News Briefs for Nov. 27


First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON — Those who missed Saturday’s Lumberton Christmas Parade get a second chance today as it is aired on Time Warner’s community channel.
The two-hour broadcast, which features Gaye Cushing and Joe Butler describing the action, begins at noon.

LUMBERTON — Anyone who needs free bedding for their pets can pick it up in the parking lot of Carolina Grain on Fayetteville Road.
A local animal advocacy group has taken donations of the bedding and will be giving it to needy pet owners as long as supplies last. Carolina Grain has agreed that it can be distributed at its parking lot. The store is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

LUMBERTON — The Robeson Committee on the Affairs of Black People will hold its first Holiday Reception on Dec. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Black Water Grille & Banquet Center at 111 W. Third St..
Tickets are $50. RSVP to Tiffany Peguise at (910) 738-8707 or [email protected] or Pat McRae at (910) 671-9895 or [email protected].
Those interested in being a sponsor can contact John Campbell at (910) 785-0715 or [email protected].
“We have much to celebrate,” the organization said in a release. “This year, blacks in Robeson County helped elect a new democratic senator and governor, added the first black woman as a judge in Robeson County and helped deliver Robeson County for President-elect Barack Obama, 52 percent to 46 percent.”

LUMBERTON — The city of Lumberton will present its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Outdoor Winter Concert on Monday.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the plaza in downtown Lumberton. The concert will feature the award-winning Dove Brothers.
Free horse drawn carriage rides will be available, along with visits with Santa. Hot cocoa, cookies, and hot dogs will be sold.

ROWLAND — Rowland will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday.
The parade will be at 10 a.m. with line-up starting at 9 a.m. at Rowland Middle School. Vendors will begin assembling at Historic Rowland Depot at 8 a.m. There will be entertainment throughout the day.

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