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Schoolhouse Rocks Civic Center

LUMBERTON — Growing up, Kendrix Singletary’s Saturday mornings consisted of a balanced breakfast of cartoons, learning and rock and roll.Singletary, now resident director at the Carolina Civic Center, hopes to give local kids a taste of that experience with a special performance of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” The performance, which will take place at the Carolina Civic Center on Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., is based off of the award-winn...

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Festival highlights American Indian artists

PEMBROKE — Next weekend will feature the revival of classic talents and the introduction of today’s up-and-comers in the world of American Indian music with the fourth annual River People Music and Culture Festival.The three-day event will take place over four days at the Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The event will kick off on Friday, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. with the River Roots Arts Showcase, a free event duri...

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Lou Webster bringing “upcycled” art to Lumberton Library

LUMBERTON — One person’s trash is Lou Webster’s inspiration.The 46-year-old Fairmont native creates whimsical statues using discarded materials such as light bulbs, coffee cans and worn-out baseballs. On May 3, the Robeson County Public Library will showcase her work as part of an exhibit entitled “Trash Talk: Art from Everyday Finds.”Webster said she got the idea to start compiling sculptures out of common household junk during a visit to t...

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Kids still egg-static about holiday tradition

LUMBERTON — As they’ve done for centuries, children across Robeson County will search high and low for colorful eggs this afternoon.Easter egg hunts have long been synonymous with the holiday, and the origins of this beloved childhood tradition can be traced back to early Christians’ use of the egg as a tool to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ.In the 1800s, Protestant German immigrants introduced Americans to holiday folklore involving an egg-...

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Divas in diapers: RCPC kicks off Beautiful Baby Contest

LUMBERTON — Proud parents across Robeson County are invited to let people gush over their beautiful babies for a good cause.Starting Monday, registration for the Beautiful Baby Contest will be available through The Robesonian’s website. The entry fee is $20 and proceeds from the competition benefit the Robeson County Partnership for Children.Founded in 1993, the nonprofit provides several developmental programs and activities for children under the age of 5. ...

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Antique collectors to gather at ag center

LUMBERTON — Collectors may stumble across one-of-a-kind items during the Antique and Craft Expo in Lumberton on Saturday.The show, which will take place inside the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., was organized by Vanessa McNeill, an avid antique collector.“I like the look of antiques,” she said. “But first and foremost, my mother was also a collector and I was brought up to appreciate the value of ...

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Garden trail leads way to spring

LUMBERTON — If the blanket of pollen that has settled over the region wasn’t indication enough, spring has sprung in Robeson County, signalled by the opening of the Lumberton Council of Garden Clubs’ garden trail.Through the end of May, Robesonians can follow white and green signs along the newly-extended route and check out pristine lawns throughout Lumberton.The route heads south on Elm Street beginning at 24th Street, then snakes down Chestnut and Wa...

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