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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.
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Elderly South Carolina woman found dead in vehicle in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — An elderly South Carolina woman was found deceased in a vehicle over the weekend in Lumberton, according to police. Lumberton police found 91-year-old Mary Elizabeth Cook of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, deceased Saturday in her minivan, which was parked in “the shoulder of the roadway” in the 400 block of Country Club Road in Lumberton, according to the Lumberton Police Department.
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Art Guild prepares to celebrate Lumberton’s link to North Carolina Museum of Art

Capitalizing on the recent discovery that the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first chief curator, Benjamin Forrest Williams, was a Lumberton native, the Robeson County Art Guild invited his biographer Jillian Z. Goldberg to luncheon which took place recently at its Lumberton headquarters. The connection between Benjamin Forrest Williams...
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County OK’s 2022-23 budget

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Commissioners took little time approving the 2022-23 fiscal year budget on Monday, but that budget comes with a hike in the property tax rate. Chairman Ray Britt made the motion to approve the $69.9 budget, but with the proviso that county’s property...
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Small ball sends Post 50 to win

WHITEVILLE — The ability to obtain a good result when not everything is clicking is the sign of a good team. For the first four innings Monday, the Pembroke Post 50 junior American Legion baseball team didn’t have a hit against Whiteville Post 204, but still held a two-run lead. When they finally hit the ball over the final three innings, that lead expanded in a 6-1 win.
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Waters hosts football camp in Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Jordan Waters wanted to have a youth football camp at home in Fairmont. Saturday, the Duke running back gave back to the community in his hometown by hosting such an event at Hal S. Floyd Stadium. Waters, some of his Duke teammates and Indianapolis Colts All-Pro linebacker...
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PSRC Board of Education schedules special meeting on Thursday

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County’s Board of Education has planned a special-called meeting for Thursday. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at Central Office located at 100 Hargrave St. in Lumberton. The meeting also will be broadcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WFeugxAZuc. Among items...
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