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Cumberland FREE County’s F&B PUBLICATIONS CommunityNewspaper VOLUME 23 ISSUE 37 Sept. 19 - 25, 2018 21st AnnualSpecial EditionProfits before people? ‘Music Rock’n on the RiverNo thanks, Smithfield! City’ opens brings music to theRep. Billy Richardson weighs in at CFRT Cape Fear

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Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited.Various ads with art graphics designed with ele- ments from: Bowman. “However, we are a resilient and caring community. Hugo, Fran, Matthew and now Florence were all unwelcome Editor’s note: Publisher Bill Bowman and Fayetteville edition of Up & Coming Week- the staff at Up & Coming Weekly look forward ly. This is the largest and most-read edi- tion of the year and is used year-round to Special Editionto celebrating our Best of Fayetteville winners introduce newcomers to the Fayetteville/ every year. The excitement, the party and the guests that came and went, leaving paths Cumberland County community. This edition also remains online all year at memories we make each year are andintegral of destruction in their wake and changing All winners have hyperlinks back to their part of our company’s identity. Hurricane our lives forever by testing our mettle and websites. Florence has other plans for us this year, strengthening our resolves. It is unfortu- “Winning Best of Fayetteville is a really big deal,” said Best of Fayetteville Pro- though. We are still celebrating the Best of nate that we face these challenges at a time gram Manager Don Garner. “The winners deserve to be recognized, and we will Fayetteville winners, but the party is off. And when we are celebrating and congratulat- be contacting each winner in the com- ing weeks to make sure they are properly we are devastated – for the community and ing our Best of Fayetteville winners. Now, congratulated.” the destruction Florence has wrought. Below it’s time to focus entirely on putting fami- Up & Coming Weekly is much more than a weekly community newspaper. Since is the text from a press release announcing lies and lives back together and rebuilding its creation in 1996, its mission and focus has been to accentuate and illuminate the Bill’s decision to cancel this year’s Best of our homes and businesses.” quality of life enjoyed here in Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and Cumberland County. Fayetteville party as the community turns to The Best of Fayetteville readership and BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & rebuilding and recovering. community survey is sponsored by Up & COMING WEEKLY. COMMENTS? [email protected] For 21 years, Up & Coming Weekly has Coming Weekly, the Greater Fayetteville 910-484-6200. celebrated the very best in this community Chamber and the Better Business Bureau. WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM with a reader survey followed by a Best of It is a comprehensive and rigorous process Fayetteville celebration. 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OPINIONGhosts of hurricanes pastby MARGARET DICKSONHurricane Florence came ashore as a Category 1. Damages have yet to be determined. morning after Fran passed through Fayetteville, thePhoto credit: Dicksons and every other family on our one-block Haymount street were out in our yards surveying the As I write this, Hurricane Florence is inching In 2005, Katrina, another Cat 5, decimated the damage, which was abundant. More than half of theacross North Carolina with the speed of oozing hair Gulf Coast, displaced thousands and overwhelmed 15 houses on our block had trees through their roofs,gel, as a much-diminished Category 1 storm. The organizations trying to help. and one house had two – one from the front yardextent of her damage remains unclear, perhaps even and one from the back – crashing into the vacant bedyet undone, but it is evident that parts of North Caro- The deadliest hurricane in American history pre- of a school-age child. TV crews filmed that house solina are taking serious hits. As is always the case with dates naming and categorizing and is simply called often that we neighbors were convinced they werehurricanes, coastal residents and property owners the Great Storm of 1900, probably as what we would trying to hire the property owner. Parents were fran-watch the storms with resignation, knowing they are now term a Cat 4. It struck Galveston, Texas, with- tically trying to keep children away from downed buton borrowed time. out warning and is believed to have taken between still live power lines spanning the narrow street. 6,000 and 12,000 lives, the greatest natural disaster Hurricane Hazel in 1954 continues to be the in our nation’s history. As significant as hurricanes Our neighborhood was without power for six longbenchmark hurricane for Baby Boomers. For mil- can be, technology now allows us to know what is days in sweltering humidity, but we were luckierlennials, the benchmark is Hurricane Fran in 1996. coming and to prepare, an advantage the people of than many on that score. I remember turning ontoThey are in the pantheon of epic storms, including Galveston and countless other places facing natural our street on the sixth day and meeting a FloridaAndrew, a Cat 5 storm that set Florida on its heels. disasters did not have. utility truck whose crew had just restored our power.One friend who survived it still describes her life as Thrilled beyond measure, I blew kisses to those kindBA (before Andrew) and AA (after Andrew). North Carolinians love our hurricane stories, men in full daylight in front of God and country. some of which include hurricane parties. The Fran took the lives of 24 North Carolinians and caused more than $11 billion in damages to homes, businesses, infrastructure, crops and timber. She covered two-thirds of our state with winds and rain and cut new inlets along the coast. She reminded hurricane veterans and newcomers alike that when Mother Nature goes on a tear, there is not much to do but hunker down as safely as possible and watch with our fingers crossed. In the 22 years since Fran struck, other hurricanes, including the recently departed Florence, have come and gone. No one knows what the rest of hurricane season 2018 will bring, but keep this in mind – in 1996, North Carolina’s population was 7.5 million people. Today, we are the 10th largest state with almost 10.4 million residents, many of whom have never experienced a hurricane at all, much less a Fran or more. North Carolina has not been hit with a Cat 3 or higher since Fran, which does not mean a three, four or five will arrive this season. It does mean that, statistically, North Carolina has been rid- ing a long lucky streak. The odds of that streak lasting indefinitely are slim to none. MARGARET DICKSON, Columnist. COMMENTS? Edi- [email protected] 910-484-6200. Get A GreAt DeAL from GrEaT rEasoNs To sTarT tV GuiDe mAGAzine YoUr sUBsCrIPTIoN for UP & CoMING WEEKLY rEadErs oNLY Every issue delivers inside scoop on your favorite shows you save 89% off Tv GuIDe MaGaZINe Breaking news keeps you in the knowone year start Your subscription online, By Mail or Call Highlights help guide you to what’s special worth watching online: Your favorite stars take you behind$15 the scenes mail: complete order form below 28 Pages of easy-to-use call: 1-800-365-1940 primetime listings WHeN CaLLING use PRoMo: K6fNsWPZZ SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 5WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

OPINIONMaybe, just maybe, there is hopeby KARL MERRITTI find it more and more difficult to be hope- As I have watched this process prove suc-ful regarding the future of America, this country cessful across the years, my hope for a re-that I love. Despite so many positive indicators, bound to independent thinking on the partsuch as low unemployment, high consumer of so many people caught in this cycle hasconfidence, a booming economy and stock constantly, a greatly diminished nuclear threat from Then came the eulogy that Rev. Jasper Wil-North Korea, a stand against other countries liams Jr., senior pastor of Salem Bible Churchexploiting us in trade, and the list goes on, there in Atlanta, Georgia, recently did for Arethaare those among us who seem determined to Franklin, one of the great singing voices ofdrive the country toward collapse. Alarmingly, any era. Rev. Williams addressed some issuesthey seem to be making progress. and made statements that I knew would bringThe situation described above is more than volleys of negative responses. Consider thesesufficient to challenge my ongoing quest for segments from an Associated Press article titledhope. However, added to this is my deep sad- “Old-school eulogy at Aretha Franklin funeralness and concern as I watch the dismantling ignites wrath.”of what was once a strong, close-knit, self- “He also blamed integration and the civilsufficient black population in America. That rights movement for ripping the heart out ofcondition has become a treasured memory black micro-economies that once relied onfrom many years ago. Even more distressing black-owned small businesses such as groceryand hope-defeating is how we have come to this stores, hotels and banks.extremely low point against the backdrop of a “As for black women, he preached that ‘asproud history of overcoming seemingly insur- proud, beautiful and fine as our black womenmountable obstacles. At Aretha Franklin’s eulogy, Pastor Jasper Williams Jr. addressed is- are, one thing a black woman cannot do, a The prevailing mode of operation from the sues in the black community. black woman cannot raise a black boy to be Photo credit: a man.’black community has become one of callingon others to fix all that adversely affects us, “Williams described as ‘abortion after birth’and when that is not done, the claim is racism advocating collective or governmental ownership the idea of children being raised without a ‘pro-coupled with the constant contention that we are and administration of the means of production and vider’ father and a mother as the ‘nurturer.’being denied the financial and other support to distribution of goods.” At present, Gillum’s aimswhich we are entitled. I say “prevailing” because might not fit the pure definition of socialism, but “He negated the Black Lives Matter movementthere are some of us who do not adhere to this mode they do have undertones of it. That is, he is pursu- altogether in light of black-on-black crime, fallingof operation. ing greater governmental administration of critical back on a rhyming pattern of yore: ‘It amazes me economic elements, such as healthcare and funding how it is when the police kills one of us we’re ready What should be viewed as frightening is how of college education. to protest, march, destroy innocent property,’ Wil-we transitioned from that strong, close-knit, self- liams began. ‘We’re ready to loot, steal whateversufficient community to the mode of operation With that bit of context in place, consider the we want, but when we kill 100 of us, nobody saysreflected in the preceding paragraph. It was the following segments from an article by Brendan anything, nobody does anything. Black-on-blackresult of thought manipulation. There has been an Farrington of The Associated Press, titled “Florida crime, we’re all doing time, we’re locked up in ourongoing effort by many in this country to con- governor’s race turns ugly in aftermath of primary.” mind, there’s got to be a better way, we must stopvince black Americans that we are victims of white this today.’”America – of the wealthy – and that racism lurks “Racism immediately became an issue in thearound every corner. If one accepts that argument, Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nomi- Initially, I was seeing, on social media and in vari-it opens them to processing every decision in the nees made predictions: The Democrat said voters ous articles, overwhelming condemnation of Wil-framework of those beliefs. Doing so opens one aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while liams’ eulogy. The comments said he demonstratedup to having their thoughts controlled by anyone the Republican said voters shouldn’t ‘monkey this misogyny, bigotry, lack of proper consideration forwho understands how to present issues and make up’ by choosing his African-American opponent. the occasion and broke Franklin’s trust. This listpromises in a manner that is acceptable to, and could go on. Sprinkled in with all the opposing viewssupportive of, that way of thinking. In summary, a “Meanwhile, on Fox News, DeSantis called Gillum were many (far more than I would have expected)particular mindset is formed in people by others an ‘articulate’ candidate, but said ‘the last thing we comments in support of the pastor. I even saw sup-who then manipulate thought by sending mes- need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace portive Facebook posts from black individuals who,sages that drive people to actions that benefit the a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bank- given their social and political stance, I never wouldcontrollers of thought. rupting this state. That is not going to work. It’s not have expected them to see Williams’ comments as going to be good for Florida.’ necessary or true. This manipulative process is rampant acrossAmerica. A recent case-in-point is how the Florida “Democrats immediately decried DeSantis’ com- Mary J. wrote the following in response to a bloggovernor’s race started. The candidates are Tallahas- ment as racist. post by Jacqueline J. Holness titled “Seven Reasonssee Mayor Andrew Gillum and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSan- Why I Approve of The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr.’s Eu-tis. Gillum is black and a Democrat, while DeSantis “’That was more than a dog-whistle,’” said U.S. logy at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral.”is white and a Republican. Gillum’s website states Rep. Lois Frankel, a West Palm Beach Democrat.he “would focus on making college debt free and ‘That was absolutely a racist, disgusting statement. I “It’s never a right time to speak words that theencouraging businesses to share responsibility for don’t think there’s any other way to interpret it.’” masses don’t want to hear. But based on historyeducating the workforce they want to hire.” He also shared with me by my black family, our churchessupports Medicare for all and contends that access Note that in the first segment, Farrington did not were once the first place you heard truth whetherto healthcare is a right. He calls for a $15-per-hour quote “by choosing his African-American oppo- you liked it or not. Change rarely grows out of com-minimum wage and wants to raise Florida’s corpo- nent.” Those are the words of the writer. The second fort and status quo. You must shake things up andrate tax rate to pay for his state-level initiatives. segment reflects exactly what DeSantis said and dare I say, Pastor Williams really caused quite a stir.” includes nothing regarding Gillum’s race. What is Some refer to Gillum as a socialist. Others rebut reflected in Farrington’s article is a prime example Maybe, just maybe, there is hope.that label by saying he does not fit the precise defini- of the mode of operation for manipulating blacktion. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines socialism thought, which was explained earlier. There is the KARL MERRITT, Columnist. COM-as “any of various economic and political theories conditioning to have one’s thoughts and decisions MENTS? [email protected] driven by racial considerations. With that piece in com. 910-484-6200. place, messages such as the one presented above are regularly deposited in this fertile soil.6 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

