Celebrate Fayetteville: Exploring the Greater Fayetteville Region

A full-color photography book showcasing Fayetteville, NC area, paired with the histories of companies, institutions, and organizations that have made the region great.

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Byron Jones,<br />

photography<br />

Nathan Walls,<br />

narrative<br />

A publication of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber

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Byron Jones, photography<br />

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Library of Congress: 2014954414<br />

<strong>Celebrate</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong>: <strong>Exploring</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>Greater</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong><br />

photography for chapters 1-3: Byron Jones, Brandon Plotnick<br />

narrative: Nathan Walls<br />

design: Glenda Tarazon Krouse<br />

contributing writers for <strong>Fayetteville</strong> partners: Joe Goodpasture, Nathan Walls<br />

HPNbooks<br />

president: Ron Lammert<br />

project managers: Barry Black, Wynn Buck<br />

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book sales: Dee Steidle<br />

production: Colin Hart, Evelyn Hart, Tony Quinn<br />

C E L E B R A T E F A Y E T T E V I L L E : E x p l o r i n g t h e G r e a t e r F a y e t t e v i l l e R e g i o n<br />


Chapter<br />

1<br />

Chapter<br />

2<br />

Chapter<br />

3<br />

a Dynamic <strong>Region</strong> .......................4<br />

The Economy ...........................................5<br />

Fort Bragg and <strong>the</strong> Military.............................8<br />

History and Heritage..................................14<br />

Revitalized Downtown................................22<br />

Famous People from <strong>Fayetteville</strong> .....................27<br />

a Rich Lifestyle .........................28<br />

Festivals...............................................29<br />

Arts & Entertainment.................................34<br />

Cape Fear Botanical Garden...........................41<br />

Sports and Recreation ................................42<br />

Travel .................................................49<br />

a Great Place to Live, Work & Play......52<br />

Education .............................................53<br />

Museums..............................................56<br />

Religion ...............................................64<br />

Nonprofits.............................................70<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Young Professionals ......................74<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Partners .............................................................76<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Photographer .....................................................120<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Author ...............................................................120<br />

C O N T E N T S<br />


a Dynamic <strong>Region</strong><br />

Chapter<br />

1<br />

The largest employers in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County include: Fort Bragg, Cumberland<br />

County Schools, Goodyear Tire Company, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Cumberland County<br />

Government, Purolator, Walmart (with its distribution center in <strong>the</strong> county and several retail<br />

locations in <strong>the</strong> city), <strong>the</strong> City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and its Public Works Commission, <strong>the</strong> Veterans<br />

Administration, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University, Eaton, Food Lion, Lowes, DuPont, AT&T, Methodist<br />

University and <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community College.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> has been ranked as <strong>the</strong> third best job market in <strong>the</strong> nation by Manpower, Inc.<br />

and <strong>the</strong> number one city for recent college graduates by <strong>the</strong> Daily Beast. With North Carolina<br />

ranked as <strong>the</strong> fourth Best Business State of 2012 by Forbes Magazine, and being named <strong>the</strong> 2012<br />

State of <strong>the</strong> Year by Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Business and Development, it is clear why our region is a good area to<br />

do business.<br />

The military is <strong>the</strong> backbone of <strong>the</strong> county’s economy. Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield pump<br />

about $45 billion a year into <strong>the</strong> region’s economy, making <strong>the</strong> area a top retail market nationally.<br />

About 50,000 military personnel are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield. The military<br />

also employs approximately 10,000 civilians.<br />

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Opposite: Cargill is one of <strong>the</strong> region’s leaders in industry.<br />

The company supplies a large number of jobs to <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and<br />

Cumberland County residents.<br />

Right: Groundbreaking events have become popular in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

The shovels shown here were used during <strong>the</strong> groundbreaking for <strong>the</strong><br />

ParkView luxury townhomes, lofts and condos, which overlook<br />

Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Below: Members of <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s Leadership <strong>Fayetteville</strong> program<br />

tour <strong>the</strong> printing press at <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Publishing Company.<br />

C H A P T E R 1<br />


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Below: Cedar Creek Fish Farm outside of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is one of <strong>the</strong> many prominent<br />

fixtures in <strong>the</strong> local agriculture community.<br />

It is estimated that over 10,000 men and<br />

women exit <strong>the</strong> military each year, meaning<br />

smart and eager-to-work veterans entering <strong>the</strong><br />

civilian job market. Over 40,000 veterans call<br />

Cumberland County home.<br />

Local employers can tap into education<br />

and training from <strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University,<br />

Methodist University and <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical<br />

Community College.<br />

The area’s workforce has higher-than-average<br />

educational attainment, with a high number of<br />

degree holders in Computer and Informational<br />

Sciences, Biological & Biomedical Sciences and<br />

Ma<strong>the</strong>matics and Statistics.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong> Sandhills region’s hub<br />

for shops, services, restaurants, lodging,<br />

healthcare and entertainment. <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

has more than 1,500 retail shops, more than<br />

400 restaurants and more than 600 banks,<br />

real estate agencies and insurance agencies.<br />

Tourism is supported by <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, which<br />

runs a Visitors Center that is open six days<br />

a week, including a satellite office in <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Transportation and Local<br />

History Museum (open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

Tuesday through Saturday) and Cross Creek<br />

Mall. The Visitors Center offers a comprehensive<br />

selection of brochures on <strong>the</strong> area and<br />

across <strong>the</strong> state. The Visitors Center also<br />

works with <strong>the</strong> hotels to promote lodging in<br />

<strong>the</strong> area; Cumberland County has about sixty<br />

hotels with over 5,000 rooms. The 10,880<br />

seat Crown Coliseum and o<strong>the</strong>r facilities<br />

that fall under <strong>the</strong> Crown Center umbrella<br />

generate money for <strong>the</strong> region with shows,<br />

performances and conventions.<br />

To <strong>the</strong> area’s advantage it is located midway<br />

between New York and Miami on <strong>the</strong> I-95<br />

corridor, within eight hours of two-thirds of<br />

<strong>the</strong> country’s population and just a few hours<br />

from <strong>the</strong> east coast’s largest ports. <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

is close to beautiful beaches and breathtaking<br />

mountain ranges, with serene country living<br />

surrounding <strong>the</strong> city and also featured in<br />

some areas within <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> has easy access to I-95, I-40,<br />

I-85 and I-20. The I-295 Outer Loop will<br />

also have a phase completed from I-95 to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Fort Bragg area. The city also has rail<br />

connectivity with CSX and Norfolk Sou<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

and close proximity to ports in Wilmington,<br />

Morehead City, Charleston, South Carolina<br />

and Norfolk Virginia.<br />

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<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport also offers<br />

great air transportation, with flights competitively<br />

priced with Raleigh. <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Airport offers daily flights to<br />

Charlotte, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.<br />

US Airways, Delta and United Airlines do<br />

business in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, which also accommodates<br />

cargo jets.<br />

To help local businesses in <strong>the</strong> community,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber serves as<br />

<strong>the</strong> area’s leading business advocacy and<br />

resource organization. The Chamber also<br />

has <strong>the</strong> Economic Development Alliance of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County that<br />

handles business and industry recruitment<br />

and retention.<br />

The average age of <strong>the</strong> workforce in<br />

Cumberland County is 34 years old with<br />

58 percent male and 42 percent female.<br />

Approximately 90 percent of <strong>the</strong> population<br />

is 25 and up and has completed high school.<br />

Over 20 percent of <strong>the</strong> same age group has<br />

a college degree.<br />

Cumberland County has over 315,000<br />

residents and <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> metropolitan<br />

area has a population of just over 300,000.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong> sixth largest city and <strong>the</strong><br />

fifth largest metropolitan area<br />

in North Carolina—it is among<br />

<strong>the</strong> fastest-growing areas in<br />

<strong>the</strong> state.<br />

Since 2000, Cumberland<br />

County has had a population<br />

growth of 5.44 percent.<br />

The median home cost in<br />

Cumberland County is<br />

$112,200. Compared to<br />

<strong>the</strong> rest of <strong>the</strong> country,<br />

Cumberland County’s cost of<br />

living is 5.8 percent, lower<br />

than <strong>the</strong> U.S. average. There<br />

are about 15.5 students per<br />

teacher in Cumberland County.<br />

The average commute time<br />

to work is 23 minutes; <strong>the</strong><br />

national average is 28 minutes.<br />

In <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, <strong>the</strong> median<br />

age is 29.8, median education<br />

is 23.9 percent with four or<br />

more years of college and <strong>the</strong> median<br />

household income is $44,266. The median<br />

value of a home in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is $121,100.<br />

Building construction values rose from $123<br />

million in 2003 to $305.4 million in 2012.<br />

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Above: Leadership <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Youth<br />

Academy students visit <strong>the</strong> greenhouses at<br />

GreenBiz, a local nursery.<br />

C H A P T E R 1<br />


Camp Bragg came into existence on<br />

September 4, 1918. Camp Bragg was named<br />

for a native North Carolinian, General<br />

Braxton Bragg. At <strong>the</strong> beginning of World<br />

War I, only seven percent of <strong>the</strong> land was<br />

occupied and <strong>the</strong> population consisted of<br />

approximately 170 families.<br />

Due to postwar cutbacks <strong>the</strong> War<br />

Department decided to abandon Camp Bragg<br />

on August 23, 1921. This was averted by <strong>the</strong><br />

determined efforts of General Albert J. Bowley,<br />

Commanding General of Camp Bragg, various<br />

civic organizations in <strong>the</strong> nearby city of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and a personal inspection by<br />

<strong>the</strong> Secretary of War. The abandonment order<br />

was rescinded on September 16, 1921. One<br />

year later, September 30, 1922, Camp Bragg<br />

became Fort Bragg, a permanent Army post.<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> direction of General Bowley, development<br />

of <strong>the</strong> fort progressed rapidly. Parade<br />

grounds, training facilities, baseball diamonds<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r athletic facilities were constructed<br />

to lend a permanent air to Fort Bragg.<br />

From 1923 through 1927 permanent<br />

structures were erected on Fort Bragg. Four<br />

of <strong>the</strong> brick artillery barracks, 53 officers’<br />

quarters, 40 noncommissioned officers<br />

quarters, magazines, motor and materiel<br />

sheds, streets and sidewalks were built. With<br />

<strong>the</strong> planting of lawns, shrubs and trees,<br />

Fort Bragg began to take on <strong>the</strong> appearance of<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> finest of all Army posts.<br />

Information provided by <strong>the</strong> United States Army.<br />

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Top, left: The military seals shown here are at <strong>the</strong> entrance<br />

of <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Veterans Park. Pictured are <strong>the</strong> five<br />

branches <strong>the</strong> park honors. Iraq and Afghanistan Army<br />

Veteran SSG Dawn Falduti (retired) calls North Carolina<br />

Veterans Park a priceless masterpiece well-deserved for<br />

North Carolina’s military heroes.<br />

Left: A C-130 Hercules flies over Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> en<br />

route to Pope Army Airfield.<br />

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The fort grew slowly, reaching a total of<br />

5,400 soldiers by <strong>the</strong> summer of 1940. With<br />

<strong>the</strong> threat of World War II and passage of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Selective Service Act, a reception station<br />

was built and Fort Bragg exploded to a<br />

population of 67,000 soldiers within a year.<br />

In 1942 <strong>the</strong> first airborne units trained at<br />

Fort Bragg in preparation for combat. All five<br />

World War II airborne divisions, <strong>the</strong> 82nd,<br />

101st, 11th, 13th and 17th, trained in <strong>the</strong><br />

Fort Bragg/Camp Mackall area. The 82nd<br />

Airborne Division was assigned to <strong>the</strong> fort<br />

in 1946, upon its return from Europe.<br />

In 1951, <strong>the</strong> XVIII Airborne Corps was<br />

reactivated and Fort Bragg became widely<br />

known as <strong>the</strong> “Home of <strong>the</strong> Airborne.”<br />

The Psychological Warfare Center (now<br />

U.S. Army Special Operations Command)<br />

was established in 1952 and Fort Bragg<br />

became headquarters for Special Forces<br />

soldiers. More than 200,000 young men<br />

underwent basic combat training at Fort<br />

Bragg during 1966-70. At <strong>the</strong> peak of <strong>the</strong><br />

Vietnam War in 1968, Fort Bragg’s military<br />

population rose to 57,840.<br />

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Top: The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has a<br />

beautiful complex on Fort Bragg.<br />

Right: U.S. flags fly on <strong>the</strong> Parade Field between <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne & Special Operations Museum and North Carolina<br />

Veterans Park during <strong>the</strong> Field of Honor.<br />

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By 1989, Fort Bragg would employ 40,000<br />

soldiers and more than 8,000 civilians on its<br />

140,618 acres. It is during this era that Fort<br />

Bragg earned its reputation as one of <strong>the</strong><br />

Army’s premier power projection platforms.<br />

The last decade of <strong>the</strong> twentieth century<br />

found Fort Bragg engaged in countering Iraqi<br />

aggression in Southwest Asia. The August<br />

1990 success of speeding troops to Saudi<br />

Arabia to “draw <strong>the</strong> line in <strong>the</strong> sand” was<br />

bittersweet as Fort Bragg assumed an eerie<br />

ghost town appearance with minimum<br />

personnel left behind. Fort Bragg devoted all<br />

of its efforts in <strong>the</strong> waning years of <strong>the</strong> 1990s<br />

to smoothing <strong>the</strong> transition to <strong>the</strong> twentyfirst<br />

century. With <strong>the</strong> changing mission of<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States Army, <strong>the</strong> post eagerly<br />

concentrated on improving <strong>the</strong> quality of life<br />

for its soldiers and families, serving as an<br />

environmental steward for its increased<br />

acreage and serving as <strong>the</strong> premier power<br />

projection platform of America’s elite soldiers.<br />

For those living on Fort Bragg in <strong>the</strong><br />

1990s, it was hard to find one area of post<br />

that was not undergoing change. With <strong>the</strong><br />

construction of new buildings, to <strong>the</strong><br />

expansion of training areas, to <strong>the</strong> purchase<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Overhills site from <strong>the</strong> Rockefeller<br />

family, Fort Bragg closed out <strong>the</strong> century with<br />

a fresh appearance.<br />

Since 2000, Fort Bragg soldiers have<br />

participated in combat and humanitarian<br />

operations in countries around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

They are always ready to fight or lend a<br />

helping hand. Fort Bragg continues to play a<br />

vital role in <strong>the</strong> war on terror, deploying and<br />

supporting more troops than any o<strong>the</strong>r post<br />

in support of Operations Enduring Freedom<br />

and Iraqi Freedom.<br />

Over <strong>the</strong> last few years, Fort Bragg has<br />

been undergoing a massive construction<br />

phase. Temporary World War II and 1950s<br />

buildings have been torn down and replaced<br />

with modern permanent buildings all<br />

over post.<br />

On March 1, 2011, Pope Air Force Base<br />

was renamed Pope Army Airfield and became<br />

part of Fort Bragg again.<br />

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A new headquarters building was constructed<br />

near Main Post for <strong>the</strong> U.S. Army<br />

Forces Command (FORSCOM) and <strong>the</strong> U.S.<br />

Army Reserve Command. These two major<br />

commands moved to Fort Bragg when Fort<br />

Macpherson, Georgia, was closed under <strong>the</strong><br />

U.S. Army Base Realignment and Closure<br />

Division (BRAC).<br />

Today, Fort Bragg, “<strong>the</strong> Home of <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne and Special Operations,” with<br />

approximately 50,517 military personnel,<br />

17,051 civilian employees and 162,816 acres,<br />

is one of <strong>the</strong> largest military complexes in<br />

<strong>the</strong> world.<br />

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Soldier at Jumpmaster School.<br />

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Fort Bragg and <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> area is<br />

also known for its defense contractor jobs.<br />

Companies like K3 Enterprises, Operations<br />

Services, Inc., Booz Allen Hamilton,<br />

General Dynamics, Vykin Corporation,<br />

CSC, AppLabs, L-3 Communications and<br />

RLM Communications, Inc. serve as good<br />

employers to area residents.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber helps<br />

keep <strong>the</strong> military and community connected<br />

via <strong>the</strong> Military Affairs Council. The mission<br />

of <strong>the</strong> council is to enhance relationships and<br />

foster a heightened understanding between<br />

council members and <strong>the</strong> military community.<br />

Perks of membership with <strong>the</strong> Military<br />

Affairs Council include year-round socials for<br />

networking, command briefings, promotion<br />

for supporters, member recognition in<br />

newsletters, membership sticker for business<br />

windows and much more.<br />

The Military Affairs Council also allows<br />

businesses to meet personally with leaders<br />

from Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield and<br />

serves as a networking opportunity for <strong>the</strong><br />

military. The council participates in programs<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> year to provide support and<br />

assistance, like <strong>the</strong> Family and Command<br />

Support Association and <strong>the</strong> United States<br />

Army Special Operations Command. The<br />

Military Affairs Council helped with <strong>the</strong><br />

fundraising for <strong>the</strong> Wall of Heroes at <strong>the</strong><br />

U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s<br />

Memorial Plaza on Fort Bragg.<br />

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Opposite, top: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Ramsey Street.<br />

Opposite, bottom: Corporal Rudy Hernandez was awarded <strong>the</strong> Medal of Honor for his heroics during <strong>the</strong> Korean War. He passed away in 2013.<br />

Above: Members of <strong>the</strong> 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus perform at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church.<br />

Below: Army Ground Forces Band performs at Festival Park.<br />

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A L L - A M E R I C A<br />

C I T Y<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> has won <strong>the</strong> All-America City<br />

Award three times—in 1985, 2001 and 2011.<br />

The All-America City Award is presented<br />

by <strong>the</strong> National Civic League and recognizes<br />

ten communities each year for outstanding<br />

civic accomplishments. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> won <strong>the</strong><br />

third award in Kansas City after a patriotic<br />

presentation full of American spirit that was<br />

complete with singing, marching soldiers<br />

from <strong>the</strong> 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> winning presentation, approximately<br />

sixty Fayettevillians described how <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

shed <strong>the</strong> old “Fayettenam” image to become a<br />

thriving community with a strong economy.<br />

Former <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Mayor Tony Chavonne<br />

was a part of <strong>the</strong> winning delegation, and<br />

following <strong>the</strong> win said in a City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

media release: “We’re thrilled to win this<br />

award. Everyone delivered and <strong>the</strong> 82nd<br />

Airborne All-American Chorus conveyed <strong>the</strong><br />

heart and soul of our community. I am so<br />

proud of our delegation and excited that our<br />

city is an All-America City for <strong>the</strong> third time.<br />

So much hard work went into winning and it<br />

really paid off.”<br />

Bill Hurley was <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s mayor when<br />

<strong>the</strong> city won its first All-America City Award<br />

in 1985. Milo McBride was <strong>the</strong> mayor in<br />

2001 during <strong>the</strong> second All-America City<br />

Award victory. Marshall Pitts, Jr., became<br />

mayor during <strong>the</strong> 2001 election.<br />

C A P E F E A R R I V E R<br />

A N D C R O S S C R E E K<br />

The birth of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> began on <strong>the</strong><br />

banks of <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear River and Cross<br />

Creek when <strong>the</strong> settlements of Campbellton<br />

and Cross Creek were formed in <strong>the</strong> 1700s.<br />

Scottish, English and people from o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

countries established <strong>the</strong> area, which had previously<br />

been inhabited by Native Americans.<br />

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14<br />

Cross Creek, settled in <strong>the</strong> 1750s, and<br />

Campbellton, chartered in 1762, merged to<br />

form <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. Newberry’s Mill was a<br />

mill that Cross Creek grew up around in<br />

<strong>the</strong> mid-1750s. The town was named after<br />

<strong>the</strong> Marquis de Lafayette, a general in <strong>the</strong><br />

American Revolutionary War who served as a

major-general in <strong>the</strong> Continental Army under<br />

George Washington. Lafayette was a French<br />

aristocrat who supported <strong>the</strong> constitutional<br />

principles of <strong>the</strong> United States. <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

was <strong>the</strong> first city named in<br />

honor of Lafayette and <strong>the</strong> only<br />

namesake city he visited.<br />

Lafayette visited <strong>Fayetteville</strong> on<br />

March 4-5, 1825.<br />

In <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s early days,<br />

one of its greatest amenities<br />

was access to <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear<br />

River, offering <strong>the</strong> fur<strong>the</strong>st<br />

inland port, or fur<strong>the</strong>st navigable<br />

waterway within North<br />

Carolina. Wilmington merchants<br />

quite often utilized <strong>the</strong><br />

Cape Fear River for trade,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> tar, turpentine<br />

and pitch industry.<br />

Today, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is a thriving<br />

city of over 200,000 citizens<br />

and is one of <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

cities in <strong>the</strong> state. It is sou<strong>the</strong>ast<br />

North Carolina’s largest city<br />

and regional leader for jobs,<br />

arts and entertainment.<br />

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Opposite, top: Flag waves in front of <strong>the</strong><br />

Market House.<br />

Opposite, right: Statue of <strong>the</strong><br />

Marquis de Lafayette, a general in <strong>the</strong><br />

American Revolutionary War.<br />

Opposite, bottom: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Independent<br />

Light Infantry reenactors at <strong>the</strong> Museum<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Historical Complex.<br />

Above: A young fisherman relaxes along<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cape Fear River.<br />

Left: The Marquis de Lafayette.<br />

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S I G N I F I C A N T<br />

M I L E S T O N E S<br />

In June of 1775, a year before <strong>the</strong><br />

Declaration of Independence, <strong>the</strong> Liberty<br />

Point Resolves was drawn up by a group<br />

of Patriots. Robert Rowan organized <strong>the</strong><br />

group of fifty-five residents and signed <strong>the</strong><br />

Resolves, which protested <strong>the</strong> actions of<br />

Great Britain after <strong>the</strong> battles of Lexington<br />

and Concord. The Resolves said:<br />

This obligation to continue in full force<br />

until a reconciliation shall take place between<br />

Great Britain and America, upon constitutional<br />

principles, an event we most ardently desire;<br />

and we will hold all those persons inimical<br />

to <strong>the</strong> liberty of <strong>the</strong> colonies, who shall refuse<br />

to subscribe to <strong>the</strong> Association; and we will in<br />

all things follow <strong>the</strong> advice of our General<br />

Committee respecting <strong>the</strong> purposes aforesaid,<br />

<strong>the</strong> preservation of peace and good order, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> safety of individual and private property.<br />

Then in 1789, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> was home to<br />

<strong>the</strong> state convention, ratifying <strong>the</strong> U.S.<br />

Constitution. In that same year, UNC-Chapel<br />

Hill was chartered during a General Assembly<br />

session held in <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

G R E A T<br />

F I R E<br />

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The Great Fire of 1831 destroyed more<br />

than 600 buildings, including 105 stores,<br />

nearly every house, a school, two hotels, two<br />

banks and several churches. The fire started

in a kitchen of a house near Market Square.<br />

The townsfolk thought <strong>the</strong>y would have<br />

<strong>the</strong> blaze under control after battling it,<br />

but were unsuccessful, with <strong>the</strong> fire even<br />

destroying <strong>the</strong> State House, where <strong>the</strong> U.S.<br />

Constitution was adopted.<br />

No citizen died but many were injured.<br />

Private contributions came in from around<br />

<strong>the</strong> nation, credit was extended from<br />

nor<strong>the</strong>rn merchants and more than $100,000<br />

was raised and distributed. Over time,<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> rebuilt.<br />

M A R K E T<br />

H O U S E<br />

Added to <strong>the</strong> National Register of Historic<br />

Places in 1970, <strong>the</strong> Market House in downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong> city’s primary<br />

landmark. The Market House has been<br />

integral to <strong>the</strong> history and heritage of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>. It is seen in numerous historical<br />

drawings and pictures.<br />

The structure was finished in 1832,<br />

following <strong>the</strong> Great Fire, and was built on<br />

<strong>the</strong> site of <strong>the</strong> former State House. The<br />

Market House was a town market until 1906<br />

and served as Town Hall until 1907. Declared<br />

a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in<br />

1973, <strong>the</strong> NHL summary listing states: <strong>the</strong><br />

Market House is “one of <strong>the</strong> few structures in<br />

America which employs <strong>the</strong> town hall-market<br />

scheme found in England. Meat and produce<br />

were sold under <strong>the</strong> open first-floor arcade<br />

while <strong>the</strong> second floor served as <strong>the</strong> town<br />

hall and general meeting place. The cupola<br />

bell still rings breakfast, dinner, sundown,<br />

and curfew.”<br />

Nowadays, <strong>the</strong> Market House opens for<br />

each Fourth Friday and serves as a museum<br />

that houses special exhibits, which are<br />

overseen by <strong>the</strong> staff of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area<br />

Transportation & Local History Museum.<br />

O L D P L A N K R O A D<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s economy and transportation<br />

system grew with <strong>the</strong> addition of plank roads,<br />

most notably <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Western<br />

Plank Road. The plank roads became popular<br />

in <strong>the</strong> 1850s, as approximately 500 miles of<br />

plank road were laid in <strong>the</strong> state. The<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Western Plank Road stretched<br />

129 miles from <strong>Fayetteville</strong> to Salem. It<br />

received state funding, which was rare.<br />

The plank roads were not a successful<br />

mode of transportation for several reasons:<br />

Travelers avoided tolls, planks roads required<br />

continual and costly maintenance, <strong>the</strong> Civil<br />

War damaged many plank roads and investors<br />

were discouraged by <strong>the</strong> economic panics of<br />

<strong>the</strong> 1850s.<br />

G E N E R A L S H E R M A N ’ S<br />

T R O O P S M A R C H T H R O U G H<br />

F A Y E T T E V I L L E<br />

During Union General William T. Sherman’s<br />

infamous “March to <strong>the</strong> Sea,” during <strong>the</strong> Civil<br />

War, Sherman’s troops decimated <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

by burning <strong>the</strong> Confederate Arsenal and<br />

destroying The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Observer office.<br />

Sherman’s troops marched through <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

in March of 1865. Sherman wrote of destroying<br />

<strong>the</strong> Arsenal: “Every building was knocked<br />

down and burned, and every piece of machinery<br />

utterly broken up and ruined...”<br />

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Opposite, top: The Declaration of<br />

Independence with The Way to Wealth<br />

in background.<br />

Opposite, right: The University of North<br />

Carolina Charter marker near <strong>the</strong> Market<br />

House. UNC was chartered by <strong>the</strong> General<br />

Assembly in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> in 1789.<br />

Opposite, bottom: Babe Ruth hit his first<br />

professional home run in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Above: The Market House on a<br />

sunny afternoon.<br />

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marker on Gillespie Street recognizes <strong>the</strong><br />

home run and <strong>the</strong> feat is also commemorated<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Babe Ruth exhibit at <strong>the</strong> Baseball Hall<br />

of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.<br />

R E C E N T S I G N I F I C A N T<br />

M I L E S T O N E S<br />

• TIME Magazine named <strong>Fayetteville</strong> America’s<br />

Most Patriotic City<br />

• <strong>Fayetteville</strong> was dubbed Sanctuary for Soldiers<br />

• Newsmax Magazine rated <strong>Fayetteville</strong> one<br />

of America’s Most Uniquely American Cities<br />

and Towns.<br />

S I S T E R C I T Y W I T H<br />

S A I N T A V O L D , F R A N C E<br />

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Above: The flag of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s sister city,<br />

Saint Avold, France.<br />

Below: Confederate tombstones at<br />

Cross Creek Cemetery.<br />

B A B E R U T H ’ S<br />

F I R S T H O M E R U N<br />

To add to <strong>the</strong> list of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s firsts,<br />

Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run<br />

in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> during a spring training game<br />

on March 7, 1914. Ruth knocked his first<br />

homer at <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Fairgrounds while a<br />

member of <strong>the</strong> Baltimore Orioles. A historical<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> has been a sister city with<br />

Saint Avold, France, since 1993 and <strong>the</strong><br />

relationship goes back to 1825, when<br />

Lafayette visited <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. Residents and<br />

elected officials from both <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and<br />

Saint Avold visit each city every few years.<br />

When visiting, Saint Avold visitors tour<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and learn about <strong>the</strong> history<br />

and heritage of <strong>the</strong> city, while partaking in<br />

restaurants and social ga<strong>the</strong>rings.<br />

C U M B E R L A N D<br />

C O U N T Y<br />

Cumberland County was formed in 1754<br />

from Bladen County and named after Prince<br />

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland.<br />

He was a commander of <strong>the</strong> Battle of<br />

Culloden and served in <strong>the</strong> British army.<br />

Parts of Cumberland County and Johnston<br />

County, along with Orange County,<br />

combined to form Wake County in 1771.<br />

Portions of Cumberland County split off<br />

to become Moore County (1784), Harnett<br />

County (1855) and Robeson and Hoke<br />

Counties (1911).<br />

Cumberland County is made up of nine<br />

municipalities, including: <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Eastover,<br />

