FAYETTEVILLE — “Iranian embassy seized.”“Court acquittal in McDuffie case spurs riots.”“Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito Dies.”All of these headlines ran in May of 1980, which was the last time Lumberton resident Ethel Bullard was able to read a newspaper, before a sudden and unexplained vision loss.Despite this, Bullard, who is now 65, has not let her impairment keep her from st...
The people have spoken, and Jake has been deemed the more adorable critter in all of Robeson County.The miniature beagle with the snazzy necktie garnered 1,072 votes in our Cutest Pets Contest, the most of any of the 45 submissions uploaded to our online image gallery.In addition to 15 minutes of fame for their furry friend, owners Derrick and Paige Lee of Lumberton will receive $100.The couple said they adopted their 2-year-old “fur baby” when he ...
LUMBERTON — A local organization is throwing a spotlight on black pioneers from across the area with a photography exhibit currently running at the Robeson County History Museum in downtown Lumberton.The exhibit, titled “Celebrating the Golden Years of Jubilee,” was assembled by members of the Lumberton branch of the National Association of University Women — a nonprofit that distributes scholarships to high school students and promotes educational advanceme...
LUMBERTON — Last year author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1929 classic American novel “The Great Gatsby” was given the Hollywood treatment by director Baz Luhrmann, however it was far from the first adaptation of the beloved story, and come Friday organizers of Lumberton’s upcoming arts festival The Great Getaway are hoping to shed some light on Gatsby’s hidden past.
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.
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