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...
NAPA parts, service split ST. PAULS — Those seeking parts for a car, truck or 18-wheeler will soon have more than 6,000 square feet to browse.
Prevatte’s Auto Parts, absorbed by Fayetteville-based Southeastern Automotive in 2010, will soon be leaving its space across from St. Pauls High School on U.S. 301 and moving farther south into a newly-renovated area in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center.
The move comes after Southeastern Automotive’s joining with NAPA, a na...
Man charged with exposing himself near St. Pauls school ST. PAULS — A 45-year-old St. Pauls man is being held in the Robeson County jail under $25,000 bond after exposing himself to students at St. Pauls Elementary School, according to St. Pauls Police Chief Tommy Hagens.
Hagens said the mental health of Michael Ray, of N.C. 20 East, is being evaluated by the Robeson County District Attorney’s Office. Hagens said it’s not the first time Ray, who often walks the town’s roads, has exposed himself,...
Spaghetti sale nets more than $2K for local library Staff report
ST. PAULS — Either folks in St. Pauls really like spaghetti, or they turn out in droves to support their local library.
The kitchen of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church was packed on Friday during a recent spaghetti plate sale fundraiser. Orders were checked off from a list by a telephone, and more piled in from drivers who had lined up near the church’s fellowship hall.
Shelia Marshall had cooked more than 100 poun...
Committee readies for festival ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls Folk Arts Festival Committee presented the designer of this year’s logo with a $50 check on Tuesday.
Ashley Berdeau, a St. Pauls native and art teacher at Fairmont High School, created the winning design for this year’s event, the 11th annual. “The Folk Arts Festival started when I was in high school,” Berdeau said, “and it’s nice to see it grow as a program, to mature and change.”
T-shirt sales are down, the com...
Chamber banquet to be held May 6 Staff report
ST. PAULS — Pamela Hilbert, president of Robeson Community College, will be the featured speaker at the St. Pauls Area Chamber of Commerce banquet set for May 6.
A social begins at 6 p.m. and the banquet will start at 6:30. It will be held at the R.E. Hooks Community Building.
Also at the banquet, the Dan McCormick Award will be given to a local businessperson with strong community ties. Big Marsh and St. Pauls fire depart...
Gathering celebrates McNair legacy RENNERT — In a small clearing between a farmer’s field and a grove of old trees laden with aging vines, there is an obelisk that marks the grave of the founder of a church that would become the namesake of a town.
A small group of history lovers and relatives both near and distant of Duncan McNair gathered Saturday to honor the Scottish man who founded and was elected the first Ruling Elder of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. The occasion was...
Frog Pond Art Studio to host open house ST. PAULS — Tino and Carole Ferro, of Frog Pond Art Studio in St. Pauls, will open their doors on Saturday to anyone who wants to see the more than 25 new sculptures the couple has recently created.
The artists, who also have a studio in New York, will be showcasing several art pieces made of recycled objects that they have completed during their time in St. Pauls, at what the couple calls Frog Pond Studio South.
“We’ve got peacocks and b...
Tips for allergy season survival Spring is finally here! For some, the change in weather brings anticipation of sunny days, school breaks, family vacations and outdoor activities. However, if you are one of the 35 million people in the United States who suffers from seasonal allergies and sinus problems, you may find this change to be unpleasant or even painful. Your itchy, drippy nose and watery eyes are all the proof you need to know that yes, spring has arrived.
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Walters named new manager of Lumbee Bank ST. PAULS — A native of St. Pauls and manager of the town’s Lumbee Guarantee Bank branch has taken a new postion — but her replacement isn’t a stranger.
Suzanne Malloy has been promoted to training officer, a support position based in the bank’s Pembroke headquarters.
Jeff Walters, also a native of St. Pauls, will be the town’s new branch manager.
“St. Pauls was a natural fit for him,” Malloy said.
Walters has spent the last four year...
St. Pauls driver recognized for quick response to accident Staff report
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A St. Pauls man has been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association for his efforts to rescue a young passenger after he saw the pickup truck in which he was riding flip several times and land on its top.
“I’m not a hero. I just did what you have to do in life,” Calvin White said. “This is my 44th year of truck driving. I’ve seen a lot of accidents in my time. If I can assist, I will.”
White, who dri...
St. Pauls native pens Christian novel ST. PAULS — A St. Pauls native and resident of Washington, D.C., has penned a Christian novel.
Vina Blanks McEachern’s latest book, “How Long Shall I Cry,” is the first of a trilogy that tells the story of a black church’s struggle from its humble beginnings in the 1860s, just before the end of slavery, to becoming a “mega church” with a congregation of thousands.
“It gives one an inside view of what happened in this particular church, wh...
Review to add mobile apps to advertising ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls Review is opening new doors to its advertisers, their current customers and a whole world of new ones, all with the stroke of a fingertip.
And it’s been done through MyOwn Apps, a new high-tech advertising venue that offers advertisers a way to reach on-the-go consumers looking for information fast and in the palm of their hand.
“It’s an affordable avenue that advertisers can utilize to get their word out,” said ...
Police Blotter for April 25 Billy Alford, 40, Alford Road, St. Pauls, April 23. Larceny.
Juvenile, simple affray, St. Pauls Middle School, April 19.
Juvenile, Simple affray, St. Pauls Middle School, April 19.
Anthony Thomas Scoggins, 24, Innisbrook Court, Parkton, April 21. Stop light violation.
Ricky Lane Harrell III, 23, Remington Lake Drive, Raleigh, April 21. Speeding, 36 mph in a 20-mph zone.
Heath Lenn Dial, 40, McDuffie Crossing Road, Lumberton, April 2...
McCrory: No plans to close universities PEMBROKE — Anyone worried that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke might be on the state’s hit list for closing can now breathe easier.
Gov. Pat McCrory, speaking in Pembroke on Thursday at a UNC Board of Governors meeting, said state legislators are no longer planning to consolidate UNC campuses in an effort to save money. The governor addressed the university system’s Board of Governors on the first day of its monthly meeting, wh...
Lowery resigns as top cop in Parkton PARKTON — Parkton is seeking a police chief.
The department has begun advertising for the position, left vacant when Tammy Lowery resigned on March 5, for the 500-population, one blinking-light town sandwiched between N.C. 71 and U.S. 301. According to the advertisement set to run in The Robesonian on Sunday, April 21 and April 28, the position is that of a “working chief” who will be expected to oversee the department as well as answer cal...
Farmland transformed into Civil War battlefield ST. PAULS — As rifles cracked, cannons boomed, and drums and fifes kept a beat, it was unclear on Sunday who was enjoying themselves more — the spectators who had come to see history played out, or the reenactors on the battlefield.
Shouts of “come on, Blue,” and “yee-haw” echoed across the Musselwhite farm, on Barker Ten Mile Road, as Confederate and Union soldiers blazed across the sun-bleached grass on brown, white and speckled horses. N...
Industry coming to Robeson Bob Shiles
PEMBROKE — Gov. Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will be in Pembroke today to announce the arrival of a new industry in Robeson County that is expected to employ up to 150 workers.
Trinity Frozen Foods LLC, of Charlotte, will develop a 150,000-square-foot processing facility near COMtech, just outside of Pembroke, according to a statement from the company. The plant, expected to begin operat...
St. Pauls contracts for interim help ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a contract with the Lumber River Council of Governments for it to provide an interim town administrator.
Jim Perry, a Bladen County native and former executive director of the Lumber River Council of Governments, will serve the board until it can find a replacement for Stuart Turille, who resigned in March. Perry will be paid up to $5,000 to help the town with administrat...