Cumberland County’s Shopping Treasures

My mother-in-law is that person who starts her Christmas shopping in July and has her entire house decorated no later than Thanksgiving. And then there’s me, the procrastinator type who starts panicking a week out from Christmas. This year, I’m determined to take my cues from my MIL and scout out shopportunities to get a jump-start on Santa’s list. There’s one thing I know for sure about Cumberland County… [...] “Cumberland County’s Shopping Treasures”

Heroes Homecoming in Cumberland’s Corners

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If you’ve visited Cumberland County in November before, then you already know how we treat Veterans Day in this proud military community. Surrounding this holiday, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) coordinates a county-wide initiative known as Heroes Homecoming, focusing on a different war era each year. Our goal at Heroes Homecoming V (HH5) will be to honor our Vietnam… [...] “Heroes Homecoming in Cumberland’s Corners”

College Spaces with Friendly Faces

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When I think of Fayetteville, I think of its friendly hometown charm and pride in its rich military history. However, as I’ve gotten older and been away at college, I have come to see this area in different ways, one of which is as a lively and thriving college town. Fayetteville is home to four college campuses and those campuses bring all kinds of people needing to find places to learn, study, and connec… [...] “College Spaces with Friendly Faces”

End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

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Just a few weeks remain before a new school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean families can’t fit in more quality time and make last-minute memories together on a weekend trip. To assist in your planning, we are giving suggestions on how to spend a full three days in the greater Fayetteville area. Just pick a weekend, choose from 12 family-friendly events, and get ready to play hard in our backyard. Outdoo… [...] “End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family”

The Flavors of Greece

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Behind the façade of many restaurants in Cumberland County, there is a story of a hard-working immigrant family. This area, just like the rest of the country, experienced an influx of European immigrants in the early 20th century. Many of those arriving from Greece took their culinary know-how and established restaurants, with the first Greek business being the Busy Bee Café on Market Square. This Sept… [...] “The Flavors of Greece”

Ice Cream! Top 10 Places in Cumberland County

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! July 16th is National Ice Cream Day, and one of my first assignments as a summer intern here at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) was to compile a list of the top 10 places to find some frozen treats. (Pretty great first assignment, eh?) Tucked away in every corner of Cumberland County, I discovered everything from freshly churned… [...] “Ice Cream! Top 10 Places in Cumberland County”

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