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When the Fayetteville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $5.1 million bond issue in November 2020, $1.25 million was allocated for sidewalks around the downtown square, of which 10% is set aside for engineering costs. The project was part of the Downtown Master Plan developed by The Walk…

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Petersburg residents were receptive to some of the traffic study recommendations from Municipal Technical Advisory Services (MTAS) consultants during last week’s public hearing but were apprehensive about others. However, they were in full agreement that something needs to be done to curtail…

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Reports on the first day of school last Monday were upbeat, with the expectation of having a somewhat normal year following two years of disruption due to COVID-19.

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This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)

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This photo provided by Daniela C. Roessler in August 2022 shows a jumping spider (E. arcuata) exhibiting leg curling during a REM sleep-like state. A study published on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, suggests that jumping spiders show signs of sleep cycles, similar to humans and some animals. (Daniela C. Roessler via AP)

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Members of the military carry lower the Commonwealth flag during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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President of the Commonwealth Games Federation Dame Louise Martin speaks during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Lead singer of Dexys Midnight Runners, Kevin Rowland performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Vice President Kamala Harris listens to attendees during a roundtable with college presidents about reproductive rights at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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President Joe Biden talks to the media as he prepares to board Air Force One at Blue Grass Airport, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lexington, Ky., after spending the day viewing flood damage in the state. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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FILE - Fetty Wap appears at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26, 2019. Fetty Wap, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, has been jailed after prosecutors say he threatened to kill a man during a FaceTime call in 2021, violating the terms of his pretrial release in a pending federal drug conspiracy case. U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven Locke, acting on a request from prosecutors, revoked Maxwell’s bond and sent him to jail following a hearing in federal court on Long Island. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel are seen from the Israeli side of the border, Aug. 7, 2022. Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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A wind turbine works on the campus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Senate has approved Democrats' big election-year economic package on Sunday, Aug. 7, that meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Artists perform during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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FILE - Members of Palestinian Civil Defense evacuate a wounded man following an explosion in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2022. Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent reporting by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Ahmad Hasaballah, File)

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A wind turbine works on the campus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Senate has approved Democrats' big election-year economic package on Sunday, Aug. 7, that meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a roundtable with college presidents about reproductive rights at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, in Washington, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Icons lay on the debris of a church which was destroyed after Russian attack at the frontline in Mykolaiv region, Ukraine, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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British singer Laura Mvula, center, performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Singer Jorja Smith, centre, performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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President Joe Biden speaks as he tours a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Joe Biden speaks as he tours a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Joe Biden speaks as he tours a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Singer Jorja Smith, centre, performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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FILE - Singer Olivia-Newton John arrives with British recording artist Cliff Richard for the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards in New York on Nov. 15, 2005. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)

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President Joe Biden tours a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Jorja Smith, centre, performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Musical Youth band performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, tour a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, tour a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Jorja Smith, center, performs during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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FILE - Australian pop-singer Olivia Newton-John poses in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 21. 1982. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden and others, tour a neighborhood impacted by flooding, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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FILE - Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John appears on the set of "Grease," in Los Angeles on Aug. 30, 1977. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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Birds fly silhouetted against the sky at sunset near Ilsenburg, Germany, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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FILE - Olivia Newton-John appears during an interview in Los Angeles in December 1990. Newton-John, a longtime resident of Australia whose sales topped 100 million albums, died Monday at her southern California ranch, John Easterling, her husband, wrote on Instagram and Facebook. She was 73. (AP Photo/Julie Parkes, File)

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Fireworks go off during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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A prosecutor places paper money that is evidence during a court hearing for journalist Jose Ruben Zamora on a charge of money laundering in Guatemala City, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Zamora, president of the newspaper El Periodico which is known for investigations uncovering corruption, was arrested at his home Friday by agents and police armed with assault rifles. Authorities also raided the paper's printing presses. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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Artists perform during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Artists perform during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Pedestrians use the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to cross between San Antonio, Venezuela, behind, and Cucuta, Colombia at sunrise Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. Colombia’s incoming foreign minister and his Venezuelan counterpart announced in late July that the border will gradually reopen after the two nations restore diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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A worker cleans a customs station on the Simon Bolivar International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, on the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. Colombia’s incoming foreign minister and his Venezuelan counterpart announced in late July that the border will gradually reopen after the two nations restore diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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Artists perform as flags of Commonwealth countries are displayed during the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony at the Alexander stadium in Birmingham, England, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Venezuelan Maria Godoy holds her son Hendry Rodriguez as she waits to get him a free pneumococcal vaccine shot from Colombian health workers set up on the Francisco De Paula Santander Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. Colombia’s incoming foreign minister and his Venezuelan counterpart announced in late July that the border will gradually reopen after the two nations restore diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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A fruit vendor sets up his stand in Cucuta, Colombia, at sunrise Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, along the border which Venezuela partially closed in 2015. Colombia’s incoming foreign minister and his Venezuelan counterpart announced in late July that the border will gradually reopen after the two nations restore diplomatic ties. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

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Judge Fredy Orellana listens an audio evidence during a court hearing for journalist Jose Ruben Zamora on a charge of money laundering in Guatemala City, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Zamora, president of the newspaper El Periodico which is known for investigations uncovering corruption, was arrested at his home Friday by agents and police armed with assault rifles. Authorities also raided the paper's printing presses. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, and Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., and others, view flood damage, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, in Lost Creek, Ky., where a bus floated into a building. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Mayan Poqomam Indigenous leaders gather outside court to show support for journalist Jose Ruben Zamora during his hearing on a charge of money laundering in Guatemala City, Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. Zamora, president of the newspaper El Periodico which is known for investigations uncovering corruption, was arrested at his home Friday July 29 by agents and police armed with assault rifles. Authorities also raided the printing presses for El Periodico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)