A look back — 1958 Judge Lacy Maynor listens to Prosecutor Luther J. Britt, center, in the 1958 trial of James Martin (man with his hands in his pockets) for public drunkenness and carrying a concealed weapon in connection with the Klu Klux Klan rally in Maxton. The Maxton event is famous because the KKK was run out of the county by Lumbee Indians.
Features briefs for July 10 LUMBERTON — National Night Out will be celebrated in Fairmont and Lumberton on Aug. 2.
In Lumberton from 8 to 11 p.m., there will be food, the DARE Band, swimming in the fountain, and a free showing of “The Chronicles of Narnia” on the big screen. For information, call (910) 671-3876.
In Fairmont, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a guest speaker, entertainment, hot dogs, drinks and door prizes at the Heritage Center. For information, call ...
Club news for July 10 LUMBERTON — State Auditor Beth A. Wood recently spoke to the Lumberton Rotary Club.
Wood is the first woman to be elected as auditor of North Carolina, which requires her to monitor the state’s use of taxpayer money.
She spoke briefly about the Single Audits, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports published by her office and told participants how to access those reports on the OSA website, as well as Performance Audits. She also discussed...
‘Ever After’ pulls through Hi all. In today’s article I would like to talk about a play that is being put on this week as a part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.
The play is called “Ever After” and is a true collaborative piece in every meaning of the word. The kids involved started off with another play, director and direction. As is want to happen in life, stuff happens and the original play had to be canceled. That could have been the end of it, but it was...
More than a fairytale Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON — Sometimes the fairy tale doesn’t end after “happily ever after.”
More than 20 Robeson County children will show what happens after the book’s final page in a play they will be performing Monday through July 15 at libraries around the county, and at the Carolina Civic Center on July 21.
“It starts with our narrator leading through, saying, ‘Do you think that you know what fairy tales are abou...
Answers for tomato trouble pside-down, container grown, raised beds, or field grown: Tomatoes can be grown just about anywhere.
The million-dollar question is how well can I grow them in each of these situations. For the past three weeks, I have had many calls about tomatoes. Today we’re going to take a few moments and answer some basic questions about growing tomatoes directly from you, the consumer.
Question : My tomatoes are almost ripe, and then they turn blac...
Model of success LUMBERTON — Michael Stember’s legs have taken him around the world.
The track star, who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is now trying to shrink the globe for local children through a math camp hosted by Ben Chavis, a Robeson County native who is widely acclaimed for his innovative educational methods.
“In track, you don’t have people starting at different places — everyone has the same starting line,” Stember said. “We are drilling ...
Photo courtesy of Richard Terry Locklear
The Hammond family is shown in front of their home on Rennert Road in Saddletree in 1948. They are: Macie Lowry, left, front row; infant Pat Lowry; Fay Lowry; Docie Mae Emanuel; infant Dianne Locklear; Essie Locklear; infant Jeannine Locklear; Geraldine Sampson; Docie Hammond, left, back row; and James H. Hammond.
Photo courtesy of Richard Terry LocklearThe Robesonian
Library offers variety of DVDs, audiobooks My name is Lolita McMillan. I work at Robeson County Public Library. If you have not been to the library lately, stop in and take a look. Of course we have books, but we also have VHS tapes, DVDs and programs for children and adults.
During the day I can usually be found in the computer lab. I help out as much as I can, but some of our patrons know much more than I do about using the computer. I have met many great people in the library, an...
Club News for July 3 SADDLETREE — County Commissioner David Edge recently spoke at the monthly meeting of the Saddletree Community Center.
He was accompanied by Chuck Miller of the Department of Transportation, who discussed and answered questions about the four-way stop sign that has been installed in Saddletree.
For information on the community center, call R.G. Hammonds at (910) 734-2991.
Features briefs for July 3 Youth Triathlon set for Aug. 27
LUMBERTON — The Tri-Warriors Youth Triathlon will be held Aug. 27 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The event is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 15, and is limited to the first 300 registrants. The entry fee is $25 in July and $30 in August. To register, visit www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=6045.
For information, visit www.triwarriors.net or e-mail Race Director Mike...
BB&T shines a light Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON — Recipients of food boxes from the Robeson County Church and Community Center will be more satisfied after their meals thanks to BB&T.
The bank recently donated four commercial-sized freezers to the center, which means meat can be on the menu.
“I just think it’s awesome because it enables us to be a better ministry to the clients and residents of Robeson County,” said Darlene Jacobs, the exec...
Safety key to summer grilling Summertime is perfect for grilling and enjoying special events with family and friends. Unfortunately, in all the enjoyment of summer, we sometimes forget to handle food safely. There are 48 million people affected by food-borne illnesses every year in the United States. Here are 10 grilling tips to keep you and your loved ones safe the next time you light up the grill.
n Start the process of making sure food is safe while shopping for groc...