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Robeson County Drug Dealer Convicted In Federal Court

NEW BERN – A federal jury convicted a Red Springs man Thursday on multiple charges of cocaine and crack distribution, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and being a felon in possession of firearms. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Jamie Christopher Henderson,...
ROBESON COUNTY, NC
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New contestants to compete in Lumbee pageants

PEMBROKE — A new crop of contestants are vying for the titles of Miss Lumbee, Miss Teen Lumbee, Junior Miss Lumbee, and Little Miss Lumbee — also known as the Lumbee Ambassadors. This year’s Junior and Little Miss Pageant will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at...
PEMBROKE, NC
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Three Bladen Softball Players Headed to USSSA World Series

Bladenboro Middle’s Addison Wilcox and Allison Hickman and Tar Heel Middle’s Gracey Edwards will travel to Viera, Florida to compete in the USSSA World Series Sunday as members of the Coastal Crush Elite team that is based in Loris, South Carolina. Wilcox, Hickman and Edwards were all chosen...
BLADEN COUNTY, NC

Second annual Juneteenth celebration held

ELIZABETHTOWN — On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Texas were told they were free. African Americans in the United States began and continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday. The day was first recognized as a federal holiday in June 2021, when President Joe...
ELIZABETHTOWN, NC
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Bolton man hospitalized following stabbing

Jeld-Wen, a North Carolina company, makes windows and doors and has two plants in Vermont -- North Springfield and Ludlow. Lawmakers and state officials from around the region are reacting to Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protections for abortion. Will...
COLCHESTER, VT
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UNC Health Southeastern celebrates Class of 2022 resident graduation

LUMBERTON — The graduation of 22 residents across the Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency programs was celebrated June 17 by UNC Health Southeastern. These residents marked the fifth graduating class of the health system’s medical education program. Audrea Caesar, UNC Healthcare System’s Inaugural chief Diversity,...
LUMBERTON, NC
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Fun Factory Sets Days for Special Needs Kids

There’s a new kid in town, and the Whiteville Fun Factory is all about just that: kids. Vinny and Lisa Trosterud are the owners of the new establishment responsible for bringing smiles and socialization to children locally after the pandemic and offers families the chance to spend time together without the distraction of technology.
WHITEVILLE, NC
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UNC Health Southeastern announces top awards; honors teammates for 40 years of service

LUMBERTON — Infection Control Manager Sherry Edwards was named the 2021 winner of the John D. Drake Distinguished Service Award and Pharmacy Director Eric Locklear was named the 2021 winner of the W. Reid Caldwell Jr., Distinguished Leadership Award during UNC Health Southeastern’s annual service awards banquet held June 16 in the medical center’s cafeteria.
LUMBERTON, NC
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GPAC to feature ‘lumBees: Women of the Dark Water’

PEMBROKE — The stage play “lumBEES: Women of the Dark Water” will be performed at Givens Performing Arts Center on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus July 8-10. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on July 8 and 9 and at 3 p.m. on July 10. Tickets are $20.
PEMBROKE, NC
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From the fringe

The Thursday Evening Scramble will be played on Thursday, June 30 with a 6 p.m. shotgun start. This will be a four-person nine-hole captain’s choice format with an entry fee of $20 for members and $25 for non-members, which includes a meal after play. Call the pro shop at 910-628-9931 by Wednesday the week of the tournament to sign up.
FAIRMONT, NC
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Senior center, CCSO annex planned for former Guideway School

The Bug Hill Senior Center will be moving as soon as October to the former Guideway Elementary School, and the county has more plans for the shuttered campus. The Columbus County commissioners voted unanimously during their Monday meeting to move the senior center. According to County Manager Eddie Madden, the current Bug Hill Senior Center, located at 11300 N.C. 905 in Nakina, is in a rented building. One of the commissioners’ goals in the last 18 months has been to move county operations out of rented spaces.
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC

Brooks signs to play college football at Louisburg.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The East Bladen High to Louisburg College pipeline, which was the path taken by Farrell and Larrell Murchison after their high school football careers, was in play again on Thursday as quarterback-fullback-linebacker Javius Brooks signed a letter of intent to play for the Hurricanes in the fall.
LOUISBURG, NC
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UNCP alumnae earn white coats at Duke University’s DPT program

PEMBROKE – UNC-Pembroke alumnae Genna Locklear and Angelica McNair have advanced one step closer to achieving their dreams of becoming physical therapists. Locklear and McNair were among 91 students who donned their white coats at Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on June 9. The ceremony marks the transition from the classroom to clinical experiences–a defining moment for first-year medical students.
PEMBROKE, NC
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The Good News for June 24

The weather is hot, but there is some entertainment to be had indoors. Go check out what local businesses and groups are up to in Columbus County this week. • Starting July 2 and continuing every first Saturday of the month, the Whiteville Fun Factory will be hosting children and families with special needs and sensory restrictions. The event will be from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and will include arts and crafts and entertainment. Tickets are $10 for children ages 4 and up, and $5 for children 3 years old and under.
WHITEVILLE, NC
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English educator strives to help students become their best

LUMBERTON — A Prospect Elementary English educator says equipping students to do their best and be their best is his mission. Jamie Burney is in his fifth year of teaching at the school. He teaches eighth-grade English. However, during his 21 years of employment in the Public Schools of...
LUMBERTON, NC
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