Farm Bureau Scholar at home in the lab

As Walter Patterson talked, his enthusiasm for science bubbled up like the experiment he was working on in The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Biotechnology Lab. He clearly relishes the opportunity to work in a lab during his first year in college.“This is a unique bacteria; it’s an outlier,” he said, holding up two test tubes showing two phases of its life cycle. “It is the only terrestrial bacteria that is bioluminescent [glows in the dark...

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Purnell Swett senior spends evening with stars

ATLANTA — Katelynn Jacobs said she was overwhelmed with excitement and anxiety to be invited to the United Negro College Fund’s taping of “An Evening of Stars” in Atlanta on Sunday. The 18-year-old Purnell Swett senior attended the event with her father, Charles. It was an all-expense paid invitation for the Gates Scholarship finalist.A native of Pembroke, Jacobs said that before she was asked to stand with the five other finalists, the evening was already t...

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Couple donates $10 million to Davidson College

DAVIDSON (AP) — The chairman of Davidson College’s board of trustees and his wife have donated $10 million toward a new academic building and scholarships.The Charlotte Observer reports that the gift announced Tuesday also funds initiatives at an on-campus leadership development center that opened in 2007 with a previous gift from the couple.The new academic building will be the first phase of the college’s previously announced 10-year plan to build, ex...

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Bike run to benefit educators

PEMBROKE — A charity bike run will be held today to benefit Savon Maultsby and Richard Biggins, assistant principals at Lumberton High School who are battling cancer.Proceeds from the event will be used to help cover the various medical expenses incurred as part of their treatment at Duke University Medical Center, in addition to the cost of travel, food and lodging.The event will be held behind the C&P Minimart on Union Chapel Road in Pembroke. Registration is $10...

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RCC awards $82,000 in scholarships at banquet

LUMBERTON — The Robeson Community College Foundation recently held its annual Scholar Donor dinner event at the Pinecrest Country Club to recognize donors who gave to the program and students who received scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.More than 200 people, including donors, scholars, families, board of trustee members, Foundation Board members, college faculty and student ambassadors attended the event, during which more than $82,000 in scholarship money was awar...

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Education Briefs

LUMBERTON — Tanglewood Elementary School in Lumberton will hold its kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 11.To register a student, parents are required to bring a copy of their deed, mortgage payment or rental agreement; a bill for cable, gas, water or electric services; and a photo ID.After April 11, students may be registered only during normal school hours.LUMBERTON — Trendy Youth Trendsetters will hold a ...

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Summer Camps to be hosted by UNCP center

UNC Pembroke’s Regional Center will host five summer camps designed for children of all ages and interests. They promise to be fun, educational and affordable.An All-Sports Camp will focus on fun, fitness and learning new games. The Regional Center plans to hold three one-week camps. The All-Sports Camp is open to children ages 7 through 12.A two-week College-Bound Camp will be delivered by a professional vendor for SAT and ACT preparation, as well as academic enri...

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Purnell Swett High to host Special Olympics Wednesday

PEMBROKE — The Special Olympics Robeson County Spring Games will be held on Wednesday at Purnell Swett High School.More than 250 athletes from 38 schools across the Public Schools of Robeson County and two adult agencies, RHA Health Services and Community Innovations, will participate in the event.The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intelle...

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Students put skills to test during Battle of Careers

LUMBERTON — Cierra Locklear worked briskly to check for a pulse and to stabilize patients in a mock START Triage area at the Battle of Careers Competition on Saturday in Lumberton. The Purnell Swett High School Student competed and won first place against five other competitors for the Public Safety EMT competition. The junior plans to get her EMT License and apply to nursing school after graduation.“I received a lot of experience from Mr. Eric Freeman for my training. ...

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Purnell Swett has pom-pom power

Contributed photo Purnell Swett High School’s junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders and stuntman recently competed in the Champion Cup Nationals in Norfolk, Va. Both teams placed first in their divisions and were rewarded with national champion banners, shirts and medals.

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Students to compete in ‘Battle of Careers’ on Saturday

LUMBERTON — The Career and Technical Education program of the Public Schools of Robeson County will hold its “Battle of Careers” competition on Saturday at the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center in Lumberton. The event allows Career and Technical Education students to demonstrate the skills they are learning in the CTE classes.

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