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Lady Knights fall, 5-3

DUBLIN — It took two trips to West Bladen High, but Wallace-Rose Hill used a handful of unearned runs to beat the Lady Knights in a Four County Conference matchup, 5-3. The loss drops West Bladen to 9-7 overall and 6-4 in the conference. On Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs plated two runs in the top of the second inning thanks to a West Bladen e

Knights miss opportunities in loss

DUBLIN — West Bladen saw a number of game-winning opportunities go to waste Saturday, and the Knights dropped a Four County Conference game to visiting Wallace-Rose Hill, 3-2. The loss drops West Bladen to 8-7 overall and 5-5 in the conference. The Bulldogs put a run in the scoreboard in the top of the third inning when two free passes and

LUMBERTON — A steady drumbeat reverberated through the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center on Saturday, and the American Indian dancers in the arena grew more animated with each strike.
Many of them had traveled from reservations across the country to compete in the Dance of the Spring Moon powwow. The 10th installment of the annual even

Tribe puts its best foot forward

LUMBERTON — A steady drumbeat reverberated through the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center on Saturday, and the American Indian dancers in the arena grew more animated with each strike. Many of them had traveled from reservations across the country to compete in the Dance of the Spring Moon powwow. The 10th installment of the annual even

Local roundup: Hendrix earns spot in state tennis tournament

GOLDSBORO — The St. Pauls tennis team continued its postseason success on Saturday at the NCHSAA 2A Mideast Regional tournament as top singles player James Hendrix qualified for the 2A state tournament on Friday in Cary. Hendrix overcame a bad first set to advance to the semifinals, where he lost his final two matches to earn the region's fo

Bill promises information in fight on diabetes

Diabetes is a big killer in Robeson County, coming in third behind heart disease and cancer. So it is fitting that Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 includes all of Robeson County, has introduced a bill in the General Assembly that attempts to reduce the diabetes threat here and across North Carolina with an easily fired bullet — inform

Pembroke Rescue holding 1st tournament

If you've been in Pembroke and needed a paramedic or rescue service, chances are that Pembroke Rescue and EMS has helped you out. This year brings a new way to give back. Pembroke Rescue will have its inaugural golf outing on Saturday at Pinecrest Country Club. Played as a four-man captain's choice, play will tee off at 1:30 p.m. following a lunc

ST. PAULS — Going into Friday's rivalry game against St. Pauls High School, Red Springs coach Chris Howell knew the final game of the regular season wouldn't change much in the Three Rivers Conference standings.
He was just looking to see some improvements from his team's recent play.
“We mainly wanted to get back to hitting the ball

Red Springs holds off St. Pauls

ST. PAULS — Going into Friday's rivalry game against St. Pauls High School, Red Springs coach Chris Howell knew the final game of the regular season wouldn't change much in the Three Rivers Conference standings. He was just looking to see some improvements from his team's recent play. “We mainly wanted to get back to hitting the ball

Contributed photo Hundreds of Prospect Elementary students participate in the annual Spring Fling activities on Friday. Students from Pre-K through fourth grade danced to various songs and participated in a traditional wrapping of the May Pole Ceremony with spring colored ribbon.

Springing into action

Contributed photo Hundreds of Prospect Elementary students participate in the annual Spring Fling activities on Friday. Students from Pre-K through fourth grade danced to various songs and participated in a traditional wrapping of the May Pole Ceremony with spring colored ribbon.

PEMBROKE — Justices on the Lumbee Supreme Court were at a loss Thursday to rule on the constitutionality of the tribe's current ethics ordinance when no one could supply them with a copy of the original 2005 ordinance.
That ordinance, needed by the justices to compare with the law on the books since 2010, had been found by the court years ag

Justices delay ruling on ethics challenge

PEMBROKE — Justices on the Lumbee Supreme Court were at a loss Thursday to rule on the constitutionality of the tribe's current ethics ordinance when no one could supply them with a copy of the original 2005 ordinance. That ordinance, needed by the justices to compare with the law on the books since 2010, had been found by the court years ag