OPINIONProfit before people? No thanks, Smithfield!by REP. BILLY RICHARDSONFarmers and agriculture communi-ties are the backbone of our great state,and every time I see a billboard pro-claiming, “Thank a Farmer Three Timesa Day!” I wholeheartedly agree. Ourfarmers are the reason each of us hasfood to eat and clothes to wear. Morespecifically, hog farmers in our statework day and night, with little time off,to put food on all of our tables. They doso with limited resources. Meanwhile,our General Assembly willfully ignoresthe needs of our farmers and agricultur-al communities, failing to provide themwith necessary financial resources toconvert antiquated open-air hog wastelagoon systems to environmentally sus-tainable waste management systems. The vast majority of the hogs creating that stench are owned by Smithfield Foods.Ignoring this issue pits farmers against must also support our farmers. Smithfield knowstheir neighbors rather than construc- stripping citizens of their constitutional prop-tively solving the dilemma to serve the best interests erty rights and destroying over 200 years of North this and continues to use its time-honored scare tac-of everyone in our agricultural communities. Carolina’s law on nuisance. The law effectively bans tics to push our farmers and the General AssemblyHog lagoons are open-air pits, the size of a foot- North Carolinians from suing bad actors, such as into acting irrationally.ball field or larger, where hog waste is stored before Smithfield, for nuisance, enabling Smithfield’s I plan to formally request Gov. Cooper to makeit is sprayed onto surrounding land – so the lagoons continued use of outdated waste practices for the this a top priority item in his budget and to backdo not overflow. As anyone who has been near one foreseeable future regardless of harm caused to our our introduction of the bill in the Nov. 27 session of our General Assembly. If Gov. Cooper or legisla-of these large hog farms can attest, the stench can be agricultural communities. Smithfield claims that forcing it to make changes tive leaders call a session earlier, I will request theoverpowering. The vast majority of the hogs creat- governor call for its passage at that time. Simplying that stench are owned by Smithfield Foods, now on these farms will force Smithfield out of North Carolina and force family farmers out of business. put, our agricultural communities and wonderfula Chinese-owned entity; that is the company thatsome neighbors have sued for the nuisance Smith- This is nothing more than a scare tactic to make its rivers and streams are too stressed to delay action.field has caused by continuing to use an antiquated own employees, farmers and even jurors fearful that Specifically, I propose that the state and Smithfield equally share the costs of covering the lagoons andwaste-disposal method. Sadly, Smithfield refuses Smithfield will leave. Actions, however, speak farto use superior technology, identified by scien- louder than words, and Smithfield’s actions include installing innovative waste management systems.tists at North Carolina State University, that’s been a $100 million expansion of the Tar Heel processing The state would fund this public-private initiative plant in 2017 as well as adoption of new technolo- using a portion of the state’s $1.8 billion “Rainy Day”deemed operationally and technically feasible. Inother states, such as Missouri, Smithfield has been gies in other states, all while remaining operational fund. Smithfield’s costs are feasible given it is merely a small fraction of just one year’s profits. Doing soforced to adopt superior technology. Refusal to act and profitable. They have no intention of leavingboth by Smithfield and by our state government has North Carolina – nor should they. Not with folks like would give much-needed relief to our environment as well as to the families living in our agriculturalcaused our farmers’ neighbors to desperately seek Tom Butler raising hogs. communities. As Mr. Butler said in the cover storyrelief from the courts. As a result, three juries have Tom Butler is a 77-year-old hog farmer in Har-returned verdicts to force Smithfield’s hand. nett County. Once he became aware of the extent of the most recent Campbell University magazine:So far, there have been three trials, and each to which his operation was harming the environ- “I just want to do the right thing. If we don’t do therespective jury unanimously decided that not only ment and his community, he took matters into his right thing – as an industry – people are going to suf- fer. … We don’t have the right to make anyone sufferhas Smithfield unreasonably caused a nuisance for own hands. He installed lagoon covers and otherthese neighbors, but also that Smithfield should be improvements – despite receiving no financial back- while we profit.” A clean environment and a strong, sustainablepunished – to the tune of more than $500 million – ing from the hog industry. After his lagoons were agricultural industry are both essential to Northfor using antiquated waste-disposal methods when covered, his neighbors reported to him that it was as though the farm and its odors practically disap- Carolina’s future and are not mutually exclusive. At-better, cleaner methods are available. Instead ofheeding these juries’ advice, Smithfield decided to peared. Smithfield continues to ignore the problem, tacking our court system is an excuse, not a solution. and solutions, putting its bottom line before the wel- While I realize my solution would use our citizens’attack the court system! precious tax dollars, I can think of no better use thanSmithfield-backed politicians and other industry fare of North Carolinians. Last year, Smithfield made $1 billion in profit on to preserve both our environment and the farmersrepresentatives have falsely claimed the judge and who feed us.jurors have a bias against farming – despite all evi- the backs of our North Carolina farmers and paiddence pointing to the contrary. In fact, the judge was nearly $250 million to just four of its executives from Near the end of his last term in office, knowingborn and raised on a farm in the heavily agricultural 2010-15. Yet our underappreciated and underpaid that the industry had to change, Gov. Hunt called forRobeson County. The three juries collectively con- farmers have not seen meaningful increase in rev- a 10-year lagoon conversion plan. That was nearlysisted of 34 Eastern North Carolina citizens, many enues for years. Our farmers simply cannot afford to 20 years ago. Since then, not only has no conver-from leading agricultural counties and with varying improve or correct our hog lagoon waste problems, sion taken place, the conversion process hasn’t even started! As 34 impartial Eastern North Carolinapolitical and economic backgrounds. Yet still, all but Smithfield can. Smithfield must.34 jurors agreed on one thing after hearing all the Since the good citizens of Cumberland County re- jurors have now unanimously agreed, Smithfield’sevidence: Smithfield must clean up its act. turned me to the General Assembly three years ago, “kick the can” strategy must end.Not only has our veto-proof General Assembly I have become painfully aware that, as a body, we I welcome a healthy, civil debate.ignored this problem, it recently passed legislation are quick to blame and short on solutions. It seems prioritizing the financial interest of Smithfield, a we would rather play political football with issues of STATE REP. BILLY RICHARDSON,Chinese-owned corporation, over the safety and vital importance than fix those issues and actually D-Cumberland. COMMENTS?welfare of rural North Carolinians. The sweeping improve the lives of our people. Simply put, we must [email protected] was passed, over Gov. 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NEWS DIGEST accounts by Phil Nordyke, who told the story of his time as a mortar squad leader with Brown. After theSales tax allocation debate Army, Brown went to work as an explosives techni- cian at DuPont and Co. He is survived by two daugh-a STAFF REPORT ters, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, according to his obituary. The rebate is the heart of the issue. City council wants to phase it out and retain all sales tax pro- New police cars ceeds received via the population method. The city police department will soon be replacing “I hope that as we approach this, we don’t even let about 16 percent of its fleet of cruisers. Unlike many ad valorem enter the vocabulary,” county commis- law enforcement agencies, the FPD has avoided sion chairman Larry Lancaster said recently. It’s the switching to SUVs. Chief Gina Hawkins said the other method the county could use to allocate funds. department can purchase additional patrol cars with the savings. City council just authorized the Fayetteville’s mayor said he will establish a city World War II hero dies purchase of 46 Dodge Chargers at a cost of $1.375council committee to develop a proposal for county million from Performance Automotive Groupcommissioners on the future of sales tax distribu- Former Staff of Clinton. It was the low bidder of three dealer-tion. Both local governments had agreed to settle Sgt. Russell ships that submitted bids. For several years, thethe issue by next year. Council members hope to Brown was one Fayetteville Police Department has been phasingrenew the current sales tax distribution agreement of the legendary out Fords in favor of Dodge Charger Pursuit modelsbased on population. paratroopers with 5.7-liter Hemi-V8 engines. who made every Mayor Mitch Colvin’s idea is to cap the percent- combat jumpage of revenue distribution through 2026. County during Worldgovernment by law decides how to distribute the War II, forevermillions of dollars in state sales tax receipts returned cementing histo the community by the state. place in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division. Brown passed away Aug. 31, at the age of 96 in The current inter-local distribution agreement Georgetown, Kentucky, according to his obituary.will remain in effect until June 30, 2019. The towns A spokesman for the 82nd Airborne confirmed theof Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Stedman, Wade, Falcon, Purple Heart recipient was one of the soldiers whoGodwin and Eastover are also parties to the arrange- parachuted into Salerno and Sicily, Italy, as well asment. They’ve agreed to the current allocation made Normandy, France, and Nijmegen, Holland.on a population basis, as well as a 50 percent rebate Brown’s story was featured in “Four Stars of Valor:of city sales taxes to the county in areas annexed by The Combat History of the 505th Parachute Infan-Fayetteville in recent years. try” and “All American, All the Way: The Combat History of the 82nd Airborne Division,” nonfiction8 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

NEWSGender identity controversyby JEFF THOMPSONFayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin said city council is in no hurry to amend a city ordinance gov-erning Fayetteville’s human relations commission. Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin law since the Human Relations Com-said city council is in no hurry to mission does not have regulatory au-amend a city ordinance governing thority. It serves only as an advisoryFayetteville’s human relations com- agency to local government.mission. The advisory commissionhas suggested adding gender identity Members of Fayetteville Pride,and sexual orientation to its man- which has a mission to embracedate. The proposal was deleted from diversity, urged the city to make thethe agenda of council’s last meet- change. “I’m very proud of who I am,”ing. Some observers suggest that the said Ashley Williams, who identifiedlonger the city puts the issue off, the herself as a transgender woman whomore difficult it will be to deal with it. is a Christian. “Thirty-two percent of transgender North Carolinians report The issue was discussed briefly being fired, denied a promotion orduring a city council dinner session not hired because of their genderthat preceded the regular meeting. identity or sexual expression,” Wil-“Discrimination is unacceptable,” liams added. Several others spoke insaid Councilman Jim Arp. A couple favor of the proposed change.dozen residents attended the meet-ing prepared to talk about the issue City Council created theand did so during a public forum. Fayetteville Human RelationsMany of those who spoke identified Advisory Commission and Humanthemselves as members of the LGBT Relations Department in 1968 tocommunity. They urged council to provide channels through whichadopt the proposed amendment. racial tensions could be reduced and cooperation could be obtained. Two months ago, the Fayetteville- Cumberland County Commission-Cumberland Human Relations ers also created an advisory com-Commission voted unanimously to mission that year. The city’s initialask council to make the change. The advisory commission was composedordinance as structured decades ago of 11 members representing a racial,allows the commission to investigate ethnic and economic cross-sectioncomplaints of discrimination based of the citizens of Fayetteville.on race, color, religion, nationalorigin, ancestry, sex, disability and As a governmental body, the com-age. The change would add “sexual mission was subjected to the sameorientation, gender identity and supervision, personnel management,veteran status” to the list. operation and budget procedures that applied to other city departments. Tammy Fitzgerald of the North Rep. Elmer Floyd, D-Cumberland,Carolina Values Coalition said the was an early director of the depart-group has a petition with 329 sig- ment. The commission’s task was tonatures, 223 of which were those of study problems of discrimination inpeople from Fayetteville. She urged various areas of human relationshipscouncil not to change the ordinance. and to encourage fair treatment andThe group believes it would violate mutual understanding among all ra-state law, which prohibits cities and cial and ethnic groups in Fayetteville.counties from changing local laws Vacancies on the commission wereregarding public accommodations filled by city council.and private employment practices. JEFF THOMPSON, Re- City Attorney Karen McDonald porter. COMMENTS? [email protected], however, that the ordinance would not violate the 910-484-6200.WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 9

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NEWS NEWSFraternization in the ranks 2018 Campaign of Honor recognizby JEFF THOMPSON a STAFF REPORT82nd Airborne Division soldiers were reassigned after fraternization. In the 1 A former 82nd Airborne Division ber-October relationship with Usher, The Campaign of Honor started with Sen. Wesley Meredith (center) and his life wfirst sergeant has been demoted and either because he had talked about colleagues’ visit to Fayetteville’s and Cumberland County’s emergency telecom- on Sereassigned for having an affair with it, they’d seen the two in public to- municators. They met Cumberland County Telecommunications Manager Adam lectiva lower ranking enlisted soldier. Sgt. gether or they’d heard rumors about Johnson (left) and Lisa Reid, 911 manager for the city of Fayetteville Police Com- the h1st Class Chase Usher was previ- the situation. Investigators said that munications (right).ously assigned to Company B, 2nd early this year, the 82nd’s leadership ThBattalion, 505th Parachute Infantry had possession of a photo of the two launcRegiment of the 3rd Brigade Com- making out outside Paddy’s Irish honobat Team. He was removed from Pub in Fayetteville. The photo had and Chis leadership role and given a staff already made the battalion rounds, few wjob with another unit, according to thanks to a group text message. led breporting by the Army Times. perso Investigation witnesses included eratio By early 2017, female recruits three women, who all agreed that of subegan taking basic training at Fort Usher treated them as equals in theBenning, Georgia’s infantry school, company. “In a work environment Thwhere some of them also completed he treats both fairly from what I can the ojump school and were assigned to tell,” one soldier said in a statement. suchthe 82nd. Usher allegedly began an To some, the relationship seemed commaffair with one of the first woman out of character for the veteran mentgraduates shortly after she reported NCO. Usher had personally led the servito his newly integrated unit late last training to prepare the unit to bringyear. Both have been punished for in women. But the investigator Ththeir actions. itemized graphic details of Usher’s edith private life. Fayet Female soldiers have been mem- emerbers of the Fort Bragg division, but A female platoon sergeant said met wuntil 2017, they were not integrated Usher told a group of her colleagues muninto combat infantry companies. The that he was going to be Thor for Hal- and LArmy rolled out a leadership plan as loween but wouldn’t need to carry a Fayetthe Defense Department lifted the hammer. “At multiple safety briefs,final restrictions on women serving (redacted) encourages the company FFRREEEE CCoommmmuunniittyy PPaappeerrssin direct-combat jobs in early 2016. to ‘get (laid)’ and comments that he BBeeccaauussee......rsrsiigogohmhmtt ewewtthihimemerreeeessyyotothuhueelliivvwwee.o.orrlldd iiss...... will be doing so over the weekend.” An investigation into the affair “74.4% of Community Paper Readersfound Usher was an enthusiastic Usher denied the relationship, as “74M.4a%keoTfhCeoirmBmuyuinnigtyDPeacpiseironRseafrdoemrsinfantryman, and the relationship well as any past incidents of inap- FreeMPaakpeerTAhdevirerBtiusiynignganDdeEcdisitioorniasl fCroomntent.”didn’t cause any questions of favorit- propriate behavior, in his swornism in the unit. But rumors about the statement. Though the 82nd Air- Free Paper Advertising and Editorial Content.”two caused a lot of suspicion among borne declined to provide detailsthe soldiers he was meant to lead. An of the punishments handed down, Paper Name CSCSGArmy investigator concluded that the Usher is no longer in a positionaffair had a “corrosive” effect on the of authority. PapAedrdNreasmseunit, the Army Times reported. Usherdid not respond to multiple requests “This behavior does not exem- www.upandcAPodPhdhmoroennseiesngweekly.comfor comment through email and plify the dedicated professionals Con9n1e0ct.i4ng84a.C6o2m0m0unityFacebook messaging. of the 82nd Airborne Division,” spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Osorio Connecting a Community The woman in question arrived at said, adding that the division isFort Bragg in August, according to committed to fostering trust and CSCSGthe report. Dozens of soldiers in the respect as the Army works throughcompany were aware of her Septem- gender integration.WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 11

