Local Briefs


First Posted: 1/15/2009

Identity theft forum Wednesday
LUMBERTON - A forum to help people protect themselves from identity theft and other scams will be held in Lumberton on Wednesday.
Scam Jam, a free event organized by Attorney General Roy Cooper, will start at 8:30 a.m. at the Southeastern Agricultural Center/Farmers Market on U.S. 74. Seats are available, but reservations are required. There will be a free boxed lunch. The deadline is Tuesday.
Attendees will learn how to protect themselves from investment scams, charity fraud, estate planning schemes, work at home scams, identity theft and scams involving churches and senior centers. People can also learn how to stop getting pre-approved credit card applications.
To make a reservation, call (877) 926-8300.

Fantasy Band plays Friday
LUMBERTON - The Fantasy Band will perform Friday from noon until 1:30 p.m. on the downtown plaza as part of Lunchtime on the Plaza series.
Lunches will be for sale. The rain site is the Bill Sapp Recreation Center.

Humane Society presents Skip Holtz
LUMBERTON - Skip Holtz, the football coach at East Carolina University, will be the special guest at a June 1 event to benefit the Robeson County Humane Society.
The cost for the Steak Dinner, Dance & Auction is $25 a person. It will begin at 6 p.m. at Pinecrest Country Club.
Goldrush will provide the entertainment. Items to be auctioned include autographed posters from Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan, a Lowes Motor Speedway experience, and ECU sideline experience and a weekend in the mountains.

Lumbee panel meets Monday
LUMBERTON - The Lumbee Constitution Petition Committee has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Monday at the Southeastern Regional Agricultural Center/Farmers Market.
The committee, which is made up of tribal members and former council members, is meeting to discuss and recommend amendments to the tribal constitution. The public is invited.
For information, call Delton Oxendine at 521-9086, Samuel Kerns at 739-8772, Eddie Locklear at 739-6757 or Louise Mitchell at 739-5853 or 738-7360.

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