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… [...]

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… [...]

A Year of Firsts with Go Fayetteville – 2018

At the end of 2017, I decided to write a blog on all my “firsts” with Go Fayetteville, and again this year, I'm taking the time to reflect. I know I’m not alone in saying this: 2018 was a hard year. Hurricane Florence came and went and left behind damage in its wake. However, I could write a whole blog on just how the communities of Cumberland County rallied and helped one another rebuild. Even though my family was… [...]

Take a Tour of Cumberland County’s Religious Heritage

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Every year the President proclaims January 16th to be Religious Freedom Day. The history of this important day goes back to 1786, to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. That statute led to the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution— “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” Even before our Constitution gave our nation the Right of Assembly, t… [...]

25+ New Year’s Eve Celebrations to Ring in 2019!

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New Year's Eve may fall on a Monday this year, but that doesn't mean we have fewer options for celebrating this holiday. Even I was surprised to find over 25 celebrations happening all over Cumberland County. Some are family-friendly happenings. Others tempt with delectable dinner plans. Even more involve live entertainment and laid-back fun at our most popular pubs, bars, and breweries. Consider thi… [...]

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