Wade, Spring Lake, Stedman, Godwin, Linden,<br />

Falcon and Hope Mills. Fort Bragg and<br />

Pope Army Airfield contribute enormously to<br />

<strong>the</strong> county’s economic prosperity and each<br />

municipality benefits from having a close<br />

proximity to military installations.<br />

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H O P E<br />

M I L L S<br />

Similar to <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Hope Mills got<br />

its start along a waterway. In <strong>the</strong> 1760s,<br />

Highlanders from Scotland and o<strong>the</strong>r settlers<br />

began living near roads close to waterways,<br />

including Little Rockfish Creek. A sawmill<br />

was built along <strong>the</strong> creek by <strong>the</strong> mid-to-late<br />

1700s. Sawmills, lumber camps, gristmills<br />

and pottery ovens were also established near<br />

<strong>the</strong> creek. In 1789 a permanent settlement<br />

was organized around what is now Hope Mills.<br />

In 1839, Rockfish Factory, a cotton factory,<br />

opened and became <strong>the</strong> largest cotton mill in<br />

<strong>the</strong> state. Bluff Mill was later built.<br />

The textile industry was doing very well<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Rockfish Factory village included<br />

houses for employees and a company store.<br />

But, in 1865, during <strong>the</strong> Civil War, General<br />

William Sherman’s troops burned <strong>the</strong> factory,<br />

along with seven o<strong>the</strong>r cotton mills in<br />

Cumberland County. Bluff Mill was not<br />

burned down and was back to business in<br />

1868; however, Rockfish Factory was sold<br />

and rebuilt to reopen as Hope Mill in 1872.<br />

The name of Rockfish Creek settlement was<br />

changed to Hope Mills in 1885.<br />

Hope Mill Number Two was later constructed<br />

on Big Rockfish Creek. Bluff Mill<br />

became Hope Mill Number Three and a<br />

fourth mill was constructed, also. S. H. “Sim”<br />

Cotton was superintendent of <strong>the</strong> mills and<br />

was <strong>the</strong> town’s first mayor. Hope Mills was<br />

incorporated as a town in 1891.<br />

Today, Hope Mills is a growing city of<br />

approximately 15,000 that is widening roads<br />

and adding shopping and entertainment<br />

venues to accommodate more citizens.<br />

S P R I N G<br />

L A K E<br />

Located in northwest Cumberland County,<br />

Spring Lake is ano<strong>the</strong>r town that has grown<br />

considerably. With proximity adjacent to Fort<br />

Bragg and Pope Army Airfield, Spring Lake<br />

has more than 11,000 residents and has<br />

recently been led by <strong>the</strong> driven and focused<br />

Mayor Chris Rey.<br />

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Top: Hope Mills Recreation Center is a<br />

popular venue in Hope Mills.<br />

Above: Hope Mills Fire/Rescue works hard<br />

to keep citizens and properties safe.<br />

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Civil War reenactment. The Civil War tore<br />

through <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Previously known as Prince’s Siding, after a<br />

man who owned a sawmill, and Clayton Cut,<br />

after a pathway that ran through an area<br />

where <strong>the</strong> railroad was placed later.<br />

The name Spring Lake became <strong>the</strong> name<br />

of <strong>the</strong> community in 1923, following <strong>the</strong><br />

opening of <strong>the</strong> Spring Lake service station,<br />

which was located near <strong>the</strong> Spring Lake<br />

Pond. The town was incorporated in 1951.<br />

S T E D M A N , E A S T O V E R ,<br />

G O D W I N , L I N D E N , W A D E<br />

A N D F A L C O N<br />

Stedman, Eastover, Godwin, Linden, Wade<br />

and Falcon are <strong>the</strong> smaller incorporated<br />

municipalities in Cumberland County, but<br />

all are important to <strong>the</strong> fabric of <strong>the</strong> area.<br />

Stedman is located in <strong>the</strong> eastern part of<br />

<strong>the</strong> county, along North Carolina Highway 24.<br />

The town was settled in 1841 when a<br />

stagecoach house and post office was built<br />

<strong>the</strong>re. Stedman was incorporated in 1917.<br />

The municipality was named after Civil War<br />

Major Charles Manly Stedman.<br />

Eastover is <strong>the</strong> most recently incorporated<br />

town in Cumberland County, becoming an<br />

official town in 2007. With over 3,000<br />

citizens, Eastover is still small enough to<br />

maintain a country living feel for its<br />

residents. The town is located in eastern<br />

Cumberland County near <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear<br />

River. Eastover was called Flea Hill and<br />

Mary’s Garden in <strong>the</strong> past.<br />

Godwin is located in nor<strong>the</strong>ast Cumberland<br />

County and has a population of less than 200.<br />

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Godwin has a town hall and town park and<br />

is located near Rhodes Pond, which features<br />

fishing and boating options.<br />

Linden is ano<strong>the</strong>r small town of less<br />

than 200 citizens in nor<strong>the</strong>ast Cumberland<br />

County. The town has a total area of one<br />

half square miles. <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland<br />

Parks & Recreation is planning a park<br />

in Linden to include a playground, volleyball<br />

court, walking trail and picnic shelter.<br />

Wade was settled and <strong>the</strong>n chartered<br />

in 1869 around <strong>the</strong> Wilmington and<br />

Weldon Railroad. The town was named<br />

after N. G. Wade, a local businessman<br />

who sold cross ties to <strong>the</strong> railroad. With<br />

approximately 600 residents, <strong>the</strong> town<br />

features Wade Community Park and Wade<br />

Town Hall.<br />

Falcon is in nor<strong>the</strong>ast Cumberland County<br />

and has approximately 300 citizens. The total<br />

land area for <strong>the</strong> town is just over one square<br />

mile. Falcon Children’s Home is located in<br />

<strong>the</strong> town, as is <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Conference<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Pentecostal Holiness Church.<br />

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<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Independent Light Infantry<br />

Memorial near downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

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Above: Signs point to Downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> landmarks and locations.<br />

Right: Patrons enjoy downtown dining.<br />

Bottom, left: The 300 block has<br />

beautified Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Bottom, right: The Cross Creek Linear<br />

Park fountain lights up downtown<br />

across from Festival Park.<br />

Long gone are <strong>the</strong> days of <strong>the</strong><br />

USO, <strong>the</strong> Capitol department store and<br />

<strong>the</strong> seedy strip clubs and bars, <strong>the</strong><br />

latter two of which contributed to <strong>the</strong><br />

former “Fayettenam” nickname. Here<br />

to stay in <strong>the</strong> revitalized downtown of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> are dining, coffee shops,<br />

<strong>the</strong>aters, museums, shopping, parks,<br />

pottery, recreation, <strong>the</strong> arts and<br />

residential options. Much change started<br />

during <strong>the</strong> administrations of <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

mayors J. L. Dawkins and Bill Hurley, for<br />

whom downtown’s black Hurley Pots are<br />

named. Dawkins Plaza, which includes <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Police Department and City Hall,<br />

was named after Dawkins. A marker for<br />

Dawkins Plaza stands at <strong>the</strong> corner of Hay<br />

and Pittman Streets.<br />

Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is a<br />

nationally certified district that has received<br />

hundreds of millions of dollars in private<br />

and public investment for new businesses<br />

and housing, including <strong>the</strong> HOPE VI public<br />

housing project in <strong>the</strong> Old Wilmington Road<br />

area. Streetscape improvements, featuring<br />

brick sidewalk pavers, black streetlights<br />

and underground utilities have been projects<br />

of <strong>the</strong> City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and its Public<br />

Works Commission.<br />

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Liberty Point, where <strong>the</strong> Liberty Point Resolves was drawn up by a group of Patriots. Robert Rowan organized <strong>the</strong> group of fifty-five<br />

residents and signed <strong>the</strong> Resolves, which protested <strong>the</strong> actions of Great Britain after <strong>the</strong> battles of Lexington and Concord.<br />

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Families and couples can enjoy lunch or dinner, a walk in<br />

Linear Park, a concert in Festival Park, shopping or enjoy pottery<br />

lessons. Restaurants range from low priced fare to fine dining.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Farmers Market allows citizens <strong>the</strong> opportunity<br />

to purchase fresh locally grown produce. The Cameo Art House<br />

Theatre and <strong>the</strong> Gilbert Theater offer opportunities to take in a<br />

movie or performing arts presentation.<br />

The 300 block on Hay Street and ParkView are great options<br />

for downtown living. The 300 block is in <strong>the</strong> heart of downtown<br />

and ParkView overlooks <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Veterans Park and<br />

Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The North Carolina<br />

Veterans Park was featured on <strong>the</strong> cover of <strong>the</strong> State<br />

Transportation Map and was chosen as <strong>the</strong> Public Works<br />

Project of <strong>the</strong> Year by <strong>the</strong> American Public Works Association.<br />

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Opposite, top: Festival Park is home to <strong>the</strong> Dogwood Festival and<br />

many o<strong>the</strong>r events throughout <strong>the</strong> year.<br />

Opposite, bottom left: The fountain at <strong>the</strong> Point, a landmark located<br />

at <strong>the</strong> corner of Hay and Old Streets in Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Opposite, bottom right: Person Street streetscape looking towards<br />

<strong>the</strong> Market House.<br />

Above: The hard hats go on and <strong>the</strong> shovels are ready for digging<br />

at <strong>the</strong> ParkView groundbreaking.<br />

Left: Pictorials show <strong>the</strong> transformation of Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

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The nightlife is still in full swing in downtown, just with more class than in<br />

previous years. Several downtown eateries offer night club experiences. <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s<br />

high level of musical talent is also on display throughout <strong>the</strong> year at various venues<br />

around <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

With all of <strong>the</strong> fun activity downtown, a public parking deck was built on<br />

Franklin Street. The parking deck was recognized by <strong>the</strong> International Parking<br />

Institute with <strong>the</strong> Award for Architectural Achievement, which is <strong>the</strong> institute’s highest<br />

award of excellence.<br />

No matter what brings visitors to downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, <strong>the</strong> revitalized district<br />

has <strong>the</strong> right mix to lure area residents.<br />

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Top: Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> as seen from<br />

Haymount Hill.<br />

Above: The top of <strong>the</strong> Robert C. Williams<br />

Business Center.<br />

Left: The award-winning Franklin Street<br />

Parking Deck, one of <strong>the</strong> newest<br />

structures downtown.<br />

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Sculpture of General Henry Hugh Shelton<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Connector Walk between <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne & Special Operations Museum<br />

and North Carolina Veterans Park.<br />

Julianne Moore<br />

Actress<br />

General Henry Hugh Shelton Retired Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army<br />

Charles Chesnutt<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University founder and author<br />

Don Clayton<br />

Putt-Putt Founder<br />

Latoya Pringle<br />

Women’s Basketball<br />

Shea Ralph<br />

Women’s Basketball<br />

Dr. Franklin Rusty Clark<br />

UNC Basketball<br />

Candice Woodcock Cody Appeared on Survivor<br />

Raymond Floyd<br />

Golf<br />

Chip Beck<br />

Golf<br />

J. Cole Rapper<br />

Clint Lowery<br />

Musician, Sevendust, son of Willie French Lowery<br />

Moonlight Graham<br />

Baseball player, character in Field of Dreams<br />

Holden Thorp<br />

Former UNC Chancellor<br />

Tony Rand<br />

Former member North Carolina General Assembly<br />

George Breece<br />

Former State representative<br />

Margaret Dickson<br />

Former member North Carolina General Assembly and former broadcaster<br />

Terry Sanford<br />

Former North Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator<br />

Moses Mathis<br />

The Bicycle Man<br />

Jerry Richardson<br />

NFL, Carolina Pan<strong>the</strong>rs owner<br />

Jimmy Raye<br />

NFL<br />

Joe Horn<br />

NFL<br />

Aaron Curry<br />

NFL<br />

Brad Edwards<br />

NFL<br />

Donnell Woolford<br />

NFL<br />

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Chapter<br />

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Below: Fireworks on display, as viewed from <strong>the</strong> top of <strong>the</strong> Market House, during A Dickens Holiday.<br />

Opposite, top: Dogwood blooms are <strong>the</strong> city’s signature flower and are <strong>the</strong> namesake for <strong>the</strong> popular<br />

Dogwood Festival.<br />

Opposite, bottom: Dogwood Trail sign with <strong>the</strong> Hale House in <strong>the</strong> background. The Hale House was<br />

constructed in 1847 and first owned by Edward J. Hale, <strong>the</strong> publisher of The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Observer.<br />

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D O G W O O D<br />

F E S T I V A L<br />

Founded in 1982 by John Malzone, Bill Hurley and o<strong>the</strong>r city leaders,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Dogwood Festival is <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland<br />

County’s most popular festival. The Dogwood Festival’s founders<br />

envisioned enhancing <strong>the</strong> image of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and creating a unified<br />

force for various events. Hurley, who was <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s mayor at <strong>the</strong><br />

time, started <strong>the</strong> Dogwood Festival after proclaiming <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

“The City of Dogwoods.”<br />

The festival features local and national musicians, arts and<br />

crafts vendors, food vendors, artists and serves as an educational<br />

resource for children. The festival has brought approximately<br />

200,000 people to downtown streets over <strong>the</strong> course of <strong>the</strong><br />

event’s three day schedule of events during <strong>the</strong> fourth weekend<br />

of April. The Dogwood Festival has been named as a Top 20<br />

event by <strong>the</strong> Sou<strong>the</strong>ast Tourism Society. According to a survey<br />

conducted by <strong>the</strong> Cumberland County Business Council,<br />

which at <strong>the</strong> time was <strong>the</strong> county’s chamber of commerce,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Dogwood Festival ranks as a main attraction for <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

Up until 2000, after years as a ten-day event, <strong>the</strong> Dogwood Festival<br />

was transformed into a three-day street festival with arts and crafts<br />

vendors, local and national entertainers and <strong>the</strong> Partnership’s<br />

KidStuff, sponsored by <strong>the</strong> Partnership for Children of Cumberland<br />

County. Along with <strong>the</strong> three-day street activities in downtown and<br />

in Festival Park, <strong>the</strong> festival has served as <strong>the</strong> umbrella event for <strong>the</strong><br />

Recycled Art Show, YMCA Dogwood Festival 10K and Fun Run, Not<br />

Your Ordinary Dog Show and <strong>the</strong> Crimestopper’s BBQ, among o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

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Top: Drummers march<br />

during <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival.<br />

Above: A young lady from Panama represents her country at <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival.<br />

Left: Smiling face from Mexico wears traditional attire during <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival.<br />

Opposite, top: Crowds enjoy <strong>the</strong> parade during <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival.<br />

Opposite, bottom: A woman from Scotland performs a traditional dance.<br />

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I N T E R N A T I O N A L F O L K F E S T I V A L<br />

There’s no better place than <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, which is full of many different<br />

ethnicities and languages, to hold <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival—a<br />

colorful celebration of culture. The festival, sponsored by <strong>the</strong> Arts Council<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Cumberland County, celebrates <strong>the</strong> richness of <strong>the</strong> diverse<br />

cultural roots of <strong>the</strong> community through artistic customs and traditions.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> Folk Festival, cultural organizations promote <strong>the</strong>ir traditional<br />

culture and heritage through dance, music, storytelling, arts/crafts and<br />

delicious food. Large crowds turn out to downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> streets<br />

and Festival Park to take part in <strong>the</strong> multi-cultural ga<strong>the</strong>ring. Folks get a<br />

taste of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s arts and cultural offerings, from gallery openings to<br />

artist performances. The Parade of Nations showcases <strong>the</strong> pageantry and<br />

customs of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s diversity. A children’s area and Native American<br />

Cultural Showcase are also features of <strong>the</strong> festival.<br />

For over thirty-five years, <strong>the</strong> International Folk Festival has provided<br />

a snapshot of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s rich diversity and it remains one of <strong>the</strong> area’s<br />

most popular festivals.<br />

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U M O J A<br />

F E S T I V A L<br />

The Umoja Festival is a family festival<br />

with an emphasis on African-American<br />

heritage that features storytellers, artists,<br />

dancers, drummers, vendors and music. The<br />

award-winning festival is held annually in<br />

Seabrook Park.<br />

The Umoja Festival is held by <strong>the</strong> Umoja<br />

Group, Inc., a <strong>Fayetteville</strong> based nonprofit<br />

organization that has been organizing in <strong>the</strong><br />

community for over twenty years, and holds<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r events throughout <strong>the</strong> year. The word<br />

Umoja is a KiSwahili word for “UNITY.” The<br />

Umoja Group, Inc. is an organization that<br />

supports activities that promote <strong>the</strong> positive<br />

history, arts and culture of Africans, African<br />

Americans and Caribbeans. The vision of <strong>the</strong><br />

organization is to strive for and maintain unity<br />

in <strong>the</strong> family, community, nation and race.<br />

In 1989, Dorothy E. Fielder, Dr. Kwami<br />

Tuprah and o<strong>the</strong>rs started <strong>the</strong> Umoja Group<br />

with a vision of living in unity, raising <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

children to appreciate <strong>the</strong>ir African heritage<br />

and affecting <strong>the</strong> community with those<br />

acceptable cultural values.<br />

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Top: Dorothy E. Fielder is <strong>the</strong> heart and soul of <strong>the</strong> Umoja Festival.<br />

Above: A high school marching band performs during <strong>the</strong> Umoja Festival.<br />

Left: Raffles and fundraisers support group projects and scholarships.<br />

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G R E E K<br />

F E S T I V A L<br />

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek<br />

Orthodox Church annually holds <strong>the</strong> Greek<br />

Festival on <strong>the</strong> church grounds in<br />

Haymount. The festival allows <strong>the</strong> church<br />

to share <strong>the</strong> Orthodox faith and history,<br />

while offering scrumptious food. Dancing,<br />

music, and a Grecian marketplace are also<br />

a part of <strong>the</strong> festivities. A portion of proceeds<br />

from <strong>the</strong> festival benefit church ministries<br />

and nonprofit organizations.<br />

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Right: In traditional attire, performers exhibit traditional and<br />

folk dances at <strong>the</strong> Greek Festival.<br />

Below: The Greek Festival is held each year at <strong>the</strong> Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.<br />

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T H E A R T S C O U N C I L<br />

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The Arts Council of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Cumberland<br />

County was founded in 1973 to oversee programs<br />

that stimulate community development through<br />

<strong>the</strong> arts. It serves as a link between cultural and<br />

art organizations, artists and <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> use of public and private funding,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Arts Council supports individual creativity,<br />

economic development, cultural preservation and<br />

lifelong learning through <strong>the</strong> arts. It does this<br />

by assisting in <strong>the</strong> coordination of cultural and<br />

historical activities within <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear region.<br />

In its service as a key resource in making<br />

Cumberland County a good place to live, work<br />

and visit, <strong>the</strong> Arts Council helps arts organizations<br />

operate better, works to educate children,<br />

and manages <strong>the</strong> Arts Center facility and activities<br />

Among its many partnerships with community<br />

organizations, <strong>the</strong> Arts Council along with <strong>the</strong><br />

Downtown Alliance, join toge<strong>the</strong>r to provide<br />

great family-friendly events like “A Dickens<br />

Holiday”, held each year at <strong>the</strong> end of November,<br />

and “Fourth Friday”, held <strong>the</strong> fourth Friday every<br />

month except December. Both events are held<br />

downtown. A Dickens Holiday is highlighted by<br />

“Dickens style” clothing, horse-drawn carriages,<br />

Victorian holiday decorations, artisans and<br />

vendors, Fa<strong>the</strong>r Christmas, cider, gingerbread,<br />

Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, a candlelight<br />

procession and fireworks. Fourth Friday offers a<br />

plethora of options for citizens, including art<br />

exhibitions at <strong>the</strong> Arts Council’s Arts Center and<br />

Cape Fear Studios, live music, library events at<br />

<strong>the</strong> downtown Headquarters Library, admission<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, admission<br />

to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Transportation and Local<br />

History Museum, exhibits in <strong>the</strong> Market House,<br />

free rides on John Malzone’s Cotton Exchange<br />

Express, shopping and dining.<br />

The Arts Council also hosts <strong>the</strong> International<br />

Folk Festival, which is featured in <strong>the</strong> Festivals<br />

section. Every event or program <strong>the</strong> Arts Council<br />

hosts or supports helps weave a beautiful<br />

tapestry of <strong>the</strong> community’s artistic talent and<br />

skills, fur<strong>the</strong>r representing <strong>the</strong> cultural diversity<br />

that <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County has<br />

to offer.

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Opposite, top: Carriage rides are given on Hay Street during <strong>the</strong><br />

holiday season.<br />

Opposite, center: A family dressed in Victorian clothing perform<br />

during A Dickens Holiday, sponsored by <strong>the</strong> Arts Council.<br />

Opposite, bottom: Ebenezer Scrooge and <strong>the</strong> Ghost of Christmas Past.<br />

Top: A Dickens Holiday candlelight ceremony on Hay Street.<br />

Above: The Dickens Holiday candlelight ceremony is a favorite<br />

among local families.<br />

Left: Fa<strong>the</strong>r Christmas appears at A Dickens Holiday.<br />

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C A P E F E A R S T U D I O S<br />

P O T T E R Y<br />

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Above: The Mill House Art studio.<br />

Below: Sculpture of Lafayette, located<br />

upstairs in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area<br />

Convention & Visitors Bureau.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University students<br />

sculpted <strong>the</strong> piece.<br />

Cape Fear Studios was established in 1989<br />

and serves <strong>the</strong> community as <strong>the</strong> only visual arts<br />

cooperative. Located in downtown on Maxwell<br />

Street, Cape Fear Studios features a retail area,<br />

gallery and eight artist studios. Skylights in<br />

<strong>the</strong> facility let in natural light to make <strong>the</strong><br />

Studios a wonderful place to work and observe<br />

art. Cape Fear Studios is a fine example of<br />

<strong>the</strong> artistic flair present in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and<br />

Cumberland County community.<br />

Pottery, painting, sculpture, photography,<br />

glass, wood, jewelry and various o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

mediums are displayed in <strong>the</strong> retail and<br />

gallery areas. Pieces created by over forty<br />

member artists are rotated on a monthly<br />

basis. A new exhibit is on display each month<br />

in <strong>the</strong> main gallery, held in conjunction with<br />

Fourth Friday. Art from regional, national<br />

and international artists is also exhibited.<br />

Local artists pay an annual membership<br />

fee, as well as volunteer to aid in <strong>the</strong> Studios’<br />

operation. Cape Fear Studios is supported<br />

by grants from <strong>the</strong> Arts Council and <strong>the</strong><br />

Cumberland Community Foundation, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> contributions of donors.<br />

Cape Fear Studios also offers pottery<br />

wheels and a kiln room, which is consistent<br />

with North Carolina’s pottery popularity.<br />

Available at an hourly rate, <strong>the</strong> pottery<br />

wheels are for all members of <strong>the</strong> community<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Studios fires ceramic pieces. Prices<br />

vary based on <strong>the</strong> size and number of <strong>the</strong><br />

pieces loaded into <strong>the</strong> kiln.<br />

In addition to Cape Fear Studios, several<br />

private businesses in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> offer pottery<br />

experiences for customers who want to<br />

purchase pieces and paint <strong>the</strong>m. The private<br />

businesses are ano<strong>the</strong>r illustration of <strong>the</strong><br />

community’s passion for art.<br />

C A P E F E A R<br />

R E G I O N A L T H E A T R E<br />

Imagine attending professional, quality<br />

Broadway plays and performances that you do<br />

not have to fly to New York City to attend.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County residents<br />

have that option thanks to <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear<br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Theatre, which presents an annual<br />

series of aforementioned events and special<br />

events that are enlightening, educational<br />

and inspirational. The Theatre combines<br />

professionals from <strong>the</strong> region and outside of<br />

<strong>the</strong> region with non-professionals to showcase<br />

a wide range of <strong>the</strong>atrical productions.<br />

A unique regional <strong>the</strong>atre, Cape Fear lures<br />

top Broadway talent and provides a stage<br />

for Cape Fear <strong>Region</strong>al Theatre-trained<br />

performers. Quality productions at <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

attract over 3,500 subscribers annually.<br />

That’s a representation of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>atre’s growth<br />

since it opened in 1962 with a small group<br />

of local actors. Beginning with a two-show<br />

season, highlighted by <strong>the</strong> classic Dicken’s<br />

A Christmas Carol performed at Alexander<br />

Graham Junior High, everything from props<br />

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to lights was borrowed. The group, under<br />

<strong>the</strong> leadership of Bo Thorp, formed <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Little Theatre. Funds were raised<br />

to renovate a building and incorporate two<br />

adjacent buildings to become a three-story<br />

complex with a 327-seat main stage. Today,<br />

Cape Fear <strong>Region</strong>al Theatre is one of <strong>the</strong> finest<br />

<strong>the</strong>atres in <strong>the</strong> state.<br />

Cape Fear <strong>Region</strong>al Theatre is <strong>the</strong> recipient<br />

of numerous awards. It is <strong>the</strong> first <strong>the</strong>atre<br />

most Cumberland County children come in<br />

contact with. Each holiday season, excited<br />

children see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.<br />

The <strong>the</strong>atre partners with Cumberland County<br />

Schools. It has been proven that <strong>the</strong> arts<br />

improve academic performance, such as<br />

grades, test scores, reading and math, as well<br />

as self-discipline and self-efficacy. Thus, <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>atre invites young performers of all racial<br />

and cultural backgrounds to practice and<br />

hone <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>the</strong>atrical skills.<br />

The <strong>the</strong>atre receives funding from <strong>the</strong> Arts<br />

Council of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Cumberland County,<br />

Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.<br />

and <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Arts Council.<br />

G I L B E R T<br />

T H E A T E R<br />

Founded in <strong>the</strong> basement of Lynn Pryer’s<br />

home in 1994, <strong>the</strong> Gilbert Theater provides<br />

quality contemporary and classical productions<br />

while giving local and guest artists a place<br />

to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir talents. The Gilbert Theater<br />

is named after <strong>Fayetteville</strong> namesake, <strong>the</strong><br />

Marquis de Lafayette (Gilbert du Motier) and<br />

is now located on <strong>the</strong> second floor of <strong>the</strong><br />

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum building on<br />

Green Street.<br />

The Gilbert has produced <strong>the</strong>ater classics<br />

and contemporary works, as well as <strong>the</strong> work<br />

of local up and coming writers. The community’s<br />

diversity has been highlighted through<br />

projects and productions like <strong>the</strong> Gilbert Glee,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Guild, <strong>the</strong> Gilbert Conservatory, a special<br />

performance for a blind/non-sighted audience,<br />

<strong>the</strong> REP, a children’s puppet show, staged<br />

readings, <strong>the</strong>ater production workshops, a<br />

statewide original playwriting competition<br />

and recognition of original local/regional<br />

plays and outstanding new writers.<br />

Since June of 2012, when Robyne Parrish<br />

replaced Lynn Pryer as Gilbert Artistic<br />

Director, <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ater has graduated to a<br />

new level as a semi-professional company<br />

with <strong>the</strong> community in mind. The Gilbert<br />

hopes to continue to give local talent a<br />

venue to practice <strong>the</strong>ir craft and allow<br />

guest professionals to work and share<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir expertise to achieve a great creative<br />

process. Parrish is working hard to build<br />

a stronger company on an already firmly<br />

established foundation.<br />

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The Gilbert Theater was founded in 1994<br />

by Lynn Pryer.<br />

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Above: The Cameo Art House Theatre is<br />

located in Downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Below: Shadows of <strong>the</strong> Fire provide<br />

belly dancer entertainment during Fourth<br />

Friday in front of <strong>the</strong> Capitol, a former<br />

department store. The building is now<br />

home to <strong>the</strong> Capitol Encore Academy<br />

charter school.<br />

C A M E O<br />

A R T H O U S E T H E A T R E<br />

While <strong>the</strong> majority of movie goers in<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County frequent<br />

<strong>the</strong> multiple Carmike Cinema locations and<br />

Millstone 14 in Hope Mills, <strong>the</strong> Cameo Art<br />

House Theatre in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

offers patrons <strong>the</strong> opportunity to experience<br />

a more classic <strong>the</strong>ater experience while<br />

viewing independent, art, foreign, classic and<br />

mainstream movies, along with a gourmet<br />

concession stand. Owners Chris and Nasim<br />

Kuenzel and Eric Lindstrom purchased <strong>the</strong><br />

former Dixie Theater building in 1998 and<br />

renovated <strong>the</strong> facility. Complete with 125 velvet<br />

covered cast iron opera style chairs, Dolby<br />

digital sound and projection system and a<br />

lobby lounge to enjoy imported beer, a glass<br />

of wine, coffee or a cappuccino, <strong>the</strong> Cameo<br />

has entertained crowds since October 2000.<br />

A second screen was added in March 2003,<br />

with thirty-eight stadium style seats in a<br />

screening room on <strong>the</strong> second floor. The<br />

mixed-use rehabilitation of <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ater<br />

has been recognized by Preservation North<br />

Carolina, local media and in <strong>the</strong> program of<br />

<strong>the</strong> 2002 Sundance Film Festival.<br />

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F A Y E T T E V I L L E<br />

