Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Jan. 24

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

The Fordyce Country Club pool house and surrounding areas were heavily damaged by a tornado that hit Sunday evening.

Photo: Danette Denton Kemp

Severe weather hit the state Sunday night including an EF2 tornado which pummeled the Fordyce area with winds up to 135 mph. No fatalities were reported, but damage was heavy in several places including the Fordyce Country Club.

The Block Street Block Party will return for a second year on May 20. Last year’s event was one of the most successful first-year festivals to happen in Fayetteville since…we don’t know when.

A new overlook opened at Crystal Bridges recently. It provides a multi-level stone seating area on the west side of the ravine that surrounds the museum, just north of the site of the old observation deck.

How many local publications out there have sponsors that will take you on a romantic helicopter ride over the city of Fayetteville for Valentine’s Day? Or will make you cookies with basically whatever words you want on them? Flyer sponsors will.

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Tim Cooper, Kelly Stewart, Sam Thompson, Jerry Griffith, Blew Reed, Will Jordan, Anglican Francisco, Ryan Munn, and Peggy Boyles.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Ray Stevens is 73, singer Aaron Neville is 71, singer Neil Diamond is 71, comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 61, actor Matthew Lillard is 42, actor Ed Helms (The Office) is 37, actress Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) is 33, and actress Mischa Barton is 26.

Tuesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion
Nightbird Books: Fayetteville Stitch & Bitch
JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: David Bright of Charliehorse
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit

Tuesday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed 

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel