Talkback for June 25, 2023 Fayetteville FAST’s Assistant Director of Transit Franklin Barnes and Operations Supervisor Dawn Dula explain the transit system’s return to regular fares on July 1st. Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s Carolyn Justice-Hinson relays money- and (in the case of Severe Storm readiness) home-saving advice for our Summer months. Download

30:54 Download June 25th, 2023

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GM Today is Sunday, June 25th – the 176th day of the year. 189 days remain in 2023. 

Today is National Catfish Day, National Strawberry Parfait Day, Goats Cheese Day and Color TV Day. There are 9 days left until Independence Day; 71 days left until Labor Day 

 — On this date in 1630, the fork was invented 

in 1951, CBS broadcast the first color TV program… 

in 1967, The Beatles “All You Need is Love” was beamed by satellite in color to 400 million people watching on TV 

 in 2004, The Notebook was released in theaters 

 In the timely reminders department, put on your calendars this Friday, June 30th (thru July 8th) the Lumbee Homecoming happens – centered in Robeson County. Some events start early this week.  Travis Bryant, CEO of the Lumbee Regional Development Association, with be our guest next Sunday. 

Sheryl Crow and Gavin DeGraw headline with the Stars and Stripes on the 4th of July at the Parade Grounds on Fort Liberty. Grounds open at 3pm.  A reminder to plan to arrive early. More information at Liberty.armymwr.com.  See the Calendar page.   

After “no charge” period the past 3 years on Fayetteville Fast (Fayetteville Area System of Transit), bus fares will be reinstated this Saturday, July 1.  Riders should have their fares prepared prior to boarding the bus and provide exact change as operators cannot handle cash and make change. City of Fayetteville employees can continue to ride fare-free by displaying their City identification badge. 
Riders using passes will need new passes starting Saturday.  Passes and tickets purchased prior to June 1st of this year will NOT be accepted.  The New Passes are available at Fayetteville’s Transit Center at 505 Franklin St.  AND a more limited selection at Carlie C’s IGA stores in Fayetteville at Eutaw Village, Cedar Creek, Bordeaux and Reilly Road. Beasley Media Group’s Gilbert Baez Jr. Spoke to Fast Assistant Director of Transit Franklin Barnes and Operations Supervisor Dawn Dula! (Interview) 

Thanks Gilbert Baez, Jr, Fast Assistant Director of Transit Franklin Barnes and Operations Supervisor Dawn Dula for their conversation! 

We also talked with Carolyn Justice Hinson (Communications and Community Outreach Manager at Fayetteville’s Public Works Commission – PWC) about job openings, storm preparation and managing bills for both PWC’s Power and Water customers. Welcome Carolyn! (Interview)  

Thanks CJH of PWC. For more, visit fayPWC.COM. FayPWC.com!  

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