Up & Coming Weekly

June 06, 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 JUNE 7 - 13, 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 Laura Browne CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, Pitt Dickey MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister linda@upandcomingweekly.com SALES ASSISTANT Sheila Barker salesassistant@upandcomingweekly. com COVER Gold Fish watercolor by Ivy Rittenhouse Cover design by Isaiah Jones. 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 Good things last! For 26 years, the Up & Coming Weekly community newspaper has proudly showcased the people, businesses and orga- nizations that have invested their time, talent and resources into the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Since 1997 we have been privileged to publish the Best of Fayetteville Readers Survey. For those new to this process, we ask our readers to identify and ul- timately determine who in the Fayetteville community is perceived as the Best of the Best. e BOF reflects the unique as- pects and amenities the Fayetteville community offers. Each year we record our readers' comments and sentiments. is process allows us to publish who, what and why our readers value these businesses. Your vote is essential! Ultimately, our readers decide the people, companies and organizations that make Fayetteville and Cumberland County unique, enjoyable and livable. During June Up & Coming Weekly read- ers can cast their ballots for the deserv- ing Best of the Best. We make it easy and convenient to vote. Readers can fill out a ballot in the newspaper and mail it to our official Best of Fayetteville auditor and CPA firm, Utley & Knowles. Or they can vote online at the Up & Coming Weekly website, www.upandcomingweekly.com. e non-scientific BOF Readers Survey incorporates time-tested and enforce- able voting rules and guidelines. is maintains the integrity of the voting process and has made being the Best of Fayetteville valuable to the community. Rules like: only one ballot per reader, one ballot per mailed-in envelope, and a minimum of 15 vote entries are needed to validate the ballot. ese guidelines lend themselves to elevating the honor, integrity and prestige of winning the Best of Fayetteville designation. By eliminating the nomination process, enforcing the policies, and monitoring and auditing the ballots, we have ren- dered our survey incredibly accurate and extremely valuable to residents, businesses and organizations who have earned the honor of being voted the Best of the Best. is year is particularly significant since most organizations and businesses have been working their way back to nor- malcy after surviving the stifling effects of the COVID pandemic, labor short- ages, high gas prices, supply chain shortages and rampant inflation. So, under these circumstances, operat- ing a successful business and provid- ing exceptional customer service are achievements that deserve recogni- tion. So, your input and vote is very important. e BOF winners will be rec- ognized on Sept. 26 at the Crown Coliseum Complex. e Best of the Best will congregate to celebrate their achievements and contributions to our community. is will begin their 24/7, 365-day exposure in the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community with a year-long market- ing and promotion campaign and a presence on our official Best of Fayetteville section at www.upand- comingweekly.com. Last and certainly, not least, our BOF sponsors reflect the high standards required to maintain the integrity of this 26-year-old tradition. Proudly, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Utley & Knowles CPAs have been BOF supporters and partici- pants from the beginning. Since then we have associated ourselves with business- es that, through their reputations and historic deeds and actions, have proven to be great role models for what it means to be the Best of the Best. ese are the Beasley Media Group, Crown Coliseum, Steve Milburn's UPS Stores, and Tran- sworld Business Advisors. Now, it's up to you. VOTE: Best of Fayetteville! And thank you for reading Up & Coming Weekly. PUBLISHER'S PEN Best of Fayetteville: 26 years and getting better 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 BILL BOWMAN, Publisher. COMMENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. FREE F&B PUBLICATIONS VOLUME 26 ISSUE 39 Sep 28 - Oct 4, 2022 For 25 years, 2022 CELEBRATE! 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