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… [...]

25+ Runs/Walks to Tackle This Spring

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The greater Fayetteville area has rightfully earned the reputation of being a runner's destination. As it's home to thousands of military members, veterans and retirees from Fort Bragg, our locals naturally take fitness to a whole new level. Spring marks the season when you'll find a different run/walk nearly every weekend in the communities of Cumberland County. Visitors come from all over to tackle… [...]

International Women’s Day: A Celebration of the Feminine & Fierce!

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I didn't know International Women’s Day (March 8th) was truly celebrated as a holiday until I lived in Italy. On what they call Festa della Donna, the whole country celebrates women. You’ll find bouquets of the little yellow mimosa flower, which blooms in early March, on nearly every street corner. Not only do men and boys buy them for all the women in their lives, but ladies also celebrate one another with c… [...]

A Year of Firsts with Go Fayetteville – 2018

At the end of 2017, I decided to write a blog on all my “firsts” with Go Fayetteville, and again this year, I'm taking the time to reflect. I know I’m not alone in saying this: 2018 was a hard year. Hurricane Florence came and went and left behind damage in its wake. However, I could write a whole blog on just how the communities of Cumberland County rallied and helped one another rebuild. Even though my family was… [...]

Take a Tour of Cumberland County’s Religious Heritage

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Every year the President proclaims January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day. The history of this important day goes back to 1786, to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. That statute led to the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution— “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” Even before our Constitution gave our nation the Right of Assembly, t… [...]

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