S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Symphony Orchestra,<br />

which was founded in 1956, is <strong>the</strong> oldest<br />

continuously-funded orchestra in North<br />

Carolina. Praised for artistic excellence, <strong>the</strong><br />

Symphony serves <strong>the</strong> cultural and educational<br />

landscape of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> region by<br />

enhancing quality of life and enriching<br />

<strong>the</strong> lives of local citizens and visitors. Under<br />

<strong>the</strong> baton of Maestro Fouad Fakhouri, <strong>the</strong><br />

orchestra is regarded as one of <strong>the</strong> finest<br />

regional orchestras in <strong>the</strong> state.<br />

The Orchestra has honored <strong>the</strong> community’s<br />

military service members with a free concert<br />

at Festival Park, and served as a resource<br />

for advanced musical education through<br />

“Side by Side” with <strong>the</strong> Cumberland County<br />

Youth Orchestra, a mentoring program with<br />

high school orchestras, and <strong>the</strong> Youth String<br />

Chamber Music Festival. The Orchestra has<br />

also provided innovative education programs,<br />

partnered with <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear <strong>Region</strong>al<br />

Theatre and Cape Fear Botanical Garden,<br />

provided scholarships for music students<br />

through <strong>the</strong> Duenow Concerto Competition<br />

and introduced internationally celebrated<br />

music stars to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> area.<br />

Maestro Fouad Fakhouri is an internationally<br />

acclaimed Lebanese-born American<br />

conductor and composer. Fakhouri has been<br />

credited with raising artistic standards of<br />

orchestras while substantially increasing<br />

symphony attendance. Fakhouri has served<br />

as music director and conductor of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Symphony Orchestra since 2004.<br />

He is <strong>the</strong> fifth music director in <strong>the</strong><br />

Orchestra’s fifty-seven-year history.<br />

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Above: Maestro Fouad Fakhouri conducts <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Symphony Orchestra.<br />

Below: The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Symphony Orchestra<br />

performs annually at Festival Park. Here, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

welcomed guest performer, actor Wilford Brimley,<br />

to help pay tribute to our service men and women.<br />

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Above: Ghouls and zombies enjoy <strong>the</strong> annual Zombie Walk.<br />

Below: Musicians perform during <strong>the</strong> Huske Unplugged Singer/Songwriter Night.<br />

N I G H T L I F E<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s nightlife includes all things<br />

entertainment, such as dancing, comedy<br />

shows, concerts, karaoke, open mic nights,<br />

sports bars, foam nights, holiday <strong>the</strong>med<br />

parties, MMA and boxing pay-per-views,<br />

trivia contests, cigar parlors, patio dining,<br />

corn hole tournaments, darts, pool, arcade<br />

games, socials, private parties and business<br />

after hours functions, to name a few.<br />

L O C A L<br />

F A I R S<br />

The Cumberland County Fair, Fort Bragg<br />

Fair and Cape Fear Fair offer carnival rides<br />

and live entertainment, as well as showcase<br />

agriculture, promote <strong>the</strong> arts and offer<br />

vendors opportunities to sell products.<br />

The fairs are family friendly and feature<br />

musicians, monster trucks, rodeo events,<br />

motorsports, petting zoos and animal and<br />

agriculture competitions.<br />

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C A P E F E A R<br />

B O T A N I C A L G A R D E N<br />

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The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an outdoor forest<br />

and garden located on U.S. 301/Eastern Boulevard.<br />

The garden has a few miles of trails, a lake, two new<br />

signature gardens, beautiful landscaping and <strong>the</strong> Wyatt<br />

Visitors Pavilion Complex. The complex houses <strong>the</strong><br />

Garden Gift Shop, complete with a unique selection<br />

of garden and nature related items, local foods,<br />

handcrafted wares, books, artwork, jewelry and toys.<br />

The Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex also features<br />

<strong>the</strong> Garden Cafe, complete with delicious meals and<br />

breathtaking views of <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Botanical Garden.<br />

The garden hosts workshops, activities and programs.<br />

The facilities and grounds are also available for rental<br />

for weddings, meetings and activities.<br />


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Z I P Q U E S T , P A R A C L E T E A N D T H E C L I M B I N G P L A C E<br />

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Below: All ages can visit<br />

<strong>the</strong> Climbing Place indoor<br />

climbing center.<br />

Opposite, top: ZipQuest<br />

Adventure Center.<br />

Opposite, bottom: ZipQuest<br />

offers an exhilarating experience<br />

as people travel through <strong>the</strong><br />

treetops on a zipline near<br />

Methodist University.<br />

Named by USA Today as one of ten Great Ziplines, Zipquest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure<br />

is a world class zip line canopy tour and nature adventure located at Carver’s Falls in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Zipquest allows adventurers to zipline through forest and over <strong>the</strong> area’s only waterfall.<br />

The adventure consists of sixteen unique tree platforms, eight ziplines, three canopy sky bridges<br />

and three spiral staircases with two guides.<br />

Paraclete XP SkyVenture offers an indoor skydiving experience that features a vertical<br />

wind tunnel that pushes air upwards in a vertical column. Mainly for recreation, Paraclete also<br />

is used for training by skydivers and <strong>the</strong> military. The indoor flight experience is smooth and<br />

fun to fly in. Training classes are also offered. Family and friends can watch as you take flight!<br />

The Climbing Place is ano<strong>the</strong>r business that is an “extreme” recreation experience. Located in<br />

downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, <strong>the</strong> Climbing Place is <strong>the</strong> largest indoor rock climbing center in <strong>the</strong><br />

state, with an 18,000 square foot facility. It features over 40,000 climbing holds, a 300 foot<br />

gym traverse, sixty top ropes and thousands of square feet of bouldering surface, including a<br />

top-out boulder. The Climbing Place offers beginning and advanced climbers a great experience<br />

every time <strong>the</strong>y walk through <strong>the</strong> doors to climb.<br />

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This page: All-American Fencing Academy<br />

offers a unique recreation opportunity to<br />

local residents.<br />

Opposite page: The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> FireAntz<br />

are <strong>the</strong> region’s professional hockey team,<br />

playing in <strong>the</strong> Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Professional Hockey<br />

League. They have a loyal following and fill<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir games with entertainment on and off<br />

<strong>the</strong> ice.<br />

F A N T A S Y<br />

L A K E<br />

Fantasy Lake Water Park is located in<br />

Hope Mills and is <strong>the</strong> area’s most exciting<br />

water hole. It has a six-acre man-made lake<br />

with a white sand bottom and is surrounded<br />

by white sand beaches. The water park<br />

features tarzan swings, numerous slides for<br />

all ages, pedal boats, a jump tower, porch<br />

swings, a diving board, water volleyball, island<br />

docks and wide open water to enjoy a swim.<br />

Fantasy Land for Kids offers plenty of swimming<br />

options for kids ages three to eleven.<br />

A L L - A M E R I C A N<br />

F E N C I N G A C A D E M Y<br />

The All-American Fencing Academy teaches<br />

<strong>the</strong> sport of fencing at its location in downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>. Students from <strong>the</strong> academy<br />

have qualified for national championships<br />

and Junior Olympics and have been recruited<br />

by and competed for NCAA Division I<br />

programs. The staff at <strong>the</strong> academy has<br />

international tournament experience. The All-<br />

American Fencing Academy offers classes for<br />

age seven up to adults and regular memberships.<br />

Tournaments, camps and Fourth Friday<br />

walk-in classes are also held at <strong>the</strong> academy.<br />

P U T T - P U T T<br />

The Putt-Putt brand of miniature golf<br />

started in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> in 1954 and has made<br />

a return to <strong>the</strong> area at its location on Camden<br />

Road in Hope Mills. Don Clayton was <strong>the</strong><br />

inventor of <strong>the</strong> Putt-Putt brand and his<br />

game became popular worldwide at a time<br />

when indoor movies where not <strong>the</strong> usual<br />

weekend activity. With its first professional<br />

tournament in 1959, and international<br />

locations opening in <strong>the</strong> 1960s, Putt-Putt<br />

became a household word. The business grew<br />

in <strong>the</strong> 1980s with <strong>the</strong> addition of indoor<br />

video games to facilities. At one time, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

was over 265 locations in <strong>the</strong> U.S. The<br />

company now has a new CEO in David<br />

Callahan and has rebranded with a new<br />

concept. Today, <strong>the</strong> Putt-Putt Fun Center in<br />

Hope Mills draws large crowds to its<br />

Putt-Putt courses, Race Zone go-kart track,<br />

Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Bat Zone, Game Zone,<br />

Wet Zone and Snack Shack.<br />

G O L F<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland County<br />

community is blessed with around twenty<br />

golf courses and nineteen miles of beautiful<br />

fairways. The Sandhills is <strong>the</strong> perfect place<br />

to enjoy eighteen holes of competitive golf<br />

action. Some courses in <strong>the</strong> area have<br />

been designed by Davis Love III, Willard<br />

Byrd, and Stuart Gooden. Golf is a tourism<br />

draw in <strong>the</strong> community and on any given day,<br />

with good wea<strong>the</strong>r, golf courses and driving<br />

ranges in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland<br />

County are crowded.<br />

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S W A M P D O G S , F I R E A N T Z A N D H E R O E S<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> SwampDogs baseball, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> FireAntz hockey and<br />

Cape Fear Heroes indoor football teams all provide excellent sports options<br />

for <strong>the</strong> people of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County to enjoy.<br />

The SwampDogs play in <strong>the</strong> Coastal Plain League, which is a collegiate<br />

summer baseball league that allows college players to develop <strong>the</strong>ir skills<br />

with wood bats. The team plays at J.P. Riddle Stadium and provides great<br />

on-field entertainment, a kids play area, delicious concessions and <strong>the</strong><br />

Liberty Lounge, a regulated portion of <strong>the</strong> park for customers to get<br />

great deals on beer, hamburgers and hot dogs. Fireworks nights and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r promotional games keep packing <strong>the</strong> park for <strong>the</strong> SwampDogs.<br />

The FireAntz play in <strong>the</strong> Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Professional Hockey League, a minor<br />

league that has developed great players. The hockey team plays in <strong>the</strong><br />

Crown Coliseum and has a passionate following. The FireAntz have<br />

benefited from its proximity to Fort Bragg, a home to many nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

transplants who are accustomed to hockey in <strong>the</strong>ir hometowns. Fun on-ice<br />

entertainment and special game promotions<br />

has made <strong>the</strong> FireAntz successful for years.<br />

The Heroes also play in <strong>the</strong> Crown<br />

Coliseum, and compete in <strong>the</strong> American<br />

Indoor Football league. The length of <strong>the</strong><br />

indoor football field is fifty yards. Games are<br />

high octane and feature spectacular plays by<br />

great athletes. The Heroes are connected to<br />

<strong>the</strong> community through football clinics and<br />

making appearances in <strong>the</strong> city.<br />

Each team has produced very talented squads<br />

that perennially contend for championships.<br />

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Y O U T H A N D<br />

H I G H S C H O O L S P O R T S<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County is<br />

known for producing quality athletes for<br />

college football, with some stars like Joe<br />

Horn going on to play in <strong>the</strong> NFL. Plus, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

is Eric Maynor, who made it to <strong>the</strong> NBA.<br />

Do not forget about <strong>the</strong> girls, ei<strong>the</strong>r, because<br />

WNBA standout LaToya Pringle played<br />

her high school basketball in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

as did Shea Ralph, who starred at UConn.<br />

And you certainly can not forget about<br />

<strong>the</strong> youth and high school sports levels that<br />

<strong>the</strong> college and professional athletes came up<br />

through. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is known for its football<br />

and basketball, while Hope Mills and Stedman<br />

are known for quality baseball and softball,<br />

even holding parades.<br />

Soccer is ano<strong>the</strong>r sport <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-<br />

Cumberland County community can be<br />

proud of, with many athletes competing in<br />

that extra-curricular activity each year. The<br />

community also has a history of success in<br />

golf and tennis.<br />

Through <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland Parks<br />

& Recreation, <strong>the</strong> Hope Mills Youth<br />

Association, Hope Mills Parks & Recreation,<br />

Spring Lake Recreation & Parks, <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Soccer Club, YMCA leagues,<br />

church leagues, Fort Bragg Morale, Welfare<br />

and Recreation (MWR), Cumberland County<br />

Schools sports, private school sports and<br />

home school sports, <strong>the</strong> community supports<br />

youth and high school sports.

R I V E R S I D E D O G P A R K<br />

The Riverside Dog Park was opened in<br />

2008 and was a joint effort between<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland Parks & Recreation<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Bark for a Park Committee. Open<br />

every day from dawn until dusk, <strong>the</strong> park has<br />

an enclosure for small dogs and a larger<br />

enclosure for large dogs. The park is located<br />

near <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Botanical Gardens and<br />

Cape Fear River, hence <strong>the</strong> name.<br />

F A Y E T T E V I L L E -<br />

C U M B E R L A N D P A R K S &<br />

R E C R E A T I O N<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland Parks & Recreation<br />

offers numerous athletic and educational<br />

programs through a myriad of facilities like<br />

recreation centers, parks, a nature center,<br />

a fishing education center (partnered with<br />

<strong>the</strong> State), lakes, <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear River Trail,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Transportation & Local<br />

History Museum, North Carolina Veterans<br />

Park, aquatics facilities and more. Programs<br />

and facilities can be used by youth and<br />

adults during specified days and times. One<br />

Cumberland County resident lost seventy-five<br />

pounds using <strong>the</strong> exercise room at Pine Forest<br />

Recreation Center. Recreation centers are<br />

equipped with free Wi-Fi and are also used for<br />

classes and banquets and receptions. Picnic<br />

shelters can also be rented for birthday parties<br />

and reunions. Christmas in <strong>the</strong> Park is a great<br />

Christmas lights show that area residents<br />

enjoy each Christmas in Arnette Park. The<br />

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Opposite page: The Cape Fear Heroes play indoor football at <strong>the</strong> Crown Coliseum.<br />

Top and above: The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> SwampDogs play at J.P. Riddle Stadium.<br />

Below: Jack Britt High School baseball players during <strong>the</strong> National An<strong>the</strong>m.<br />

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Above: The North Carolina Veterans Park.<br />

Below: The Jordan Soccer Complex is used<br />

by <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Soccer Club.<br />

services provided by <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland<br />

Parks & Recreation increase <strong>the</strong> quality of life<br />

for those who call <strong>the</strong> community home.<br />

M W R<br />

Fort Bragg Morale, Welfare and Recreation<br />

also offers great services through its gyms,<br />

aquatic facilities, auto skills centers, bowling<br />

facilities, clay target center, ice-skating rink,<br />

Smith Lake Recreation Area, golf courses,<br />

parks, leisure travel services, recreation equipment<br />

checkout, pistol and archery ranges,<br />

bingo and library. For <strong>the</strong> military, every<br />

recreational need can be met on Fort Bragg.<br />

N O R T H C A R O L I N A<br />

V E T E R A N S P A R K<br />

The North Carolina Veterans Park is <strong>the</strong><br />

first and only state park dedicated to veterans<br />

of all branches of <strong>the</strong> Armed Services: Coast<br />

Guard, Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong> perfect place for a state<br />

veterans park because of <strong>the</strong> city’s rich<br />

military history and its proximity to Fort Bragg.<br />

The park symbolically pays homage to<br />

all veterans from each of <strong>the</strong> 100 counties<br />

in North Carolina. The primary <strong>the</strong>me of<br />

<strong>the</strong> park is a: “Veteran’s Journey: life before,<br />

during, and after service.” The second <strong>the</strong>me<br />

is rebirth and healing.<br />

Veterans Park features a 3,500 square foot<br />

Visitors Center near <strong>the</strong> entrance. The Visitors<br />

Center houses a chandelier made from 33,500<br />

dog tags, a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused<br />

glass and an interactive globe that lets you<br />

select a location to learn about a combat event<br />

that took place <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

Native soils from <strong>the</strong> state are used<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> park. Numerous fountains,<br />

sculptures and monuments—including <strong>the</strong><br />

thirty-five foot tall Pride and Purpose Tower<br />

and a wall with 100 bronze hand casts of<br />

veterans from around <strong>the</strong> state—are located<br />

in <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Veterans Park.<br />

A connector walk, with flags of every<br />

military branch and a statue of General<br />

Henry Hugh Shelton, link <strong>the</strong> park to <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne & Special Operations Museum,<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r downtown gem.<br />

In terms of sports and recreation, <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

and Cumberland County offers its residents a<br />

wealth of opportunities.<br />

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Left: The entrance sign to <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Airport.<br />

Below: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport is busy<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> year.<br />

T R A V E L<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport not only<br />

offers air travel for <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and<br />

Cumberland County, but for a twelve-county<br />

area in <strong>the</strong> Sandhills. Utilizing <strong>the</strong> marketing<br />

slogan, “Fly Fay,” <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport<br />

offers competitively priced service to Charlotte<br />

via US Airways, Atlanta with Delta and<br />

Washington with United Airlines and<br />

US Airways. General aviation and hangar<br />

rentals are o<strong>the</strong>r options provided by <strong>the</strong><br />

airport. Low priced short-term and long-term<br />

parking, as well as short wait times for checkin<br />

and <strong>the</strong> baggage claim, are convenient<br />

features of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport<br />

experience. Rental cars and taxicabs are also<br />

services available to customers. A restaurant<br />

and gift shop are housed on <strong>the</strong> second floor<br />

of <strong>the</strong> airport.<br />

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Greyhound bus service is offered on<br />

Person Street in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

For a low cost, passengers can travel<br />

from <strong>Fayetteville</strong> to New York, Miami,<br />

Atlanta, Boston, Washington, New Orleans,<br />

Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, and anywhere<br />

in North America that has a Greyhound<br />

bus station.<br />

Amtrak train service runs through<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> with destinations extending<br />

south to Miami and north to New York. Stops<br />

in between can include Philadelphia,<br />

Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Florence,<br />

Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville and<br />

Orlando. The Amtrak station is located in<br />

downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> on Hay Street and<br />

offers customers <strong>the</strong> opportunity to experience<br />

travel <strong>the</strong> way that was once <strong>the</strong> fastest<br />

mode of transportation.<br />

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The I-95 links <strong>Fayetteville</strong> to <strong>the</strong> eastern<br />

seaboard. The I-295 Outer Loop will provide<br />

travelers a faster connection to destinations<br />

around <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> metropolitan area.<br />

The Outer Loop will soon connect I-95 to <strong>the</strong><br />

All-American Freeway, and to Cliffdale Road<br />

in <strong>the</strong> years to come. Business 95, which is<br />

also U.S. Highway 301, showcases an area<br />

of <strong>the</strong> city that was once a very popular<br />

stopping point for families traveling between<br />

New York and Miami. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong><br />

midway point of <strong>the</strong> eastern seaboard and<br />

<strong>the</strong> older motels near <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al<br />

Airport and <strong>the</strong> Crown Coliseum represent<br />

a bygone era of motorists who would<br />

traditionally make <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir annual<br />

stop on <strong>the</strong>ir way to <strong>the</strong>ir yearly vacation.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area System of Transit<br />

(FAST) has numerous bus routes around<br />

<strong>the</strong> city for citizens to access at a low cost.<br />

Approximately thirteen bus routes connect<br />

citizens to shopping centers, healthcare facilities<br />

and doctors’ offices, jobs and family and friends.<br />

FAST also offers FASTTRAC! Paratransit<br />

service for customers who are eligible through<br />

<strong>the</strong> Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).<br />

The FAST Multimodal Transit Center will<br />

be built in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> along<br />

Robeson Street. The City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

received a Federal Transit Administration<br />

(FTA) grant for <strong>the</strong> Multimodal Transit<br />

Center for $8 million in 2012, which was<br />

<strong>the</strong> largest FTA Bus Livability Program<br />

grant ever awarded in North Carolina.<br />

Cross Creek Mall has a FAST bus transfer<br />

center located outside <strong>the</strong> mall’s food court<br />

to provide customers a safe, convenient bus<br />

riding and shopping experience.<br />

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Opposite, top: <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s active<br />

downtown train depot.<br />

Opposite, bottom: A conductor makes a last<br />

call for passengers on a northbound<br />

Amtrak train.<br />

Above: The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Convention &<br />

Visitors Bureau located on Person Street.<br />

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Great Place to Live, Work & Play<br />

Chapter<br />

3<br />

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The Yarborough Bell Tower at<br />

Methodist University.<br />

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C U M B E R L A N D C O U N T Y S C H O O L S<br />

Cumberland County Schools is <strong>the</strong> fifth largest school district in North Carolina. With a total<br />

number of 87 schools, <strong>the</strong> school system educates over 52,000 students. Cumberland County<br />

Schools features 53 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, 15 high schools, two special schools<br />

and one year-round classical school.<br />

Of <strong>the</strong> approximately 52,729 students, 23,848 are enrolled in elementary school, 16,084<br />

attend high school, 11,857 are in middle school, and 940 students attend pre-kindergarten.<br />

With that many students, Cumberland County Schools relies on 446 buses to transport 26,358<br />

students daily. Approximately 1,344 bus routes are traveled daily by county school buses.<br />

Demographically, <strong>the</strong> county’s diversity is exemplified with 44.9 percent of <strong>the</strong> population<br />

being African Americans, 33.8 percent are Caucasians, 10.9 percent are Hispanic, 1.9 percent are<br />

Native American and 1.7 percent are Asian.<br />

In terms of graduates, 3,531 students graduated from Cumberland County Schools in 2012.<br />

Of <strong>the</strong> graduates, 2,923 students pursued higher education, 366 graduates entered <strong>the</strong> military,<br />

79 were awarded military scholarships to attend a university of <strong>the</strong>ir choice and nine students<br />

received military academy appointments. Approximately $40,014,995 of total scholarship dollars<br />

were awarded in academic, athletic and military scholarships.<br />

The success of <strong>the</strong> students would not be possible without <strong>the</strong> support of teachers and administrators,<br />

as well as funding. With an annual operating budget of $430 million, and a per pupil<br />

expenditure of $8,333, Cumberland County Schools is able to provide a solid education through<br />

state, local and federal funding, as well as competitive grants. A staff of 6,531 full-time teachers,<br />

3,476 of which are certified, educate students each day, along with <strong>the</strong> help of 1,389 support staff<br />

members. Of <strong>the</strong> certified teachers, 226 are nationally board certified. O<strong>the</strong>r staff totals over 1,600.<br />

Those type numbers make Cumberland County Schools <strong>the</strong> second largest employer in <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

Cumberland County Schools is also known for excellent athletic and extracurricular programs.<br />

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The William F. Bethune Center for<br />

Visual Arts at Methodist University.<br />

F O R T B R A G G S C H O O L S<br />

The Department of Defense operates schools<br />

on Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield with a<br />

focus on improving academic achievement for<br />

all students while supporting <strong>the</strong> mission of<br />

military families. A total of nine schools serve<br />

on-post students in grades Pre-K through 8.<br />

The elementary schools include Bowley,<br />

Devers, Gordon and Shughart. Two primary<br />

schools serve Pre-K to second grade, Butner<br />

and Hampton. One intermediate school,<br />

Irwin, serves grades 3-5. And Albritton and<br />

Shughart middle schools serve grades 6 to 8.<br />

Hampton Primary School opened in 2014<br />

and is a state of <strong>the</strong> art facility, servicing some<br />

620 students. The school utilizes digital<br />

resources for students at all grade levels.<br />

P R I V A T E<br />

S C H O O L S<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County<br />

abound with quality private schools like<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Academy, Village Christian<br />

Academy, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Christian School,<br />

Northwood Temple Academy, Berean Baptist<br />

Academy, Saint Patrick Catholic School,<br />

Saint Ann Catholic School, Freedom Christian<br />

Academy and Trinity Christian School, to name<br />

a few. The private schools in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> have<br />

a history of placing graduates in good colleges<br />

and universities around <strong>the</strong> United States.<br />

F A Y E T T E V I L L E S T A T E<br />

U N I V E R S I T Y<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University is North<br />

Carolina’s second oldest institution and a<br />

constituent institution of <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

North Carolina. As of Fall 2012, <strong>the</strong> university<br />

offered Bachelor’s degrees in 38 areas, Master’s<br />

degrees in 20 areas and one doctoral degree<br />

in educational leadership. Total enrollment at<br />

<strong>the</strong> same time period was 6,060, with 5,287<br />

undergraduates. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> State conferred<br />

1,151 degrees in December 2011 and May 2012.<br />

The school’s history dates back to <strong>the</strong> Civil<br />

War era, when, a year after <strong>the</strong> war ended,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Phillips School provided primary<br />

education to <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s black citizens, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Sumner School provided intermediate<br />

education for black citizens. The two schools<br />

were consolidated as <strong>the</strong> Howard School. In<br />

1877 an act of <strong>the</strong> legislature allowed for<br />

<strong>the</strong> establishment of a teacher training school<br />

for Black state residents. Subsequently,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Howard School became <strong>the</strong><br />

State Colored Normal School,<br />

<strong>the</strong> first of its kind in <strong>the</strong> South.<br />

It was renamed <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

State Teachers College in 1939,<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> State College in 1963<br />

and <strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University<br />

in 1969.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> State University<br />

became a constituent institution of<br />

<strong>the</strong> University of North Carolina<br />

by legislative act in 1972.<br />

In 2008, Dr. James A.<br />

Anderson was named <strong>the</strong><br />

eleventh chief executive officer,<br />

or chancellor, of <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

State University. Dr. Anderson<br />

came to FSU from <strong>the</strong> University<br />

of Albany in New York. He was<br />

appointed by Erskine Bowles,<br />

who was president of <strong>the</strong> seventeen-campus<br />

University of North<br />

Carolina system.<br />

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As of October 2012, 276 full-time teaching<br />

faculty were employed, with 88 percent of<br />

<strong>the</strong>m holding doctoral or first professional<br />

degrees. The student-to-faculty ratio is<br />

approximately 16 to 1. The school has championship<br />

caliber athletic programs, competing<br />

in <strong>the</strong> NCAA Division II CIAA Conference, a<br />

very popular and highly respected conference.<br />

M E T H O D I S T<br />

U N I V E R S I T Y<br />

Methodist University is an example of how<br />

a private institution can achieve success. With<br />

roots back to 1955, <strong>the</strong> history of Methodist<br />

University got its start when a citizens’ group<br />

began discussing bringing a private college to<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>. The next year, <strong>the</strong> North Carolina<br />

Conference of <strong>the</strong> Methodist Church accepted<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> group’s offer. The state of<br />

North Carolina chartered Methodist College,<br />

as it was <strong>the</strong>n known.<br />

In 1957, <strong>the</strong> college’s trustees adopted <strong>the</strong><br />

college motto Veritas et Virtus, or Latin for<br />

“Truth and Virtue.” In fall 1958, construction<br />

of <strong>the</strong> first four buildings began. Methodist<br />

College opened for business in September<br />

1960 with 88 full-time students, 12 faculty<br />

members and four buildings. Three apartment<br />

buildings and a temporary gym, as well as<br />

<strong>the</strong> Yarborough Bell Tower, Cumberland,<br />

Garber, Sanford, and Weaver residence halls,<br />

and Davis Memorial Library, were built in <strong>the</strong><br />

following years.<br />

In 2004 <strong>the</strong> college changed its academic<br />

structure by creating six schools, each with its<br />

own dean. Methodist’s enrollment has been<br />

approximately 2,000 students over recent years.<br />

Methodist’s fiftieth anniversary of receiving<br />

its charter was November 1, 2006, when <strong>the</strong>n<br />

President M. Elton Hendricks announced <strong>the</strong><br />

school’s name change of Methodist College to<br />

Methodist University.<br />

Methodist also added <strong>the</strong> Department of<br />

Professional Nursing Studies in recent years.<br />

The mission of <strong>the</strong> program is to educate<br />

nursing students into caring nurses who think<br />

critically, contribute to positive health, and serve<br />

with compassion. The nursing program offers<br />

a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as approved<br />

by <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Board of Nursing. The<br />

program has been an asset to <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Methodist competes in <strong>the</strong> NCAA Division<br />

III USA South Conference. The golf and baseball<br />

programs are routinely high caliber, with<br />

<strong>the</strong> men’s and women’s golf teams producing a<br />

combined thirty-five national championships<br />

between <strong>the</strong>m. The university’s golf reputation<br />

is fur<strong>the</strong>r enhanced by its Professional MBA at<br />

Pinehurst Country Club.<br />

C U M B E R L A N D C O U N T Y<br />

P A R T N E R S H I P F O R<br />

C H I L D R E N<br />

The Cumberland County Partnership for<br />

Children operates with a vision of a community<br />

committed to <strong>the</strong> health, safety, happiness<br />

and education of all children and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

families. The Partnership for Children’s goals<br />

are to improve child health, family support<br />

and access to high quality child care and<br />

education; advance children’s well-being;<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n families; raise <strong>the</strong> quality of early<br />

care and education; and build partnerships.<br />

The Cumberland County Partnership for<br />

Children started in 1993-94, when <strong>the</strong><br />

North Carolina General Assembly provided<br />

$20 million to establish Smart Start partnerships.<br />

Cumberland was a part of <strong>the</strong> initial<br />

twelve counties.<br />

The Partnership for Children invites<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County residents<br />

