PEMBROKE — The Pembroke Town Council now has three new members as a long-time incumbent failed to win re-election and a former councilman was returned to the board.Today’s unofficial election results have Theresa Locklear as the high-vote getter and winner of one of two four-year contested council seats. The other four-year seat went to Channing Jones. Incumbent Allen Dial, seeking his sixth term, placed third in the six-way race for the two seats.Locklear collected 393 votes, Jones received 382 votes and Dial got 278 votes. The other three candidates for the two four-year seats were Joseph Milton Locklear, 64 votes, Chris Lowry, 32 votes and John D. Campbell, 12 votes,
LUMBERTON — The Robeson County chapter of the Black Caucus will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weed & Seed building on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Lumberton.Topics of discussion will include the Robeson County and North Carolina Democratic parties, as well as Obamacare.
RED SPRINGS —It’s not often seven errors can be overlooked.But for Red Springs’ baseball team on Tuesday against South Robeson, mistakes didn’t prove costly during a 6-4 win in the Three Rivers Conference opener for two teams marred by inexperience.“We’re didn’t play well, but we’re just proud to get a win in the (league) opener with only two returning starters,” said Red Springs coach Chris Howell said. “WeR...
PEMBROKE — Nearly a year ago, Daniel Ownbey was poised to make history.In his sophomore season at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the 141-pounder entered the Division II Wrestling Championships a perfect 36-0 and expected to become the first wrestler in school history to finish the season undefeated.The pressure got the best of him.The top seed in the tournament, Ownbey lost his opening match and ended up going 2-3, taking eighth place.
LUMBERTON — The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County is expected to hear a proposal tonight on how to make up school days that were lost due to February’s snowstorm.The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the central office on N.C. 711.The snowstorm was the second to paralyze Robeson County this year. A plan for four lost days in January has already been put in effect, with students attending school on President’s Day, normally a holiday...
TheftsDatris Stone reported Sunday that women’s perfume, valued at $30, was stolen from Belk on North Elm Street in Lumberton and later recovered, according to a police report.Martin Rios Vega, of Lazell Avenue, Asheboro, reported Sunday that someone stole two welding leads from the bed of his truck while it was parked at Econo Lodge on Kahn Drive in Lumberton, according to a police report.Brandon Smith, of Summit Avenue, Lumberton, repo...
To the Editor,I read online tabout the Women’s Club and the Juniorettes picking up trash in Robeson County. We all should thank the groups and individuals who take out precious time to do this.My job requires me to drive all over the county and Robeson County is a trashcan. I drive up and down numerous country roads, not just Interstate 95, and it is sad to drive along these roads and see all the trash that is there. It is heartbreaking.
Lonnie Locklear Jr.PEMBROKE — Mr. Lonnie Locklear Jr., 77, of 465 Lonnie Farm Road, was born March 20, 1936, to the late Mr. Lonnie Sr. and Mrs. Flara B. Oxendine Locklear. He made his heavenly journey home on March 9, 2014.The funeral will be conducted 4 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Airy Baptist Church, the Revs. Steve Strickland and Adrian Hammonds officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Airy Church Cemetery.
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