Fayetteville, North Carolina is the seat of Cumberland County and is its largest municipality. Fayetteville is Cumberland’s hub for shopping, dining, government services, lodging, health care and entertainment. Fayetteville, NC, while a major metropolitan city, is renowned for friendly citizens with a tradition of gracious southern hospitality. From the innovative Fascinate-U Children’s Museum to Heritage Square, which includes the Sandford House (built in 1797) and the Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House (constructed in 1804) among others, Fayetteville has a unique answer for every taste. Parks, gardens, and zoos, sports and nightlife abound in this vital, thriving area.
Fayetteville is a patriotic town with a long standing military presence. Located right next door to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, Fayetteville has even been named “America’s Most Pro-Military Town” by Time Magazine. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum and Freedom Memorial Park in downtown Fayetteville reflects Fayetteville’s strong military ties. The city motto is “History, Heroes, A Hometown Feeling”.
Fayetteville, NC’s population of 173,925 in 2007 (U.S. Census Bureau), is the largest in southeastern North Carolina. Suburban areas of metro Fayetteville include Hope Mills, Spring Lake and Raeford. These communities are experiencing rapid and solid growth. Fayetteville’s largest employers include: Fort Bragg; Cumberland County Schools; Goodyear Tire Co., Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Cumberland County Government, Purolator and Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Cumberland County Schools provide public education services. Post-secondary educational opportunities include Fayetteville State University, Methodist College and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Fayetteville, North Carolina is conveniently located just off I-95, exactly halfway between New York and Florida. The Fayetteville Regional Airport provides air transportation service and an Amtrak station is located in the center of downtown Fayetteville.
In 2006, Money Magazine rated Fayetteville, North Carolina as one of the best places for retirement living. The favorable climate and below average state property taxes were factors in this nomination.
If you are facing state criminal charges, including filing a false tax return, a violation of employee withholding laws or a sales and use tax violation, your case will be heard in state court. North Carolina’s unified statewide court system is known as the General Court of Justice. There are three divisions: the Appellate Division, the Superior Court and the District Court. The Superior Court and District Courts are commonly referred to as the North Carolina trial courts. Fayetteville is located in the Judicial District 12 for state court. Both civil and criminal cases are heard in District Court. The main county courthouse is located at 117 Dick St, Fayetteville, NC 28301. The Appellate Division includes the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. Both are located in Raleigh, the state capital.
If you have been charged with a federal white collar or tax crime — including tax evasion, failure to file or use of abusive tax shelters — your case will be heard in federal court. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina is the federal court serving the eastern 44 counties in North Carolina, including Fayetteville in Cumberland County. Appeals are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the U.S. Fourth Circuit.
The Fayetteville Police Department provides law enforcement services to the city. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for law enforcement in Cumberland County as well as maintaining the county jail.