Author Archives: Nick Brothers

Q&A: Diarrhea Planet

By Nick Brothers |
Courtesy of Wrenne Evans Diarrhea Planet is (from left to right) Mike Boyle, Jordan Smith, Emmett Miller, Brent Toler and Evan Bird.

A super-fun, super-talented band is coming to town. Yes, their name is actually Diarrhea Planet, and there’s four guitarists in the band.

Goat Your Yard

By Amanda Bancroft |
Courtesy Photo by Connie Rieper-Estes

Greedy Goats of Fayetteville uses satellite imaging and computer software to determine the exact square footage of an area to be eaten by their adorable goats.

If you’re extremely allergic to poison ivy but love gardening and landscaping, perhaps you should consider “goatscaping,” a term coined by the Enrichmond Foundation of Richmond, Va.

WL: Protect Fayetteville Rallies, Excludes Select Attendees

Posted by Nick Brothers |

Last week, Protect Fayetteville — a group against the proposed Civil Rights Protection Act, ordinance 5781 — held a “public” rally at University Baptist Church.

Vintage Music Shop Keeps Roots Music Thriving

By Nick Brothers |
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Walking into May Bell Music on Block Street feels like stepping into an Ozark music store from the early mid 20th century.

Toward A World Free From Nuclear Fear

By Abel Tomlinson |
On August 9th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb Fat Man on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. Together with the previous nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, 340,000 civilians were killed, according to Tufts professor Tadatoshi Akiba.

On August 9th, 1945, the United States dropped the nuclear bomb Fat Man on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. Together with the previous nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, 340,000 civilians were killed, according to Tufts professor Tadatoshi Akiba.

7 (Or So) Things Freshman Should Know

By Dane La Born |
Dickson Street is the entertainment district of town. Plenty of bars, live music and food to be had.

Hello to all the incoming freshmen! Welcome to one of the best towns in the United States! It probably sounds like I’m overselling it a bit, and maybe I am, but I love this town.

The Secret Life of Virgo

By Risa D’Angeles |

Careful on Thursday. We could stumble, wound, hurt, be unaware, have revelations that create a revolution.

One Year From Ferguson

By Dane La Born |
Officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

It’s been a year now since Michael Brown was shot during an altercation with police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. A year since “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” became a rallying cry for African-Americans across the country, a year since peaceful protests descended into militarized police and rioting.

Last Minute Back-to-School Shopping on Block Avenue

By Amanda Bancroft |
Courtesy Photo

Terra Tots Natural Parenting in Fayetteville offers color-coordinated lunch supplies, from snack bags to bottles.

Parents don’t want their kids to get hurt, and most parents don’t want to see kids in general get hurt.

Gone Juan: Tale of The Disappearing Boyfriend

By Amy Alkon |

I’m a 20-year-old woman, and for three months last year, I dated a 21-year-old guy. Suddenly, out of the blue, he stopped returning my calls.