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Ribbon cutting opens Red Springs Athletic Complex

RED SPRINGS — “Look at us now.”

Endowment in honor of the late Christopher Walker established at RCC

LUMBERTON — “To know him, was to love him,” said Kim Spivey, Christopher Walker’s mom, during a private ceremony to honor her son on Monday at Robeson Community College.

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NCDHHS supports FDA’s blood donor eligibility proposal

RALEIGH — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it is proposing a change to blood donor eligibility by using gender-inclusive, individual risk-based questions to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted HIV.

Alumni to headline UNCP Distinguished Speaker Series

PEMBROKE — The upcoming guests for the 2022-2023 Distinguished Speaker Series at The University of North Carolina Pembroke features a trio of former student leaders turned successful alumni.

Sheriff on fake deputy scammer

LUMBERTON — I am receiving calls regarding someone calling Robeson County residents identifying themselves as a Robeson County Deputy Sheriff from a spoofed number. One potentially fictitious name being used is “Deputy Andrew Donavan.”

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Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

OSWIECIM, Poland — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp’s liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten.

Lumbee Tribe releases 2022 accomplishments

PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe has assisted more than 20,000 tribal citizens in 2022, according to a release documenting the year in review.

Metcon CEO appointed to Carolina Small Business Development Fund board

PEMBROKE — Aaron Thomas, president and CEO of Metcon Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors for the Carolina Small Business Development Fund.

Robeson County business leaders see report on growth in job creation

LUMBERTON — The message local community and business leaders heard Thursday night was “Boy, do I feel good!”