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Recent articles by Jacob:

5 wacky (but delicious) foods on a stick you can get at the NC State Fair

Fried olives, s'mores bacon, lobster pops, and other foods on a stick you'll find at the North Carolina State Fair. → Read More

NC State Fair's oldest vendor out in 2021, but Restaurant Row ham biscuit tradition remains strong

The country ham biscuit is perhaps the most iconic food of the NC State Fair. These are the stories of those making these breakfast favorites in 2021. → Read More

NC State Fair 2021: Where to find the best cheap food and drink deals

Looking to save a little dough at the NC State Fair? Here are our tips to a budget-friendly day. → Read More

NC State Fair 2021: Lobster pops and 24 other new foods to try this year

The state fair, which was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, returns to Raleigh from Oct. 14 to 24 with more than 20 new foods to try. → Read More

Chickenville restaurant in Fayetteville closes after 3 months; move to Triangle possible

The Chickenville restaurant's run in Fayetteville was brief, but the co-owner said he expects it to reopen in another locale in the future. → Read More

National Taco Day: 9 great local spots for tacos around Fayetteville

If it's authentic Mexican tacos you crave, then you've come to the right place. → Read More

Massive pizzas, spicy ice cream: Food challenges to conquer around Fayetteville, if you dare

Do you have what it takes to eat a 30-inch pizza, a 5-pound barbecue sandwich or ice cream so spicy you have to sign a waiver before eating it? → Read More

National Coffee Day: 10 spots for great local coffee around Fayetteville

Want to celebrate National Coffee Day locally? Here are some of our favorite spots around Fayetteville. → Read More

Shots fired at Fayetteville police officer; police seek suspect

The traffic stop and subsequent shots fired happened around 2:18 p.m. Monday. → Read More

Southern Pines Brewing to open taproom in downtown Fayetteville

The popular craft brewery is seeking a permit to construct a taproom in downtown Fayetteville. → Read More

Chef Judy's Riverside Seafood in Fayetteville closing, becoming catering and event space

The seafood restaurant, which opened in February, is becoming a private event space called The Riverside. → Read More

Downtown Fayetteville wine bar, coffee shop closing at end of September

The owner of The Wine Cafe and The Coffee Cup on Hay Street in Fayetteville announced she's closing both cafes at the end of the month. → Read More

Hidden Gems of Fayetteville: What does the man who's done it all do next?

After decades as a prominent funeral director and coroner of Hoke County, Frank Crumpler wanted a new hobby. So he opened a restaurant. → Read More

New eateries in Spring Lake? Italian, soul food restaurants now open, Jamaican coming soon

Spring Lake has seen recent growth in its food offerings. Here's the latest. → Read More

Hope Mills man identified as victim killed in weekend double shooting

Deputies identified Carlos Emanuel Thurman Gillis as the victim of the fatal shooting on Saturday in Cumberland County. → Read More

Sunday afternoon shooting on Southern Avenue leaves 21-year-old Fayetteville woman dead

Nicoda Melvin, 21, of Fayetteville, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Free preview: Read our Fayetteville Hidden Gems series for free this week

We're taking down the paywall on our subscriber-only Fayetteville Hidden Gems food column for a week. → Read More

Panda Express, Chipotle opening at former Methodist church site in Fayetteville

The restaurants are opening at the site of the former Christ United Methodist Church. → Read More

From drill sergeant to salad dressing: Fort Bragg vet has found a 'date' for success

The dressing has only on store shelves for a few months, but it's already expanded to around 10 stores. → Read More

8 great spots to dine outdoors around Fayetteville

Dining alfresco? Or a brew with a view? Here's a look at the best places to eat and drink outdoors around Fayetteville. → Read More