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Primary Election Results

LUMBERTON — Polling places in the May 17 primary election closed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Here are the final results provided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Results are not official until certified by the State Board of Elections.

The fight for better health care in rural North Carolina

Newly released health rankings paint a grim picture of North Carolina’s rural Border Belt counties compared to the rest of the state: Residents here are more likely to smoke, be obese, have diabetes, experience frequent mental health issues and die prematurely.

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Our History: Thomas Robeson a Revolutionary War patriot leader at Moore’s Creek Bridge

LUMBERTON — Among other local Revolutionary War personalities, Thomas Robeson could arguably be the most instrumental in the formulation of today’s prosperity and freedom.

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Purnell Swett student wins new car in 2022 Beasley Driven 2 Excel Program

LUMBERTON — Four years of hard work paid off for a Purnell Swett graduate Thursday night when Shakylia Hunt won a new car thanks to her scholastic efforts in the Robeson County Driven 2 Excel program.

Richardson, Shaw win RCC poetry contest

LUMBERTON — April was National Poetry Month and to celebrate Robson Community College’s English Department and the Friends of the Arts sponsored the Ninth Annual Poetry Contest.

The fight for better health care in rural North Carolina

Newly released health rankings paint a grim picture of North Carolina’s rural Border Belt counties compared to the rest of the state: Residents here are more likely to smoke, be obese, have diabetes, experience frequent mental health issues and die prematurely.

PSRC kindergarten through second-grade students show significant growth

LUMBERTON — Some primary students have shown promise in literacy improvements measured by end-of-year testing, according to the Public Schools of Robeson County.

Ribbon is cut

The ribbon was cut Friday during the grand opening ceremony of Meadow Branch Apartments, 2015 E. Elizabethtown Rd in Lumberton. Local officials and State Sen. Danny Britt gathered to celebrate the addition of 72 housing units, which first welcomed tenants in April 2021. United Property Management manages the complex. Mills Construction Company and FGM Development were involved in the construction and development of the apartments.

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