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21 locals lose voucher option

LUMBERTON — A Hail Mary by supporters of a program that would have distributed public vouchers to send children to private schools was shot down by North Carolina’s Supreme Court this week, frustrating some Robeson County parents who planned to take advantage of the program.Legislative leaders tried unsuccessfully to persuade the state’s highest court to release voucher money after being unable to move the N.C. Court of Appeals to do so. Their effort follows Super...

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New program offers free lunch

LUMBERTON — A new school year offers a new curriculum, new friends, new experiences and much more.For students across the Public Schools of Robeson County, this school year offers a new experience for 24,000 students — free lunch.The district received free breakfast for kindergarten through eighth grade students for the new school year through the Grab N Go program. The free lunch is made possible through the Community Eligibility Provision.The pro...

19 days 14 hours ago | | | Email

New UNCP gallery director holds first exhibition

PEMBROKE — Art history professor Nancy Palm has been named director of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s A.D. Gallery, and her first exhibition is already hanging on the walls of the gallery in Locklear Hall.Palm is an assistant professor in the Department of Art, where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. She is eager to contribute to the cultural experience at the university by continuing the prestigious exhibition history at the A.D. Galle...

22 days 14 hours ago | | | Email

Motorists cautioned as students head back to school

LUMBERTON — This week, approximately 14,000 students in the Public Schools of Robeson County will board a school bus. Even though school bus transportation is considered one of the safest forms of transportation in the nation, bus drivers still experience unsafe drivers on the road.There were 20 school bus accidents involving Robeson County buses during the 2013-2014 school year. The majority of these accidents were rear-end collisions by motorists following too closely.

26 days 14 hours ago | | | Email

Instructors spend summer getting schooled

Common wisdom holds that teachers have it made in the summer, with two or three months off with nothing to do but go to the beach and spend money.The fact is that instructors do many different things in the summer. A few do spend a lot of time at the beach, but those instructors are in the minority. Some teachers, believe it or not, actually teach summer school in the summer. Others work on curriculum development, obtaining advanced degrees, or attend workshops and committee meetin...

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UNCP begins oral history project

PEMBROKE — Retired American Indian teachers aged 70 and older are invited to participate in a new oral history project of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Native American Resources Center titled “Telling Our Stories.”The Resource Center, located in Old Main, has began a video project that seeks to capture the stories of retired American Indian teachers from Robeson County.

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