Thursday the deadline for ‘Brighter Christmas’
LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Church and Community Center will be accepting applications for its “Brighter Christmas” program from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday at the center.
Children 12 and younger are eligible. Individuals applying for assistance must provide a picture ID, Medicaid card and birth certificate for each child.
For more information, call Darlene Jacobs or Greg Maynor at 910-738-5204.
Kiwanis taking funding applications till Monday
LUMBERTON — The Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton is accepting applications for funding until Monday.
For an application, ask a member of the club or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Kiwanis of Robeson-Lumberton, email club President Mike DeCinti at email@example.com.
Man carried winning lottery ticket for weeks
WAYNESVILLE — A western North Carolina man carried around a winning lottery ticket in his wallet for two weeks before realizing he’d hit a jackpot.
The Times-News of Henderson reported Friday that once Wade Haskett of Waynesville learned the ticket in his pocket was worth $118,180 he bought a lockbox to keep it safe.
A part-time detention officer for the Haywood County Sheriff’s Department, Haskett said he regularly plays the lottery but had not checked his ticket from the Nov. 6 Cash 5 drawing until last Sunday, when his wife told him the winning ticket had been bought at a nearby store.
Haskett and his wife plan to use the winnings to buy a new roof and new hardwood floors for their home, help their children and maybe take a trip to Florida.
WWII nurse receives medals for service
RALEIGH — Seven decades after earning the awards, a 92-year-old former Army nurse finally was honored for her service during World War II.
The North Carolina Army National Guard said Mildred Warner of Edenton received her Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and her World War Two Victory Medal on Saturday at a ceremony in her hometown.
Warner enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps following the attack on Pearl Harbor. After duty at Fort Eustis, Va., and Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, she volunteered for duty overseas and was assigned to a military hospital in Australia.
Warner completed her service at a hospital in Butler, Pa., where she tended to many soldiers wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.