Holiday Wish #3: Celebrate the Festive Arts!

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You've probably heard me brag on our thriving arts scene before. Well, that's no more evident here than during the days leading up to Christmas, when all the arts come alive in our galleries, theaters, and churches. For this installation of my "Holiday Wish" blog series, I'm highlighting those events where you can make lasting traditions and sweet memories in the communities of Cumberland County. Simpl… [...]

Holiday Wish #2: Gather ‘Round Our Tables!

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In the second part to my "Holiday Wish" blog series, I'm spilling on all the tasty events coming up over the holidays. Treat the kids to a meal with Santa. Sip on craft beer and shop for holiday gifts. Indulge in sinful offerings from our favorite local restaurants. Last weekend officially kicked off our holiday season here, and we have so many reasons to celebrate through the end of the year. So here's my seco… [...]

Holiday Wish #1: Savor the Season Outdoors!

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I recently compiled a list of 50 holiday events for the annual Christmas card we send out from the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Yes, you read that right. FIFTY. And they're not just happening in Fayetteville. Twenty of those events are spread throughout every one of Cumberland County's communities. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you four blogs that feature d… [...]

Veterans Day Weekend: 30 Ways to Celebrate

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John "Mr. E" Thompson, featured in the video below, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who calls the Fayetteville area home. He is also a talented craftsman and artist. He has also served as president of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Chapter 1 NC, helping people to never forget our POW/MIA service members. Mr. E is the Fayetteville I know and have grown to love so much. Here, in what we call "America's Hometow… [...]

Freaks and Geeks and Zombies, Oh My!

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The countdown to Halloween has officially begun in Cumberland County! Once again, I've been on the hunt for adult-friendly celebrations. This year, there are even more freakishly fun times, geeky go-to's, and zombified happenings on the calendar. Find your brand of Halloween good times on this bucket-list of 13 events. Then get your costume ready to celebrate with all the freaks, geeks, and zombies… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #3

Yesterday, in part two of my blog series, I busted the myth that the Fayetteville area has no historical significance. This time, I will address the idea that there's no arts-and-entertainment scene here. A flourishing A&E scene is essential for a city to thrive. Here's a look at some of my favorite sources of arts and entertainment, showing how Cumberland County is more than thriving. Myth #3: Cumbe… [...]

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