Jaymie Baxley

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: jbaxley@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 910-416-5771


About Jaymie Baxley

Covering Pembroke, Rowland,features, business, religion and events

Latest Stories by Jaymie Baxley

220 pets fixed during SNIP initiative

PEMBROKE — Approximately 220 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered at a discount price at six area animal hospitals during the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association's biannual SNIP program, marking a decrease from the 397 animals that received the procedure in March. The program ran from Sept. 2 until Saturday. Dr. David Brooks, a m

New lights OK'd for Fairmont field

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County's Board of Education approved the purchase of $259,000 worth of lights for the Fairmont High School football field during a special meeting on Monday. The project was initially approved during the board's regular meeting on Wednesday. At that meeting, Finance Officer Erica Setzer was asked to

New lights OK'd for Fairmont field

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County's Board of Education approved the purchase of $259,000 worth of lights for the Fairmont High School football field during a special meeting on Monday. The project was initially approved during the board's regular meeting on Wednesday. At that meeting, Finance Officer Erica Setzer was asked to

RED SPRINGS — More than 100 alumnae of Vardell Hall returned to their old stomping grounds Saturday to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the erstwhile, all-girls boarding school.
Founded in 1964, the school operated for nine years on the campus of what is now Flora Macdonald Academy in Red Springs. It was named after the facility's first pre

Students return to Vardell Hall

RED SPRINGS — More than 100 alumnae of Vardell Hall returned to their old stomping grounds Saturday to celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the erstwhile, all-girls boarding school. Founded in 1964, the school operated for nine years on the campus of what is now Flora Macdonald Academy in Red Springs. It was named after the facility's first pre

LUMBERTON — The latest installment of SNIP, a twice-a-year program that prevents strays and reduces the number of animals facing euthanization at the county pound, is off to a good start.
“I think the response has been fairly good so far,” said Dr. David Brooks, a member of the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association and ow

Vets try to SNIP stray problem

LUMBERTON — The latest installment of SNIP, a twice-a-year program that prevents strays and reduces the number of animals facing euthanization at the county pound, is off to a good start. “I think the response has been fairly good so far,” said Dr. David Brooks, a member of the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association and ow

Vets photos sought for exhibit

LUMBERTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8969 in Lumberton is rounding up the troops. The organization is collecting photographs from former members of the U.S. military to hang on a large Wall of Honor that will be on display during the Robeson County Fair in October. “We want to get as many as we possibly can,” said Kenneth S

ST. PAULS — Walmart plans to hire as many as 95 associates to work at its forthcoming Neighborhood Market store in St. Pauls.
First announced in March, the store will join five other Walmart locations across Robeson County when it opens in December.
Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at a temporar

New Walmart hiring 95

ST. PAULS — Walmart plans to hire as many as 95 associates to work at its forthcoming Neighborhood Market store in St. Pauls. First announced in March, the store will join five other Walmart locations across Robeson County when it opens in December. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at a temporar

Taking care of business

WASHINGTON — The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce took a group of 20 delegates to the nation's capital last week to attend Congressman Mike McIntyre's 18th annual Taking Care of Business summit. During the summit, which ran from Monday to Tuesday, chamber members from across North Carolina heard presentations from state lawmakers, business

PEMBROKE — A veritable Whitman's Sampler of show tunes, “Broadway Rox” blends more than 20 of musical theater's most memorable numbers into one concert.
The freewheeling production will come to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Saturday as part of the college's Broadway and More series at the Givens Performing Arts

A smattering of show tunes

PEMBROKE — A veritable Whitman's Sampler of show tunes, “Broadway Rox” blends more than 20 of musical theater's most memorable numbers into one concert. The freewheeling production will come to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Saturday as part of the college's Broadway and More series at the Givens Performing Arts

Rowland to seek grant to finish sewer work

ROWLAND — The Rowland Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed obtaining a Community Development Block Grant to finish a sewer project that began more than a decade ago. The application for the $2.5 million grant is being prepared by Town Administrator Oryan Lowry and Sarah Zinn, project coordinator for The Wooten Company in Raleigh. A pu

LUMBERTON — The latest installment of SNIP, a twice-a-year program that prevents strays and reduces the number of animals facing euthanization at the county pound, is off to a good start.
“I think the response has been fairly good so far,” said Dr. David Brooks, a member of the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association and ow

