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Nature as art

PEMBROKE — Pembroke native Richard Mathis is a conservationist with a camera, so to speak.The award-winning photographer specializes in preserving hushed moments in nature. His portfolio is packed with stately snapshots of the Lumber River, which he ranks among his favorite places to take pictures.“The river, its basin and surrounding landscape are very unique,” he said. “It certainly makes for great photographs.”

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From clay to kiln: Tripp shares love of pottery

LUMBERTON — Jim Tripp started making pottery in 1972 after signing up for a course at Robeson Community College on a whim.Today, the shelves of his Lumberton studio are overflowing with pieces, many of which were made using such a wide array of techniques and textures, it’s hard to believe they were sculpted by the same pair of hands.A native of Sanford, Tripp doesn’t keep an inventory of his work and says he’s not sure how many pieces of pottery ...

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Engagement announcements from Oct. 19

White - RogersonAl and Andrea Ivey, of Lumberton, along with Carey and Susan White, of Ocean Isle Beach, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Danielle White, to Garrett Baldwin Rogerson, the son of William Rogerson Jr. and Patty Rogerson, of White Lake.White attended West Bladen High School and East Carolina University.Rogerson attended East Bladen High School. He works as a firefighter and department chaplain for the City of Fa...

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Weddings from Oct. 19

Strickland - Hunt Amanda Page Strickland and Donavon Hunt were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Lumberton. The Revs. David Elks and Larry Sawyer Sr. officiated the wedding and music was provided by Lisa Rust, Kendrix Singletary, Mac Malloy and Johnson Ramsaur.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Strickland; the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Larry Sawyer Sr., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard ...

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Historian to discuss Civil War at UNCP

PEMBROKE — Jacqueline Glass Campbell, associate professor of history at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina, will visit The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Oct. 28 for a presentation titled “North Carolinians Meet Sherman’s March.”The presentation will draw on her first book, “When Sherman Marched North from the Sea: Resistance on the Confederate Home Front,” which was published in 2003 by University of North Carolin...

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Viral comic coming to UNCP

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will welcome a viral star to campus during its homecoming celebration.John A. Baker Jr., better known as “Spoken Reasons,” will bring a mix of music, poetry and comedy to the college on Thursday.Baker is an American comedian and actor who rose to fame through his popular YouTube channel. He has more than a million subscribers and recently organized a Indiegogo campaign to make one of his videos int...

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Upcoming family and class reunions

Red Springs High Class of ‘94RED SPRINGS — Red Springs High School’s Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Red Springs Community Center at 122 Cross St. The reunion is $25 to attend and payment is due by Sept. 5. Mail checks to P.O. Box 27, Red Springs, N.C. 28377Jacobs family reunion LUMBERTON — A family reunion for the descendants of Alex and Elmira Jacobs will...

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