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Leaders, educators tour Maxton solar farm

MAXTON — Local officials, business leaders and educators were treated to a tour of the O2 Energies solar farm in Maxton on Wednesday, an event that the solar company’s president said he hopes will bring attention to the educational possibilities, energy potential, and economic benefits that a solar farm brings to Robeson and Scotland counties.“Solar farms create working opportunities for people, creates a strong tax base, and offers educational opportunities for s...

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Petsense has plenty to offer local pet owners

LUMBERTON — A new retailer in Lumberton hopes to become a one-stop destination for pet owners across Robeson County.Petsense on Fayetteville Road packs a dizzying array of food, medicine, toys and other pet accessories into its modest 4,800 square foot space. The vast assortment of products lining the store’s shelves is worth noting, as it’s one of the smallest in the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based chain.Founded in 2005, Petsense operates more than 100 stores ...

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Local litigator honored

RALEIGH — ­ For the third year in a row, Catharine Biggs Arrowood, a Lumberton native and partner with the Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein law firm in Raleigh, has been included in Benchmark Litigation’s annual list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation.The rankings, released this week, were determined by client and peer interviews conducted by the publication’s editorial team.Before her 37 years with the firm, Arrowood served as an associate attorney ge...

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Applications being accepted for grants to promote tourism

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Visitors Bureau is accepting grant applications from nonprofits to promote travel and tourism to the city. Grants will be awarded in three categories, including production and printing of brochures, production and placement of print advertising, and in a general category for non-printed items.Applications can be picked up at the Lumberton Visitors Bureau office, located at 3431 Lackey St. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Aug. 29. Applicatio...

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Owens receives Chamber grant

Congratulations to Owens Home Furnishings, a recipient of the Façade Chamber Grant, one of the new matching grants available to Chamber members. Owens Home Furnishings was able to use these funds to assist with the painting of the storefront to ensure it is visually appealing to current and potential customers.The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is excited about this new Chamber Grant Program, offering two grants to Chamber members. One is a matching grant for outside impr...

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New location for Verizon

LUMBERTON — Communications giant Verizon Wireless will be opening yet another retail location within the next few months on Fayetteville Road.Construction of the new location, which takes the place of Friendly’s restaurant, directly beside Smithfield’s Chicken & BBQ, began on April 16 and is expected to be completed sometime during the month of August.“After we are finished building the shell in August we will hand over the building to the Verizon...

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Storms Farms unveils swine waste-to-energy process

BLADENBORO — In front of more than 125 people that included former Congressman Bob Etheridge, Bladen County officials, representatives from several hog farms, electrical providers, banks and area businesses, Storms Farms publicly unveiled its hog-power anaerobic digester last week.In layman’s terms, the digester breaks down raw swine waste and, through a highly scientific process, produces renewable electricity and other by-products for use in homes and on farms.

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