LUMBERTON — The Robesonian recently welcomed three new staff members: Tammy Britt, Denice Stephens and Juanita Lagrone.
Britt began as circulation director on July 5. She previously delivered papers for The Robesonian beginning in 2000 and became district sales manager in January 2001.
“I’m so excited to be back with The Robesonian,” she said.
Most recently, Britt worked as regional circulation director for Wick Communications in North Dakota. Before that, she was circulation director at the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald.
Raised in Fayetteville, Britt has two sons and a daughter. She graduated with honors from Robeson Community College.
Stephens joined The Robesonian on Tuesday as a business development representative. A native of Lumberton, Stephens will work mostly with businesses and individuals in Lumberton and St. Pauls.
Stephens has four daughters, Quintaja McKoy, Fiyuana McKoy, Chelsea Pierce and the late Jaimee Scott; and six grandchildren. She graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson job training program in Franklin.
Stephens most recently worked as a credit manager at Kimbrell’s Furniture. Before that, she work for five-and-a-half years as a branch manager for Security Financial Services in Jacksonville, N,C. From 1997 to 2008, she worked as a substitute teacher with the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Lagrone joined The Robesonian newsroom staff as a feature, business and health reporter on July 11. She also writes a monthly cooking column titled “From My Basket.”
Lagrone most recently worked as a paginator for Civitas Media, designing pages for numerous newspapers, including The Robesonian.
Born on a leap day in Mocksville, Lagrone graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1990 with a degree in Communication. She has four children and two grandchildren.
Lagrone previously worked as a reporter, copy editor and page designer for The Hickory Daily Record; as the lifestyle editor at the Statesville Record & Landmark; and briefly drove a Caterpillar truck called “The 40-Ton” at mine before joining Civitas Media.
“Making the paper look good was fun and rewarding, but I was chained to the desk and had little opportunity to explore Robeson County in the past two years,” she said. “In this position, I have a wonderful opportunity to not only report on the news here, but to discover previously unnoticed treasures and share it all with our readers.”