Daily Flyer: Wednesday, July 25

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News Briefs

Crews with Cuerden Signs and Multi-Craft Contractors are working this week to install exterior signs at the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation and is set to reopen Friday, Sept. 14.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Fayetteville was ranked eighth on a Livability.com Top 10 list of the best lesser-known barbecue cities in the country.

This week’s featured pets are Nala, a 2-year-old blonde Shepherd and Hunter, a 2-month-old tabby kitten. Both are available at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter.

Live music, kid-friendly activities, burgers, hotdogs, and snow cones are a few of the highlights of the first ever Evelyn cHills Fest, set for 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 in the parking lot of the shopping center.

Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson will be in town with his new project, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, for a show at George’s Majestic Lounge on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Wednesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Ulee’s Gold: Modern Greek Interpretations
Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes
JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe
Legacy Blues Lounge: Russ Hutchison
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Wally
Herman’s Ribhouse: Tommy Nolan
Jose’s: Karaoke
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: TradeWind Game Tournament

Wednesday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-61, HD 4×4 Pickup Trucks Re-BidCity Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Local Food Group CancelledChamber of Commerce

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Bryan Hembree, Gordon Buchanan, Mikel Lolley, Shawna Holman, Jason Ivester, Alan Ostner, Debbie Tuttle, James Hunt, Christine Keller, Bill Schreckhise, Brian Parish, Jennifer Dunn, Blythe Bower and Louisa Cook.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Drummer Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds) is 69, guitarist Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) is 54, actor Matt LeBlanc is 45, actress Miriam Shor is 41 and actor James Lafferty is 27.