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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.

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Tearlach Productions, LLC, a full-service video production company from Huntsville, Ala., has been in the area shooting their full-length feature film, “The Art Collector.”

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Editor’s Note: As the 2019 Fabulous Fifties Show nears, The Times highlights performers who’ll be on stage in this week’s edition. Next week, we’ll focus on those behind the seasons. Don’t forget to buy your tickets early, as many performances sell out as the shows approach. 

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The first of nine performances of the 33rd Annual Fabulous Fifties Show, “Welcome to Veils, Vows and Vegas”, will open on Thursday evening, March 21, for the first of nine performances that will be presented at 900 South Main Avenue in Fayetteville.

Auditions for Savannah Sipping Society will be Monday night, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carriage House Players' building at 301 East Market Street, Fayetteville.

Lincoln County students Sarah Porter, Evan Pollard and Daulton Holland were selected from over 500 applicants to participate in the 2019 Auburn University Symphonic Honor Band held Feb. 7-9 at “the loveliest village on the plains”.

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The Fayetteville High School Marching Band performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 18, marching in the Magic Kingdom Parade for an audience of about 30,000. Two other high school bands, from Pennsylvania and New York state, were also in the parade. The FHS band staye…

The dedicated members of the Performing Arts Association, a division of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center, hosted the twice monthly performing arts and open mic show despite the freezing weather and threats of snow.

“Saturday night’s Performing Arts and Open Mic Show at the Arts Center was a smashing success and an awesome start the new year,” said Arts Center president Ron Hackett.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will be presenting its yearly Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

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Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department encourages the community to ring in the holidays with a special tree lighting event at Stone Bridge Park on Friday, Nov. 30, and the annual Christmas Parade the following day, Dec. 1.

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The 26th edition of Fayetteville’s “Host of Christmas Past” ushered in the holiday season over the weekend as thousands made their way to the annual street festival, centered around historic downtown Fayetteville. Festivities kicked off Friday evening with the tree lighting on the courthouse…

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Halloween 2018 was definitely a “treat” for Carriage House Players as the local performing arts group realized a long-held dream of owning its own home, acquiring the building at 301 East Market Street in Fayetteville.

Rock stars getting ready to jam for Halloween at American Development Corp. (ADC) last week include Jessica Smith, Jenny McAlister Moorehead, Keeley Posey and Alanna Holt as KISS, Chuck Page as Prince and Jason McGee as Slash.

Auditions for Carriage House Players’ first show of the 2019 season, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, will be Nov. 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum.