Special guest Members of the Robeson County Republican Womens Club recently met with Vernon Robinson, who is running for Congress is District 8. Pictured are Cynthia Blanks, left, Brenda Pope, Linda Metzger, Johnson, Evelyn Smith, Wendy Pridgen, Hila Wilkerson, Cheryl Ermini and Doris Johnson.
Mitchell honored Members of Joseph Mitchell’s family stand in front of a sign that was dedicated in his honor recently in front of the Borderbelt Museum in Fairmont. Mitchell, a Fairmont native, wrote for the New Yorker magazine for more than 50 years.
Halloween party in plans for the library The Friends of the Library held its annual book sale from Thursday to Saturday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop the sale and support the library. I hope that you found lots of treasures to add to your collection. Thanks as well to all the volunteers who came out to help with the sale.
The October calendar has lots of events planned by the talented staffers here at Robeson County Public Library. Lisa is holding a Get Crafty prog...
Features briefs for Oct. 2 LUMBERTON — A Best Legs contest will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Midway Stage at the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair.
To register, call Devon Hunt at (910) 739-8111, Ext. 7362, or stop by Kayser-Roth’s Lumberton plant or fill out the registration form at www.robesoncountyfair.com. Registration is free and Kayser-Roth will donate $10 for each entry to the United Way.
LUMBERTON — The application deadline for the North Carolina ...
Kool & the Gang will groove at Givens PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center will soon be welcoming its biggest act yet.
Kool & the Gang, a two-time Grammy-award-winning music group, will be performing at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the center.
“This is truly a celebration,” said Tasha Oxendine, the marketing director for GPAC. “We are excited to kick off our season and celebrate UNC Pembroke’s Homecoming and Parents Weekend with one of the most popular bands in the world.”
Band will jazz up Civic Center LUMBERTON — The Carolina Civic Center wants to jazz up your Friday night with the Dixieland Allstars, who will be playing there at 7 p.m.
“Dixieland is America’s jazz form, yet it doesn’t often get performed here in the area,” said Richard Sceiford, the executive director of the Civic Center. “I believe that a lot of folks will enjoy this unique opportunity … to hear this art form.”
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from 1 to 5 p.m. th...
Honoring a member Lula Williams, left, June Nygaard, and Mildred Kinlaw, members of the Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, are shown at a grave marking ceremony for the late Mary Alice Ward, who was a member of the group. Ward’s four children and other relatives attended the event, which was held recently at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Along with fall comes planting time The weather is slowly getting cooler; fall is in finally on its way.
It is time to get out there and start gardening again. Not only is fall a great time to plant the woody trees and shrubs, but also it is the time to plant spring and early summer flowering bulbs. From the most common bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, to the less frequently used allium, crocus, and galanthus, fall is the time to get to work.
When considering ad...
Features briefs for Sept. 28 LUMBERTON — The Borderbelt Horseman’s Association Youth Fun Show and Barrel Show will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the farmers market on U.S. 74.
The Friday show will include camping that night. For $5, campers get a hot dog. Those who camp will get a free pass to the Saturday show.
Games will include a bloomer race, flag race, halter, go as you please, Western pickup, bobbing for apples and round the bat, as ...
Library receives book donation PROCTORVILLE — The W.R. Surles Memorial Library recently received a copy of “Secreatariat’s Meadow” that was signed by the authors and publishers of the book.
Secretariat, generally considered the world’s most famous racehorse, was owned by Penny Chenery. He won the famed Triple Crown in 1973.
The horse has a connection to Proctorville because the late Bob Richards, a former Proctorville resident, was related to the Chenerys through the C...
Jonesin’ for Johns LUMBERTON — Dayle McCabe had always wanted to know how to make John McLellan’s salad dressing, a topping he often enjoyed at Johns Restaurant in Lumberton.
“He would never give out the recipes,” said Ruth Ann Baker McLellan, John’s widow. ” … People would come in the kitchen and they’d say, ‘OK, in your house dressing is this and this and this and this and he’d listen and smile. He’d say, ‘You’re missing one thing,’ and he wouldn’t tell the...
House is a ghost of its former self About a block from my house, there’s a three-story Victorian house nestled in a corner, its wrap-around porch and majestic construction hidden behind years of overgrowth. Propped in the window is a red and black No Trespassing sign — a stark contrast to the muted yellows and whites of the house.
In my defense, I did not see the sign until I had already disobeyed it.
Something about that house has always beckoned me. When I first moved her...
A look back — 1968 The Rosenwald High School class of 1968 is shown at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during its class trip in April 1968. They were the last class to graduate from the school, which was in Fairmont.
Honor flight Jesse Lamm, a Lumberton resident, is shown in front of the D-Day Memorial in Washington D.C. He recently joined 100 other World War II veterans who flew to the nation’s capital as part of the Honor Flight program. The program was started in 2004 to fly veterans to the capital to see the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Lamm participated in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach in 1944.