16 years of the Fayetteville Flyer

Flyer co-founders Todd (right), Dustin (middle), and our friend Trip (left) set up at the Farmers’ Market circa 2008

It’s a little hard to believe, but the Fayetteville-focused news site and reader community Todd and I have been cultivating at the Fayetteville Flyer since late December of 2007 is turning 16 years old this year.

As in, if it were a person, it’d be old enough to drive a car. It’d be a junior in high school. It is probably already picking out colleges. 

We made our first post on Dec. 21 of 2007, and we quit our jobs and began working on the site full-time just after Thanksgiving a year later.

If you’re keeping score, that’s 16 years of existence, and 15 years in business for an entity that we feel like has become pretty important to this community. 

In fact, it’s a little hard now to imagine a Fayetteville without the Flyer providing things like city council coverage, local election results, or just keeping you informed about new restaurants that are coming to town. It’s hard for us to imagine, anyway. We probably aren’t the only ones.

The Flyer is and will always be free to read, but earlier this year we created a way for folks to voluntarily pitch in to help support our work. This week, we’re kicking off our biggest fundraiser of the year – our year-end campaign – to help make sure the Flyer is around for many, many years to come. We’re asking you to be a part of it.

We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 to end our year strong. Through December 31, you can help us reach that goal by making a new monthly donation or one-time gift via the link below. 

We’ve taken some big steps in 2023, and we have plans to keep the momentum going in 2024. Will you help us make a strong start by making a contribution today?  

Thanks in advance for your support!

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Inside the Flyer office over on Mountain Street circa 2010 / Photo: Todd Gill