“to join in supporting <strong>the</strong> education,<br />

health, and well-being of Cumberland<br />

County’s future—its 25,300 young children.”<br />

F A Y E T T E V I L L E<br />

C O M M U N I T Y<br />

T E C H N I C A L<br />

C O L L E G E<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community College<br />

(FTCC) offers “education for life,” meaning that<br />

no matter what stage in life you may find yourself,<br />

FTCC offers programs of study or courses<br />

that are informative, useful and rewarding.<br />

Annually serving over 40,000 students, FTCC is<br />

known for its reputation of equipping students<br />

with <strong>the</strong> tools it takes to affordably and quickly<br />

enter <strong>the</strong> workforce upon graduation and begin<br />

earning income or to easily transfer to a fouryear<br />

college or university. FTCC has a business<br />

profile in this <strong>Celebrate</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> book, so you<br />

can read more information about <strong>the</strong> college <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

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W A R M E M O R I A L M U S E U M<br />

The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial<br />

Museum is located on Fort Bragg and makes<br />

a “unique contribution to <strong>the</strong> paratroopers<br />

by collecting, preserving, and interpreting<br />

<strong>the</strong> history of <strong>the</strong> 82nd Airborne Division<br />

through <strong>the</strong> museum.” With Fort Bragg<br />

hosting <strong>the</strong> country’s only airborne corps and<br />

division, <strong>the</strong> Army’s largest support command<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Green Berets, <strong>the</strong> museum is a<br />

great tribute to <strong>the</strong> 82nd Airborne Division<br />

soldiers. The museum showcases <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne from 1940 through today.<br />

F A Y E T T E V I L L E<br />

I N D E P E N D E N T L I G H T<br />

I N F A N T R Y A R M O R Y<br />

A N D M U S E U M<br />

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Above: Visitors in front of Iron Mike at <strong>the</strong><br />

Airborne & Special Operations Museum.<br />

Right: The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Independent Light<br />

Infantry sign in front of <strong>the</strong> armory<br />

and museum.<br />

A I R B O R N E & S P E C I A L<br />

O P E R A T I O N S M U S E U M<br />

The Airborne & Special Operations<br />

Museum, also affectionately known as ASOM,<br />

recognizes <strong>the</strong> U.S. Army airborne and special<br />

operations history, equipment, technology,<br />

legend, weaponry and art. The $22.5 million<br />

museum, which has helped revitalize downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, offers free admission, but<br />

graciously accepts donations. Each weekend,<br />

visitors flock to <strong>the</strong> museum to take in<br />

exhibits, watch a movie in <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>ater or<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> motion simulator. Many veterans’<br />

activities take place at <strong>the</strong> museum. The Field<br />

of Honor is a beautiful patriotic display of<br />

flags held on <strong>the</strong> Parade Field in front of<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum each Memorial Day. Iron Mike is<br />

also featured directly in front of <strong>the</strong> museum.<br />

Organized after President George Washington<br />

enacted <strong>the</strong> Militia Act, <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Independent Light Infantry (FILI) was formed<br />

in 1793. The Infantry took over <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Arsenal for <strong>the</strong> Confederate Army during <strong>the</strong><br />

Civil War. The armory and museum is located<br />

in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and includes<br />

uniforms, historical artifacts, weapons and<br />

memorabilia. The FILI is still active as a<br />

ceremonial unit and its museum also houses<br />

<strong>the</strong> carriage that carried <strong>the</strong> Marquis de<br />

Lafayette during his visit to <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

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Right: A former paratrooper of <strong>the</strong> 82nd Airborne displays his<br />

ring and pin.<br />

Below: Fascinate-U Children’s Museum.<br />

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J F K S P E C I A L<br />

W A R F A R E M U S E U M<br />

Also on Fort Bragg, <strong>the</strong> JFK Special<br />

Warfare Museum highlights <strong>the</strong> history of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Army’s Special Operations and Special<br />

Forces units, or also known as <strong>the</strong> Green<br />

Berets. The museum was established in<br />

1963 and covers history over a 250-year<br />

warfare span. The museum looks at combat<br />

going back to <strong>the</strong> French and Indian War<br />

and Rogers Rangers. Items from current<br />

operations, Vietnam and World War II are<br />

located in <strong>the</strong> facility.<br />

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Opposite: World War II paratrooper in full regalia in <strong>the</strong><br />

lobby of <strong>the</strong> Airborne & Special Operations Museum.<br />

Top, right: K9 Memorial in front of <strong>the</strong> Airborne & Special<br />

Operations Museum.<br />

Bottom, right: The Oath of Enlistment as seen in <strong>the</strong><br />

North Carolina Veterans Park.<br />

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F A Y E T T E V I L L E A R E A T R A N S P O R T A T I O N<br />

A N D L O C A L H I S T O R Y M U S E U M<br />

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Above: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Transportation &<br />

Local History Museum.<br />

Below: Students take a tour of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Area Transportation & Local History Museum.<br />

Here <strong>the</strong>y are shown in <strong>the</strong> annex.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Transportation and Local History Museum is dubbed as <strong>the</strong> hub for history<br />

in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. The museum is located in <strong>the</strong> restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin<br />

Valley Railroad Depot and features two floors of artifact-filled exhibits and an annex, which covers<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s history of automobiles and airplanes. The rich history of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and <strong>the</strong> area is<br />

told from <strong>the</strong> early twentieth century, shown through a model train room, interactive steamboat<br />

video and Station Agent’s Office, among o<strong>the</strong>r displays. Tours of <strong>the</strong> museum and special programs<br />

are offered, including special hours during Fourth Friday.<br />

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Left: The Hi<br />

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Hand columns at <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Veterans Park are representative<br />

of <strong>the</strong> 100 counties in North Carolina and <strong>the</strong> supporters of veterans.<br />

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Top: City Historic Properties Manager Bruce Daws gives a<br />

tour of <strong>the</strong> Market House.<br />

Above: The Poe House.<br />

Right: A tour of <strong>the</strong> Museum of <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Historical Complex.<br />

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M U S E U M O F T H E<br />

C A P E F E A R<br />

H I S T O R I C A L C O M P L E X<br />

The Museum of <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Historical<br />

Complex presents <strong>the</strong> history of sou<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

North Carolina from <strong>the</strong> Paleo-Indian period<br />

through <strong>the</strong> American Revolution, antebellum<br />

and into <strong>the</strong> first decades of <strong>the</strong> 1900s.<br />

Arsenal Park shows <strong>the</strong> location of <strong>the</strong><br />

1838-commissioned arsenal that was used<br />

by <strong>the</strong> Confederate troops during <strong>the</strong><br />

Civil War and destroyed by Union General<br />

William T. Sherman’s troops in 1865. The<br />

1897 Poe House rounds out <strong>the</strong> complex,<br />

highlighting life in <strong>the</strong> first decades of<br />

<strong>the</strong> twentieth century. Future plans for <strong>the</strong><br />

complex call for a state Civil War museum<br />

and center.<br />

F A S C I N A T E - U<br />

C H I L D R E N ’ S M U S E U M<br />

The Fascinate-U Children’s Museum is<br />

located in <strong>the</strong> old City Hall in downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and offers many hands-on<br />

exhibits. Fascinating activities include a<br />

grocery store shopping spree, 911 emergency<br />

dispatch center, TV wea<strong>the</strong>r center, fire<br />

station, dentist office, doctor’s area and<br />

Electri-City activity. And parents can finish<br />

a day at <strong>the</strong> museum with a stop by <strong>the</strong><br />

gift store.<br />

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Water feature at North Carolina Veterans Park.<br />

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Religion has a rich history in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County. The following houses of worship<br />

in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County have been important to <strong>the</strong> fabric of <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

D U N N ’ S C R E E K<br />

Q U A K E R M E E T I N G<br />

Dunn’s Creek Quaker Meeting on Highway<br />

87 was <strong>the</strong> first known place of worship in<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County area.<br />

It was established about 1746. Early Quaker<br />

settlers made it to <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear River Valley<br />

in <strong>the</strong> 1730s. Founding member Richard<br />

Dunn led <strong>the</strong> church, which was associated<br />

with Eastern Quakers and later <strong>the</strong> Western<br />

Quarter in 1760. The church also later became<br />

associated with Cane’s Creek Meeting in<br />

Alamance County. A marker on Highway 87<br />

recognizes <strong>the</strong> meeting house.<br />

S T . J O H N ’ S<br />

E P I S C O P A L C H U R C H<br />

In <strong>the</strong> early nineteenth century, a group of<br />

citizens, with <strong>the</strong> leadership of John Winslow,<br />

persuaded Reverend Be<strong>the</strong>l Judd to move to<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> for <strong>the</strong> sake of establishing an<br />

Episcopal church. Work on <strong>the</strong> church began<br />

in 1817. A communion service was held in<br />

1824, featuring coin silver spoons. The<br />

church was destroyed by <strong>the</strong> 1831 fire.<br />

Reverend Jarvis Buxton, <strong>the</strong> new rector,<br />

returned from a nor<strong>the</strong>rn trip with a bell from<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r Episcopal church in Troy, New York,<br />

and over $7,000. A new gothic style church<br />

was built and <strong>the</strong>n consecrated in 1833.<br />

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St. John’s Episcopal Church.<br />

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F I R S T P R E S B Y T E R I A N C H U R C H<br />

First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1800 by Reverend John<br />

Robinson. The first church structure was built in 1817 and burned<br />

during <strong>the</strong> Great Fire of 1831. A new structure was built, incorporating<br />

<strong>the</strong> surviving brick walls of <strong>the</strong> first building. The church’s wooden truss<br />

roof is <strong>the</strong> only one of its kind in <strong>the</strong> state. The church’s steeple bell bears<br />

a Latin inscription, which translated, means “I perished in <strong>the</strong> flames on<br />

<strong>the</strong> 29th of May, 1831. I rose from <strong>the</strong> ashes through <strong>the</strong> generosity of<br />

friends in <strong>the</strong> Second Presbyterian Church in Troy, New York.”<br />

H A Y S T R E E T U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T C H U R C H<br />

The first building built on <strong>the</strong> church lot was dedicated in June 1835.<br />

The current church building is built in <strong>the</strong> Gothic Revival style and was<br />

completed in 1908, marking <strong>the</strong> centennial of <strong>the</strong> official organization<br />

of <strong>the</strong> church. The Sunday School building was built in 1924 and <strong>the</strong><br />

educational wing was constructed in 1953. The church’s windows, a rare<br />

type of art, were made in England and formed in New York. An organ was<br />

installed in 1978 that was built by Walter Holtkamp, Sr.<br />

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Above: First Presbyterian Church.<br />

Below: Hay Street United Methodist Church.<br />

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F I R S T B A P T I S T C H U R C H<br />

The organizing ministers of First Baptist<br />

Church were Dr. David Williams and<br />

Dr. James McDaniel. The church was<br />

constituted in November 1837. The church<br />

was organized from a movement in rural<br />

areas of <strong>the</strong> county that moved to <strong>the</strong> present<br />

site in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. The first<br />

church building was demolished in 1906<br />

before <strong>the</strong> current structure was completed<br />

in 1910. The church was renovated<br />

and expanded in 1926 for education space.<br />

The auditorium was later enlarged, <strong>the</strong><br />

education building was also added and<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r renovation took place.<br />

E V A N S<br />

A . M . E . Z I O N<br />

M E T R O P O L I T A N<br />

C H U R C H<br />

Henry Evans, a licensed Methodist<br />

preacher and black shoemaker, passed<br />

through <strong>Fayetteville</strong> in <strong>the</strong> late 1780s on<br />

his way to Charleston, and decided to<br />

call <strong>Fayetteville</strong> home, where he could<br />

minister to o<strong>the</strong>r African Americans. Evans<br />

Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church was<br />

founded and <strong>the</strong> Methodist denomination<br />

also started in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. Evans preached<br />

to both blacks and whites, which was rare<br />

at <strong>the</strong> time. The grave of Evans is marked by<br />

a tablet in <strong>the</strong> basement of <strong>the</strong> church.<br />

Today’s church building is <strong>the</strong> fourth for <strong>the</strong><br />

A.M.E. Zion Church.<br />

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Above: Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church.<br />

Opposite, top: First Baptist Church.<br />

Opposite, bottom: St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church.<br />

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S T . J O S E P H ’ S<br />

E P I S C O P A L<br />

C H U R C H<br />

Reverend Joseph Huske helped black<br />

members of St. John’s Episcopal Church<br />

establish St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church,<br />

where he became <strong>the</strong> first rector. This was in<br />

1873. The church, parish hall and parsonage<br />

were built in 1896 before a fire destroyed<br />

everything but <strong>the</strong> church. A second parsonage<br />

and parish hall were built with <strong>the</strong> Shingle<br />

style with Gothic and Spanish influence.<br />

The church’s organ is one of <strong>the</strong> oldest in<br />

America. It is powered by hand, water, gas<br />

and now electricity.<br />

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Manna Church.<br />

O T H E R<br />

C H U R C H E S<br />

St. Ann’s, St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s are<br />

all Catholic churches in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. There are<br />

many Baptist churches, like Berean, Village,<br />

Snyder Memorial and Lafayette Baptist<br />

Church. The Presbyterian denomination<br />

features Highland and MacPherson. There<br />

are also Korean churches and Spanish<br />

churches. Simon Temple A.M.E. Zion Church<br />

is ano<strong>the</strong>r A.M.E. Zion Church. Plus, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

are many nondenominational churches now,<br />

like <strong>the</strong> huge Manna Church and large<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Community Church. Destiny<br />

Now World Outreach and Kingdom Impact<br />

Global Ministries practice Apostolic worship.<br />

Whatever your style of worship, <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

and Cumberland County offer it.<br />

B E T H I S R A E L<br />

C O N G R E G A T I O N<br />

The Beth Israel Congregation has been<br />

home to <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Jews for over 100 years.<br />

It is a conservative congregation that is open<br />

to individuals and families. The congregation<br />

plays host to classes for adults and children,<br />

teaching Hebrew, Sunday School, and<br />

advanced Torah learning. Prayer, Torah study,<br />

rituals and learning are offered. Services<br />

are held on Friday evenings and Saturday<br />

mornings. The congregation also offers many<br />

activities and is located on Morganton Road.<br />

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Above: St. Ann’s Catholic Church.<br />

Right: Angel of Mercy statue.<br />

M A S J I D O M A R I B N S A Y Y I D<br />

The Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid is an Islamic<br />

community that proclaims in word and deed<br />

<strong>the</strong> message of Al-Islam. The Masjid Omar<br />

Ibn Sayyid was founded in 1981 and is<br />

in association with <strong>the</strong> leadership of Imam<br />

W. Deen Mohammed. The worship facility<br />

is committed to establishing a balanced<br />

community life in its broadest sense, not<br />

leaving anything of value out, a community<br />

which is balanced, witnessing to all people.<br />

The Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid is located on<br />

Murchison Road.<br />

H I N D U B H A V A N<br />

O F F A Y E T T E V I L L E<br />

The Hindu Bhavan of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> operates<br />

with a mission to promote and practice Hindu<br />

religion and philosophy and to support and<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> moral and spiritual well-being<br />

of its members.<br />

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Above: Children run during a race at Cumberland County Schools’ Reading Rocks.<br />

Opposite: American Red Cross holds an event in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County are blessed with a large number of nonprofit organizations that make<br />

a difference in <strong>the</strong> community. Below is a sampling of just a few nonprofits:<br />

• United Way of Cumberland County<br />

• <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Urban Ministry<br />

• Operation Inasmuch<br />

• Quaker House<br />

• Cumberland Community Action Program<br />

• Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network<br />

• Autism Society of Cumberland County<br />

• Partnership for Children<br />

• Salvation Army<br />

• American Red Cross<br />

• <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Beautiful<br />

• Kingdom Community Development Corporation<br />

• Daughters of <strong>the</strong> American Revolution<br />

• Second Harvest Food Bank<br />

• Rolling Thunder, Inc.<br />

• Carolinas District Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.<br />

• Cumberland County 4H Foundation<br />

• NAACP<br />

• <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Cumberland County Ministerial Council<br />

• Rotary Clubs<br />

• VFWs<br />

• American Legions<br />

• DAVs.<br />

• March of Dimes.<br />

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The Veterans Day Parade features a<br />

festive atmosphere.<br />

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A membership division of <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Young<br />

Professionals (FYP) helps young professionals develop <strong>the</strong>ir skills in <strong>the</strong>ir professions and<br />

careers. FYP events include training activities and socials. The goals of <strong>the</strong> organization are<br />

to retain young professionals in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, enhance career development, contribute to <strong>the</strong><br />

community, increase career opportunities and increase interaction with peers.<br />

The group started with 20 members and has grown to more than 450 young professionals<br />

from across <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County. Since <strong>the</strong> launch party in 2009, members<br />

have attended outdoor concerts, local horse races, speaking seminars and volunteer efforts.<br />

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Right: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Beautiful volunteers.<br />

Opposite: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Fire Chief Ben Major<br />

speaks to <strong>the</strong> crowd at <strong>the</strong> start of a<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Beautiful Citywide Cleanup.<br />

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P r o f i l e s o f b u s i n e s s e s , o r g a n i z a t i o n s , a n d f a m i l i e s t h a t<br />

h a v e c o n t r i b u t e d t o t h e d e v e l o p m e n t a n d e c o n o m i c<br />

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Cumberland County ......................................................7 8<br />

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center ..8 2<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community College ........................8 4<br />

Crown Complex ...........................................................8 8<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Public Works Commission .............................9 2<br />

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church ....................................9 4<br />

Hinkamp Jewelers .......................................................9 6<br />

Cape Fear Valley Health System .....................................9 8<br />

Fairfield Inn .............................................................1 0 0<br />

Village Family Dental .................................................1 0 2<br />

H&H Homes and Coldwell Banker Advantage ..................1 0 4<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport .......................................1 0 6<br />

C i t y Vi e w Magazine ....................................................1 0 8<br />

Salvation Army ..........................................................1 0 9<br />

Jerome T. Scott–The Insurance Guy ...............................1 1 0<br />

Tom J. Keith & Associates, Inc. ....................................1 1 1<br />

Berean Baptist Academy ..............................................1 1 2<br />

Nathan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. .....................1 1 3<br />

Candlewood Suites ......................................................1 1 4<br />

Home Builders Association of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> ......................1 1 5<br />

Carolina Car Mart .....................................................1 1 6<br />

City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> .....................................................1 1 7<br />

Karaman Communications ...........................................1 1 8<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber .....................................1 1 9<br />

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COUNTY<br />

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Right: The seat of County government is<br />

located in <strong>the</strong> County Courthouse at<br />

117 Dick Street in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. In addition<br />

to offices and courtrooms operated by <strong>the</strong><br />

state’s court system, <strong>the</strong> Courthouse is home<br />

to many county government departments.<br />

The Commissioners, Clerk to <strong>the</strong> Board,<br />

County Management, Tax Administration,<br />

and Register of Deeds are located in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Courthouse.<br />

Below: The Cumberland County Board of<br />

Commissioners meets in regular session in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Courthouse two times each month, <strong>the</strong><br />

first Monday of <strong>the</strong> month at 9 a.m. and <strong>the</strong><br />

third Monday of <strong>the</strong> month at 6:45 p.m.<br />

The Board of Commissioners consists of<br />

seven members, two elected from District<br />

One, three members elected from District<br />

Two, and two members elected at-large.<br />

Each commissioner is elected to a four-year<br />

term. The terms are staggered, and <strong>the</strong><br />

members elect <strong>the</strong>ir own chairman and vice<br />

chairman annually.<br />

Cumberland County’s local government<br />

has a mission to provide quality services to<br />

citizens while being fiscally responsible.<br />

North Carolina’s 100 counties act as an arm<br />

of state government and provide state and<br />

federally-mandated programs, including<br />

public health and social services. Cumberland<br />

County is also responsible for providing<br />

law enforcement, housing <strong>the</strong> court system,<br />

preparing for emergencies, administering<br />

elections, funding <strong>the</strong> local school system,<br />

managing <strong>the</strong> solid waste landfill and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

governmental services.<br />

Cumberland County operates under a<br />

board of commissioners-county manager<br />

form of government. The Board of<br />

Commissioners is a seven-member body with<br />

five commissioners elected from districts and<br />

two commissioners elected at-large. Each<br />

member is elected to a four-year term. The<br />

terms are staggered and <strong>the</strong> members elect<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own chairman and vice chairman<br />

annually. The Board of Commissioners meets<br />

twice a month in Room 118 of <strong>the</strong><br />

Courthouse in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and is <strong>the</strong> policymaking<br />

and legislative authority for <strong>the</strong><br />

County. They are responsible for adopting <strong>the</strong><br />

annual budget, establishing <strong>the</strong> tax rate,<br />

approving zoning and planning issues and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r matters related to <strong>the</strong> health, welfare<br />

and safety of citizens.<br />

The County’s vision is to grow as a<br />

regional destination for employment,<br />

economic development, commerce and<br />

cultural pursuits. The County Commissioners<br />

have adopted strategic goals of ensuring a<br />

safe and healthy community, providing<br />

adequate infrastructure, promoting economic<br />

development, enhancing communications<br />

and providing excellent customer service.<br />

Operationally, <strong>the</strong> County has 34<br />

departments and about 2,300 employees.<br />

The largest departments are <strong>the</strong> Sheriff’s<br />

Office and <strong>the</strong> Department of Social Services.<br />

The general fund budget for fiscal year 2014<br />

was more than $312 million.<br />

The seat of County government is located<br />

in <strong>the</strong> County Courthouse at 117 Dick<br />

Street in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. The County is<br />

responsible for providing facilities and<br />

security at <strong>the</strong> Courthouse for Judicial District<br />

12 of <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Court System. In<br />

addition to offices and courtrooms operated<br />

by <strong>the</strong> state’s court system, <strong>the</strong> Courthouse<br />

is home to many County government<br />

departments. The Commissioners, Clerk to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Board, County Management, Tax Administration,<br />

and Register of Deeds are located in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Courthouse.<br />

The Sheriff’s Office and Emergency<br />

Services, which includes <strong>the</strong> 911 Call Center,<br />

are next door across <strong>the</strong> courtyard in <strong>the</strong> Law<br />

Enforcement Center. In 1998 <strong>the</strong> Sheriff’s<br />

Office became <strong>the</strong> second in <strong>the</strong> state and <strong>the</strong><br />

fiftieth in <strong>the</strong> nation to receive national<br />

accreditation from <strong>the</strong> Commission on<br />

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Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.<br />

In 2013, <strong>the</strong> office was recognized for <strong>the</strong><br />

sixth consecutive time for complying with or<br />

exceeding all accreditation standards.<br />

The Historic Courthouse at 130 Gillespie<br />

Street is <strong>the</strong> oldest County government<br />

facility. Built in 1924 with neo-classical<br />

architecture, <strong>the</strong> building is on <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Register of Historic Places and is part of <strong>the</strong><br />

Downtown Historic District. In conjunction<br />

with <strong>the</strong> county’s 250th anniversary<br />

celebration in 2004, <strong>the</strong> County restored<br />

many historical elements in <strong>the</strong> building. A<br />

gallery of early prominent members of <strong>the</strong><br />

local bar, elected County officials and<br />

historical documents line <strong>the</strong> walls of <strong>the</strong><br />

second-floor courtroom and <strong>the</strong> hallways. The<br />

Departments of Planning and Inspections,<br />

Engineering and Infrastructure, and<br />

Community Transportation, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

County offices are located in <strong>the</strong> building.<br />

Two of <strong>the</strong> County’s largest departments<br />

share a joint campus off Ramsey Street.<br />

Approximately 600 employees work at <strong>the</strong><br />

Department of Social Services at 1225 Ramsey<br />

Street and ano<strong>the</strong>r 250 at <strong>the</strong> Department<br />

of Public Health next door. In 2013 <strong>the</strong><br />

Health Department was granted accreditation<br />

by <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Local Health<br />

Department Accreditation Board and is<br />

spearheading an effort to create a healthier<br />

community. The department received a fiveyear<br />

Community Transformation Grant. This<br />

regional effort includes ten counties and is<br />

designed to decrease exposure to secondhand<br />

smoke, increase access to healthier<br />

foods and increase opportunities for citizens<br />

to be active.<br />

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Left: The Historic Courthouse at<br />

130 Gillespie Street is <strong>the</strong> oldest County<br />

government facility. Built in 1924 with<br />

neo-classical architecture, <strong>the</strong> building is on<br />

<strong>the</strong> National Register of Historic Places.<br />

The Departments of Planning and<br />

Inspections, Engineering and Infrastructure,<br />

and Community Transportation, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

County offices are located in <strong>the</strong> building.<br />

Below: The Cumberland County Citizens’<br />

Academy was established in 2012 to help<br />

citizens gain a better understanding of what<br />

County government does and how <strong>the</strong><br />

various departments play a vital role in <strong>the</strong><br />

community. The Citizens’ Academy is part<br />

of <strong>the</strong> County’s strategic goal to educate,<br />

inform and engage employees, citizens, and<br />

elected and appointed officials through<br />

effective and efficient communications.<br />

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✧<br />

Above: The Cumberland County Sheriff’s<br />

Office is responsible for enforcing <strong>the</strong> law<br />

and preserving <strong>the</strong> peace in an effort to<br />

improve <strong>the</strong> quality of life for <strong>the</strong> citizens<br />

and visitors to <strong>the</strong> county. In 1998, <strong>the</strong><br />

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office<br />

became <strong>the</strong> second in <strong>the</strong> state and <strong>the</strong><br />

fiftieth in <strong>the</strong> nation to receive national<br />

accreditation from <strong>the</strong> Commission on<br />

Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.<br />

In 2013, <strong>the</strong> Sheriff’s Office was awarded its<br />

sixth consecutive accreditation award by <strong>the</strong><br />

Commission on <strong>the</strong> Accreditation of Law<br />

Enforcement Agencies.<br />

Right: Cumberland County Veterans<br />

Services serves <strong>the</strong> population of 47,000<br />

veterans in Cumberland County—<strong>the</strong> third<br />

largest population of veterans in <strong>the</strong> state—<br />

and <strong>the</strong> largest population of veterans who<br />

are 100 percent disabled. In 2013, Veterans<br />

Services moved into a larger space at<br />

301 E. Russell Street, next to <strong>the</strong><br />

Courthouse. Director Eric Redrick assists<br />

a service veteran in <strong>the</strong> office.<br />

In 2013 <strong>the</strong> County’s Veterans Services<br />

Office moved to larger space at 301 East<br />

Russell Street, next to <strong>the</strong> courthouse. There<br />

are 47,000 veterans in Cumberland County,<br />

which has <strong>the</strong> third-largest veterans<br />

population in <strong>the</strong> state and <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

population of veterans who are one-hundredpercent<br />

disabled. The office assists veterans<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir dependents obtain benefits to<br />

which <strong>the</strong>y are entitled by submitting<br />

claims for benefits to <strong>the</strong> Department of<br />

Veterans Affairs; reviewing and following<br />

up on decisions of <strong>the</strong> VA for fairness<br />

and accuracy; and writing and submitting<br />

appeals to <strong>the</strong> Board of Veterans Appeals for<br />

disputed decisions.<br />

The Animal Control Department, located<br />

next to <strong>the</strong> Sheriff’s Office Training Center on<br />

Corporation Drive, operates a shelter and<br />

adoption program to help find homes for<br />

unwanted animals. The department enforces<br />

ordinances such as those governing<br />

vaccinations and also educates <strong>the</strong> public on<br />

responsible pet ownership.<br />

The County also provides cultural,<br />

entertainment and educational enrichment<br />

through <strong>the</strong> Crown Coliseum Complex and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cumberland County Public Library and<br />

Information Center. The library system has<br />

eight branches and received <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Medal for Museum and Library Services for<br />

2012. The joint <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland<br />

Parks and Recreation Department offers<br />

wide ranging programs and activities at<br />

recreation centers, parks and trails<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

There are many opportunities for citizens<br />

to learn about County government and<br />

participate in helping County leaders make<br />

decisions. A Citizens’ Academy is held twice<br />

each year and provides information about<br />

County departments and <strong>the</strong>ir role in <strong>the</strong><br />

community. The Board of Commissioners<br />

meetings air on <strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland<br />

Educational Television (FCETV), Time<br />

Warner Channel 5, and are posted on <strong>the</strong><br />

County’s website. County residents may apply<br />

to serve on various boards. Commissioners<br />

appoint citizens to thirty-seven boards,<br />

commissions and committees for a total of<br />

280 seats.<br />

With a population of more than 327,000,<br />

Cumberland is <strong>the</strong> fifth largest county in<br />

North Carolina and has one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

diverse populations in <strong>the</strong> state. There<br />

are nine municipalities in <strong>the</strong> county:<br />

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<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Spring Lake, Hope Mills,<br />

Stedman, Wade, Godwin, Falcon, Linden<br />

and Eastover. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> is <strong>the</strong> largest and<br />

serves as <strong>the</strong> county seat. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> has<br />

a population of more than 208,000, making<br />

it <strong>the</strong> sixth largest municipality in <strong>the</strong><br />

state. Cumberland County is also proud to<br />

be <strong>the</strong> home of Fort Bragg and its more<br />

than sixty thousand military members and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir families.<br />

