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Business Buzz: Lumberton location celebrates 50th year

Count J.C. Penney in Lumberton among those celebrating a 50th year business anniversary. The Biggs Park Mall welcomed the retailer Sept. 21, 1967. An anniversary was observed last week. Biggs Park Mall bills itself as "the premier shopping destination for Robeson County and Lumberton." J.C. Penney a

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Gov. Cooper visits Lumberton residents hit by Hurricane Matthew

LUMBERTON - Almost a year after Hurricane Matthew hit the southeastern part of the state, Gov. Roy Cooper visited an apartment complex in Lumberton to check on elderly and disable residents, many of whom were forced into motels for the past year. "We know that help can never come soon enough," Coope

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 23:26:41

Cape Fear People for Sunday, Sept. 24

Airman 1st Class Josh R. Myrick, son of Pete and Rhonda Myrick of Seagrove, has graduated from Air Force basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. He graduated in 2011 from North Moore High School in Robbins and earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from Appalachian State Universi

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Pedestrian hit, killed on Singletary Church Road in Robeson County

LUMBERTON - A 79-year-old woman died Thursday when she was hit by a vehicle while crossing Singletary Church Road in Robeson County, the Highway Patrol said. The pedestrian, Cleo Jones Locklear, of the 2100 block of Singletary Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened at 5:52 p.m

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 20:29:19

Fundraisers, nonprofit meetings and opportunities

Habitat Volunteers Needed: Skilled volunteers are needed on Oct. 7 to assist with disaster relief and repairs in Habitat's Buxton Village. Repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew are almost completed, but help is needed. Registration is required. Contact Chatham McTindal at 910-483-0952 or vis

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Two Robeson County schools among six finalists for innovative state district

RALEIGH - Two Robeson County public elementary schools are among the half-dozen remaining schools in the running for inclusion in the newly-created statewide school district, it was announced Friday. R.B. Dean Elementary in Maxton and Southside/Ashpole Elementary in Rowland are among the six still u

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 23:27:48

Bitter anniversary: 1997 murders of trooper, deputy rocked Cumberland County

Teens shot down two law officers in a traffic stop 20 years ago. Paul Woolverton Staff writer @FO_Woolverton If Kevin Golphin had worn his seat belt 20 years ago today he and his brother, Tilmon Golphin, might not be spending the rest of their lives in prison. And state Trooper Lloyd "Ed" Lowry and

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 00:35:10

29-year-old man dies in early morning Hoke Loop Road wreck

A 29-year-old man died in a single-vehicle wreck this morning on Hoke Loop Road near Ellie Avenue. Michael A. Bethea, of the 5300 block of Hub Johnson Road in Hope Mills, was driving a 2007 Nissan Maxima around 4 a.m. when he struck a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Fayettevil

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 12:33:57

Hoke County couple charged in child abuse case

RAEFORD - A Raeford man is accused of physically abusing his girlfriend's son and she is accused of lying to lawmen in an effort to protect him, the Hoke County Sheriff's Office said. Shawn Eliott Flanagan, 27, of the 20 block of Tonya Loop, was charged Thursday with child abuse causing serious phys

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-22 20:02:04

Myron B. Pitts: Portrait honors lawyer with fighting spirit, joie de vivre

In the late 1950s, Sylvia X. Allen, by then, a mom to six children and married to a physician, would leave her home in Fayetteville at 5:30 a.m. to take law school classes at 8 a.m. at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After wrapping classes by 3, she would drive home to make dinner,

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 18:50:00

Deaths point to crisis in NC's child welfare system

North Carolina has paid a steep price for the failures of its child welfare system. Greg Barnes Staff writer Twice in the weeks before Bryan Nathaniel Mathews died, someone tried to warn child protective services. The mobile home in Fayetteville where the infant lived with his two young brothers wa

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 16:16:53

NAACP speaker criticizes racial injustice

The Rev. Curtis Gatewood was the keynote speaker at the 29th Life Membership Banquet of the NAACP At a Fayetteville branch NAACP banquet Saturday night, the Rev. Curtis Gatewood urged members to remain "steadfast and immovable" in their pursuit of justice. "You cannot love Jesus without loving justi

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 03:17:11

Editorial: In our democracy voting is a duty, not opportunity or privilege

It makes you wonder why the leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly work so hard at making it more difficult for people to vote. While many of their legislative efforts have been thwarted by the courts, North Carolina's voters seem to be helping legislators along even without the bad laws. We

WRAL - 2017-09-22 09:00:00

Antique lures spark old memories

A few weeks ago, I met Vinson Bowers at The Mill Pond in Whiteville. The objective was fishing from a wooden boat in waters where he spent much of his childhood. Bowers' father, Lawrence Bowers, built the Big House in 1958, which overlooks the 68-acre pond. Bowers moved into the house when he was 10

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-21 18:00:00

Need to know for Saturday, Sept. 23

1. Road closures: Many of the streets in Fayetteville's downtown historic district will be closed this weekend for the International Folk Festival. The closures will continue through 6 p.m. Sunday. People planning to travel in the area should be aware and consider alternate routes. The roads include

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 09:37:00

Child abuse series shows Observer commitment

Many things have changed at the Observer over the years, from how we deliver the news online to how we design the print paper. What hasn't changed is our commitment to the big story. Exhibit A: Today's front page, where we begin a four-part series investigating North Carolina's child welfare system.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 20:30:00

Live Wire: Who is responsible for the very large pothole located near Walmart on Skibo Road?

Questions and answers of general interest and consumer topics. Q: Could you tell me who is responsible for the very large pothole located near Walmart on Skibo? - D.D., Fayetteville A: The state Department of Transportation sent a maintenance engineer to the area to check for potholes, but couldn't

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

'It's peaceful:' Winery a refuge from life in fast lane

ELIZABETHTOWN - A 35-acre spread designed for celebration and relaxation beckons wine, art and pop culture lovers to western Bladen County. Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery is an easy-to-reach destination from Fayetteville, offering a respite from life in the fast lane, a restaurant for the famished and

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 18:00:00

'Lear' is Shakespeare at his bleakest

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is presenting the tragedy "King Lear" in a limited engagement. With a story as bleak as "King Lear," a little levity goes a long way. Sweet Tea Shakespeare is presenting the story of betrayal and madness in a limited engagement Thursday through Saturday at Seabrook Auditorium o

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 15:31:00

Ceremony draws awareness to domestic violence; six Cumberland County victims remembered

In a year's time - between September 2016 and today - 82 people in North Carolina died as a result of domestic violence. Six were from Cumberland County. They were remembered Friday at "Remember My Name: A Domestic Violence Vigil," held on the steps of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 02:44:55