Vets try to SNIP stray problem

LUMBERTON — The latest installment of SNIP, a twice-a-year program that prevents strays and reduces the number of animals facing euthanization at the county pound, is off to a good start. “I think the response has been fairly good so far,” said Dr. David Brooks, a member of the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association and ow

The Robesonian gets new phone numbers

LUMBERTON — Please listen carefully, as our menu options have changed. Beginning today, each department at The Robesonian has a new telephone number. The newspaper's main number is still 910-739-4322. To submit a news tip or get in touch with a reporter, call Editor Donnie Douglas at 910-416-5649 or dial 1 when asked for an extension. Sport

Bojangles plans Pembroke site

PEMBROKE — The Pembroke Town Council on Tuesday approved a site plan from Bojangles Restaurants Inc. The fried chicken company wants to open a location next to Pizza Hut on West Third Street. A condition of the plan requires the town to get an estimate from a contractor to build a retention wall for sewer drainage at the site. Bojangles wil

Local VFW seeks photos of vets

LUMBERTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8969 in Lumberton is rounding up the troops. The organization is collecting photographs from former members of the U.S. military to hang on a large Wall of Honor that will be on display during the Robeson County Fair in October. “We want to get as many as we possibly can,” said Kenneth S

PEMBROKE — Threefifty, a Brooklyn duo that blends baroque instrumental music with electronic flourishes, will play at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Friday.
The band consists of guitarists Geremy Schulick and Brett Parnell, who is a native of Red Springs. The two met while attending the Y

Duo to debut new tracks at GPAC

PEMBROKE — Threefifty, a Brooklyn duo that blends baroque instrumental music with electronic flourishes, will play at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Friday. The band consists of guitarists Geremy Schulick and Brett Parnell, who is a native of Red Springs. The two met while attending the Y

LUMBERTON — More than 3,000 bargain hunters flocked downtown on Monday looking for a good deal as Revitalize Downtown Lumberton held its 20th annual Labor Day yard sale.
During the sale, which kicked off at 7 a.m. and wrapped up at about 2 p.m., nearly 80 vendors posted up at plywood tables with clothing, crafts. electronics and other items.

Bargains found during annual downtown sale

LUMBERTON — More than 3,000 bargain hunters flocked downtown on Monday looking for a good deal as Revitalize Downtown Lumberton held its 20th annual Labor Day yard sale. During the sale, which kicked off at 7 a.m. and wrapped up at about 2 p.m., nearly 80 vendors posted up at plywood tables with clothing, crafts. electronics and other items.

LUMBERTON — After being bitten and severely injured while attempting to administer a rabies shot to a pit bull at the White House Fire Department on Thursday, Dr. David Brooks, bleeding from his mouth, kept on working, treating two other dogs before being convinced he needed medical attention.
Brooks, of Pembroke Animal Hospital, said the do

Vet recovering well from bite

LUMBERTON — After being bitten and severely injured while attempting to administer a rabies shot to a pit bull at the White House Fire Department on Thursday, Dr. David Brooks, bleeding from his mouth, kept on working, treating two other dogs before being convinced he needed medical attention. Brooks, of Pembroke Animal Hospital, said the do

Robeson tourists spent $127M

LUMBERTON — Robeson County's tourism industry generated a record $127 million in 2013, according to a recent study prepared for the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association. Mickey Gregory, executive director of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, said that many local

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton lawyer's debut novel has received an industry award.On Aug. 26, Marcus W. Williams' “The Capacity to Believe: Race, Media and Politics in the American South” was named a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner in the Historical Saga category by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs. Released in Dece

Lumberton author wins industry award

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton lawyer's debut novel has received an industry award.On Aug. 26, Marcus W. Williams' “The Capacity to Believe: Race, Media and Politics in the American South” was named a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award winner in the Historical Saga category by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs. Released in Dece

LUMBERTON — Robeson County's tourism industry generated a record $127 million in 2013, according to a recent study prepared for the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association. Mickey Gregory, executive director of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, said that many local r

Tourists spent $127M in city in '13

LUMBERTON — Robeson County's tourism industry generated a record $127 million in 2013, according to a recent study prepared for the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association. Mickey Gregory, executive director of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, said that many local r




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