Fayetteville to see big changes

FAYETTEVILLE Mayor Tony Chavonne took the oath Monday to lead the city with one of its biggest challenges --growth.

"We have a community, I think, that recognized we are stronger and have a common goal where we want to be working together like we have never done in the past," Chavonne said.

By the time his term ends in two years, Fort Bragg will be home to the Army's highest ranking generals outside the Pentagon and tens of thousands of new people will call Fayetteville home.

"And I will do my duty with integrity and a spirit of cooperative for the betterment of our city," City Councilmember Bill Crisp said.

It is a promise each council member made and signed --a plan for Fayetteville's future-- short and long term goals to make the city a better place to live.

"I think there is an urgency to continue to move forward," Mayor Pro-tem D.J.Haire said. "I think we did very well."

But now they say they must do better.

"The commitment and development which we agree on tonight will light our city and all those who service and that glow will serve as a beacon to those that seek a brighter future and a greater Fayetteville," Chavonne said.

The challenge, they say, keep the momentum going and stay in harmony.

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