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Fairmont Golf Club will host the Robeson County Church and Community Center's seventh-annual golf tournament on Friday.
Played as a three-person captain's choice, play will start at 12:30 p.m. following registration at 10:30 a.m. There is a $60 per player fee, which includes carts and greens fees, free practice balls, a mulligan and a red tee. Pri

RCCCC holding 7th annual tourney on Friday

Fairmont Golf Club will host the Robeson County Church and Community Center's seventh-annual golf tournament on Friday. Played as a three-person captain's choice, play will start at 12:30 p.m. following registration at 10:30 a.m. There is a $60 per player fee, which includes carts and greens fees, free practice balls, a mulligan and a red tee. Pri

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second time in a week, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior Collins Cuthrell earned All-American status and added another piece of hardware to his trophy room.
The Rocky Mount native earned a spot on the 2015 Daktronics All-America team, the organization announced, marking the third straight year that U

Cuthrell continues to win awards

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second time in a week, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior Collins Cuthrell earned All-American status and added another piece of hardware to his trophy room. The Rocky Mount native earned a spot on the 2015 Daktronics All-America team, the organization announced, marking the third straight year that U

Monday a time to remember price they paid

“All gave some, but some gave all.” — Unknown 1.32 million. That is the number of Americans who have died fighting for this country — and the ones who are being honored this Memorial Day weekend, which should not be confused with Veterans Day, a day to recognize the service of all our veterans. To put that number in persp

Leach announces annual football/cheer camp
LUMBERTON — Former Super Bowl Champion and Rowland native Vonta Leach will be holding his 10th annual football and cheer camp next month.
The event, sponsored by the Vonta Leach Foundation, is set for June 27 at Lumberton High School. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., with the camp starting at

May 24 local sports briefs

Leach announces annual football/cheer camp LUMBERTON — Former Super Bowl Champion and Rowland native Vonta Leach will be holding his 10th annual football and cheer camp next month. The event, sponsored by the Vonta Leach Foundation, is set for June 27 at Lumberton High School. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., with the camp starting at

Last week the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee recommended several changes, most notably reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. The new time frame will be in place the next two seasons, the first time it has been reduced since dropping from 45 to 35 seconds in 1993-94. The newly shortened clock would be reevaluated after that.
The cha

Basketball is fine, the broadcasts are hurting the product

Last week the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee recommended several changes, most notably reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds. The new time frame will be in place the next two seasons, the first time it has been reduced since dropping from 45 to 35 seconds in 1993-94. The newly shortened clock would be reevaluated after that. The cha

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marlon Rafael McPhatter has earned his doctorate in sports management from the College of Education at Florida State University.
McPhatter is the son of Eunice Campbell and the stepson of Charles Campbell. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Viola S. Cureton and a member of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

McPhatter receives Ph.D

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marlon Rafael McPhatter has earned his doctorate in sports management from the College of Education at Florida State University. McPhatter is the son of Eunice Campbell and the stepson of Charles Campbell. He is the grandson of the late Andrew and Viola S. Cureton and a member of Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Towns pause on Monday to honor nation's war dead

ST. PAULS — All gave some, but Memorial Day is about those who gave all. The holiday, anchored on the final Monday in May, is rooted in Decoration Day, which was established shortly after the Civil War as a way to commemorate the 620,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in battle. Decoration Day expanded to include casual

Second annual trail ride for St. Jude on tap

WHITE LAKE — The second annual Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride & Lunch will take place Saturday in the Bladen Lakes State Forest at Singletary Loop Trail just off N.C. 53 East near White Lake from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Event Coordinator JoAnn Nunnery said all horses participating in the event must have a negative Coggins test. Cost of ri

LAURINBURG — Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children all put their pedals to the pavement on Friday morning in support of two local children badly injured in a car accident in April.
It was the first Trike-A-Thon fundraiser held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church which raised money to directly benefit a specific family. In the more th

Pedals to the pavement

LAURINBURG — Toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children all put their pedals to the pavement on Friday morning in support of two local children badly injured in a car accident in April. It was the first Trike-A-Thon fundraiser held at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church which raised money to directly benefit a specific family. In the more th

County discusses garbage, water fees

LAURINBURG — Hammering down the details of the 2015-2016 budget on Friday, the Scotland County Board of Commissioners discussed a solid waste availability fee and an increase in water rates that may be implemented in the coming year. Continuing a trend that has for several years running elicited warning letters from the state treasurer, the

LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors from the Chapter's service area.
Recipients were Lyric McPhaul of Red Springs High

Sorority alumnae present scholarships

LAURINBURG — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, celebrated May Week on May 17 with a luncheon held at the A.B. Gibson Center in Laurinburg. During the annual event, academic scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors from the Chapter's service area. Recipients were Lyric McPhaul of Red Springs High

E'town firefighters respond to house fire

ELIZABETHTOWN _- The Elizabethtown Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 234 Sand Pit Road on Thursday. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire showing from the rear of single family dwelling. After an initial scene size-up by the fire department incident commander, it was determined that an offensive fire attack mode wou

UNC gets notice of allegations

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the “lengthy” notice and will release it publicly “as soon as possible” after reda

One of the most telling parts of the long debate on the House budget Thursday night and early Friday morning came in a discussion over an amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Avila to end tax credits for renewable energy, the latest round of what has become a crusade against solar energy by the Tea Party right.
The majority of the House had the good

Status quo no reason to cheer

One of the most telling parts of the long debate on the House budget Thursday night and early Friday morning came in a discussion over an amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Avila to end tax credits for renewable energy, the latest round of what has become a crusade against solar energy by the Tea Party right. The majority of the House had the good

Mēki Jacobs Graham, DNP, MSN/Ed, NP-C — a nurse practitioner who works for Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bladen and Columbus counties —recently received her doctor of nursing practice degree with a focus on management and leadership from Gardner-Webb University.
The degree is the highest level of a terminal practice doctorate in nurs

LCFH nurse practitioner earns doctorate

Mēki Jacobs Graham, DNP, MSN/Ed, NP-C — a nurse practitioner who works for Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bladen and Columbus counties —recently received her doctor of nursing practice degree with a focus on management and leadership from Gardner-Webb University. The degree is the highest level of a terminal practice doctorate in nurs

Remembering doesn't require grand gesture

As evident by the number of cars that will be found on our highways this weekend, for many whose employers allow them the opportunity, Memorial Day marks the first unofficial day of summer — a day to celebrate in the backyard or at the beach, maybe in a bathing suit painted to resemble an American flag. For many more others, like those who h

Evers extends thanks for support of athletics

As athletic director at East Bladen High School, I would like to thank our Booster Club and all of our sponsors for making this such a successful sports season. A special thank you goes to Doll Priest for helping with the organization of our club as our treasurer and to Kathy Coates for getting all of our announcements to the media and parents. O

Crime report

Theft Summer Pait, of Carol Road, Pembroke, reported Thursday that she was robbed at gunpoint on Ayers Court in Lumberton of $500 in cash and $225 worth of medications, according to a police report.

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Relay for Life event is set to get underway Saturday, May 30, at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field, with set-up beginning at 8 a.m. The event will now be a one-day event and will end at about 11 p.m.
The event had to be postponed earlier in the month due to Tropical Storm Ana.
Event Co-Chairman

TAKE TWO

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Relay for Life event is set to get underway Saturday, May 30, at the Elizabethtown Middle School athletic field, with set-up beginning at 8 a.m. The event will now be a one-day event and will end at about 11 p.m. The event had to be postponed earlier in the month due to Tropical Storm Ana. Event Co-Chairman





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