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EVENTS‘Music City’ world premiere at Cape Fear Regional Theatreby TIFFANY COADSept. 19 through Oct. 7, Cape Fear cohesive vision that has come to frui-Regional Theatre debuts the world pre- tion right here in Fayetteville. Jonathanmiere of “Music City.” CFRT has enlisted Judge-Russo, who plays Drew, one of thethe talents of a dazzling cast and crew, lead musicians, shared, “The most hum-whose passion for the project brings the bling thing about being ... in Fayettevillestory to life. is (that) we are in a town … devoted to“Music City,” written by Peter Zinn, service. This is a place where people …is an authentic imagining of the perse- serve a higher purpose. They’re doingverance it takes to fulfill one’s destiny. something profoundly important andFeaturing five No. 1 Country Billboard maybe, just for a couple hours, we get tohits written by J.T. Harding, the show serve them.”intimately investigates the journeys of “Music City” encourages audiencethree songwriters as they navigate the CFRT has removed the theater’s first several rows of seats, put tables, chairs and sofas members not to get in their own way anddifficult choices one makes while pursu- in their stead and will be having live music before the show. to be bold. Kaylyn Marie Scardefield,ing success. of honesty that reverberates throughout the entire who plays a young singer named 23, saidCFRT Artistic Director Mary Kate of her character, “This character is call- program. Diorio is an American dancer and chore- ing me to be someone I want to be – someone whoBurke directs the musical story of harsh realitiesand dreams realized. “The American dream is that, ographer best known for his work on the hit televi- is more courageous. … I feel like I’ve been given a sion show “So You Think You Can Dance.”if I work hard, I can improve my circumstances,” huge invitation to be a more courageous extension To further enhance the experience of attendees, of myself.”Burke said, regarding the struggles of the main CFRT has removed the theater’s first several rows ofcharacters and the relevance of the show. Burke The brilliant cast and crew invite Fayetteville to seats, put tables, chairs and sofas in their stead and join them in exploring what it means to be brave.continued, “We want people to know it’s of the will be having live music before the; it’s set in 2000, but it feels very palpable to “When you walk into the theater, we want you “Music City” opens for previews Sept. 19-Sept. 21 atthe issues of today.” $17 a ticket and will continue to run through Oct. to have an experience,” Burke said. “It’s like you’re 7, with tickets ranging from $25-$32. To learn more,Much of the story’s action is set in the Wicked going to be entering this little snow globe ofTickle, a chaotic country bar where our leads find Nashville… and you’re going to be able to come into visit or call 910-323-4233.each other. Choreographer Tyce Diorio said he the theater an hour before showtime and get a drink from the bar onstage.”strove to emphasize the integrity of storytelling with TIFFANY COAD, Contributingauthenticity. His effort to make the story tangible by It’s details like these that create “Music City’s” Writer. COMMENTS? [email protected] the story’s heartbeat created an atmosphere 910-484-6200.WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 13

EVENTSInternational Folk Festival turns 40by LESLIE PYO In the late 1970s, John Malzone was drums, fiddle, flute, jaw harp, banjo and bassasked to plan a parade for a local festival to create a new sound for the traditional tunes.that would celebrate the many ethnic andcultural groups that make up Fayetteville’s At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the 11-piececommunity. He did so, and he also Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra will serenade the Festival Park stage crowd with swelling,emceed the festival hosting the parade. sultry covers of Indie rock tunes, from ArcadeThat event was Fayetteville’s very first Fire to M83 to the Black Keys.International Folk Festival; it was 1978. In Immediately following their performance,a few weeks, Sept. 28-30, the IFF will cel-ebrate its 40th anniversary in downtown the IFF will see its first fireworks, sponsoredFayetteville – and Malzone will return as by Hale Artificier.emcee. He’s never missed a year since Mélisande [électrotrad] will play again to finish the IFF at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.doing it for the inaugural event. Throughout the weekend, visitors can alsoThis year’s 3-day celebration kicks off enjoy the International Cafe, storytellers, morewith the Arts Council’s Bon Temps Ball than 50 arts and crafts vendors, a mime, a jug-on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Terrance Simien The IFF features many locals wearing traditional clothing of their native gler and more.& The Zydeco Experience, a Grammy- country (left, photo credit Tony Jeffries) as well as several music groups, Malzone summed up what the IFF is allwinning musical group, will bring the including Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (right). about. “When I look out on the crowd, I seespirit of New Orleans-style Mardi Gras all the different people … I see their faces, Ionstage at the intersection of Hay Street to America, I didn’t think I’d ever see a Scottish flag see all the different shades of skin, I see alland Ray Avenue. Simien’s band will also perform again,” said Morgan, who immigrated to the U.S. as the different styles of hair, all the different styles ofSaturday at 1:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. a young adult. “Then I came to Fayetteville, and I clothing – and you realize that that is America,” heThe parade Malzone created all those years ago, was walking downtown (during the IFF) and I saw said. “That is really America.”which is today known as the Parade of Nations, takes (a Scottish flag), and I was like woah! I got excited. To learn more, visit Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Hay Street. And so I’ve been a part of (the IFF) ever since.” things-to-do/international-folk-festival or callLocal people will proudly represent more than 30 Saturday at 2:30 and 5 p.m., Canadian band 910-323-1776.countries or cultures, wearing traditional clothing Mélisande [électrotrad] will bring centuries-oldand costumes and sometimes playing instruments. Quebecois songs to the Festival Park stage. There’s LESLIE PYO, Assistant Editor. One local who will play an instrument – bagpipes, a twist hinted at in the group’s name, though. COMMENTS? [email protected] be specific – is Jackie Morgan. “When I first came Mélisande uses electronic instruments, pulsing 910-484-6200. MAGAZINE Fayetteville Womenby, for & about14 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

EVENTSGilbert Theater presents ‘Godspell’ – A timeless love story for themodern audienceby AVERY POWERSKicking off the Gilbert Theater’s 25th the story, according to Overturf. Most ofseason, “Godspell” the musical tells the show’s actors use their real names dur-the story of Jesus Christ as portrayed ing the performance to encourage a real-through the New Testament, with a life connection to the audience. Overturffew twists. commented on this practice: “It bridges“The (play) is about the book of the gap between old and new – we can stillMatthew and this group of people who learn something from these stories.”use creative ways to tell parable stories,” Overturf emphasized the accessibility ofsaid Artistic Director Matthew Overturf. the play, saying that anyone can relate toThe story is told through a collection of the plot and the characters and find somediverse tunes, dances and games, with truth in the story. “We live in a worlda healthy dose of comedy. Despite its where love isn’t necessarily number oneplayful tone, the life of Christ is por- on people’s mind, and this is a show thattrayed in a reverent manner. asks how can we help people try to love“It may come off as satirical, but it’s other people a little better.”not intended to be,” said Overturf. “The The story is told through a collection of diverse tunes, dances and games, with a With this kind of love, “you can legiti-play … really does take a respectful take healthy dose of comedy. mately change the world a little bit,”on the stories, but it is always done in Photo credit: added Overturf. The cast look forward toa creative way, with a lot of creative, inviting the audience into their own lov-funny ways of telling the stories.” recognizes love and grace, even in its darker themes. ing community.The lighthearted nature of “Godspell” emphasizes Overturf, who plays both Judas and John the Baptist “Godspell” runs Sept. 21-Oct. 7. Tickets arethe human nature of biblical characters. “This is in the production, commented on the relationship $16. For more information or to order tickets, emaila show that talks about a group of people that … between Jesus and Judas: “Everyone thinks Judas the Gilbert Theater at [email protected],learned how to become a community. They learned was the great villain of history. For me, it’s finding call 910-678-7186, or order online athow to love each other,” said Overturf. the heart of who he is and trying to understand what Overturf spoke of the jovial relationship portrayed his motivation might’ve been.” AVERY POWERS, Contributingbetween Christ and his followers: “He’s very fun … One of the most powerful aspects of the produc- Writer. COMMENTS? [email protected] a stoic Jesus.” More than that, the production 910-484-6200. tion is the way it will immediately draw viewers into Fall Classes Choose from over 250 programs of study in the areas of The SMART choice Arts & Humanities, Business, for Computer Information Technology, Engineering & Applied Technology, education Health, Math & Sciences, and Public Service Fayetteville - Spring Lake - Fort Bragg Associate Degrees, Certificates, Diplomas (910) 678-8400 • www.faytechcc.eduWWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 15

RoEcVkEN’nTSon the River revisits Campbellton Landingby STEPHANIE CRIDER For years, Campbellton friendly venue where people can bring their own “It is a feel-good property. ILanding was home to concerts chairs and blankets and enjoy high-quality music have visions that include let-as well as Cape Fear Regional under the stars. He has bands lined up through next ting boats come to the dockTheatre’s annual River Show. year and is excited about growing this event. and anchor there. I would loveThe open space, the shade trees for them to be able to drive upand the Sol Rose Amphitheater “I want to do this every third Friday, March and get food and drink orders,nestled on the banks of the Cape through October,” he said. “The first one features the too. The shade there makesFear River give it a special feel- Guy Unger Band at 6 p.m. and Rivermist at 8:30 p.m.” it different.”ing. Greg Adair intends to bringthat venue back to life starting The area where the concerts will be held accom- Adair plans for just one con-Sept. 21 with Rock’n on the River, modates 400-500 people, but Adair is planning for cert this year – Sept. 21 – buta concert series featuring local a day when the Sol Rose Amphitheater is back in has a full slate lined up for nextand regional musicians. operation and the crowds swell to more than 1,000. season, starting in March. He’s “I have played several shows there as a band, and partnering with R.A. Jefferies “Rock’n on the River is a project Campbellton Landing is a fantastic place,” he said. for beverages, and Deep Creekthat I have been wanting to do for Outfitters and Grill will bea few years,” Adair said. “It will be open as well. “There will befree music … and it will be a little portalets and the Mosquitosmaller than Fayetteville After Squad will spray ahead of timeFive, but just as much fun.” – and Bud Light will be there,” Adair said. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and runs until Adair is no stranger to Fayetteville’s music scene. 10 p.m. No outside coolers or containers areHe’s been playing here for years. He’s currently in allowed. The event is free. Parking is $5 perthe band Rivermist, which plays a variety of music vehicle. Campbellton Landing is located atgenres. The band recently underwent some chang- 1122 Person St. Search Rock’n on the River ones, and Adair said the band is doing well. “We have Facebook to learn more.something for everyone now,” he said. Prior to 2106,the band played mostly classic rock. He credits the STEPHANIE CRIDER, Asso-band’s love of people along with its new format with ciate Publisher. COMMENTS?making the experience fun. “We have a really good [email protected] with people. We genuinely love people.” com. 910-484-6200. Adair envisions Rock’n on the River to be a family FRESH & LOCAL WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SPENCE FAMILY FARMS • PARKER’S TEN ACRE FARMS MS. CHERRY’S BAKED GOODS • MS. RHONDA’S SOAPS BEZZIE’S BARBEQUE SAUCE WEDNESDAYS 10A - 2P BRONCO SQUARE MURCHISON RD Across from Campus of Fayetteville State University16 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018

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WHAT’S UP AND COMINGWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY Murchison Road “The Three Mus- 21 22 23Rock’n on the Rockefeller Community Farm- keteers” at Givens River at Campbellton House Tour at Tracy Morgan at19 20ers Market at north Performing Arts section of Bronco Center, Pembroke, through the Crown. 8 p.m. Visit Square parking lot, in front Sept. 21. 8 p.m. Call 910- Landing featuring the Guy for Carvers Creek of FSU Bookstore. 10 a.m.- 521-6000 for tickets. Unger Band and Rivermist. tickets and information. State Park. 10 a.m. Free 2 p.m. Local fresh produce Parking $5 per vehicle. Con- Call 910-436-4681 to certs are free. Visit rivermist- City Market at the Fayetteville register. for details. Area Transportation and Localand hand-made goods. “Music City” at Cape History Museum. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Museum of theSNAP accepted. Learn more Fear Regional Theatre “Godspell” Call 910- Cape Fear Historicalat through Oct. 7. $17-$32. at Gilbert The-freshnc. Visit for tickets. ater through 433-1457 for Complex showcases Oct. 7. Find details. out more at local history. Tour the mu-“Contemporary Art Gilbertthe- seum and Arsenal Park atForms by America’s Silly Sat- your leisure. Guided toursFirst People” at the Arts urday at of the 1897 Poe House areCouncil through Oct. 20. also available. Call 910-Free. Call 910-323-1776 for Fascinate-U. 500-4240 for more infor-more information. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. mation. Free with paid admission or membership. Call 910-829-9171 to learn more.26 27Yoga in the Gar- “An Unlikely 28 Jessica Jane & 29 30Stoney Point Trail of Dirtbag Ales den at Cape Fear Refugee: The Niels Duinker at Terror opens. Find out Farmers MarketBotanical Garden. 6-7 p.m. Story of a Py- Givens PerformingVisit to thon Named George” at more at at Dirtbag Ales Brewery &learn more. Arts Center. Tickets and infor- Museum of the Cape Fear mation at Speedway at the Races Taproom, 5423 Corpora- at Fayette- tion Dr., Hope Mills. Every“Fayetteville ‘Over through Dec. 2. Free. Visit International Folk ville Motor Sunday through Oct. 28. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr. Festival in downtownThere’” –­­ Centennial of gov for more information. Speedway. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Local pro-World War I” at Fayette- Fayetteville through Sept. Race times duce, baked goods, hand-ville Area Transportation Driving Trails There 30. Find out more at www. vary. Call crafted items and more.and Local History Museum. are more than 750 miles 910-223- Along with the brewery’sFree. Call 910-433-1457 for of themed driving trails in 7223 for selection of craft beers, adetails. Cumberland County. Antique 4th Friday in downtown details. playground, a dog park and trails, historical trails, cuisine food trucks are also on-site. trails, fish and game trails Fayetteville. Art, music, Call 910-426-2537 for more and more. Visit fayettevillenc- entertainment and more. information. Call 910 223-1089 for more information.BULLETIN BOARDSept. 22 Comrades and Aux- or call 877-829- tator – 910-678-2457) or apply dent. Free watchcare. Learn patient. Contact Tammy Tayloriliary of VFW Post 670 present 2734 to register. online at www.ccsvolunteers. more at at 910-864-9210.Evening of Remembrance. $20 School Angels program offers com. School Angels volunteers FortBraggPWOC. USO of NC is seeking dedi-per couple. Call 910-964-4940 the community the opportu- must be 18 years of age or 1 Million Cups at FTCC every cated volunteers for three loca-for tickets and information. nity to become involved at the older and be able to pass a Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Gen- tions: Soldier Support Center,Nov. 14 Fayetteville Fearless school level to help keep our background check. eral Classroom Building Room Warrior Transition Battalion,Caregiver Conference at Sny- children and schools safe. Fort Bragg Protestant Women 114. Visit and Fayetteville Regionalder Memorial Baptist Church. Training will be provided. For of the Chapel meets Tuesdays etteville for more information. Airport. Volunteer application isLeading legal, financial and more information or specific 9-11:30 a.m. at All-American Liberty Hospice Services is online at service experts on hand questions, please contact your Chapel, 7242 Ardennes St. seeking volunteers to spendto answer questions posed by school principal or Kenneth For all women military ID card one hour weekly with a hospicecaregivers in attendance. Visit McKinnon (School Watch facili- holders, active duty or depen-FORT BRAGG/POPE A.A.F.Bragg ‘n Barn Thrift Shop and more. Call 910-394-4192 The Fort Bragg Clay Target Suicide Hotline: 1-800-suicide, Directorate of Public Worksis open Tuesday-Saturday for more information. Center is located at 651 E. 800-784-2433. National Lifeline: campus on the corner of But-9a.m.-2p.m. Donations gladly Manchester Rd. Open 10 800-273-TALK (8255). Military ner and Reilly Roads, Mondayaccepted. First Friday monthly Fort Bragg Auto Skills Centers a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through One Source: 800-342-9647. through Friday from 7:30 a.m.- free donated items to E4’s provide bays with lifts, tools Sunday. Call 910-436-9489 for until 4 p.m. For more informa-and below. Email [email protected] and data software or hard copy more information. The Recycling Center on tion, contact Recycling or call 910-907-4053. instructions for vehicle repair. Fort Bragg accepts electronic ist Jeff Sloop at 910-432-6412 There are certified technicians Suicide Prevention information waste, used cooking oil and or visit sustainablefortbragg.Frame and Design Arts offers on hand. Call 910-394-2293 or here. Fort Bragg Help Line: other recyclables at the facility com/braggaboutrecycling.framing, engraving, embroidery 396-8665 for details. 910-396-HELP (4357). National behind building 3-1137 in the18 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

