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Abby Church

Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Abby:

Could downtown Spring Lake see redevelopment? Here's what local business owners want

Local business owners left in the downtown strip of Spring Lake see a need for better infrastructure in the area, as well as increased signage. → Read More

Cumberland County passes first round of American Rescue Plan funds totaling nearly $34.7M

The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners voted to pass $34.7 million in American Rescue Plan funds. → Read More

Roundabout to go up at intersection of Camden Road and Whitfield Street in Fayetteville

The roundabout is supposed to improve traffic flow and safety. → Read More

City of Fayetteville seeks applicants for Police Advisory Board as review board action wanes

The advisory board will be tasked with reviewing and recommending ways to improve policies and practices within the Fayetteville Police Department. → Read More

How much do Spring Lake town officials make? Here's what we know

The town of Spring Lake employs 76 people for more than $3.26 million a year, according to salary data. Nearly half of them make more than $40,000. → Read More

Performing arts study results show want for new center in Cumberland County

The results of Cumberland County's feasibility study for a new performing arts center show a want for a new facility in the community. → Read More

Cumberland County commissioners move ahead with implementing homeless needs survey, homeless shelter

Cumberland County's Board of Commissioners agreed to move forward with the next steps to implement its homeless resource study Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Could affordable housing be coming to Fayetteville's Bonnie Doone?

City officials want more affordable housing, but will it happen in Fayetteville's Bonnie Doone? Stimulus funding may make development possible. → Read More

In Cumberland County, American Rescue Plan fund allocations start to take shape

Cumberland County's American Rescue Plan Committee recommends funding go toward expanding affordable housing, addressing homelessness and a water study. → Read More

How much are town employees in Hope Mills paid yearly? Here's what we know.

Hope Mills spends $5.71 million every year to employ its 120 full-time employees. → Read More

On 9/11, this Fayettevillian saw both sides of the fight working as a soldier and firefighter

Franco Webb was working as both a firefighter and a soldier at Fort Bragg during the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago. → Read More

N.C. Senate passes bill to amend Spring Lake's charter. Here's what it means.

The North Carolina Senate passed a bill Wednesday that will allow Spring Lake's board to combine positions to increase financial flexibility. → Read More

Facing eviction in Cumberland County? These resources may be able to help.

Census data shows 395,000 tenants statewide could face eviction. → Read More

Cedar Creek Industrial Park is now fully privately owned. What are the implications?

SkyREM, LLC bought 360 acres in the Cedar Creek Industrial Park and plans to build a speculative warehouse on the site. → Read More

Hope Mills election: Warner faces challenge from Bellflowers; 7 vie for seats on Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Jessie Bellflowers will face Mayor Jackie Warner in Hope Mills' mayoral race, and three commissioners will run for re-election. → Read More

'We're paying the price': How Spring Lake's mishandled finances could lead to state takeover

Spring Lake's potential financial takeover by the state was years in the making and included overspending and board division. → Read More

Cumberland County institutes countywide mask mandate as COVID-19 cases soar

The Cumberland Board of Commissioners voted to have the Cumberland County Health Department issue an abatement that requires residents to wear a mask. → Read More

Fayetteville officials, nonprofit groups seek to help those facing eviction

Nonprofit groups have stepped in to help those facing eviction with rent assistance and legal aid. → Read More

Fayetteville mayor signs citywide mask mandate

The mask mandate, which Mayor Mitch Colvin signed Wednesday, goes into effect at 5 p.m. Friday. → Read More

Census shows growth in Cumberland County, Fayetteville and Hope Mills, decline in Spring Lake

New data from the U.S. Census reveals Cumberland County, Fayetteville and Hope Mills saw growth from 2010 to 2020. Spring Lake population declined. → Read More