Local woman will be featured on Food Network tonight LUMBERTON — Pamela Chaudhuri, a Lumberton resident, will have cake on her mind after dinner tonight.
She will be featured assisting her daughter Sarah Hardin on the series “Challenge” at 7 tonight on Food Network. The two will be shown competing against three other teams in a cake-baking challenge.
The show was filmed in November.
“It was a crazy experience just driving to Denver with a van full of cake,” she said.
Chaudhuri is a sub...
Club news LUMBERTON — Dr. Gerard M. Devine recently spoke to The Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution club about Revolutionary War medicine.
He told of the famous doctors of the day and the crude medical practices of the 16th century. He said more doctors died in the hospitals than soldiers because of infection.
A Look back — 1955 Tommy McVicker, left, and brothers Morris Rozier and Jerry Rozier are shown in 1955 at a birthday party for Tommy. The boys were around 6 or 7 years old and were enjoying sodas. Tommy is Morris and Jerry’s cousin.
Features briefs for March 27 LUMBERTON — Studio One Lab Series will hold open auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Phantom of the Opera” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The auditions will be held at the Bravo Studios building at 209 N. Elm St. The roles are open to all area students from eighth grade and up and no prior stage experience is needed. Have a song prepared.
For information, call Jeanne Koonce at (910) 224-4000.
Library events in full bloom for Spring Don’t you just love it? The flowers are blooming. People are wearing their lighter weight clothes in spring colors. The sunshine is warm. And my white car is now yellow. Ahhh, spring. Makes you want to have a cookout. Don’t you just love the smell of a cookout? Sitting outside, soaking in the sun, laughing with friends, listening to music … I’m ready. I think I’ll cook out this weekend.
And you know what happens in the spring? Prom. Yes it ...
Playing real life LUMBERTON — Three-year-old Noah Heath filled his grocery cart to the brim with fruits and vegetables Tuesday.
Tyriek Davis, who is also 3, worked the cash register, carefully scanning his items, grabbing a fake $50 bill, and putting it in the cash register.
The two were enjoying the completely refurbished grocery store exhibit at the Exploration Station, one of two remodeled areas in the museum.
“It’s our 10th year anniversary and afte...
Classic novel coming to stage at Civic Center LUMBERTON — Students can see their homework come to life when Scout Finch, Atticus and Jem take the stage Friday at the Carolina Civic Center.
The Burning Coal Theater Company of Raleigh will perform a stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 p.m.
“This an opportunity to see one of the premier theater troupes in the state performing an absolute classic that also happens to be taught in the curriculum at ...
Features briefs for March 23 LUMBERTON — Pamela Chaudhuri, a Lumberton resident, will be featured on the series “Challenge” on Food Network at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Chaudhuri, a substitute teacher and tutor for the Public Schools of Robeson County, will compete against three other people in making at cake.
The show was filmed in November.
Wrapping up Rumba 2011 Rumba Recap and Recognition
So another “Rumba” has come and gone. Overall, the festival was a success. The weather was on our side, the turnout was good, and we will have raised money for a needy benefactor. Planning for next years’ Rumba actually begins about mid-way through the day of the present festival. That’s right, members of the Roadrunners start floating ideas to one another on how to improve next year’s even, as we are setting up ...
Features brief for March 20 LUMBERTON — “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be performed at the Carolina Civic Center on March 25.
The Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for college and high school students with current ID. The Civic Center is offering half-price tickets to high school and college students with current ID.
The theater lobby box office is for ticket sales from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ...
Scouting out a victory LUMBERTON — Nine might be 8-year-old Matthew Hodges’ new lucky number.
That was the number carefully painted on his Pinewood Derby car that streaked down the track March 12, out running competitors from Hoke, Scotland and Robeson counties while capturing first place. Two years ago, the No. 9 came in second.
“He had that number the first year, and then he changed it,” said Julie Hodges, his mother. “I said, ‘Well, Matt, you won with number...
Twitter resurrects Civil War RALEIGH — During the next four years, LeRae Umfleet will use new technology to tell an old story.
Through the Twitter account www.twitter.com/civilianwartime, Umfleet, a historian with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, is tweeting the words of North Carolina civilians who witnessed the triumphs and tragedies of the war. An accompanying blog, www.civilianwartime.wordpress.com, will contain the full citation for each Twitte...
‘Secretariat’: Bad acting, good story A tip that may or may not ever be useful to you: They don’t have movie theaters in southwestern Nicaragua. I know that because that’s where I am and because I have been searching. Turns out the nearest theater is in Managua, a 2 ½-hour drive from my location, and the only American films it shows are outdated.
So, I dodged a cart pulled by a pair of oxen and ducked into the only DVD store in the tiny, dusty town of Tola, and was not necessar...
Racer has rocky start, proud finish All the waiting, worrying and working out paid off: I am a triathlete.
The week before the Sampson County Super Sprint Triathlon in Clinton flew by, mostly because I didn’t want it to. The night before, in an effort to get to know the neighbors and forget my anxiety, Zach and I attended a small bonfire and cookout.
While everyone else sipped on mixed drinks and beers, I gulped from a Bud Light bottle that we had secretly washed out and fi...