an intern for the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, I was [...]

‘O’er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’!

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There’s simply no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in a military community like ours. We call this area “America’s Hometown” because we are home to some of our nation’s finest military forces. Delve into the history of Cumberland County, and you’ll see how deep our patriotic roots run—all the way back [...]

Your Guide to Planning an Unforgettable Mother’s Day

My idea of a sweet Mother’s Day is a weekend when I can make new memories with my family. I’m always up for fresh experiences, and so much is happening in Cumberland County that I must share. Let me help you plan a special weekend that is tailored to the mother in your life and her brand of fun. Does she get her kicks from outdoor [...]

¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink [...]

Soak Up the Arts in April!

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April is the month to visit the greater Fayetteville area. For starters, the natural beauty of the Sandhills’ region is on full display here. Then there's our blooming arts scene, specifically the performing arts. This month we’ll be enjoying the sounds of jazz in the park, relishing a Jane Austen classic on stage, celebrating [...]

21 Ideas for How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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If you've never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the greater Fayetteville area, then you’ve been missing out! With the holiday falling on a Saturday, it’s no surprise we have even more events planned this year. We're getting into brewery mischief, good eats, outdoor adventures and much more. I'm sharing 21 ideas for how to [...]

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