Check us out on Facebook! or at MONDAY TUESDAY24 Open Mic at the Coffee 25 What the Truck at the Scene. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Fayetteville Area Conven- Free. Call 910-864-7948 tion and Visitors Bureau,for details. 245 Person St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CallTrivia Night at Mellow Mushroom. 910-483-5311 to learn more.7 p.m. Call 910-779-2442 for details. Story Walk: “The Lorax” by W DCSJtara.lolteSi9ne1P0ua-uSrs4kpss3. 6e8af-ct4aoiC6.ram8al1.trsvthtoeoire8nsrepbCgt.erimseost.ewetFkr.rMene!.ondayM $2T0heLAairrgbeorSnepe&ciSalptyecPiaiel sOp-$3 Kid's Meals erations Museum is home toM S $12 NC Craft Beer Pitchersexhibits that honor and preserve the 301 N legendary feats of the airborne and TR7IVPMIA special operations troops. Open McTPuheerssodnaChyurtchhrRoouadg|h910S.7a79t.u24r4d2a| 5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Visit for details.1 Trivia Night at Mellow 2 The Museum of the Mushroom. 7 p.m. Call Cape Fear Historical 910-779-2442 for details. Complex showcases local history. Tour the museum and Arsenal Park at your leisure. Guided tours of the 1897 Poe House are also available. Call 910-500-4240 for more information. The Airborne & Special Op- erations Museum is home to exhibits that honor and preserve the legendary feats of the airborne and special operations troops. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Visit for details.FREE HEALTH CARE If you would like to see your event in Improve Reading, Up & Coming Weekly, submit information Enhance Comprehension,for uninsured Adults to: Build Vocabulary, Encourage Curiosity, call Fax: (910) 484-9218 Broaden Horizons m4or8e4iCna-fl6ol rf2mor0at0ion E-mail: [email protected] Ask Questions, 910.485.0555 Due to space restrictions, we are unable to place all calendar entries that are submitted. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Answer Questions, Property Branch holds an auction Inspire Goals & every quarter in Building 2-2814, Reach 81,400 Teachers, Jackson St., Fort Bragg. Items may be Parents & Children previewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Every Month? week of the auction and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. the day of the sale. For details, Of Cumberland County call 910-396-5084. cumberlandWWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25 2018 UCW 19


BULLETINFROM THE BLOG : BUREAU GENERATES $7.5 MILLION IN DI- ABOUT THE AUTHORSPRING LAKE VISITOR GUIDE RECT SPENDING IN CUMBERLAND COUNTYYOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR SPRING LAKE Looking for more information? The Spring Lake In FY 2017/18, the Fayetteville Area Convention Visitor Guide highlights all the things to do,I’m bragging on everything Spring Lake has to and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) secured 103 meet- places to stay, shop and eat in Spring Lake.offer on the blog this week! If you read Part I ings, sports tournaments, reunions and group Stop by ourof my “go-to guide,” you learned about some visits for future business in Cumberland County. Visitor Center or any Spring Lakelocal faves where you can play hard and chow These bookings represent more than 24,735 room Hotel, Spring Lake Town Hall and Carversdown. nights at area hotels and a direct economic impact Creek State Park to get yours. of $7.5 million. The indirect, rollover impact onAs this community continues to grow, we’re our economy is $18.8 million. Melody Footeseeing more of a variety of cuisine and out- Director of Communicationsdoor recreation sites pop up in this part of In the same time period, the FACVB launched a Fayetteville AreaCumberland County. new, user and mobile friendly website at VisitFay- Convention & Visitors Bureau, produced a combination Visitor/Whether you’re a golfer who loves authentic Trail Guide and packaged the county’s breweriesThai, a kayaker who needs a caffeine fix, or a into the “Hometown Hops” program.skeet shooter who appreciates smoky ‘cue, Ihave a few suggestions for how to find your Other FY 2017/18 results:brand of fun and good eats in Spring Lake,North Carolina - Produced 44 blogs on, offer- ing a locals’ view on things to see and do through-Since I last featured Spring Lake Outpost (SLO) out Cumberland County. Readership of GoFay-on the blog, I’ve gone tubing or kayaking there etteville grew by 87% from the previous fiscal year.three times, with my coworkers, my girl-friends, and my family. If you’re comfortable - Generated 165 leads for future business, com-on the water and love outdoor adventures, pleted 16 sales blitzes to key regions and attendedthis is the place for you 18 trade shows.- Jenny Bell, GoFayetteville Blogger - Processed 9,894 visitor inquiries at two local visi- Read more at tor centers. - Coordinated Heroes Homecoming V, which fo- cused on honoring Vietnam veterans. Learn more: - Issued 24 press releases, hosted 24 travel writers and influencers and generated 86 out-of-market pieces of publicity for Cumberland County tourism amenities. Find a full recap of results, and other research in the bureau’s research library at SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 21


Hope Mills News & Views OPINIONThe argument for two-year termsby ELIZABETH BLEVINS Say “NO!” to discuss ideas to help LSF sway the In the spring of this year, Hope Mills board. One day prior to the rally, LeggeMayor Pro Tem Mike Mitchell proposed sent an email to town staff referring tomaking a drastic change to the town’s the rally as a protest.charter, suggesting the commissionersserve four-year staggered terms instead “It is my understanding that someof the current two-year terms. After to four-year may want to stop the food truck rodeoprolonged discussions, it was agreed to that is supposed to be a family event,”put the issue on the November ballot Legge said. He also implied some townand let the citizens of Hope Mills make staff and elected officials were planningthe decision. to participate in the protest. His emailMany citizens are leery of extend- included a request for an ordinanceing that much power to a board of review. Hours were wasted as towncommissioners that’s struggled to terms staff reviewed dozens of ordinances toaccomplish, well, anything. Just weeks appease Legge.before the four-year term issue, theboard discussed and then awarded Grilley Mitchell, who works at thethemselves substantial raises and Alms House in Hope Mills, worked tire- lessly to schedule and advertise thatbenefits packages. The commissioners rally. Grilley Mitchell is a known sup-each received a 53 percent increase Citizens should be asking why he voted to keep porter of the Alms House, the organiza-in pay. Mitchell received a 48 percent increase it during the March vote if he felt the partnership tion the Hope Mills Food Truck Rodeos benefit. Iand Mayor Jackie Warner received an 84 percent wasn’t advantageous to the town. He seemingly don’t know why Legge would think Grilley Mitchellincrease. Additionally, they each received a $30 wasted a good deal of taxpayers’ money on some- would schedule a protest to disrupt the Food Truckstipend toward their cell phone costs, a $100 thing he claims was a detriment. Rodeo, and in turn hurt the Alms House. As ofstipend to cover travel expenses, and dental, Likewise, the board has squabbled back and forth today, Legge has not responded to my inquiriesvision and life insurance. It was their last notable on the second phase of the lake bed project. While about the email.“accomplishment.” the previous board voted and approved a working These are just some of the many issues that haveThe board has waffled back and forth on a model, this board has systematically voted to undo halted the board’s progress and prevented the$28,000 partnership with Up & Coming Weekly. In everything the previous board accomplished. Ten “Team Hope Mills’ mentality Mike Mitchell cam-March, Commissioners Jerry Legge, Meg Larson and months into their administration, they’re still asking paigned for. The board has allowed egos and inferi-Jessie Bellflowers voted to end the partnership once for changes to the already-approved plans. Amongst ority complexes to hinder their decision-making toit terminated in September, but Commissioners Pat other issues, they’re still debating whether they the detriment of the whole community.Edwards and Mitchell wanted to keep it. want one or two ladders in the swimming area. As Each week, I’ll be posting an article on hopemills.Ironically, during an August meeting, it was of Sept. 11, they haven’t made a single decision but net, highlighting the failures of individual boardMitchell who suggested the board end the agree- have asked for dozens of revisions. members and stressing the importance of votingment. While the partnership is described as a All of Cumberland County is aware the board “No” to four-year terms. For now, I challenge eachgentleman’s agreement and no official contract was voted to end negotiations with the Lone Survivor of you to review the minutes and video from thisever signed, Mitchell has since used social media Foundation after asking for an official financial board’s meetings and decide for yourselves if thisand local AM radio stations to announce the board’s offer. But not everyone is aware that a number of the board deserves longer terms.decision to “terminate” the contract. town’s citizens have formed an unofficial organiza- In reality, the board paid the contract in full and tion in support of LSF. ELIZABETH BLEVINS, Up & Cominglet it lapse without renewal a week ago. Mitchell Those citizens scheduled a public rally for Aug. Weekly Correspondent and founder oftook to social media again last week to blast the COMMENTS? [email protected] board for entering into the agreement. 16. The rally was hosted in a local church and was 910-484-6200. an effort to bring the veteran community togetherWWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 23

Hope Mills News & Views NEWSTaste of Oktoberfest comes to Hope Millsby EARL VAUGHAN JR.The Oktoberfest Beer and Brat Bash is set for Sept. 29 at Boarding House Treasures & Tea Room. A touch of Germany is coming to Hope Mills If the weather’s nice, Welsh said there is limited At press time, Welsh was working to get a livelater this month as the Boarding House Treasures outdoor seating available. band to play German music during the event, but& Tea Room on Ellison Street holds its first ever said that failing that, German music would be pro-Oktoberfest Beer and Brat Bash. Obviously, beer will be a featured attraction at the vided in some format. event. Welsh will offer an assortment of domestic Owner Carla Welsh got the idea for the event after and foreign beers. The list of domestics includes In addition to the Oktoberfest, Welsh’s husband,frequent visits to the town of Helen, Georgia, which Bud and Bud Lite and Coors and Coors Lite along Mason, will also be having a sale of the variousshe said is built around German culture and even with Yuengling. The foreign selection includes antiques, collectibles and gifts that are located onincludes German architecture, shops and food. Corona and Corona Lite, Blue Moon, Guinness the premises. There will be a 20 percent discount on Stout and a Dirtbag Mocha Porter. all items available for sale. “It’s about as close as you can get to the realOktoberfest,’’ Welsh said. “They start Oktoberfest in Prices for the beers are $3, $4 or $5, Welsh said. Welsh added that reservations for theMunich on Sept. 15 and it goes a month and a half. The main course food items will be bratwurst Oktoberfest are $10 per person in advance and areWe’re doing this in the last weekend of September.’’ braised with onions and beer or hot dogs for those not refundable. who aren’t fond of bratwurst. Welsh has scheduled her event for Saturday, There will be an assortment of sides, including For further information on the event, visit theSept. 29, from 6-9 p.m. German potato salad, red cabbage with apples, beer Facebook page, Boarding House Tea Room. cheese and hard pretzels. Because of limited seating, only 25 people inside You can put together a meal with bratwurst and To make a reservation, call 910-527-7455.the tea room at a time, call ahead and make a res- one of the main sides for $12, or for $10 you can getervation. The cutoff is Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. After then, a hot dog or bratwurst with the beer cheese EARL VAUGHAN JR., Senior Staffyou can try to take part, but it will be first come, first or pretzels. Writer. COMMENTS? EarlUCWS-served after the folks with reservations are taken [email protected] of.CALENDAR • Ole Mills Days 2018 Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more details and vendor informa-Editor’s note: This edition of the Hope Mills calendar was compiled tion, contact Parks and Recreation Director Kennybefore the arrival of Hurricane Florence. Some or all of these events could Bullock: 910-426-4107 or [email protected] affected by the storm. Please check to see if they are still scheduled attending. • Pumpkin decorating for seniors Tuesday,Meetings Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon in the small activity room For details about all meetings and activities, including location where of Parks and Rec. No fee, but advanced sign-up is required. Only 20 pumpkins available. Prizes willnot listed, call Town Clerk Jane Starling at 910-426-4113. Most meetings be awarded for the best three pumpkins.take place at Town Hall or the Hope Mills Parks and Recreation center. • Ghostly Gala for seniors Wednesday, Oct. 31, • Mayor’s Youth Leadership Monday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Parks and Rec community room. Advanced sign-up at • Board of Commissioners Monday, Sept 24, 7 p.m. the reception desk required. Costumes are preferred but not required. There • Appearance Committee Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. will be a costume contest and pumpkin decorating contest. Potluck social. Bring • Veterans Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. main dish, side dish or dessert.Activities Promote yourself: Email [email protected] • Hope Mills Area Kiwanis Club at Sammio’s, second Tuesdays at noon andfourth Tuesdays at 6 p.m. For details, call 910-237-1240.24 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

