‘O’er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave’!

4th of July
There’s simply no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in a military community like ours. We call this area “America’s Hometown” because we are home to some of our nation’s finest military forces. Delve into the history of Cumberland County, and you’ll see how deep our patriotic roots run—all the way back to the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. For these reasons, we take a little more pri… [...]

A Burger Tour of Cumberland County

As we close out May (National Hamburger Month) and head into the summer, I think it’s time to take our visitors on a tour of Cumberland County’s burger joints. Sure, you can find several popular burger chains here, but do you know where our mom-and-pop grills are? Better yet, do you know who our locals claim makes the best burger here? I recently took an informal poll of my coworkers and Go Fayetteville’s foll… [...]

Where to ‘Wine Down’ in Cumberland County

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National Wine Day is May 25th, so my creative juices have been flowing about where to “wine down” in Cumberland County. This summer, you can get artsy at our sip-and-paint studios, join a yoga-and-vino class, venture on a wine walk through downtown, take a bottle and picnic basket to a garden, and much more. You’ll find me relaxing, glass of Pinot in hand, at several of these charming spots. Start planning y… [...]

What’s HOT in Fayetteville!

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Sizzling concerts, smokin’ barbecue, fireworks, spicy ramen and more made my list of “What’s HOT in Fayetteville!” this summer. As you may have guessed, I spend a large part of my job tracking all the events, attractions and restaurants that pop up in Cumberland County, but I also make a point to visit as many as I can. I’ve narrowed down my extensive list to a few personal suggestions on the hottest places to… [...]

Group Adventures at Our Recreation Gems – Part I

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The greater Fayetteville area regularly plays host to companies and groups from around the U.S. for conventions, reunions and meetings. More and more, they're seeking out unconventional destinations and out-of-the-box experiences. Since so many of Cumberland County’s recreation gems are ideal for team-building and corporate outings, I’m sharing a two-part blog on this topic. First, I’m featuri… [...]

¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food, but I’m just fine with that. For the last couple of months, I… [...]

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