Local News Briefs for June 22


First Posted: 6/22/2010

LUMBERTON A community watch meeting for Turner Park residents that had been scheduled for Tuesday has been rescheduled for June 29. It will be held that day at 6:30 p.m. in the community room at the Robeson County Fairgrounds.
Turner Park residents are encourage to attend to discuss any issues and to form committees for Turner Park Community Day.
For information, call Councilman John Cantey at (910) 738-1752.

LUMBERTON The Unified Robeson County NAACP will hold its first summit with black county officials on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Townsend Building at 102 Chestnut St.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be attended by state and district officials of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP.

LUMBERTON A heart walk-athon sponsored by the Scotland County HIV Education and Resource Team will from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Laurinburg at the intersection of Church and Main streets.
Registration is at 8 a.m. The cost to participate is $5. There will be face painting, door prizes and games.

PEMBROKE A 20-mile bicycle ride sponsored by the Pembroke Kiwanis will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lumbee Regional Development Association office in Pembroke.
For information, call Mitch Lowry at (910) 521-3637.

PEMBROKE The Lumber River Council of Governments board of directors recently elected new officers.
Timothy Blount of White Lake was elected as chairman, James Leach of Hoke County was elected vice chairman, and Wayland B. Lennon III of Fairmont will remain as the treasurer.
The LRCOG board is composed of 36 elected officials from Bladen, Hoke, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties.
The board oversees the COGs operations and a budget totaling over $11 million for the current fiscal year. The majority of these funds are contracted to local agencies for job training activities or passed through to the counties to purchase services for older adults. The COG also provides local and regional planning activities for its member governments.
For information, call (910) 272-5065.

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