Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Gas prices drop 25 cents locally over weekend

LUMBERTON — Average gasoline prices in the greater Lumberton area continued a downward trend on Monday, dropping 25 cents per gallon over the weekend. Average prices started the weekend on Friday at $3.86 per gallon and ended at $3.61 on Monday.

Virus numbers a mixed bag locally, statewide

LUMBERTON — The number of COVID-19 cases and emergency-room visits in North Carolina has declined over the last week, even while viral levels in the waste stream and hospitalizations relating to the virus have increased, Robeson County Health Director Bill Smith said Tuesday.

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RCC faculty, staff welcomed back during convocation

LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College welcomed back faculty and staff Thursday for the start of the Fall 2022 semester during its annual Convocation.

Cooperative Extension to hold Meet the Meat Workshop

LUMBERTON — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Robeson County Center will hold a Meet the Meat Workshop 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 22.

A.C. Locklear named first Federal Relations director of National Indian Health Board

WASHINGTON, D.C — A.C. Locklear, a Lumbee, has been promoted to the position of Federal Relations director, an inaugural position within the National Indian Health Board.

NCDOT, State Highway Patrol stress Move Over Law

RALEIGH — Two state first responder professions are facing the same, major problem.

Columbus Regional Healthcare becomes region’s first Center of Excellence in robotic surgery

WHITEVILLE – Columbus Regional Healthcare System recently achieved accreditation from SRC as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. This accreditation recognizes Columbus Regional’s commitment and high standard of delivery of quality patient care and safety.