Geographically, Cumberland County<br />

spans approximately 661 square miles. The<br />

Cape Fear River, one of <strong>the</strong> state’s major<br />

waterways, runs through <strong>the</strong> county and is a<br />

natural treasure providing drinking water<br />

for hundreds of thousands of people, as<br />

well as recreational opportunities and<br />

wildlife habitat. O<strong>the</strong>r scenic gems include<br />

Rhodes Pond, Cross Creek, Lake Rim and<br />

<strong>the</strong> waterfalls at Carver’s Creek, which<br />

became North Carolina’s newest state park<br />

in 2013.<br />

In addition to a large urban center,<br />

Cumberland County has major<br />

manufacturing facilities and technological,<br />

professional, defense, retail and servicerelated<br />

industries.<br />

The county has a viable and diverse<br />

agricultural industry, producing poultry,<br />

swine, soybeans, corn, cotton and tobacco.<br />

Farms and forests cover over half of <strong>the</strong><br />

county, providing economic, ecological and<br />

social benefits to <strong>the</strong> community at large.<br />

The County of Cumberland originated as a<br />

settlement by <strong>the</strong> Highland Scots and o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Upper Cape Fear Valley between 1729<br />

and 1736. The area became a link to o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

settlements when a receiving and distribution<br />

center opened on <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear River in<br />

1730. The settlement was known as<br />

Campbellton. In 1754 <strong>the</strong> Colonial Assembly<br />

passed an act resulting in <strong>the</strong> political division<br />

of Bladen County, forming Cumberland<br />

County, which was named for William<br />

Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, who<br />

commanded <strong>the</strong> British Army. The county<br />

grew and prospered as Scotch-Irish, German<br />

and Moravian immigrants entered <strong>the</strong> area.<br />

The first courthouse was near Linden in <strong>the</strong><br />

nor<strong>the</strong>rn part of <strong>the</strong> county. Campbellton<br />

became <strong>the</strong> county seat in 1778 and five<br />

years later <strong>the</strong> town merged with Cross<br />

Creek to become <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, named in<br />

honor of Marquis De Lafayette, <strong>the</strong> French<br />

general who served in <strong>the</strong> American<br />

Revolutionary Army.<br />

For more information about Cumberland<br />

County, please visit <strong>the</strong> county’s official website at<br />

www.co.cumberland.nc.us or official Facebook<br />

page at www.facebook.com/CumberlandNC.<br />

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Above: Telecommunications Supervisor<br />

Michael Rowell answers an emergency call<br />

in <strong>the</strong> 911 Call Center located in <strong>the</strong><br />

Cumberland County Law Enforcement<br />

Center at 131 Dick Street.<br />

Left: Cumberland County Animal Shelter<br />

Manager Jennifer Hutchinson-Tracy<br />

spends time with a dog awaiting adoption.<br />

The Animal Control Department operates<br />

a shelter and adoption program to help<br />

find homes for unwanted animals.<br />

The department enforces ordinances such<br />

as those governing vaccinations and also<br />

educates <strong>the</strong> public on responsible<br />

pet ownership.<br />

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LIBRARY &<br />


CENTER<br />

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Right: The library’s commitment to<br />

excellence, spirit of innovative thinking, and<br />

determination to serve its community led to<br />

it being honored with <strong>the</strong> National Medal<br />

for Museum and Library Service.<br />

Below: The library is uniquely positioned to<br />

connect with soldiers when transitioning to<br />

<strong>the</strong> civilian workforce by providing much<br />

needed employment resources.<br />

The mission statement of <strong>the</strong> Cumberland<br />

County Public Library & Information Center<br />

is to open windows to <strong>the</strong> world by<br />

encouraging expression, enlightenment and<br />

exploration. Citizens are served by <strong>the</strong><br />

Headquarters Library, located at 300 Maiden<br />

Lane downtown, and seven o<strong>the</strong>r locations<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> county, and <strong>the</strong> Court Library<br />

in <strong>the</strong> County Courthouse. Today, <strong>the</strong> library<br />

is operated by a $10.7 million annual budget<br />

and 186 employees.<br />

In 1945, Cumberland County citizens<br />

approved a library tax and named <strong>the</strong> system<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cumberland County Public Library. In<br />

1951 a groundbreaking took place on Anderson<br />

Street in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong> for <strong>the</strong> first<br />

county library location. Over <strong>the</strong> following<br />

decades, <strong>the</strong> library was relocated several times<br />

and temporary locations were added. In 1968 a<br />

bond referendum to build a new library facility<br />

failed. The library experienced many transitions<br />

as its various branches were often forced to<br />

lease space in commercial shopping centers or<br />

share space in town hall buildings or o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

public facilities. In 1969, fire destroyed <strong>the</strong><br />

children’s collection that was housed in <strong>the</strong><br />

Anderson Street location.<br />

The community continued its quest to<br />

establish a central library despite ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

defeated referendum in 1982. A year later,<br />

$700,000 was privately raised and combined<br />

with additional governmental funding for a<br />

total of $4,735,000 to build <strong>the</strong> Headquarters<br />

Library in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. In 1986 <strong>the</strong><br />

Headquarters Library opened as well as <strong>the</strong> first<br />

permanent community location, <strong>the</strong> Bordeaux<br />

Branch Library.<br />

Expansion of <strong>the</strong> library system was<br />

delayed and new locations were put on hold<br />

due to a lawsuit by <strong>the</strong> Citizens for Sound<br />

Government, who were advocating for <strong>the</strong><br />

library to censor collection content. The<br />

library successfully defended <strong>the</strong> free flow of<br />

information and won <strong>the</strong> lawsuit, but <strong>the</strong> cost<br />

was detrimental to progress. After recovering<br />

from <strong>the</strong> toll taken by <strong>the</strong> lawsuit, <strong>the</strong> library<br />

regained its footing and has opened six<br />

locations since 1990.<br />

The library’s efforts to be a public resource<br />

have been recognized, receiving <strong>the</strong> nation’s<br />

highest honor for libraries, <strong>the</strong> National Medal<br />

for Museum and Library Services, in 2012.<br />

Bestowed by <strong>the</strong> Institute of Museum and<br />

Library Services, medal recipients share a<br />

commitment to excellence, spirit of innovative<br />

thinking and determination to serve <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

home communities. The library received<br />

accolades from organizers of <strong>the</strong> North Carolina<br />

Science Festival for youth programming that<br />

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makes learning about science, technology,<br />

engineering and math fun. In a survey by<br />

Up & Coming Weekly, residents voted <strong>the</strong> library<br />

as <strong>the</strong> best use of local tax dollars.<br />

From an operations standpoint, assistance in<br />

economic recovery is a primary activity of <strong>the</strong><br />

public library, which has become known for its<br />

work in helping <strong>the</strong> unemployed. People visit<br />

<strong>the</strong> library for help with resumes, job searching<br />

and access to prospective employers through<br />

job fairs. Small business owners conduct<br />

research and learn o<strong>the</strong>r skills, such as how to<br />

use social media for marketing. When unemployment<br />

rose, <strong>the</strong> library rallied to get people<br />

back to work, offering not only free resume<br />

help and classes for essential job-related computer<br />

skills, but also one-on-one help for<br />

adults, who can learn in personalized settings.<br />

Librarians are uniquely positioned to<br />

connect with soldiers and <strong>the</strong>ir families by<br />

providing much needed resources and help<br />

during times of transition caused by deployments,<br />

transfers to new duty stations or<br />

retirement. Through a needs assessment<br />

study, <strong>the</strong> library is fur<strong>the</strong>r broadening its<br />

services to <strong>the</strong> military community.<br />

The Local & State History Room at <strong>the</strong><br />

Headquarters Library houses books, maps,<br />

pamphlets, newspapers, microfilm, census<br />

records and photographs. What began as a small<br />

local history collection now includes extensive<br />

material about almost anything concerning<br />

North Carolina and Cumberland County.<br />

Each year, <strong>the</strong> library hosts Summer<br />

Reading Clubs. This crucial program bridges<br />

<strong>the</strong> summertime learning gap that arises<br />

between <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> school year and <strong>the</strong><br />

beginning of <strong>the</strong> next. Youth, who are unable<br />

to get to <strong>the</strong> library during <strong>the</strong> summer, are<br />

served when librarians take <strong>the</strong> program to<br />

<strong>the</strong>m at day camps throughout <strong>the</strong> county.<br />

The Friends of <strong>the</strong> Library devote <strong>the</strong>mselves<br />

to library services and programs,<br />

providing funding that make programs such<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Summer Reading Club possible. The<br />

Friends also support Librari-Con. This popular<br />

anime and manga festival reaches teens from<br />

around <strong>the</strong> state and provides an outlet for<br />

imaginative expression.<br />

Efforts to ensure that everyone feels at<br />

home at <strong>the</strong> library include care to increase<br />

accessibility. Programs such as Sensory Story<br />

Time meet <strong>the</strong> needs of children with autism<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r special needs. Through grant funding,<br />

<strong>the</strong> library has increased its technology<br />

that adapts to learning differences for youth<br />

and adults.<br />

The Library Endowment Trust makes a<br />

great library even better. The Trust makes a<br />

real difference for generations to come<br />

through financial gifts that enhance library<br />

services and opportunities that would not<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rwise be possible.<br />

Now, more than ever, <strong>the</strong> Cumberland<br />

County Public Library & Information Center<br />

is serving our community.<br />

For more information about <strong>the</strong> library,<br />

please visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us.<br />

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Left: Early literacy development is crucial to<br />

providing services to children. Following<br />

story time, a young reader and her mo<strong>the</strong>r<br />

choose books to take home.<br />

Below: Nearly twenty-five years ago, <strong>the</strong><br />

Library Board of Trustees envisioned an art<br />

collection for Cumberland County citizens.<br />

Through private fundraising, <strong>the</strong> library’s<br />

collection has grown to ninety-seven original<br />

pieces of work by North Carolina artists.<br />

In a written agreement signed in 1984,<br />

primary responsibility for <strong>the</strong> collection was<br />

transferred to <strong>the</strong> Friends of <strong>the</strong> Library.<br />

An Art Collection Acquisition Policy has<br />

been developed to guide <strong>the</strong> quality of future<br />

art work. The collection is valued at nearly<br />

$330,000 and can be viewed from <strong>the</strong><br />

library’s website.<br />




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Above: FTCC Advanced Technology Center.<br />

Below: A beauty shot of campus with<br />

<strong>the</strong> fiftieth anniversary tower in<br />

<strong>the</strong> background.<br />


<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community College<br />

(FTCC) offers “education for life,” meaning<br />

that no matter what stage in life you may<br />

find yourself, FTCC offers programs of study<br />

or courses that are informative, useful and<br />

rewarding. Annually serving over 40,000<br />

students, FTCC is known for its reputation<br />

of equipping students with <strong>the</strong> tools it<br />

takes to affordably and quickly enter <strong>the</strong><br />

workforce upon graduation and begin<br />

earning income or to transfer easily to a fouryear<br />

college or university.<br />

To illustrate those points, <strong>the</strong> annual FTCC<br />

Graduate Survey reflects that 96 percent of<br />

responding graduates were satisfied with <strong>the</strong><br />

overall quality of academic programs <strong>the</strong>y<br />

completed, and 96.3 percent were satisfied<br />

with <strong>the</strong> overall quality of <strong>the</strong> college.<br />

Graduates indicated a 99.4 percent satisfaction<br />

level with achieving <strong>the</strong>ir goals at <strong>the</strong><br />

college. The 2012 Job Placement Report<br />

indicates that 91.3 percent of graduates available<br />

for employment were working in <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

fields within six months of graduation. The<br />

average salary of 2012 graduates was $36,175.<br />

According to <strong>the</strong> 2012 Employer Survey, 98.3<br />

percent of employers who responded were<br />

satisfied with employees who completed an<br />

academic program at FTCC. The top major<br />

employers of FTCC’s graduates are <strong>the</strong><br />

United States Army, Cape Fear Valley Health<br />

System, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community<br />

College, Sou<strong>the</strong>astern <strong>Region</strong>al Medical<br />

Center, Cumberland County Schools, Hoke<br />

County Schools, Womack Army Medical<br />

Center and self-employment.<br />

As displayed by <strong>the</strong> impressive list of major<br />

employers, FTCC is highly valued by <strong>the</strong><br />

military and employers in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

Cumberland County and <strong>the</strong> Sandhills for<br />

providing quality training. FTCC offers<br />

associate degrees, certificates and diplomas<br />

in over 190 programs of study. The college’s<br />

overall curriculum division areas are health,<br />

business, college transfer/general education,<br />

and engineering, public service and applied<br />

technology. Top-paying curricula include<br />

Linux certificate, computer information<br />

technology, information systems security,<br />

business management, human resources,<br />

CISCO networking certificate, physical<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapy assistant, dental hygiene, funeral<br />

director diploma, associate in general education,<br />

fire protection technology and associate<br />

degree in nursing. Programs of study that<br />

have experienced 100 percent of employment<br />

in <strong>the</strong> past are biotechnology, early childhood<br />

education, emergency medical science, fire<br />

protection technology, hotel and restaurant<br />

management, information system security,<br />

machining technology, pantry chef, paralegal,<br />

pharmacy technology, physical <strong>the</strong>rapist<br />

assistant and respiratory care. The early<br />

childhood education program features <strong>the</strong><br />

FTCC Early Childhood Educational Center,<br />

a 5-star rated child care center.<br />

With campus locations in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

Spring Lake and Fort Bragg (Bragg Training<br />

and Education Center), plus classes at <strong>the</strong><br />

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Horticulture Educational Center,<br />

FTCC is accessible for everyone<br />

and looking to grow by acquiring<br />

land for <strong>the</strong> future western campus.<br />

That campus is projected to house<br />

health-related curricula.<br />

For students interested in<br />

transferring to a four-year school,<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community<br />

College assists students through its<br />

college transfer program, whereby<br />

a student enrolls at FTCC for <strong>the</strong><br />

first two years of college study and transfers<br />

to a four-year college or university to earn<br />

a baccalaureate degree. These colleges have<br />

transfer agreements with FTCC: Appalachian<br />

State University, UNC Asheville, East Carolina<br />

University, UNC Chapel Hill, Elizabeth City<br />

State University, UNC Charlotte, <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

State University, UNC Greensboro, North<br />

Carolina A&T University, UNC Pembroke,<br />

North Carolina Central University, UNC<br />

Wilmington, North Carolina School of <strong>the</strong><br />

Arts, Western Carolina University, North<br />

Carolina State University and Winston-Salem<br />

State University. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Tech also offers<br />

programs that transfer to specific state and<br />

private colleges and universities.<br />

Also of interest for high-achieving students,<br />

<strong>the</strong> FTCC Ambassador Program has<br />

provided outstanding students <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity to represent <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Technical Community College. The<br />

Ambassador Program is an honorary<br />

service group whose members serve<br />

as public relations support and<br />

assist with college events and functions.<br />

In order to be selected, each<br />

prospective Ambassador must have<br />

completed at least twelve credit<br />

hours at FTCC, be a full-time student,<br />

have at least a 3.0 GPA and be<br />

recommended by two members of<br />

<strong>the</strong> college’s community. Applicants<br />

must also undergo an interview,<br />

selection and orientation process.<br />

Each Ambassador receives a $1,000<br />

FTCC Foundation, Inc. scholarship,<br />

official attire and <strong>the</strong> recognition<br />

and prestige associated with<br />

<strong>the</strong> position.<br />

Future FTCC students will enjoy knowing<br />

that <strong>the</strong> college offers high-quality instructors,<br />

small class sizes, online/distance education,<br />

high-tech labs, beautiful facilities, student<br />

e-mail, co-op learning opportunities with<br />

potential employers, a fitness center, student<br />

clubs/organizations, student activities, short<br />

job training courses, adult high school/<br />

GED and workforce development. FTCC is<br />

accredited by <strong>the</strong> Commission on Colleges of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Association of Colleges and<br />

Schools. FTCC adheres to an “Open Door”<br />

admissions policy for general admission to<br />

<strong>the</strong> college. However, various curricular<br />

programs have <strong>the</strong>ir own specific requirements<br />

for admissions beyond <strong>the</strong> regular<br />

requirements to enter FTCC.<br />

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Above: Horticulture Educational Center.<br />

Below: Tony Rand Student Center.<br />


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Above: Spring Lake Campus.<br />

Below: FTCC Continuing Education Center.<br />


Once enrolled at <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Tech, students<br />

are assigned advisors who will assist with<br />

class registration, counseling and miscellaneous<br />

questions to help students achieve<br />

maximum results. The Paul H. Thompson<br />

Library is a valuable resource, not only in<br />

terms of educational resources available to<br />

students for reading and research, but also<br />

through its face-to-face service to provide a<br />

personal touch. <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Tech also has a<br />

Career Center to help students assess career<br />

paths and a Success Center to offer one-onone<br />

tutoring.<br />

The road to success for FTCC began when<br />

<strong>the</strong> school was established in 1961 as <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area Industrial Education Center,<br />

when a group of local businessmen recognized<br />

<strong>the</strong> need for training to respond to<br />

industry and business needs. In 1963 <strong>the</strong><br />

North Carolina General Assembly passed a<br />

bill for a statewide community college system<br />

and <strong>the</strong> school became known as <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Technical Institute that same year. In 1988<br />

<strong>the</strong> name changed to <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical<br />

Community College to broaden and enhance<br />

<strong>the</strong> public image of technical and vocational<br />

post-secondary education.<br />

Fast forwarding to present day, FTCC has<br />

a positive public image, and much of that<br />

can be attributed to <strong>the</strong> college’s leadership.<br />

President Dr. Larry Keen is passionate about<br />

education and helping students achieve <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

best through <strong>the</strong> workforce, economic development,<br />

community service and engagement.<br />

His quest for excellence for <strong>the</strong> betterment<br />

of o<strong>the</strong>rs—whe<strong>the</strong>r it is in <strong>the</strong> classroom, in<br />

business or in <strong>the</strong> community—is incessant,<br />

and he tirelessly shepherds new ideas through<br />

his service to o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

Dr. Keen, faculty and staff are proud of<br />

<strong>the</strong> college’s wide range of continuing education<br />

courses, making FTCC’s Continuing<br />

Education program <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

in <strong>the</strong> state. The Continuing<br />

Education program is a large<br />

umbrella, covering programs<br />

such as GED/high school<br />

courses; <strong>the</strong> Small Business<br />

Center, where specialized<br />

training can be customized for<br />

individual employers’ needs;<br />

English as a Second Language classes;<br />

fire/rescue training; and a wide array of<br />

special-interest courses, such as photography,<br />

pottery and more. Continuing Education<br />

also offers programs that provide individuals<br />

with quick training, so that <strong>the</strong>y can easily<br />

transition into <strong>the</strong> workforce, in areas such<br />

as nursing assistant programs, through<br />

continuing education credits. Some o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

programs in Continuing Education include<br />

programs involving community services,<br />

emergency and protective services and industry<br />

training programs.<br />

Workforce Development is ano<strong>the</strong>r program<br />

FTCC is proud to be affiliated with. Workforce<br />

Development provides an integrated system<br />

of training, retraining and employment for<br />

job seekers and employers of Cumberland<br />

County to build a globally competitive workforce<br />

and positively influence <strong>the</strong> economic<br />

development of <strong>the</strong> service region. The goal<br />

is to increase employment and training<br />

opportunities for <strong>the</strong> county’s citizens as well<br />

as enhance productivity and competitiveness<br />

in <strong>the</strong> workplace.<br />

FTCC also has a great pedigree as a militaryfriendly<br />

college, according to G.I. Jobs’ 2014<br />

Military Friendly School List and being<br />

ranked number two by Military Times in its<br />

Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges<br />

List for 2014. FTCC was also listed in<br />

Military Advanced Education magazine’s 2012<br />

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Fourth Annual Guide to Top Military Friendly<br />

Colleges & Universities for <strong>the</strong> third year<br />

in a row, and was selected by <strong>the</strong> U.S. Army<br />

as one of thirty-one schools nationwide<br />

to participate in <strong>the</strong>ir Enlisted Education<br />

Program. FTCC was selected as one of <strong>the</strong><br />

first sixteen colleges in <strong>the</strong> U.S. to be an<br />

educational provider to <strong>the</strong> Army University<br />

Access Online, which has become <strong>the</strong><br />

GoArmyEd Program. The college is now<br />

offering MOS-related associate degrees<br />

(military occupational specialty), which offer<br />

opportunities for military members to receive<br />

academic credits for prior military training<br />

and experience.<br />

FTCC is also a Servicemembers Opportunity<br />

College, speaking fur<strong>the</strong>r to its military<br />

friendly approach. Servicemembers and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

family members are provided with appropriately<br />

accredited educational programs, courses<br />

and services; flexibility of programs and<br />

procedures, particularly in admissions, counseling<br />

and credit transfer; and recognition of<br />

nontraditional learning experiences and<br />

course scheduling.<br />

Military personnel, spouses and dependents<br />

who want to improve <strong>the</strong>ir skills for<br />

professional advancement or personal enrichment<br />

have many options through <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Tech, including face-to-face, hybrid and<br />

online classes; worldwide support; and seamless<br />

transfer processes. Specialized military<br />

and veterans advising teams provide support<br />

to help finance military educations with ease<br />

and manage <strong>the</strong> challenges of being a service<br />

member and student. The FTCC Fort Bragg<br />

Center is conveniently located on Fort Bragg<br />

and provides counseling, registration and<br />

testing services for <strong>the</strong> convenience of<br />

military personnel and <strong>the</strong>ir families.<br />

The Department of Defense offers <strong>the</strong><br />

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account<br />

(MyCAA) program, which provides financial<br />

assistance for military spouses who are<br />

interested in pursuing degree programs,<br />

licenses, certifications and education, leading<br />

to careers in high growth, high-demand<br />

portable career fields.<br />

Military service members will also be<br />

interested in <strong>the</strong> “Pathways to Second Service<br />

in Health Programs,” to design pathways<br />

for degree completion by maximizing credit<br />

for military education and experience. The<br />

programs are made possible by funds from <strong>the</strong><br />

North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation<br />

for <strong>the</strong> purpose of developing a pilot program.<br />

There are five bridge programs ready for<br />

enrollment, including, EMS to Paramedic,<br />

Accelerated Radiography, Advanced Placement<br />

to Associate Degree Nursing, Associate Degree<br />

in Surgical Technology and Associate Degree<br />

in Respiratory Therapy.<br />

For more information, or to apply to<br />

FTCC, log onto www.faytechcc.edu.<br />

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FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen at a<br />

graduation ceremony.<br />


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CROWN<br />


The Crown Complex is a state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art<br />

multi-purpose facility that includes a 10,000-<br />

seat coliseum; a 60,000-square-foot Agri-Expo<br />

Center; a 5,000-seat arena; a 2,400-seat <strong>the</strong>atre,<br />

and a 9,200-square-foot ballroom. With<br />

<strong>the</strong>se outstanding facilities to boast about, <strong>the</strong><br />

Global Spectrum-managed Crown Complex of<br />

Cumberland County is truly <strong>the</strong> crown jewel<br />

of sou<strong>the</strong>astern North<br />

Carolina. The Crown<br />

Complex provides cultural<br />

development and generates<br />

economic dollars<br />

for <strong>the</strong> community. With<br />

each of <strong>the</strong> above venues<br />

combined under <strong>the</strong><br />

Crown Complex umbrella,<br />

<strong>the</strong> complex sold over<br />

500,000 tickets in 2012.<br />

An ideal venue for concerts, family shows,<br />

sporting events, conferences, conventions,<br />

trade shows, corporate seminars, and much<br />

more, <strong>the</strong> Crown Complex has hosted a variety<br />

of events over <strong>the</strong> years, ranging from <strong>the</strong> everpopular<br />

Disney on Ice to Miranda Lambert and<br />

Jason Aldean, and is home to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

FireAntz hockey team and Cape Fear Heroes<br />

arena football team. The Crown is also<br />

home to several private/non-ticketed events,<br />

including wedding receptions, school events,<br />

county government meetings, banquets, proms,<br />

conferences, military/law enforcement training,<br />

and private entity meetings/award ceremonies.<br />

The Crown Theatre, <strong>the</strong> first complex<br />

structure built along with <strong>the</strong> arena, opened<br />

in 1968 and features 2,400 seats, a 60-footwide<br />

stage, an orchestra pit, five star dressing<br />

rooms, and two choral dressing rooms. The<br />

<strong>the</strong>atre’s superb acoustics make it a popular<br />

destination for <strong>the</strong>atrical presentations such<br />

as ballets, symphony orchestras, comedic<br />

performances, concerts, and more.<br />

The Crown Arena, ano<strong>the</strong>r original structure,<br />

offers 5,000 seats, 11,552 square feet<br />

of unobstructed space, portable staging and<br />

seating, a domed roof, three concession<br />

stands, four star dressing rooms, one choral<br />

dressing room, and four sports locker rooms.<br />

The Arena is a popular, multipurpose venue<br />

that hosts a wide variety of events, including<br />

concerts, sporting events, rodeos, meetings,<br />

assemblies, dinners and o<strong>the</strong>r exhibitions.<br />

In 1988 <strong>the</strong> Agri-Expo Center was added<br />

to <strong>the</strong> complex. The Agri-Expo Center is<br />

a full-service, multipurpose meeting and<br />

exhibit facility that is used for <strong>the</strong><br />

Cumberland County Fair, Holly Day Fair,<br />

Carolina Home Show, Gun & Knife Show<br />

and many o<strong>the</strong>r events. This dynamic space<br />

can be adapted to fit <strong>the</strong> needs of any event<br />

from 10,000 to 60,000 square feet. The<br />

1.3 acres of unobstructed space can be<br />

divided into four smaller sections of varying<br />

size with moveable, sound-controlled walls.<br />

An additional curtain system can be used<br />

for fur<strong>the</strong>r space division. The Agri-Expo<br />

Center offers options of seating 7,000 <strong>the</strong>ater<br />

style, 2,000 classroom style, 2,500 banquet<br />

style, and 300 with 8-by-10-foot booths.<br />

The center also features a house P.A. system<br />

for sound.<br />

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Opening in 1997, <strong>the</strong> Crown Ballroom<br />

connects <strong>the</strong> Crown Coliseum and Agri-Expo<br />

Center. The luxurious and impressive<br />

Ballroom is designed for meetings, banquets<br />

and social ga<strong>the</strong>rings of up to 650 people. The<br />

Ballroom is fully carpeted and can be divided<br />

into four separate rooms by soundproof air<br />

walls, allowing for concurrent events. The<br />

Ballroom offers <strong>the</strong>ater-style seating for 650,<br />

classroom style-seating for 250, banquet-style<br />

seating for 400, and forty 10-by-10 foot<br />

booths. The ceiling is 14 feet tall and <strong>the</strong><br />

Ballroom is 8,000 square feet, allowing for<br />

subdivision into four 1,920 feet smaller areas.<br />

The largest of <strong>the</strong> Crown Complex facilities,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Crown Coliseum, opened in 1997 and is<br />

home to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> FireAntz and <strong>the</strong> Cape<br />

Fear Heroes. The state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art coliseum contains<br />

an ice floor for hockey and ice shows and<br />

converts into a wide variety of configurations<br />

for assemblies and exhibitions, as well as performances<br />

and concerts. Seating capacity<br />

ranges from 10,000 for center stage, 9,564 for<br />

end stage concerts and basketball, and 7,000<br />

for half house seating. Seating capacity can be<br />

changed based on <strong>the</strong> production. When used<br />

as an exhibit area, <strong>the</strong> coliseum provides a<br />

20,000 square feet exhibit floor and one hundred<br />

8-by-10-foot booth locations. The Crown<br />

Coliseum features 4,375 lighted parking<br />

spaces. The coliseum features four team dressing<br />

rooms, two star dressing rooms, one green<br />

room, one production office, and one catering<br />

area. The main ticket office is located at <strong>the</strong><br />

north entrance and satellite ticket offices are<br />

located on <strong>the</strong> west and east entrances.<br />

Centerplate is <strong>the</strong> exclusive caterer and<br />

concessionaire to <strong>the</strong> Crown Complex, offering<br />

a diverse menu for <strong>the</strong> Crown’s luxury<br />

boxes and for banquets and receptions, while<br />

also providing quality concessions at all of <strong>the</strong><br />

facilities’ special events.<br />

While <strong>the</strong> Crown is publicly owned by<br />

Cumberland County, in October of 2013,<br />

Cumberland County selected Global Spectrum<br />

as <strong>the</strong> facility management and marketing firm<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Crown Complex. Global Spectrum, a<br />

subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor, is <strong>the</strong> fastest<br />

growing firm in <strong>the</strong> public assembly facility<br />

management field with more than 115 facilities<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> United States and Canada.<br />

