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Information sought on missing Robeson residents

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LUMBERTON — Two Robeson County residents have been reported missing, including a man whose sister said she hasn’t seen him in two weeks, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.Jamie Bullock, 36, was reported missing Tuesday by his sister, who told deputies it’s “uncommon” for her brother to leave for an extended period of time and not keep in touch with family, according to reports.Bulluck, who recently returned to his Arrow Road home in Fairmont from Texas, was last seen on June 25 driving his girlfriend’s red car on N.C. 41, the report said. Bullock’s sister said his girlfriend has the car now, and hasn’t heard from Bullock either.

 

Mentoring seminar slated for Saturday

LUMBERTON — Lisa Mac and Sheila T of WAGR’s “Straight Talk with Journi” radio show are hosting an empowerment seminar for young Robeson County men.Ninth and 12th-grade boys are invited to “Saving Our Sons,” a free seminar that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Osterneck Auditorium, located at 102 N. Chestnut St.The day will include seven motivational speakers who grew up in the Robeson County area and will speak to...

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Crime report

TheftsJunetta Taylor reported Tuesday that 10 Nike shirts, valued at a total of $208, were stolen from JCPenney on North Elm Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Elene Britt, of Lackey Street, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that $300 worth of medication was stolen from her at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, according to a police report.VandalismJonnie Ball, of Granford Road, Pembroke, reported Tuesda...

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Rowland board looking home for martial arts studio

ROWLAND — On Tuesday, the Rowland Board of Commissioners heard a proposal from James Jones, a representative from Thunder Zone Karate in Dillon, S.C., who hopes to establish a martial arts studio in town.“Our instructors got together one day and asked, ‘Why can’t we go through some of these small towns and do something for the kids?’” said Jones, who has been teaching karate and other styles of martial art for almost 20 years. “We’re ...

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Schools to save $400,000 on lunches

LUMBERTON — Robeson County students won’t have to worry about footing the bill for school lunches during the 2014-15 school year, thanks to the implementation of a new program which education leaders say will save both parents and the district countless dollars.After months of awaiting approval, the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County officially announced at Tuesday night’s meeting that the district had met the eligibility requirements for ...

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Dist. 2 early voting slow so far

LUMBERTON — Early voting for next Tuesday’s run-off election for the District 2 seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners is going slow.As of Tuesday, only 175 ballots had been cast in the Democratic primary run-off race between incumbent Commissioner Hubert Sealey and Berlester Campbell, a former county commissioner. The early voting period began July 3 and continues through 1 p.m. Saturday.Only voters in the 12 precincts making up District 2 can tak...

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Over $4M will be spent to resurface Robeson roads

RALEIGH — Robeson County roads in need of maintenance are about to get a facelift.The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4.7 million contract to Barnhill Contracting Company of Fayetteville for the resurfacing of more than 44 miles of Robeson County roadways. The contract includes resurfacing of sections of N.C. 72 and N.C. 130, as well as 18 sections of secondary roads.Work is scheduled to begin as early as July 28, and is scheduled to be completed b...

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Students learn native traditions during camp

LUMBERTON — Myla Locklear watched closely as art teacher Lezlie Woods-Jacobs demonstrated how to make a beaded medallion during the 20th annual Indian Education Summer Enrichment Camp.The 8-year-old then placed a native symbol inside the wooden center and strung beads around it.“I think it is really fun because it is really creative,” Locklear said. “It gives kids a new opportunity to learn new things. We are learning how to do beadwork, painting,...

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