Daily Flyer: Wednesday, May 16

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News Briefs

Several city officials, Council members, and a handful of others break ground on a roundabout construction project at the intersection of Futrall Drive and Northhills Boulevard, just off the Fulbright Expressway.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Officials broke ground yesterday on the city’s first modern roundabout, a long-planned project set to be constructed near Washington Regional Medical center in north Fayetteville.

A large-scale sculpture from “stickwork” artist Patrick Dougherty is under construction on the Walton Arts Center’s main plaza. The work was commissioned as part of this year’s Artosphere Festival and is being created by Dougherty and several local volunteers.

Tickets are sold out, but for those who were wondering, Carrie Underwood, Aerosmith and Cheap Trick will all perform during this year’s Walmart Shareholders Meeting in Fayetteville.

Wednesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Combat Veterans’ Experiences in Ancient Greek Literature
Greenhouse Grille: Lacy Morris
JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Singer/songwriter circle
Dickson Street Pub: Sarah Hughes
Herman’s Ribhouse: Chris Craig
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Video Game Tournament
Fix Ultralounge: Rasmey

Wednesday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
1:30 p.m.Fourth Judicial District Drug Task ForceCity Hall
2:00 p.m.Deadline: RFQ 12-03, Request for Letters of Interest – Historic Bridge RehabilitationCity Hall, Room 306
5:00 p.m.Washington County Regional Ambulance AuthorityStation 1

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Aaron Mills, Aidan Kirlin, Bryan Malloy, Holly Gore, Janas Ward, Kody Ford and Tim Campbell.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Pierce Brosnan is 59, bassist Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) is 47, singer Janet Jackson is 46, actress Tori Spelling is 39, actor Jason “Wee Man” Acuña is 39 and actress Megan Fox is 26.