The Stories Behind Cumberland County’s Military Monuments, Part II

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Cumberland County is home to several excellent museums that educate our visitors on the vast military history that has taken place here and abroad. Then there are dozens of military monuments and memorials, spread all over the county, reminding us of all the brave souls who answered the call of duty. Although thousands of military members transition in and out of Fort Bragg every year, you will find many v… [...]

The Stories Behind Cumberland County’s Military Monuments, Part I

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The communities of Cumberland County can boast countless historic markers, monuments, and memorials that tell the stories of those service members and esteemed units who have fought on either U.S. soil or abroad. While we have been home to the largest U.S. Army base, Fort Bragg, for over 100 years now, Cumberland County’s history predates the Revolutionary War. For that reason, you truly can’t turn a co… [...]

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… [...]

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