Up & Coming Weekly

December 26, 2018

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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4 UCW DECEMBER 26, 2018-JANUARY 1, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM PUBLISHER'S PEN STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ EDITOR Stephanie Crider editor@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly. com ASSISTANT EDITOR Leslie Pyo leslie@upandcomingweekly.com SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR Earl Vaughan Jr. EarlUCWSports@gmail.com REPORTER Jeff Thompson news@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Elizabeth Long art@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS D.G. Martin, Pitt Dickey, Margaret Dickson, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner SALES ADMINISTRATOR/ DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com MARKETING/SALES Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com ––––––––––– Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: (910) 484-6200 FAX: (910) 484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the pub- lisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. ©2018 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Cover photos credited to the following: Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex and Leland Little Auctions, respectively. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. is week, our publisher, Bill Bow- man, yields his space for a message from visitnc.com. An Invitation from North Carolina's Coast: e holidays are a special time for families in North Carolina to gather and look ahead to the new year with anticipation and enthusiasm. It's also a time when we reflect on the past year, including memorable highlights and challenges. As North Carolinians we have much to be thankful for, but many of our families, neighbors and communities in the paths of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael were severely impacted this fall. Collectively, we say thank you to so many of you for your support. North Carolinians are resilient. From the beautiful coastline in the east to the towering mountains in the west, North Carolinians are known for strong come- backs and moving forward. As leaders of the travel industry along the coast, we want to assure you that significant prog- ress has been made to make sure visitors can return to the coastal places they love. Our out-of-state visitors are special guests to us all, but many of them who heard the national news during the storms are unaware of how far we've come since. We've learned from recent research conducted by Visit North Caro- lina that only 14 percent of potential out- of-state visitors believe North Carolina's coast is back to normal. Even some North Carolinians are unaware of how far we've come. In most instances, our hotels, vacation rentals, attractions, recreational outfitters, restaurants, retail shops, golf courses and more are already welcoming visitors back, and others will certainly be back to normal in time for the popular spring and summer travel seasons. We recognize many North Carolinians dedicate a portion of their time together during the holidays to begin planning family vacations for the coming year. e tourism economy is vital to our re- gion, our citizens and the quality of life we all cherish. e speed of our recovery is largely dependent on the pace with which travelers return to visit our com- munities throughout the state. We encourage you to plan a visit to North Carolina's beautiful and distinc- tive barrier island coastline to enjoy what many families make an annual tra- dition. And with our state's rich diversity of landscapes, history, culture and ac- tivities, please consider exploring North Carolina first for all your leisure travel. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Best Regards, Wit Tuttell Director, Visit North Carolina/visitnc.com and Tameron Kugler, visitcurrituck.com; Lee Nettles, outerbanks.org; Helena Stevens, visitocracokenc.com; Jim Browder, crystalcoastnc.org; Donna Hammonds, onlyinonslow.com; Tammy Proctor, visitpender.com; Tarshi McCoy, visitnewbern.com; Kim Hufham, wilmingtonandbeaches. com; Mitzi York, ncbrunswick.com The coast is clear! Come on down HIGH 53 LOW 39 HIGH 60 HIGH 54 LOW 54 HIGH 70 HIGH 60 HIGH 52 LOW 45 LOW 44 LOW 38 LOW 55 DECEMBER 31 DECEMBER 30 DECEMBER 28 DECEMBER 29 JANUARY 1 Showers Showers Showers Showers AM Clouds/PM Sun Few Showers DECEMBER 27 HAPPY NEW YEAR! North Carolina is making a strong comeback from recent hurricanes.

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