Revelers abound at Folk Arts Festival Abbi Overfelt
ST. PAULS — There was a stage crowded with local talent, more than a dozen food vendors and craft booths that numbered four times that amount.
The thousands of people who descended on Armfield Street on Saturday could agree on one thing — for such a small town, St. Pauls can throw a big festival.
“It’s great that they can bring all these people together here,” said Linda Mauldonado, of Lumberton. “It’s diffe...
Setzer styled on national television Jolisa Canty
LUMBERTON — Erica Setzer sat and watched herself take on a new look on the “Steve Harvey Show” on Monday afternoon.
“It’s crazy,” said Setzer, the chief financial officer for the Public Schools of Robeson County. “And to see my husband’s reaction on TV … .”
Setzger and nine other women won a makeover and a trip to Chicago to appear on the show after entering an on-line contest.
Setzer’s family submitted a video in mid-M...
Pets of the week for May 8 Babble is a Beagle mix, about 5 months old. She is super sweet and loves to play. Ryker is a Black Lab mix, about 2 years old. He is kind of shy, but loves attention once he gets to know you.
Spay or neuter is mandatory with adoption and is free to Robeson County residents. To see Babble, Ryker or the other animals, please visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255 Landfill Road in St. Pauls or visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter Fa...
Chamber honors six for service to St. Pauls ST. PAULS — The R.E. Hooks Building was packed on Monday with folks from St. Pauls’ businesses who had come to honor some of their own.
They also came to listen as the first female president of Robeson Community College spoke about opportunities her school could provide — but first, she told the crowd that she was pleased to meet St. Pauls people who had made an effect on the county, like Betty Biggs, who started the cosmetology program at ...
Pets of the week for May 1 Hildie is a domestic short-haired cat, about two years old. She has a beautiful coat of brown and orange. She is a little shy, but will soon learn to come out of her shell. Silas is domestic short-haired male cat, about 2 years old. He is a good boy that loves attention.
Spay or neuter is mandatory with adoption and is free to Robeson County residents. To see Hildie, Silas or the other animals, please visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter...
Town discusses options for budget surplus ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls Board of Commissioners at a recent budget workshop weighed the possibility of rising insurance premiums against a surplus that could provide a 1 percent cost-of-living increase for the town’s employees.
Over a takeout dinner on Thursday, Town Administrator Stuart Turille said that health insurance for the town’s 30 full-time and two retired employees is “such a large portion” of the budget that a $30 increase in pr...
Company to locate in Lumberton, will bring 150 high-paying jobs LUMBERTON — Cape Fear Arsenal Inc., a manufacturer of ammunition products in the Southeast, will locate a facility in Lumberton that will create 150 jobs and invest more than $15.2 million in the community during the next three years.
The plant will be in a vacant 65,000-square-foot building on Starlight Drive that used to house Outer Banks and most recently was home to Soldier Solutions. It has been vacant three years.
Gov. Pat McCrory a...
DOT to hear concerns on I-95 tolls RALEIGH — Mayor Buddy Westbrook says he plans to attend a Monday meeting at Robeson Community College to let his voice be heard against a toll proposed for Interstate 95 between mile markers 28 and 31 near St. Pauls.
The town’s Board of Commissioners passed a resolution opposing the tolls a year ago, saying that it would congest traffic on U.S. 301 and make travel through the town difficult.
The meeting is one of a series that the North C...
Tips for staying motivated I hope that everyone had a great time out at the Folk Arts Festival this past Saturday on Armfield Street. It was great to meet all of you that stopped by our table to chat or just to get a free pen. We talked to many people and heard a huge variety of healthcare concerns, from headaches to foot pain.
One of the topics that kept coming up was that people want to lose weight. The problem for most of them was that they just were not able to k...
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Police blotter for May 16 Angela Rose Winfree, 46, Coy Road, St. Pauls, May 14. Parking in a no-parking zone.
Dwight Hall, 23, Huggins Road, Lumberton, May 14. Fictitious registration; driving with license revoked.
Cesar Jesus Cruz, 24, Sunny Street, Goldsboro, May 13. Driving with license revoked.
Amy Lee Locklear, 30 Thumper Road, Parkton, May 13. Driving with license revoked.
Angel Octavio Cue Tajiboy, 29, Great Marsh Church Road, St. Pauls, May 13. No lice...
What’s happening for May 16 5K to benefit victim’s family
RED SPRINGS — A 5K run/fun walk to benefit the family of Martin Richard, 8, who died in the Boston Marathon bombing, is set for Saturday at 8 a.m. at Lifestyle Fitness Center in Red Springs.
Fees are $25 for 5K pre-registration, and $30 on-site. Pre-registration for the fun walk is $20, and on-site is $25.
For information, call Brent Tyler at 910-734-6161 or email him at email@example.com.
Students honored at STEP meeting ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls Small Town Economic Prosperity team at its May meeting recognized students whose essays on a business need in St. Pauls had won a contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Three students — one from the elementary, middle and high schools — were each awarded a $100 prize. The overall winner, announced on Tuesday, received an additional $200. That winner was Jada Clayton, a student at St. Pauls Middle School.
