Archive for October, 2008

Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation has a new interim director

October 29, 2008

From the desk of Nathan Walls…

Michael Gibson has been selected as the interim Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation director, effective Nov. 1.

Gibson has been with the parks and recreation department for 20 years having served in a variety of positions, including athletic program coordinator, parks superintendent and most recently parks division manager.

He has a B.S. degree in physical education from Fayetteville State University.

Gibson was selected from a pool of three highly qualified internal candidates.

“It is clear from the quality of the candidates, that retiring Parks and Recreation director Robert Barefoot made it a high priority to prepare his employees for advancement,” City Manager Dale Iman said. “I am confident that Mr. Gibson is ready and anxious to meet the challenges of this important position.”


Dragon sighting at Campbell

October 29, 2008

Thanks to Jon Meier, coach of the Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons, for sharing the following:

Four Sea Dragons, Scott House, Nicole Tronolone, Connor Johnson, and Frank Ramirez, qualified for the North Carolina Swimming State Championship meets to be held early next year at last weekend’s East Carolina Swim League’s Autumn Invitational, hosted by the Harrnett County Aquatic Club at Campbell University.

To see the complete results, click below…


Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation Standings

October 28, 2008

Thanks to Michael Seals for sending these over…




Give me a G…

October 24, 2008

We got a few pictures of the Gray’s Creek Headhunters Cheerleaders (7-8).

I was told that they have been doing a “wonderful job this year with head coach Angela Phillips and assistant coach Sanaii Morris.”

Click here for the pictures. 

Connor Johnson earns national recognition

October 22, 2008

Jon Meier, head coach of the Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons, sent this in:

Connor Johnson of the Fayetteville YMCA Sea Dragons earned national top 10 recognition from USA Swimming. Connor swam the 10th fastest 50 meter butterfly of all 11-year-old swimmers in the 2007-2008 season. You can see the whole list here.

The rise of Little League

October 17, 2008

Don’t know if you caught this story, but Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation is making the switch from Dixie Youth Baseball to Little League Baseball.

Naturally, I’m looking for some parental reaction.

If you’d like to chime in, for or against, drop me a line at and leave me a phone number where I can reach you.

Softball team tryouts

October 15, 2008

Shannon Hodges, manager of the 12U Johnston County Explosions, sent this in:

The Johnston County Explosions 12U softball team will be having tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. at Nance Field in Benson. They are a new travel softball team looking for six additional players. The girls must be 11 or 12 years old. The 12 year olds can not turn 13 before Jan. 1, 2009.
For more information, call Shannon Hodges at (910) 658-3086.


October 14, 2008

Thanks to Michael Seals for sending these in…




Stedman pictures

October 14, 2008

Our friend Debbie Martinez sent us some new pictures.

Want to see them? Visit here. 

What’s new in Spring Lake?

October 9, 2008

Want to know what’s happening in Spring Lake?

Sure you do.

Cruise on over to the Spring Lake page and check it out…