NEWS


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Updated: 4:00 pm. |    
2 killed in wrecks near Lumber Bridge
Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty to address the DNC on Thursday

Senatorial candidate Katie McGinty to address the DNC on Thursday

PHILADELPHIA — Democrat Katie McGinty scored a prime speaking spot — she will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday eveni...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Cooperative Extension helps farmers search for alternative enterprises

Change is continuous in farming. Prices, farm programs, trade policies, technology, markets and consumer preferences all change continuously, just to ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Speech Solutions moving to Whiteville

Speech Solutions moving to Whiteville

WHITEVILLE — Speech Solutions, a Lumberton-based company, has moved its office in Whiteville because of a growing demand for its services.The ne...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Freeman takes helm at UNCP’s Entrepreneurship Incubator

Freeman takes helm at UNCP’s Entrepreneurship Incubator

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Entrepreneurship Incubator has a new front man.James Freeman recently took the p...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15

Hillary Clinton will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 15

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention was barely underway when the Pennsylvania Delegation heard a major announcement.Hillary C...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


Lumbee Tribe to hold meeting in Rennert tonight

RENNERT — The Lumbee Tribal Government will hold a community meeting at 7 tonight at the Rennert community building at 9306 Rennert Road. The pub...

July 25th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


William McGirt aims to bounce back in Canada

William McGirt aims to bounce back in Canada

OAKVILLE, Ontario — The RBC Canadian Open has been good to William McGirt during his time on the PGA Tour.Prior to notching his first Tour win e...

July 20th, 2016 |  


South Robeson football holding parents’ meeting

South Robeson football holding parents’ meeting

ROWLAND — A mandatory parents’ meeting is being held for parents of any South Robeson High School student that is interested in playing fo...

July 20th, 2016 |  


A’Terria Quick shines in East-West All-Star basketball game

A’Terria Quick shines in East-West All-Star basketball game

GREENSBORO — A’Terria Quick scored a team-high 15 points to lead the East All-Stars in the annual NCHSAA East-West girls’ all-star b...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Robeson County Golf Championship: Junior Nance, Phillip Wallwork, Meredith Godwin earn county titles

Robeson County Golf Championship: Junior Nance, Phillip Wallwork, Meredith Godwin earn county titles

LUMBERTON — Thirty-six holes wasn’t enough to decide the Regular Division champion at the Robeson County Golf Championship, sponsored by D...

July 17th, 2016 |  


Robeson County Golf Championship: Stephen Pippin earns first county title

Robeson County Golf Championship: Stephen Pippin earns first county title

LUMBERTON — Standing on the opening hole prior to Sunday’s final round of the Robeson County Golf Championship at Pinecrest Country Club, ...

July 17th, 2016 updated: July 17th, 2016. |  


Robeson County Golf Championship: Final Round Scores

Robeson County Golf Championship: Final Round Scores

Robeson County Golf Championship ScoresSunday at Pinecrest Country ClubFinal RoundChampionship DivisionStephen Pippin 73-70-71 — -2Lonail Lockle...

July 17th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Health briefs

Presentation Tuesday tofocus on kidney stonesLUMBERTON — Learn about kidney stones and enjoy lunch on July 26 at 11 a.m. in Southeastern Health&...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Writing ‘From My Basket’

Writing ‘From My Basket’

Well, hello there. Please, allow me to introduce myself. I am Juanita Lagrone, mom-extraordinaire to four amazing children, Grammy to two little sw...

July 24th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


Preserving the pipe organ

Preserving the pipe organ

LUMBERTON — Organist and composer Mark Andersen’s agile fingers will once again bring the Carolina Civic Center’s pipe organ to life...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Fields retires from UNCP after 15-years at GPAC

Fields retires from UNCP after 15-years at GPAC

LUMBERTON — The curtains closed for Patricia Fields, director of Givens Performing Arts Center, on Wednesday as she said her goodbyes to The Univer...

July 24th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


A book can open doors to new worlds

A book can open doors to new worlds

I can’t remember the first thing my parents bought me, or what happened to it, but I can remember the things I did with my parents as I was grow...

July 24th, 2016 |  


What’s Happening

THEATER• July 28In the Good Old Summertime: The Carolina Civic Center will present a sing-along and silent movie accompanied by Mark Andersen on...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


4:20 pm |    
HB2 continues to hurt NC
10:17 am |    
The GOP’s four-point plan

For Alzheimer’s patients, their best day typically is yesterday

To the Editor,My aunt Patricia Jacobs Chavis passed on July 2, 2016. She was one of the more than 3 million Americans each year whose families suffer ...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Be wary when politicians arrive asking for your vote

To the Editor,When you elect people into office, they tend to forget that it was the people they asked to vote for them that put them into office. Whe...

July 21st, 2016 |  


GOP fails on Medicaid again

GOP fails on Medicaid again

One of the most frustrating things about this General Assembly session was what lawmakers did not do.They actively chose not to join the 31 other stat...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Playing a game of Gotcha

We have made clear our thoughts on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president, saying he is a liar and unworthy of the office.We called Hi...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Liberals change subject to HB2

Liberals change subject to HB2

RALEIGH — Do you want to know why the Left has tried to make North Carolina politics into an “all HB2, all the time” zone? Here are ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Renovated Rue21 opens in Lumberton with record sales

Renovated Rue21 opens in Lumberton with record sales

LUMBERTON — Rue21 is boasting more than a newly-expanded store in its Biggs Park Mall location — the local store also has bragging rights ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Fresh fruits and veggies are always ‘a perfect choice’

Fresh fruits and veggies are always ‘a perfect choice’

Fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. We should make half the food on our plates fruits and vegetables. We can do this by...

July 18th, 2016 |  


RE/MAX in Lumberton announces new hire, broker award

RE/MAX in Lumberton announces new hire, broker award

LUMBERTON — RE/MAX Real Estate Exchange recently announced the hiring of a new broker and an award for broker Deborah Parker.Parker was granted ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Lumberton Agricultural Events Center expansion coming soon

Lumberton Agricultural Events Center expansion coming soon

LUMBERTON — Long-awaited barns and horse stalls at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center could start to go up as early as n...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Coldwell Banker’sCarroll receives‘sterling’ status

Coldwell Banker’sCarroll receives‘sterling’ status

LUMBERTON — Janell Carroll, an associate with Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty in Lumberton, was recently invited to join the company’s...

July 11th, 2016 |  


North Carolina Cooperative Extension is at your fingertips

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is at your fingertips

I am often asked in the community, “what do you do?” or “who do you work for?” When I answer North Carolina Cooperative Extens...

July 11th, 2016 |  


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