Lumber Bridge plant to add 90 jobs LUMBER BRIDGE — A Lumber Bridge meat processor that is already the county’s No. 1 private employer will be adding to its lead with the addition of 90 jobs.
Mountaire Farms of North Carolina Inc., located at 17269 N.C. 71 North, is in the process of adding $5 million in new equipment and machinery to its existing plant, according to Mike Tirell, vice president of the company’s Human Resources department. The average wage for plant employees ...
LREMC names CEO RED SPRINGS — Steven C. Hunt has been named CEO of Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation, which provided electricity for customers in Robeson and three nearby counties.
“This has been a very thoughtful process that the board has gone through to ensure we had the right person to lead Lumbee River EMC into the future,” Roger Oxendine, chairman of the LREMC board of directors, said in a statement. “We had a very good candidate pool to c...
Police Blotter for May 2 Nicholas Isaiah Matthew Bethea, 17, Shaw Road, Parkton, April 30. Larceny of laptop.
Adrian Nelson Purcell, 30, Sawyer Circle, Dunn, April 29. Speeding.
Mario Del-Rosario Paz-Salvador, 32, Shaw Mill Road, St. Pauls, April 29. Speeding, 50 mph in a 35-mph zone.
Jimmy Calven Ferguson, 19, Sandy Grove Road, Lumber Bridge, April 29. Disorderly conduct (St. Pauls High School).
Makenzie Layce Cantwell, 18, Winthrop Drive, Fayetteville, Apri...
Spring into a new exercise regimen Last week, Brooke Beck gave us all some very useful advice on how to deal with seasonal allergies now that spring is here and the pollen is out. Despite my own allergies, this is one of my favorite times of the year — I can finally get back outside and exercise without freezing. Getting enough exercise is hard enough as it is without being stuck inside all winter at the gym or on a treadmill.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what be...
St. Pauls gets $50K grant for improvements ST. PAULS — Mayor Buddy Westbrook told the St. Pauls Board of Commissioners at its Thursday meeting that the town has won a $50,000 grant that it hopes to parlay into additional money.
The town applied for the Talent Enhancement Capacity Building grant, a Community Development Block Grant, in January. It will help the town pay for the application process for other grants through the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
Adrian Lowery, th...
Mobile home dealer banned RALEIGH — A Robeson County manufactured home dealer that sold unsafe homes and failed to deliver homes that had been paid for is now banned from the business, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. Customers who believe they were scammed by McMillian Properties of Shannon have the opportunity to try to recoup some of their losses.
According to a statement from Attorney General Roy Cooper, the business, owned by Bradley and Sherry...
Car hits, leaves St. Pauls home Abbi Overfelt
ST. PAULS — It was 1:30 a.m., and a bomb had just gone off near Dora Jackson’s home.
That’s what the St. Pauls native and part-time public library attendant first thought when she was startled out of bed on May 2. Jackson looked out of her window to see tail lights going back towards the paved road which dead-ends at her green lawn.
Afraid to go outside, she called the police, who directed her to the Robeson Coun...
The benefits of social interaction As a child, your parents took you on play dates and encouraged you to make friends at the sandbox. As teenagers, your life was filled with extracurricular activities and parties. As an adult, you spent your days talking to coworkers around the water cooler and possibly planning those same play dates for your own children. But then what?
In most cases, as age increases, the amount of daily social interaction drastically decreases. Some may a...
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Folk Arts Festival, Night Out this Saturday Abbi Overfelt
ST. PAULS — A day of family fun is planned for St. Pauls on Saturday.
By 9 a.m., the 13th-annual Folk Arts Festival will be in full swing with live entertainment as a backdrop to 13 demonstration booths, 29 arts and crafts vendors and 16 food trucks. Rather than end the party at 4 p.m., merchants plan to move over to Broad Street as classic cars rumble into town for the monthly Night Out.
The forecast calls for hi...
Police blotter for May 9 Donovon Lee Scott, 27, Biggs Road, Rowland, May 7. Muffler and tint violation.
Tricia Lynn Seiter, 37, Railroad Street, St. Pauls, May 7. Fictitious plate; no insurance.
Bryan Christopher Locklear, 29, Howell Road, St. Pauls, May 6. Driving with license revoked; speeding.
Starlene Angel Brisson, 48, Edgegrove Circle, St. Pauls, May 6. Driving with license revoked; driving while intoxicated; expired registration. Held in Robeson County j...
St. Pauls man killed in 1-car crash ST. PAULS — A 21-year-old St. Pauls man was killed on Sunday when his car struck a tree beside Interstate 95.
According to a report by Trooper J.T. Locklear of the state Highway Patrol, Hiriam McMillan, of 2857 E. Great Marsh Church Road, was driving a 1993 Honda north on I-95 at 11:05 p.m. when it ran off the road to the left, crossed over the median and across the southbound lane before striking the tree. He was trapped inside the vehicle...
Two charged after car chase Staff report
TAR HEEL — Two Robeson County residents were arrested on Wednesday after they were pursued by law enforcement officers in a car chase that began in Bladen County and ended in Robeson County.
Capt. Rodney Hester of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 18-year-old Kadeem Deon Inman, of 468 Corner Oaks Drive, St. Pauls, and 20-year-old Dylan Scott West, of 123 Scotts Pine Road, Parkton, were charged with b...