Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Robeson County’s unemployment numbers continue to fall

Robeson County’s unemployment rate saw a slight increase in May, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Lumbee Homecoming Parade takes Pembroke

Hundreds of spectators lined a mile-long stretch of Third Street in Pembroke to view the 2022 Lumbee Homecoming Parade. The rain held as pageant queens, politicians, businesses, town officials, veterans, fire trucks, Shriners and more traveled the route of one of the largest parades in Robeson County.

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Pet of the week

Nolan is available for adoption at the Robeson County Animal Shelter. He is a 10-month-old that is neutered, up-to-date on all vaccines, and has a clean bill of health. He loves to play outside and is dog friendly. Nolan’s adoption fee is $25. The shelter’s adoption hours are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The Robeson County Animal Shelter is located at 255 Landfill Road in St. Pauls. The shelter’s telephone number is 910-865-2200.

Lumberton man arrested, charged with drug trafficking

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man is being held under a $1.1 million secured bond after being arrested and charged in connection to multiple crimes Thursday including drug trafficking.

OUR HISTORY: Ford’s Mill & Page’s Mill

The inscription on the Ford’s Mill & Page’s Mill historical marker tells the story of development in the late 1700s. It reads, “In 1792 Major William Ford built a dam at each end of Bear Swamp, creating a millpond and building a grist mill. This area was known as Ford’s Mill for many years. In 1870 Dr. C. T. Ford sold the property to his brother-in-law, Joseph N. Page, who soon opened a large general store. The community was renamed Page’s Mill, and in 1877 a post office was opened with J. N. Page as its first postmaster. After the railroad came through this area in 1900 the town of Page’s Mill grew from the mill, general store, and post office toward the railroad tracks. The town of Page’s mill was incorporated February 26, 1907. The Ford’s Mill/Page’s Mill community, part of Marion County since the county was created in 1798, became part of Dillon County when that county was created in 1910. It was renamed Lake View in 1916.

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NC lawmakers pass state budget that includes $12M for Robeson County

RALEIGH — State lawmakers approved the revised state budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year unveiled this week that includes millions of funding for Robeson County and invests in school safety.