First Posted: 1/15/2009
FACE=”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif” SIZE=”3″>Hey Mustangs! I check here often to see how you guys are doing! I wish you well in the play-offs! Even though I know no students at South Rob now, the school is still in my heart!! GO COACH LEONARD!!!
Fri November 14
greetings from middle tennessee. am on vacation and just had to see what donnie had done to the paper.
Thu November 13
I am a descendant of the African American famlies, Barfied and Sinclair. Sampson Barfied was my great-great-great grandfather and he was a slave of Cornelius Barfield. My great grandparents were Daniel Sinclair and Nina Brown Sinclair. All of them are from Robeson County. I am currently trying to locate any living Barfied or Sinclairs whom are still living there. If anyone out there know of any African American Barfields or Sinclairs, please email me. Some of the Barfields names were Jasper, Garfield, Margaret. Some of the Sinclair names were Auther, Maybell and Lulla Bell. Thanks in advance.
Wed November 12
Been a long time since I have seen everyone from my home high school class of “98”. Well still alive and kicking here in Norfolk Va. The only down side may be out of the Navy soon do to shoulder complications. Had surgery on my right shoulder last Dec and now the nerves are crossing so I may be moving back home soon. See yall then.
Tony Brandon Walters
Wed November 12
I live in Riviera Beach,Florida now.
>But my heart is in Lumberton.
>You see I was Born in Lumberton But I start stay in Florida year round Back in 1979 so I missyall up there.
>PS I am ones of the Mithell Grandchildren raise on spearman street.
>some some E-Mail
Fri November 07
I used to be in Robeson County on the weekends and during the summer visiting my grandmother Ellen Carter. She lived on what is now Rozier Siding Road. I am her oldest granddaughter, Carolyn. If any of you remember me, I would be pleased if you would make contact with me and perhaps renew old friendships.
Carolyn Hammond Howell
Carolyn Hammond Howell
Tue October 07
I moved away from Robeson County last November and I miss all my friends and family especially allmy friends at SRMC.I live in Pensacola,florida now, butits nice to go on-line and keep up with whats going on in robeson county.
Tue October 07
was in military 24 yrs, (air force),and been around the world,was in viet nam(69) and desert storm (90-91), of all places to live, i chose rowland. was rised by my grandmother and the rogers family. i live it here.
Sun October 05
I just wanted to say what a great news paper you have. I was in the graduating class of 1994, LHS, and currently in the Navy. I reside in Newport News, Va, but I do miss home. Any one who remembers me from HS contact me. [email protected]
Tue September 30
I really enjoy your newspaper. I lived in Lumberton for a while but my mother’s family is from there. Her name is Bonnie Belle Parnell. Her father was Furman M. Parnell and her mother was Addie C. Phillips. I would really love to hear from any of the family that still live there like cousins etc. and anyone that may have known my grandparents, mother, aunts, or uncles. It is really nice to read what’s going on in Lumberton. Thanks again.
Sun September 28
My grandmother’s family is from Robeson County. She was born in the Barnesville area. Her name was Nina Sinclair. If there are any African American Sinclairs currently living in the Robeson County area, please contact me. I am currently writing my family history. Nina’s father’s name was Dan(iel) Sinclair and I believe that Dan’s father’s name was Simpson/Sampson Sinclair.
I would love to hear from any African American Sinclair or Barfield families currently living in the area
Fri September 26
i usedto stay right up the road in fairmont n.c. my oldest sister stayed in lumberton. with Mrs.sadie howellwhich is now deseaced now.
Thu September 25
there was a incorrection on wednesday in the lifestyles for the whole worlds a stage the named Brittany Oxendine attends Purnell Swett High School not Lumberton High School. I thought I should drop that in, by the way I am her proud mother and I love this website. Cam Oxendine Pembroke
Wed September 24
I would like to say hello to everyone and say I really enjoy your paper on line. I visit your lovely town every once in a while and I love going thru there when I go to see my sister, Mary Frances Lamm who is a resident of Lumberton. I live in Missouri so I don’t get to visit often, but I have met some very nice people on my trips there.
