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Woman charged in stabbing; man critical

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LUMBERTON — A 26-year-old St. Pauls woman has been charged in a dispute at a Lumberton home that nearly killed a Tabor City man, according to Lumberton police.Sarah Denise Leigh Hendrix, of Cedar Grove Road, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for stabbing 23-year-old Jonathan Huggins on Saturday night, according to a statement from the Lumberton Police Department.A “physical altercation” between two men broke out at about 11:30 p.m. at a home on East Ninth Street in the Godwin Heights area and Hendrix became involved, stabbing Huggins in the chest multiple times, the statement said.


Lonair Locklear closes out first County Championship

LUMBERTON — For Lonair Locklear, there was more on the line than just a trophy heading into Sunday’s round of the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance. With his brother, Larry Lynn Locklear, and his cousin, LeMark Harris, within shouting distance on the scoreboard, family bragging rights were on the line as well.Locklear didn’t flinch away from it, scoring a 3-over-par 75 on his final round to win the mens regular division by five strokes...

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March of Dimes to hold kick-off event Tuesday

LUMBERTON — The March of Dimes will hold a kick-off event at Biggs Park Mall on Tuesday to promote its upcoming Lumber River March for Babies fundraiser.During the event, which begins at 6 p.m., people will have the chance to pick up fundraising materials and learn how to register for the March for Babies walk, which be held on Sept. 27 at Luther Britt Park in Lumberton.Food will be catered by Adelio’s Restaurant. For information, call 910-778-5674.

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Crime report

TheftsJames Humphries, of Crow Road, Inman, S.C., reported Sunday that someone broke into his car at Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton and stole $70 worth of tools, $5 in cash and $300 worth of clothing, according to a police report.Julie Wright, of Roberts Avenue, Lumberton, reported Sunday that someone broke into her house, causing $200 in damage to the door, and stole a $600 air-conditioning unit and a $45 air-conditioning unit, according to a...

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Firemen’s group meets Tuesday

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Firefighter’s Relief Fund board of trustees will meet on Tuesday. The board is expected to review its financial report with city and fire department staff.The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the third floor conference room at City Hall.

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Return of the king

LUMBERTON — Even in his early years, Kyle Covington never tried to overthink the county championship tournament, but when his job took him to Pinehurst No. 2 earlier this summer for the U.S. Open, he caught a bit of a bug.“It gets your blood flowing,” he said. “Just being around all that golf made me want to play golf.”It led to several weeks of extra preparation for the Robeson County Golf Championships, sponsored by Dial Insurance....

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Leaders, educators tour Maxton solar farm

MAXTON — Local officials, business leaders and educators were treated to a tour of the O2 Energies solar farm in Maxton on Wednesday, an event that the solar company’s president said he hopes will bring attention to the educational possibilities, energy potential, and economic benefits that a solar farm brings to Robeson and Scotland counties.“Solar farms create working opportunities for people, creates a strong tax base, and offers educational opportunities for s...

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Traffic stop on county’s agenda

LUMBERTON — After several years of monitoring traffic flow at the intersection of N.C. 72 and Union Chapel Road, the state Department of Transportation is recommending that the intersection become an all-way stop.The county Board of Commissioners will consider the state’s recommendation when its meets Monday for the second regular monthly meeting of July.The Transportation Department’s plans call for revising the existing flasher to include red lenses f...

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