Features briefs for Oct. 12 LUMBERTON — 5 Guys Singing will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Carolina Civic Center.
They will sing Broadway, mo-town, country and gospel music. Tickets are $10.
LUMBERTON — Studio One Lab Series will be holding auditions for the muscial “A Christmas Carol” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.
The auditions will be held at Bravo Studios, located at 209 N. Elm St. Dancers, singers, actors and a small boy or girl for the part of T...
Traveling group will purchase rare coins LUMBERTON — Imagine getting $300 for a single penny, or $1.9 million for a dime.
It’s possible, if they are old enough and rare enough, says Mark Cooper, the spokesman for the International Coin Collectors Association. The association will be making a stop in Lumberton this week at the Holiday Inn on Wintergreen Drive.
Representatives will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and...
High five LUMBERTON — How many guys does it take to provide a night of local entertainment and music?
Kendrix Singletary says five.
Singletary is the director of 5 Guys Singing, a show that will feature, you guessed it, five male singers belting out Broadway hits, Mo-town, country, gospel and jazz.
“This production is an opportunity showcase the theater and the talent associated with it,” said Richard Sceiford, the executive director of the Carol...
Homecoming game was all heart I recently enjoyed my first Robeson County high school football game from the comforts of the Lumberton High School press box.
It was the homecoming game against the Pinecrest Patriots, and I was invited after being told that the Pirates were undefeated, the stadium would be packed, and that there would be “free food and drinks.”
The first two turned out to be true, but the third was false advertising. Two Cokes sat in the mini-fridge and...
Craft fair to return Thursday and Friday LUMBERTON — Leapin’ Lizards has grown by leaps and bounds, and will be including more than crafts this year.
“That’s the difference in the Country Store this year, we’ve got a lot of crafts but we also have things that are not homemade,” said Katherine Hewitt Kinlaw, who helps organize the event.
The seventh annual craft fair and Country Store will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday at First Presbyterian Church...
A look back — 1940 Lumberton Mayor Ervin Mosby ‘E.M.’ Johnson, left, talks with North Carolina Gov. Clyde R. Hoey during the March 21, 1940, dedication service for the Lumberton Armory, which is now the Bill Sapp Recreation Center. The cost of the project was $100,000.
Photo courtesy of the Robeson County History MuseumThe Robesonian
Library offers wealth of information What do you think about when you think of the library? Is it a place where you can browse for a book or somewhere you turn to find information? If you answered yes, you’re right. But the library is also so much more.
The Robeson County Public Library provides free computer and Internet access. At the library, not only can you use the computers and go online, we have knowledgeable staff members to give you a little help when it’s needed. Tec...
Features briefs for Oct. 9 LUMBERTON — Studio One Lab Series of the Public Schools of Robeson County will open its fall season with “Rapunzel, a Musical Fable,” Thursday through Sunday.
The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Lumberton High School auditorium. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for students and children. They can be purchased at the school before the show. Admission is free for anyone who we...
Hypnotist will perform at Civic Center LUMBERTON — If hypnotist Alan Sands’ show at the fair was a little too tame for you, he will take it up a notch Sunday at the Civic Center.
At 5 p.m., Sands will wrap up his visit to Robeson County with a two-hour comedy show — a 35-minute comedy magic act, followed by hypnosis routines too racy for the kids.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Advance tickets are for sale at the fair or by calling (800) 892-2287.
The show is for...
Replaying history PEMBROKE — Givens Performing Arts Center’s latest offering will demonstrate what it might be like if a history book could talk.
“Civil War Voices,” a show that tells the story of the Civil War through those who lived it, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the center.
It features five characters — a cotton planter, a slave, a Confederate soldier and his wife, and a college professor — and quotes directly from letters and other accou...
Pembroke Kiwanis celebrates birthday PEMBROKE — Pembroke Kiwanis celebrated a birthday at this year’s annual banquet Tuesday night.
The club, which was started by Lumberton Kiwanis, has been a civic organization for 50 years.
“It speaks to the fact that it must be doing some good in the county if it’s been around this long,” said George Fisk, the club’s treasurer.
Officers were installed as well, including Mitchell Lowry as president for his fourth term, Fisk for his secon...
Extension connects community to university research I am always asked about my job as an Extension agent. People don’t really understand what exactly I do and we do as an office. A quick answer is just about everything. From raising children, cooking healthy, to starting a 4-H club, raising livestock, growing corn, or keeping your azaleas alive, we cover it.
This column is a great way to market Extension and educate everyone about what’s going on. We are often called the best-kept secret in ...
Pageant to kick off Farmers Festival FAIRMONT — Next weekend’s Fairmont Farmers Festival will be kicked off Saturday with a show of pageantry.
The Fairmont Farmers Festival Pageant will crown six queens and three ambassadors.
“I believe that the pageant is a outstanding addition to the festival activities,” said Charles Kemp, the mayor of Fairmont. “It’s not a parade and it’s not a car show — it adds a different kind of excitement to our festival . It gives young ladies the ...
Senior program offered ST. PAULS - A senior citizen activity program will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Dexter A. McLean-Rex Community Center.
Seniors 55 and up are welcome.
For information, call (910) 865-9899 or (910)843-1243.
Extra helpings LUMBERTON — The grumbling stomachs of some needy children will soon be quieted, thanks to a new program that will keep them fed during the weekend.
BakPak Pals, a partnership between Communities in Schools of Robeson County and Southeastern Regional Medical Center, will provide bags of food for low-income children to take home during the school year.
“We have children in our school system today that go hungry,” said Joann Anderson, the CEO o...