Fayetteville, North Carolina

Applications now available for youth Airport academy

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Fayetteville Regional Airport (FAY) staff members are excited to announce applications are available for the youth Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy. The ACE Academy is a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation to offer middle and high school students the opportunity to explore possible careers in aviation-related fields.

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2021-2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN: HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2021-2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN. HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) In response to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has notified the City of Fayetteville that it will receive an allocation of $3,397,564 to be used to build and preserve affordable housing. This allocation was authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, which was signed into law on March 11, 2021, to respond to the growing effects of this unprecedented public health crisis.

Fayetteville City Council Recap - May 9, 2022

Watch the full meeting here. Council began with an announcement from Ms. Sharon Moyer, Community Engagement Administrator for the Partnership for Children regarding their Family Connects program. A proclamation was then given by the Mayor to the Cape Fear Regional Tennis Foundation President, Ms. Rosemary McLean, and Secretary, Mr. Robert...

Fayetteville urges being proactive ahead of hurricane season

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The City of Fayetteville is encouraging residents to be proactive now ahead of the Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins in June. This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week nationally and in North Carolina, and this is a great time to develop your personal and household preparedness plans. Safety officials warn that you should be cautious no matter how much experience you have with storms. Whether you are a lifelong resident or have just moved to Fayetteville and the surrounding areas, each season brings new experiences.

Fayetteville City Council Work Session Recap - May 2, 2022

Fayetteville City Council Work Session Recap - May 2, 2022. Council's May Work Session included a number of important topics of discussion including the below. Council heard a request from Chancellor Darrell Allison for $250,000 in support of FSU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub to support regional entrepreneurs and existing businesses. Council provided consensus to support the request. Read more about this agenda item.

Kooking with Kristen goes live at the Firehouse

Visit the Fayetteville Fire Department Facebook page to see the most recent episode of Kooking with Kristen. Kristen Biedermann is the City’s Health and Wellness Specialist. She produces a monthly Zoom broadcast for City employees and this time she went live for the public! Biedermann visited Fire Station 12 at Hope Mills Road to make a pasta bar for the team. She joined Fire and Life Safety Educator Nicholas Hammond to cook the spread. Biedermann says she wanted to visit a fire station because they have nice, large kitchens. She says a batch of spaghetti can be something easy and healthy to make for your crew at work or at home. “Big dishes like spaghetti are common in the fire house,” Biedermann said. “So we thought we would show them how to make it a bit healthier.”

Springtime cleanup: Fayetteville Beautiful is a community effort

Crews continue to collect bags from the Fayetteville Beautiful citywide cleanup. Parks and Recreation Management Analyst Jessica Howell organized the event, along with community partners. This was Howell’s first year leading the efforts on behalf of the City. She took the reins from Assistant to the City Manager Brook Redding. “We had an amazing turnout for the Fayetteville Beautiful spring event and I'm looking forward to the fall event,” Howell said. “I'm thankful I had the opportunity to take the lead and even more thankful for everyone who assisted me. It just proves that working together equals success.”

A career choice that can save lives; 911 Center will onboard new employees

New beginnings happen in the Spring! In the coming months, the City 911 Communications Center will onboard new employees. Members of the Communications team met face to face with Telecommunicator applicants at hiring fairs on April 12 and 16 at Kiwanis Rec Center. A total of more than 30 people attended the events. Currently, the City employs 40 full-time telecommunicators and seven part-time telecommunicators.

Commission holds Denim Day event

(Fayetteville, N.C.) –The Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission recognized Denim Day this week for the first time in Fayetteville and Cumberland County history. A lunch event was held on Wednesday at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens with more than 125 in attendance. Participants, through their presence, renewed a commitment to supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Transit Director receives Milestone Award ahead of retirement

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) Director Randy Hume received state-level recognition ahead of his planned retirement. Hume was recently honored with a North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) Milestone Award. The Milestone Award recognizes retiring NCPTA members for their years of service and or exceptional service and duty to the Association.