Up & Coming Weekly

February 19, 2019

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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30 UCW FEBRUARY 20-26, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM CUMBERLAND Open House Friday, March 8 10 a.m. – Noon Breastfeeding Public Health 3 rd Floor Auditorium 1235 Ramsey Street Fayetteville Resources and information about breastfeeding 10 th annual cumberland.lib.nc.us Storytelling Festival FREE March 1-31 at all eight library locations Programs Cumberland County and FTCC Partner on Fire Training Center Cumberland County Commissioners and the Fayetteville Technical Community College Board of Trustees have agreed to partner on developing a new regional center for firefighter and other emergency responder education and training. e proposed FTCC Cumberland County Regional Fire and Rescue Training Center would support FTCC's Public Service curriculum, which includes courses in emergency management, fire technology and fire training. A new facility would enable the college to add classes not currently offered, including fire investigation/arson certification, thermal image school, vehicle extrication school, high angle rescue technician and other types of fire and rescue special training. e facility would include classrooms, live fire buildings, apparatus bays, technical rescue areas, and other specialized training grounds. In addition, the training center would partner with the Sheriff's Office in using its driving track and possibly space for an outdoor shooting range. More information at co.cumberland.nc.us. Architectural rendering of proposed center Wednesday, March 20 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Crown Expo Center 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville Presented by Cumberland County Department of Social Services March to Work Job Fair More info: ccdssnc.com Coming Soon! T he Cumberland County NC Works Career Center wishes to remind residents who lost a job as a result of Hurricane Florence that employment opportunities are still available through an $18.5 million National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to North Carolina last year in response to Hurricane Florence. e U.S. Department of Labor awarded the $18.5 million grant to the state, following a request from the N.C. Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions. e program is for residents of the 28 counties declared national disaster areas including Cumberland County. Residents of these counties may be employed in jobs that support either clean-up and recovery or humanitarian assistance to residents of the affected areas. Participants in the grant would be employed by nonprofits, government Hurricane Recovery Jobs Still Available agencies and other employers who fit the criteria of an approved worksite. Worksites must generally be on either public property or land owned by not-for-profit agencies. Workers may be eligible for jobs under the grant by being temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the hurricane, or by meeting certain other criteria. A grant approved in response to Hurricane Matthew in 2016 expired Sept. 30, 2018, provided employment to 668 people. Cumberland County residents who wish to apply for jobs through the grant program should visit the Cumberland County NC Works Career Center located at 414 Ray Ave., Fayetteville. Call 910-486-1010 or go to co.cumberland. nc.us/career-center for more information. e Workforce Development Board is appointed and governed by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. National Dislocated Worker Grant News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters "Top 6 Mistakes Managers Make with Hiring, Retaining, and Terminating" - Featuring Russ Lissuzzo, Express VP of Legal and Assistant General Counsel – 30 Minute Live Stream; the first of 4 this year. WWW.EXPRESSPROS.COM/FAYETTEVILLENC BRAD LOASE | OWNER 815 STAMPER ROAD FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28303 (910) 437-5959 February 20 Our Day Begins When Your Shift Ends! MON - SAT: 0700 - 0200 | Sunday: 1000 - 0200 NOW SERVING A FULL MENU 3004 Bragg Blvd., Fayetteville 910.758.9898

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