Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUME 6 — ISSUE 2 30 FAYETTEVILLE/CUMBERLAND COUNTY Material Donations and Volunteers Welcome! 3833 Bragg Boulevard Corner of Bragg Blvd. and Bargain Street Appliances • Lighting • Flooring • Furniture • Tools & More! Up to 70% below retail cost! (910) 920-4657 Visit us at fayettevillenchabitat.org Fayetteville is also the nation's first Military Sanctu- ary Community. Many structures have been restored and preserved to reflect this history in nine designated historic districts. Fort Bragg is the heartbeat of Cumberland County. The base is the world's largest Army installation and in- cludes the U.S. Army Airborne Forces, Special Forces, U. S. Army Forces Command and U. S. Army Reserve Com- mand. The military installation is also home to the award winning U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. The post is home to approximately 53,700 troops. In Spring Lake, Sandhills Heritage Tours offer a variety of ways to see the town, county and region with a focus on African-American history. On the tour visitors see historic churches, sacred landscapes, naval stores museum, the historic Market House, military museum, historic reenactments, Civil Rights movement site and an African American-operated farmers' market and exhib- its. The Sandhills Farmers Market runs each Saturday through early October and is designed for rural farmers and landowners. Every day of the week you can stroll through time in Fayetteville's historic downtown filled with museums and memorials that pay tribute to history and the mili- tary. Theaters showcase local and regional talent. Cape Fear Botanical Gardens – (Nature Connects ® Art with LEGO ® Brick - September 30, 2016 through Janu- ary 8, 2017). Created with nearly half-a-million LEGO ® pieces, the exhibit features 27 life-size sculptures includ- ing an 8-foot tall hummingbird and a 5-foot bumblebee. Interpretative panels for each display with feature a message to connect children with the natural world and promote environmental stewardship and conservation. Adding to the exhibit will be activities for all ages, hands- on building stations, and design competitions. Museum of Cape Fear Historical Complex – (a branch of the North Carolina Museum of History) is visited by 50,000 annually and chronicles history of southern North Carolina from the life of American Indians to 20th cen- tury. Also on the complex property are the 1897 Victorian Poe House museum and Arsenal Park, the location of the future North Carolina Civil War Center. Permanent and visiting exhibits tell the story of the highly trained units from 1940 to the present. Take a ride of a lifetime when you experience the moving simulator that lets you ski with a Special Forces Team or fly in the shoes of the 101st Screaming Eagles on D-Day. The origi- nal "Iron Mike" statue, dedicated to the airborne trooper welcomes visitors at the entrance to the museum. []

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