FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The “Remember My Name” candlelight vigil will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 5:15 p.m. on the steps of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse at 117 Dick St., to raise awareness for domestic violence.
*Update* If weather dictates, the vigil will be held inside the courthouse in Courtroom 4A with Courtroom 4B serving as an overflow room with a television monitor so participants can watch the event live.
Ms. Kelly Taylor will be the keynote speaker. She is a Womack Army Medical Center registered nurse and advocate for victims of domestic violence. Others scheduled to speak at the event include Chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners Charles Evans, Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin, District Attorney Billy West, Chief District Court Judge Toni King and Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. Scott Pence. The U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Band and Chorus will perform.
This ceremony will memorialize the victims of domestic violence homicides in North Carolina over the past two years since “Remember My Name” was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. Retired Chief District Court Judge Beth Keever will read the names of the victims.
Cumberland County Family Court, the CARE Center Family Violence Program, The Phoenix Center, Army Community Services, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Fayetteville Police Department, Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Hope Mills Police Department have collaborated to hold the event.
Community resources available for domestic violence victims are:
- Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office: 910-323-1500; victim assistance 910-677-5454 or ccsonc.org
- Cumberland County Family Court: 910-475-3015 or
- Cumberland County Clerk of Court Lisa Scales, Safe-Link Domestic Violence Assistance Program: 910-475-3000, Cumberland County Courthouse, Room 340, 3rd floor
- Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office: 910-475-3010
- Fayetteville Police Department: 910-433-1529; Victim Assistance 910-433-1849 or fayettevillenc.gov/city-services/police
- The CARE Center Family Violence Program: Crisis Line 910-677-2532 or office 910-677-2528
- Army Community Services: 910-396-8262 or myarmybenefits.us.army.mil
- Legal Aid of North Carolina-Fayetteville Chapter: 910-483-0400 or legalaidnc.org
- The Phoenix Center Hot Line: 910-485-7273
- U. S. Army Family Advocacy Program: 910-322-3418 or hotline 910-584-4267
- Hope Mills Police Department: 910-425-4103; victim assistance 910-705-3560
- Spring Lake Police Department: 910-436-0350
For more information about “Remember My Name,” contact Family Court Case Manager Bobbi Mattocks at 910-475-3225 or Bobbi.L.Mattocks@nccourts.org.