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Past articles by Rodger:

'Can Do Carolina': Branding campaign showcases the best of Fayetteville, Cumberland County

A new promotion campaign - "Can Do Carolina" - is designed to attract people to live and work in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. → Read More

Hope Mills' Christmas stocking is overflowing this year

While COVID-19 has forced adjustments, Hope Mills has planned a full slate of activities to celebrate the holiday season. → Read More

In midst of pandemic, Cyber Monday could be bigger than ever

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of subsiding, some retail experts expect Cyber Monday holiday shopping to be bigger than ever. → Read More

Country singer's Christmas video puts Fayetteville in the spotlight

Country singer Larry Stewart said Fayetteville's Dickens Holiday provided the perfect backdrop for his Christmas video. → Read More

Exotic animals are an added attraction at this Festival of Lights

At the Sweet Valley Ranch's Festival of Lights, the lights are only part of the attraction - the exotic animals are the other part. → Read More

Faces of the pandemic: After COVID deaths, Fayetteville families are left with memories

Behind the COVID-19 statistics are the families left to treasure the memories of their loved ones. Here are the stories of John Ashford, David Bryan and Estelle Allen, → Read More

Workers back after Goodyear Tire fire, union representative says

Workers have returned to the area at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. were a fire forced an evacuation Saturday, a union representative said Sunday. → Read More

Hope Mills public safety complex honors late police chief

The new Hope Mills John W. Hodges Public Safety Center is named for the town's late longtime police chief. → Read More

Despite COVID, Dickens Holiday brings Victorian age to downtown Fayetteville

Because of COVID-19, the downtown Fayetteville Dickens Holiday will be held both virtually and in person this year. → Read More

Hope Mills accepts $11.46 million bid for new police and fire complex

The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners Monday accepted an $11.46 million bid from Gleeson Builders for a new public safety complex. → Read More

Sacrifices remembered at Hope Mills Veterans Day ceremony

Britt Harris, whose Army husband died in Afghanistan, was a featured speaker at a Hope Mills Veterans Day ceremony. → Read More

Not forgotten: Veterans honored with Fayetteville wreath-laying ceremony

On Veterans Day, the Cross Creek-Briarwood Garden Club hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at Freedom Memorial Park. → Read More

'Ready to explode': Growth challenges Hope Mills' small-town atmosphere

Hope Mills residents say they hope the rapid development in the area doesn't threaten its small-town atmosphere. → Read More

A new Fayetteville State partnership is designed to recruit more doctors to the area. Here's how.

A partnership between Fayetteville State University and Meharry Medical College is aimed at recruiting more doctors to rural North Carolina. → Read More

COVID cases prompt Fayetteville's Capitol Encore Academy to go virtual

Capitol Encore Academy in Fayetteville, canceled in-person learning after a teacher died of COVID-19 and a student was quarantined. → Read More

Fayetteville police chief delivers crime statistics

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina Hawkins delivered third-quarter crime statistics to the City Council Monday night. → Read More

City Council moves ahead with study on Market House future

The Fayetteville City Council will ask the community to weigh in on the future of the downtown Market House. → Read More

9-year-old Hope Mills boy wins accolades for community service

9-year-old Jerel McGeachy, known locally for reciting Martin Luther King's "Mountaintop" speech, is recognized for community service. → Read More

Jackpot! Fayetteville man wins $106,310 in N.C. Lottery

Luther Covington said he plans to pay off his car, pay some bills and put money in savings after winning $106,310 in the N.C. Lottery. → Read More

LIVE UPDATES: Here's what's happening around Fayetteville on Election Day 2020

The polls opened at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. today. → Read More