Up & Coming Weekly

December 22, 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 DECEMBER 23-29, 2020 UCW 9 To protect staff and patients from risk of COVID-19, all Cape Fear Valley Health System locations, including hospitals and outpatient clinics, are closed completely to visitors until further notice with a few exceptions. Labor & Delivery: Laboring mothers may have one support person/coach for the duration of their stay. Pediatric patients: A legal minor may have one parent or guardian with him/her. Patients who need healthcare decision makers or require communication assis- tance may have one assistance person with them. End-of-life patients may have one one- hour visit with up to four people. Visitors with symptoms of a fever or respi- ratory illness including cough or shortness of breath, should remain home. Hospitals will screen visitors for signs and symptoms of illness. Local Principal of the Year to com- pete as regional nominee For the second time in as many weeks, Cumberland County Schools has another Sandhills Regional winner. e district's 2021 Principal of the Year, Suzanne Owen, has been named the Wells Fargo 2021 Sandhills Regional Principal of the Year. e Cliffdale Elementary School leader will move forward to compete against seven other regional finalists from across North Carolina. e next round of competition will be held on March 12 at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. e 2021 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year will be an- nounced on May 21 in a special ceremony. Driver Ed program goes virtual Cumberland County Schools' Driver Edu- cation Program is offering online classes for the 2021 spring session beginning in January. e first session of classes will take place Jan. 11 through Feb. 4. Classes will be taught virtually using the CANVAS plat- form at each traditional high school from 5–7 p.m., Monday – ursday. Class sizes are limited and students who are 17 years old or older will have priority. Interested parents and student can visit the Driver Education website at ccs.k12.nc.us for more information regarding payment and regis- tration. Health Department offers flu vaccine Flu vaccines are available at the Immuni- zation Clinic in the Health Department of- fice building at 1235 Ramsey St. To protect the health and safety of staff and clients, the vaccines are available by appointment only at 910-321-7116. Upon arrival at the clinic, participants will complete a short registra- tion form and if insured the insurance com- pany will be billed. Participants will not be billed for flu vaccinations. Children 18 and younger can also receive free flu vaccines. Persons accompanying children must pro- vide proof of custody. e Health Department is also partner- ing with community agencies to provide free flu vaccination clinics throughout Cumberland County. e public can choose between drive-thru or in-person flu vaccine services. No appointments are required for community flu clinics. Tis the season to be jolly Several hundred Fort Bragg families re- ceived free Christmas trees for their homes thanks to the annual Trees for Troops event earlier this month. "Soldiers helping sol- diers really helps to solidify that Christmas spirit and that sense of community that we have out here," said event organizer Lori King. About 450 trees donated by North Carolina farmers were given to military families. "is year has been something, but as long as we get through it together that's all that matters," said Virgel Cornes, a volunteer with Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. e North Carolina Christ- mas tree industry is ranked second in the nation in number of trees harvested and cash receipts. Approximately 1,300 growers in far western North Carolina produce 20 percent of the Fraser Fir Christmas Trees in the U.S. Ho ho ho - holiday lights! e Cool Spring Downtown District is adding holiday cheer for the season with their annual "Light Up the City" walking tour. It's a downtown business storefront decorating competition to see who has the "best dressed windows." For residents and visitors, it's an opportunity to take a self- guided walking tour of the Art and Enter- tainment districts' decorated buildings. Cast your vote for the "Viewer's Choice Award" best dressed window at the district's office in Holiday Lane at 222 Hay St. Cape Fear Valley Health System imposes visitor restrictions by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Suzanne Owen

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