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One Flown to Hospital After Shooting in Lumberton

Yesterday Lumberton Police responded to reports of a person shot in the area of 510 West 32nd Street around 2:45 p.m. When they arrived they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound and the preliminary investigation indicated that the person shot may have been breaking and entering when he was confronted by the homeowner and shot. The person did suffer life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital for treatment. The investigation in ongoing.
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Lumbee homecoming set to attract thousands to Robeson County

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — Nearly 30,000 people are expected to take part in the 54th annual Lumbee Homecoming in Pembroke, according to officials with the Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA). Officials said about 35,000 people attended last year's nine-day festival. It takes place this year from June 24...

Fourth of July celebrations across our area

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Fourth of July events are taking place throughout the holiday weekend across our area. The Oak Island Anniversary Fireworks will take place Friday at the Oak Island Pier at 9 p.m. Friday in Tabor City, the Columbus County Fireworks Celebration is at South Columbus High School....

Police: Possible burglar shot by homeowner in Lumberton

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) - One person was shot after trying to possibly break into a North Carolina home on Thursday. The Lumberton Police Department said officers were called to the area of West 32nd Street at around 2:45 p.m. where they found someone shot. A preliminary investigation later found the...

Abby the Spoon Lady to perform in Columbus County

CHADBOURN — On Saturday, July 16, Abby the Spoon Lady will be performing at Columbus County’s very own performance hall, Brown Street Station in Chadbourn. She will be performing with banjo player and singer Dusty Whytis. “It’s going to be somewhat of a bohemian night,” Said Brown Street...

Burnette crowned Senior Ms. Lumbee

PEMBROKE — Sharon McNeill Burnette will now represent the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina as its newest Senior Ms. Lumbee. She was crowned winner recently during a pageant held before a packed crowd gathered inside the Givens Performing Arts Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Burnette...

Whiteville police will get 3D laser to scan crime scenes

After recounting the time-consuming steps required to triangulate the location of evidence at a crime scene, Whiteville Police Chief Douglas Ipock offered city council a simpler solution: 3D laser scanning. Referencing the recent shooting that resulted in a death at Sandy Ridge Apartments in 2021, “the magnitude of that crime...
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We cannot fix brokenness

Last week we examined sin and how sin is a departure from and rebellion against God’s good design. God has made things a certain way, a way that is for our flourishing and our good, and yet in our sin we think that we are able to determine what is right and what is wrong, and we depart from God’s design and seek our own way. As we mentioned last week, all humans intuitively know, whether they are believers or not, that there is something wrong in the world, that things are not the way that they are meant to be. Deep inside we know that children are not supposed to die in famine. We know that “man’s inhumanity to man” is not quite right. There is nothing in a purely secular-materialist worldview that would lead us to such intuitive conclusions. In fact, quite the opposite.

SCC campus closed after bomb threat

Southeastern Community College closed its campus Thursday afternoon due to a bomb threat. “The SCC Campus has been cleared,” SCC spokesperson Haylee Damato said in a statement at 4:30 p.m. “There was a bomb threat made to SCC, along with other community colleges. Out of an abundance of caution SCC took the necessary steps to clear campus and ensured that everyone remained safe. Thank you for your cooperation. It is always our top priority that we keep everyone safe.”

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.

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.