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With Fayetteville’s “Host of Christmas Past” street festival just weeks away, organizers have announced details for planned events and activities, including some new things on tap and the return of some old favorites.

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The Southern Weekend of Art is on tap this week at Stone Bridge Park in Fayetteville. Presented by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Art League, the event this year includes three days of art and food vendors, as well as music, a KidZone and other activities.

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Sunday, Sept. 8, was a beautiful, sunny day for the 115th Lincoln County Fair. The Quarter Horse, pony and mule races were the main event of the day.  In front of a full grandstands, local horsemen and those from surrounding states vied for fastest horse and best rider. 

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The 115th Annual Lincoln County Fair will get underway Saturday, celebrating “Homegrown, Handmade, and Farm Fresh” in honor of the community’s agricultural producers.

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Fayetteville’s Nevada Shelton, a captain and Alpha Company Commander of the 2916th Aviation Battalion at Fort Irwin, Calif., is enjoying a different mission this week as he was chosen to fly his U60 Blackhawk helicopter in an episode of Showtime’s award-winning series “Homeland.”

Local band 4 Miles Gone, which has been voted Best Local Band in Lincoln County’s Finest for each of the last two years, will be performing at the Lynchburg Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24.

Kason Lester, who recently appeared on American Idol, was the last to take the stage before the rains fell Thursday evening, shortening the first-ever Songwriters’ Night at Stone Bridge Memorial Park, part of the Music in the Park concert series sponsored by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County C…

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The Boxelders entertained the crowd Thursday night during the Music in the Park concert series at Stone Bridge Park. The family-friendly summer concert series is hosted by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in conjunction with the City of Fayetteville a…

“Back to School Bash”, a fun and free event for the community and a fundraiser for Lincoln County Robotics and LCHS Marching Band programs, will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Lincoln County High School.

Carriage House Players’ production of “Shrek: The Musical” opens this week. Here, Zack Smith as Pinocchio, Katie Blackwood as Mama Bear, Riley Droppleman as the Gingerbread Man and the cast of storybook characters rehearse a scene. The production opens Thursday at the Lincoln County Museum. …

Ben Spears is rehearsing a scene from Carriage House Players’ production of “Shrek: The Musical”. Pictured with Ben are Celeste Sanders, Claire Bradford, Kendal Crabtree, Julie Eakin, Caragan Howell and Tejal Morris. Tickets are now on sale at all the ticket outlets: Bagley and Bagley, Carte…

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AC Junction, with special guest Keegan Sanders, performed during last Thursday’s Music in the Park event at Stone Bridge Memorial Park. The concert series continues this week, with the group Simply Fabulous performing at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18. The concerts are presented by the Fayettevill…

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From bull riding to rock climbing and super slides, folks on hand for Thursday’s Blanche Community Freedom Festival enjoyed a great afternoon that extended into the evening, culminating with a big fireworks show.

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Folks of all ages enjoyed a beautiful night at Stone Bridge Park Thursday with music courtesy of the band Highway 64. The family-friendly Music in the Park summer concert series is hosted by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, in conjunction with the Cit…

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Travelin’ Kind, with a special guest appearance by Elliot Hill, entertained music lovers Thursday night during the Music in the Park concert series at Stone Bridge Park. The family-friendly summer concert series is hosted by the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism B…

Members of the Lincoln County Commission gave their unanimous approval Tuesday to hiring an independent healthcare consultant to perform a comprehensive operational, financial and strategic assessment of Lincoln Health System.

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Timing and the lack of manpower contributed to the decision to this year suspend Fayetteville and Lincoln County’s Annual June Dairy Day celebration, traditionally held on the first Saturday of June on the city square.

Fayetteville High School Tiger Hill Studio extended thanks to Simply Fabulous, vocal group of the Fabulous Fifties Show, for visiting the studio recently and recording six songs. The project will benefit the studio by giving experience to the class and the community by spreading this beautif…

Fayetteville’s Jennifer Murdock was the big winner in the Homemade Slaw competition at this year’s Fifth Annual Slawburger Festival. The winning entry was selected based on flavor, texture, aroma and color. Here, Jennifer pauses for a photo with the blue ribbon and first place prize package.

Emily Swinney rehearses a scene from Fayetteville Middle School’s upcoming production of “Gone with the Gust”. Performance dates are Tuesday, May 7, and Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Fayetteville Middle School. Ticket prices are $5.