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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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Engagements for Aug. 31

Fore - Corcelius Ashley Faith Fore, of Clarendon, and Aaron Dwayne Corcelius, of Bladenboro, announce their engagement.Fore is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simmons, of Clarendon, and the late Rev. Robert Fore Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Fore, of Whiteville, Ms. Shirley Bragg, of Tabor City, the late Dairl Bragg, Ms. Teru Simmons, of Chadbourn, and the late Paul Simmons.She attended Southeastern Community College ...

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A grave concern: Scout leads Norment Cemetery restoration

LUMBERTON — A 15-year-old is leading an effort to repair a long-neglected cemetery in Lumberton.When it came time for Dominic Dent, a sophomore at Lumberton High School, to plan a service project to fulfill his Eagle Scout requirements, he began rallying his fellow scouts from Troop 301 to help restore the Norment Cemetery on East Fifth Street — the city’s oldest graveyard at 154 years.“I am very interested in history, and this opportunity to help...

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St. Andrews wants work of student-poets

LAURINBURG — If St. Pauls has poetry’s next Robert Frost or Gwendolyn Brooks, officials at St. Andrews University want to know about it.The Laurinburg-based college is looking for entries for its 2014-2015 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series.Created by the North Carolina Poetry Society, the program provides promising poets at the middle school, high school, college/university and adult levels the opportunity to work with SUA’s Distinguished Poet...

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Library youth services begins new chapter

A new school year has started, and with it comes a new librarian at Robeson County Public Library. I am Lillian Blomeley and I am proud to be your new youth services librarian.I have lived and worked in different places across North Carolina, from Murphy to Chapel Hill, and I’m happy to make Robeson County my new home. If you want to find out more about me, or would just like to meet me in person, please come to my Meet and Greet event on Sept. 15 at the Robeson County Public...

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Anniversary: Bill and Gerrie Mitchell

Bill and Gerrie Mitchell, of Bermuda Run, celebrated...

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Burton celebrates 100th birthday

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Burton celebrates 100th birthday

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Lions appoint officers

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Engagements for Aug. 31

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