The Philadelphia-based company is part of<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> world’s largest sports and entertainment<br />

companies, Comcast-Spectacor, which<br />

owns <strong>the</strong> Philadelphia Flyers of <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Hockey League; Flyers Skate Zone, a series<br />

of community ice skating rinks; Ovations<br />

Food Services, a food and beverage services<br />

provider; New Era Tickets, a full-service<br />

ticketing product; Front Row Marketing<br />

Services, a commercial rights sales company;<br />

and Paciolan, <strong>the</strong> leading provider of venue<br />

establishment ticketing, fundraising, and<br />

marketing technology solutions.<br />

“The Crown Complex has <strong>the</strong> ability to afford<br />

its clients <strong>the</strong> convenience of hosting a turnkey<br />

event,” Global Spectrum General Manager James<br />

Grafstrom said. “Global Spectrum makes every<br />

effort to support and utilize our local resources<br />

to fur<strong>the</strong>r provide a positive economic impact<br />

on Cumberland County and <strong>the</strong> region.<br />

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Opposite, clockwise, starting from <strong>the</strong> top:<br />

The Crown Coliseum as seen from <strong>the</strong><br />

north entrance.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> FireAntz.<br />

A packed house in <strong>the</strong> Coliseum for<br />

Winter Jam 2013.<br />

Crown Coliseum exterior at dusk.<br />

Above: The Crown Arena during <strong>the</strong><br />

USA South Athletic Conference<br />

basketball tournament.<br />

Below: The Crown Theatre during a<br />

production of <strong>the</strong> Nutcracker.<br />

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Above: The Little Mermaid.<br />

Below: Disney On Ice.<br />

Opposite, clockwise, starting from <strong>the</strong> top:<br />

The Crown Ballroom set up for a wedding.<br />

The Crown Exposition Center set up for <strong>the</strong><br />

Annual Chamber Dinner.<br />

The Crown Ballroom set up for a meeting.<br />

Monster trucks at <strong>the</strong> Crown.<br />

Concert fans enjoying <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

“From an economic perspective, when people<br />

travel to experience an event in one of our<br />

facilities, it positively impacts <strong>the</strong> businesses<br />

in <strong>the</strong> community. Global Spectrum seeks to<br />

bring quality entertainment that is as diverse<br />

as <strong>the</strong> population of Cumberland County and<br />

<strong>the</strong> surrounding communities. We strive to<br />

schedule events that are of interest to everyone’s<br />

taste and to make everyone’s visit to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Crown Complex pleasurable and one that<br />

becomes a memory to enjoy for years to come.”<br />

To read more about <strong>the</strong> Crown Complex<br />

and to view a list of upcoming events, visit<br />

www.crowncomplexnc.com.<br />

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What began over one hundred years ago<br />

with little more than hollow logs bringing<br />

water from nearby springs, has expanded into<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Public Works Commission.<br />

PWC is now <strong>the</strong> largest municipal power<br />

system in <strong>the</strong> state of North Carolina, as well<br />

as <strong>the</strong> thirty-fifth largest public power system<br />

(of more than 2,000) in <strong>the</strong> United States.<br />

They are also a leader in sustainability and<br />

green business programs and have been recognized<br />

nationally for creating new technology.<br />

It is PWC’s belief that going green is<br />

good for <strong>the</strong> future of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and that<br />

has positioned <strong>the</strong>m as a forerunner in<br />

sustainable practices. Visitors to PWC’s 10,000<br />

square foot, LEED-Certified Gold Customer<br />

Service Center can see one of <strong>the</strong> first buildings<br />

in <strong>the</strong> area to be constructed to LEED<br />

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental<br />

Design) standards, <strong>the</strong> nationally accepted<br />

benchmark for design, construction, and<br />

operation of high performance ecological<br />

buildings. The facility, which was opened in<br />

2009, upholds <strong>the</strong> LEED mission to promote<br />

<strong>the</strong> reduction of negative environmental<br />

impacts on buildings, while improving <strong>the</strong><br />

health and well-being of its occupants.<br />

PWC’s fleet is also changing to benefit<br />

<strong>the</strong> environment and air quality. Currently,<br />

PWC has seven hybrid vehicles, including<br />

two bucket trucks, with plans for replacing<br />

older trucks with those using lower emission<br />

diesel engines. As o<strong>the</strong>r equipment ages and<br />

is replaced, PWC is making more clean air<br />

choices, such as all-electric forklifts and<br />

solar-powered message boards.<br />

Since LED lighting significantly reduces<br />

energy use and has a longer life expectancy,<br />

PWC resolved in 2013 to upgrade <strong>the</strong><br />

area’s 34,000 street and area lights to LED.<br />

Residents will receive more efficient and<br />

higher quality lighting while also reducing<br />

PWC maintenance costs.<br />

PWC’s green business commitment<br />

includes owning and operating a 750 acre<br />

farm to recycle biosolids that are removed<br />

during wastewater treatment. These biosolids<br />

become fertilizers and soil conditioners<br />

which are used in over 3,100 acres of<br />

Cumberland County farmland. Partnering<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Botanical Garden, PWC<br />

sponsors <strong>the</strong> Water Wise garden, which<br />

demonstrates conservation techniques that<br />

can be incorporated into home landscaping.<br />

PWC also collaborates with Sustainable<br />

Sandhills (SS) to support <strong>the</strong> Cumberland<br />

County Schools’ Go Green Initiative. Through<br />

PWC funding, Sustainable Sandhills assists<br />

individual schools with conservation and<br />

recycling practices.<br />

The future of efficient electricity requires<br />

innovative solutions and <strong>the</strong> engineers at<br />

PWC are always busy coming up with new<br />

ways to help <strong>the</strong> electric system operate in<br />

<strong>the</strong> most efficient manner that will ultimately<br />

help customers save on <strong>the</strong>ir bills. One of<br />

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<strong>the</strong>ir newest advancements is a “Voltage-Drop<br />

Calculator,” which earned PWC <strong>the</strong> American<br />

Public Power Association (APPA) 2012<br />

Energy Innovator Award, an award <strong>the</strong>y also<br />

received in 2010.<br />

Safety and reliability are top priority for<br />

PWC. In 2011 <strong>the</strong>ir commitment to safe and<br />

reliable services earned <strong>the</strong>m <strong>the</strong>ir third<br />

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)<br />

Award from APPA. PWC was one of three, out<br />

of eighty-two utilities, to receive <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

RP3 designation, The Diamond Level. PWC<br />

is always a leader in safe and reliable services,<br />

and in 2000 <strong>the</strong>y were <strong>the</strong> first utility in<br />

<strong>the</strong> state to receive <strong>the</strong> prestigious Director’s<br />

Award from <strong>the</strong> EPA for participation in <strong>the</strong><br />

Partnership for Safe Drinking Water, which<br />

<strong>the</strong>y have continued to maintain <strong>the</strong> award<br />

standards each year since. This makes PWC<br />

one of less than 100 water utilities in <strong>the</strong><br />

United States to maintain this designation for<br />

ten years or longer.<br />

Every employee of PWC is dedicated to safe<br />

work-place practices. Their employees have<br />

been recognized eight times in <strong>the</strong> last fifteen<br />

years for having worked over one million<br />

consecutive hours with no lost-time injuries.<br />

The North Carolina Department of Labor<br />

recognized <strong>the</strong>m on October 5, 2007, and<br />

June 4, 2013, for working over two million<br />

hours with no lost-time injuries. They also<br />

received <strong>the</strong> APPA Electric Utility Safety<br />

Award for <strong>the</strong> twenty-second consecutive year.<br />

Being environmentally conscious as well as<br />

safe and reliable is not enough for PWC, being<br />

a successful and financially strong utility<br />

business is important, too. PWC has received<br />

strong bond ratings from Moody’s Investors<br />

Service and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) proving<br />

PWC’s use of solid business practices. In fact,<br />

only five municipal utilities in <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States have higher ratings. Fur<strong>the</strong>rmore,<br />

PWC is annually recognized for outstanding<br />

achievement in financial report and budgeting.<br />

Most of all, PWC takes pride in being<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s Hometown Utility. PWC has been<br />

honored for <strong>the</strong>ir commitment to improving<br />

<strong>the</strong> quality of life for citizens three times with<br />

<strong>the</strong> APPA Community Service Award. This<br />

award recognizes “good neighbor” activities by<br />

<strong>the</strong> utility and its employees demonstrating<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir commitment to <strong>the</strong> community. PWC<br />

employees also support <strong>the</strong> community<br />

through contributions to <strong>the</strong> United Way.<br />

PWC employees have earned <strong>the</strong> United Way<br />

of North Carolina’s “Spirit of NC” award eight<br />

times, most recently in 2013. This award<br />

is presented to North Carolina organizations<br />

that have demonstrated exceptional support<br />

of <strong>the</strong> United Way and its mission. O<strong>the</strong>r<br />

communities can also count on PWC employees<br />

in times of need after major storms and<br />

hurricanes, such as Irene and Sandy.<br />

Protecting natural resources, using <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

technology, maintaining <strong>the</strong> highest standards,<br />

and caring about its community are some of<br />

<strong>the</strong> ways PWC is thinking forward. By always<br />

being prepared and consistently upgrading<br />

its system in preparation for a continually<br />

growing community, PWC is lighting <strong>the</strong> way<br />

for a brighter future for <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

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<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Public Works Commission:<br />

Sustainability + Technology =<br />

A Brighter Future.<br />

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SNYDER<br />



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Above: Front entrance to main sanctuary.<br />

Right: Mission Trip to Mathare Slum in<br />

Nairobi, Kenya.<br />

“Hearts United in Loving God, Sharing<br />

Christ, and Serving O<strong>the</strong>rs” accurately describes<br />

<strong>the</strong> church based at 701 Westmont Drive.<br />

Considering that twenty-five percent of its<br />

annual income goes towards missions, it<br />

is easy to understand how <strong>the</strong> church is<br />

able to serve not only <strong>the</strong> world through<br />

its robust missions program, but also<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County<br />

community by giving back through<br />

numerous ministries.<br />

Born out of a vision from members<br />

of First Baptist Church in downtown<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> to plant a church in northwest<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, “The Church on <strong>the</strong> Hill”<br />

started as <strong>the</strong> New Northwest Baptist<br />

Church. The first church service was<br />

held on Sunday, August 21, 1949, at Westlawn<br />

School. Over 180 people attended Sunday<br />

School that day and 200 came for worship. Mrs.<br />

Joel Snyder, <strong>the</strong> widow of Dr. Joel Snyder who<br />

pastored First Baptist Church for twenty-eight<br />

years and for whom <strong>the</strong> new church was named,<br />

urged church members while searching for a<br />

piece of land to look for ACRES! Mrs. Snyder<br />

said, “This won’t be any ordinary church.”<br />

Decades later, that statement still<br />

rings true for Snyder Memorial Baptist<br />

Church which has planted three o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

churches in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, including<br />

Village Baptist Church, Aaron Lake<br />

Baptist Church and <strong>the</strong> Korean Baptist<br />

Church, and started over ninety-seven<br />

ministries to meet various needs. In its<br />

first sixty-two years, Snyder members<br />

gave $15.6 million to mission causes<br />

and $77.2 million overall. To date, 216<br />

members have gone on 458 mission<br />

trips to 39 countries.<br />

Youth, as well as adults, have taken<br />

mission trips. Youth have gone to<br />

Kenya, South Africa, Ukraine, Trinidad<br />

and Haiti. Domestic mission trips have<br />

taken <strong>the</strong> youth to Oklahoma, New York<br />

City, Kentucky, New Jersey, Mississippi,<br />

Washington and San Antonio. Adults<br />

have been on missions to Kosovo,<br />

South Africa, Honduras, England,<br />

Kenya, Czech Republic, Armenia, Cuba,<br />

Guatemala, Europe, Haiti, Moldova<br />

and Myanmar. Nationally, adults have<br />

traveled to help those in need in Florida,<br />

Mississippi, North Carolina, New Orleans,<br />

Kentucky and Washington.<br />

His Little Ones Ministry, partnering with<br />

pastors and missionaries to reach children<br />

with <strong>the</strong> gospel and love of Jesus, is currently<br />

in eighty-one countries and forty languages,<br />

with approximately 150,000 books in print<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> world. His Little Ones<br />

Ministry has started a ministry for critically ill<br />

children and <strong>the</strong>ir families called His Shining<br />

Stars with <strong>the</strong> book I Am With You Always.<br />

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To <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland<br />

County residents, Snyder is probably<br />

best known for <strong>the</strong> Singing Christmas<br />

Tree. For <strong>the</strong> past thirty-five years,<br />

<strong>the</strong> church has presented <strong>the</strong> Singing<br />

Christmas Tree as a gift to <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

With over 200 performances, <strong>the</strong><br />

presentation of music and drama has<br />

been seen by close to 150,000 people<br />

from all over <strong>the</strong> Carolinas. Admission<br />

to <strong>the</strong> event is canned goods that are<br />

later distributed to those in need.<br />

A local nonprofit, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Area<br />

Operation Inasmuch (FAOIAM), started at<br />

<strong>the</strong> church. FAOIAM helps provide meals<br />

and job training for <strong>the</strong> homeless as well as<br />

a housing program to get <strong>the</strong> homeless back<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir feet. Church members volunteer by<br />

<strong>the</strong> hundreds for Operation Inasmuch Blitz<br />

Day, an event that focuses on home repairs<br />

for those in need, communion services at<br />

nursing homes, ministry visits to homes,<br />

Christmas stockings being stuffed, sewing<br />

projects and care boxes for soldiers, among<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r projects. Snyder members have helped<br />

build eight Habitat for Humanity houses and<br />

refurbish three more.<br />

Snyder’s music academy started in January<br />

2002 and has matured to an enrollment of 600<br />

students. The academy enhances <strong>the</strong> music<br />

ability and appreciation of students of all ages<br />

and provides training for lay music leadership<br />

for churches. Lessons are offered in voice,<br />

dance, piano and many o<strong>the</strong>r instruments,<br />

as well as Kindermusic for preschoolers.<br />

The church offers one of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s few<br />

five-star child care centers. The center<br />

provides care for children age one through<br />

kindergarten. After school care is also provided<br />

for children in grades one through six<br />

in <strong>the</strong> gym and surrounding classrooms.<br />

Hundreds of children have come through<br />

<strong>the</strong>se ministries which speak to <strong>the</strong> church’s<br />

commitment to families in <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Family Life Center is a<br />

faith based counseling program initiated<br />

by Snyder through Baptist Hospital School of<br />

Pastoral Care. The program started in 1974,<br />

and in 2008, Snyder donated a rent-free<br />

house for <strong>the</strong> expansion of <strong>the</strong> service.<br />

The church’s military ministry ministers<br />

to both church members and non-Snyder military<br />

families and individuals. Care packages<br />

are sent to deployed troops, free babysitter<br />

service is provided during <strong>the</strong> Christmas<br />

season for military parents and recognition<br />

has been given to veterans through<br />

worship services and dinners. Free<br />

meals on Wednesday night have been<br />

given to families of deployed soldiers.<br />

The ministry also helps military families<br />

who need various kinds of assistance.<br />

Last but not least, <strong>the</strong> church is<br />

very proud of its Back Pack Buddies<br />

program that provides needy children<br />

in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County<br />

with food on weekends when <strong>the</strong>re is no<br />

school lunch or breakfast. The church packs<br />

137 back packs a week with breakfast bars,<br />

canned pastas, dried fruit and milk.<br />

These ministries are only <strong>the</strong> tip of <strong>the</strong><br />

iceberg. Anyone wanting to learn more about<br />

Snyder can log onto www.snydermbc.com<br />

or, better yet, attend a morning worship<br />

service on Sunday at 8:40 or 11 a.m. The<br />

church website details many o<strong>the</strong>r opportunities<br />

to get involved at Snyder Memorial<br />

Baptist Church.<br />

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Above: Singing Christmas tree.<br />

Left: Operation Inasmuch<br />

Roof Replacement.<br />

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✧<br />

Right: Wally Hinkamp, Jr.<br />

Below: The staff of Hinkamp Jewelers.<br />

Hinkamp Jewelers carries some of <strong>the</strong> finest<br />

jewelry and diamond lines available. Hinkamp<br />

Jewelers has been serving <strong>Fayetteville</strong> residents<br />

since August 1955. Founded originally<br />

as Tyndall’s Jewelers, Inc., by Robert Tyndall<br />

and Walter Hinkamp, Sr., <strong>the</strong> business has<br />

experienced great success since first opening<br />

at 409 Hay Street in downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Hinkamp, Sr., purchased Tyndall’s interest<br />

in <strong>the</strong> business and changed <strong>the</strong> name of<br />

<strong>the</strong> store to Hinkamp Jewelers, Inc. in August<br />

1974. A second location was opened in<br />

McPherson Square on McPherson Church<br />

Road in November 1983 and <strong>the</strong> store<br />

remains <strong>the</strong>re today. The Hay Street location<br />

was consolidated into <strong>the</strong> McPherson Square<br />

store in July 1993.<br />

Hinkamp, Sr., passed away in January<br />

1991 and <strong>the</strong> business was taken over by his<br />

sons, Walter, Jr., and David Hinkamp, who<br />

later passed away in January 2012. Today, <strong>the</strong><br />

business remains in <strong>the</strong> family and is operated<br />

by Hinkamp, Jr., his sister Donna Hinkamp<br />

Warren and staff.<br />

“We are a family owned and operated<br />

business, which prides ourselves on personal<br />

service and attention to detail,” Hinkamp, Jr.,<br />

said. “To us, <strong>the</strong> quality of our customer<br />

service is as important as <strong>the</strong> quality of our<br />

merchandise, and we strive to make every visit<br />

to Hinkamp Jewelers a special experience.”<br />

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Staff sells Hearts On Fire, Simon G,<br />

ArtCarved, Frederick Goldman, Parade<br />

Designs, Galatea, Sou<strong>the</strong>rn Gates, Pascal<br />

Pearls and more. Watch choices include<br />

Bulova, Seiko, BelAir, Reactor and Wittnauer.<br />

“We also provide on-premise jewelry repair,<br />

custom design, engraving, insurance appraisal<br />

services, gift-wrapping and contract watch<br />

repair,” Hinkamp, Jr., said.<br />

Wedding rings, naturally, are also a popular<br />

choice at Hinkamp Jewelers.<br />

“There is really no way to estimate how<br />

many wedding rings have been sold throughout<br />

fifty-eight years in business,” Hinkamp, Jr.,<br />

said. “We are now helping <strong>the</strong> children, grandchildren<br />

and sometimes great grandchildren<br />

of many of our original customers.”<br />

With almost 150 years of combined experience<br />

in <strong>the</strong> jewelry industry and Hinkamp, Jr.’s<br />

strong resume, customers are assured a great<br />

experience at Hinkamp Jewelers. Hinkamp, Jr.,<br />

is a graduate of <strong>the</strong> Gemological Institute of<br />

America, past president and a board of directors<br />

member of <strong>the</strong> North Carolina Jewelers<br />

Association. Hinkamp Jewelers is a member<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Independent Jewelers Organization<br />

and Sou<strong>the</strong>astern Jewelers Organization.<br />

That kind of track record has endeared<br />

Hinkamp Jewelers to customers and <strong>the</strong><br />

military community.<br />

“We think our customers are loyal<br />

because we always provide a superior quality<br />

product at a fair price and stand behind all<br />

of our goods and services,” Hinkamp, Jr.,<br />

said. “We in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and <strong>the</strong> surrounding<br />

counties are extremely fortunate to have<br />

Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field as an<br />

integral, vital part of our community.<br />

The military families who support our area<br />

businesses and give back to our community<br />

are so very appreciated, and we support<br />

and salute <strong>the</strong>m, as well. Thanks for all you<br />

do to protect our freedom and way of life.”<br />

Hinkamp, Jr., and staff look forward to<br />

continuing a great relationship going forward<br />

with its customers.<br />

“Our family is fortunate to have been<br />

blessed by <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and eastern North<br />

Carolina, and all of <strong>the</strong> people who<br />

call Hinkamp Jewelers ‘<strong>the</strong>ir jeweler,’”<br />

Hinkamp, Jr., said. “We thank you and<br />

promise to continue our family tradition<br />

of friendly, personal service and attention<br />

to detail.”<br />

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The exterior of Hinkamp Jewelers.<br />

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SYSTEM<br />

✧<br />

Above: Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.<br />

Bottom, left: Heart & Vascular Center.<br />

Bottom, center: Cape Fear Valley<br />

Medical Center.<br />

Bottom, right: Cape Fear Valley Health<br />

Pavilion North.<br />

When Cape Fear Valley first opened its<br />

doors in 1956, its founders wanted <strong>the</strong> new<br />

200 bed hospital to provide <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

quality healthcare possible. Nearly sixty years<br />

later, that original mandate is still an integral<br />

part of Cape Fear Valley’s mission statement.<br />

Now one of <strong>the</strong> state’s largest<br />

health systems, Cape Fear Valley<br />

has received countless honors in<br />

recent years, which serve as a<br />

testament to that original mandate.<br />

The list includes being named a<br />

QUEST top performer in evidencebased<br />

care, due to physicians and<br />

staff working toge<strong>the</strong>r to ensure<br />

patients receive appropriate care at<br />

all times. Cape Fear Valley has also<br />

been named a QUEST top performer<br />

for hip and knee surgery.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r national honors and awards include:<br />

chest pain center accreditation through <strong>the</strong><br />

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care; American<br />

Hospital Association (AHA) awards for stroke<br />

and heart failure treatment; performance attainment<br />

awards for treatment scores in heart attack,<br />

heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and<br />

national designation as a premium care center<br />

for cardiology, interventional cardiac care and<br />

cardiac surgery through United Healthcare.<br />

Cape Fear Valley has also been named <strong>the</strong> top<br />

North Carolina hospital for vascular services by<br />

Business North Carolina magazine.<br />

None of <strong>the</strong>se distinctions would be possible<br />

without <strong>the</strong> 540 physicians on our staff, 5,800<br />

employees, and our state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art facilities<br />

that offer technologically advanced treatment<br />

options usually found in much larger cities.<br />

Cape Fear Valley is a 765 bed, regional<br />

healthcare system consisting of five main<br />

hospitals that provide <strong>the</strong>ir own unique<br />

services to <strong>the</strong> community. They include:<br />

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, an acutecare<br />

hospital; Highsmith-Rainey Specialty<br />

Hospital, a long-term, acute-care hospital;<br />

Bladen County Hospital, a critical access<br />

hospital; Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation<br />

Center, a physical rehabilitation hospital;<br />

and Cape Fear Valley Behavioral Health Care,<br />

a psychiatric hospital.<br />

Housed within those facilities are a wide<br />

array of specialty centers and services, including<br />

our award-winning Bariatric, Joint Replacement<br />

and Heart & Vascular Centers. Our Cancer<br />

Treatment & CyberKnife Center is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

most comprehensive treatment programs in<br />

<strong>the</strong> state, offering chemo<strong>the</strong>rapy, surgical and<br />

radiological treatment options, including Image-<br />

Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). The facility<br />

also houses <strong>the</strong> only CyberKnife Robotic<br />

Radiosurgery system between <strong>the</strong> Triangle and<br />

Charleston, South Carolina. The non-invasive<br />

surgery option treats both cancerous and noncancerous<br />

tumors almost anywhere in <strong>the</strong> body.<br />

Cape Fear Valley’s cardiac surgery program<br />

is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, named <strong>the</strong><br />

nation’s top heart program for <strong>the</strong> nineteen<br />

years running by U.S. News & World Report.<br />

Cleveland Clinic’s doctors are pioneers. They<br />

invented cardiac angiography and developed<br />

<strong>the</strong> coronary artery bypass. Cape Fear Valley’s<br />

cardiac surgeons are credentialed by Cleveland<br />

Clinic and closely follow <strong>the</strong>ir award-winning<br />

cardiac surgery procedures.<br />

Cape Fear Valley’s focus on child healthcare<br />

is just as comprehensive, with a dedicated<br />

Family Birth Center, which delivers more<br />

than 4,000 babies a year. The health system<br />

also has a Children’s Center, neonatal and<br />

pediatric intensive care units, and a twenty<br />

four hour children’s emergency department.<br />

The health system continues to expand<br />

its services and reach into neighboring<br />

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communities. In <strong>the</strong> spring of 2013, Cape Fear<br />

Valley opened Health Pavilion Hoke, a state-of<strong>the</strong>-art<br />

outpatient center near Raeford. It sits<br />

on a sprawling sixty acre medical campus off<br />

U.S. 401, serving residents of both Hoke and<br />

southwestern Cumberland Counties. Services<br />

include an ExpressCare, family practice,<br />

OB/GYN, pediatric care, diagnostic imaging,<br />

medical lab testing and a retail pharmacy.<br />

In 2012, Cape Fear Valley purchased<br />

Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown. It<br />

is one of just twenty federally designated<br />

Critical Access Hospitals in <strong>the</strong> state. The<br />

fifty-eight bed facility is currently <strong>the</strong> health<br />

system’s only hospital outside of Cape Fear<br />

Valley’s home county, and includes: a twenty<br />

four hour Emergency Department, a forty bed<br />

medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit,<br />

birthing center and ambulatory surgical suite.<br />

The two facilities are <strong>the</strong> latest developments<br />

in an explosive growth period for <strong>the</strong><br />

health system in recent years. The multiyear,<br />

multimillion dollar expansion campaign started<br />

in 2000 with HealthPlex, a state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art<br />

fitness and wellness center. The fitness facility<br />

is <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s largest at 65,000 square feet,<br />

housing two pools, aerobics studios with<br />

shock-resistant flooring, a one-tenth mile<br />

walking track, and full-court gymnasium.<br />

Health Pavilion North followed in 2005 to<br />

become <strong>the</strong> only outpatient center in nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Cumberland County. Sporting modern and<br />

expansive architectural cues, <strong>the</strong> two story<br />

facility houses a pharmacy, family practice,<br />

physical and occupational <strong>the</strong>rapy, imaging<br />

and laboratory services, and cancer center.<br />

Three ExpressCare facilities have also<br />

opened in recent years to help alleviate<br />

patient traffic into Cape Fear Valley’s<br />

Emergency Department, one of <strong>the</strong> busiest<br />

in <strong>the</strong> U.S. The first ExpressCare opened<br />

at Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital.<br />

The second opened at Health Pavilion North.<br />

The third was at Cape Fear Valley Medical<br />

Center. Our fourth, and newest, ExpressCare<br />

has opened in Hoke County.<br />

Efforts to better accommodate emergency<br />

patients got a bigger boost in 2008 when Cape<br />

Fear Valley Medical Center expanded its emergency<br />

department from fifty-seven to seventysix<br />

rooms. The expansion was part of <strong>the</strong> Valley<br />

Pavilion project, which included <strong>the</strong> creation of<br />

a new six story patient tower on <strong>the</strong> south side<br />

of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center’s campus.<br />

The facility houses 130 patient beds and<br />

allows Cape Fear Valley to centralize its Heart<br />

& Vascular Center. A five story parking deck<br />

opened a year prior to better accommodate <strong>the</strong><br />

growing number of visitors to <strong>the</strong> health system.<br />

Cape Fear Valley will continue to grow<br />

in <strong>the</strong> coming years as it looks forward to<br />

opening two new hospitals. The first will be<br />

located on <strong>the</strong> Health Pavilion Hoke campus,<br />

and will include 41 inpatient beds, a 16 bed<br />

emergency department, 9 observation beds,<br />

4 birthing suites, a dedicated C-section room,<br />

4 intensive care unit beds, 2 operating rooms<br />

and inpatient imaging equipment.<br />

State officials have also approved Cape Fear<br />

Valley’s plan to build a sixty-five bed hospital,<br />

adjacent to Health Pavilion North, to better<br />

serve <strong>the</strong> growing healthcare needs of nor<strong>the</strong>rn<br />

Cumberland and sou<strong>the</strong>rn Harnett Counties.<br />

It will include 57 medical/surgical beds,<br />

8 intensive care beds, 7 observation beds, a<br />

20 bed emergency department, 2 operating<br />

rooms, imaging services and laboratory.<br />

Such rapid growth in such a short period of<br />

time may not have been predictable sixty years<br />

ago, but Cape Fear Valley’s original mandate<br />

to provide <strong>the</strong> best quality healthcare possible<br />

continues on.<br />

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Clockwise, staring from <strong>the</strong> top:<br />

