The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

Weekdays 6:00am-10am

Got some free time this weekend?  Great!  Here are few of the many things going on in the area.

-Relax & Rewind With Dr. Weekend

-Thru Saturday 6/15
-U.S. 301 YARD SALE: An “endless” yard sale along U.S. 301 from Halifax through Harnett counties will be held today and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Call the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-892-4113 or go to

-Thru 6/27
-Field of Honor: Through June 27 at Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Boulevard. Flags will fly on the museum parade ground in honor or in memory of military personnel. Visit asomf. org, or call 910-643-2778 for information.

-Now thru 6/30
-Nominations are now being accepted for candidates to be inducted into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2019.  The Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame honors county residents who have made significant contributions to agriculture, home economics, youth development or rural communities.

-Thru 9/8
-Origami in the Garden: The “Origami in the Garden 2” exhibit will be at Cape Fear Botanical Garden through Sept. 8 and is free with regular garden admission. Garden hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Special events in connection with the exhibit include a demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, on Saturday at 10 a.m.; a Taiko drum performance and workshop June 15 and a Koto Japanese stringed instrument performance Aug. 10. For more information, call 910-486-0221 or go to

-Volunteers needed: The Pechmann Fishing Education Center is seeking volunteer instructors to help with its fishing programs, including fly-fishing, pier-fishing, surffishing, basic fishing, fly-tying, rod building, scouting workshops and Fish for Fun Events.  Prospective volunteer instructors will attend an orientation that provides information on teaching techniques and other information they will need. A background check is required for all volunteers and will be conducted when the application is submitted. For more information, contact the Pechmann Center at 910-868-5003.

-Police foundation fundraiser: To celebrate the grand opening of Dunkin’s newest Fayetteville location, the restaurant will host a fundraiser Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store at 3500 Bragg Blvd.  During the event, all proceeds will be donated to the Fayetteville Police Foundation. The Police Department will have special equipment and its K-9 show team on site for the event.

-Join VFW Post 4542 and American Legion Post 230 for a Breakfast with a Veteran event Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.  The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes eggs, omelets, pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, French toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, grits and beverages. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. The event will be at VFW Post 4542, 1241 Pine Knoll Drive in Spring Lake. Proceeds benefit local veterans. It is open to the public.

-ROCKEFELLER HOUSE TOUR: Carvers Creek State Park, 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake, will host a tour of the former winter estate of James Stillman Rockefeller at 7 p.m. Tours are free, but guests must sign up ahead of time by calling or stopping by the office. Call 910436-4681 or go to

-Flag Retirement Ceremony: Saturday, 10 a.m., FILI Parade Grounds, N. Cool Spring Street. U.S. flags that are no longer fit to fly due to weathering, fading, tears, etc. will be properly retired per the US Code. For information call Josh Tate, president of le Marquis de Lafayette Chapter, at 919-413-2927.

-FAYETTEVILLE WOODPECKERS take on the Potomac Nationals Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Today’s game features post-game fireworks, Saturday includes a beach towel giveaway to the first 1,500 fans and Sunday the first 1,000 fans get a bracelet and kids can run the bases.  Tickets are $11 to $17. Call 910-339-1989 or go to fayetteville.

-Our Fayetteville SWAMPDOGS play the Asheboro Copperheads Sunday at 5:05 p.m. at J.P. Riddle Stadium, 2823 Legion Road.  Tickets are $7 to $9. Call 910-4265900 or go to

-SNAKE PROGRAM: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines, will present the program “Snakes of the Sandhills” at 3 p.m. Guests will learn about species found in the Sandhills. Call 910-692-2167 or go to

-The Cumberland County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 2 p.m., Tuesday June 18 at the North Regional Branch Library, 855 McArthur Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311 and 6 p.m., June 18 at the Crown Coliseum, 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306.  The seminar is free and open to the public.
-Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.
-Session Law 2018-144 requires each county board of elections to hold at least two voter ID seminars before Sept. 1, 2019. Attendees also will receive information about voting options, including absentee-by-mail, One-Stop early voting and Election Day voting. Information about provisional voting, the availability of free North Carolina voter ID cards and residency requirements for voting also will be provided.
-For more information on the voter ID requirement in North Carolina, go to

-Alive After Five: Summer concert series in downtown Lumberton. A variety of bands perform live each Thursday through June 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Third and Chestnut streets. On June 20, Hip Pocket performs.

-Movies on Madison: June 21, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, 415 S. Madison St. Outdoor movie, weather permitting.
-Lawn opens at 7 p.m. Watch “Goonies.” Free; rated PG.
-Concessions for purchase; no coolers, pets, alcohol or tobacco.-7/13
-Glenn Miller Orchestra: July 13, 7 p.m., Crown Theatre. The legendary orchestra performs timeless classics. crowncomplexnc. Com

-T.R. & The Boys 20 year reunion concert – Saturday, July 20, 2019–7pm start – The Church @ Cedar Creek, 4010 Cedar Creek Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28312

-Heritage Square: The Sandford House, Oval Ballroom and Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House make up the museum grounds called Heritage Square. It is open for tours on an appointment basis.
-All three buildings are on the National Register for Historical Properties. Call 910-483-6009 to schedule a tour.

-Sampson County History Museum: 313 Lisbon St., Clinton. Discover the unique culture and heritage of Sampson County; tour 11 buildings filled with thousands of artifacts. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, donations appreciated.  For more info, call 910-590-0007

-Fairmont Border Belt Farmers Museum: 101 Thompson St. located in the town’s historic train depot. The museum has displays on the tobacco, cotton and railroad industries.
-Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.noon & 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.  Fore more,  call 910-740-8645 or 910-740-0277

-Harmony Hall Plantation: 1615 River Road, White Oak.  Harmony Hall was the 1760’s era home of Col. James Richardson. Other buildings at the site include a church and a school. Search “Harmony Hall Plantation” on Facebook.

-Averasboro Battlefield Museum: 3300 N.C. 82, Dunn (Exit 71 off Interstate 95). Site of the March 1865 Battle of Averasboro. The site features a museum, plus occasional re-enactments and living-history programs. 910-891-5019 or

-Mosquito insecticide: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is giving away free mosquito dunks to Cumberland County residents while supplies last. Residents can pick up a two-month supply of the insecticide in the Environmental Health section on the third floor of the Health Department at 1235 Ramsey St., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.