City of Fayetteville Update

June 1, 2020 | Volume 1, Issue 63 |

Work begins Monday on lower portion of Cape Fear River Trail
Beginning Monday, June 1, work will begin on the lower portion of the Cape Fear River Trail. Construction is scheduled to last for 365 days. Barricades will be placed near mile marker 5, just below the second boardwalk that is behind the Fayetteville PWC P.O. Hoffer Water Treatment Facility off Hoffer Drive. People will not be able to access the barricaded part of the trail as construction crews will use the area to access the project site.

The new section of trail will cross CSX Transportation property, underneath the railroad, connecting parts of the trail that are not connected today. When it is complete, pedestrians and bikers will be able to enjoy nearly 7 miles of path one way. Currently, the trail spans a total of 5.3 miles one way.

The estimated cost of this project is $2.4 million and it will be funded with money from the city, state and federal government. Fred Smith Company is the contractor.

Learn more about the Cape Fear River Trail here:

Budget work sessions underway
City of Fayetteville staff and city council members participated in the first work session for the FY21 budget May 28. Work sessions are scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, June 11 at 5 p.m.

Those interested in attending the next budget work sessions via Zoom can find log in information on the city website under Public Notices section as the date for the work session draws closer.

City Manager Doug Hewett presented a $233 million balanced budget recommendation to council members on May 26. See the full proposed budget presentation here:

Fayetteville Regional Airport Hosts Blood Drive
Fayetteville Regional Airport in partnership with Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is hosting a blood drive on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the long-term parking lot of the airport. Donating is a great way to give back to those in need, especially while we continue to fight COVID-19 and its impact on our city and nation. All donations collected remain in the community. Appointments are recommended but are not required.

Donors can sit in their car while they wait to be processed and those who donate will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. To sign up, call Markie at 910-615-3306 or email [email protected]. Be sure to eat a healthy meal before donating and bring an identification card. For more information please visit the Airport’s Facebook page at

Newly Designed City Website Coming Soon
The City of Fayetteville’s website,, will undergo a cosmetic facelift in the next few weeks. Working with Granicus, a technology solutions company focused on government agencies, the City’s new site will be easier to navigate, be mobile-friendly, and be more aesthetically pleasing. The City’s website last saw a design overhaul in 2015. More information on the launch of the new website will be available soon.

At-Home City-Related Activities
The City of Fayetteville has created a webpage for educational resources for students & citizens including City-related coloring pages for kids, educational YouTube playlists about City services, and other resources to learn about the City from the comfort of your home! Visit and check out this fun new page! MORE INFO

COVID-19 Information
Updated COVID-19 information is on our website, which can be reached either by going to the homepage ( and clicking on the alert banner, or by going to The information on that page is updated each weekday.

The City of Fayetteville is in frequent communication with our partners at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and health officials at local, state, and federal agencies who are monitoring the situation and providing guidance on how to continue to respond to COVID-19. Our top priority is to maintain essential services for our community while protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees.

Cumberland County is the lead agency for emergencies. Visit for the latest information.

For City-related Program/Service Updates or to Contact the City via Phone/Web:

Consistent with Cumberland County’s guidance and out of an abundance of caution, we have taken measures to mitigate possible COVID-19 contamination.

We encourage citizens to monitor our website, social media channels and FayTV for updates on city programs and services.

For More Information/Credible Sources
• For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit:,
• For the latest information about North Carolina’s response to COVID-19, please visit:
• For the latest information about Governor Cooper’s Executive Orders, please visit:
• For the latest information about Cumberland County Schools response to COVID:
• For info on County response and resources:
• Report scams: or 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.
• Report price gouging:
• Report robocalls: or 1-844-8-NO-ROBO
• For all of resources, call 211


Watch FayTV (the City’s Government Access Channel) programming at your convenience on the City’s YouTube channel! Subscribe to the channel and get notified of new content. Click here to subscribe.

In this City Update, learn more about some of the programs managed by the City of Fayetteville to help businesses impacted by COVID-19.

In this City Update learn about the repairs, expansion and renaming of Linear Park. The seven million dollar repair project to the banks of Cross Creek is funded 75% with federal funds and 25% with state funds.

Census 2020 – Young Residents – “It is important to me.”

Mayor Colvin and Bunker with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers reminds everyone that we are “Fayetteville Strong” and we will get through this.

Handwashing – CDC PSA

FayTV is now streaming to smart devices like Roku, Android TV, Fire TV and Apple TV. To install it on your device, search for the word “FayTV” or “Fayetteville” to find the app.

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".