Doctors at Cape Fear Valley<br />

Medical Center.<br />

Medical Center staff.<br />

CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System.<br />

Helicopter pad.<br />

Medical Center from Owen Drive.<br />

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Guests of <strong>the</strong> Fairfield Inn by Marriott<br />

in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> can expect many great<br />

amenities and convenience. Located at 562<br />

Cross Creek Mall along Skibo Road, Fairfield<br />

Inn by Marriott is in front of Cross Creek<br />

Mall and adjacent to Starbucks Coffee. Ruby<br />

Tuesdays, Lone Star Steakhouse, Smokey<br />

Bones, Chili’s, Crazy Fire Mongolian Grill,<br />

Arby’s and Red Robin are only a few dining<br />

options near <strong>the</strong> hotel. Many shopping<br />

centers, including Cross Creek Mall, are in<br />

close proximity to Fairfield Inn. The hotel is<br />

also near <strong>the</strong> Airborne & Special Operations<br />

Museum, <strong>the</strong> Cape Fear Botanical Garden<br />

and downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>.<br />

Just minutes away from Fort Bragg and<br />

Pope Army Air Field, Fairfield Inn features<br />

newly renovated guest rooms with king<br />

or two double beds, microwaves, minirefrigerators,<br />

coffeemakers, non-smoking<br />

and ADA accessible rooms, well-lit work<br />

desks, cable televisions with thirty-two inch<br />

flat screens, HBO, ESPN, CNN<br />

and complimentary high speed<br />

Internet access.<br />

The hotel also has an outdoor<br />

pool, state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art exercise<br />

room, complimentary hot deluxe<br />

continental breakfast, free local<br />

calls, twenty-four hour fax<br />

and copy service, five days a<br />

week manager’s reception, sameday<br />

dry cleaning service and<br />

gorgeous grounds featuring<br />

outdoor lounging chairs, tables,<br />

gazebo and grilling areas.<br />

And all of <strong>the</strong>se features and<br />

amenities are light on <strong>the</strong> wallet,<br />

too! Rooms are affordable, clean,<br />

contemporary and modern, with<br />

stunning features and friendly<br />

service. For more information<br />

about Fairfield Inn by Marriott<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, log onto<br />

www.fairfieldinn.com/FAYFI or<br />

call (910) 487-1400.<br />

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✧<br />

Above: Village staff love <strong>the</strong>ir jobs!<br />

Below: Village Family Dental partners.<br />

Anyone living in Eastern North Carolina in<br />

search of great dental care will have plenty of<br />

reasons to smile when <strong>the</strong>y walk into a Village<br />

Family Dental office. With offices throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> region, including <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Eastover,<br />

Saint Pauls, Hope Mills and Raeford, a Village<br />

Family Dental location is just a short drive away.<br />

Village Family Dental has a team of specialists<br />

with quality training and capabilities. A<br />

comprehensive dental practice, Village offers<br />

services in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, preventative<br />

dentistry, general dentistry, conscious<br />

sedation, endodontics (root canal <strong>the</strong>rapy),<br />

oral surgery, periodontics (gum treatment),<br />

prosthodontics and cosmetic dentistry.<br />

The core focus of Village Family Dental is<br />

to establish long-term relationships with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

patients. Their goal is to create a familyfriendly<br />

environment. The staff at Village<br />

enjoy seeing patients who have entrusted<br />

<strong>the</strong>m with <strong>the</strong>ir dental needs since early<br />

childhood and who in turn bring <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

children to be seen. What puts Village a step<br />

ahead of o<strong>the</strong>r area practices is <strong>the</strong>ir ability<br />

to provide all-inclusive dental care. With<br />

specialists ranging from pediatric dentists to<br />

prosthodontists, patients can be assured that<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir needs will be met throughout every<br />

phase of <strong>the</strong>ir lives.<br />

Village Family Dental also offers <strong>the</strong> option<br />

of conscious sedation when it comes to dental<br />

treatment. Patients can rest assured that<br />

dental anxiety will no longer keep <strong>the</strong>m<br />

from maintaining a healthy smile. Conscious<br />

sedation, done in <strong>the</strong> convenience of a Village<br />

office, allows patients to receive both routine<br />

and complex procedures without fear. At<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir visit, a patient will be<br />

sedated just enough to be<br />

unaware of <strong>the</strong> treatment.<br />

They will wake up refreshed,<br />

with little or no memory<br />

of what was accomplished.<br />

Because <strong>the</strong>y are completely<br />

comfortable, years of dental<br />

treatment can be completed<br />

in one or two visits.<br />

Dentures, crowns and<br />

bridges, TMJ <strong>the</strong>rapy, whitening,<br />

porcelain veneers and<br />

cosmetic bonding, are also<br />

available treatment options at<br />

Village Family Dental. Their<br />

board of certified prosthodontists<br />

also meet <strong>the</strong> growing<br />

need of sleep apnea sufferers.<br />

When toleration of <strong>the</strong> CPAP<br />

machine is limited, <strong>the</strong><br />

prosthodontists can work with<br />

a patient’s physician to develop<br />

a dental appliance that will<br />

serve to clear <strong>the</strong> airway and<br />

make breathing much easier.<br />

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Ano<strong>the</strong>r innovative option available<br />

at Village is dental implants. Dental<br />

implants are <strong>the</strong> most natural replacement<br />

for a missing tooth. If a patient is<br />

missing one or more teeth, <strong>the</strong>y will want<br />

to discuss replacements that are as natural<br />

as possible. Implants are permanently<br />

anchored into <strong>the</strong> jaw itself and are a<br />

great alternative when dentures just will<br />

not work. Contact Village Family Dental<br />

today, and <strong>the</strong>ir implant team will be<br />

happy to provide a thorough evaluation.<br />

Pediatric dentistry is <strong>the</strong> specialty of dentistry<br />

that focuses on <strong>the</strong> oral health and<br />

unique needs of children. After completing a<br />

four-year dental school curriculum, two to<br />

three additional years of rigorous training are<br />

required to become a pediatric dentist. The<br />

pediatric dentists at Village Family Dental are<br />

board certified and highly qualified to treat<br />

<strong>the</strong> dental needs of a child. They have a thorough<br />

understanding of <strong>the</strong>ir field and treat<br />

each patient with care and compassion. The<br />

pediatric dentistry teams rotate in each of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir offices, ensuring that <strong>the</strong>y are available<br />

at each convenient location.<br />

The orthodontic team at Village also works<br />

in conjunction with <strong>the</strong>ir pediatric dentistry<br />

team to see that each child has <strong>the</strong> best smile<br />

possible. Through this early intervention, <strong>the</strong><br />

specialists can provide <strong>the</strong> very best in all<br />

facets of dental care. This will aid in ensuring<br />

that all potential dental problems are<br />

addressed and treated from an early age.<br />

At a child’s first visit to Village Family Dental,<br />

pediatric dentists and/or orthodontists will<br />

ensure that <strong>the</strong>ir experience is a positive one.<br />

Children will have access to entertaining waiting<br />

rooms equipped with toys and video games.<br />

For <strong>the</strong>ir first visit, <strong>the</strong>y will receive a tour of <strong>the</strong><br />

office and ride in a “special chair” (dental chair).<br />

The pediatric dentist will <strong>the</strong>n count <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

teeth and take pictures with a “special camera”<br />

(x-ray machine). Every effort will be made to<br />

make <strong>the</strong> experience both fun and relaxing.<br />

Village Family Dental is dedicated to preventative<br />

dentistry and all that it entails. Their<br />

goal is to educate patients about proper dental<br />

hygiene and preventative services such as<br />

fluoride application and sealants. Patients of<br />

Village are encouraged to adopt <strong>the</strong> philosophy<br />

of prevention by having regular dental checkups<br />

and cleanings every six months.<br />

Patients are seen primarily on an appointment<br />

basis. Village’s emergency on-call number<br />

is available to patients of record twenty-four<br />

hours a day, seven days a week. In addition,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir policy is to never allow ANY child to go<br />

in pain. They see children with emergencies on<br />

<strong>the</strong> same day.<br />

Village Family Dental is proud to offer <strong>the</strong><br />

very best in dental treatment. Their team of<br />

specialists love <strong>the</strong>ir jobs and enjoy helping<br />

patients improve <strong>the</strong> quality of <strong>the</strong>ir lives.<br />

People are of <strong>the</strong> utmost importance as <strong>the</strong><br />

practice endeavors to be <strong>the</strong> leader in dental<br />

healthcare for <strong>the</strong>ir communities. To learn more<br />

about Village Family Dental, its locations and<br />

services, log on to www.vfdental.com.<br />

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Top, left and right: Village offers pediatric<br />

dental services.<br />

Below: Village provides comprehensive<br />

dental services.<br />

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H&H HOMES<br />


BANKER<br />


✧<br />

Above: Ralph Huff and Suzanne Pennink,<br />

owners of Coldwell Banker Advantage.<br />

Below: Linda Huff and Ralph Huff, cofounders<br />

of H&H Homes and Jack Rostetter<br />

(standing), chief executive officer.<br />

When <strong>the</strong> number one builder in<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> area partners with<br />

<strong>the</strong> number one Coldwell Banker<br />

franchise in <strong>the</strong> state, great things are<br />

bound to happen. And for <strong>the</strong> past<br />

twenty-one years, that partnership<br />

between H&H Homes and Coldwell<br />

Banker Advantage (CBA) is what<br />

has helped make both organizations<br />

so successful.<br />

Ralph Huff, a co-owner in both<br />

companies, credits <strong>the</strong> success to<br />

“our company’s combination of our<br />

unending pursuit of excellence in all<br />

phases of homebuilding with <strong>the</strong><br />

added marketing power of having<br />

CBA agents represent our product.”<br />

H&H Homes was established in<br />

1991, when Ralph, a REALTOR and<br />

former banker, decided to realize his lifelong<br />

dream and build homes. In 1994, Ralph’s<br />

wife, Linda Huff, joined <strong>the</strong> business as<br />

general manager.<br />

“Many of our buyers are repeat buyers and<br />

we believe that is because <strong>the</strong>y are both<br />

happy with <strong>the</strong> quality home we build and<br />

<strong>the</strong> level of care <strong>the</strong>y receive from our staff,”<br />

Linda said. “Making our buyers happy is<br />

what H&H Homes is all about, and <strong>the</strong><br />

company is dedicated to <strong>the</strong> single task of<br />

building communities with quality, value and<br />

integrity. We never forget that every house<br />

we build is someone’s home. We stress that<br />

with everyone we work with. If we lose focus<br />

on <strong>the</strong> people aspect of <strong>the</strong> business, <strong>the</strong>n we<br />

lose all <strong>the</strong> way around.”<br />

It is that unending pursuit of excellence<br />

that has inspired many of <strong>the</strong> “differences”<br />

that make H&H Homes a cut above <strong>the</strong><br />

rest. Today, those items are known as <strong>the</strong><br />

“5 Differences” and include everything from<br />

a program called <strong>the</strong> Great Expectations<br />

Management System, which is focused on<br />

ensuring <strong>the</strong> customer has an excellent<br />

buying experience, to implementing several<br />

third party certifications and inspections<br />

for energy efficiency, a 400 point inspection<br />

process and also a 2-10 warranty, which<br />

guarantees that <strong>the</strong> home is protected for up<br />

to ten years from structural defects.<br />

The last difference and one that makes<br />

H&H so special is that H&H is more than<br />

twenty years old and locally owned. Not only<br />

does local ownership make certain that <strong>the</strong><br />

buyer always has someone to call, but it<br />

means that H&H cares about <strong>the</strong> community<br />

it builds in. “<strong>Fayetteville</strong> is our home, and<br />

we support our community and believe in<br />

giving back to worthwhile causes, because<br />

we believe that improving <strong>the</strong> community<br />

benefits everyone and is our civic duty,”<br />

Ralph said.<br />

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H&H is currently building in over fifty<br />

subdivisions and has expanded into markets<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> area, including<br />

Jacksonville, Goldsboro, Wilmington, Raleigh<br />

and Myrtle Beach. According to CEO Jack<br />

Rostetter, H&H is one of <strong>the</strong> few companies<br />

who have come out of this most recent Great<br />

Recession stronger than <strong>the</strong>y went in because<br />

<strong>the</strong> company focused unilaterally on positioning<br />

itself to grow in business in <strong>the</strong> coming<br />

months and years. This focus on business will<br />

allow it to expand into o<strong>the</strong>r cities in North<br />

Carolina, as well as grow H&H Homes’ existing<br />

markets in Raleigh, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach<br />

and possibly as far away as Atlanta.<br />

All that growth would not be possible<br />

without <strong>the</strong> outstanding marketing skills of<br />

<strong>the</strong> agents of Coldwell Banker Advantage<br />

(CBA.) Ralph co-owns CBA with Suzanne<br />

Pennink. Before starting H&H Homes, Ralph<br />

was <strong>the</strong> owner of <strong>the</strong> local Coldwell Banker<br />

franchise and in 2000, he partnered with<br />

Suzanne, whose lifetime of real estate<br />

experience has helped build <strong>the</strong> franchise to<br />

<strong>the</strong> number one franchise it is today.<br />

According to Suzanne, what makes <strong>the</strong>m<br />

a great team is that Ralph brings to <strong>the</strong> partnership<br />

vision and strategic planning, while<br />

Suzanne is focused on <strong>the</strong> day-to-day operations<br />

that are necessary to run <strong>the</strong> business.<br />

Ralph and Suzanne have also partnered<br />

with o<strong>the</strong>r locations across North Carolina<br />

and now have offices from <strong>the</strong> Virginia border<br />

to Raleigh to Wilmington. Currently, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

have over 700 agents and are <strong>the</strong> fourth<br />

largest Coldwell Banker in <strong>the</strong> country<br />

with $2 billion in sales and $50 million in<br />

commissioned income in 2013.<br />

Suzanne said <strong>the</strong> relationship between<br />

H&H and CBA “is a great strategic partnership<br />

that allows H&H to take advantage of<br />

<strong>the</strong> expertise of <strong>the</strong> CBA agents, who are<br />

especially skilled in selling new homes, as<br />

<strong>the</strong>y represent a number of builders locally.<br />

What makes CBA great is <strong>the</strong> wonderful and<br />

talented people who work <strong>the</strong>re from <strong>the</strong><br />

management team to <strong>the</strong> agents to <strong>the</strong><br />

administrative staff. Because <strong>the</strong> team works<br />

so well toge<strong>the</strong>r, CBA has been able to recruit<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> best agents who share <strong>the</strong><br />

commitment to putting <strong>the</strong> buyer first.”<br />

Like H&H, CBA also shares a strong<br />

belief in giving back and has contributed<br />

both money and man hours to improving<br />

<strong>the</strong> community. “It is a strong value of<br />

both H&H and Coldwell to give back to<br />

<strong>the</strong> community,” Suzanne said. “This value<br />

separates us from our competition and<br />

puts us in a very good light.”<br />

“Homebuyers throughout <strong>the</strong> region<br />

should know that no matter where <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

looking to buy, if <strong>the</strong>y choose a Coldwell<br />

Banker Agent and/or an H&H Home, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

will be taken care of,” ensured Ralph.<br />

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Above: The interior of 241 Birkdale.<br />

Below: The exterior of 729 St. Johns.<br />

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Residents of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Cumberland<br />

County and <strong>the</strong> Sandhills region do not have<br />

to look far for great air service. <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Airport offers major airline service<br />

to major hubs in Charlotte, Atlanta, and<br />

Washington Dulles with connections to <strong>the</strong><br />

world, and four direct flights per day to<br />

Washington. United Airlines offers three<br />

round-trip flights from Washington Dulles<br />

International Airport to <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. U.S.<br />

Airways offers daily service to Charlotte, while<br />

Delta Air Lines provides service to Atlanta.<br />

“<strong>Fayetteville</strong> has been fortunate to be<br />

serviced by major airlines, providing frequent<br />

service to major hubs in Charlotte and<br />

Atlanta with connections to <strong>the</strong> world,”<br />

Airport Director Brad Whited said. “In <strong>the</strong><br />

past two years, with <strong>the</strong> changes in <strong>the</strong><br />

Command structure at Fort Bragg, <strong>the</strong> airport<br />

has been successful in adding direct flights<br />

to Washington, including United’s hub at<br />

Washington Dulles International Airport.<br />

Located off U.S. Highway 301/Business 95,<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport serves a twelve<br />

county area in <strong>the</strong> Sandhills, along <strong>the</strong> I-95<br />

corridor. The <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Cumberland County<br />

population of over 300,000 and regional<br />

service area of approximately 600,000 shapes<br />

<strong>the</strong> extent and reach of air service to <strong>the</strong><br />

community. So, many airport customers who<br />

fly <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s skies are not residents of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> and Cumberland County.<br />

Those who choose to fly <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y live locally or elsewhere in<br />

<strong>the</strong> region, receive top-notch service with<br />

convenience in mind.<br />

“We strive to be your ‘hometown’ airport<br />

with convenient access and close parking,”<br />

Whited said. “It is a partnership between<br />

<strong>the</strong> airport, our tenant businesses and you,<br />

<strong>the</strong> customers. As we provide <strong>the</strong>se services<br />

to you, our customers, we hope you chose to<br />

‘fly <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’ when you travel by air.”<br />

Parking at <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport<br />

is located close to check-ins, terminals and<br />

<strong>the</strong> baggage claim. Long-term and short-term<br />

parking are reasonably priced. Complimentary<br />

luggage carts can be accessed with a quarter,<br />

which is refunded when carts are returned.<br />

Competitive rental car prices are offered by<br />

Avis, Budget, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, Hertz,<br />

and Alamo/National, all with <strong>the</strong> customers’<br />

savings in mind. Taxicab service is also<br />

available for airport customers. Shorter flight<br />

wait times are ano<strong>the</strong>r bonus of flying<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, as passengers will experience<br />

shorter lines.<br />

As an added convenience and amenity, <strong>the</strong><br />

airport installed new directional signs on its<br />

terminal access road and in public parking<br />

lots. These new signs were designed by <strong>the</strong><br />

Merje Group, hired to design “wayfinding”<br />

signs for downtown <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. The airport<br />

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hired Merje to also design its<br />

new signs to coordinate with <strong>the</strong><br />

downtown effort while providing a<br />

unique look for <strong>the</strong> airport.<br />

“We are proud of <strong>the</strong>se new signs<br />

that provide upscale design and<br />

ease for customers to be directed to<br />

services,” Whited said.<br />

While <strong>the</strong> airport’s convenience<br />

is certainly a perk to flying<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, ticket prices are <strong>the</strong> top<br />

driver for business. Airline companies<br />

who do business in <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

attempt to offer structured fares to<br />

compete with larger North Carolina<br />

airports. According to enplanement and<br />

deplanement numbers since 2007, <strong>the</strong> structured<br />

fares have been noticed by customers.<br />

Enplanement and deplanement numbers<br />

rose each year from 2007 to 2011, and numbers<br />

remained strong in 2012. Total enplanement<br />

and deplanement numbers in 2010 (514,345),<br />

2011 (516,853) and 2012 (506,905) broke <strong>the</strong><br />

previous total numbers of 1987 (463,136).<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r important historical tidbit for<br />

customers to know is that <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Airport is one of <strong>the</strong> safest airports<br />

in <strong>the</strong> sou<strong>the</strong>astern United States, having<br />

completed nineteen years with “no deficiencies<br />

noted,” from 1993 to 2012, on its annual<br />

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified<br />

airport safety inspection. This inspection<br />

compares Federal Aviation Regulations Part 139<br />

to <strong>the</strong> airport’s maintenance and inspection<br />

record annually. It considers runway and<br />

taxiway markings, lighting, directional signs,<br />

pavement condition, fuel facilities, operational<br />

procedures, airport firefighting equipment<br />

and personnel training.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Airport staff consistently<br />

works hard to keep facilities updated. Three<br />

small terminal upgrades were accomplished in<br />

1999, 2003 and 2006. Improvements included<br />

<strong>the</strong> installation of central boilers and chillers;<br />

creation of a new meeting space for <strong>the</strong><br />

Airport Commission; replacement of ceilings<br />

and light fixtures, customer seating and<br />

wall coverings; updating of bathrooms; and<br />

upgrading of floor coverings to terrazzo.<br />

The Airport Commission was established in<br />

1949, when <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Municipal Airport<br />

was established by <strong>the</strong> City Council, to develop,<br />

maintain and expand an airport facility.<br />

The year 2013 brought a pre-design effort<br />

to evaluate current terminal facilities and<br />

consider terminal needs in <strong>the</strong> future, with<br />

plans for $20 million of terminal construction<br />

upgrades in 2015 or 2016.<br />

Since 2008, <strong>the</strong> airport has concentrated its<br />

federal grant dollars on runway and taxiway<br />

pavement rehabilitation and lighting upgrades.<br />

Within <strong>the</strong> next three years, all airport runways<br />

and taxiways will be rehabilitated.<br />

For more information about <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Airport or to purchase tickets, visit<br />

www.flyfay.com on <strong>the</strong> Internet.<br />

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CityView is <strong>the</strong> voice of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>. It is<br />

<strong>the</strong> area’s only lifestyle magazine promoting<br />

positive stories about people and places that<br />

drive our All-America City and recognized<br />

“military sanctuary” due to <strong>the</strong> presence of<br />

our men and women in uniform at Fort Bragg<br />

and Pope Army Airfield.<br />

Marshall and Sandee Waren, both local<br />

natives, founded <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s only glossy<br />

magazine in 2006. They serve as publisher<br />

and managing editor respectively. Ashlee<br />

Cleveland has been with <strong>the</strong> publication<br />

since its founding as general manager.<br />

The Warens realized that <strong>Fayetteville</strong> was<br />

<strong>the</strong> largest city in North Carolina without<br />

a lifestyle magazine. CityView began as a<br />

bi-monthly publication and was a division<br />

of William George Printing until 2009.<br />

Now, CityView Magazine publishes its<br />

namesake and primary magazine as well<br />

as <strong>the</strong> quarterly CityView Family, an annual<br />

Medical Directory in partnership with Cape<br />

Fear Valley Health Systems and Engage<br />

(formerly Accents), a quarterly publication<br />

featuring highlights from <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

<strong>Region</strong>al Chamber. In early 2014, <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s<br />

Finest, a publication highlighting <strong>the</strong> “who’s<br />

who” in <strong>the</strong> professional community, will<br />

hit area newsstands.<br />

The CityView staff is special in <strong>the</strong> fact<br />

that it employs a blend of well-traveled<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> natives and military spouses<br />

that mesh to bring unique ideas and<br />

perspectives for our content. Past editors<br />

of <strong>the</strong> publications include Linda Scovill,<br />

Sara VanderClute, Francis Hasty, Allison<br />

Williams and Rebekah Sanderlin. Currently,<br />

Kelly Twedell is features editor and Miriam<br />

Landru serves as associate editor. Art director<br />

Annette Winter brings a wealth of experience<br />

as she blends <strong>the</strong> photos, editorial and<br />

advertisements in <strong>the</strong> pages of CityView’s<br />

various publications. A team of seasoned<br />

account executives includes Suzanne Dudley,<br />

Julie Donahue, Ann Shaw and Robin Wiggs.<br />

CityView also has a talented team of contributing<br />

writers and freelance photographers<br />

who keep <strong>the</strong>ir fingers and camera lenses on<br />

<strong>the</strong> pulse of <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

CityView maintains a constant web<br />

presence. The issues are available online<br />

at www.cityviewnc.com. In <strong>the</strong> fall of<br />

2013, CityView’s editors began blogging<br />

weekly on <strong>the</strong> website in addition to <strong>the</strong><br />

articles <strong>the</strong>y produce in print. CityView<br />

can also be found on Facebook, Twitter<br />

and Instagram.<br />

Readers and advertisers have responded<br />

tremendously to <strong>the</strong> magazine, telling<br />

CityView over and over again how much<br />

<strong>the</strong>y enjoy reading about what <strong>the</strong><br />

community has to offer. Readership averages<br />

over 69,000 readers in Cumberland County<br />

per issue and local companies have<br />

advertised with <strong>the</strong> company since <strong>the</strong><br />

very beginning.<br />

CityView is looking forward to expanding,<br />

improving and gaining more readers in <strong>the</strong><br />

years to come.<br />

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The mission of <strong>the</strong> Salvation Army, located<br />

on East Russell Street in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, is to work<br />

every day to meet <strong>the</strong> spiritual, physical and<br />

emotional needs of those who are struggling.<br />

The Salvation Army is widely known for<br />

taking collections at stores for Christmas. The<br />

donations that <strong>the</strong> Salvation Army receives during<br />

<strong>the</strong> Christmas season are used to provide<br />

Christmas gifts to children and families in need,<br />

who may be experiencing a financial hardship,<br />

unemployment, divorce or homelessness.<br />

The Salvation Army has close relationships<br />

with many nonprofits in <strong>the</strong> area. The<br />

Salvation Army is also a United Way agency.<br />

The Army also holds worship services at its<br />

location on East Russell Street on Sunday<br />

mornings, and during <strong>the</strong> summer, holds<br />

vacation bible school for youth.<br />

The Salvation Army serves <strong>the</strong> community<br />

through a variety of programs and initiatives<br />

that include:<br />

• League of Mercy: This program visits local<br />

hospitals, nursing homes and o<strong>the</strong>r institutions,<br />

which impacts hundreds of people.<br />

During <strong>the</strong> Christmas season, visits increase<br />

and gifts are distributed. For patients who<br />

are alone and shut-in and for prisoners who<br />

are locked away, <strong>the</strong> League of Mercy offers<br />

a beacon of light to <strong>the</strong> outside, which eases<br />

<strong>the</strong> suffering at least for a while.<br />

• Christmas Program: The Salvation Army<br />

Christmas Program is designed so that every<br />

child, <strong>the</strong> young, <strong>the</strong> old, those in nursing<br />

homes and those in correctional institutions<br />

have a gift during <strong>the</strong> Christmas season.<br />

Through collaboration of agencies and<br />

<strong>the</strong> generosity of <strong>the</strong> community, programs,<br />

including <strong>the</strong> Angel Tree program, Christmas<br />

Kettles and <strong>the</strong> Bill Shaw Fund through <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Observer, allow <strong>the</strong> whole community<br />

to participate in sharing Christmas<br />

with o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

• Emergency Shelter: The Salvation Army’s<br />

Shelter in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> can assist up to<br />

seventy-five people per night, giving<br />

temporary shelter and counseling to those<br />

in need. Through <strong>the</strong> shelter, <strong>the</strong> Salvation<br />

Army is reaching out to people like Arthur,<br />

a shelter resident, who said, “I prayed<br />

for God to take my life because of my<br />

addiction, but instead he guided me to <strong>the</strong><br />

Salvation Army. The Army helped put God<br />

back into my life and taught me how to<br />

develop relationships with people I didn’t<br />

think I could be close with.”<br />

• Emergency Services & Disaster Relief:<br />

The Salvation Army Emergency Services<br />

Department helps by distributing emergency<br />

funding through an energy<br />

rebate program and utility funds for<br />

crisis situations. When major disasters<br />

strike, <strong>the</strong>y can affect thousands<br />

of people at one time while small<br />

disasters may not be as publicized,<br />

but are equally devastating to those<br />

involved. The Salvation Army creates<br />

a comfort zone that surrounds <strong>the</strong><br />

disaster site, assisting victims and<br />

emergency workers. On call, <strong>the</strong>re<br />

are a fleet of vehicles ready to<br />

mobilize to <strong>the</strong> site, including a selfgenerated<br />

mobile feeding canteen<br />

supplied with food, clothing,<br />

blankets and medical supplies.<br />

• Step-Up Semi Independent Living:<br />

This program was created to help homeless<br />

men reduce <strong>the</strong>ir public dependency while<br />

helping <strong>the</strong>m to succeed in personal goals. It<br />

provides counseling, classes, life skills training<br />

and helps <strong>the</strong>m obtain necessary lodging<br />

until <strong>the</strong>y can become self-sufficient.<br />

• Care Program: To help abused women and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir families get out of serious situations.<br />

The program provides a safe environment<br />

to get <strong>the</strong>m back on <strong>the</strong>ir feet through<br />

counseling, classes, life skills training and<br />

helps obtain necessary lodging until <strong>the</strong>y<br />

can become self-sufficient. This assistance<br />

lasts one year per family.<br />

• Community Center: The Salvation Army<br />

Community Center emphasizes positive,<br />

healthy experiences for at-risk youth. The<br />

Community Center provides after-school<br />

care for many low income residents.<br />

Resources available to children in our<br />

community include a gym, recreation area<br />

and computer lab equipped with high<br />

speed internet service. This program also<br />

runs <strong>the</strong> Kids 2 Kamp summer program.<br />

For more information on The Salvation<br />

Army or information on how you can help,<br />

please visit www.salvationarmyfayetteville.org.<br />


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Above and below: Staff and community<br />

members we serve.<br />

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GUY<br />

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Above: Jerome T. Scott–The Insurance Guy.<br />

Jerome T. Scott has worked hard to earn<br />

<strong>the</strong> nickname “The Insurance Guy.” With an<br />

insurance career that started in 1969 with<br />

<strong>the</strong> Equitable Life Assurance in Fort Wayne,<br />

Indiana, Jerome opened his business in<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> in 1986. Located at 5310 Yadkin<br />

