A look back — 1952 Shown are members of the 1952 J.H. Hayswood Bears football team, including James Lewis McCall, front row, left; David Shaw; Ralph Pittman; John Thomas McCormick; Clint Gavin; Kenneth Loyns; Charlie Brown; James Brantley; Ernest Leach; Sammy McEachan; Robert Shaw, back row, left; John Dockery; Doug Thompson; Horace Simpson; E.J. Thompson; Pearly Kemp; Gilbert Drake; Charles Leach; and Coach Reagan.
Auditions scheduled for musical show LUMBERTON — Auditions for “5 Guys Singing” will be held on Aug. 10 and Aug. 13 at the Carolina Civic Center.
The musical performance will feature male performers in a variety of musical genres, including Broadway, Motown, country and gospel. Auditions will be at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 4 p.m. on Aug. 13.
The director, Kendrix Singletary, is also seeking a male or female host with a large personality and natural comedic timing. The show wi...
Series books: A great read for all Some of my favorite types of books to read are series books. These can be books in which the story carries over from book to book or they can star the same characters in different stories. These types of books start for the youngest of ages in picture books to the oldest, young adults, in the Children’s/Teen Section of the library. I will start with the youngest and work my way up.
For young readers or non-readers (ages 4 to 8) I would be r...
Features briefs for July 31 Artist Project
LUMBERTON — The application deadline for the North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project is 5 p.m. on Oct. 3.
A free grant-writing workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Carolina Civic Center. Attendance is not required to submit an application, but is recommended for first-time applicants. The grants provide support to projects that will have a significant impact on the advancement ...
Robeson County is full of opportunities to buy local I have noticed lately that more than ever, we are bombarded with negative news about the budget and the state of our economy. County, state, and nationwide, people are hurting as our economy stands still. I have always been a positive person, but the continuous negative news has even gotten me down lately.
This job takes me out into the county where I meet lots of people, see lots of things, and have lots of time alone in my car to and from...
Features briefs LUMBERTON — The End of Summer Concert in the Park will be held on Thursday 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.
Big Daddy Drive to perform Aug. 13 LUMBERTON — Lumberton-based band Big Daddy Drive will debut its album “Long Road” with a concert on Aug. 13 in Fayetteville.
The concert will be held at 9 p.m. at the Doghouse Bar & Grill, and all attendees will receive a free CD. The cost is $5 at the gate.
“The release date of the CD online is officially Aug. 16, a few days after the concert,” said guitarist Josh Bryant. “However, we are excited to put it in people’s hands on Aug. 13.” ...
Two wheeling LUMBERTON — In the same position as he would watch a football game, and at the same speed you would drive through a parking lot, Will Parker recently set a world record — on a bicycle.
The 17-year-old Lumberton resident completed a 100-mile course to set the first recumbent bicycle record for that distance. As he was still 16, the record is for males under the age of 17.
Will is the son of Maria Parker, who has set records on the recum...
Civil War photos to be exhibited LUMBERTON — Images from a defining war will soon travel to Lumberton for a month-long exhibition at the Robeson County Public Library.
The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will depict North Carolina’s role in the Civil War, will be at the library from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29.
“The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography,” said Jeffrey Crow, the deputy secretary of the North Ca...
A look back — 1900 Flora McKay, left, the wife of Gilbert B. Sellers, and Mary Louisa Burns, the wife of Alexander Jefferson Cottingham, stand in front of the Cottingham house on the corner of McCaskill Avenue and Cottingham Street in 1900.
Photo courtesy of the Robeson County History MuseumThe Robesonian
Positive interaction makes a world of difference I have learned a great deal in my working career as both an environmental engineer and a children’s and teen’s librarian. Of those things — the most important — is how to positively interact with people.
Not only is it way more pleasant than getting in a shouting match or ugly argument, it generally solves problems quicker and in the right way. It’s all about respecting others’ points of view, listening to what they have to say and giving t...
Can be done LUMBERTON — Daniel Locklear vividly remembers his mother taking Mason jars filled with vegetables from the pantry to make home-grown dinners for the family each night.
Now the Pembroke resident is hoping to incorporate that technique into his own meals, and recently took a canning class at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center.
“My mom canned about all of her life, and I was a farmer, so I spent most of my time in the field,” Locklear said. “...
Perfect plants for your porch I forgot to water my ferns and my Clemson flag blew off in one of the last bad storms. My front porch looks boring and cookie cutter, just like everyone else’s in the neighborhood. What can I do??
One of the easiest ways to create a welcoming entrance or to spruce up a boring front porch is to add a container planting. Container gardening is an easy, inexpensive, and noncommittal way for people to get a splash of color and drama very quickl...
Features briefs for July 20 LUMBERTON — Michael Currie, a Lumberton resident, has been named the Robeson County Church and Community Center’s volunteer of the month.
Currie has been picking up food once a month from Campbell Soup in Maxton and Second Harvest in Fayetteville for more than six years. He also collects donations from Mountaire Farms in Lumber Bridge and Food Lion Second Harvest in Fairmont.
FAIRMONT — Brooke Smith, a Fairmont resident, was recently awar...
Time traveler LUMBERTON — Dick Taylor’s eyes light up as he cranks up a red 1936 Auburn Super-Charger replica sitting in a garage on Fourth Street.
Taylor shows off the horn, which gives the driver a choice of sounds – a fanfare, short tunes, or any combination of beeps and honks — and each loudly echos off the walls of the building.
The car, built by a friend, is one of about 35 collector cars Taylor owns. It is part of a passion that has spanned more...