Features briefs for June 29 Fourth of July
LUMBERTON — Lumberton’s annual Fourth of July celebration will be held Saturday at Lumberton Senior High School.
The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Gold Rush will perform.
For information, call (910) 671-3869.
Final concert set for Thursday
LUMBERTON — The final installment of this year’s Alive After 5 concert series will feature the Band of Oz on Thursday.
A look back — 1954 This visitor’s card from 1954 was found among Bruce Kappel’s father’s effects. His father, who lived in Greensboro at the time, was a traveling salesman. The card entitles the owner to park in any metered spaces for the day it is labeled.
Program plans to teach etiquette in Robeson County CHARLOTTE — The National League of Junior Cotillions is establishing a program in Robeson County, where middle and junior high school students can be schooled on etiquette, character education, and social dance.
The league has hundreds of chapters in 34 states.
“This program is making a positive impact on students across the nation and we are delighted to know that more young people in this area will have the opportunity for this vital tr...
Libraries are an important part of communities Hi once again. I hope I did not bore you too much with the story of my life last week. If I did I apologize.
In this article I will be talking about the importance of public libraries in our communities. Michael Gorman, the former president of the American Library Association, in one of the books I read while getting my masters in Library and Information Science, put it best.
He said: “Libraries are the finest example of a democratic inst...
Features briefs for June 26 LUMBERTON — The End of Summer Concert in the Park will be held on July 28 at the VFW/Crystal Road entrance of Luther Britt Park.
The show, which will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., will feature The Imitations. Admission is free.
For information, call (910) 671-3876.
V Train rolling through town this weekend LUMBERTON — Val Humphrey is rolling back into town this weekend to present the second installment of her V-Train variety show.
“I remember there being a subway in New York City that was called the ‘V Train’ and the subway basically went through all the parts of New York that I didn’t want to leave,” said Humphrey, who just finished her second year studying studio art and psychology at Marymount Manhattan College. “It went through Broadway, ...
More than a glass slipper LUMBERTON —A classic tale will get a comedic twist when local actors perform “Cinderella, the Musical.”
“You’ve got the stepsisters played by men that gives it a whole different attitude,” said Jeanne Koonce, the director of the show. “Rather than being a romantic fairytale it really concentrates on the comedy. So the focus is on the stepsisters and the stepmother and all the silliness they do.”
The interactive show will be held at 7 p.m....
It’s the season for a ‘super-fruit’ The blueberries have arrived! From farmers markets to roadside stands, fresh local blueberries are now available. So far I have only tasted blueberries from Eastern North Carolina, but that is not for lack of trying. About two weeks ago, I visited my parents in Rochester, N.Y. I decided I needed to take a ‘research’ trip to the Rochester Public Market. Fans voted that particular market as the No. 1 farmers market in the nation for 2010. I thou...
Knit away Contributed photo
The Prayer Shawl Ministry group of First Presbyterian Church in Lumberton recently hosted a knit-in-public event at Cracker Barrel to celebrate World Wide Knit-in-Public Week. All knitters and crocheters were invited to knit and have dinner together afterward. World Wide Knit in Public Day began in 2005, when founder Danielle Landes thought it would be good to have a public event to get knitters out of their houses and out...
Features briefs for June 22 LUMBERTON — The Alive After 5 concert series will continue Thursday with Craig Woolard performing.
The show is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Third and Water streets in Lumberton. Beverages and ice cream will be for sale.
The last show, featuring the Band of Oz, will be held on June 30.
FAIRMONT — Fairmont’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration will be held on Sunday at Fairmont Community Park.
The event, which lasts from 5:30 to 9 p...
Leading the way in cute More than 3,664 users logged on to cast their vote for the Robeson County’s Cutest Kid online photo contest, sponsored by Lumberton Honda.
And the winner is … Maxson Harper Locklear.
After two weeks of voting and more than 360 other adorable entries, Maxson’s big brown eyes and dapper duds earned him 15,873 votes from an adoring public. The 8-month-old cutie pie who crawled his way into our hearts is the son of Deidra Locklear and Houston...
Beautiful babies bring in record $14,888 LUMBERTON —This year’s Most Beautiful Baby contest was more important than ever for the Robeson County Partnership for Children, which is facing a possible 20 percent reduction in state funding.
“This fiscal year has certainly proven to have its challenges,” said Amy Cox, the program director of the Robeson County Partnership for Children, which oversees state Smart Start programs. “Even now, the future of early childhood and Smart Start in...
Oliver receives Order of Long Leaf Pine LUMBERTON — A recent reception for D. Justin Oliver at Robeson Community College recently turned out to be about much more than his retirement.
Oliver, who left on April 30 as the vice president of Adult and Continuing Education at Robeson Community College, was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine — the state’s highest award for a civilian — at the event.
“It was a great honor,” Oliver said. “Both gratifying and humbling, as I told ...
A look back — 1959 This photo depicts the Leggett
family at their home on Palm Street in 1959. Pictured are twins Linda and Brenda Leggett on the porch, left; Mildred Leggett, on porch, right; their late mother Lillie Leggett, sitting on the left with arms folded; the late
standing with arms folded; and family friend Lois cradling a young child who was not identified.
Photo courtesy of
Photo courtesy of Mildred LeggettThe Robesonian
Chemical engineer becomes youth librarian t was hinted at that some folks out there might want to know a little about me.
Well I was born in Columbia, S.C., many, many years ago. When I graduated from high school, I then attended the University of South Carolina — yes that means I am a huge Gamecock fan — and majored in chemical engineering. I studied hard and while attending USC, and worked various jobs — one being with DuPont. I finally graduated and went to work for the South Ca...