Hope Mills News & Views NEWSSouth View opening food pantry to aid studentsby EARL VAUGHAN JR.Retired Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray Since coming to South View High ent volunteers will prepare pre-packed School as the school’s ROTC advisor, breakfasts and lunches and give them to retired Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray became students who qualify. aware of a problem. Murray is hoping to get donations “I noticed there were a lot of kids that from the general public and is also weren’t getting nutrition, not getting any lining up donations from commercial food whatsoever,’’ she said. vendors. She was referring to students who did Anyone interested in making a dona- not qualify for either a free or reduced tion to the program can drop off food lunch, but still had problems finding at South View during regular school enough to eat. hours, or call the school and make arrangements for Murray to come and Murray shared a vision originally pick it up. pushed by South View’s principal, Dr. Tonjai Robertson, of finding a way to For those who would prefer to give help out those undernourished students monetary donations so Murray can go who fell through the cracks. and purchase the food directly, those will be accepted as well. Over the summer, Murray said she had the idea of coming up with a food It’s hoped that the program will be up pantry created from public donations. and running by the end of the month. Murray said they are still working out Now she’s on the way to achieving the kinks that will determine which stu- that goal. dents at the school will be eligible for the free meals. “Basically, donations will be non- perishable food, stuff for breakfast and For further information on the pro- lunch,’’ Murray said. gram, contact Murray at South View at 910-425-8181. The plan is to store the food in a pan- try at South View, then Murray and par-Town set to host fall litter sweep and shredding eventby EARL VAUGHAN JR. Editor’s note: This story was writ- devices to pick up the trash with and ten prior to the arrival of Hurricane gloves. Water will also be provided to Florence. While the town hopes to pro- the volunteers. ceed as scheduled with the event, it is possible this could be postponed. Once each person has finished col- lecting trash, the bags can either be left The annual fall litter sweep for the in the area where they were collected for town of Hope Mills is scheduled for this roadside trash pickup or brought back to Saturday, Sept. 22. Town Hall. The town is seeking volunteers to Brown added that the emphasis is on fan out from Town Hall on Rockfish gathering roadside trash and that volun- Road and either pick up roadside trash teers shouldn’t wander off into wooded in their own neighborhoods, or if they areas and definitely need to avoid going prefer, visit a location identified by near a waterway. the town as an area in need of a good cleanup. In addition to the litter sweep, the town will hold a shredding event on The parks and recreation department Saturday, also at Town Hall. previously handled the event, but Beth Brown and the storm water department Town residents can bring all types of now oversee it. personal documents to be shredded. Brown said volunteers of all ages are The documents will not be shredded welcome to come out and take part on-site, Brown said. They will have bins in the sweep. Younger children are for people to bring their material to welcome to assist, but they need to be shred, which can include CD’s. accompanied by an adult. Folks can bag or box their documents All volunteers need to come to Town to bring them down and deposit them in Hall the day of the sweep at 8 a.m. and the collection bins, Brown said. sign up and pick up some items they’ll need to take part. If anyone has questions about either the litter sweep or the shredding event, Among the things the town will pro- they can contact Brown or Tyler Riddle vide are reflective vests, trash bags, at 910-429-3516 or 910-429-3517.WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 25

MUSIC SEPT. 22 • 9TH ANNUALTHE CROWN COMPLEX THE DRUNK HORSE PUB WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T REMEM- MONDAY MADNESS1960 Coliseum Dr. • 910-438-4100 106 S Eastern Blvd.•910-835-8347 BRANCE RUN AND MIA RECOGNITION DAY Sept. 22 Nephilym + Elisium CEREMONY at Fort BraggOct. 10 Community Concerts Sept. 28 Silent on Fifth Street Harley-Davidson, 3950 Sycamore presents The Choir of Sept. 29 Emo Night/Rookie of the Dairy Rd., NC. Register 8 a.m. the Man Year day of the ride or early online at $20Oct. 12 Traditional Gospel Night PAUL’S PLACE per bike, $10 per passenger. Cer-Oct. 18 Newsboys United Tour emony begins 10 a.m. KickstandsDec. 7 Breaking Benjamin & 719 Starling St. • 910-779-2898 up 11 a.m. Visit lingThunderNC1 for more Five Finger Death Punch information.FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY Sept. 22 ‘80s UnpluggedORCHESTRA Sept. 23 Wanda West fundraiser5400 Ramsey St. • LUIGI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT SEPT. 25 • WIND THER- $1 DOMESTICS APY RIDE WITH THE FORT ($2 OR $2.50 BEER ONLY)Oct. 6 The Music of John 528 N McPherson Church Rd. • BRAGG CHAPTER OF Williams $2 WELL DRINKS 910-864-1810• (EXCLUDING RED BULL & JUICES)Nov. 15 Royal Court of HARLEY OWNERS GROUP Brandenburg Sept. 21 Cool Heat Sept. 22 Quilted Sky departing from Fort Bragg Harley- (910) 867-2364 4824-4 BRAGG BLVD Davidson, 3950 Sycamore Dairy FAYETTEVILLE NC • 28303 Rd., NC. Kickstands up at 10 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] OCT. 13 • CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW SUPPORTING WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA in the J.P. Riddle Stadium parking lot, 2823 Legion Rd., NC. Coordinated and hosted by Rolling Thunder NC Chapter 1. Register from 9-11a.m. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. Award presentation at 2 p.m. $30 registration fee. Free to the general public. Food trucks will be on-site and restrooms open at the stadium. All profits will go to purchase wreaths for veteran’s graves in December for Sandhills Veterans Cemetery. Call Craig Hardy at 910- 322-3893 for details. OCT. 15 • 2ND ANNUAL HAUNTED HILLS RIDE at VFW Post 9157, 165 Cragmont Rd., Black Mountain, NC. 10 a.m. Ride, music, food, raffles and more. $25 per rider, $15 per passenger. For more information, visit events/2nd-annual-haunted-hills-ride OCT. 20 • 11TH ANNUAL BIKERS WITH BOXES at the Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The amazing journey of an Operation Christmas Child shoebox begins with you. Join us for the 11th annual Bikers with Boxes charity event as we continue our support of this Samaritan’s Purse ministry. Pack your shoeboxes and ride to the Billy Graham Library for a day of fellowship, music, food, giveaways and more – all to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Help us reach our biggest goal yet: 6,500 shoeboxes. Ride alone, with your club or meet up with a group coming from your region. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You will also have the incredible opportunity to hear from someone who received one of these shoeboxes as a child and learn how a simple shoebox can change a life. For more information, call 704-401-3256, email [email protected], or visit event/11th-annual-bikers-with-boxes.26 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

CumCbUerMlaBndERMLAatNteDrsNews for Cumberland County Residents left, Stoney Point Firefighter Mark Gooden, Stoney Point Volunteer Firefighter Vanessa Hernandez,Cumberland County Fire Chiefs Association President Freddy Johnson Sr., Stoney Point Division Chief BrandonHanzal, Stoney Point Volunteer Firefighter Ashante Oliphant-El and Commissioner Jimmy Keefe.Volunteer Fire Departments Get Protective GearThe Cumberland County Fire Chiefs Association has purchased ballistic protective gear as part of unincorporated county fire districts. The personal protective equipment includes Kevlar helmets;its active shooter response plan. All county volunteer provides ballistic frontal chest and side protections;fire departments are being issued the equipment and comes with striker plates capable of stoppingand firefighters are receiving specialized training in AK-47 and other assault rifle velocity weapons.the Rescue Task Force Concept, which integrates “Based on research from active assailant incidents,fire department and EMS with law enforcement emergency responders needed to change the activeto rapidly care for and extract injured victims in shooter response model to save more lives. We mustactive-shooter incidents. The Chiefs Association be prepared to move in and get the victims out,”unveiled the gear during a press conference Sept. said Johnson, who cited the North Carolina Active4 at the Courthouse. The Chiefs Association spent Assailant and Mass Violence Work Group Whiteapproximately $90,000 for the gear. Funding came Paper for Integrated Public Safety Response to thefrom the 1.25-cent Special Fire District Tax in the Active Shooter/Active Assailant released in 2017.Library Hosts ‘Myth-Making’ Book Discussion SeriesThe Cumberland County Public Library will host the Let’s Talk About Book Discussion Series “Myth-Making inPopular Fiction through November. All events will be held at Headquarters Library, located at 300 Maiden Lane. Theseries will focus on myths in American fiction built from significant moments in history and popular literature, whichare the primary sources for creating, reflecting, supporting or undermining these myths. Series dates are as follows: Sept. 25 - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Oct. 9 - Shane by Jack Shaefer Oct. 23 - Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier Nov. 6 - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 27

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTSHurricane leaves football coaches with unanswered questionsby EARL VAUGHAN JR. Duran McLaurin Rodney Brewington Bruce McClelland Jake Thomas Editor’s Note: This story was written prior to the His worry when the team does return is what he arrival of Hurricane Florence in the Fayetteville area calls football jet lag. “Tt doesn’t take you long to get Bill Sochovka the weekend of Sept. 14. out of football shape,’’ he said. “It’s like a kid coming off an injury. He’s a step slow.28 UCW SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 High school football coaches are used to analyzing film and formulating game plans for each opponent “When you’ve got your whole team away from it, throughout the annual football schedule. you’re limited as far as what you think you can do.’’ But Cumberland County coaches were dealing Terry Sanford coach Bruce McClelland said routine with a host of unknowns recently as they awaited the is critical to success in a high school football team and approach of Hurricane Florence to see how it would being out of school unexpectedly is a major disruption. impact both their teams and the remainder of the McClelland said Terry Sanford is dealing with multiple 2018 high school football season. injuries of key players and had hoped to spend most of the week of the storm taking advantage of a bye week Up & Coming Weekly reached out to the coaches and giving some younger players work in practice. of a handful of teams who are near the top of their standings headed into what some were concerned “Not having them on the field to focus is a big con- might be a lengthy delay in the season. cern,’’ McClelland said. But the safety of all the play- ers is the biggest concern, he added, saying several The biggest concern for all of them was the safety players lost their homes in Hurricane Matthew. and well-being of their fellow coaches and athletes as they braced for a storm some experts suggested With big wins in its last two outings, Cape Fear had could be the worst one ever to strike the region. built some momentum, but Colt coach Jake Thomas and his team are now forced to wait and watch. Duran McLaurin of Seventy-First voiced the main concern of all the coaches, worrying for his players “We tell the kids you can’t worry about things out of who might be displaced by the storm and how the your control,’’ he said. “That’s our mindset going ahead. wind and water could do damage to their homes. We won’t know anything until this has passed through.’’ “I’ll be happy to have them back, make sure they Thomas hopes his players will go home, watch are all fine; then we can get back to football,” he said. videos of previous games on the HUDL video ser- vice, and possibly, if it’s safe, get outside and prac- The potential delay is especially frustrating to tice on their own. But he said the first thing he told McLaurin as the Falcons are coming off their first them was to go home and ask their parents what loss of the season, 36-32 at Southern Durham. Prior they needed to do to secure their homes. to that game, Seventy-First had risen to a No. 10 ranking in the first Associated Press state 4-A high After player safety, Pine Forest coach Bill Sochovka school poll of the season. “Having to sit around and is concerned how much time all of the teams will wait only makes me ponder on the mistakes we have to practice when they return before having to made in the last game,’’ he said. play a game. But headed into the break, McLaurin’s focus “It was one thing when we were supposed to play was on safety. “We’re ... focusing on things that are on Wednesday,’’ Sochovka said, referring to a plan important, just looking out for one another,’’ he said. that had the schools playing the games of Sept. 14 two days earlier before they were postponed indefinitely. South View coach Rodney Brewington, who has “We had two days to practice and we had been prac- the only unbeaten team left among Cumberland ticing all summer,’’ he said. “Now these kids could be County Schools at 4-0, said his players have pledged sitting, hopefully not a week. Trying to get them back to run on their own to try and stay in shape if they into a groove is somewhat difficult.’’ are away for an extended time following the storm. Sochovka was also concerned some of his players “Football is really secondary and we are hoping weren’t grasping how bad the storm could be. nobody loses their homes and everybody can be made whole again,’’ he said. “They are waiting to see what happens, to see if it’s for real, and that’s what worries me,’’ he said. WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

Raines’ memory lives through annual Kayden Antonsonscholarship competition E.E. Smith • Volleyball •by EARL VAUGHAN JR. SeniorThis year marked the fifth The requirements Atonson has a 4.26 grade point average andanniversary of the death are the student must is currently ranked No. 1 in her graduating class.of Seventy-First football be committed to She’s a two-year captain and a four-year starterplayer Evan Raines. But his attend a specific col- on the E.E. Smith volley- ball team. She’s also vicememory lives on in the form lege and must be president and historian of the National Honorof the Evan Raines Dream involved in athlet- Society. She’s a member of the E.E. Smith MathFoundation, an organiza- ics and community and Science Academy, Academy of Scholars,tion put together by family activities. They also Science Olympiad and was part of the Firemembers that awards a $1,000 must have a minimum Science and Technology Academy at E.E. Smith.scholarship to a local high unweighted grade David Plattschool athlete each year. point average of 2.5. E.E. Smith • Soccer/ wrestling • SophomoreThis year’s winner was The student does Platt has a 3.75 gradeJonathan Everett, a basketball Rodney Raines, right, presents the check for this not have to be a point average. He isand cross country participant year’s Evan Raines Dream Foundation $1,000 member of a school a two-year starter forfrom Pine Forest High School scholarship to Jonathan Everett. team to qualify as an the Golden Bull soccerwho currently is studying athlete, Raines said. team. He is a mem- ber of the E.E. Smithcomputers at UNC-Charlotte. Participation in recreation league athletics or Gaming Club.Rodney Raines, father of Evan Raines, said church league athletics also qualifies. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop congratulates these amazing scholar athletesthe purpose of the scholarship is to encourage a Raines said he’s been moved by the young men of the week and invites them to the Rocket Fizzstudent-athlete, male or female, to continue their who have applied for and won the scholarship. Store at 1916 Skibo Rd. to receive a FREE gifteducational pursuits and dreams with the help of “I get to see Evan in some of them,’’ he said. “I recognizing their achievement! www.rocketfizz.comthe scholarship in his son’s memory. see them fulfilling some of their dreams. For a“It’s been driving itself,’’ Raines said of the couple of the boys, this was the first generation$1,000 figure. “We have a few benefactors who of their family going to college.’’make sure they send contributions. We do want Everett, this year’s winner, said he learned of theto expand it at some point in time.’’ scholarship from a friend. He wrote a 1,000-wordThe scholarship is available to both male essay describing how sports had affected his life.and female athletes, but Raines said, so far, no “I feel this will allow me to be more success-females have applied for it. ful and show what Fayetteville people can do,’’Most of the promotion for the scholarship has Everett said.come from word of mouth and through posts on He added it’s important to keep Evan’s memo-the Facebook page for the Evan Raines Dream ry alive. “The family is doing something positive,Foundation. to help others that need money to go to college,’’Part of the problem with growing the scholar- he said.ship and getting news to a wider audience is Everett will apply the scholarship to his tuitionthat the sudden passing of Evans remains an at UNC-Charlotte. His goal is to get a job in theemotional subject for all of his family that are internet technology field and to remain in theinvolved with the scholarship. Charlotte area to work.“It’s taxing to revisit it,” Raines said. “All the For further information on the scholarship,meetings become a tear fest, talking about what email [email protected] lost. It reminds us and keeps it real fresh.’’ Any athlete from a public or private school EARL VAUGHAN JR., Sports Editor.within a 25-mile radius of Cumberland County is COMMENTS? [email protected] to apply for the scholarship, Raines said. 910-364-6638. PRESENT OUR WEEKLY LINE UP 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10MONDAY 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 WEDNESDAY 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 FRIDAY 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 1010 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 106-8pm CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL COACH’S SHOW September 21st Coaches Corner 7-8pm @ 301 Wingz, 407 Eastern Blvd Airing on105.7FM/WFNC AM640 Airing on WCLN 11005.720FM30 40 50 40 30 20 10 all starting @ 6:00pm Bill Boyette w/ Coach Jacob Thomas Followed by LIVE to The Fields @ 7:00pm Gray’s Creek HS @ Cape Fear HS on 105.7FM Kick off @ 7:30pm TERRY SANFORD HIGH SCHOOL COACH’S SHOW Overhills HS @ Terry Sanford HS on AM640 Kick off @ 7:30pm Ending with Postgame Scoreboard w/ Sonny Jones 8-9pm @ Sammio’s, 2623 Raeford Rd Airing on WFNC AM640 Trey Edge w/ Coach Bruce McClellanWWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 29

