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A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

A market day for pumpkins in Fayetteville

Family members take in part of the array of decorated pumpkins Saturday at the Old Courthouse Square in Fayetteville in a festive day combining Market Day with the annual Pumpkin Walk involving several elementary schools and costumed children. Click here for more photos from Saturday. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Mr. Winston Erle “Wink” Moore, 67, of Fayetteville

Mr. Winston Erle “Wink” Moore , 67, of Fayetteville, passed away on October 21, 2010.

Mr. Moore was an aviation enthusiast who loved to fly. He was an aerobatic pilot as well as a commercial pilot for 33 years. He retired as a captain on the 747-400 for Northwest Airlines. He was a graduate of Auburn University and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Read More»

Doloris Mae Weingartner, 84, of Fayetteville

Doloris Mae Weingartner, 84, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2010.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon Weingartner.

She is survived by her sons, John and Nora Weingartner of San Diego, CA, and Steve Weingartner of Smyrna, GA; daughters, Gail and Robert Wright of Chantilly, VA, Karen and Kevin O’Brien of Reston, VA, and Lynne and Dean Runyan of Fayetteville; one sister Doris Kirk of Altamont, NY; one brother Jack Lansing of Renssalaer, NY; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Read More»

Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville

Edwin Wilburn Pankey, Jr., 91, of Fayetteville passed away October 18, 2010.

Mr. Pankey served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army where he fought at Normandy and in the German campaigns where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of VFW Post 9949.

Mr. Pankey was survived by many who loved him including Carolyn Solly & family of Fayetteville; Diane McCausland of Jenkinsburg, GA; Porter Horgan, III of Hammond, LA.; Jon Reed of New Orleans, LA ; Kay Hardee of Houston, TX; Elizabeth & Larry Davies of Trussville, AL. Read More»

Smiles at Chuck E. Cheese: F’ville expected to OK coin games expansion

One of the few items of business before the Fayetteville City Council Thursday will be the second reading and potential approval of an ordinance that would allow a larger number of coin-operated amusement machines in some restaurants than what the current law allows.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1.

“Apparently, this legislative decision had unintended consequences on several of our businesses,” said city clerk Anne Barnard in a Sept. 20 memo. Read More»

Party hearty, pay the price

Sometimes partying just doesn’t pay, especially when the booze is flowing and the crowd gets loud enough to compel neighbors to call the cops. That was the case over the weekend when police in Fayetteville arrested 13 underage drinkers at a late night party on Williamsburg Way. Read More»

Remember how Democrat Barnes gerrymandered; vote Deal

Only a few more weeks and November will be here. So will the opportunity to exercise the voting franchise that so many of us take for granted. Even with early voting and absentee ballots readily accessible, we still don’t seem to get more than half of eligible voters to the polls in a good year. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way that every vote counts. Read More»

Why arts deserves a cut of the sales tax

Would you vote to support the arts with a one-tenth of a cent of sales tax? I ask this question because there is legislation in the works that could lead to such a referendum.

So why vote for this? Public support of the arts? You probably feel using public funds is fine for law enforcement, fire and emergency service since they physically protect us. But what about the cultural arts?

The answer is something we don’t often link together. Simply put, the arts help protect an area’s economy. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Olivet will celebrate 19th anniversary October 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

Sunday, Oct. 24 will be Church Homecoming; and Sunday, Oct. 31 is the Church Anniversary. Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

“Our ministry leadership is working diligently to make our anniversary celebration second to none,” a spokesperson said. “Everyone, regardless of their religious background is welcome to attend services.” Read More»

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