Up & Coming Weekly

December 26, 2018

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6 UCW DECEMBER 26, 2018-JANUARY 1, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM one year special $ 15 for UP & CoMING WEEKLY rEadErs oNLY you save 89% off Tv GuIDe MaGaZINe Get A GreAt DeAL from tV GuiDe mAGAzine start Your subscription online, By Mail or Call online: tvguidemagazine.com/newsoffer mail: complete order form below call: 1-800-365-1940 WHeN CaLLING use PRoMo: K6fNsWPZZ Every issue delivers inside scoop on your favorite shows Breaking news keeps you in the know Highlights help guide you to what's worth watching Your favorite stars take you behind the scenes 28 Pages of easy-to-use primetime listings GrEaT rEasoNs To sTarT YoUr sUBsCrIPTIoN e 2019 annual property tax listing period begins Jan. 1 and runs through Jan. 31. Listing forms must be updated, signed and returned, and they must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31 to avoid the 10 percent late listing fee. To pay by phone, call 1-866-441-6614. To pay online, visit co.cumberland.nc.us/tax/payments. e address to pay taxes by mail is Cumberland County Tax Collector, P.O. Box 449, Fayetteville, N.C. 28302-0449. For more information, go to room 527 on the fifth floor of the Courthouse, 117 Dick St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Disaster loans still available e U. S. Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance continues to offer long- term, low-interest disaster loans of more than $300 million to homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations. SBA funding is for repairs or replacement of real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, in- ventory and business assets damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster. Some deadlines have passed, but the economic injury application deadline is June 14, 2019. For more information, SBA's Customer Service Center phone number is 800-659-2955. Hurricane farm damage and destruction Cumberland County farmers who sustained dam- age and agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for some disaster assistance from the Agricultural Di- saster Program. A $240 million measure signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper provides direct aid to farm- ers. To date, 54 of the state's 100 counties, including Cumberland, are eligible for disaster aid. "is assistance is available to farmers who suf- fered crop losses," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "e list of what is covered by this assistance is long … the best thing to do is call the disaster assistance hotline at 1-866-645-9403 with any of your questions." Topping off ceremony marks stadium milestone Fayetteville residents have been invited to sign the last beam that will be installed at the new downtown Fayetteville baseball stadium. e beam is in the City Hall lobby, 433 Hay St. It is set up for signatures through Jan. 2. e beam will be visible at the sta- dium's main entrance once the project is completed. e last structural steel beam erected in con- struction projects is a significant milestone and is referred to as topping off because the contractor has completed the project. Silver metallic Sharpie pens will be available so interested citizens can sign their names. Residents are also asked to sign a log that will be used for historical purposes and later placed in a time capsule. City information workshops e city of Fayetteville's Economic & Commu- nity Development Department will host a series of instructional workshops for nonprofit agencies. ese workshops will outline procedures for seek- ing funding. Agencies wishing to provide afford- able housing opportunities in the city can learn what it takes to become certified as well as the roles and benefits. e seminar provides opportunities to gather information, ask questions and learn the qualifying requirements. It is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 4, in the Lafayette Room of City Hall at 433 Hay St. A second workshop about how to respond to a formal request for proposal is designed to show nonprofits how to meet identified priority needs and learn the requirements to apply for local gov- ernment funding. is meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Jan. 21, in the community room of the FAST Transit Center at 502-598 Franklin St. For more information, call the Economic & Community De- velopment Department at 910-433-1590. It's property tax listing time a STAFF REPORT NEWS DIGEST

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