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NEWS OF THE WEIRDby the Editors at Andrews McMeelSyndication Rude Awakening WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: I am absolutely addicted to Former English soccer star Gary “Bosch” on Prime Video. The work of Mabbutt, 57, traveled to South Africa in July to visit his daughter, who works ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Titus Welliver is nothing short of per- at Kruger National Park, but it wasn’t Aries, things that may have confounded you You are naturally trusting of others, Libra. But the exotic big game that left the most in the past will be much clearer this week. keep a small amount of skepticism going so fection, and I would tune in to watch lasting impression on him. While he Someone comes into your life and will explain that no one takes advantage of you. Once you was sleeping, he later told the BBC, what you need to know. vet friends, keep them close. Lance Reddick read the phone book. “... a rat has come into the bedroom, climbed into the bed and has decided What are your thoughts? to chew on my foot,” which Mabbutt couldn’t feel because he suffers from – Rob Type 1 diabetes and has little feeling in his foot. The rat “made quite a big hole TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Matt Roush: I’ve been a fan of Michael in my toe, going down to the bone, and Conversations with friends the next few days Spending too much time worrying about what Connelly’s book series for years and ate underneath my foot.” Mabbutt was prove to be a great mood-lifter, Taurus. Things others are doing or what they think of you is was surprised it didn’t come to TV finally alerted to the rodent’s presence in your life will continue in a positive direction not productive, Scorpio. Focus on what makes sooner. I agree that Titus Welliver is when it bit his thumb and he saw his for some time afterwards. you happy and don’t worry about others. just about perfect as Harry Bosch, and bloody foot. He flew back to the United Lance Reddick makes any show better Kingdom, where he underwent surgery GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 (“Fringe,” “Lost,” “The Wire”) with his and spent a week in the hospital. “All Gemini, even though work life and home life You may have taken on too much, Sagittarius, formidable presence. It’s a solid adap- the opponents that I’ve played against,” are separate, there are some instances when and now you think you can’t get it all accom- tation of a terrific franchise and I look he said, “and I finally get taken out by a they might overlap. Use this time wisely to plished. It may take a few long nights, but your forward to each season. That said, I’m rat.” [BBC, 8/27/2018] build deep relationships. initial goal is still attainable. not surprised it flies under the Emmy radar. Crime dramas and procedur- Bright Ideas CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 als, even smartly serialized ones like The animal rights group People for You have a trustworthy circle of friends, Can- It is okay to seek perfection, Capricorn, but not Bosch, tend to be ignored and/or cer. If the going gets a little tricky this week, when others are helping out. Be grateful of all underestimated in the current drama the Ethical Treatment of Animals in call upon the people who just can’t wait to they have to offer, even if you may need to fix series boom. Maine is seeking state permission to support you. something along the way. construct a permanent memorial to In a simpler and less cluttered time, the 4,500 or so lobsters that perished LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 this would be a standout. on Aug. 22 when a truck carrying them Let supervisors know just how much you have Aquarius, you must follow through when you crashed in Brunswick. The monument, been contributing at work and how it has been say you are going to do something this week. Question: How come the “Mary Tyler a 5-foot-tall granite tombstone, would beneficial to their bottom line. This can be the If not, others may associate you with empty Moore Show” episodes are not in re- “remind everyone that the best way to doorway to a pay increase, Leo. promises, and that reputation is not easily run? prevent such tragedies is to go vegan,” remedied. – Eleanor said Danielle Katz, director of PETA. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 The proposed wording for the stone is: Virgo, do not feel like you have to change PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Matt Roush: In today’s digital age, “In memory of the lobsters who suf- much about yourself to fit the mold others This is a good weekend for kicking back and many shows live on through stream- fered and died at this spot August 2018, have created. It is okay to be unique and be relaxing, Pisces. If you feel like hosting, open ing rather than syndication. You can Try Vegan, PETA” and would include a proud of your differences. your home to some guests for even more fun. still find many episodes of this be- graphic of a lobster. Of course, Maine loved series. SundanceTV appears residents are possibly the least sym- stkanyinothe w to be the only outlet replaying the pathetic about their crustacean coun- episodes on a national basis (and then terparts: The Portland Press Herald re- in the wee hours), and the first three ports that in 2017, 110 million pounds seasons are currently available for of lobster were harvested in the state. streaming on Hulu along with other [Portland Press Herald, 8/29/2018] TV classics. Awwwwwww! We can help you learn what by Damian Holbrook A first date spent surfing in Santa is happening in and around Fayetteville! In print and Cheers to vet Ted Danson. Now that Cruz, California, last October ended online! Hulu and Netflix are carrying episodes in an unconventional first kiss when of NBC’s perfect afterlife 56-year-old Max Montgomery col- comedy “The Good Place,” you have no lapsed from a heart attack on the forking excuse not to be all caught beach. His date, Andi Traynor, a 208 Rowan St. up and ready to root for the devilishly 45-year-old anesthesiologist, leaped 910.484.6200 delightful Danson on Emmy night. into action, performing CPR until para- medics arrived. Montgomery under- Jeers to Mr. Robot for heading into went bypass surgery the next day, and sleep mode. A yearlong wait between he assured Traynor that she was under seasons is bad enough, but now that no obligation to keep seeing him. “Who USA has opted to ctrl-alt-del the stel- wants to date someone who just had a lar hacker drama after its upcoming heart attack? But she told me she was fourth season (in 2019), the idea of los- not going anywhere,” he told The Daily ing Christian Slater and Rami Malek’s Mail on Aug. 29, and in fact, the two are twisty dynamic already has us caught still together, having sealed their rela- in a deep web of depression. tionship with a “real” kiss. [The Daily Mail, 8/29/2018] SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 31WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM

