Carlton Metts, endowment chairman for the North Carolina Lions Club, left, presented Lumberton Lions Club members Sammy Cox, David Cox and Jim Kirkland with Sid L. Scruggs Fellowship awards during a recent meeting. | Contributed photo
Rhodes – AllenWilliam T. Rhodes III and Kathryn M. Rhodes of Lumberton announce the engagement of their daughter, Christiana Leigh Rhodes, to Brian David Allen, the son of David Bruce Allen and Ellen Reynolds Allen of Wilmington.Rhodes attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she received her bachelor’s of Art in Elementary Education and her master’s of Education in Language and Literacy. She is employed with the P...
LUMBERTON — Less than 24 hours after the NAACP recognized the achievements of influential black figures from across the nation, Sandy Grove Baptist Church held its own, slightly smaller version of the Image Awards in Lumberton.During the church’s 11th annual awards event on Feb. 23, seven Robeson County residents were handed plaques honoring their extensive contributions in the areas of education, medicine, law, business and community service.
Since 1999, Robeson Remembers has published more than 200 articles telling the history of Robeson County and its people. The project has depended on volunteers with varying degrees of historical writing experience who donated countless hours collecting data, conducting interviews and, finally, writing. Once written, the articles passed to others, often several others, who helped ensure that facts and grammar were correct and that they possessed a readability that appealed to a broad audience....
LUMBERTON — One would be advised to think twice before picking a fight with Lacy Green.The 56-year-old martial arts instructor holds a ninth-degree black belt in karate — the second highest rank possible — and has several world championship titles to his name.In addition to being a retired staff sergeant and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. military, he’s a two-time Marital Arts Hall of Fame inductee who was mentored by kick...
FAYETTEVILLE — Each week stand-up comedian Efrain Colón can be heard on the radio throughout the region as part of the staff of Cumulus Broadcasting in Fayetteville, however he credits a youth spent as a class clown attending Pembroke’s Mount Zion Christian Academy for preparing him for a life spent trying to make people smile.“Me and my sisters were raised by our mother, who was very religious,” Colón said. “ … Most of what I remember ...
PEMBROKE — Most people need a pretty good reason to leave the house.This Wednesday, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion would like to offer residents 100 of them, with a free performance by Durham’s 100 Men in Black Male Chorus.The event, which is being co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library of UNCP, the Office for Student Involvement and Leadership, as well as Sodexo, is taking place at the Givens Perfo...
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