Join the fun this summer at the library OK, I have discussed the importance of Summer Reading and how the reading portion of the program works, so now it’s time to discuss all the fun activities that will be starting June 17 and continuing for an eight-week period.
Any Summer Reading program worth its salt will have great programs to go with the reading. I have already discussed the big kick-off party on June 17 with Paul Miller of “The Flow Circus” — 1 p.m. at the Osterneck Audi...
Features briefs for June 5 WILMINGTON — WHQR 91.3f FM Public Radio is currently accepting submissions from artists for six shows in the WHQR Gallery that will run from October through early 2013.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and be able to hang on a wall. Interested artists can electronically submit three examples of artwork by email to email@example.com by June 27. Submissions must include an artist statement or resume and any suggestions for an exhibit at the W...
Glitterettes’ sparkle on the line LUMBERTON — An act that’s been a staple at events and parades across Robeson County for two years is now homeless.
The Carolina Glitterettes, the only pom-pom and majorettes team in the county, can no longer practice at East Robeson Primary School, and are looking for a new home.
“The concern … is that the majority of my members are from Lumberton,” said Crystal Slater, the coach of the team. “Several of them have stated that if they have...
First-class fishers Local members of Wildlife Action, including Ethan Brewer, left, Ethan Green, and Rebecca Lewis, got first through third place respetively at the club’s annual Fishing Rodeo in Whiteville.
Features briefs for June 1 LUMBERTON — The Alive After 5 concert series starts on Thursday with the Rick Strickland Band.
The show will last from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the corner of Third and Water streets in Lumberton.
Upcoming performers include the Carolina Breakers on June 9; the Black Water Rhythm & Blues Band on June 16; Craig Woolard on June 23; and the Band of Oz on June 30.
Walk this way LUMBERTON — Alayna DeFalco wants to see everyone as excited to go for a walk as are Jersey Girl, P.J and Lucy, all dogs she gave a second leash on life.
“Have you ever jingled your keys, or went toward the cabinet or closet that keeps the leash?” DeFalco said. “Have you realized your dog’s reaction — instant energy.”
DeFalco, an exercise science lecturer at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a volunteer at the Robeson Coun...
‘Bridesmaids’ hilarious, but raunchy Well I couldn’t just sit back and watch “The Hangover” guys have all the fun, could I? So I poured myself a mental martini and went to see what the gals had to say about all this wedding stuff in “Bridesmaids.”
Turns out, they had a lot to say. There were, of course, the typical and mandatory wedding issues: a bridesmaids’ luncheon; the dress fitting; the bachelorette party in Vegas; and the bridal shower. The results, however, were anythin...
Junior Service League announces new sustainers LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Junior Service League recently announced its new sustainers during it annual picnic. They are Donna Stevens, Morgan Strickland, Holly Thompson, Stacey Walters, Brandy Ellis and Christie Maring.
“We wanted to use the May picnic as an opportunity to recognize these new sustainers who exemplify the spirit of the Junior Service League,” said President Lauren Hardin.
Sustainers must complete five years of service and ...
A look back — 1934 Photo courtesy of Ava Oxendine
Members of the Cherokee Indian Normal School girl’s class of 1934 are shown. They are Mary Theo Warriuax, left, front; Francis Bell Hunt; Christine Hunt; Vivian Lowry, left, back; Susan Locklear; Betty Lou Hunt; and Strendie Sampson. Sampson’s birthday was May 29, 1913, so she would have turned 98 today.
Join in for free laughs, juggling, magic, reading Hi once again. Last week I wrote an article asking the question: Why summer reading? In this article, I will explain a part of what the Summer Reading Program at the Robeson County Public Library involves for children and teens participating.
The theme for the Summer 2011 program is “One World, Many Stories” for children, 12 and under, and You Are Here for teens, ages 13 to 18 years old. Let’s start out talking about the reading portion of ...
Finding Facebook LUMBERTON — Evelyn Walters has 63 friends on Facebook, but recently realized she doesn’t know some of them.
“I have it, but I have no idea how to use it,” Walters said of her Facebook account.
The 72-year-old Lumberton resident recently attended a training seminar at Southeastern Regional Medical Center to learn more about how to use the social networking website, which has more than 500 million active users.
“I think it’s important bec...
Lumberton chosen as the site for book conference LUMBERTON — The inaugural Book ‘Em North Carolina book fair and writers conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2012, at Robeson Community College. About 75 authors are expected to participate in book signings, talks and panel discussions.
“The Book ‘Em Foundation only permits one area in each state to be the host for the Book ‘Em Book Festival,” said p.m. terrell, a Lumberton author and one of the co-founders of the B...
Ready, set, kill weeds The time is finally here. It feels as though it has been a long time coming. You may now officially start your weed control practices on your centipede lawns. Ready, set, kill the weeds!
May is the ideal time to take care of your late spring and summer weed problems in your centipede grass lawns. Many of you are probably thinking that I am a little slow, but that is OK. I get that a lot.
Centipede grass is one of the easiest grasses to ma...
Features briefs for May 25 SAN ANTONIO — Airman First Class Eric James Bryant recently graduated from basic training and the Security Forces Academy from Lackland Air Force Base.
He will be stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
Bryant is the son of Cindy L. and Kenneth Bryant.