Celebrating Agriculture at the Fairmont Farmers Festival FAIRMONT — Those eagerly anticipating the 26th annual Fairmont Farmers Festival, which will be held on Oct. 20 and feature a parade, entertainment, wrestling, arts and crafts and an antique car show, can get a sneak preview on Saturday when the queens for the event will be crowned.
The Fairmont Farmers Festival Pageant will be held at the E.R. Gause Auditorium at Rosenwald Elementary School on Saturday in Fairmont. The pageant will begin at...
Lumbee Study Club is 100 years old Mayme Tubbs
The year was 1912. William Howard Taft was our nation’s president. Arizona and New Mexico became the 47th and 48th states, and the 48-star flag would be our nation’s standard until 1959. China became a republic. The RMS Titanic sank. The Summer Olympics took place in Stockholm.
The eight-hour workday was established in the United States. The Girl Guides, later the Girl Scouts of the United States, was founded. North Carolina...
Meeting sociable, economic and environmental needs of the people As Extension Community and Rural Development agent with Robeson County, my duties cover tourism, local foods and sustainable local economy.
To be sustainable means something has the ability to be maintained or continued as it is currently operating for long into the future; in other words, to be able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
For local government and organi...
What’s Happening for Oct. 7 MONDAY
Breakfast: The Parkview Activity Center at 204 Inman St. wll hold a Senior Citizens Breakfast on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
For information, call Lori Washington at 910-671-387.
Meeting : The Robeson County Partnership for Children’s board of directors will meet on Tuesday at noon in the board room of the Robeson County Partnership for Children at 210 E. Second St. in downtown Lumberton.
The meeting is open to the public.
Reunions for Oct. 7 Descendants of the Jones and Locklear family will hold a family reunion on Saturday at Freedom Assumbly in Red Springs at Matthew Jones’ Church fellowship hall at 11 a.m.
Riley and Mary Jones, as well as “Big” Joe and “Granny” Jenny Locklear ask that people bring a covered dish.
For information, call Matthew Jones at 910-674-8321.
Descendants of Richard “Dick” Esther and Charlotte Chavis will hold a family reunion on Saturday at Che...
Locklear completed basic training ST. PAULS — Jonathan Locklear recently graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is currently stationed at Fort Schofield, Hawaii.
Locklear is the son of Selena McNeill and Devin Locklear, both of Shannon, and the grandson of Harry Locklear and Alice Faye of Shannon and Jennette and Robbie Cash of St. Pauls.
Feature Briefs for Oct. 7 PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will hold a Relay For Life Soccer event, Kicks Against Cancer, at the UNCP vs. Francis Marion game on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
For information, call 910-521-6227.
LUMBERTON — Studio One Lab Theatre Program of the Public Schools of Robeson County will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the plaza fountain in downtown Lumberton on Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. each day.
Field of dreams LUMBERTON — Despite the inevitable struggles of raising a child with special needs, the parents and grandparents watching their children and grandchildren play T-ball at Tanglewood Elementary School on Saturday remain undefeated.
Such as LaRachel McLean, whose grandsons, Joshua and Jonathan Arnett, play in the outfield. LaRachel said that she, like her grandchildren who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which causes inattention...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features editorThe Robesonian
What’s Happening for Sept. 30 MONDAY
Shag Lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will hold shag lessons on Monday in the south end of the Pine Street Activity Center on the corner of Eighth and Pine streets.
Beginner classes start at 7 p.m. and Intermediate classes start at 8 p.m. A partner is not required. The cost is $30 per person per month.
For information, call 910-671-3881.
Meeting: The Crime Watch meeting for Precinct 1 and Precinct 8 for the mont...
Book banning is a worldwide problem Imagine you discovered a book that you cannot wait to read. You visit your local library and ask if the book is available only to be told the book has been banned. When a book is banned from a library, it is removed from the shelf and stolen from the community. Unfortunately, banning books is a worldwide problem.
Books are often banned because someone takes offense to the content. However, those who want to ban books probably do not stop an...
Features briefs for 30 Sept., 2012 Library book sale
scheduled for Oct. 11
LUMBERTON — The Friends of the Robeson County Public Library will hold its annual Book Sale at the Osterneck Auditorium at 101 N. Chestnut St. on Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
For new, hardcover, paperback and audio books, prices will range from $1 to $5. On Oct. 13, there will be a last-hour bag giveaway for $1.
For information, call...
GPAC to feature eclectic selection of performances for 37th annual series PEMBROKE — Givens Performing Arts Center’s 37th year features an with an eclectic selection of performances, with everything from Broadway hits to classic beach to Motown.
The Broadway and More Series, which kicked off Friday with “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” also includes a tribute to rhythm and blues with an evening of soul with Clarence Carter, Percy Sledge and Roy C, legends of American music.
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of C...
Reunions for 30 Sept., 2012 Lumberton High School class of 1992 will hold its reunion from Friday to Saturday.
The reunion will begin on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LHS football stadium at the game against Hoke. A reception will follow at Adelio’s restaurant. On Saturday there will be an alumni golf tournament at Pine Crest Country Club at 9 a.m., with a dinner following at Candy Sue’s restaurant from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. The reunion will conclude on Oct. 7 wit...
UNCP art student enjoys international success PEMBROKE — An egg yolk, a weed and spilled paint were the winning ingredients for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke art major Janet Davis in the SCAN.IT Exhibition in Brighton, England.
Three of the seven digital art works Davis submitted were selected for exhibition in Brighton’s Gallery 40 on Aug. 2 through Aug. 19. A photographer by training, the senior art major created these images with a scanner.
“I scanned them at very h...
Blown away: A look inside ‘Gone with the Wind’ RALEIGH — Seventy-one years after the Civil War ended, a force would once again invade the South and spread across the nation.
In 1936, 10 years after a Remington Portable No. 3 typewriter first slammed the words “Gone with the Wind” onto paper, Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War-era novel was released to the public.
That was a decade before Jim Tumblin, the owner of the largest private collection of “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia, was born,...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features editorThe Robesonian