Light Up Your 4th in America’s Hometown!

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Start making plans now to join the residents of America’s Hometown for our countdown to Independence Day. Other communities may brag about their patriotic celebrations, but those folks have never spent the holiday around a proud military community like Fort Bragg. Cumberland County goes all out in celebrating our nation’s freedom with our military residents, and this year is no exception, as five of o… [...]

Cool Down in Fayetteville

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When it comes to planning summer vacations in the South, my priority will always be to look for places to escape the heat and keep cool. While North Carolina can boast some incredible mountain and beach destinations, the Sandhills region in which Cumberland County lies is often where I-95 travelers choose to stop on their treks north and south. Since Fayetteville happens to be the only major city in the sta… [...]

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… [...]

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… [...]

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… [...]

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