Press Releases

Travel to Cumberland County Generated over $525 million in 2016

According to figures released by Visit North Carolina this week, domestic travel to Cumberland County generated over $525 million in expenditures in 2016 – a 4.21% increase from 2015.  

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Fayetteville Holds NC’s Official Lafayette Birthday Celebration

The community continues to honor its connection to Lafayette by holding an annual birthday celebration, to be held this year September 8 through 9.  Although his actual birthday is September 6th, the weekend after Labor Day has been designated for this public observance.  Both the US Congress and the NC House of Representatives recognize the significance of this celebration.  In 2007, the United States Congress issued a proclamation that declared Fayetteville is “where North Carolina Celebrates Lafayette’s Birthday.” In 2011, the NC House of Representatives issued statement recognizing “the celebration held every September in Fayetteville as North Carolina’s official Lafayette Birthday Celebration.” 

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Heroes Homecoming Seeking Guinness World Record

The 2017 Heroes Homecoming committee is asking all Cumberland County businesses to participate by setting a Missing Man Table at their place of business.  The committee is working alongside Rolling Thunder – Chapter 1 to ensure proper protocol is met with each table setup.  With this county-wide display, Cumberland County will secure a spot in the Guinness World Records.  

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Downtown Fayetteville Hosts 2nd Annual Indigo Moon Film Festival October 13-15

Fayetteville, NC – The 2nd Annual Indigo Moon Film Festival (IMFF) will feature the best in filmmaking from around the world.

Presented by GroundSwell pictures, the walkable festival screens films in four downtown Fayetteville locations throughout the weekend.  Activities include an Opening Night film and reception, awards BBQ, master classes and many great films.

“Flooding from Hurricane Matthew interrupted the inaugural IMFF and we still had some fantastic showings,” says organizer Jan Johnson. “The lineup for the second festival is even better than the first.” 

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Kirk Franklin Closes Inspirational Week of Events in Fayetteville (NC) This October

 

Cumberland County, NC – Each year, WIDU 1600 AM delivers one of the community’s largest faith-based events. This year, the week-long celebration culminates with three power-packed days at the Crown Complex. The final event is headlined by multiple GRAMMY®, Dove and Stellar Award-winning recording artist Kirk Franklin.

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