Daily Flyer: Thursday, Aug. 2

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News Briefs

Fayetteville Underground artist William Mayes Flanagan prepares for the collective’s soft opening set to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday night at the Fayetteville Underground’s new location at 101 W. Mountain St. on the southwest corner of the downtown square.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Officials with Harps Food Stores are seeking retail beer and small farm winery permits for locations on Garland Avenue, Colorado Drive, and North College Avenue in Fayetteville.

Ryan Abshire, a 23-year-old small business owner and Dickson Street bartender, said he plans to challenge Matthew Petty for the Ward 2, Position 2 City Council seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Old Wire Road will be closed on the east side of Crossover Road through Friday, Aug. 10 to allow for the removal of the existing bridge and the installation of a new drainage structure.

Five bands that play their own unique versions of music from classic video games will perform during a show called “Level Up” on Friday, Aug. 10 at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Square: First Thursday
Fayetteville Underground: Fayetteville Underground soft opening
Fayetteville Public Library: Surf De Soliel
Legacy Blues Lounge: Tim Paul
Rowdy Beaver Den: Michael Tisdale and the Union
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
Jose’s: Left of Center
Rogue: Keith Nicholson
Foghorn’s on College: Ben Coulter
Herman’s Ribhouse: Effron White
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jon Shorter Band / Se7en Sharp
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Powerhouse Seafood: LaFuSo
The Lightbulb Club: Solo Cup & Old School Hip Hop with DJ Clunk
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Christopher
Kingfish: Dave Bright & Isayah Warford
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jeff Kearney
UARK Bowl: Stand-up open mic comedy
Fix Ultralounge: FIX Thursdays w/ DJ RICK

Thursday Public Meetings

6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Dallas Bartholomew, Knox McCorquodale, Jessica Hall, Anthony Amuso, Billy Dillinger, Sean King, Jeremy Billingsley, Syard Evans, Sheila Wood, Dave Edmark, Chris Alley, David McKnight and Hayden Yarbrough.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor Peter O’Toole is 80, keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 75, director Wes Craven is 73, actor Butch Patrick is 59, actress Victoria Jackson is 53, director-actor Kevin Smith is 42 and actress Hallie Eisenberg is 20.