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Multiple people arrested in Multi-Jurisdictional Gun and Drug Task Force operation in Pembroke

PEMBROKE — Multiple people were arrested during a recent Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force operation in Pembroke. The operation by the task force took place June 24. The task force is comprised of the Lumberton, Red Springs, Maxton, Pembroke, Rowland, St. Pauls, Parkton, and Hope Mills police departments, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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Fourth Gun Store Suspect Captured

The fourth suspect who ran from deputies after allegedly trying to burglarize a Nakina gun store is in custody. William Isaiah McCamis, 18, was charged with multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny, and larceny of a firearm. His address was listed as 1553 Sarah’s Lane, Lot One, Nakina.
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Dr. Paul Nelson Locklear elected UNCP Alumni Board president

Dr. Paul Nelson Locklear immersed himself in campus life at UNC Pembroke as a student in the mid-1990s. He was highly engaged in co-curricular experiences, from student organizations, intramural sports and fraternity life to community service. Once dubbed the admissions office poster child, his likeness was widely used in promotional and marketing materials.

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.

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...

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.

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...

Boy Scout Troop 600 volunteers spruce library grounds

ELIZABETHTOWN — Aiden Rush and Tucker Bordeaux approached their scoutmaster Andy Runion, asking him to make sure their names were down for a specific landscaping project at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown. Runion assured them they were. Aiden, 15, and Tucker, 14, both ninth-graders at West Bladen...

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.

State of the Tribe, 6:30 pm @ Pembroke Boys and Girls Club

Lumbee Tribal Chairman John L. Lowery will present the Lumbee Tribe of N.C. State of the Tribe Address on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Chairman Lowery will share information about the tribal budget, recent accomplishments and his goals and vision for the Lumbee People. The event will be held at the Lumbee Tribe Boys & Girls Club in Pembroke, which is located behind the Lumbee Tribe Housing Complex. A reception will follow the address.

Red Springs man jailed for weapons, drug charges

LUMBERTON — A Red Springs man is facing weapons and drug charges as a result of an investigation into multiple shootings in the Springside Community, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Jarred Brown, 28, was charged Monday with three counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied...

Lumberton FFA member among 6 elected as N.C. FFA state officers

RALEIGH – The North Carolina FFA Association elected the 2022-2023 State Officer Team on June 23 at the 93rd North Carolina FFA State Convention including one Lumberton FFA member. The team was announced live during the Sixth General Session of the convention after participating in various rounds of interviews.

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)

Christopher Leon Wilson

Christopher Leon Wilson, 41, of 150 Elizabeth Street, Whiteville, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC. Arrangements will be announced soon.