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Taking care of business

WASHINGTON — The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce took a group of 20 delegates to the nation’s capital last week to attend Congressman Mike McIntyre’s 18th annual Taking Care of Business summit.During the summit, which ran from Monday to Tuesday, chamber members from across North Carolina heard presentations from state lawmakers, business leaders, media personalities and White House officials on a number of hot-button issues.The trip was orchestrated ...

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New Walmart hiring 95

ST. PAULS — Walmart plans to hire as many as 95 associates to work at its forthcoming Neighborhood Market store in St. Pauls.First announced in March, the store will join five other Walmart locations across Robeson County when it opens in December.Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at a temporary hiring center that recently opened at 115 S. Second St. People seeking employment can also apply online at careers.walmart.com....

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Pavilion project no longer stalled

LUMBERTON — Anticipating that a new horse barn with 100 stalls will soon be available at the Southeast North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, sponsors of horse shows are already booking the center’s pavilion for events to be held next year.“I’m sure some of the bookings we are getting for next year are probably in anticipation of the new stalls being available,” Michael Smith, the center’s manager, said Thursday. “Once we have the stall...

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Prevatte gets homebuilder award

LUMBERTON — Tonnie Prevatte, owner of Prevatte’s Home Sales in Lumberton, recently received the Rollan Jones Member of Year award by the membership of the North Carolina Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association.Prevatte was presented the award at the association’s annual meeting, which was held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.The Rollan Jones Member of the Year award was created to recognize an individual who demonstrates outstanding serv...

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UNCP students gain from summer internship at COMtech

PEMBROKE — When an internship comes with a non-disclosure agreement, chances are it’s going to be a great learning experience.“On my first week, I was thrown into some interesting situations,” said LaVianca Ledbetter, a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who recently completed an internship at COMtech, a nearby business park that is home to 41 business and more than 1,100 jobs.“It was a look behind the scenes.” Led...

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New jobs in Scotland County

WAGRAM — Robeson County residents in search of manufacturing work may want to look to Scotland County.With the recent purchase of the former WestPoint Home plant on Airbase Road in Wagram by Cascades Tissue Group, 68 new jobs will be brought to the facility by the end of 2015, Gov. Pat McCrory announced last week during a visit to the site.Cascades, a manufacturer of recycled paper goods, will open at least one of the six production lines planned for the Wagram pla...

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Chop Shop opens in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Kevin Bolin believes that his new Lumberton barbershop is a cut above most hair salons.Located on West Fifth Street, the Chop Shop opened its doors on Aug. 7.“We offer a nice, safe and clean environment to get services done,” said Bolin, a Lumberton native who has been cutting hair professionally for nine years. “We aim to please every customer.”Bolin manages a small staff that includes barbers Dan Oxendine, who has be...

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Incentive possible for local business

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council will hold a public hearing next month on potentially offering economic incentives to encourage a local industry looking to expand to do so here.City Manager Wayne Horne said he could not release the name of the company or companies considering expansion.Greg Cummings, director of Economic Development for the county, said the county Board of Commissioners is also meeting to consider the project, which is being referred to as Pr...

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