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BEST OF THE BESTCITY LIFE • Best North Side Restaurant......................................Scrub Oaks • Best Motorcycle Service........................Baker American Cycles • Best Downtown Restaurant............Antonella’s Italian Ristorante • Best Motorcycle Dealer - Used............Baker American Cycles• Best Place To Commune With Nature..................................................... • Best Dining With Kids........................................Chuck E. Cheese • Best Motorcycle Dealer - New..............Baker American Cycles .........................................................Cape Fear Botanical Garden • Best Fine Dining......................Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant • Best Tire Store....................................Black’s Tire & Auto Service • Best New Restaurant......................Antonella’s Italian Ristorante • Best CPA Firm ...........................McFadyen & Sumner, CPAs PA• Best Local Festival/Event ............Fayetteville Dogwood Festival • Best Place for a Romantic Dinner..........Luigi’s Italian Restaurant • Best Law Firm.............................................Blackwell & Edwards• Best Change In Fayetteville For 2018.......................295 Bypass • Best Local Caterer........................Peaden’s Seafood & Catering • Best Legal Assistant..........Gina Owens of Blackwell & Edwards• Worst Change In Fayetteville For 2018.........................Medians • Best Waitstaff/Service...........Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant • Best Criminal Attorney.........................................David Delaney• Best Local Landmark.........................................The Market House • Best Brew House.................................Mash House Brewing Co. .................................................of Brady Brady Delaney Young, P.A.• Best Little Known Attraction...................Sweet Tea Shakespeare • Best Wine Shop ....................................................The Wine Café • Best Divorce Attorney.......................................Timothy Edwards• Coolest Venue Downtown.....................Huske Hardware House • Best Breakfast...........................................................Zorba’s Gyro .....................................................................of Blackwell & Edwards• Best Thing To Show Off To Visitors............................................... • Best Sunday Brunch................................................Hilltop House • Best Personal Injury Attorney ..............................Lee Boughman......................................... Airborne & Special Operations Museum • Best Business Lunch................................Huske Hardware House .....................................................of Adams, Burge & Boughman PA• Worst Thing To Hide From Visitors..............................Bragg Blvd. • Best Food Truck................................................................R Burger • Best Traffic Ticket Attorney .............................Chandan Shankar• What Does Downtown Fayetteville Need Most........................... • Best Appetizers...........................................Outback Steakhouse ...............................................................of The Richardson Firm PLLC........................................................................... Family Entertainment • Best Coffee House.............................................Rude Awakening • Best Local Pharmacy..........................Cape Fear Discount Drugs• Best Local Community Project..........................Baseball Stadium • Best Deli..........................................................................New Deli • Best Family Dentist......................................Village Family Dental• Best Local Non-Profit Organization.......Child Advocacy Center • Best German Restaurant......Max & Moritz Bakery & Restaurant • Best Pediatric Dentist..........................Highland Pediatric Dental• Best Local Fund Raising Event....................................................... • Best Indian Restaurant...........................................Bombay Bistro • Best Orthodontist.............................Stout & Booth Orthodontics.........................................Cape Beard Womanless Beauty Pageant • Best Italian Restaurant...........Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant • Best Chiropractor.............................................Nelson & Nelson • Best Japanese Restaurant...........Miyabi Japanese Steak House • Best Aesthetician ...........................................Victoria’s EstheticsARTS • Best Korean Restaurant................................................E Tae Won • Best Urgent Care ...................................NextCare Urgent Care • Best Mediterranean Restaurant........................................Sherefé • Best Family Medical Practice..........New Hope Family Medical• Best Live Theatre...............................Cape Fear Regional Theatre • Best Mexican Restaurant............Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant • Best OB/GYN................................. Women’s Wellness Center• Best Local Actor/Actress ............................................Tohry Petty • Best Seafood Restaurant.................................... 316 Oyster Bar • Best Pediatrician............................................Rainbow Pediatrics• Best Play/Musical This Season.................................The Tempest • Best Soul Food Restaurant ................ Fred Chasons Grandsons • Best Optometrist ...........................Dr. Brittani Carver-Schemper• Best Art Gallery...................................................The Arts Council • Best Thai Restaurant..................................................Thai Pepper ..................................................of Better Vision Optometric Center• Best Museum...............Airborne & Special Operations Museum • Best Southern Style Restaurant ......... Fred Chasons Grandsons • Best Ophthalmologist..........................Dr. Michael Woodcock• Best Cinema Complex...................AMC Fayetteville14 & IMAX • Best Vietnamese Restaurant ................................... Saigon Bistro ..................................................................of Carolina Vision Center• Best Local Celebrity...................................................Bill Claydon • Best Greek Cuisine .................................................Zorba’s Gyro • Best Electrical Contractor..............Allman Electric Corporation • Best Vegetarian Cuisine.......................................CoreLife Eatery • Best HVAC Contractor....Blackwell Heating & Air ConditioningNIGHT LIFE • Best Vegan Restaurant.........................................CoreLife Eatery • Best Plumbing Contractor .....................Wade Hardin Plumbing • Best Bakery............................................Burney’s Sweets & More • Best Bank............................................................................. BB&T• Best Venue/Club For Live Music.......................Drunk Horse Pub • Best Desserts........................................................Sweet Boutique • Best Credit Union........................State Employees’ Credit Union• Best Local Musician/Band..............................................Rivermist • Best BBQ...................................................................Mission BBQ • Best Hair Salon.....................................Blown Away Hair Studio• Best Night Club Overall................AQUA Lounge & Night Club • Best Hamburger.............................................................Five Guys • Best Barber Shop................................Wall Street Barber Studio• Best Place For Girls’ Night Out.........................Paddy’s Irish Pub • Best Hot Dog.........................................................Wiener Works • Best Computer Repair Service............................Ross IT Services• Best Neighborhood Bar................................Last Call Sports Bar • Best Fried Chicken .................................................................KFC • Best Cell Phone Repair........................................i Fix and Repair• Best Biker Bar..................................................Mac’s Speed Shop • Best Pizza (Eat In)..................... ................................MOD Pizza • Best Place To Board Pets........................Bed & Biscuits Boarding• Best Sports Bar............................................................Bubba’s 33 • Best Pizza (Take Out) ................................................... Pizza Hut • Best Pet Sitting.................................................Carolina Pet Care• Best Pool Room......................................................Corner Pockets • Best Ribs ...........................................................Texas Roadhouse • Best Dog Groomer.........................................................Pet Smart • Best Steaks .......................................................Texas Roadhouse • Best Vet/Animal Hospital..........Animal Hospital of FayettevillePOLITICS • Best Wings .................................................................301 Wingz • Best Employment Agency....Express Employment Professionals • Best Sushi....................................................................Nona Sushi • Best Florist...............................................................Owens Florist• Most Responsive City Politician..........................Johnny Dawkins • Best Funeral Service ................Rogers & Breece Funeral Home• Most Responsive County Politician............Judge Robert J. Stiehl GOODS & SERVICES • Best Place To Buy A Gun.................................Jim’s Gun Jobbery• Most Respected Civic Leader....................................Kirk deViere • Best Health Club/Gym......................................... Planet Fitness• Biggest Local Scandal.................................................................. • Best Veteran Owned Business .......................Chop Shop Tattoo • Best Wedding Venue ................. Cape Fear Botanical Garden.........................................Tyrone Williams/Prince Charles Extortion • Best Shopping Complex (Not the Mall) ...................Westwood • Best Entertainment/Convention Venue...........Crown Complex• Best Use Of Local Tax Dollars......................................................... • Best Store For A Unique Gift.......................................White Trash • Best Place For A Kids Party......................................Defy Gravity..........................................................Splash Pads/Baseball Stadium • Best Health Food Store...................Apple Crate Natural Market • Best Day Spa...........................Renaissance European Day Spa• Worst Use Of Local Tax Dollars ......................Baseball Stadium • Best Candy/Sweet Shop......Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop • Best Sign/Banner Company ..................................FASTSIGNS • Best Tobacco Shop..................... Anstead’s Tobacco Company • Best Advertising Specialties.........CSI - Carolina Specialties, Inc.OUTDOORS & RECREATION • Best Place To Buy Local Art............................Cape Fear Studios • Best Mortgage Company......................Union Home Mortgage • Best Framing Shop......................................Lisa’s Picture Framing • Best Real Estate Company........................Townsend Real Estate• Best Bowling Alley....................................................... B&B Lanes • Best Furniture Store - Used..............Timely Treasures Thrift Store • Best Realtor.............................Angela Brady of Manning Realty• Best Extreme Activity/Adventure.................................................. • Best Furniture Store - New.................................Bullard Furniture • Best Insurance Agent/Agency...............Kurt Riehl of State Farm........................................................Paraclete XP’s Indoor Sky Diving • Best Antique Shop.............................................The Pickin’ Coop • Best Security/Alarm Company.........Gill Security Systems, Inc.• Best Golf Course......................Gates Four Golf & Country Club • Best Used Book Store..........................................2nd & Charles • Best Moving Company ................Andy Anderson Moving Co.• Best Fitness Coach.....................................................Kasey Adair • Best Carpet/Flooring Store............Carolina Carpet and Floors • Best Remodeling Contractor............Highland Construction Co.• Best Local Picnic Area.............................................Lake Rim Park • Best Clothing Store - Men.....................................................Belk • Best House Cleaning..........................................Savvy Cleaning• Best Place For Taking A Hike .....................Cape Fear River Trail • Best Clothing Store - Women.............................Clothes Mentor • Best Landscaping Company........................................Sod Gods• Best Place For Doggie Walk......................Cape Fear River Trail • Best Clothing Store - Children.....................The Children’s Place • Best Library Branch ............................................Cliffdale Branch• Best Recreation Center.................................................................. • Best Thrift Shop.........................New & Nearly New Thrift Shop • Best Private School .................................Fayetteville Academy....................................Kiwanis Recreation Center at Honeycutt Park • Best Consignment Shop.....................High Cotton Consignment • Best Pawn Shop.................................................Jim’s Pawn Shop• Best Senior Living Center...............................Carolina Highlands • Best Jewelry Store ..........................Rhudy’s Jewelry Showroom • Best Pool/Spa Company.........................Hallmark Spa & Pools• Best Shooting Range...........Jim’s Gun Jobbery & Indoor Range • Best Lawn & Garden/Nursery.........................Bell’s Seed Store • Best Place To Get A Tattoo/Body Piercing............Evolution Ink • Best Sporting Goods Store ....................Dick’s Sporting GoodsMEDIA • Best Car Dealer - Used................................Brown’s Auto World • Best Car Dealer - New...........................................Bryan Honda• Best Area TV Station........................................................WRAL-5 • Best Auto Repair........................................Nathan’s Auto Repair• Best Traffic Report.............................................................WRAL-5 • Best Car Wash/Detailing.....................................TLC Autowash• Best Weather Report........................................................WRAL-5• Best LOCAL Columnist/Writer.......................................Bill KirbyWINE & DINE• Best Restaurant Overall..........Little Italy Pizzeria and Restaurant Plan to VOTE in the November 2018 General Election? 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CITY LIFE Best Place to Commune with Nature • Best Change in Fayetteville Best Wedding Venue I-295 Bypass Cape Fear Botanical Garden 536 N. Eastern Blvd. The long-awaited I-295 910-486-0221 or Bypass, nicknamed the Outer Loop, is finally nearing com- Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a pletion – and Fayetteville driv- beautiful, local oasis that’s home ers can’t wait. This is the sec- to 80 acres of thriving plant life ond year the 39-mile future Interstate 295 has been voted best change in the city, nestled between the Cape Fear River which is pretty impressive considering it’s not quite done yet. The Outer Loop has and Cross Creek. Though it’s easily been in planning since the 1980s and opened its first completed section, which accessible – just minutes from down- connects I-95 to U.S. 401, in 2005. Today, it is complete from I-95 in Eastover to town Fayetteville – the property has Bragg Boulevard and includes a connection to the All American Freeway. the air of a secluded getaway. The Outer Loop has already brought much-needed relief to thousands of resi- dents, making everyday commutes downtown, to Fort Bragg or across the coun- With its many winding paths, ty faster and easier. By providing a direct connection from Fort Bragg to I-95 and scenic river trail, Cypress Pond and creating unprecedented interstate connectivity, the North Carolina Department specialty gardens, CFBG is a powerful reminder of Mother Nature’s ability to of Transportation explains, “the Outer Loop helps support the military, pro- soothe, inspire and delight. Specialty gardens include the Camellia, Daylily motes economic growth and strengthens North Carolina’s ability to attract and and Shade Gardens, a Butterfly Stroll and Children’s Garden, and the Heritage retain industry.” Garden, which features 1886 agricultural structures and a homestead. Guided Some of the Outer Loop remains unfinished. According to, the tours are also available. section connecting the All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road should open late But the natural elements alone aren’t responsible for CFBG winning Best this year or early 2019. To be completed by May 2022 is a stretch from Cliffdale of Fayetteville year after year. The garden staff plans year-round events large Road to Raeford Road. The portion connecting Raeford Road to Camden Road and small that engage with the community in weather both warm and chilly. should be complete by 2022. The Camden Road to I-95 section is scheduled for Favorites include the wintertime visual wonder of Holiday Lights in the Garden, completion by July 2021. art and education workshops, and weekly offerings of tai chi and yoga. CFBG NCDOT has held open houses and Q&A sessions for residents who live near just wrapped up its summery Garden Railway event last month, which fea- these areas. tured a miniature model train railway system winding 450 feet through the Friendship Garden. Worst Change in Fayetteville Next month, don’t miss Halloween at the BOO-tanical Garden, Oct. 26-28. The Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex and Grand Hall amidst the overall lush Concrete medians atmosphere make CFBG not only the best place to commune with nature, but also the best venue for a wedding ceremony. Roads are an inescapable component of city life, so changes to the roads, whether Best Local Festival/Event positive or negative, are something Fayetteville’s residents are going to notice Dogwood Festival and react to every single day. The concrete 222 Hay St. road mediums being installed by the North 910-323-1934 or Carolina Department of Transportation continue to be Cumberland County A perennial winner, the love for citizens’ highest point of contention and “Fayetteville’s Biggest Party” is strong greatest annoyance. From Ramsey Street and continues to grow its reach beyond to Bragg Boulevard to Eastern Boulevard, our area. With more than 350,000 visi- several million tons of concrete have been tors every year, the festival’s economic plopped on local roadways to create medi- impact is over $4.5 million. ans – to the dismay and disappointment of local travelers and business owners. Many of these roads see more than 50,000 cars a day, and the medians, theo- Thirty-six years ago, Bill Hurley, John retically, are intended to reduce and prevent serious accidents. Few people Malzone and other dedicated city lead- dispute that DOT fact. This being said, few think the DOT has taken into consid- ers came together to make the fourth eration the economic hardship these obstructions have had on local businesses, weekend in April something truly spe- many of which have suffered severe losses in revenue. Some have even gone out cial. It’s a time to head downtown and of business as a result of the medians. enjoy carnival attractions, local and People continue to argue that the medians are a lifesaving investment, no national musicians, trick/specialty performers, arts and craft vendors, food and matter how annoying. These are not business owners – but there’s weight to fun in a spectacular celebration of our community. The event also offers educa- their claims. Last December, Up & Coming Weekly senior news reporter Jeff tional resources for parents and children. Thompson cited two three-year studies about medians on Ramsey Street, one This February, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival was named Best Event in the conducted before the medians and one from 2012-15 (after medians were Southeast by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association at the association’s installed). The studies measured the number of crashes involving left-hand annual conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. With this win, the festival has turns, side-swipes and rear-enders at left-hand turn lanes. From his report: now received top honors at local, state, regional and international levels. “The analysis took into account vehicles that disregarded the median and were It was a well-deserved and fitting endnote for Carrie King, who served as involved in U-turn crashes at designated median openings. Each crash was executive director since 2006 and retired last month. King is rightly credited by independently verified. One hundred eighty-one ... crashes had occurred during many as being responsible for developing the festival into the prestigious and the three-year period before the median was built. Only 18 took place after that fun-filled event that it is today. Thank you for contributing your creative, vision- for a 90 percent reduction. Overall, auto accidents were reduced by 31 percent.” ary talents to our community and for your service and leadership, Carrie. So, are they annoying? Yes. Are they worth it, economically speaking? We’ll see. Sanctioned events leading up to the festival weekend make the entire month With a 90 percent reduction in accidents, you would think our car insurance of April exciting, too. These include the Miss Fayetteville Dogwood Pageant, rates would be going down. Check your last premium payment. Hogs & Rags Motorcycle Rally, Mid-Carolina Senior Games, Recycled Art Show, Fayetteville Urban Ministry’s Cornhole Competition and car shows. 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Best Local Landmark Best Little-Known AttractionMarket House Sweet Tea Shakespeare 801 Arsenal Ave. Downtown Fayetteville 910-420-4383 or has seen incredible growth and development this year. Sweet Tea Shakespeare, the down- Through all the changes, the town theater company that puts on Market House, sitting front quirky outdoor performances that and center at the roundabout include live music and simple, creative of Person, Hay, Green and staging, won’t remain a winner in the Gillespie Streets, remains an “little-known” category for long. iconic landmark and visual symbol for the city. It carries Though artistic director and president history while also evolving in Jeremy Fiebig founded the company in function and meaning. 2012, he didn’t find a permanent home for his shows until 2014. Now housed on The Market House is on the the grounds of the 1897 Poe House, STS city seal. It’s the subject of local is growing, and word about the home- photography contests, post- grown wonder of its fresh take on Shakespeare and classical theater is spreading. cards and paintings. And twice The STS setting is relaxed and friendly – audience members bring their own a year, the sunrise shines just blankets or lawn chairs and sit surrounding the performance area – and the right through the structure’s price is affordable, making a unique night on the town accessible and fun. archways, creating a spectacular Sweet tea, spirits and dinner plates are available for purchase to enjoy while view of Hay Street that’s well- you watch the show. documented and well-loved. STS includes a youth company, Green Tea, which offers young adults ages 12-17 monthly classes and the chance to perform. The company also regularly Though sometimes contro- partners with various restaurants and organizations to bring its stories beyondversial, this post-Revolutionary War structure is both politically and economical- the grounds of the Poe significant. Fayetteville hosted the North Carolina Constitutional Convention A few months ago, in an interview with Up & Coming Weekly, Fiebig reflectedhere. And at this site, which was then a statehouse, delegates ratified the U.S. on his future goals for the theater company, saying, “We want to grow our rela-Constitution. on Nov. 21, 1789. tionship with Fayetteville and its businesses, organizations, families and individ- uals. I think for a city to work, actors and directors and designers are as critical The statehouse burned in a fire in 1831, and the present Market House was as police and firemen and EMS workers.built in its place in 1832. The ground level of the building was used as a market- “It’s so important to us that we aren’t just making art but making art for hereplace until 1907, and up until 1906, the upper level served as the town hall. and making artists who will make a life here.” Today, the iconic building hosts local history exhibits and is open the secondand fourth Fridays of the month. The view from the upper level offers a freshperspective of downtown.We can't thank All Dishes you enough! THANK YOU Made From for Voting us Scratch Daily! BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT In Fayetteville! Best CPA Firm 910.826.8400 \"Helping you get the most from 5945 CLIFFDALE ROAD. SUITE 1104 | WWW.MAXANDMORITZFAY.COM your business for your family\" SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 5 572 Executive Place, Fayetteville NC • 910-323-3100 • of Fayetteville

6 SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 CITY LIFE Coolest Venue Downtown • Best Business Lunch Huske Hardware House 405 Hay St. 910-437-9905 or Veteran-owned, over 10 years in business and housed in a historic build- ing originally erected in 1903, Huske Hardware House is exactly the kind of establishment that both reflects and stimulates Fayetteville’s downtown culture. It provides space for locals to relax, meet, discuss, and enjoy great food and drinks. It has outdoor seating for more casual get-togethers, first-floor indoor seating with a variety of sizes of tables and booths, and second-floor indoor seating with big, sunny windows afford- ing beautiful views of Hay Street as well as room for private meetings, business meetings and hail and farewells. On the weekends, Huske transforms into a vibrant nightlife destination with live music, DJs and dancing. Huske is also the oldest operating brewery in Fayetteville, with an active 15-barrel system used to produce award-winning craft beers that bring out the taste of the restaurant’s British-inspired pub cuisine. Dine your way! Huske makes it easy: They take reservations, you can call ahead for seating, you can take out, or Huske will deliver directly to you. Whether you’re conducting business or looking for a fun, casual night out with friends, Huske Hardware House should be your first choice destination in Downtown Fayetteville. Best Thing to Show Out-of-Town Visitors • Best Museum Airborne & Special Operations Museum 100 Bragg Blvd. 910-643-2766 or The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is a place of importance, honor and beauty, and downtown Fayetteville is its proud home.Nearby Fort Bragg houses the 82nd Airborne Division and Joint Special Operations Command, so what better place could there be for the only muse- um in the country dedi- cated toall Army airborne and special operations units? Established in 2000, the ASOM tells the story of America’s heroes and pre- serves and honors their memories and sacrifices. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits, a parade field lined with monuments, a reflection gar- den, two simulator experiences and more, all providing education about and homage to the military history of U.S. airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. Extra events include military-related movie showings and book signings, 5Ks, National Airborne Day celebrations and ceremonies honoring different individu- als and units. Every year, the museum sees thousands of visitors: local schools, volunteer veterans who share their stories with other visitors, gold star family members, those seeking to understand more about our military, and people all over the world. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Best of Fayetteville

