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RED SPRINGS — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke would love to see more elected officials at its sporting events.But the school’s Athletic Director Dick Christy said it was just as important that Robeson leaders see UNCP athletes in their towns.“We’re very committed to making a difference in the community,” Christy told members of the Robeson County Municipal Association at last week’s monthly meeting in Red Springs. About 80 people representing town and county governmental bodies attended the dinner at the Red Springs Community Building.Christy attended the dinner with Braves football head coach Shane Richardson and UNCP Assistant Athletic Director Brian Russo of Red Springs.

 

Our View:Library check out

As far as libraries go, the Annie H McEachern Library here in St. Pauls is small, but its impact on the community is huge.The writer Robert Putnam said “People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there.”Libraries are places where people have the opportunity to find jobs, explore research, experience new ideas, get lost in wonderful stories, while at the same time providing a sense of place for gathering.Th...

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Greene’s recruiting journey ends at Belhaven

RED SPRINGS — The offseason noise for Blake Greene is finally over.He knows where he’ll play college football and says he felt at home during a recent visit to one of the only programs that likes him as a quarterback.Red Springs’ senior playmaker, whose video game-like passing totals in high school put him third all-time in North Carolina football history for touchdowns behind Chris Leak and T.A. McLendon, committed to Belhaven University in Jackson, Mi...

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Man charged with murder

LUMBERTON — A Parkton man has been arrested in the shooting death of a man whose body was found outside a Lumber Bridge home nearly two weeks ago, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.Damaus Qonta Bridges, 22, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and jailed under a $50,000 secured bond.Bridges, who lives on Plateau Lane in Parkton, is accused of killing 31-year-old Johnny Isaac Robinson, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of dete...

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Infant injured in drive-by shooting

LUMBER BRIDGE — A 9-month-old boy is recovering after being shot during a drive-by shooting, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and has since been released, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives. Thompson did not want to release the child’s name.According to Thompson, deputies received a call at about 7 a.m. on Wednesday that multiple shots had been fired into a home ...

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Joint project to trim St. Pauls trees

ST. PAULS — For those curious as to why St. Pauls has so many trucks trimming trees, town officials said it is joint project with Duke/Progress Energy to avoid power outages.Earlier this month, the utility crews began working on the company’s main power line serving the town of St. Pauls.Town officials said the tree trimming is expected to take several weeks, depending on weather and other factors. Information identifying the work to be performed in the area ...

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Longtime St. Pauls mayor, Fulghum, dies

ST. PAULS — Claude W. Fulghum, who helped guide the government of St. Pauls for near two decades, died Tuesday morning in Greenville, S.C.His death at age 79 came after an extended battle with pulmonary fibrosis.Known for his even temper and ever-present smile, Fulghum was the town mayor for 17 years.“He was a great man and one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet,” said Mayor Gordon Westbrook, who served as a St. Pauls commissioner...

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