Residents challenged to save water Kerrie, turn the water off when you brush your teeth! Hurry up in the shower!”
I can hear my father yelling at me right now.
We have all heard these phrases and many more, but what implications on our environment do they really have? Water conservation is a concept that each and every one of us has dealt with throughout our lives, but have the methods you learned been put in to practice consistently? How much water can shutting off the f...
Club news for May 11 LUMBERTON — Arnold West, a martial arts and gun safety instructor, recently spoke with the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association about self-defense.
He reviewed North Carolina’s gun laws, as well as other states’ reciprocity laws concerning concealed weapons. He also spoke about using guns for self-defense, gun anatomy and safety.
West also gave tips about self-protection, like traveling in groups, and resisting viol...
Features briefs for May 11 FAYETTEVILLE — The sixth annual Battle of the Borders Step Show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Cape Fear High School gym.
It will feature middle and high school step teams from Lumberton, Clinton, Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Rocky Mount, Raeford, Winston-Salem, Virginia and South Carolina. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The event will raise money for the Cape Fear High School. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
Students’ community videos win contest Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON —Local students are getting a running start at making Robeson County more accessible for active lifestyles.
Two teams from Robeson County high schools recently won the Lights, Camera, Active! student video contest. The contest challenged students to make videos about how the “built environment” — man-made surroundings that may or may not support healthy living — affects their lives.
“I think t...
A look back — 1940 Photo courtesy of UNCP Public Relations
Two sets of girls practice the May Pole in 1940 at Pembroke State College. Many Native American schools would gather there for May Day celebrations with games, stunts and a picnic, as well as crowning the May Queen and doing the May Pole dance.
Photo courtesy of UNCP Public RelationsThe Robesonian
Voting begins Monday for beautiful babies Bob Shiles
LUMBERTON — It’s once again time to vote for Robeson County’s most beautiful baby.
There are 42 babies entered in the fourth annual Most Beautiful Baby contest sponsored by the Robeson County Partnership for Children. All the contestants can be viewed inside today’s Features section of The Robesonian. They can also be viewed on the Robesonian’s website, www.robesonian.com
Voting begins Monday and continues th...
Deadline for grant program is July 1 LUMBERTON — Applications for the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program are due to the Carolina Civic Center Foundation by 5 p.m. on July 1.
Grants, given to Robeson County arts organizations, are between $2,000 and $5,000 and support local cultural projects that occur between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
A free GAP grant-writing workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater i...
Features briefs for May 8 PEMBROKE — Studio One Lab Series’ spring musical, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” will be performed from Thursday to Sunday at the Givens Performing Arts Center.
The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. On Friday, there will be an extra showing at 10 a.m.
For information, call Brie Goodwin at (910) 474-6207 or Jeanne Koonce at (910) 224-4000.
ST. PAULS — The 11th annual ...
Paper prayers Amanda Munger
PEMBROKE — Two-year-old Sadako Sasaki was living in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb dropped.
Nine years later, she developed leukemia as a result of the radiation she had been exposed to. While in the hospital, she spent her time folding origami cranes — working to create 1,000. According to Japanese legend, folding 1,000 cranes will allow a wish to be granted.
Sasaki only finished 64...
Student suggests a drive for Fairmont to aid tornado victims Staff report
FAIRMONT — The town of Fairmont is teaming up with a civic-minded college student to provide relief to areas affected by the recent tornadoes.
Ariel Campbell, a freshman at Robeson Community College, contacted city officials to begin a drive to collect items to help families in need. She will be at the Fairmont Fire Hall to collect items from 3 to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, at those times on Wednesdays and S...
Features briefs for May 4 Lioness club gets
LUMBERTON — Lois Davis, Linda Lee and Beth Sigmon were recently installed as new members of the Lumberton Lioness Club.
Davis was sponsored by Pauline Taylor, Lee was sponsored by Ann Cox and Sigmon was sponsored by Mary Halcomb.
They were installed by club President Virgie Baxley.
A look back — 1915 Kilted lassies perform the Highland Fling in front of the May Pole in 1915 as part of the May Day festivities at Flora Macdonald College.
Photo courtesy of the Robeson County History Museum
Photo courtesy of the Robeson County History MuseumThe Robesonian
‘Water for Elephants’ will open the flood gates Bring a hankie, because you’ll need it within the first five minutes of “Water for Elephants.”
Audiences are introduced first to an elderly Jacob Jankowski (Hal Holbrook). He’s standing in the rain in a parking lot where the circus had come to town for the day. With the big rig trucks packed and loaded and ready to roll back onto the highway, Jacob stands in their way. His son was supposed to pick him up that day to take him to see the circ...
‘Into the Woods’ to be performed at libraries in July e had an electronic petting zoo at the library this past week. During our monthly meeting, staff members were able to handle and play with all types of e-readers, such as Kindles, Kobos, Nooks, and Sony Readers. The majority of the staff has never touched an e-reader, so this was a chance to see up close and personal what an e-reader is and what it can do.
An e-book or e-reader is a hand-held device that allows people to store many electron...