Press Releases

Honoring K-9 Veterans

 

Fayetteville, NC – Each Memorial Day, the Special Operations Forces (SOF) K9 Memorial Foundation and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM) Foundation hold a K9 Memorial Ceremony near “Constant Vigilance”, the world’s first memorial to SOF K9s killed in the line of duty. The 2017 ceremony will be held on Monday, May 29th at 12 noon on the grounds of the ASOM in Fayetteville. 

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Soccer Legend Mia Hamm and others play Force Invitational Golf Tourney

On Friday, May 19, the Fayetteville Soccer Club (FSC) members and staff change out their cleats for spikes and hit the links with some special guests.  FSC is honored to welcome some of soccer’s greatest women players to the tournament- Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Tisha Venturini Hoch. Play begins following a 12 p.m. lunch at King’s Grant Golf and Country Club. 

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Positive Direction for Youth (PDY) Conference Selects Fayetteville for July 21-22 Event

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The PDY Conference in Fayetteville opens Friday, July 21 with a GLOW Fun Run in downtown Fayetteville. The GLOW Fun Run is a fun 5K that focuses on entertainment and enjoyment, is not timed and is appropriate for all fitness levels.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the first wave of runners start at 7:00 p.m., and an after-party concert with  performances by Jor’Dan Armstrong and Christian rock band Rapture Ruckus starts at 8:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend and support the empowerment of our youth. 

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Cold Beer and Hot Blues on Tap at 15th Annual Blues-n-Brews

Dozens of brewers from around the southeast are expected to showcase their finest beers at on June 3rd at the 15th Annual Blues-n-Brews Festival.  Guests will spend the evening sampling while enjoying several of the top blues brands in the region.  

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"AMERICA'S FAVORITE FIGHTING FRENCHMAN" - MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE IN FAYETTEVILLE

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville was the first U.S. city named for “America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman,” (as Lafayette is recognized in the musical Hamilton)  and the only namesake city he visited. When Lafayette came back to America in 1824/25 he was welcomed in cities like New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Touched by a friend’s story of the first town in America named for him, Lafayette included Fayetteville on his tour.  Upon his March 4, 1825 arrival, Fayetteville rolled out the proverbial red carpet to welcome the famed nobleman and gentleman. In his speech of welcome, Judge Toomer proclaimed, “Never, never can we forget the youthful stranger who, in the darkest hour of adversity, so generously flew to our succor, and so gallantly fought the battle of freedom.” 

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Places To Stay

821 Lazy Acres Street
Fayetteville

Places To Stay

Salt n Pepper Indian Cuisine
3401 Raeford Road