Comedian to perform at Civic Center LUMBERTON — In a time where comedy is often crude and reserved for adults, comedian James Gregory presents something that he says his fans equate to “going to a family reunion.”
“That’s the unique thing about my show,” Gregory said. “It’s open to people of all ages. There’s no profanity, but it’s still funny.”
If you Google the “Funniest Man in America,” you’ll come upon Gregory, who claimed the title after more than 20 years of deliverin...
Basic pond design Summer is often the time folks begin construction of new ponds or renovate old ones. So, for today’s article, I thought it would be useful to discuss some of the basics of pond design. This information is excerpted from our excellent Pond Management Guide.
The best fishing ponds have a surface area of at least an acre. Ponds of less than an acre are difficult to manage because the fish populations — especially largemouth bass — are easily o...
Taking form LUMBERTON — Susan Gibson likes getting her hands dirty, making pottery, a hobby that is now a habit for her husband Shawn.
At their gallery space in Everything Under the Sky at 3435 Lackey St., clay pots with intricate cut-outs surround them as Shawn lists the benefits of pottery.
“It’s meditative,” he said. “It’s an escape.”
The two became a pair of potters after Susan, who took to the hobby in high school, pushed Shawn into the art fo...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features EditorThe Robesonian
Book a class at the local library “Charlie Pope trudged down the alley with the empty garbage can on his back, soaked in the stench of rancid meat and rotten bananas and curdled blood and God knew what else, a man whose life had collapsed into a trash pit — and still he could feel the eyes falling on him.”
Yikes! It’s enough to give me the creeps, but it is the opening sentence to a New York Times bestselling author’s series and part of our ongoing contest. The first senten...
Reunions for Aug. 12, 2012 The descendants of the Pate-Pait families will hold a reunion at the Fellowship Hall of Center Road Baptist Church at 2485 Center Road on Sept. 2. All friends and family members are invited to attend and are asked to bring a covered dish, as well as a beverage. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
For information, call 910-754-5550.
The descendants of Julius and Annie Fulmore will hold a family reunion ...
Features briefs for Aug. 12, 2012 Girl Scout Fun
Day on Aug. 25
PEMBROKE — Girl Scouts of Robeson County will hold a Girl Scout Fun Day celebrating the “Year of the Girl” on Aug. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Pembroke Recreational Facility.
There will be activities, games, entertainment and exhibit booths, as well as information on how to become a Girl Scout or Girl Scout volunteer.
For information, contact Kammala Brayboy by phone at 910-536-5353, or by email at kbrayboy@nc...
What’s Happening for Aug. 12, 2012 TODAY
Motorcycle run: The “Spirit Riders,” will hold a motorcycle back-to-school run to benefit Union Elementary School today. The previous run, scheduled for Aug. 5 was rained out.
Registration will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. and the riders will leave at 2:30 p.m. from the C&P Mini Mart in Pembroke.
The cost is $10 per rider or $15 per couple.
For information, call Lucinda Callahan at 910-785-3073 or Ruby Oxendine at 910-740-8969.
Announcements for Aug. 12, 2012 ENGAGEMENT
Tim and Diane Arnette of Lumberton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Morgan Arnette, to Brandon Jeremy Bauch, the son of Dennis and Cheryl Bauch of Fayetteville.
Arnette is the granddaughter of Joe and Edith Arnette and Bridgette and the late Linwood Bass, all of Lumberton. She attended Lumberton High School.
Bauch is the grandson of William and Priscilla Holdorf of Raeford, and Donald and Ca...
Class act PEMBROKE — During the lunch hour at the Givens Performing Arts Center’s youth theater camp, some kids pause their meal of spaghetti and bread to read over their lines. Twenty-two-year-old Taylor Chew sits on the stage looking out at the crowd.
This is what she means when she says “self-initiative.”
As part of her work as a touring director and actor for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, Chew works with children from all over the nation. Sh...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features EditorThe Robesonian
Local girl wins national title LUMBERTON — Cailee Calabrese demonstrated beauty and brains at the Miss U.S.A. Ambassador Jr. Preteen Pageant at the Innisbrook Resort in Florida, where she was crowned Miss U.S.A. Ambassador Jr. Preteen.
Representing North Carolina, Cailee, a rising third-grader at Fayetteville Academy, competed with girls ages 7 to 9 from across the country. She also won the talent, photogenic and acting competitions.
Apart from competing, Cailee said s...
Announcements for Aug. 5 ENGAGEMENT
Joann and Jerry Hattaway of Fairmont announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Hattaway Bullard, to Szhon Paul Gurley, the son of Sharon and David Gurley of Mollie.
Bullard attended Fairmont High School and works for Robeson County Department of Social Services.
Gurley attended Williams Township High School and works for Columbus County Department of Transportation.
The wedding will be help at 3 p.m...
Reunions for Aug. 5 The descendants of Preston Locklear will hold a reunion on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Preston Gospel Chapel at 1872 Preston Road.
Bring a covered dish. For information, call Lillian Harris at 910-521-4107.
The descendants of the Pate-Pait families will hold a reunion at the Fellowship Hall of Center Road Baptist Church at 2485 Center Road on Sept. 2. All friends and family members are invited to attend and are asked to bring a covered ...
What’s happening for Aug. 5 MONDAY
Shag lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will hold shag lessons starting 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 fee is $30 per person, per month. For information, call Tonya at 910-671-3881.
Night out: Fairmont’s national night out will be a...
New events piled high in the library The vacation season is winding down but we have lots of events coming up at the library. The Lumberton Library will begin hosting a Chess Club Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Players of every skill level are welcome. Playing chess improves your memory, helps you concentrate, trains your brain — and is a cool skill to have in life.
Play “Guess the Author” every week throughout the month of August. Come by the library and pick up an entry. Competi...
Feature briefs for Aug. 5 PEMBROKE — The Pembroke Recreation Department will be holding a free outdoor movie night at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Attendants are asked to bring a lawn chair. No coolers are allowed as a concession stand will be available for refreshments.
For information, call 910-521-7128.
LUMBERTON — The Carolina Civic Center will hold WKML’s Singer-Songwriter Showcase on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 315 N. Chestnut St. with performances by Jason Matthews, ...