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Lumberton City Council approves proposed Hwy 55 in Highland Park

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council Wednesday voted to approve a conditional rezoning request for the construction of a Hwy 55 restaurant on two adjacent lots at North Roberts Avenue and North Walnut Street.

Lumberton City Council approves proposed Hwy 55 in Highland Park

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council Wednesday voted to approve a conditional rezoning request for the construction of a Hwy 55 restaurant on two adjacent lots at North Roberts Avenue and North Walnut Street.

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Empty Stocking Fund donor’s list reaches 32

LUMBERTON — Since we last reported two more donors reached deep into their pockets this week to give toward the Empty Stocking Fund.

Red Springs gets best audit in three decades

RED SPRINGS — “They aren’t doing active collections on the people who aren’t paying,” said Red Springs Finance Director Sharon McFarland of the county, which is charged with collecting the town’s taxes.

Local electric providers take precautions after Moore County substation attack

LUMBERTON — Local electric utilities providers say they have no reason to believe there is any increased threat to their substations after the attack on substations in Moore County Saturday which left about 45,000 Duke Energy customers in that county without power, with many still in the dark as of late Tuesday.

Robeson County Health Department to discontinue weekly COVID-19 reports

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Health Department will discontinue its weekly reports on the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths after next week, the department announced Monday.

Audubon invites volunteers to join the 123rd Christmas Bird Count

DURHAM — For the 123rd year, the National Audubon Society is organizing the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5, tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers will participate in counts across North Carolina and the Western Hemisphere. The twelve decades’ worth of data collected by participants contribute to one of only two large existing pools of information notifying ornithologists and conservation biologists of what conservation action is required to protect birds and the places they need. Find your local count here.

Robeson County jobless rate up in October

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s unemployment rate increased nearly a full percentage point from September to October, according to information released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Pembroke council hears latest audit report

PEMBROKE — S. Preston Douglas & Associates’ John Masters delivered to council members here the annual audit report for Pembroke’s 2021-22 fiscal year Monday despite findings not being formally approved yet by the Local Government Commission.

Hope Alive receives its third denial; commissioners Campbell, Dial, Edge, Herndon sworn in

LUMBERTON — Hope Alive Inc. took another loss Monday this time with the rejection of a request for a special-use permit.

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