Fayetteville’s Rockefeller Estate

In 2013 I discovered ‘urban exploring’.  I was working as a portrait photographer then and a friend asked me to do a family shoot at the Rockefeller Estate.  I had no idea there was one, much less two Rockefeller estates in the area!  Over the next few years I made dozens of trips to the […]

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Fayetteville’s historic cemeteries

It’s not often Cait wants to spend the day with me…when she does I jump on it.  We spent all afternoon tooling around the historic cemetery’s in Fayetteville.  There was lots of Spanish moss, a few homeless people and a lively discussion about grave robbing.  In general I’m opposed to it.  

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Trip to Southern Pines

Southern Pines before is one of our favorite day trips.  Jim and I drove down recently to explore and then just a short while later Candice and I made a day of it… Nestled in the Sandhills between Pinehurst and Aberdeen, is the quiet town of Southern Pines. Founded in 1887 by steel magnate John […]

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Investing in our future is a no-brainer

by BILL BOWMAN  PUBLISHER’S PEN Will Fayetteville get a new North Carolina state-operated North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center? That’s a good question. Basic logic would dictate it’s a no-brainer for a community like ours that is working hard to attract business and industry to Cumberland County. As the General Assembly readies itself […]

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Dear Sherri,

Yes! Your family should move here! Hope Mills is part of Cumberland County.  We’re the 2nd largest municipality in the county, Fayetteville is the largest.  Our population is roughly 17,000 strong. Hope Mills is known for it’s parks and recreation.  Most of the municipalities in Cumberland County rely on Fayetteville to run their programs but […]

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