Up & Coming Weekly

July 06, 2021

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 JULY 7-13, 2021 UCW 9 Downtown Fayetteville streets are no longer free for parking. For the first time in more than 20 years, parking kiosks, which replaced meters, have been positioned around town. All on-street parking in the downtown area, including handicap parking spots, will follow standard 2-hour or 3-hour limits and are in effect from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. On week- ends those parking spots are free including baseball game days and other downtown events. Rates are $1.00 per hour, with a $5.00 daily maximum in the two parking decks and lots. All "Park Fayetteville" parking locations are free on Saturdays and Sun- days unless there is a Special Event taking place. In addition, parking is free before 9:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. More informa- tion, including how to acquire an app, is available at Parkfayettevillenc.com Summer meals program continues for Cumberland County children Cumberland County Schools want to keep children healthy over the summer break. e Child Nutrition Services is providing free meals to children. e meals are being served at various locations throughout the county Monday through Friday through July 30. ere are no income require- ments or registration, and anyone 18 or younger can receive free meals from 11 a.m. until noon at the following locations: Douglas Byrd High School, 1624 Ireland Drive; Cape Fear High School, 4762 Clinton Road; Jack Britt High School, 7403 Rockfish Road; Seventy-First High School, 6764 Raeford Road; and W.T. Brown Elementary School, 2522 Andrews Church Rd. Parents may call any of the 14 recreation centers in Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Stedman to request meals. ey must do so by 9 a.m. and pick up the meals at the front desks the same day between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Meals must be reserved by phone. For more information visit the CCS website at www.ccs.k12.nc.us. or call 910-678-2502. Animal Services receives award from na- tional leaders in no-kill movement e Cumberland County Animal Services Depart- ment has been recognized with the Transformation- al Change Award from Best Friends Animal Society, a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shel- ters. e department received the honor for having the largest improvement in their "live release rate" (the number of animals leaving the shelter in a posi- tive outcome) for shelters intaking 2,000 to 10,000 animals per year. "is award recognizes the hard work on the part of our department, rescue groups and other partners. We are proud that over 80% of the shelter animals we received left and went to forever homes or to other organizations that help find new owners. We will continue to work to maintain a low euthana- sia rate," said Animal Services Director Elaine Smith. Animal Services is a member of the Best Friends Network, which comprises more than 3,300 animal shelters, spay/neuter organizations and other 501(c) (3) public charity rescue groups across the country working to save the lives of dogs and cats in their communities. "It's incredible to see so many shelters around the nation taking dramatic steps to increase lifesav- ing," said Brent Toellner, senior director, national programs for Best Friends Animal Society. "Whether it be through new programming, progressive lead- ership or better collaborative partnerships, these groups are showing that lifesaving success is pos- sible regardless of a shelter's size or location." Paid parking now in place in downtown Fayetteville by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Christian music station local your

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