Local briefs for March 21

First Posted: 3/21/2012

Republicans to hold convention

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Republican Party will hold its county convention at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lions Club at 1985 Carthage Road, just off of Interstate 95.

Candidates running for office are requested to register at least 15 minutes before the convention begins. All registered Republicans are invited to attend.

Expired medicine

drop-off Saturday

LUMBERTON — In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, the public can safely dispose of any unused or expired medications during the annual Operation Medicine Drop event Saturday at Lumberton Rescue. Medicine can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Operation Medicine Drop, a partnership between the Robeson County Safe Kids Coalition, Robeson County Substance Abuse Coalition, and local law enforcement, is intended to prevent accidental poisonings and to protect our waters.