Hope Mills Board of Commissioners lacks oversight

  In late September of 2013, the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted to remove Commissioner Tonzie Collins from his elected position by way of an amotion hearing.  It was a politically charged decision and detractors were quick to point out the exorbitant expense ($33,000) and poor timing; Collins was already a registered candidate and […]

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Larson leads board down rabbit hole

During the November 5 board meeting, Commissioner Larson suggested the town re-open the golf course, which has been closed to the public since spring 2014, as walking trails.  “It would give the citizens another place to walk during the day other than Municipal Park,” Larson said. Commissioner Larson was among the handful of people who […]

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Is a Fayetteville Performing Arts Center in our future?

BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & COMING WEEKLY.   COMMENTS? COMMENTS?        BILL@upandcomingweekly.com.    910-484-6200 As a child, when I took more food than I could eat my mother would say,  “Your eyes are bigger than your stomach.” Well, the same may be said of Fayetteville and Cumberland County’s appetite for initiating future economic development projects. […]

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The untold good news story of America today

This is not my article….I found it while doing research and thought it was incredibly relevant.    We’ve become complacent.  We’ve allowed the discourse that emanates from the Board of Commissioners to set the tone throughout the entire community.  We have to stop! Please read the entire article and be as inspired as I was.  I […]

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Alex Warner takes hard stance against Board of Commissioners

    Alex Warner is a political shark.  After two terms on the Cumberland County School Board he ran a record-breaking campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He served nine terms representing District 45.   In person, Mr. Warner is modest about his political prowess. But when he speaks it’s evident his tenure […]

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Election 2019 – Begins Now

In June of 2019 a dozen citizens will make the pilgrimage to the Cumberland County Board of Elections and announce their candidacy by registering.  But they won’t be legitimate candidates. Every other June we’re faced with the same plague of people who suddenly and inexplicably feel a deep abiding love for this town.  They’re compelled […]

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Point of order…

The November 5 Board meeting began with several proclamations regarding Veteran’s Day.  I planned to post both of them here as a tribute to our veterans, but they weren’t included in the agenda. During Public Comments Grilley Mitchell, co-founder of the Hope Mills Citizens for Change (HMCFC) Political Action Committee (PAC),  addressed the board.  He […]

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