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A heaping helping

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LUMBERTON — Community members are hoping to raise more than $30,000 during a two-part charitable event on Friday, that would be put toward paying for a Lumberton High School student’s medical bills.From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. residents are invited to attend a $10 plate sale happening at Lumberton High School and being organized by Wade Hall, pastor for Elizabethtown Church of God, in Elizabethtown. At 7:30 p.m., attendees will then be given the opportunity to watch some matches being put on by Positive Outreach Wrestling, at $10 a seat in the Lumberton High School gymnasium. As with the plate sale, all proceeds will be donated to the Scott family.

 

Engagements for July 27

Hunt - CarterJacqueline Hunt, of Lumberton, and Hensley Norton, of Elberton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sonny L. Hunt, to Jimmy W. Carter, the son of William and Katrina Carter of St. Pauls.Hunt attended Lumberton Senior High School, Robeson Community College and Fayetteville State University. She works for Southeastern Regional Medical Center.Carter attended Lumberton Senior High School and works for Spartan Nash Co....

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Burton celebrates 100th birthday

Contributed photo | Elizabeth Taylor Burton celebrated her 100th birthday on July 23. Burton was born in 1914 and was raised in the Stagville Cameron Grove community of Durham County. Her daughter is Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Burton, who serenaded her mother with a rendition of “Wind Beneath My Wings” during her birthday party. Burton received birthday greetings from President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle, and The Today Show’s Willard Scott.

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Plate sale to benefit ailing police officer

LUMBERTON — The Kings of Pythagoras Golden Leaf Council 139 will hold its annual Southern Style BBQ Plate Sale on Sept. 12 at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton.Proceeds from this year’s plate sale will benefit Lumberton police Sgt. Shawn Byrd, who is in need of a kidney transplant. The menu will include barbecue, chicken, fish and chitterlings, as well as various desserts and side items.Carry-out orders will be prepared from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.. w...

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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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