Features briefs for May 1 Free movie at downtown plaza
LUMBERTON — The movie “Chronicles of Narnia — Prince Caspian” will be shown on the big screen at 8 p.m. on Friday in the plaza downtown.
Admission is free, and hot dogs, popcorn and soda will be for sale. Bring lawn chairs.
For information, call (910) 671-3876.
Fit, Family, Fun day on Saturday
FAIRMONT — Fit, Family, Fun Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Fairmont Community Park.
Royal meeting Contributed photo
Joanne McGill Ackerman, right, a former Fairmont resident, had lunch with Prince Charles and a tour of a village called Poundbury on Nov. 16. Prince Charles and his foundation designed and built the fully sustainable land, which may be used as a model for a development in Atlanta. Ackerman’s husband is a real estate developer. The day they met Prince Charles was the same day Prince William announced his engagement to Kate ...
Fire ants can be a hassle As a Yankee, if I had to name the one thing about the South that I detest the most, I would have to say fire ants!
I remember the first time I was bitten. I was walking through the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University for one of my classes when I felt this insane itching and burning on my toe. I started freaking out as any normal non-insect person would do.
My fellow classmates looked at me a little funny, and then one of...
Literary festival planning under way attended my first Chancellor’s Installation recently at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. It was truly inspiring and uplifting. To see all of those graduates with cap and gown in the various colors of their majors and schools gave me goosebumps. Now I’m itching to get my doctorate. I wonder if I have the energy?
Plans are under way for the Book ’Em Literacy Festival of North Carolina. I have been working diligently with key peop...
Go wild Amanda Munger
LUMBERTON — Ducks in Robeson County have a safe place to lay their eggs thanks to a few blocks of wood and some caring kids.
Members of the Lumber River chapter of Wildlife Action, a nonprofit that aims to educate young people about the importance of preserving natural resources and protecting wildlife, recently created nine duck boxes.
“We put them around wetlands, where ducks can use them as their hom...
Bands coming to GPAC Amanda Munger
PEMBROKE — Just in time for beach weather, beach music is coming to the Givens Performing Arts Center Friday.
Robert Lee Smith & The Original Tams and the Craig Woolard Band will be playing at 8 p.m., their second concert on that stage.
“They were so impressive the first time around, fans have been asking for them every year since 2001,” said Tasha Oxendine, the marketing director for GPAC. “We have a g...
A look back — 1918 Photo courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives
Mourners display the flag that was draped over Private Watus Prevatte’s casket at his funeral in Meadowbrook Cemetery in Lumberton in 1918. He was born in 1898 and died on Oct. 10, 1918, while fighting in France during World War I.
Feature briefs Deadline for art competition May 4
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deadline to enter the annual Congressional Art Competition is May 4.
The contest is open to high school students. Original works must be sent to U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre’s Bolivia, Lumberton, Fayetteville or Wilmington district offices by the deadline.
The winning entry will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C. The winning student will also r...
Students film community, talk healthy living LUMBERTON — The red carpet will be rolled out Thursday for more than 40 Robeson County students who participated in the state-wide Lights, Camera, Active! student video contest.
The contest challenged students to make videos about how the “built environment” — man-made surroundings that may or may not support healthy living — affects their lives. Two of the winning teams are from Robeson County.
“We really got some fabulous youths in the ...
Out of character MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — People are about to see a different side of Timmy Dee.
Dee, a Lumberton resident, has a part in the short horror movie “13 Miles to Hell,” which will be playing at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival on Friday.
“It’s a blessing and it’s a privilege to be other people that you are not normally being,” he said.
The viewing will be at 9:45 p.m. at Carmike Cinema 16, located at 1175 Celebrity Circle, Broadw...
Local men honored for volunteer service RALEIGH — Eric Ray Locklear of Pembroke and Lee Hester of Lumberton were recently awarded the Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service.
Locklear, who was nominated by Nora Dial-Stanley, has volunteered for the Lumbee tribe for four years, helping at-risk individuals and families identify, apply for and receive assistance through support services. He has also helped tribal members to receive housing, rehabilitate homes and secure financial ass...
Features briefs for April 20 ST. PAULS — A walk-a-thon that will raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be held on April 23 at St. Pauls High School.
The event, held on the track, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For information, call Lynn Cummings at (910) 671-6712.
FAIRMONT — The winner of Fairmont’s first Cash for Trash contest was Katelyn Bass, who collected 976 pounds of recyclable material.
She received $100 for winning the contest, which led to m...
Feature Briefs MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Local actor Timmy Dee will be featured in a film at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival on Friday.
He plays the part of Willie in the 17-minute horror movie “Thirteen Miles to Hell.” The viewing will be at Carmike Cinema 16, located at 1175 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tickets range from $5.50 to $8.75.
Dee lives in Lumberton.
LUMBERTON — A comic book, toy and collectibles sho...
Lucky paper Members of the Youth Leadership Cabinet recently created origami cranes for the Paper Cranes for Japan project. The project aims to create 100,000 paper cranes to raise money for Japan’s rebuilding efforts after the recent earthquake and tsunami. In Japanese culture, legends say that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, Members are Ronald Scott, left, top row; Katherine Richardson; Natural Breeden; Charles Griss...
Mystery will look familiar LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents might enjoy a book written by a former employee of The Robesonian.
Mark Phialas’ thriller-mystery “Who Killed 20G?” will hit a lot of local notes, as its venues will be familiar, and the book’s main character is a big fan of the sports teams of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Phialas went to school.
“Trent is a great guy in spite of himself,” said Phialas, who worked at The Robe...