Up & Coming Weekly

December 04, 2018

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12 UCW DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Mayor Bill Hurley Passes Fayetteville has lost one of its greatest visionaries and champions for change. Former Mayor Bill Hurley passed away over the Thanksgiving weekend. "I'm saddened to hear that former Mayor Bill Hurley has passed," Mayor Mitch Colvin said. "Mayor Hurley led efforts to revitalize our downtown, by getting rid of seedy night clubs, demolishing dilapidated buildings and beautifying downtown with what have come to be known as 'Hurley Pots.' His work as Mayor and in the N.C. House of Representatives gave Fayetteville a new vision for the future, which we continue to see come to fruition with the upcoming opening of our new baseball stadium, new hoteland revitalized Prince Charles Hotel property. As a community, we are thankful for his hard work and I extend heartfelt condolences to his family." Hurley served as Mayor from 1981 to 1987 and in the N.C. House of Representatives until 2002, when he retired from office. He co-founded the Dogwood Festival and helped raise funds for the Lafayette statue in Cross Creek Park on Green Street. Hurley, who was an insurance agent, received the Lafayette Award from former Mayor Nat Robertson in April 2017 for "outstanding community accomplishment." Flags at City Hall were lowered to half-staff in Hurley's honor. Christmas in the Park is Dec. 6-20 Christmas in the Park, celebrated annually at Arnette Park, will be held this year from Dec. 6 through 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Arnette Park is located at 2165 Wilmington Hwy., accessed from exit 100 off Hwy. 87/MLK Expressway. Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation invites the public to bring family and friends for a leisurely stroll on a ½ mile paved walking trail while taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Guest will enjoy entertainment provided by local artists, roast marshmallows at the fire pit and get creative at the craft station. The public can also relax and watch favorite holiday movies on the outdoor movie screen, take a ride on the Christmas Express train and visit with Santa! For more information, call (910) 433-1547. For inclement weather, call (910) 306-7325. 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, Department, Loose Leaf Pickup Begins Loose Leaf Pickup service has begun in Fayetteville. City staff is collecting loose leaves by zip code and collection has started in the 28304 zip code. Residents in that zip code should have their loose leaves to the curb immediately. Residents are asked to follow these instructions: • Rake your leaves and pine straw curbside by day prior to your first scheduled day of pickup • Bad weather may cause delays • Leaves and pine straw only - no tree limbs • Place leaves and pine straw on the top of the curb away from storm drains and out of the road. Leaves and pine straw left in the street can cause stormwater pollution and may obstruct the storm drainage system, resulting in flooding. For questions, citizens should call the Stormwater Hotline at (910) 433-1613. Further details about loose leaf collection dates by zip code, which neighborhoods are being collected and more is available at FayettevilleNC.gov/leafseason. During Loose Leaf Pickup Season, citizens can pick up trash bags at any Fayetteville recreation center or fire station. Citizens can purchase a brown roll-out cart, which can be used for weekly collection of leaves and pine straw, as well as other yard waste. The City can deliver it to houses for a delivery fee or residents can pick it up at the Solid Waste Office at 455 Grove St. The cart becomes the property of the resident once purchased and has a 10-year warranty. When Loose Leaf Pickup Season is not ongoing, citizens are encouraged to participate in weekly yard waste pickup. The City of Fayetteville provides a great service with loose leaf collection beginning during the fall part of the year. If citizens put their leaves out in sturdy bags or containers on their regular yard debris day, they will be picked up weekly. This also helps keep leaves out of the storm drains.

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