Tue September 23
HELLO ONE AND ALL, GREETING FROM ORLANDO FL. IT’S GO TO BE ABLE TO GO ON-LINE TO SEE WHAT’S UP IN MY HOMETOWN. I’VE BEEN AWAY FOR 7 YEARS AND I’LL ALWAYS HAVE LUMBERTON, SOUTHSIDE IN MY HEART. I WANT TO SEND ALL MY LOVE TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THERE. TO COUNTNEY JONES OF CABLE ST. WELCOME HOME AND CONGRAD ON THE NEW BORN AND REST IN PEACE TO MAGNOLIA BAKER LONDON, MY GRANDMOTHER, WILLIAN TYKE ODUM, THE NEXT GREATEST THING TO A BROTHER. I LOVE AND MISS YOU BOTH.
TO THE ROBESONIAN, THANKS YOU AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
PS: TO JOYCE LONDON I LOVE YOU MOM:]
Sat September 20
I love your web site.
Tue September 16
As always I enjoy reading my home town paper. I’ve lived in Charlotte since 1971. I still refer to Lumberton as my home. Theres just something about our hertiage that we dont ever forget. I’m looking forward to seeing the bill pass for the betterment of our people. No matter where I move to or live, I will alway think about Home. God bless you!! GO LUMBEE’S GO
Thu September 11
I was shocked by ‘Cutler’s passing. I remember he worked as a salesman @ Freeman Motors many years ago (10 to 15 yrs ago.) I remember he was a pleaant, quiet, respectful person. Though, I never knew him personally; I remember his smile. “I’ve often heard that 1st impression is “last impression”. Well in this case it was. So, even though, I only knew him from, “a sight.” and from saying, maybe “Good Morning,” I feel and O truly believe that others feel the same; Yes, he was special. I feel honored to respond to this. He had a ‘special’ personality. I feel privileged to respond. Thank you. May God bless you and the other children. Thank you. M. Davis.
Sun August 31
TODAY WAS MY FIRST TIME READING THE ROBESONIAN ON LINE. I REALLY ENJOYED THE ARCHIVE SECTION. THANKS AGAIN.
NINA GAIL JONES
Wed July 16
Really have enjoyed reading the Robesonian online. I live in Texas but my mother lives in Lumberton and it is a way to keep up with the “happenings” around her. Great newspaper. Thank You.
Mon July 14
I am hearing wonderful things about this paper from an employess there. Am anxious to get back down that way to get some copies.
Tue July 08
Hello, I am a graduate of Fairmont High School (1953). I left Fairmont and entered the Military Service in 1954 and have not lived in Fairmont since. If you remember me please e-mail me at ([email protected]) I enjoy reading the news from home. Have a good day.
J. Douglas Lovette
Sat June 14
I am originally from Robeson County and now reside in Kentucky. Being able to access your local news keeps home close. Thanks!
Sat June 14
I am formely from
Robeson County and I read the paper daily on the internet. Thanks for the good job you do.
Yvonne Carter Bosze
Fri June 13
Hi, I am Barbara Andrews Purifoy, New Bern NC. I do not get the newspapers but work on the Robeson Co. genealogy. My grandfather was William Berry Andrews md Mary Ann Jenkins and his brother Alexander Andrews md Sarah P. Jenkins (sis of Mary Ann above)..I am trying to find the rest of the Sealey/Powell/Andrews/Jenkins/Wishart/Storm/Cade/Barfield my ancestors..I used to lived in Lumberton, twice as my late dad was working on the new plant which I believe it was the electric plant which I have two pictures of the construction site back in the 50s. I went to the grade school in Lumberton..I am the 6th gr granddaughter of James Robert Adair who d. 1783 and is buried in the Fulmore Cem. near Rowland whom I am proud of that man who wrote the book of the Native American Indians.I would like very much to have a picture of the Fulmore Cem..I am 61 this coming Thurs., mother of two and grandmother of 3…I was born in New Bern NC. My parents were from Columbus Co NC..Love to hear from my distant cousins in the Robeson Co area…
Barbara A Purifoy
Barbara Andrews Purifoy
Mon June 09
I was out in your beautiful county a few weeks ago. Since then, I have been reading news daily from the Robesonian, good newspaper. I look forward to future visits.
David K Duke
Wed June 04
Hi I’m a 1991 graduate of What was formerly Orrum High School. I just found out today that you could read news online from Robeson Co. It’s nice to see what’s going on back home. Keep up the good work. Also,keep the news online. See ya.
Fri May 23
On Tuesday May the 20th. in the area of Popes Crossing and Alamac rd. my Golden Lab. was shot. If you were in that area between the hours of 2 pm and 5 pm and know anything about this incident would you please be so kind as to get in touch with me. Thanks so much foe any help in advance.
Thu May 22
HELLO ALL IT NEVER OCURED TO ME THAT YOU COULD READ THE PAPER ON LINE I USUALLY JUST READ IT ON SUNDAYS BUT THANKS TO YOUR WEB PAGE I CAN KEEPUP WITH THINGS DURING THE WEEK [AND SAVE SOME MONEY] HA HA KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU DO A GREAT JOB…
Sat May 17
Hey my name is James Courtney I’m looking for any lost friends from Lumberton, I attended Lumberton JR High from 88 to 89 and Lumberton Sr high from 90 to 91 so please reply if you know me I miss all of my old friends….
Sun May 11
Hi Everyone down in the dirty dirty Lumberton as it was called on the party scence 1989, live in Lumberton 14yrs ago miss the old time grove of my home town anybody partied on the southside of 41 email to talk about partying at the Patio or Barbara’s place. Talk to you soon. Sometime when I tell a good old story if feels as if I there again, E-Mail me let’s wrap….
Sat May 10
I just found The Robesonian on line. What a treat! I have been reading the Cumberland county paper. Being a former resident of St. Pauls, I was happy to discover the Robesonian. Gosh, I sure miss not living there, the people, the area, the food. Let’s face it it is the greatest area in the world.
Now living in the Rio Grade Valley area of Texas. If anyone I know happens to read this I would love to hear from you. Again my hat’s off the The Robesonian for going on the net. Take care and may God Bless!
Wed May 07
I am trying to find someone who is related to John Graham, son of Alexander Graham and Mary McCormick. I believe there is supposed to be a book in the Robeston Co. Library by Mabel S. Lovin about them. I would love to hear from anyone that has info about them.
Thu April 24
I now reside in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Most of my family still reside in Robeson County. I love being able to pull you guys up online and read about what’s going on. Lumberton will always be special to me for so many reasons. Keep up the great work!
Mon April 21
Hello. I just want to say I really love The Robesonian, and good luck to all our troops.
Wed April 16
Thank You so very much for putting in the message to Chad Seals for me. I greatly appreciate it. I hope I hear from him or someone who knows how I can get in touch with him. THANK YOU AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thu April 10
It is great to read about Lumberton on line. I graduated with the class of 1968 and have been in Los Angeles,California since 1978. I always enjoy comming back home every summer to visit family and friends. Now I can keep up with what is happening at home on line. I would like to give a shout out to all my family and friends in Lumberton.I use to work for the Robesonian as a Delivery Paper Boy when I was growing up and it is wonderful to access the newspaper on line.
Thu April 10
Hello Chad E. Seals ~ It has been awhile since I have heard from you…. I was just in Lumberton N.C. 3 weeks ago. Trucking the USA . I have my CDL now. How about a call ? I have no way of contacting you at present.
Wed April 09
Hello Lumberton and surrounding areas. I would like to say thank you to all the troops over seas.
Mon April 07
Hello, Robeson County, I was raised in Maxton, and now live in Connecticut, I always love to get the news from home. I have just found this site and I am so glad. So now I have another source to find out of what’s going on. I am from class of 1972, although I guaduated in Hartford. I look forward to going home each year and connecting with family and friends, that if my years is off key if I can’t make it. So look for me in Maxton and Laurinburg, this Summer..
Tue April 01
Was born in Lumberton in 1911. Have lived in Greensboro for 52 years. I don’t suppose anyone would remember me, but, if so, would like to hear from them. I married the former Miss Nancy Pope McAllister, now deceased, and have one son, Neill Jr., and two fine grandsons. Best wishes. Neill Jennings,Sr.
Neill A. Jennings Sr
Sat March 29
B.O.S. Blount, Oxendine, Sessoms Family Reunion is almost upon us. August 15 -17, 2003 at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For questions please contact: Maxine Sessoms Swann at [email protected] or post your questions on this site. Hope to see you there!
Annette Sessoms Freeman
Wed March 26
Hello Robesonian: I signed your guestbook a while back but nothing happened. So, I’ll try it again. I graduated from LHS in 1991 and have been residing in Jacksonville, Florida for seven years. Even though I often hear about what’s going on in Robeson County from friends and family there, it’s great being able to access you guys online. Keep up the great work.
Tue March 25
Just reading the news as usuall, thought I’d say hi to all the lumbees out there!!
Sat March 22
I’ve moved from Lumberton and really look forward to keeping up on the news from home but what is up with the web site!!! It’s really disappointing that it takes so long to update and lately it doesn’t update at all.
Thu March 20
I LIVE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND MISS LUMBERTON! I JUST WANT TO SAY I LOVE MY FAMILY LORRIE (mom),AUNT JANE, MICHAEL, BRIAN,KENNY(daddy), DIANE, JEREMY, DEVIN, HAILEY, CARLIE, RAY, UNCLE KENNY, CHARLES, TAMMY, JOSH, BRIANNA, AND HEY I LOVE YOU TO FRANKIE AND THANKS FOR BEING THERE!! HEY BOSCO AND ROCKY AND OJ AND DEMON AND TIGG AND TO BRIANS DOG TO!!!! MUCH LOVE TO EVERYBODY AND I AM ALWAYS THINKING OF YA’LL
HEATHER RENEA EDWARDS HARRELSON
Thu March 20
I now reside in Jacksonville, Fl (Go Jaguars!!). Most of my family still reside in Robeson County. I love being able to pull you guys up online and read about what’s going on. Lumberton will always be special to me for so many reasons. Keep up the great work!
Wed March 19
Hi, I grew up in the back swamp area, I am really glad to be able to access my home town on the net. As you all know robeson county covers Lumberton, Rowland, Pembroke and a few other areas, so I feel as though we are all one. I am currently surving you and the rest of my country in Germany. It is very beautiful and I encourage you all to leave the comfort of Robeson county and venture out to see the rest of the world. I would like to say Hi to everyone back home and drop me a line if you know me. I have some nice pics of some beautiful countries to share.
Wed March 19
God Bless Jackie Rozier my son in law.
Tue March 18
Grew up in the Roland area,and love to read the local news.My Mother,Sister,Brothers,Aunts & Uncles still live in Roberson County. Been gone about 45 Yrs. But return often to see friends & Family.
Rose Marie Spaulding Bartley
Tue March 11
We support the lumbees and we,did not forget were we come from.Some people move and forget were they come.
steve sheena sheila deese
Mon March 10
I am a genealogist researching my Sinclair, Brown and Humphrey ancestors. My great grandparents were Daniel and Vina Sinclair. Their daughter, Nina was my grandmother who married Leroy Burch from SC. Nina passed away in 1946 and I am trying to locate Nina’s daughter, who went to live with her Aunt Ruth in Robeson County in 1946. Nina’s daughter’s name was Edna born around 1934 or so. I think Ruth married a Humphrey. Vina’s maiden name was Brown and her parents were possibly Sandy and Betsy Brown. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone, please email me.
Fri March 07
It’s good to get to read mail from home. But it would be nice if it wasn’t 2 or 3 days old! Hi Pembroke~!
Pam Lowry Hatter
Thu March 06
Hello to everyone in Robeson County and especially Rowland. Thanks to the Robesonian for putting the newspaper on the internet. It makes me feel somewhat connected even though I am not close by geographically. I currently live in Atlanta, GA and I am fortunate that I am able to come HOME on a regular basis. A special prayer goes out to those that are serving in the military while our world as we know it is threatened. To the class of South Robeson High School class of 1990 please drop me a line by clinking on my name below. To those I went to nursing school at Robeson Community College, I would love to hear from you as well. And to those working at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, I have been in 3 different hospitals and nothing compares to the quality of care received at SERMC, I truly miss that hospital. I was born there and I think eventually I will come back to retire there. Take care and take care of each other!
Belencia L. Washington
Belencia L. Washington
Tue March 04
I would like to contact anyone from South Robeson High School.Fairgrove Middle graduating in 1992…..Please e-mail me.Would love to hear from you guys…
Mon March 03
Hi, to everyone back in Robeson and Hoke county. I now live in Roswell, New Mexico and look forward to reading the Robesonian online. I have family in both these counties and appreciate being able to read the newspaper and can discuss the issues with family members. I visited the area back in July of 2001 and was surprised at how much Lumberton has grown. I am a Lumbee Indian and I’m so glad I can go online and get so much information about the Lumbee tribe. I have a son that lives in Tenn. and he wanted to know about his hertiage and I was able to download all the info for him. Thanks so much for being there.
Faye Knight Storms
Tue February 25
I am here for one reason, and that is to recognize YOUR recognition of MY ‘DREAMGIRL’, MARY WILSON of the SUPREMES! I was directed to this from the Yahoo Group for Ms. Wilson. And I am glad that I was. To read your posting did my heart good in such a time as this when I needed to hear something positive on the Legends of World History music when so many things seem to have gone to ‘pot’ or have taken such deplorable directions! It’s sooo refreshing to see a FIREY and EXCITING and VIBRANT Mary Wilson TAKE the stage and rip through a performance like not many can today! I only wish that she HAD gotten or still DOES get her just due in recognition as a ‘tour de FORCE’ in the industry! I have seen her shows, and I admit that they are the BEST of the ones I’ve seen! And her tour of ‘SOPHISTICATED LADIES’ with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra opened up a whole new genre and a whole new point of view for ME as well as a whole N!
EW level of respect for THAT LADY! AND her tenacity in the business against ALL ODDS has CONTINUED to be a remote source of inspiration for ME! And I say “Here’s TO YOU” for recognizing her! And “HAIL MARY”!
Sat February 22
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church In Maxton
Friday March 14, 2003 United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women will conduct annaul fabulous FISH FRY and BAKE SALE Lunch served from 11:00 to 2:00 Dinner served from 5:00 to 8:00 Tickets available in advance or at the door for $5.00 Help support the community outreach efforts of the the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women. Conveniently located on Business 74 in Maxton, one block west of the stop lilght.
Fri February 21
My name is Andy Grice and I graduated from Fairmont High in 1992. I’m currently in South West Asia Serving with the United States Army. It is extremely wonderful to be able to read about what is going on at home via the Robesonian Online. Thanks for providing an much appreciated service. If there are any Class of ’92 wishing to get ahold of me just email me from the link below or come see me at [email protected]
Thu February 20
To whom it may concern:
I signed the guestbook, and my article never made it to the page to read. Please let me know why? or to whom I should contact to get my point across.
Mon February 10
Wazzup home town? In search of old friends and classmates…email me!
Also visit my website at www.mckenith.com and don’t forget to sign the guestbook…
Wayne A. McKenith
Sun February 09
I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE J.H. HAYSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1964. I AM INTERESTED IN PLANNING OUR 40TH REUNION IN 2004. ANY CLASS MEMBERS OF ’64 ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT ME AT [email protected]
WILLIAM H. CAIN
WILLIAM H. CAIN
Sun February 02