Sunday, July 14, 2024

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Mike Smith, longest-serving PSRC board member has died

The Public Schools of Robeson County honors the legacy of Mike Smith, the longest-serving board member on the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County. Mr. Smith passed away recently surrounded by family members and friends.

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Pembroke’s Oryan Lowry accepts Hertford County manager position

PEMBRKE — The Hertford County Board of Commissioners has appointed Oryan Lowry as the new county manager effective Aug. 1.

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Rowland’s derelict buildings coming down

ROWLAND — A cluster of derelict eyesores will soon meet the wrecking ball, thanks to Rowland Mayor Robert McDougald the Rowland Town Council and a couple of state legislators.

School board swears in new members and elects chair at meeting

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County School Board meet on Tuesday to swear in the 2024-2025 board members and determine the board chair.

Carolina Comedy Jam coming to Lumberton

LUMBERTON — The Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton will premiere its new Carolina Comedy Jam on Aug. 2, as well as present a night of silent films and organ music on Aug. 15.

EXTENSION: Know your aquatic weeds

LUMBERTON – Around this time and, unfortunately, late in the season, I start receiving phone calls about how to identify and get rid of aquatic weeds.

Lumberton Police make arrests in June 20 armed robbery

LUMBERTON — According to prepared staement release Friday to The Robesonian, Lumberton Police Department investigators “have been investigating a personal armed robbery that occurred on June 20” in the 100 block of Lee Circle.

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OPwet of the week: Ariel

Meet Ariel. This 6-month old lab mix puppy is available for $40 at the Robeson County SO Animal Protective Services at 255 Landfill Road in Saint Pauls. [email protected]. She is 40 pounds. She is up to date on her vaccines and ready to find her perfect forever home. Find more information by calling 910-827-0397 or go online to

Volunteers needed for aquatic planting projects

Are you looking to get outside this summer while helping to develop new fish and wildlife habitats? State wildlife officials plant native aquatic vegetation in reservoirs across the Piedmont they and need your help.