Mother’s Day Weekend: 50+ Things to Do in Cumberland County

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I grew up with that mom who was always turning special occasions into memorable experiences. I vividly remember a birthday when she packed up a picnic basket with fried chicken, deviled eggs, and cake, and we went looking for the perfect picnic spot in a pecan grove by the Brazos River. I don't recall the gifts I was given, because the experience was so much sweeter than the material things. She relentlessly… [...]

Spring Has Sprung: Time for Self-Rejuvenation

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Spring is here in Fayetteville, North Carolina! The weather is absolutely gorgeous. Carolina blue skies for miles. Birds are singing. Azaleas and dogwoods are blooming. The threat of Jack Frost is nowhere to be found. And that, my friends, makes me a happy girl. But if you are like me, you enjoy a little self-pampering in preparation for the warm days ahead. Peel off that chalky, dry layer of winter skin and… [...]

Downtown Fayetteville: Where to Park, Shop, Eat, & Watch Baseball!

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Visitors, please excuse Cumberland County's residents as we go a little bonkers over the inaugural season of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, our new Minor League Baseball team. As I'm writing this blog, the City of Fayetteville and the Woodpeckers are making final preparations for the first-ever home game at our brand-new Segra Stadium tonight. I'll just say this: we're all living and breathing baseba… [...]

How to Celebrate NC Beer Month at Our Breweries

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North Carolina Beer Month is a statewide celebration of craft beer, and our five microbreweries are here for it! I’m dishing on all the new and exciting developments going down at each one of Cumberland County’s breweries. They’re celebrating a grand opening, welcoming a celebrity chef, launching a superhero-inspired IPA series, throwing a big birthday bash, and introducing an array of new cuisine. A… [...]

Victory Means a Little More Here

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For five years the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) has been using a simple slogan to promote the communities of Cumberland County as a sports destination: “Victory means a little more here.” Not only is that the FACVB’s way of paying homage to our Fort Bragg veterans and their service to our country, but to all the sports history that has been made here, to all the teams and player… [...]

5 Reasons to Visit Fayetteville This Spring

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I'm convinced Melody Foote knows more random facts about Cumberland County's historic sites, people, and treasures than most Fayetteville natives do. As a transplant from New York, my boss loves to tell people how surprised she was when she moved to the South, nearly 25 years ago, and realized just how diverse Fayetteville is—from the residents to the cuisine. She's watched Cumberland County change an… [...]

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