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 able to visit museums and major historical sites all over Cumberland County. Us… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #5

In yesterday's blog, I busted the myth that there are no international cultural experiences in Cumberland County by showing all the ways to experience diverse traditions in the Fayetteville area. Today, I'm busting one last myth.  I'm correcting the false idea that there is nowhere to spend down time in Cumberland County. Myth #5: Cumberland County Has No Hangout Hotspots Between all the classes or bus… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #4

In yesterday's blog, we took a look at all that the Fayetteville area has to offer in terms of arts and entertainment, busting the myth that Cumberland County has no arts scene. Today, I'm tackling the false idea that there's no way to have multicultural experiences here in Cumberland County. Myth #4: Cumberland County Has No Multicultural Experiences When I was growing up, I was completely unaware of eve… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #2

Yesterday, I busted the myth that the Fayetteville area has nothing to do. Today, I'm addressing the misconception that Cumberland County isn't important to history. I have always loved studying American history, but I never read about Fayetteville in school textbooks. However, once I got my nose out of the books and took a look around the surrounding area, I found plenty of locations that are packed wit… [...]

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… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #1

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As someone who grew up in and around Fayetteville, my friends and I shared some common ideas about our hometown. It was popular to complain about having nothing to do here, or that there was nothing cool or exciting going on. Like many young people, I bought into the myths that my hometown was nothing special, we weren’t in the history books, and there weren’t many places to hang out. Or so I thought. It wasn’t u… [...]

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