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Casino Night fundraiser7:30 p.m. Fridayat Mariani’s restaurant in PembrokeEntry is $100 per person or $175 per couple, which includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, gaming tables, chips, and a silent auction. The event is for adults only, in party attire. Visit VontaLeach.com for tickets.Football and Cheer Camp8 a.m. Saturdayat Lumberton High SchoolThe camp is free for athletes ages 6 to 16. Cheerleaders will work with Charlotte Hornets cheerleaders and football players will learn directly from NFL pros. Register in advance at VontaLeach.com. —-

 

Lonair Locklear closes out first County Championship

LUMBERTON — For Lonair Locklear, there was more on the line than just a trophy heading into Sunday’s round of the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance. With his brother, Larry Lynn Locklear, and his cousin, LeMark Harris, within shouting distance on the scoreboard, family bragging rights were on the line as well.Locklear didn’t flinch away from it, scoring a 3-over-par 75 on his final round to win the mens regular division by five strokes...

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Return of the king

LUMBERTON — Even in his early years, Kyle Covington never tried to overthink the county championship tournament, but when his job took him to Pinehurst No. 2 earlier this summer for the U.S. Open, he caught a bit of a bug.“It gets your blood flowing,” he said. “Just being around all that golf made me want to play golf.”It led to several weeks of extra preparation for the Robeson County Golf Championships, sponsored by Dial Insurance....

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Super consistent

LUMBERTON — Larry McNeill takes a simple approach to golf: Hit the ball straight, get it on the green and shoot for par.“I knew if I shot a 72, I’d have a good chance to win,” McNeill said.McNeill’s consistent approach paid off on Saturday at the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance, when he scored a 1-over-par 73 to come back and win the inaugural super seniors division with a two-day total of 4-over-par 148....

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Covington continues cruising at county championships

LUMBERTON — Kyle Covington had been struggling with his putting through the first two rounds of the Robeson County Golf Championships, sponsored by Dial Insurance, but on No. 17, those struggles didn’t matter.Covington’s approach shot from 70 yards out went straight into the cup for an eagle on the par-5 hole.“I wish it would have happened earlier in the round,” Covington said of the shot. “It’s just nice when it happens.”...

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Fringe: Fairmont hosting kids camp this week

Junior golfers around the county will have the chance to learn from Fairmont’s best this week when Fairmont Golf Club will hosts a three-day junior clinic on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for players ages 7 to 18.Players ages 7 to 12 will play from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with the older golfers going from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There is a $20 fee per golfer, which includes a t-shirt and prizes. For information and registration call 910-628-9931.Murphy Woods made a ...

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Sunday’s RCGC tee times & Saturday scoreboard

34th annual Robeson County Golf ChampionshipSponsored by by Dial InsuranceToday’s tee timesChampionship division11:04 a.m. — Joseph Martin, Andrew Bullard, Grant Locklear11:12 — Judson Bledsoe, Bryan Ayers, Frankie Prevatte11:20 — Timmie Stultz, Michael White, Chris Rice11:28 — Stoney Stone, Gary Locklear, Marty Hunt11:44 R...

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County sending 7 to East-West All-Star games

GREENSBORO — It’s been two years since a Robeson County was represented in the North Carolina East-West All-Star games, but this year, there’s no shortage. The rosters include six athletes and one coach from county schools.“We have seven representatives, more than twice as many as we normally get,” county athletic director Jason Suggs said. “It makes me proud for the kids in Robeson County and it just shows the level of athletes that we have.R...

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