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Sculptor builds statues from trifles

LUMBERTON — One person’s trash is Lou Webster’s inspiration.The 46-year-old Fairmont native creates whimsical statues using discarded materials such as light bulbs, coffee cans and worn-out baseballs. On May 3, the Robeson County Public Library will showcase her work as part of an exhibit entitled “Trash Talk: Art from Everyday Finds.”Webster said she got the idea to start compiling sculptures out of common household junk during a visit to t...

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Divas in diapers: RCPC kicks off Beautiful Baby Contest

LUMBERTON — Proud parents across Robeson County are invited to let people gush over their beautiful babies for a good cause.Starting Monday, registration for the Beautiful Baby Contest will be available through The Robesonian’s website. The entry fee is $20 and proceeds from the competition benefit the Robeson County Partnership for Children.Founded in 1993, the nonprofit provides several developmental programs and activities for children under the age of 5. ...

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Antique collectors to gather at ag center

LUMBERTON — Collectors may stumble across one-of-a-kind items during the Antique and Craft Expo in Lumberton on Saturday.The show, which will take place inside the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., was organized by Vanessa McNeill, an avid antique collector.“I like the look of antiques,” she said. “But first and foremost, my mother was also a collector and I was brought up to appreciate the value of ...

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Garden trail leads way to spring

LUMBERTON — If the blanket of pollen that has settled over the region wasn’t indication enough, spring has sprung in Robeson County, signalled by the opening of the Lumberton Council of Garden Clubs’ garden trail.Through the end of May, Robesonians can follow white and green signs along the newly-extended route and check out pristine lawns throughout Lumberton.The route heads south on Elm Street beginning at 24th Street, then snakes down Chestnut and Wa...

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Tickets remain for ‘American Idiot’

PEMBROKE —Tickets remain for the award-winning punk rock musical “American Idiot,” which will be performed at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Tuesday at 8 p.m.According to Assistant Director David Thaggard, about 500 tickets are still available for the event.“I’m anticipating that they’ll move pretty fast,” he said.Tickets range from $35 to $40 for people unaffiliate...

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Love of art pays off for 18-year-old

ST. PAULS — Isaiah Reyes loves art.The people putting together next month’s N.C. Folk Arts Festival love what Reyes can do with art.Committee members were at St. Pauls High School on April 8 to present the 12th-grader with a $50 check and T-shirt with his design on it. The design contest was open to all the students at the high school.Reyes, who is 18, said he would like a career in computer mechanics, but art is his first love.“I&...

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For 45 years, stargazers have gravitated to the Robeson County Planetarium.

LUMBERTON — Each major planet in our solar system is painted to scale on the concrete walkway that leads to the entrance of the Robeson County Planetarium and Science Center in Lumberton.Visitors of a certain age, however, are wont to nitpick about one glaring omission.According to planetarium Director Ken Brandt, no, it hasn’t become any easier through the years to explain the absence of Pluto. “People are stubborn,” he said jokingly.

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