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...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features editorThe Robesonian
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...
Feature briefs for 7 Nov. 2012 RED SPRINGS — The Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center in Hoke County will hold its 15th annual pow wow on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon at 5710 Red Springs Road with dancing and drumming both nights.
There will be food and arts and crafts for sale as well as canoe and kayaks available for rent on the Hogpin Pond. The cost is $10 per boat.
Admission to the pow wow is $5 per person. Youths 5 and younger get in for free.
RALEIGH — The N...
The gift of giving MAXTON — During his years as an educator, Ray Oxendine combined his roles as disciplinarian and nurturer in managing the schools and students entrusted to him.
In retirement, little has changed.
The 74-year-old former Purnell Swett High School principal is still helping others — whether it’s mowing the lawn for a sick neighbor or volunteering with the American Red Cross of Scotland and Robeson counties.
It was that volunteer work that h...
Mary Katherine Murphy Heartland PublicationsThe Robesonian
The history of Robeson women in N.C. Extension Susan Noble The now-defunct Cancer Institute of Lumberton, N.C., located on N.C. 72 just west of Lumberton, N.C., served many patients from Robeson County and beyond during its years of operation.
In the early 1950s local residents realized that family members staying with loved ones at the Institute needed a place to spend the night. (This was before the days ofI-95and motels galore.)
So the “home demonstration” ladies of Robes...
Tip of the hat LUMBERTON — After 50 years of service of giving to the community as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Robeson-Lumberton, Ralph Ussery was on the receiving end on Wednesday — the recipient of a surprise thank you from more than 50 fellow Kiwanians.
The surprise was written all over Ussery’s face as he walked into the dining room at Pinecrest Country Club, his smile reflecting the reward of giving.
Mayor Ray Pennington, a longtime fried and n...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features editorThe Robesonian