Thing to Hide from Out-of-Town Visitors SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 7Bragg Boulevard Another year, another win for Bragg Boulevard, if it can be called a win. We can’t help but wonder when this mainstay for the worst category in Best of Fayetteville will finally get the help it needs to turn the corner. After all, the six-ish-mile stretch isn’t all bad. Yes,it has bars and strip clubs that draw partiers, mischief and testosterone-filledhijinks – but it’s also home to many of Fayetteville’s favorite restaurants, muse-ums, bars and high-end spas. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum, Saigon Bistro, Mary Bills, ThaiPepper and Renaissance European Day Spa are all on Bragg Boulevard and haveall been voted Best of Fayetteville winners at least once if not multiple times.Take into consideration the Villagio apartment complex, the 2.5 miles of newlypaved road and the many respectable family-run businesses, and one couldargue that change is afoot. Once the gateway to Fort Bragg, seeing tens of thousands of cars each day,the boulevard is no longer an entrance to the post – but perhaps it can regain itsstatus as an important part of our city rather than a blight we want to hide fromout-of-towners.What Downtown Fayetteville Needs MostFamily entertainment What? Really? Wow. Now this is really puzzling, but in a good way. Maybe Up& Coming Weekly readers are trying to avoid the hustle, hassle and congestionof the Skibo Road Mall area and would like to enjoy the peace, tranquility andhometown feeling that being downtown can bring. Well, we must agree that, with the exception of Fascinate-U Children’sMuseum and The Climbing Place, there are not that many things for families toengage in when there is not a community event being staged like the DogwoodFestival, Taste of Fayetteville, Fayetteville After Five, 4th Friday and the upcom-ing International Folk Festival. However, things are kinda changing down there with the addition of our newbaseball stadium and the other more than $60 million of development. As moreand more families occupy downtown properties, we will see more and morefamily-related activities. It would be nice to find an appropriate place downtown for the newly pro-posed $1 million skateboard park – somewhere it gets high visibility and expo-sure. The popular Rowan Street Park is a beautiful location but will do little toshowcase the amenities of our community. Families love amenities! Patiencefor downtown. Now, when you look at what we have to offer countywide, it’s a differentstory. Anyone who thinks family entertainment is lacking in the Fayetteville andCumberland County community only need to flip through this or any issue ofUp & Coming Weekly to see what they are missing. Be encouraged to step out ofyour comfort zone and visit these great events, venues, organizations and busi-nesses. You will have a tough time getting around to all the family-related hap-penings. Enjoy them!Best of Fayetteville

stkanyinothe w CITY LIFE Best Local Community Project • Best Use of Local Tax Dollars (tied) • Worst Use of Local Tax Dollars Fayetteville Baseball Stadium & Entertainment Venue We can help you learn what is happening in and around Fayetteville! In print and online! 208 Rowan St. 910.484.62008 SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 The new Fayetteville Astros baseball stadium and splash pads tied this year as best used of your tax dollars. (Read about the splash pads on page 17.) We agree. No doubt about it! In addition, the baseball stadium also won Best Local Community Project. Again, we concur. However, the voting results also indi- cated a healthy skepticism among readers, as the stadium was also voted Worst Use of Local Tax dollars. This clearly indicates that many residents have mixed feelings about the project. Out of curiosity and to give us better insight into how people felt about the sta- dium, Up & Coming Weekly made it a point to interview dozens of local residents to ask how they felt about it. Good news! Most everyone we talked to responded positively to the fact that we are getting a new stadium and our own Advanced Class-A Carolina League Fayetteville team. Locals were also well aware of the potential impact the overall project would have on the local economy. Two prevailing concerns were prominent during most of the conversations. First, does Fayetteville/Cumberland County have the leadership talent to successfully manage a project of this magnitude? Residents seem to be skepti- cal of downtown leadership, especially after the Tyrone Williams incident. Second, after it is built and the newness has worn off, the haunting question is: Can the community actually financially support the $37.8 million stadium and its 4,786 seats? This basically referred to the social and economic demo- graphics of the Fayetteville and Cumberland County area. Either way, it’s happening. It’s been a little over a year since the city of Fayetteville and the Houston Astros hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last August. The stadium construction is set to be complete for Opening Day in April 2019. And, it will have a $60 million plus impact on our local economy. That will be huge! It’s fitting that the stadium was voted Best Local Community Project, as it will create many new opportunities for local area individuals and businesses. Renovations that are in the works in conjunction with the stadium include a parking deck, an office building and bringing the old Prince Charles Hotel back to life. Best of Fayetteville

Best Local Nonprofit Organization The Area’s Premier Spa, Pool 910-485-1188 and Billiard Headquarters 2911 Fort Bragg Rd.Child Advocacy Center222 Rowan St. Fayetteville, NC910-486-9700 or A light in our city Proudly Celebrating 50 Years! for 25 years, the Child Advocacy Center Thank You Fayetteville! works with 19 com- munity agencies, from To our voters and our valued the District Attorney’s customers we appreciate your votes for office to Cumberland County Schools, to O F FAY E T T E V I L L E support victims of child abuse in an inte- Fayetteville | Hope Mills | Raeford | Dunn | 910-486-5437 grated, efficient and empathetic way. Open 7 Days A Week (Main Location) Last year, the CAC served approximately 700 children, and the numbers con-tinue to rise. THANK YOU for your trust Every service the CAC provides comes at zero cost to the child’s family. Thisis important, as financial burden can be an impediment to getting child abuse for Voting us Best Pediatric Office 4 Years in a Row!victims the help they need. Furthermore, the organization saves the community Saturday & Sunday Hours • Main Office onlyabout $700,000 a year with its integrated approach. The CAC also involves itself with the community by putting on creative, engag- www.RainbowPeds.neting fundraiser events like lip sync battles and pinwheel masquerade balls. Roberta Humphries has served as executive director of the CAC since 2009. SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 UCW 9In an interview with Up & Coming Weekly last year, she said, “To see (the kids)laughing and smiling and realizing they’re not alone, to see them move for-ward and live happy lives, to see these kids be kids … that’s the best thing wesee here.”Best Local Fundraising EventCape Beard Womanless Beauty or [email protected] It’s only fitting that Fayetteville’s favorite fundraiser would be out-of-the-box, hilar- ious and incredibly effective. According to its website, Cape Beard is a “non-profit Beard & Moustache Club of Fayetteville N.C. that has been promot- ing the accolades of facial hair since 2011.” Its 70 coined official members have many diverse talents and interests. Soon after its inception, the group started hosting fun- filled events and supporting local causes, including the Karen Chandler Trust, Second Harvest Food Bank, the Autism Society of Cumberland County, KidsPeace and many others. To date, the group hasraised $134,854 to help make Fayetteville and Cumberland County a better placeto live. Every penny raised goes to support local nonprofits. The womanless pageant was voted a favorite, but it grew so large that thegroup didn’t have the Bearded Beauties Charity Fundraiser this year because itoutgrew its venue space. Look for a Bearded Beauty calendar called “The BarelyLegal Beards of Summer” Swimsuit Edition any day now. This year, Cape Beard’s Annual Pig Pickin’ fundraiser raised $14,600 for theAutism Society of Cumberland County. Thanks to 1,000 pounds of pork, livebands and supporting vendors, it was tons of fun. Cape Beard has raised $62,980total for the ASCC. “We were completely caught off guard and are genuinely honored that ourcommunity voted for us,” said the club’s president, Johnny “Awesome” Ivey. Another representative said, “Without the support of the community, we couldnot have done all of this for these charities. Our motto is raise it local, keep itlocal and Fayetteville makes it happen.”Best of Fayetteville

MAERDTISA Best Local Actor/ActressBest Live Theater Tohry Petty www.sweetteashakespeare.comCape Fear Regional Theatre1209 Hay St. “If you ask my mother, I’ve been acting forever,”910-323-4233 or Tohry Petty said of her tendency to chat up just about anybody anywhere. “I’m an extrovert; it’s Cape Fear Regional Theatre has been part of my personality.”telling great stories since 1962, offering thecommunity productions of Broadway hits Originally from Virginia, the Fayetteville trans-and lesser-known but critically acclaimed plant (her husband is in the military at Fort Bragg)shows. Last season’s lineup was a delightful mix of family fun, comedy and heavy has been acting locally for four years. Petty, whodrama that included crowd-pleasers “Dreamgirls,” “Seussical” and “Crowns.” works for the American Red Cross, said she caught the acting bug in high school. In between the singing, swinging, shouting and dancing, CFRT deliveredthe suspenseful “Wait Until Dark” and a reboot of Jane Austen’s “Sense and “Acting is a thing that I love to do,” she said. “I loveSensibility.” Keeping with its intent to engage as well as entertain, CFRT also talking to people. I am animated; I talk with my handsproduced “Disgraced,” the Pulitzer Prize winner that addresses race and reli- and I have a very expressive face. I enjoy ... being a part of telling a good story.”gion and tackles stereotypes head-on. It was a season highlight for some and anuncomfortable spotlight for others, but it certainly started a conversation. The Those traits are prerequisites for her roles as Master of Pomp and Directorcommon theme of every production was CFRT’s commitment to quality. of Creative Entertainment for local theater company Sweet Tea Shakespeare, where she engages with audience members before and after the shows to The theater has a strong history of female leadership. It was first run by Bo enhance the overall entertainment experience.Thorpe and is now in the capable hands of Artistic Director Mary Kate Burke,who promises the upcoming season will again provide a variety of shows high- Petty seems to bring a physical and dramatic energy whenever she local, regional and national talent. “Music City” kicks off the season this She recently received rave reviews as Ariel in the STS production of “Themonth. Other scheduled shows include “Peter and the Starcatcher,” “The Cake,” Tempest.” Ariel is a magical spirit enslaved by main character Prospero.“Trumbo” and fan-favorite “Annie.” The season will wrap up with “Memphis.” She recently stepped outside of STS for a role in Gilbert Theater’s production of “August: Osage County.” CFRT will continue its community outreach efforts with discussion panels “With those kinds of roles - characters with despicable qualities – you have toand special events in conjunction with shows, children’s summer camps, and find something about them, some way to like them,” Petty said of preparing forcollaboration with local breweries and local businesses for the annual Blues- the Gilbert play. “The audience may not like them, but you have to find someN-Brews Festival. CFRT’s newest hit is the Military Outreach program, which way in order to step into that role.”delivers free theater classes to children on Fort Bragg, engaging them hands-on Petty has also appeared in STS shows “As You Like It,” “The Merchant ofin playwriting and acting. Venice,” “The Winter’s Tale,” “Antigone” and “King Lear.” Her next role will be in the STS production of “OtheILIT.” Petty said it is “our mad romp on Shakespeare’s ‘Othello.’” She said it is a great introduction for those who might think they would not enjoy Shakespeare.10 SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 Best of Fayetteville

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MAERDTISA And each year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the Arts Council produces A Dickens Holiday. Horse-drawn carriages, artisans, carolers, lovely shopsBest Play/Musical this Season and a candlelight procession and fireworks finale make this event something beyond special.“The Tempest”910-420-4383 The Arts Council recently announced that its executive director, Mintz, will retire next year after 24 years – 17 of them at the helm of this great organization. Congratulations, Deborah, and thank you for your role in making the Arts Council Fayetteville’s favorite gallery! “The Tempest,” produced by Sweet Tea Best Cinema ComplexShakespeare, was presented in June on thegrounds of the 1897 Poe House at the Museum AMC Fayetteville 14 & IMAXof the Cape Fear Historical Complex. 4761 Lake Valley Dr. 910-252-9684 or It is the story of Prospero – the rightful Duke amc-fayetteville-14of Milan who has learned magical powersfrom years of intense study – and his daughter, Claiming the title again, AMCMiranda, who have been stranded on a mys- Fayetteville 14 & IMAX brings theterious island for 12 years. The island is also home to Ariel, a spirit enslaved best in big-screen entertainment toby Prospero, and Caliban, a native inhabitant of the island who has also been Fayetteville.enslaved. As Duke of Milan, Prospero was overthrown by his brother Antonio. AMC prides itself on providing an Antonio, along with King Alonso of Naples and others, are shipwrecked on immersive IMAX movie-going experi-the island due to a storm created by Prospero. Once Prospero has all of his ene- ence. Every element is designed to cre-mies together, he sets about separating them from one another in order to exact ate movie magic each time the lightshis revenge and regain his position as Duke of Milan. go down. The towering IMAX screen is 70 feet wide and 31 feet high with crys- STS often uses cross-gender casting, a technique where men are used in the tal-clear definition and thundering sound. Special event showings are also offeredroles of women and vice versa. “The Tempest” saw this practice employed to on IMAX, such as the recent screening of the classic film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”great effect as most of the main male characters are played by incredibly tal- The 14-screen theater also shows non-IMAX films and seats up to 3,100 guests.ented women – including the lead role of Prospero, which was helmed by the Patrons enjoy comfortable seats and abundant concession stand choices. In addi-impressive Duana Burby. tion to traditional popcorn, sodas and candies, wine and beer are offered. And whether your genre of choice is action-packed blockbuster, suspense, comedy, Tohry Petty’s portrayal of Ariel, the magical spirit, was infectious. She brought drama or kid-friendly, the movie you’re itching to see is likely playing here.a physical and dramatic energy any time she stepped onstage. The cast is much For those on a budget, AMC offers a loyalty program called AMC Stubs.too large to mention everyone, especially when there were so many standout Membership levels range in price and rewards and includes $5 Ticket Tuesdays.performances. Basic Stubs membership is free and allows patrons to collect points for dis- counts and free goodies. With “The Tempest,” the creativity and ambition of STS was on full display. Stubs Premiere has an annual fee and allows patrons to skip to the head ofFrom the opening moments, the audience was transported into the world of the line, as well as receive additional rewards. Stubs A*List has a monthly feemagic presented in the story. The opening scene’s shipwreck was imaginative and allows three movies a week, as well as additional rewards.and spellbinding. The production’s color palette and costume design were bothstriking and complimentary to the action as it unfolded. Like all STS shows,“The Tempest” was presented in an arena format with the audience able tochoose their own seats anywhere on three sides around the performance space.Best Art Gallery Best Local CelebrityThe Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County Bill Claydon301 Hay St. Bill Claydon’s Tattoo World, 5955 Yadkin Rd.910-323-1776 or 910-867-9792 or Founded in 1973 by local visionaries, the Bill Claydon has been well-known in the Arts Council is not only Fayetteville’s favor- Fayetteville tattoo community since 1986, when ite art gallery, it’s an essential force in our there were only two ink shops in town. city’s culture. The organization administers programs in partnership with a variety of “Back then, we were off-limits to the military,” he regional agencies to stimulate community said, recalling his first shop on Hay Street “in the development through the arts. These efforts seedy part of town in those days.” include exhibits, grants, festivals and the beloved 4th Friday. Claydon approached military officials on Fort Bragg and asked them to reconsider. After Arts Council exhibitions this year repre- much discussion and inspection of his facilities, sented the diverse talents of local, regional Claydon’s shop was taken off the list, opening his and acclaimed visiting artists. Subject matter ranged from honoring Black business up to what became a large part of his cus- History Month to “Public Works” (art from the public, all ages and mediums) to tomer base. the current exhibition, “Contemporary Art Forms By America’s First People.” The Arts Council also spearheaded the movement to bring leased public art He didn’t set out to pave the way for what has downtown a few years ago. The collective public art effort “Work in Progress III” become a booming business of more than 60 tat- will bring in several new sculptures this fall. too shops in the area, Claydon said. “I just didn’t Community organizations and individual artists received $822,500 in grants like the stigma of being on that list.” and support from the Arts Council during the 2017-18 fiscal year. The Artists Claydon approaches life and runs his business in much the same way: he in Schools program brought 63 artists/groups into public and private schools tackles challenges head-on. throughout Cumberland County and Fort Bragg, impacting children through “You have to stay on top of things,” Claydon said. “I’ve tried to do my best, I’m the power of arts education and live performances. honest and I stand behind the work of every artist in my shop.” That philosophy The Arts Council also produces Fayetteville’s International Folk Festival every has earned him a solid reputation among his peers and other business leaders September, now in its 40th year. Celebrating the city’s diversity, the festival in the community. includes musical and dance performances, authentic international cuisine, and Through the years, many of Fayetteville’s leading tattoo artists, who now have the Parade of Nations. their own shops, started under Claydon. “Anyone who comes to work at my shop, I push them to be the best they can be,” he said.12 SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2018 Best of Fayetteville

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