Road, “The Insurance Guy” provides great<br />

customer service to his clients.<br />

Jerome’s initial contact with customers is<br />

an interview to review personal, family and<br />

business objectives, as well as current status.<br />

Based on <strong>the</strong> interview, recommendations are<br />

made detailing any problem areas, possible<br />

solutions and <strong>the</strong> savings comparison of various<br />

alternatives. “The Insurance Guy” charges<br />

no fees and <strong>the</strong>re is no obligation to buy a<br />

product. All work is fully coordinated with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r professional advisers. If a customer<br />

thinks <strong>the</strong> work is professional and high<br />

quality, Jerome asks for referrals.<br />

“The Insurance Guy” offers annuities, group<br />

coverage, life insurance, health coverage,<br />

dental coverage, disability plans, pension<br />

planning, renters insurance, automobile<br />

coverage, educational funding, homeowners<br />

coverage, retirement planning, motorcycle<br />

insurance, personal property coverage,<br />

employee benefit counseling and individual<br />

retirement annuities.<br />

Jerome provides personal planning for<br />

life insurance needs, college funding, 401(k)<br />

rollovers, charitable giving, long-term care,<br />

estate conservations, mortgage protection,<br />

retirement planning, disability income and<br />

IRA funding. He also offers business planning<br />

for buy and sell; deferred; compensation;<br />

sample IRA funding; executive bonus; SEP,<br />

Keoghs, 401(k)s and pensions; retirement<br />

funding; voluntary payroll; deduction<br />

programs; qualified plan funding; and key<br />

person protection.<br />

“The Insurance Guy” has served on <strong>the</strong><br />

following boards: Dogwood Festival, Alpha<br />

Academy, Partnership for Children, <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

Parks & Recreation, WTVD11 Advisory<br />

Committee, Fascinate U Children’s Museum,<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> Life Underwriters, Senior Citizens<br />

Advisory, Harvest Preparatory Academy,<br />

and has been a Chamber of Commerce<br />

Ambassador and Arts Council Trustee.<br />

Most importantly, “The Insurance Guy”<br />

helps people organize <strong>the</strong>ir money and make<br />

sure Uncle Sam is not <strong>the</strong>ir largest beneficiary.<br />

Readers can learn more about Jerome’s products<br />

by calling (910) 487-0044 or logging<br />

onto www.<strong>the</strong>insuranceguync.com.<br />

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Tom Keith tells all of his associates to<br />

“spend <strong>the</strong> time to do a good job for <strong>the</strong><br />

client or don’t do it at all.” Given his track<br />

record, it seems to be a good philosophy<br />

After forty-four years in <strong>the</strong> appraisal<br />

practice, Keith has enjoyed success through<br />

four recessions and <strong>the</strong> training of sixtyseven<br />

valuation consultants, including<br />

two-thirds of <strong>the</strong> commercial appraisers in<br />

Cumberland County. Established in 1970,<br />

Tom Keith & Associates, Inc., is <strong>the</strong> only<br />

firm in North Carolina that values both real<br />

estate and businesses, while additionally<br />

recognizing fractional interest and minority<br />

interest factors.<br />

Tom J. Keith & Associates has provided<br />

valuation and consulting services to thousands<br />

of clients, including Fortune 500 companies,<br />

sellers, investors, manufacturers, private firms<br />

and government entities. The company’s<br />

specialists offer services for purchase, sale<br />

and lease transactions, as well as for gift,<br />

loan and estate tax valuations, shareholder<br />

disputes, damage suits, tax appeals and<br />

absorption rate and feasibility studies.<br />

“Over <strong>the</strong> last forty years, <strong>the</strong> associates<br />

have emphasized real estate and business<br />

research,” Keith said. “We share <strong>the</strong> results of<br />

<strong>the</strong> thirty-nine associate prepared research<br />

studies on <strong>the</strong> firm’s website with attorneys,<br />

investors, lenders, and appraisers who<br />

frequently call for additional information.<br />

Visit Tom J. Keith & Associates on <strong>the</strong><br />

Internet at www.keithvaluation.com.<br />

TOM J. KEITH &<br />


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Above: BBA is <strong>the</strong> largest of many ministries<br />

of Berean Baptist Church.<br />

Below: BBA’s beautiful gymnasium floor<br />

reflects a commitment to <strong>the</strong> details.<br />


Psalm 92:13 says, “Those that be planted<br />

in <strong>the</strong> house of <strong>the</strong> Lord shall flourish in<br />

<strong>the</strong> courts of our God.” Flourishing is exactly<br />

what Berean Baptist Academy has done since it<br />

was founded in 1975. Starting with just thirtyeight<br />

students, <strong>the</strong> school’s enrollment has<br />

grown to over 400 students. To accommodate<br />

that expanding number of students, Berean<br />

Baptist Academy has swelled from limited<br />

facilities to two campuses. Berean was founded<br />

with a vision to teach and train Christian girls<br />

and boys to become responsible, godly young<br />

ladies and gentlemen who would impact <strong>the</strong><br />

world for <strong>the</strong> cause of Jesus Christ.<br />

Located at 518 Glensford Drive, off Cliffdale<br />

Road, across from its parent church Berean<br />

Baptist Church, <strong>the</strong> Academy is a Christian<br />

school designed to assist parents with <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

responsibility to raise <strong>the</strong>ir children in “<strong>the</strong><br />

nurture and admonition of <strong>the</strong> Lord.” This is<br />

accomplished by providing a disciplined,<br />

structured environment with a strong academic<br />

program for children from preschool<br />

through twelfth grade. The school offers<br />

Spanish I and II with a proficient Spanishspeaking<br />

instructor, a fantastic fine arts<br />

department that produces various concerts<br />

and drama productions throughout each<br />

school year, AP and honors courses, online<br />

CLEP classes and <strong>the</strong> opportunity for juniors<br />

or seniors to attend FTCC for college courses.<br />

The overwhelming majority of students take<br />

<strong>the</strong> SATs and traditionally score well above<br />

<strong>the</strong> national average. Our students produce a<br />

quality yearbook in an elective course. The<br />

school has well over 400 students in grades<br />

K3 through twelfth grade.<br />

God has blessed <strong>the</strong> school ministry with a<br />

main school building that houses a computer<br />

lab, an art room, an elementary media lab and<br />

a 10,000 square foot gym that was remodeled<br />

in 2000. The state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art preschool building<br />

opened in 2007 and accommodates K3<br />

and K4 students with its own secure playground<br />

area. Academy students also utilize a<br />

large elementary playground, a soccer and<br />

baseball field and a music/drama modular<br />

building. The entire high school campus is<br />

Wi-Fi connected and classes use “smartboard”<br />

technology in all of <strong>the</strong>se classrooms.<br />

The school offers middle school soccer and<br />

basketball; JV soccer and basketball; and varsity<br />

cross country, soccer, basketball and baseball<br />

for boys. Berean offers JV volleyball, basketball<br />

and cheerleading; and varsity cross country,<br />

volleyball, cheerleading and soccer for girls.<br />

All tuition and fees are updated yearly on<br />

<strong>the</strong> Academy’s website at www.bbafnc.org.<br />

Here you can also find all pertinent information<br />

about our staff, programs, where our<br />

graduates have attended colleges and universities<br />

around <strong>the</strong> country, and a link to<br />

Berean Baptist Church’s website.<br />

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Nathan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.<br />

is similar to many All-American success stories<br />

that have humble beginnings. The business<br />

started from a home garage, before moving to<br />

a second location on Tolar Street and expanding<br />

and moving to its new and third location<br />

on Camden Road. The staff has grown from<br />

two employees to eighteen. The company has<br />

been based in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> during <strong>the</strong> duration<br />

of its fourteen year lifespan.<br />

Offering free health insurance, vacation<br />

pay, a retirement plan and seven days of<br />

holiday pay to <strong>the</strong>ir employees. Nathan’s<br />

Heating & Air Conditioning is family-owned<br />

by Nathan H. Hall, Jr., and his wife, Hazel.<br />

The Halls’ son and daughter in law, Nathan<br />

“Stephen” and Michele also work in <strong>the</strong><br />

family business. Stephen is general manager<br />

for service, installs and marketing. While<br />

Michele manages <strong>the</strong> office to include, but<br />

not limited to, payroll, scheduling, marketing<br />

and bookkeeping.<br />

“We are confident that if you ask any<br />

employee, past or present, how <strong>the</strong>y enjoyed<br />

working for Nathan’s, <strong>the</strong> answer will always<br />

be good,” Hall said.<br />

“Several employees have been employed<br />

with Nathan’s since our company started,”<br />

Hall said. “We are a family-owned business<br />

and understand <strong>the</strong> needs of employees, as<br />

well as our customers.”<br />

Much of <strong>the</strong> business’ advertisement is<br />

by word of mouth and <strong>the</strong>ir website,<br />

www.nathansheatandair.com. Nathan’s offers<br />

technical service, system installations<br />

and a preventative maintenance contract.<br />

“We service all makes and models<br />

on central heating and air conditioning<br />

units and install, but are not limited to,<br />

Ruud brand equipment from our local<br />

supplier,” Hall said. “Purchasing units<br />

and parts locally helps to meet supply<br />

and demand.”<br />

Products that are purchased locally<br />

include gas package, gas furnace,<br />

split and package heat pumps, oil<br />

furnace and duct work. Preventative<br />

maintenance is scheduled in <strong>the</strong> spring<br />

and fall.<br />

“Maintenance is critical in ensuring<br />

<strong>the</strong> customer’s equipment is running<br />

properly before <strong>the</strong> peak of <strong>the</strong> season,” Hall<br />

said. “No one wants to do without <strong>the</strong> comforts<br />

of air-conditioning or heat.”<br />

The office is open Monday through Friday<br />

from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a service technician<br />

is on-call Saturday and Sunday.<br />

Nathan’s will not try to sell equipment or<br />

services to our customers when not needed.<br />

“Honesty and dependability are important<br />

to us,” Hall said.<br />

NATHAN’S<br />



INC.<br />

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Above: Nathan’s is dependable.<br />

Left: Ready to work.<br />

Below: Left to right, Nathan S. Hall<br />

and Nathan H. Hall, Jr., son and fa<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

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SUITES<br />

Since January 2011, Candlewood Suites,<br />

located at 4108 Legend Avenue in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

has been providing hotel guests an experience<br />

likened to a home away from home.<br />

Candlewood’s slogan is “Check In. And make<br />

<strong>the</strong> space your own.”<br />

Located not far off I-95 and less than five<br />

miles from Fort Bragg, Candlewood Suites<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Fort Bragg houses 114 suites<br />

and is an ideal hotel to enjoy a comfortable<br />

evening after a long drive or a hard day of<br />

work. Fine dining, a sports bar, fast food<br />

restaurants, a movie cinema and shopping are<br />

located right near <strong>the</strong> hotel.<br />

It is always free local calls at Candlewood,<br />

and at <strong>the</strong> twenty-four hour Candlewood<br />

Cupboard, you can get a complimentary cup<br />

of coffee. Candlewood Cupboard also offers<br />

guests grocery products <strong>the</strong>y might have<br />

forgotten or may not have had time to pick up<br />

at <strong>the</strong> store.<br />

Candlewood Suites makes you feel at<br />

home with first class amenities at a mid-scale<br />

extended stay price. You can live, work and<br />

relax with <strong>the</strong> “Comforts of Home” bedding<br />

collection. Each suite offers a fully equipped<br />

kitchen, a comfortable recliner, free highspeed<br />

wired and wireless Internet access, a<br />

television with DVD player, a large work space<br />

with two-line phone and executive chair. Full<br />

kitchens in each room come with a full-sized<br />

refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher,<br />

microwave and stovetop, disposal, plus a<br />

variety of cookware, dishes and utensils.<br />

There are free twenty-four hour laundry<br />

facilities, <strong>the</strong> Candlewood fitness center,<br />

outdoor gazebo grill, a movie and music<br />

lending library and Candlewood’s exclusive<br />

Lending Locker to include George Foreman<br />

Grills, Keurig Coffee Makers, board games<br />

and many o<strong>the</strong>r items. These services make<br />

<strong>the</strong> Candlewood Suites <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Fort Bragg<br />

as close to a home-like atmosphere as you<br />

can find.<br />

Candlewood Suites <strong>Fayetteville</strong>/Fort Bragg<br />

participates in <strong>the</strong> IHG Rewards Program,<br />

a free frequent stay program where you<br />

can discover all <strong>the</strong> ways you can win!<br />

“Let’s go places toge<strong>the</strong>r. Earning is effortless,<br />

redeeming points is simple.”<br />

To book your reservation today, log<br />

onto www.candlewoodsuites.com or call<br />

(910) 868-0873.<br />

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The Home Builders Association of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s (HBAF) mission is to serve,<br />

advocate and promote <strong>the</strong> local building<br />

and development industries while fostering<br />

unity between members, government and<br />

<strong>the</strong> community. Members of <strong>the</strong> HBAF<br />

shape <strong>the</strong> community where <strong>the</strong>y live, work,<br />

and play.<br />

“Keeping housing affordable creates jobs<br />

and growth for our community. For every<br />

home built 300 jobs are created. The housing<br />

industry is vital to <strong>the</strong> economic growth<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,” explains Executive Officer<br />

Natalie Fryer of <strong>the</strong> HBAF.<br />

HBAF offers services to <strong>the</strong> consumer.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> annual Carolina Home Show,<br />

patrons can talk with <strong>the</strong> experts in <strong>the</strong><br />

industry during <strong>the</strong> two day trade show.<br />

HBAF’s website also offers information for<br />

consumers thinking about buying a new<br />

home, remodeling an existing one, or general<br />

information about <strong>the</strong> housing industry.<br />

The impact of <strong>the</strong> HBAF goes beyond<br />

economic development. HBAF members are<br />

involved in <strong>the</strong>ir community as volunteers<br />

and leaders. Members participate in a variety<br />

of civic outreach initiatives such as Habitat<br />

for Humanity, <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Urban Ministries,<br />

and Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality<br />

Network. Members understand <strong>the</strong> importance<br />

of service to <strong>the</strong> community.<br />

Keeping HBAF members informed of local<br />

government policies, permits, and ordinances<br />

is a great value to its members. Partnering<br />

with local municipalities to review and<br />

understand ordinances that affect <strong>the</strong> housing<br />

industry is a continuous goal of <strong>the</strong> HBAF.<br />

“HBAF has provided services to members,<br />

<strong>the</strong> industry and <strong>the</strong> community for fifty years.<br />

What started as a small group of builders<br />

coming toge<strong>the</strong>r for <strong>the</strong> betterment of <strong>the</strong><br />

industry has grown to an association of over<br />

450 members. We are proud of our history<br />

and look forward to our future,” says Fryer.<br />

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Above: HBAF members built <strong>the</strong> 2012 Idea<br />

House to help promote new home trends.<br />

Below: HBAF members advocate on<br />

Capitol Hill.<br />

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CAR MART<br />

Lyn Degear opened Carolina Car Mart in<br />

1992 and has been in business on Yadkin<br />

Road since 2001. Being close to Fort Bragg<br />

has benefited his business.<br />

“I’m a retired chief warrant officer who<br />

has remained close to <strong>the</strong> military,” Degear<br />

said. “They make about seventy percent of<br />

<strong>the</strong> sales.”<br />

Military specials are featured at Carolina<br />

Car Mart year round.<br />

The business has grown from a one man<br />

operation to a five to six member staff.<br />

“I’ve had plenty of satisfied customers who<br />

have come back to purchase <strong>the</strong>ir second or<br />

third vehicle,” Degear said. “We have helped<br />

many customers who were credit challenged<br />

to obtain financing to restore <strong>the</strong>ir credit.<br />

We have also helped many get refinanced at<br />

a lower rate once <strong>the</strong>y established a pattern<br />

of payments.<br />

Carolina Car Mart offers used to almost<br />

brand new vehicles in all makes with a price<br />

range of $8,000 to $22,000 and interest rates<br />

as low as four percent, depending upon <strong>the</strong><br />

individual’s credit.<br />

“I’m always on <strong>the</strong> hunt for better deals on<br />

cars and interest rates for all <strong>the</strong> customers,”<br />

Degear said. “We have sold thousands of<br />

vehicles over <strong>the</strong> years.”<br />

“D&B lists us as a financially sound business<br />

and we’re a Better Business Bureau<br />

member. We build relationships for <strong>the</strong> long<br />

haul, not just a sale.”<br />

Carolina Car Mar is located at 5855<br />

Yadkin Road in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and on <strong>the</strong><br />

Internet at www.shopcarolinacarmart.com.<br />

Stop by and see what Carolina Car Mart has<br />

to offer or visit <strong>the</strong> website for what is new.<br />

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The City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> provides an array<br />

of services to more than 200,000 citizens,<br />

including police protection; fire and emergency<br />

services; recycling, yard waste, bulky<br />

item and trash collection; public transportation;<br />

parks and recreation; community<br />

development grants and loans; planning,<br />

code enforcement and inspections; human<br />

relations and Americans with Disabilities Act<br />

(ADA) services; traffic, paving, sidewalk and<br />

stormwater services; and air transportation.<br />

The services that <strong>the</strong> City provides are<br />

integral to <strong>the</strong> quality of life that <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

residents experience on a daily basis. The City<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and its employees work hard<br />

to capitalize on opportunities to provide high<br />

quality, citizen-friendly customer service,<br />

which is <strong>the</strong> hallmark of local government.<br />

The City is governed by a Council-<br />

Manager form of government, with direction<br />

provided by a ten member City Council,<br />

which is made up of a Mayor, elected at-large,<br />

and nine Council members, elected by<br />

citizens in voting districts. The City Council<br />

serves constituents in a similar fashion to<br />

that of a company’s board of directors representing<br />

its stakeholders. The City Council<br />

makes policy decisions for <strong>the</strong> City of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong> local government based on<br />

feedback from <strong>the</strong>ir constituents, and also<br />

appoints <strong>the</strong> City Manager and City Attorney.<br />

The City Manager manages <strong>the</strong> City<br />

of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> organization, comprised of<br />

approximately 1,500 employees. The employees<br />

work in three portfolios—Community<br />

Investment, Operations, and Support Services.<br />

Community Investment covers <strong>the</strong> Community<br />

Development, Human Relations, Development<br />

Services, Engineering & Infrastructure and<br />

Special Projects departments. Operations<br />

include <strong>the</strong> Police, Fire, Transit, Airport,<br />

Parks & Recreation and Environmental<br />

Services departments. Support Services features<br />

<strong>the</strong> Finance, Human Resource Development,<br />

Corporate Communications, Strategic Initiatives<br />

and Information Technology departments,<br />

as well as <strong>the</strong> City Clerk’s office.<br />

Many of <strong>the</strong> City departments<br />

are housed in City Hall, at 433 Hay<br />

Street. The Police Department is<br />

located adjacent to City Hall. The<br />

Fire Department administrative staff is located<br />

both in City Hall and at Fire Station 14<br />

on Langdon Street, across from <strong>Fayetteville</strong><br />

State University. Both <strong>the</strong> Fire and Police<br />

departments are nationally accredited.<br />

Environmental Services and Transit are located<br />

on Grove Street. Environmental Services<br />

provides recycling, yard waste, bulky item and<br />

trash collection. Transit provides public bus<br />

transportation and ADA van transportation.<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>-Cumberland Parks & Recreation<br />

is located on Lamon Street. Several o<strong>the</strong>r City<br />

departments are located at various facilities<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> City.<br />

The City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s Public Works<br />

Commission (PWC) provides electric, sewer<br />

and water utilities to citizens. PWC is located<br />

on Old Wilmington Road. PWC has approximately<br />

600 employees.<br />

Through all of <strong>the</strong>se departments and<br />

<strong>the</strong> hard work of dedicated employees, <strong>the</strong><br />

City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> achieves its mission of<br />

providing services that make <strong>Fayetteville</strong> a<br />

better place for all.<br />

For more information about <strong>the</strong> City of<br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, log onto www.cityoffayetteville.org<br />

or check out <strong>the</strong> City on Facebook at https://<br />

www.facebook.com/cityoffayettevillegovernment<br />

and Twitter at https://twitter.com/CityOfFayNC.<br />

Citizens can interact with local government<br />

by participating in discussions, forums<br />

and surveys on www.fayettevilleoutfront.com.<br />

CITY OF<br />


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Top: <strong>Fayetteville</strong> firefighters in front of<br />

Fire Station 14.<br />

Below: <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s finest in front of <strong>the</strong><br />

Police Department.<br />

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✧<br />

Founder Mike Karaman with his dogs,<br />

Milo (security) and Molly (customer<br />

service). They are located at 4424 Bragg<br />

Boulevard, Suite 101, <strong>Fayetteville</strong>,<br />

North Carolina 28303, (910) 222-1234<br />

and at www.karamancom.com.<br />

When Mike Karaman founded The Phone<br />

Network in 1987, his job included collecting<br />

coins from pay phones. Communications<br />

has changed at warp speed since <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

replaced by smart phones and an increasingly<br />

sophisticated Internet.<br />

Karaman first came to <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> via<br />

Fort Bragg after graduating from West Point in<br />

1979 with a degree in electrical engineering. A<br />

desire to operate his own business led him to<br />

resign his commission and use his knowledge<br />

and interest in telecommunications to start<br />

The Phone Network, which initially was a<br />

provider of now obsolete private pay phones.<br />

In 1990, Karaman became an authorized<br />

agent for Cellular One, <strong>the</strong>n a leader in wireless<br />

phone systems. The business expanded<br />

again in 1992 to fill a growing need for sales<br />

and servicing of business telephone systems<br />

and data systems.<br />

The name change to Karaman<br />

Communications, in 2008, reflected <strong>the</strong><br />

broader range of technology offered by <strong>the</strong><br />

company as it expanded. The company is<br />

a premier provider of Panasonic Business<br />

Telephone Equipment and can work with<br />

almost any type of business phone system.<br />

The company is also involved in all aspects of<br />

<strong>the</strong> communication and computer industry,<br />

utilizing VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)<br />

and performing all tasks associated with<br />

cabling for voice and data systems.<br />

Business telephone systems are <strong>the</strong> foundation<br />

of any business and <strong>the</strong> systems installed<br />

by Karaman are designed to be upgradeable<br />

and expandable as your business grows.<br />

These business telephone systems include<br />

advanced features such as call recording,<br />

Unified Messaging (voice mail to email), remote<br />

worker connectivity and remote management.<br />

When your computers crash or get a virus,<br />

Karaman Communications will have you up<br />

and running again quickly. Whe<strong>the</strong>r you<br />

need basic help installing software on your<br />

workstation, complex server work, or expert<br />

design of your network, <strong>the</strong>ir technicians can<br />

provide <strong>the</strong> right solution for your application.<br />

Karaman also specializes in off-site data<br />

backup, managed service offerings, antivirus<br />

protection and HIPPA compliancy.<br />

Karaman Communications also specializes<br />

in <strong>the</strong> complete installation of business<br />

communication systems with structured voice<br />

and data cabling design and infrastructure.<br />

Their trained technicians outfitted with truck<br />

inventory and test equipment are available<br />

to troubleshoot any type of cabling issue you<br />

might have.<br />

Karaman’s mission is for every employee to<br />

be educated and trained so <strong>the</strong>y may provide<br />

innovative, current technology solutions with<br />

prompt and courteous service. These solutions<br />

enable <strong>the</strong>ir customers to have a competitive<br />

advantage, increase profits in <strong>the</strong>ir business<br />

and/or save <strong>the</strong>m money.<br />

Mike lives in <strong>Fayetteville</strong> with his wife and<br />

has two daughters. He is an active member of<br />

Northwood Temple Church, president of <strong>the</strong><br />

West Point Society of Fort Bragg-Sandhills,<br />

board member of <strong>the</strong> USO of Fort Bragg, board<br />

member of Operation InAsMuch, secretary<br />

of Tip’s & Lead’s Club of Cumberland County<br />

and past chairman of <strong>the</strong> Cumberland County<br />

Work Force Development Board. The Karaman<br />

Family also owns three franchise stores of<br />

Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming serving <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Fayetteville</strong>, Raleigh and Cary areas.<br />

Karaman Communications believes in doing<br />

business <strong>the</strong> old-fashioned way—with integrity,<br />

honesty, and dependability—eye-to-eye and<br />

with a handshake. You can place your<br />

confidence in Karaman Communications for<br />

all your communications needs.<br />

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The <strong>Fayetteville</strong> <strong>Region</strong>al Chamber enjoys<br />

a rich history of serving <strong>the</strong> area’s business<br />

community. Founded in <strong>the</strong> late 1800s, <strong>the</strong><br />

organization has experienced a number of<br />

rebirths over <strong>the</strong> decades, each designed to<br />

better meet <strong>the</strong> community’s needs at <strong>the</strong> time.<br />

Today’s Chamber is focused, sophisticated<br />

and robust. Through <strong>the</strong> leadership of its<br />

investors, <strong>the</strong> Chamber has <strong>the</strong> primary<br />

responsibility for <strong>the</strong> advocacy, recruitment,<br />

retention and growth of businesses large in<br />

small in <strong>the</strong> greater <strong>Fayetteville</strong> region.<br />

Among <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s core values are integrity,<br />

innovation and creativity and to stand as a<br />

forward-looking champion for <strong>the</strong> long-term.<br />

Among <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s priorities are<br />

community development with a focus on <strong>the</strong><br />

development of quality-of-place, and to link<br />

public and private sectors through a unique,<br />

proven partnership.<br />

In addition, <strong>the</strong> area’s economic development<br />

effort serves to streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> local<br />

economy through <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s Economic<br />

Development Alliance, which is solely<br />

focused on growing private sector jobs and<br />

investment in <strong>the</strong> region.<br />

Fort Bragg is a major contributor to<br />

our community’s economy. The Chamber’s<br />

focus on relationships between military<br />

leadership, <strong>the</strong> men and women in uniform<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ir families and <strong>the</strong> long-term<br />

sustainability of Fort Bragg, primarily<br />

through <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s nearly sixty year old<br />

Military Affairs Council, tops its focus in<br />

this area.<br />

Advocacy and public policy is <strong>the</strong><br />

centerpiece of <strong>the</strong> Chamber’s action as it<br />

promotes and protects <strong>the</strong> interests of<br />

business by establishing a business-friendly<br />

environment and increasing grassroots<br />

political participation.<br />

The Chamber’s work, regardless of area,<br />

is exclusively on behalf of its nearly 1,000<br />

business members, <strong>the</strong> lifeblood of its effort.<br />

The Chamber recognizes <strong>the</strong> challenging<br />

environment that businesses operate in<br />

today, and designs, develops and implements<br />

programs and practices to help its members<br />

to respond to those challenges.<br />

The Chamber means business, and is<br />

proud to serve as a regional leader in shaping<br />

<strong>the</strong> community’s future.<br />




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About <strong>the</strong> Photographer<br />

B Y R O N J O N E S<br />

“I believe in <strong>the</strong> aes<strong>the</strong>tics in relationship to <strong>the</strong> creative process and one’s self-expression”.<br />

In making that statement, photography has been my continued journey in my quest for learning,<br />

exploring and experiencing <strong>the</strong> visual arts. We live in a vertical, multi complex world and are<br />

bombarded with choices, decisions and consequences.<br />

To capture <strong>the</strong> moment of space and time while interpreting it’s perceived meaning is my challenge.<br />

I officially began my fascination with photography while attending college and witnessing <strong>the</strong> magic<br />

of developing a print in a darkroom environment. I became enthralled by photography and remain so.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> years I have been involved in numerous working experiences and have remained<br />

closely associated with <strong>the</strong> field of photography. I have fur<strong>the</strong>red my photographic education while<br />

attending Pratt Institute, Fashion Institute of Technology, The Bronx Botanical Gardens photo program<br />

and <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Technical Community College.<br />

I have been <strong>the</strong> recipient of numerous awards for photographic excellent and served as a competition judge while in New York City.<br />

As a project director I successfully organized and participated in a photo essay entitled A Week in <strong>the</strong> Life of The Bronx. The project<br />

highlighted <strong>the</strong> positive aspects of a multi cultural, diverse and commercial borough. New York City’s mayor and <strong>the</strong> borough president<br />

endorsed <strong>the</strong> project along with numerous sponsors. One of my most adoring honors was that of president of <strong>the</strong> New York Botanical/<br />

Zoological Photographic Society, which I served for four years.<br />

As a transplant and now residing in <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, I have fully embraced all that <strong>the</strong> city has to offer in its uniqueness and continue<br />

to be involved in <strong>the</strong> visual art field. Along with my personal freelance endeavors I maintain my journey.<br />

At present, I am a commercial and editorial photographer with <strong>Fayetteville</strong>’s CityView Magazine. I have felt <strong>the</strong> energy and experienced<br />

<strong>the</strong> heart and soul of <strong>Fayetteville</strong> and I am proud to call it my home.<br />

About <strong>the</strong> Author<br />

N A T H A N W A L L S<br />

Nathan Walls has lived in <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> area for eight years. He is a<br />

public information specialist for <strong>the</strong> City of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, where he handles<br />

media relations, publications and media releases. Walls has worked with fellow<br />

staff members to win fourteen state awards and one national award from<br />

government communications organizations. He is also a freelance writer for<br />

CityView Magazine, and has also been published in AAA Go Magazine, Eastern<br />

Basketball Magazine and <strong>the</strong> <strong>Fayetteville</strong> Observer. His work also includes<br />

covering Cleveland Indians baseball for MLB.com and local features for<br />

Patch.com. Walls was a newspaper reporter in Yadkinville and Laurinburg,<br />

North Carolina, before working in public relations. He dedicates this book<br />

to his son, Joseph.<br />

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ISBN: 978-1-939300-73-7<br />


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