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Sheriff asks for assistance from state, federal authorities in Campbell Soup Company threat investigation

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s sheriff has requested aid from state and federal authorities to investigate threats made at the Campbell Soup Company in Maxton. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of threats made at the company that have continued through Sunday and caused “disruption in business” and “fear” among staff members, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins told The Robesonian.
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Death by Vehicle Charged

Chadbourn Police have charged a Wilkes Street man with fleeing the scene of a car crash that resulted in a man’s death. Warrants show Cory Michael McDougald, 51, of 120 S. Wilkes St., Chadbourn, was arrested June 24 and released the next day on a single charge of fleeing an accident involving death or injury. He was released on a $25,000 secured bond.

Dedicated Myrtle Beach Man Disappeared After A Night Out With Friends

Brandon Rodrigues Graves was raised in Little Rock, South Carolina by his aunt and uncle. His mother died when he was three years old, and his father was never part of his life. Brandon was well-liked and a good boy. He never got into trouble, used drugs, or had any known enemies. He attended Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina for a year and then transferred to Coastal Carolina University, where he was a trainer for their football team. Brandon graduated from Coastal Carolina University in December 2008 with a degree in sports management. 26-year-old Brandon lived and worked in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He kept in close contact with his family, and as an adult, he would visit the aunt and uncle who raised him every weekend, the Charley Project reports.

McLeod Welcomes New Family Medicine Residents

McLeod Health Clarendon is pleased to welcome four new residents to the McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program. The new physicians are: Charlotte Archuleta, MD; Kristen Herring, MD; Matt Jackson, DO; and Jessica Lindsay, DO. The McLeod Family Medicine Rural Residency Program is a program at McLeod Health Clarendon designed...

Dillon Middle School Band Program Receives Prestigious Award

The Dillon Middle School Band Program has had a monumental accomplishment. The students and the band director, Kevin McLellan, overcame many obstacles this school year in the neverending pursuit of Excellence. As a result of their commitment to excellence through persistence and perseverance, the Dillon Middle School Band Program has received the 2021-2022 OPA Award known as the (Outstanding Performance Award)from the South Carolina Band Director’s Association. The highest and most prestigious award given to a band program. (Contributed Photo)

BCS plans groundbreaking, second career fair

ELIZABETHTOWN — The second week in July will be a busy one for Bladen County Schools as the district plans a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Tar Heel School on Tuesday, July 12, and a career fair on Thursday, July 14. The Tar Heel School groundbreaking ceremony is planned...

2 lives lost in weekend crashes in Robeson County

LUMBERTON — Two people lost their lives in separate crashes during the weekend including a victim in a hit-and-run. Jimmy Locklear, 46, of Maxton, died Sunday after the 1998 Ford pickup truck he was driving on Old Red Springs Road crashed, according to 1st Sgt. S.B. Lewis, of the State Highway Patrol. The NCSHP was dispatched about 10:57 p.m. to the crash about 3.8 miles west of Pembroke.

DYB District 2 Majors Tournament: Whiteville 3, Bladen County 1

WHITEVILLE- Whiteville defeated Bladen County 3-1 Tuesday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Majors Tournament. It was Bladen County’s first loss in the tournament. Bladen County, Whiteville and South Columbus now have 1 loss each in the double-elimination event. Bladen County will play South Columbus Wednesday night...

Aynor-area resident receives free HVAC from Conway Air Conditioning

Cooling winds of chance blew fortunately for 80-year-old Aynor area resident Mildred Eccles, who is the recipient of Conway Air Conditioning’s biannual, free-of-charge HVAC system giveaway to citizens in need. Conway Air Conditioning president Ryan Brown and home solution advisor Andrew Seeley traveled to Eccles house Monday morning to...