Featured in Fay: Myron Jones

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If anyone is a true native son of Fayetteville, it’d be Myron, aka Mr. Fayetteville. The running joke in our office at the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is, if Myron isn’t related to someone here, he probably knows them (or their daddy or auntie). Our Director of Sales and a U.S. Air Force retiree has taught this native Texan much about Cumberland County—to include what it was like grow… [...]

Surprising Facts About Fayetteville, North Carolina

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How well do you know Cumberland County, NC and its history? Since Fayetteville predates the Revolutionary War, this area's history is steeped with people and places that have left their mark on our community, the nation, and even the world. When I saw NC Tripping share "50+ Facts about North Carolina That You Should Know, But Probably Don't" recently, I wondered if I could come up with an equally impressiv… [...]

30+ Runs, Walks & Hikes to Tackle This Spring

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The greater Fayetteville area has rightfully earned the reputation of being a runner's destination. As we're home to thousands of military service members, veterans, and retirees from Fort Bragg, our communities naturally take fitness to a whole new level. I recently blogged about an inspiring military spouse and triathlete, Chris Kenon, who's "grown up in the running community here" and is now trai… [...]

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… [...]

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