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Engagements for Aug. 31

Fore - Corcelius Ashley Faith Fore, of Clarendon, and Aaron Dwayne Corcelius, of Bladenboro, announce their engagement.Fore is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons, of Clarendon, and the late Rev. Robert Fore Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fore, of Whiteville, Ms. Shirley Bragg, of Tabor City, the late Dairl Bragg, Ms. Teru Simmons, of Chadbourn, and the late Paul Simmons.She attended Southeastern Community College ...

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A grave concern: Scout leads Norment Cemetery restoration

LUMBERTON — A 15-year-old is leading an effort to repair a long-neglected cemetery in Lumberton.When it came time for Dominic Dent, a sophomore at Lumberton High School, to plan a service project to fulfill his Eagle Scout requirements, he began rallying his fellow scouts from Troop 301 to help restore the Norment Cemetery on East Fifth Street — the city’s oldest graveyard at 154 years.“I am very interested in history, and this opportunity to help...

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St. Andrews wants work of student-poets

LAURINBURG — If St. Pauls has poetry’s next Robert Frost or Gwendolyn Brooks, officials at St. Andrews University want to know about it.The Laurinburg-based college is looking for entries for its 2014-2015 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series.Created by the North Carolina Poetry Society, the program provides promising poets at the middle school, high school, college/university and adult levels the opportunity to work with SUA’s Distinguished Poet...

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Library youth services begins new chapter

A new school year has started, and with it comes a new librarian at Robeson County Public Library. I am Lillian Blomeley and I am proud to be your new youth services librarian.I have lived and worked in different places across North Carolina, from Murphy to Chapel Hill, and I’m happy to make Robeson County my new home. If you want to find out more about me, or would just like to meet me in person, please come to my Meet and Greet event on Sept. 15 at the Robeson County Public...

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Anniversary: Bill and Gerrie Mitchell

Bill and Gerrie Mitchell, of Bermuda Run, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends on Aug. 24 at Milner’s Restaurant in Winston-Salem.They were married on Aug. 23, 1964, in Lumberton.Bill is the son of the late Hoyt and Mary Eunice Mitchell, of Fairmont, and Gerrie is the daughter of the late Roland and Addie Mae Harrelson, of Lumberton.After graduating from Wake Forest College and serving in the U.S. Army, Bill wo...

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Challenge accepted

LUMBERTON — There’s no escaping the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge — that seemingly ubiquitous social media campaign during which people film themselves getting doused with ice-cold water to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, and then throw down the gauntlet for others to do the same.An estimated 1.2 million people have participated in the challenge since it started gaining momentum on Facebook, YouTube and other websites in June. A quic...

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Anniversary for Aug. 24

SellersThe Rev. Tim and Edna Sellers, of Lumberton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16.The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1964, at Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. They have three children and six grandchildren.

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Anniversary: Bill and Gerrie Mitchell

Bill and Gerrie Mitchell, of Bermuda Run, celebrated...

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