City of Fayetteville

NC Civil War and Reconstruction History Center

Organizers in Fayetteville want to transform a regional museum into a statewide history center focusing on the Civil War and Reconstruction. But critics worry even if it’s built with the best of intentions, it could divide the community along racial lines.

Artist's rendering of the proposed Civil War and Reconstruction History Center planned for Fayetteville's Arsenal Park.
North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center

Advocates for a new North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center say the proposed museum will draw visitors to Fayetteville and offer online history education to schools statewide.

Gina Hawkins made history last summer when she became the first woman and first African-American police chief of Fayetteville. She is now one of six African-American women at the helm of police departments around the state. But when Hawkins took the job, she had no idea it would garner so much national attention, including an interview on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”

File photo of a mobile home park.
Eric Allix Rogers / Flickr, Creative Commons, https://flic.kr/p/9NbMTp

Fayetteville building code officers have finished a sweep of the city's 75 mobile home parks.

During six months, inspectors turned up nearly 700 violations, according to Michael Martin, of the Development Services Department.

FT. BRAGG STORIES: Pay Day On Hay Street

Apr 29, 2018
Fayetteville Observer file photo of the 500 block of Hay St. in July, 1973.
Fayetteville Observer

Downtown Fayetteville has transformed since the 1960's and 70's, when Hay Street was synonymous with seedy bars and strip clubs, but for thousands of soldiers who came through Fort Bragg on their way to the Vietnam War, memories of wild nights on Hay Street are indelible. 

portrait of Fayetteville Councilman Tyrone Williams
Courtesy of City of Fayetteville

Fayetteville City Council members asked one of their own to resign last night. Nine members voted unanimously to approve a letter demanding that Councilman Tyrone Williams step down immediately in the wake of an audio recording in which Williams could be heard seemingly soliciting a bribe from a developer.

A vote here sign in Chapel Hill
Amy Townsend / WUNC

Raleigh Mayor Nancy MacFarlane was the clear choice of voters in yesterday’s municipal election, but did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff.