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PEMBROKE — A new exhibit at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s A.D. Gallery showcases the work of seven textile artists from across the country.The exhibit, entitled “FABRICation,”contains 15 pieces that were crafted using a variety of fiber art techniques.“It’s a really interesting take on using fabrics in art in a very contemporary way that references historical use as well,” said Nancy Palm, the gallery’s dir...

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‘Lizard Lick Towing’ stars to appear at flea market Saturday

LUMBERTON — The stars of truTV’s popular reality show “Lizard Lick Towing” will visit Robeson County on Saturday as part of a wrestling match at the Lumberton Flea Market.“Lizard Lick Towing” premiered in 2011 and follows the staff of a towing and repossession company based in the titular township, which is located near Raleigh. The towing company is owned by Ronnie and Amy Shirley.Fans will have a chance to meet the couple during the ...

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I see plenty of friends, both old and new, at Book ‘Em North Carolina, but it’s rare that someone I’ve known from childhood is one of the participants. Such is the case with retired FBI agent and now author John Whiteside, whose debut book about espionage at the NSA couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.In “Fool’s Mate: A True Story of Espionage at the National Security Agency,” Whiteside tells the story of Robert Stephan Lipka, a 2...

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Designer booked for benefit

LUMBERTON — Nationally renowned clothing designer Alexander Julian will lend his expertise to an upcoming fashion show that will benefit the Robeson County Public Library.On Oct. 16, local models will strut down the runway dressed up as iconic literary characters and authors to raise money for the library during “Fashion in Literature: An Evening with Alexander Julian.”The money will be used to buy new children’s computers loaded with educational ...

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Duo to debut new tracks at GPAC

PEMBROKE — Threefifty, a Brooklyn duo that blends baroque instrumental music with electronic flourishes, will play at the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Friday.The band consists of guitarists Geremy Schulick and Brett Parnell, who is a native of Red Springs. The two met while attending the Yale School of Music in Connecticut and instantly bonded over their mutual admiration of famous guitar-slingers like George Harrison, Randy...

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Local VFW seeks photos of vets

LUMBERTON — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8969 in Lumberton is rounding up the troops.The organization is collecting photographs from former members of the U.S. military to hang on a large Wall of Honor that will be on display during the Robeson County Fair in October.“We want to get as many as we possibly can,” said Kenneth Sinclair, a member of the organization who is overseeing the project. “I figure there’s about 10,000 veterans in Robes...

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Anniversary: Bill and Gerrie Mitchell

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Burton celebrates 100th birthday

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