Local man receives highest civilian award LUMBERTON — Lee Hester, who recently retired as the manager of the Lumberton Regional Airport, was rewarded for his years of work for the city and for his community service with the state’s highest civilian award.
Fifteen relatives and friends surprised Hester during a weekly meeting on Monday evening at the Lumberton Rescue Squad to present him with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Hester spends his retired days volunteering as the special...
Tahnea Locklear joins cooperative extension My name is Tahnea Locklear and I’m happy to introduce myself as a new Community and Rural Development agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center. My primary responsibilities focus upon tourism, local foods, and a sustainable local economy.
I grew up on and around farms in Indiana’s largest and most rural county. My parents raised corn, soybeans, and hogs commercially, as well as garden and orchard produce for o...
The right angle LUMBERTON — The tables turned on Angela Carter last week when she assumed the role of the artist being interviewed. More recently, she has been the one asking the questions.
Through the focus of a camera lens, Carter hopes to give local artists exposure in 10-minute-or-less mini-documentaries, coined mini-docs. “Arts Trippin’” takes the viewer on a journey into the creative process, along the ups and downs of an artist’s career, in the vess...
Anne-Claire Siegert Features EditorThe Robesonian
What’s Happening for July 8 TODAY
Concert: The Men’s Organization of Bethany Presbyterian Church will host a concert honoring the second anniversary of Ministers of Music and Directors at the church at 700 Elizabethtown Road on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Dance lessons: The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor shag lessons. New classes start Monday at the south end of Pine Street Activity Center. Beginner classes start at 7 p.m. and intermediate classes st...
Sweet sales Chloe Edge, front row, left; Jordan Revels; Jada Coward; Jayla Graham, second row, left; Autumn Walters, Marisa McMillan, Karina McMillan; Morgan Sanderson; Jalynn Roberson, back row, left; Jada Walker; and Gwendolyn Bluie were among the Girl Scouts recognized for selling more than 1,000 boxes of cookies.
Reunions for July 8 The descendants of William A. Chavis and Gertrude Ledwell Chavis will hold a reunion on July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church at 1237 Rozier Siding Rd.
Bring a hot covered dish, a dessert and a beverage.
For questions, call Caleb Chavis at 910-865-5287 or Jerry Chavis at 910-506- 7164.
The Hunt Family will hold a reunion today at 1 p.m. at West Saddletree Baptist Church on Rennert Road.
For information, call Cecil Hunt a...
Robeson County Library provides a variety of resources What is Red Springs’ best kept secret? It just might be the McMillan Memorial Library. Located at 205 E. Second St., the library is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 2:30 until 6 p.m. Jackie Rentz and Ginny Batton maintain operations in the library with the help of Danielle Hickman. The staff welcomes you to visit the library and is available to help you find the information that you need.
Even though McMillan Memorial Library has been in ...
A look back — 1910 The passenger depot in downtown Maxton was located behind a two-story building, which held Mrs. Harker’s Millinery Shop. Harker’s first husband, Capt. Frances Marion Wishart, was killed by members of the Henry Berry Lowery Gang, and her second husband was owner of The Scottish Chief. In the background is the grade school and homes along Florence Street. The photo was taken circa 1910. Photo courtesy Maxton Historical Society.
Announcements for July 8 WEDDING
Elizabeth Hicks Price of Dillon, S.C. and formally of Lumberton, and Harvey Harold Henke III, (Hank) of Lumberton, were married at 3:30 p.m. on June 18. The private ceremony took place on a beautiful day and on the sands of Myrtle Beach. The Rev. Benjy Simmons officiated.
The bride is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Virgil Hicks of Lumberton. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Douglas...
Feature briefs for July 8 LUMBERTON — The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton Robeson County will host its 10th annual Duck Race on Saturday at Stephens Park starting with a performance by the Carolina Breakers at 11 a.m.
Tickets to rent a duck for the race are $25, and the person who rents the first duck across the finish line will receive $2,000.
Free refreshments, including hot dogs and donuts, will be available.
PEMBROKE — Union Elementary School will be sponso...
New rules proposed for organic poultry The number of “backyard” poultry flocks is increasing. More and more people desire to grow their own poultry for meat and eggs. Some of these people want to maintain an organic classification, which is not easy to accomplish. One of the major concerns is the use of feed additives. The following information discusses a proposed rule concerning the addition of methionine in “organic” poultry feeds.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published...
Features briefs for July 4 PEMBROKE — Union Elementary School will be sponsoring the “Spirit Riders,” a motorcycle back-to-school run on Aug. 5. 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.
LUMBERTON — The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County is ...
Alive After 5 series ends Thursday LUMBERTON — The Alive After 5 concert series ends Thursday with Jim Quick and Coastline offering up a smorgasbord of styles like country, blues, soul, southern rock and jazz.
The event, which is free to the public, will take place on the corner of Third and Chestnut streets from 7 to 9:30 p.m, with the band facing the downtown plaza and the fountain area. There will be a dance floor set up for people to groove to the five-member group spear...
Quartet hits high notes Unity Quartet members, Lynn Stone, left, Kenny Davis, and Phillip Goins won first place in the Trio Division at the 92nd annual State Singing Convention in Benson on the weekend of June 23. Music groups had to compete both days of the competition and received a score each day. Tim Wright, the fourth member of the quartet, is not in the photo because he was sick. Contributed photo.
Robeson County native lands role in outdoor drama PEMBROKE — Kaya Littleturtle Clark, an 18-year-old Robeson County native, has been cast as the Medicine Man in the outdoor drama “The Lost Colony.”
“Robesonians have at least one good reason to attend the 75th anniversary season of ‘The Lost Colony’,” Clark said of the show, which dramatizes the events of vanished colonists more than 400 years ago.
“The Lost Colony,” which opened on July 4, 1937, was meant to last only one season, but now...