Kate Britt Biggs: family lines, county growth Robeson County, N.C., has long been well populated by people with surnames of Britt and Biggs, and Kate Britt Biggs gathered information about both families with vigor and careful research during more than five decades.
She became a skilled historian of the county, and her voluminous research has served many people searching for genealogical information. In fact, she often personally helped families find their histories.
Helen Catharine “...
Kiwanis club names new president LUMBERTON — The Kiwanis Club of Robeson-Lumberton has a new leader.
The club named Joe Terranova the new president at its annual banquet Thursday night at Pinecrest Country Club. He takes over for Kyle Chavis.
“Joe’s a great leader,” Chavis said. “He’s very charismatic, he’s got a lot of energy. As a matter of fact, during his turn as golf tournament chair this past year, he set the record for fundraising. He cares about he kids of Robeso...
Band nominated for NAMMY LUMBERTON — Laurinburg band Echoes of Faith’s song “God is With You” was recently nominated for a Native American Music Award in the category of Best Gospel/Inspiration Recording.
The winners will be announced on Friday in Niagra Falls, N.Y.
“We feel humbled,” said Daniel Locklear, the music director and a singer. “It’s overwhelming and exciting.”
The group is made up of manager and drummer Chris Chavis; booking agent Nakia Locklear; le...
Saying goodbye Linda Metzger, left, Lynda Parlett, Rose Avant, Don Metzger and Abe Marshall recently attended the Rotary Social to bid farewell to Parlett, the Rotary present who is taking a position at Western Carolina. She has worked at Robeson Community College.
Special guest Members of the Robeson County Republican Womens Club recently met with Vernon Robinson, who is running for Congress is District 8. Pictured are Cynthia Blanks, left, Brenda Pope, Linda Metzger, Johnson, Evelyn Smith, Wendy Pridgen, Hila Wilkerson, Cheryl Ermini and Doris Johnson.
Mitchell honored Members of Joseph Mitchell’s family stand in front of a sign that was dedicated in his honor recently in front of the Borderbelt Museum in Fairmont. Mitchell, a Fairmont native, wrote for the New Yorker magazine for more than 50 years.
Halloween party in plans for the library The Friends of the Library held its annual book sale from Thursday to Saturday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop the sale and support the library. I hope that you found lots of treasures to add to your collection. Thanks as well to all the volunteers who came out to help with the sale.
The October calendar has lots of events planned by the talented staffers here at Robeson County Public Library. Lisa is holding a Get Crafty prog...
Features briefs for Oct. 2 LUMBERTON — A Best Legs contest will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Midway Stage at the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair.
To register, call Devon Hunt at (910) 739-8111, Ext. 7362, or stop by Kayser-Roth’s Lumberton plant or fill out the registration form at www.robesoncountyfair.com. Registration is free and Kayser-Roth will donate $10 for each entry to the United Way.
LUMBERTON — The application deadline for the North Carolina ...
Kool & the Gang will groove at Givens PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center will soon be welcoming its biggest act yet.
Kool & the Gang, a two-time Grammy-award-winning music group, will be performing at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the center.
“This is truly a celebration,” said Tasha Oxendine, the marketing director for GPAC. “We are excited to kick off our season and celebrate UNC Pembroke’s Homecoming and Parents Weekend with one of the most popular bands in the world.”
Band will jazz up Civic Center LUMBERTON — The Carolina Civic Center wants to jazz up your Friday night with the Dixieland Allstars, who will be playing there at 7 p.m.
“Dixieland is America’s jazz form, yet it doesn’t often get performed here in the area,” said Richard Sceiford, the executive director of the Civic Center. “I believe that a lot of folks will enjoy this unique opportunity … to hear this art form.”
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from 1 to 5 p.m. th...
Honoring a member Lula Williams, left, June Nygaard, and Mildred Kinlaw, members of the Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, are shown at a grave marking ceremony for the late Mary Alice Ward, who was a member of the group. Ward’s four children and other relatives attended the event, which was held recently at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
Along with fall comes planting time The weather is slowly getting cooler; fall is in finally on its way.
It is time to get out there and start gardening again. Not only is fall a great time to plant the woody trees and shrubs, but also it is the time to plant spring and early summer flowering bulbs. From the most common bulbs like tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils, to the less frequently used allium, crocus, and galanthus, fall is the time to get to work.
When considering ad...
Features briefs for Sept. 28 LUMBERTON — The Borderbelt Horseman’s Association Youth Fun Show and Barrel Show will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the farmers market on U.S. 74.
The Friday show will include camping that night. For $5, campers get a hot dog. Those who camp will get a free pass to the Saturday show.
Games will include a bloomer race, flag race, halter, go as you please, Western pickup, bobbing for apples and round the bat, as ...
Library receives book donation PROCTORVILLE — The W.R. Surles Memorial Library recently received a copy of “Secreatariat’s Meadow” that was signed by the authors and publishers of the book.
Secretariat, generally considered the world’s most famous racehorse, was owned by Penny Chenery. He won the famed Triple Crown in 1973.
The horse has a connection to Proctorville because the late Bob Richards, a former Proctorville resident, was related to the Chenerys through the C...