40+ Holiday Events in the Fayetteville Area

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Call me old fashioned, but I think the holidays should be celebrated in their appropriate season. If you pay attention, there's a sweet rhythm to how the season begins, and that's especially true in Cumberland County. Earlier this week, city workers hung wreaths on all the light poles that line the main corridors of Cool Spring Downtown District, where I work and play. For me, that's one of those rituals th… [...]

8 Recreational Pursuits to Try in Ft. Bragg’s Playground

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You might notice a theme in Cumberland County’s recreational offerings. They’re often adrenaline-inducing, tactical pursuits that require strategy and/or strength. And why is this? Because we are Ft. Bragg’s playground, where some of the nation’s finest military units train hard and play even harder. Our post, which is home to service members from all five military branches, is the largest in the wo… [...]

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… [...]

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… [...]

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