Up & Coming Weekly

August 04, 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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4 UCW AUGUST 5-11, 2020 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Stephanie Crider editor@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR Jenna Shackelford jenna@upandcomingweekly.com ASSISTANT EDITOR April Olsen april@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com HOPE MILLS AND SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR Earl Vaughan Jr. EarlUCWSports@gmail.com REPORTER Jeff Thompson news@upandcomingweekly.com MARKETING ASSOCIATES Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS D.G. Martin, Pitt Dickey, Margaret Dickson, Karl Merritt, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner, Prudence Mainor, Avery Powers, Crissy Neville ––––––––––– 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 publisher. 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. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. PUBLISHER'S PEN Fayetteville is the greatest and we love this community. I personally want to say "thank you" for the dozens of calls, emails, letters, tweets and texts we have received from like-minded residents of Fayetteville who share our concerns, love and passion for this community. Un- fortunately, I cannot share their thoughts with you because we must respect their privacy and take precautions as not to expose them to the "cancel culture" mob whose mission is to retaliate against those whose opinions and demands do not adhere to theirs. ey do this regardless of race, color or creed. No one is exempt. is being the case, I thought it would be fitting to remind them and the community of our inher- ent constitutional rights and the amendments therein that separate us from totalitarian Marxist, socialist and communist tyrants. You know, that document that makes America, America. Home of the brave and land of the free! So, to this end, thanks to the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University, the North Carolina Press Associa- tion with the support from USA Today and the Associated Press we are sharing with you a national campaign featuring celebrities to remind us about the value and importance of freedom of press, speech and other freedoms of the First Amendment. Enjoy and thanks for reading Up & Coming Weekly. Free Speech Center launches campaign by BILL BOWMAN BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & COMING WEEKLY. COM- MENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. HIGH 90 LOW 73 HIGH 90 HIGH 89 HIGH 89 HIGH 90 LOW 72 LOW 72 AUG 10 AUG 9 AUG 7 AUG 11 AUG 6 THURSDAY FRIDAY SUNDAY MONDAY HIGH 89 LOW 72 LOW 72 TUESDAY LOW 72 Scattered Thunderstorms Isolated Thunderstorms AM Thunderstorms Scattered Thunderstorms Scattered Thunderstorms PM Thunderstorms AUG 8 SATURDAY MY FREEdom of faith. Colton Dixon Photo: Jim Fontaine/Atlantic Records Faith is an essential part of my everyday life just like breathing is to another. I'm thank- ful to live in a country where freedom of faith, along with our freedoms of press, speech, assembly and petition are protected. Learn more at www.1forall.today. Darius Rucker As a songwriter and singer, I have the privilege of sharing my thoughts and words through music. That honor comes from having freedom of speech, a promise made to everyone in the United States which we must continue to uphold. Learn more at www.1 forall.today. MY FREE PRESS. Ann Patchett Freedom of press protects my right to read and engage with diverse viewpoints just as freedom of speech protects my ability to write and express myself through books without restraints. The First Amendment allows us to be who we are, freely. Learn more at www.1forall.today. MY FREEdom of faith. Michael W. Smith Music is the most powerful language in the world. I share my faith through my songs, drawing on America's promises of free speech and freedom of religion. I'm truly grateful for the First Amendment and a nation founded on liberty. Learn more at www.1forall.today. e photo credit is Kacie Lynn Wheeler. Tennessee author Ruta Sepetys My freedom of the press allows me to write and publish books about hidden history and those who were affected by it. I'm thankful for the First Amendment and its five freedoms of expression— speech, press, religion, petition and assembly. Learn more at www.1forall.today. Kane Brown Let's use our freedoms of speech, press and assembly to build understanding and mutual respect. The dream is within our reach. Learn more at www.1 forall.today. "Still got some work, but we still got a dream…" Photo: Matthew Berinato

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