Cumberland County, NC

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Cumberland County Manager Amy Cannon announces plans to retire

Cumberland County Manager Amy Cannon plans to retire effective Dec. 1, according to a news release from the county. Cannon informed the Board of Commissioners of her decision on Monday, the release said. Cannon has 32 years of service with Cumberland County and has been county manager since 2014. “It...
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Cumberland board takes steps to address water contamination

Cumberland County Manager Amy Cannon on Aug. 1 asked the county Board of Commissioners to consider creating two new water and sewer districts to combat contamination of private wells due to GenX and other forever PFAS chemicals in portions of the county. She said creating distinct water and sewer districts...

High schools adapting football practices to accommodate triple-digit heat

Fayetteville, N.C. — The heat is on in Cumberland County, yet it's not stopping high schools from getting student athletes ready for the upcoming football season. Aug. 1 was the first day high school athletes could practice for fall sports. Much of the week has featured triple-digit heat. Throw in some football pads and a helmet, and there could be a heat-related disaster.

Local cultural arts projects receive $31,801 through the Arts Council’s Mini Grant program

[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County (Arts Council) completed another Mini Grant cycle awarding $31,801 to six nonprofit organizations and nine contracted artists in Cumberland County for various local cultural arts projects that take place through December 2022. Forty-three applications were submitted for the June...

NVR announces $34 million expansion in Cleveland and Cumberland Counties

Homebuilder NVR, Inc. says it will invest more than $33.9 million to expand its capacity in Kings Mountain and build a new facility in Fayetteville. “When companies already in North Carolina choose to expand here, it’s a great vote of confidence,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Our ability to support NVR’s growth demonstrates the reliability of our workforce, access to supply chains, and quality of life as attractive tools to meet the increasing demands of the homebuilding industry.”

Cumberland County Health Department to reopen Thursday after A/C repairs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Cumberland County Department of Public Health officials said its building will re-open for patients starting Thursday after being closed for two days. The building closed down Tuesday morning and an emergency chiller was installed to restore air conditioning Wednesday, according to Cumberland County officials. The...

Homebuilder NVR bringing 261 jobs, $33M to NC for two facilities

CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Even as the Federal Reserve has increased the cost of borrowing, in part to tamp down the rising cost of housing across the nation, new homes are still being built in North Carolina and across the Southeast, and a national homebuilder will invest more than $33 million in the state.
Raleigh News & Observer

Virginia homebuilder plans $34M expansion in NC, bringing 261 jobs to 2 counties

Virginia homebuilder NVR will expand its presence in North Carolina, creating 261 jobs in a pair of counties. The company plans to invest over $33.9 million in North Carolina by expanding its presence in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, and building a new facility in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, according to a news release Tuesday from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office.
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Cumberland County teacher named to WGU Alumni Council

Maureen Stover of Fayetteville has been appointed to Western Governors University Southeast Region Distinguished Alumni Council and will provide insight for the needs of WGU students in North Carolina. Stover is a high school science teacher with Cumberland County Schools, a former Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the...
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Man charged with arson following Fayetteville motel fire

A man wanted in connection with a Saturday morning fire at a motel on Gillespie Street has been arrested and charged with arson, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Michael Devon Dunham, 44, of St. Pauls, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree arson and burning of personal property, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Dunham is in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond. His first appearance is scheduled for Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the detention center.