What’s Happening for March 24, 2013 March 31
Easter Egg Hunt: The Health Careers Club on the campus at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Color Fun Run Community Event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Pembroke Recreation Park Complex. For information, call 910-521-6493.
Health fair: The North Carolina Indian Housing Authority is sponsoring a health fair at Parish Place Apartments at 206 E. Sixth Ave. from 9:30 ...
Book ‘Em was a success In the weeks following a Book ‘Em event, I review every aspect of it, looking for things that can be improved upon and things that worked well. And this past Book ‘Em North Carolina event has left me with a lot of examples of its success.
Two authors were featured this year who attended Book ‘Em North Carolina in 2012 in search of a publisher for their first manuscripts. Cris Harrelson and Ginger King both landed contracts with Second Wind ...
What’s Happening for March 17, 2013 Tuesday
Community meeting : Information on community resources, senior citizens assistance, long-term insurance and division of aging will be given free to the public at 6:30 p.m at Candy Sue’s located at 111 W. Third St. in Lumberton. For information, call 910-608-7135 or 910-733-5663.
Easter Egg Hunt: The Health Careers Club on the campus at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host its Annual Easter Egg H...
Class Reunions for March 17 Class reunions:
Orrum High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year class reunion May 31 through June at Candy Sues in Lumberton. Anyone interested in attending or volunteering to help should contact Andy Leggette at 910-840-7752 for details. The deadline to make a reservation is April 30 and the deadline for payment is May 15. For information, visit http://s323al1.wix.com/orrumhighclassof73, or the Orrum High School Class 0f 1973 Fac...
Hunt, Bryant Dancing with the Stars LUMBERTON — Victoria Hunt and Greg Bryant will dance for literacy at the Robeson County Dancing with the Stars event.
“It’s a great opportunity to raise money for the kids of Robeson County,” said Bryant, a Robeson County real estate/ business developer.
Bryant calls himself a community activist who enjoys giving back to the youths of Robeson County.
“The audience can expect to see great performance,” Bryant said.
Hunt is a waitress a...
Robeson Remembers Between 1918 and 1930, 15 Rosenwald schools were built in Robeson County, more than in any other county of the south. Only one stands today. The origins of the Fairmont, N.C., school are directly traced to the efforts of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, and its story is being preserved by a group of Robesonians.
In the early post-Civil War years, schools for black students typically lacked even the basic structures, equipment, tea...
P.M. Terrell Book Release LUMBERTON — Lumberton author Patricia Terrell will hold a book signing for her 15th book, “Dylan’s Song,” at the Carolina Civic Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday.
The event is free and open to the public.
Terrell, who writes under the pen name p.m. terrell, is co-founder of the Book’ Em Foundation event that was held recently at Robeson Community College.
“Dylan’s Song,” which is part of her Black Swamp Mysteries series, is set in Lumberton....
Class Reunions The J.H. Hayswood High School class of 1963 is planning a cruise from April 18 to April 22 to celebrate its 50th year. The cruise will depart from Jacksonville, Fla., and will travel to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas.
Other classes are invited.
For information, call Hazel Betha Sumner at 910-739-6058 or email at email@example.com, or call Billie Ann McRae at 910-738-3417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The early-savers rate ...
Dancing with the Robeson County Stars LUMBERTON — Stephanie Kinlaw and Woody Beck will be pairing up to dance for literacy at the United Way event Dancing with the Robeson County Stars.
Beck is a local chiropractor who moved to Lumberton in 1974. He and his wife Mary have two children who are chiropractors.
Beck said the audience can expect to see “something wild, something different and something exciting.”
“I’m having a great time and I think it’s a great way to raise mon...
Fourth Annual Most Talented of Robeson County LUMBERTON — The Robeson’s Most Talented fourth annual talent show and competitions will be held at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Givens Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. on Friday.
This event will feature acts ranging from solo performers to school and church gospel groups in several age brackets.
The prizes for the top three acts are $1,000 for first place, $400 for second place and $300 for third place. The People’s Choi...
Smithsonian exhibit in Robeson County LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents who are interested in their history need only to visit the Robeson County History Museum for a journey back in time.
The museum is currently hosting “Journey Stories,” a six-week traveling Smithsonian exhibit that focuses on how the people came to America.
The exhibit opened Feb. 23 and is on display until April 6. It can be seen on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and on Sundays...
Jeff Bates to Perform at CCC LUMBERTON — Jeff Bates has the perfect resume for a country singer.
He has battled drug addition. He’s spent time inside a jail cell. And he watched his grandfather die — a moment that led to a singing career.
Bates now performs his songs across the world — and annually in Lumberton, at the WKML Singer-Songwriter Showcase. On Saturday, he will return to the Carolina Civic Center for “A Night of Country Heaven with Jeff Bates,” along with ...
Johnny Hunt and Carolyn Watson take the stage LUMBERTON — Robeson County natives Johnny Hunt and Carolyn Watson will be taking the stage at the United Way event Dancing with the Robeson County Stars.
Hunt, the superintendent of Public Schools of Robeson County , said one of the top goals in the Public Schools of Robeson County is to help improve literacy in the local school system.
“I think the United Way effort to partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is an excell...
‘Lasting Impressions’ set for Thursday LUMBERTON — The Robeson County History Museum, Historic Robeson and the Carolina Civic Center will sponsor a showing of the documentary “Lasting Impressions” at the Carolina Civic Center on Thursday at 7 p.m.
“Lasting Impressions” is an hour-long documentary of the history of Jewish people in Robeson County. It was a joint project of Drew Levinson and Melinda Weinstein, both natives of the county. The event is free and open to the public.
Lumberton native to show art at South Carolina Beaufort By Jolisa Canty
BEAUFORT, S.C. — From hairdressing to painting, Dusty Conner, a native of Lumberton, likes to create — and soon he will be selling his artwork for the first time.
The art show will be held at the University of South Carolina in Beaufort’s Center for the Arts in the Media Gallery.
The show, which began Monday, runs through March 25. An opening reception will be held on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The concept for ...