The Robesonian holding open house Thursday

By: Staff Report

LUMBERTON — The public is welcome on Thursday at a ribbon-cutting and open house at The Robesonian, which recently moved into its renovated building at 2175 Roberts Ave.

The ribbon will be cut shortly after 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the event will continue until 5 p.m. Members of the staff will be there to greet people and tours of the facility will be offered.

The Robesonian moved from its long-time office in downtown to the Roberts Avenue building in 2004. The office was flooded by Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 8, 2016, with flooring, furniture, electronics and other items destroyed. An eight-month rehabilitation project followed, and the office was again occupied in June.

“We are proud of our new facilities and look forward to sharing them with the public,” said Denise Ward, the publisher. “We also want to use the opportunity to reacquaint the public with what we offer, including advertising, news and circulation, and reaffirm our commitment to being a community partner, one that not only delivers the news but is a force for making some good news.”

Staff Report