Girl Scouts turn 99 LUMBERTON — Local Girl Scouts recently celebrated the nation-wide organization’s 99th year of doing more than just selling cookies.
In Robeson County, more than 1,000 girls and 80 adults are registered Girl Scouts. They participate in a variety of community service projects like providing blankets and supplies to the homeless, supporting homeless shelters, food drives, collecting can tabs for Ronald McDonald House charities, Operation Chris...
April is the best time to plant Have you made plans for your vegetable garden yet? If you are like me then you have not even thought about it, or maybe you are ahead of the game and have some cold hardy crops in the ground. For this area, April 15 is considered to be the frost date, or the last probable date for a killing frost. The wonderful weather that began in February and hung on until this past weekend has had a lot of people fooled. This week’s weather forecast has m...
Features briefs for March 30 RALEIGH — Arts Day 2011, sponsored by Arts North Carolina, will be held at 9 a.m. on April 12 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
Nneena Freelon, a world-renowned jazz singer, composer, producer, arranger and six-time Grammy nominee, will be honored. The event is the annual legislative and professional development event that brings hundreds of people from across North Carolina to speak with their legislators about the role a...
Special events for outstanding athletes ST. PAULS — More than 100 Special Olympics athletes gathered Thursday to compete in track-and-field style events at St. Pauls High School.
“Every child is a winner with Special Olympics,” said Sandra Evans, the Robeson County coordinator. “It brings together the school, the parents, and the community, all to support a special needs child.”
The day started with a parade around the track, with the athletes touting school banners, and then a...
Local woman will be featured on Food Network tonight LUMBERTON — Pamela Chaudhuri, a Lumberton resident, will have cake on her mind after dinner tonight.
She will be featured assisting her daughter Sarah Hardin on the series “Challenge” at 7 tonight on Food Network. The two will be shown competing against three other teams in a cake-baking challenge.
The show was filmed in November.
“It was a crazy experience just driving to Denver with a van full of cake,” she said.
Chaudhuri is a sub...
Club news LUMBERTON — Dr. Gerard M. Devine recently spoke to The Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution club about Revolutionary War medicine.
He told of the famous doctors of the day and the crude medical practices of the 16th century. He said more doctors died in the hospitals than soldiers because of infection.
A Look back — 1955 Tommy McVicker, left, and brothers Morris Rozier and Jerry Rozier are shown in 1955 at a birthday party for Tommy. The boys were around 6 or 7 years old and were enjoying sodas. Tommy is Morris and Jerry’s cousin.
Features briefs for March 27 LUMBERTON — Studio One Lab Series will hold open auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Phantom of the Opera” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The auditions will be held at the Bravo Studios building at 209 N. Elm St. The roles are open to all area students from eighth grade and up and no prior stage experience is needed. Have a song prepared.
For information, call Jeanne Koonce at (910) 224-4000.
Library events in full bloom for Spring Don’t you just love it? The flowers are blooming. People are wearing their lighter weight clothes in spring colors. The sunshine is warm. And my white car is now yellow. Ahhh, spring. Makes you want to have a cookout. Don’t you just love the smell of a cookout? Sitting outside, soaking in the sun, laughing with friends, listening to music … I’m ready. I think I’ll cook out this weekend.
And you know what happens in the spring? Prom. Yes it ...
Playing real life LUMBERTON — Three-year-old Noah Heath filled his grocery cart to the brim with fruits and vegetables Tuesday.
Tyriek Davis, who is also 3, worked the cash register, carefully scanning his items, grabbing a fake $50 bill, and putting it in the cash register.
The two were enjoying the completely refurbished grocery store exhibit at the Exploration Station, one of two remodeled areas in the museum.
“It’s our 10th year anniversary and afte...
Classic novel coming to stage at Civic Center LUMBERTON — Students can see their homework come to life when Scout Finch, Atticus and Jem take the stage Friday at the Carolina Civic Center.
The Burning Coal Theater Company of Raleigh will perform a stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” at 7 p.m.
“This an opportunity to see one of the premier theater troupes in the state performing an absolute classic that also happens to be taught in the curriculum at ...
Features briefs for March 23 LUMBERTON — Pamela Chaudhuri, a Lumberton resident, will be featured on the series “Challenge” on Food Network at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Chaudhuri, a substitute teacher and tutor for the Public Schools of Robeson County, will compete against three other people in making at cake.
The show was filmed in November.
Wrapping up Rumba 2011 Rumba Recap and Recognition
So another “Rumba” has come and gone. Overall, the festival was a success. The weather was on our side, the turnout was good, and we will have raised money for a needy benefactor. Planning for next years’ Rumba actually begins about mid-way through the day of the present festival. That’s right, members of the Roadrunners start floating ideas to one another on how to improve next year’s even, as we are setting up ...
Features brief for March 20 LUMBERTON — “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be performed at the Carolina Civic Center on March 25.
The Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for college and high school students with current ID. The Civic Center is offering half-price tickets to high school and college students with current ID.
The theater lobby box office is for ticket sales from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ...