The sky is falling LUMBERTON —The word “fall” traces its origins to the old English word “feallan,” which means “to fall from a height.” It’s the season that takes us from summer into winter, when night comes sooner and the days grow cooler.
But in the Inner Banks region of Robeson County, marked by good farming soil and a temperate climate, the temperature is not all that is falling. Swift breezes have recently been followed by the sound of thuds, bangs and ...
Library director has much to be thankful for I can’t believe the holiday season is here already. We will be having a quiet Thanksgiving at home this year and I am glad to take the opportunity to count our blessings.
I am thankful for Tony, who is doing an outstanding job at the Hector McLean Public Library in Fairmont. I receive many nice comments about the service he provides and library use continues to grow in that community.
I want to give a special thanks to Mike Miller, senior...
Anniversaries for 18 Nov. 2012 Locklear
Marvin and Eleanor Locklear of Shannon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21 with a party hosted by the couple’s children and daughter-in-law, and attended by family and friends.
The couple, who was married on Nov. 21, 1962 in Baltimore, Md., has a grandchild and four great-granchildren.
Albert and Martha Lowery of Pembroke celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary at home with family and friends.
Features briefs for 18 Nov. 2012 LUMBERTON — The Irish-American band, Cherish the Ladies, will present “A Celtic Christmas” at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Givens Performing Arts Center on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.
The ensemble will perform carols such a “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night.”
Tickets range are $15 to $30 for adults, $12 for children and $5 for UNCP students. For information, call 910-521-6361 or visit www.uncp.edu/gpac.
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Military news for 18 Nov. 2012 ARLINGTON, VA — Victor Gavin, a 1980 graduate of Lumberton High School, was appointed to serve as the Department of the Navy’s executive officer for Enterprise Information Systems in a ceremony on Oct. 5 at the Washington Navy Yard.
Gavin, who has more than 32 years of public service within the Department of the Navy, has served as the deputy program executive officer for the past 12 months, overseeing a $2 billion portfolio of information ...
Honoring the fallen LUMBERTON — Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., won’t stop for anything when performing their duty of guarding and remembering the fallen.
Ed Tatum, an Elizabethtown native who runs a Lumberton business, says being a guard at the Tomb in the early 1970s is one of his proudest achievements.
“It brings a lot of pride and respect for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice,” T...
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Wedding announcements for 11 Nov. 2012 Hunt-Lowery
Kelly L. Hunt and Mike Lowery, both of Lumberton, were married at Robeson County Courthouse on Sept. 7. The Magistrate James Brewington officiated.
Hunt is the daughter of Roger and Teresa Hunt of Lumberton and the granddaughter of the late Clifton and Margurette Hunt of Lumberton, and Annie Bell Jones of Pembroke. She attended Purnell Swett High School and works for Smiles Etc.
Lowery is the son of Francis Kinlaw and the ...
The Boys and Girls Club gives back LUMBERTON — During a month when headlines were dominated by politics, the Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton-Robeson County chose to take itself out of the political game and get back to its grassroots.
The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton-Robeson County partnered with several community organizations in October in hopes of uniting the community, as well as building business partnerships and new members and volunteers.
The club partnered wit...
Book ‘Em writer races for health Working on Book ‘Em North Carolina provides a great opportunity to be introduced to authors I may not otherwise know about. I’ve been very impressed by so many who devote time and energy to community projects. One such author is Nick Westfall.
Nick believes physical education is the most important subject in a person’s life. He asks, “What good would a brain surgeon be if he died before he was 50 because of preventable causes like hypertens...
Library reaches out to the community The Robeson County Public Library will be hosting focus group discussions to help us improve our services and plan for the future. The public is encouraged to attend and share opinions.
Discussions will be held at the Robeson County Public Library in Lumberton on Nov. 26, Pembroke Public Library on Nov. 27 and at the Annie Hubbard McEachern Library in St. Pauls on Nov. 29. Meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at each location and will last ...
Features briefs for 11 Nov. 2012 RALEIGH — The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will hold Tri-Racial Movie-going, a presentation examining Jim Crow-era movie-going in Robeson County on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.
The presentation will be based on using newspaper records, photographs and oral historie.
Christopher McKenna, a senior fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will focus on whites, American...
The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China to perform at GPAC PEMBROKE — The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China will perform Cirque Chinois at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The troupe was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running circus troupes in China.
According to Tasha Oxendine, director of marketing for the Givens Performing Arts Center, the performance is distinct.
“This award-winning circus-s...
Reunions for 11 Nov. 2012 Prospect High School class of 1982 will hold a reunion on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Pembroke Rural Fire Department.
Tickets, which will be sold until Nov. 10, are $45 for couples and $25 for singles.
For information, call Timmy Chavis at 910-734-4148, Denine Revels at 910-736-3709, John Britt at 910-374-2179, or Janice Locklear at 910-844-5395.
Clarkton School class of 1921 and 1992 will hold its school reuinon on Nov. 24 starting at 2 p...
What’s Happening for 11 Nov. 2012 TODAY
Observance: St. Pauls AME Church will hold a Veterans Day observance today at 4 p.m. at 3169 Oakdale Church Road in Fairmont.
Lt. Col. Rossie Johnson will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.
Veterans Day: The Town of Rowland will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday in front of the Historic Train Depot on Main Street.
A flag ceremony dedicated to the late Bob Lowery, USN, ret., will b...
Pancake Festival marks its 50th year LUMBERTON — If you’re someone who craves seconds and thirds, there will be plenty of chances to get your pancake fix this weekend.
All-you-can-eat plates are available when the Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton holds its 50th annual Pancake Festival at the Bill Sapp Center at 1100 N. Cedar St. on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m.
A plate costs $6 and includes pancakes as golden as the anniversary, sausage and bever...