Up & Coming Weekly

May 12, 2020

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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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 13-19, 2020 UCW 9 910-867-2364 • 4624 BRAGG BLVD. CONNECT with us! @legendspub910 Doors Closed for NOW We Look Forward to Hosting Good Times When We Re-open. YOUR HOME FOR THE 80'S & MORE ALL DAY LONG On behalf of the entire City Council, I congratulate you on this momentous achievement. You're doing something different and I want to encourage you to keep going. The health crisis we face is a reality but you can embrace this challenge. Maybe you had plans for this year and those plans were canceled, your sports season was interrupted, you may miss friends or maybe you just don't feel the same. It's ok to take time and reflect, then remember you've made it this far. Our community needs you now and we'll need you in the future, so don't give up. This is the year you earned a high school diploma. No one can take that accomplishment from you. Thank you for persevering and completing the educational requirements. As you consider the next steps, please apply what you learned, show us your talents and perfect them. Draw a picture to encourage others, make music, practice your individual sports drills, call someone on the phone, practice social and professional skills in virtual meetings, read, tutor, study. The world is still going and you can do this, you may have to do it differently and it may take longer than anticipated, but you can do it. One day, possibly today, someone will call on you and it will be your turn to lead. When that moment comes, will you be prepared? You're already navigating many new rules. Create and innovate. Figure out ways to safely do what you enjoy, your idea could help someone else through this tough time. There's no better time than now. Continue to do what you can with what you have. Find your place in this community, in this world. Again, congratulations, please be safe and remember you are here, in this time and in this space for a reason, so thanks for your unique contributions. To the graduating Class of 2020, —Mitch Colvin, Mayor of Fayetteville

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