Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS1 2016

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Volume 10—Issue 1 37 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUmE 6 — ISSUE 1 fayetteVille/Cumberland COunty The International Folk Festival and Dogwood Festival are Fayetteville's two largest events. The International Folk Festival (September 25-27) allows residents and visitors to travel around the world in one weekend — without leaving downtown. The event celebrates the community's rich cultural diversity with music and dance, arts and crafts and international food. The city's signature event is the Fayetteville Dog- wood Festival which celebrates the arrival of spring each year during the fourth weekend in April. Named for the Dogwood tree that dominates the cityscape, the festival's family-centered events and activities include a variety of entertainment venues. Annual attendance is estimated at 150,000. Fayetteville's two playhouses, Cape Fear Regional Theatre and Gilbert Theater delight audiences each year with a variety of productions. The Cape Fear Regional Theater has been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years with exceptional regional theater that has attracted national attention. Since 1994, the Gilbert Theater has been a place where art and education come together. The community minded theater produces classic and contemporary works that entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. The surrounding towns of Hope Mills and Spring Lake add to the diversity of Cumberland County. Hope Mills is home to a historic downtown district, along with fve shopping centers, a must-see water park, and two golf courses. Community events bring residents outdoors for fun and for charity. The town's Putt-Putt Fun Center celebrated its 61th Anniversary in 2015 and hosted a National Putting Tournament for the Professional Putters Association. The town's annual Charity Golf Class at Gates Four Country Club raises money to beneft the Hope Mills Kiwanis Club. Though small in size, the town is not short on options for staying ft and active. Fitness centers provide circuit- training workouts and convenience at Snap Fitness, located in Millstone Towne Shopping Centre. The gym is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. One of the town's best kept secrets is Carver Creek State Park, the former playground of millionaire James Stillman Rockefeller. The estate left to the Nature Conservancy is one of North Carolina's newest state parks. Near the gates of Fort Bragg and Pope Field lies the quiet but vibrant town of Spring Lake. Its close proximity to Fort Bragg promises a short ride for those who want to tour the base or check out the nearby museums. Outdoor lovers re- lax by paddling the lower Little River or take the challenge for the day at ZipQuest, a world-renowned zip-line park. The Sandhills Farmers' Market is a popular place to browse for fresh produce, fowers and herbs. [] Celebrating over 20 Years! Indoor Rock-Climbing Facility and Retail Store Weekly Specials • Family Night • Teen Night Birthday Parties • Scouts • Summer Camp Teams & Clubs • Military Training & PT Exercise Rent our Mobile Climbing Wall for your special occasions! Memberships available Follow us on Facebook www.theclimbingplace.com 436 W. Russell St. Fayetteville, NC 910.486.9638 AreA UniverSitieS & CollegeS Bladen Community College www.bladencc.edu Campbell University www.campbell.edu Central Carolina Community College www.cccc.edu East Carolina Univerity www.ecu.edu Fayetteville State University www.uncfsu.edu Fayetteville Technical Community College www.faytechcc.edu Methodist University www.methodist.edu Miller-Motte College www.miller-motte.edu Robeson Community College www.robeson.edu Sampson Community College www.sampsoncc Sandhills Community College www.sandhills.edu Southeastern Community College www.sccnc.edu St. Andrews University www.sa.edu UNC Pembroke www.uncp.edu

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