Daily Flyer: Thursday, July 25, 2013

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News Briefs

David Johnson, executive director of the Fayetteville Public Library, looks south toward the City Hospital property last fall.

Staff photo

Fayetteville Public Library Board members on Monday voted to offer $2 million to Washington Regional Medical Center for the City Hospital property as part of a longterm expansion plan.

Fayetteville police are asking for help from the public in identifying a forgery suspect.

The 2013 Fayetteville Roots Festival is next month, and we’ve begun our annual series of interviews with artists set to play at the event. First up is New Orleans-born singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier.

It’s time for another installment of our Fayetteville Photo Challenge. Tell us where this week’s photo was taken and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card from the Flyer Sponsor of your choice.

Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
10:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: 3 Penny Acre
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
7 p.m.  Nibbles: Effron White
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Russ Hutchinson
7 p.m.  Gulley Park: Jason D. Williams
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Uncrowned Kings
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Earl & Them
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Acoustic Bandits
8 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Farewell My Queen screening
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Dirty River Boys
8 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Backroad Anthem
9 p.m.  The Phoenix: RedEcho
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ

Thursday Meetings

3 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
6 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111
6 p.m.Ward 1 Meeting *Yvonne Richardson Center

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Bryan Hembree, Shawna Holman, Jason Ivester, James Hunt, Bill Schreckhise, Debbie Tuttle, Gordon Buchanan, Brian Parish, Christine Keller, Blythe Bower, Alan Ostner and Mikel Lolley.
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Others: Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 70, cartoonist Ray Billingsley is 56, guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 55, actor Matt LeBlanc is 46, actress Miriam Shor is 42, actor Jay R. Ferguson is 39 and actor James Lafferty is 28.