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Site near Converse picked for industry-recruitment study

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LUMBERTON — The Robeson County’s economic developer is banking on participation in Duke Energy’s 2014 Site Readiness Program to attract an industrial or manufacturing business to a 257-acre tract of former farmland in Lumberton near the old Converse plant.“This site is centrally located and all infrastructure is in place,” Cummings said. “It’s centrally located, isolated and has access to rail, which is something many businesses looking today for a place to locate or expand want.”

 

Local legislators don’t score well with family-value votes

To the Editor,A quick note regarding legislator effectiveness is in order with the recent release of rankings by the NC Center for Public Policy Research. The survey is fairly solid and widely quoted in the media. Overall, the group does a pretty good job.But it is worth noting that public policy groups in Raleigh generally fall into two camps. The left-of-center camp with ties to the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and the right-of-center camp with ties to the John William...

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Our once-great nation is on a corrupt and sinful path

To the Editor,Voter ID is necessary. Too many dead people, pets and illegals have voted in our country for too long and it has escalated to the point of disgrace. One must have a legal photo ID to cash a check, to take the driver’s test and for many, many other things. So what is the big deal? In one state more than 5,000 illegal votes were cast in a recent election.

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Developer touts plans for abandoned Sara Lee plant

MAXTON — The owner of the site of the former Sara Lee distribution facility on U.S. 74 near Maxton told town commissioners on Tuesday that he wants to develop the property into a food distribution and research facility.

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McCory picks April 15 to hype tax-plan benefits

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday’s tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents — either by leaving more money in their wallets or providing them with new jobs. But critics insist most people will see higher taxes and government services still hindered by cash shortages.McCrory, Republican lawmakers and representatives of conservative think tanks participate...

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Ronald Graham

Ronald GrahamLUMBERTON — Mr. Ronald Gene Graham, 63, was born Sept. 18, 1960, to Albrie and Odessie Graham. He departed this earthly home on April 13, 2014, following an extended illness.The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Burnt Swamp Baptist Church, the Rev. Keith Long officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.He was preceded in death by his father, Albrie Graham.

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Fairmont plans May Day celebration

FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents won’t have to wait until the Fourth of July for the town’s next festival.The Fairmont Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on Tuesday night gave a thumbs up to the May Day Fun Festival, which will be held on May 31 downtown, and also approved beer sales for the event.“It brings the town and the people together,” Commissioner Terry Evans said. “We’re always doing that in Lumberton, let’...

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Candidates forum Thursday at library

LUMBERTON — The Unified Robeson County NAACP, Democracy N.C. and the Lumberton Robeson Leadership Black Caucus will hold a candidate forum on Thurday.Candidates running for sheriff, clerk of court, the Robeson County Board of Commissioners and state Senate have been invited as well as Rep. Charles Graham and Antonio Blue, the mayor of Dobbins Heights in Richmond County.The forum, which is open to the public, will be held at the Robeson County Public Library’s...

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