Up & Coming Weekly

May 23, 2023

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 MAY 24 - 30, 2023 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com MANAGING EDITOR April Olsen editor@upandcomingweekly.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Hannah Lee assistanteditor@upandcomingweekly. com ART DIRECTOR Courtney Sapp-Scott art@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Isaiah Jones graphics@upandcomingweekly.com STAFF WRITERS Alyson Hansen Ashley Shirley Kathleen Ramsey Chayenne Burns Katrina Wilson Aubrette Reid CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, Pitt Dickey, Ben Sessoms, Xiaoming Zheng, Dr. Shanessa Fenner, Christopher Thrasher, Saundra Blair, Denise Merritt MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister linda@upandcomingweekly.com SALES ASSISTANT Sheila Barker salesassistant@upandcomingweekly. com COVER Photo by Courtney Sapp-Scott 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. 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 Army Airfield, 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. Association of Community Publishers is year's Cumberland County Golf Championship, slated for Oct. 13-15 at Gates Four Country Club, will again focus on youth development and education. Undoubtedly, utilizing golf to develop young people's interest in educa- tion and sports offers numer- ous benefits. In this case, the biggest one is to ensure this 55-year-old Cumberland Coun- ty Golf Championship tradition survives for future generations. e CCGC is committed to maintaining the tradition while supporting countywide literacy and promoting golf at all the local golf courses, high schools, universities, and col- leges. e annual CCGC is a prestigious golfing competition that recognizes and crowns the most outstanding golfer in Cumberland County. In addition, the CCGC fosters char- acter development, promotes physical fitness, enhances social skills, and pro- vides local youth with multiple educa- tional resources and opportunities. To this end, the 2022 CCGC, held at Kings Grant and Gates Four, donated $5,000 to the Kidsville News Literacy and Educa- tion Foundation to provide reading and educational resources to Cumberland County children. Engaging young people in golf en- sures the sustainability of the CCGC while preserving its integrity and popularity. Introducing young people to local sports traditions and values is essential. Golf courses, businesses, and organizations that sponsor the CCGC tournament invest in these young golf- ers knowing that early involvement will cultivate a lifelong passion for the game and the CCGC. It will also assure the fu- ture of the CCGC as the oldest and most continuous golf tournament in North Carolina. Teaching the rules, etiquette, and respect for the game ensures the sport's integrity is upheld. Our CCGC Champions, past and present, pass this knowledge down through generations, preserving tradition and heritage while embracing new trends and technolo- gies. Nine-time CCGC Champion Billy West and eight-time champion Gary Robinson are two near-perfect exam- ples of men motivating and inspiring young people. Mac Healy, the owner of Healy Wholesale, Billy Richardson of the Rich- ardson Law Firm, and Kevin Lavertu, General Manager of Gates Four Country Club, know the value of education and tradition as it pertains to the quality of life of the Fayetteville community. ese men continue to provide direction and financial support to the CCGC, ensuring its survival after e Fayetteville Observer newspaper dropped it as a sponsored event in 2016. And, with the CCGC focused on educa- tion and youth development, they have committed their support for the next three years. In addition, Ashley and omas Kelsey of Transworld Business Advisors have also joined the ranks as Title Sponsors. To these great businesses and all the CCGC sponsors and supporters, we say thank you! ank you for allowing us to be a vital part of this 55-year-old tradi- tion, and thank you for reading Up & Coming Weekly. PUBLISHER'S PEN Cumberland County Golf Championship focuses on youth development by BILL BOWMAN Letters to the Editor Do YOU have something to say? We want YOU to be heard! We want EVERYONE to be able to voice their opinions on current community events. Let us be a place to start much needed conversations. ALL VOICES WELCOMED! EMAIL: editor@upandcomingweekly.com CALL: 910-484-6200 FREE F&B PUBLICATIONS VOLUME 27 ISSUE 42 Oct 19 - Oct 25, 2022 Cumberland County's Community Newspaper Billy West 9 Time Cumberland COunty men's Champion 54 54 t h t h Vote Yes for the City Charter Amendment P. 4 Bo Thorp remembered P. 14 Fall Fest offers resources for foster families P. 16 A n n u a l C H A M P I O N S H I P A n nu a l 2022 54 th Toby sheehan Open Division Champion Gary Moore Senior Division Champion Edwin Baez Super Senior Division Champion Duckee Brown Women's Division Champion miken Williams Middle School Division Champion Chris Buchholtz Junior & Youth Division Champion BILL BOWMAN, Publisher. COMMENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e Cumberland County Golf Championship donated $5,000 to the Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. From left: Mac Healy; Billy West, 2022 CCGC Champion; Diane Wheatley, Kidsville News Foundation Chairwoman; Bill Bowman, CCGC Tournament Director. 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