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County school employees recognized

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County recognized its employees of the month during its recent Board of Education meeting.Wanda Hunt was named Bus Driver of the Month; Jessica Leonard was named Certified Employee of the Month; and Lisa Revels was named Classified Employee of the Month.The Public Schools of Robeson County will hold its next regular meeting on Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.

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Students get taste of Hispanic heritage

LUMBERTON — Wearing a traditional dress from the Dominican Republic, Margarita Hortencia Martinez Soto recently gave students at the Robeson Early College High School a true taste of Hispanic heritage.Soto joined with other students to spotlight various countries and customs from Hispanic communities across Latin America. The students performed a show, which included traditional dancing and singing, and even tasted Mexican bread, or “pan,” donated by a local baker...

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UNCP to hold Homecoming events

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” during its Homecoming, which will run from Monday to Saturday.A multitude of events are slated during the week, including the annual Homecoming Parade, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday in downtown Pembroke. Last year, there were more than 80 entries in the parade.Tailgating begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, before the B...

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Credit union invests in students at RCC

State Employees’ Credit Union members, through the member-funded SECU Foundation, recently presented scholarships to three Robeson Community College students.The union’s Senior Vice President Bonnie Canady, along with local SECU advisory board member and Robeson Community College Director of Counseling Danford Groves, presented $5,000 scholarships to curriculum students Carissa Noel Locklear and Bailey Marie Stephens for attendance to Robeson Community College.

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Scholarship pays tribute to Hammond

PEMBROKE — During the late 19th century in Robeson County, education was not easy to come by. Stephen A. Hammond rode a bicycle from the Saddletree community, north of Lumberton, to Pembroke daily to attend the little school that is now The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.Croatan Normal School had just opened in 1887, and the school began training American Indian teachers like Hammond, who would spark a revolution in education in their communities. Before attending s...

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Students enjoy exceptional day at county fair

LUMBERTON — On Tuesday, 8-year-old Jayla Jacobs flashed a big smile as her father lifted her from her wheelchair and onto her favorite ride, the merry-go-round.The Union Elementary second-grader smiled and waved to her mother as the ponies whizzed around the turns at the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair. Her mother, Chavilla Bullard, says this is a very special day.

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School bus cameras keep eye on violators

On Tuesday, Eddie O’Connell showed Raymond Cummings, director of Transportation for the Public Schools of Robeson County, and Dwayne Black how clearly the new G4 Viewer can identify a person passing a stopped school bus.O’Connell is an area sales manager for GateKeeper Systems Inc.The new system manages video from two new cameras, which were installed this summer on school buses across the Public Schools of Robeson County.“The G4 Viewer captu...

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Ex-schools chief win state’s Line Leaf Pine

FAIRMONT — Leon Moore McLean, a former superintendent of Fairmont schools and a longtime educator, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine recently.McLean received the award, the state’s highest civilian honor, at the Presbyterian Church in Fairmont in front of about 150 friends, family and former students. Superior Court Judge Robert Floyd presented the award.“It’s perhaps the greatest award I’ve ever had, including professional ...

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