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The Robesonian launches new website

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The Robesonian is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making robesonian.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:· Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibility to stories.· Faster loading and navigation for increased convenience and speedier response.· Better organization of top stories, sports, opinion, features, entertainment and other specific news and information categories.

 

Outback holds 5K run

LUMBERTON — On Saturday Robeson County residents are being invited to take part in a good old-fashioned Australian walkabout, or perhaps more accurately, a “run-about,” as Lumberton’s Outback Steakhouse holds its first ever Aussie 5K run event.The event, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Chestnut Street and end just behind the downtown courthouse, will cost $10 to participate in. Proceeds from the event and the sell of $10 T-shirts will go to the Friedreich̵...

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From summer to fall

The dog days of summer are upon us and for many that means rest and relaxation, but there exists that subset of thrill seekers who see the summer months as an opportunity to take chances and push themselves to the limit. This is the first in an occasional series that will explore some of the area’s most exciting and little known opportunities for everyone’s inner adrenaline junkie — editor.RAEFORD — During a hot summer day, a simple fan can make all...

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Silvers returns for Book ‘Em event

The Book ‘Em North Carolina team has been hard at work preparing for the 2015 event, and it’s always a thrill when authors want to return year after year. One of those authors is Christie Silvers, who travels to Lumberton each year from Georgia to participate in the event.As a writer and a parent, Silvers supports any organization with the desire to promote reading and the love of books. She came the first year to try something new and support literacy, but she says it ...

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Engagements for July 20

Rice - Gault Blane and Sally Rice, of Raleigh, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Marlee Rice, to Christopher Allan Gault, the son of Angie Gault of Angier, and Murray and Kathy Gault, of Raleigh.Rice attended Enloe High School and Meredith College. She works for CISCO Systems at Research Triangle Park.She is the granddaughter of Patricia Wilkerson, the late Brenda and Jimmy Wilkerson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ertle Rice.Gau...

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Prince on the prowl

PEMBROKE — In the play “The Little Prince,” an 8-year-old boy recounts his travels across the universe and back, which while impressive may not make the cast’s impending four hour drive to Roanoke Island any less daunting.

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Motorcycle diaries

PEMBROKE — On July 3, a trio of friends from Pembroke returned home after a 13,023-mile motorcycle trip to the Arctic Circle and back. It was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that the men had already crossed off their bucket lists nearly two decades earlier.“We always said we were going back,” said Dennis Clark, 70, a Navy veteran and retired owner of an airspace engineering company.According to Clark, a lot has changed since he and Ronnie Revels, 69, and...

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Activities will abound at Lumber River Day

ORRUM — On Saturday, July 19, Lumber River State Park will host a bevy of outdoor activities and exhibitions as part of its fifth annual Lumber River Day event.The park, which comprises 11,064 acres of land surrounding a 115-mile stretch of black water river, was declared a state landmark in 1989 by the General Assembly. Lumber River Day serves as a showcase for its natural amenities and scenic expanse.According to Superintendent Neill Lee, the event routinely draw...

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