DUBLIN - Members of the Bladen Community College Student Government Association traveled to Raleigh on Tuesday, April 21, touring government buildings and interacting with government officials.
Crystal Dowd, SGA advisor, stated that students visited both the House and Senate sessions of the General Assembly, and had the opportunity to meet and tal

SGA visits Raleigh's state offices

DUBLIN - Members of the Bladen Community College Student Government Association traveled to Raleigh on Tuesday, April 21, touring government buildings and interacting with government officials. Crystal Dowd, SGA advisor, stated that students visited both the House and Senate sessions of the General Assembly, and had the opportunity to meet and tal

RCC to offer Friday courses in Industrial Maintenance

HAMLET — A series of Industrial Maintenance courses will be offered beginning Friday at Richmond Community College's state-of-the-art engineering facility, the newly expanded John E. Forte Building. Eighteen courses ranging from computer software operation to forklift training and blueprint reading will be held on Fridays through July 31. T

Obama puttings up stop signs

I have good news and I have bad news. Personally, I like to hear the good news first because it gives me something to hold onto as I brace for the bad, so let's start there. The good news is every week I've spent in Washington, I've been working with both Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to our nation's problems. From relieving regulator

Deadline sets agenda for legislative work

RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly completed Thursday its marathon week of committee and floor debate that allowed topics in about 200 more bills to stay alive for consideration during this two-year session. Up against their parliamentary “crossover” deadline, the Senate adjourned at midmorning after signing off on 10

LAURINBURG — Pictured are North Laurinburg Elementary School's Shining Star and Honor Roll students for the third nine weeks, recognized during an Awards Day Program held last month.

North Laurinburg honors top students

LAURINBURG — Pictured are North Laurinburg Elementary School's Shining Star and Honor Roll students for the third nine weeks, recognized during an Awards Day Program held last month.

Justices delay ruling on ethics challenge

PEMBROKE — Justices on the Lumbee Supreme Court were at a loss Thursday to rule on the constitutionality of the tribe's current ethics ordinance when no one could supply them with a copy of the original 2005 ordinance. That ordinance, needed by the justices to compare with the law on the books since 2010, had been found by the court years ag

SECU establishes UNCP internship program

PEMBROKE — An internship program has been established at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke by the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation. SECU Foundation, funded solely by the members of State Employees' Credit Union, has agreed to provide 20 student internships for UNCP students this summer, with a total investment of up to $10

SEC tourney pairings set for next week

ROCKINGHAM — Everything came down to the final pitches and outs to determine the final Southeastern Conference regular-season standings and seedings for next week's conference tournaments. Lumberton and Richmond clinched first-round byes in baseball. The Pirates (15-5 overall, 8-2 in the conference) captured the SEC regular-season champions

LAURINBURG — All Pro Classic Wrestling had a surprise in store for Washington Park Elementary students, as four representatives from the family-oriented wrestling company visited the school Friday morning.
APCW promoters and Laurinburg natives Kenneth Samuda and Kip Wallace organized the session ahead of tonight's wrestling event at Sycamore

Wrestlers visit Washington Park

LAURINBURG — All Pro Classic Wrestling had a surprise in store for Washington Park Elementary students, as four representatives from the family-oriented wrestling company visited the school Friday morning. APCW promoters and Laurinburg natives Kenneth Samuda and Kip Wallace organized the session ahead of tonight's wrestling event at Sycamore

LAURINBURG — An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a scooter and a motorcycle last month, according to Laurinburg police.
Albert C. Anderson, of 201 Washington St., is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle, according to Laurinburg Assistant Police Chief C

Arrest made in theft of motorcycle, scooter

LAURINBURG — An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a scooter and a motorcycle last month, according to Laurinburg police. Albert C. Anderson, of 201 Washington St., is charged with two counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and larceny of a motor vehicle, according to Laurinburg Assistant Police Chief C

UNCP's Health Sciences building receives LEED certification

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Health Sciences Building has been certfied by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Silver facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification recognizes efficient building strategies and practices. Since 2007, UNCP architects and administrators have been





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