Halloween celebration dates and times LUMBERTON — The following towns will celebrate Halloween on the following days and times:
— St. Pauls on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. on Broad Street.
— Maxton on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout town.
— Parkton on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Square, where the town will hold Trunk of Treats, a celebration during which children can trick or treat from car to car.
— Pembroke on Wednesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. throughout town an...
Features briefs for 24 Oct. 2012 LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Recreation Department will hold a pumpkin-carving event at the Parkview Activity Center in Lumberton today from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Pumpkins will be limited.
For information, call Lori Washington at 910-671-3873.
PARKTON — The Cub Scouts of Parkton’s Pack No. 329 are now holding an annual popcorn drive at Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly and Walmart.
Flavors like Double Caramel Crunch with a hint of cheese, Premium Chocol...
A plott’s tale: tracking the heritage of a dog named Lucky Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a passionate animal lover. So when author Libby Bagby registered for the 2013 Book ‘Em North Carolina event with a heartwarming true tale of a dog named Lucky, I was hooked.
Ten years ago, Libby was driving along N.C. 89 in Surry County when she spied a dog in trouble. She phoned her husband Rick to help her rescue the dog and when they took him to a local vet, they discovered he had two broken hind le...
Anniversaries for 21 Oct. 2012 Walters
Hoyt “Bo” and Melba Walters of St. Pauls celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 28 with a private family celebration hosted by their children Terri, James and Jeff Walters.
The couple, who has four grandchildren and one great-granchild was married on Oct. 28, 1962 in Dillon, S.C.
Engagements for 21 Oct. 2012 Hunt-Hunt
Mr. Hervie and Dr. Josephine Locklear announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Melanie Nicole Hunt and retired Sgt. First Class Dwayne Hunt of Pembroke, the son of the late Mr. William Datris Hunt of Lumberton and Mrs. Mary E. Oxendine of Pembroke. Melanie is also the daughter of the late Mr. Earl Cranston Strickland of Fairmont.
Melanie is the granddaughter of the late Joseph and Betty Ruth Locklear of Fairmont and the ...
Halloween times for 21 Oct. 2012 LUMBERTON — The following towns will celebrate Halloween on the following days and times:
— St. Pauls on Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Broad Street.
— Maxton on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. throughout the town.
— Parkton on Oct 31. from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Square, where the town will hold Trunk of Treats, a celebration where children can trick or treat from car to car.
— Pembroke on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. throughout the town.
Chevy to the Levee warms up According to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Littlefield Middle School has taken this mantra to heart with its youth empowerment program, Girls on Track.
Girls on Track is one of two programs empowering females through physical and emotional health at the school. Girls on the Run, which involves third- through fifth-graders, and Girls on Track, which involves in sixth- through eighth-graders, empow...
Wine and dine LUMBERTON — For those who think that North Carolina can’t grow grapes fit for a fine wine, Ginger King has evidence to the contrary.
“The president of Italy visited the United States,” King said, “and the wine that President Obama selected to present to him came from North Carolina.”
King, a funds manager at Bladen Community College, has spent several years sampling the state’s sweet nectar. And for those who think wine is only for drinki...
Accessing library account made easy The one bad thing about being the library director is that you spend too much time in meetings and handling administrative tasks and not enough time helping library customers. I did get the chance to help a dad who was looking for “Battle of the Books” titles for his son. These titles are in high demand and it is hard to find them on the shelf because they are usually checked out. We looked up several books, found a few, and put some others o...
Features briefs for 14 Octo., 2012 Bike Run for
Martin Dial Jr.
PEMBROKE — Thompson Baptist Church will hold a Benefit Bike Run for Martin “Mark” Dial Jr. on Oct. 21 starting at 1 p.m. at C&P Mini Mart and ending at the Lumbee Lodge. The rain date is Oct. 28.
Proceeds from tickets, which are $10 per rider or $15 per couple, go toward financial support for Dial, who has colon cancer.
For information, call Diane Goins at 910-827-0491, Rhonda Dial at 910-827-1086, or Bron...
Cutest Pet gets the vote, wins 250 bones LUMBERTON — The affection Albrina Dial feels for her best friend Nalla could only be described as puppy love.
“Nalla is one of my top priorities,” said Dial, a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke who is majoring in Biology. “She is part of our family at home. I treat her as if she was a child.”
Nalla, who was a birthday gift to Dial, won The Robesonian’s Cutest Pet contest, which was sponsored by the Farm and Family Ce...
The positives of negatives PEMBROKE — The American Indian Studies Department at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently received 53,000 ageless gifts — all in a single box.
They were from Bill Hunt, and the contents were negatives that the university would turn into a positive.
Bill’s father, Elmer W. Hunt, was a university and community photographer who graduated in 1953 from what was then Pembroke State College. He spent his time documenting life on...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features editorThe Robesonian
What’s Happening for 14 Oct., 2012 THURSDAY
Fresh start: ABC and 123 Fresh Start Program will begin Thursday at the Parkview Activity Center at 204 Inman St., from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 3-and-a-half to 5 years old.
For information, call Lori Washington at 910-671-387.
Craft show: The First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton will hold a Leaping Lizards Craft and Home Show on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 19 from noon to 8 p.m. in the activities buildi...
Reunions for 14 Oct., 2012 Fairmont High School will hold an 80’s Decade Reunion on Saturday in Lumberton.
For information, cal Carla Thompson-Denning at 919-422-0653 or Rhonda Maultsby 910-538-9466.
Descendants of Alex and Elimar Jacobs will hold a family reunion at Bethel Hill Baptist Church on Saturday at noon.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.
For information, call Cindey at 910-739-3244 or Margaret at 910-671-1783.
Descendants of the Wynn F...
Library ups services, offers computer classes As part of our ongoing Strategic Planning Initiative, the Robeson County Public Library is conducting a survey to determine how well we are providing library services to our local residents. The survey is available online at www.robesoncountylibrary.org or you can fill out a paper copy at any of our libraries. Surveys will also be available at the annual book sale on Thursday through Saturday.
If you would like to participate and do not hav...