Long Leaf Pine recipients grow in Robeson County LUMBERTON — Wanda Green and Shirley Townsend, employees of Southeastern Regional Local Management Entity, were both awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at the company’s staff recognition and retirement reception in Lumberton.
James Prevatte, chairman of the Southeastern Regional Local Management Entity area board of directors, presented the award, which is the state’s highest civilian award issued by Gov. Bev Perdue for a demonstrated r...
Features briefs for Sept. 9, 2012 Powwow set
LUMBERTON — The Saddletree Community Center will hold its 12th annual Saddletree powwow on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at noon at the center at 1031 Mt. Olive Road.
There will be gospel music on Friday and arts and crafts, as well as food vendors and games for the family on Saturday.
For information, call Chief Cecil Hunt at 910-843-3706 or Celia Hammonds at 910-739-7810.
The library welcomes opinions Robeson County Public Library is committed to providing the services that reflect the needs, values and vision of our communities.
This year, the State Library has launched a statewide community needs assessment pilot project, and our library system was one of eight selected as a lead participant.
Over the coming weeks we will invite the public to share their opinions, experiences and suggestions for the library by participating in a surv...
Reunions for Sept. 9, 2012 South Lumberton Junior-Senior High School class of 1969 , including graduates of Lumberton High School, will celebrate its 43rd class reunion from Friday to Sunday.
For information, contact Angie Swann-Jones at 336-254-8924 or Barbara Bracey at 404-376-9272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The descendants of the Bullock family will hold a reunion on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Centerville Baptist Church on N.C. 41.
Prepare for back to school Getting off to a good start at the beginning of the school year can motivate your child to do the best he or she can. However, each school year is an adjustment for all family members.
Changes may include bedtime; friendships; activity levels; expectations, in terms of academics, social life and athletics; activities like TV, homework, school meetings and functions; and diet.
Many children will attend school for the first time and the who...
Music to change your tune LUMBERTON — It’s music that has Charly Lowry singing a hopeful tune.
She credits music with broadening her horizons and showing her a world outside of Robeson County, which she says has a history that is stuck on repeat.
“When something bad happens here, people just say, ‘Well, it’s Robeson County. What do you expect?’” Lowry said. “I want that to change.”
Lowry, who is the lead singer of Dark Water Rising, a local indie rock group, bel...
Sidewalk sale: The town of Fairmont will hold a Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in the historic downtown Fairmont on Monday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Undecided Band will play from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there will be a cash prize drawing at noon.
Meeting: The Robeson Tourism Development Association will meet Wednesday at noon at the Cooperative Extension Center in the O. P. Owens Agriculture Center at 11 a.m.
Feature Briefs LUMBERTON — The Studio One Lab of the Public Schools of Robeson County will hold auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for seventh through 12th graders at the Purple Door Studio building at 209 N. Elm St. on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. each day and Saturday at 3 p.m.
No stage experience is necessary. For information, call Studio One at 910-224-4000.
LUMBERTON — Purple Door Studios will hold an open house offering the opportunity...
Local library, fluent in knowledge Robeson County Public Library has acquired Pronunciator, an Internet-based language-learning application, which is available for free to anyone who has a library card. Pronunciator has courses for 60 of the world’s most popular languages, as well as ESL courses in 50 languages.
With five levels of instruction, the coursework includes interactive online drills, quizzes, and downloadable audio lessons. The audio lessons can be stored on your ...
Club News ROWLAND — June Nygaard of Rowland, past regent of the Col. Thomas Robeson Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, was installed as district director of District VII at the annual meeting and workshop in Rockingham on Aug. 24.
District VII includes chapters in Lumberton; Fayetteville; Albemarle; Dunn; Pinehurst; Rockingham; Sanford; Southern Pines and Wadesboro. Other officers installed at the meeting were District VII Vice Director...
Reunions The descendants of Julius and Annie Fulmore will hold a family reunion on Friday to Sunday at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
For information, call Patricia Blue at 910-618-6517.
The descendants of Wiley, Moses and Julie Mae Oxendine and Annabelle Strickland will hold a family reunion on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Union Chapel.
For information, call Beckie Oxendine at 910-521-1527.
The descendants of Briston and Lele Locklear will hold a family r...
Military News LUMBERTON — Army National Guard Pfc. Taylor A. Mabe graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During training, which lasted nine months, Mabe studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness. He received instruction and practice in basic combat skills such as military weapons; chemical warfare and bayonet training; drill and ceremony; marching; rifle marksmanship; armed and unarmed ...
A dream deferred LUMBERTON — Since he was a child growing up in government housing, Gene Jones was told that life was a struggle.
He watched as his father, who was black, struggled to fulfill his dreams because of his skin color, but from inside his home on Briarcliff Road, Jones argues that there is value in overcoming obstacles.
“I see that youth today want success in two or three days, but it doesn’t work like that,” he said.
Jones, who spent 20 year...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features EditorThe Robesonian
Travel terminology explored As Community and Rural Development agent with Cooperative Extension, my duties cover tourism, local foods and sustainable local economy. I believe that it’s important for people to understand the words and concepts associated with my job in order for me to be fully successful in my position.
Tourism involves traveling to, or staying in, places outside of one’s usual location for leisure, recreation, business or education. In Robeson County ...
Travel terminology explored PEMBROKE — There will be a Bike Run to benefit Michael Sampson, who is battling cancer, on Sept. 23 starting at the C & P Mini Mart on Union Chapel Road. Registration will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for a single rider and $15 for a couple.
For information, call Lacy Cummings at 910-827-1211, Elwood Deese at 910-734-4663 or Steve Sampson at 910-280-6575.
LUMBERTON — The River Roots Arts Guild is accepting submissions ...