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Scott Witten

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E-Mail Address: switten@civitasmedia.com
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PEMBROKE — Red Springs town commissioners used part of this weekend's board retreat to discuss how outfitting police with body cameras could benefit officers and the public.
The commissioners also used the two-day retreat to talk about budget priorities, the past year's accomplishments and new objectives for the coming year. The retreat was

Red Springs talks police cameras during retreat

PEMBROKE — Red Springs town commissioners used part of this weekend's board retreat to discuss how outfitting police with body cameras could benefit officers and the public. The commissioners also used the two-day retreat to talk about budget priorities, the past year's accomplishments and new objectives for the coming year. The retreat was

Historic Robeson County academy gets a new name

RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Headmaster Steve Hagen said Thursday the change will help the school disassociate from the financial problems of the previous board that ran the school. The operation of the school was taken over earlier this year by a new board called the Legacy Foundation. T

RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy.
Headmaster Steve Hagen said Thursday the change will help the school disassociate from the financial problems of the previous board that ran the school. The operation of the school was taken over earlier this year by a new board called the Legacy Foundation.
T

Historic academy gets a new name

RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Headmaster Steve Hagen said Thursday the change will help the school disassociate from the financial problems of the previous board that ran the school. The operation of the school was taken over earlier this year by a new board called the Legacy Foundation. T

Police investigate separate shootings

RED SPRINGS — Police are looking for culprits in two separate shootings that occurred last week. Early Sunday morning, someone shot into a vehicle on West Sixth Avenue, hitting two passengers, according to Capt. Kevin Locklear of the Red Springs Police Department. Gary McLean, 31, of Shannon, was struck in the arm and a bullet grazed Edward

Parkton woman charged following raid on nightclubs

FAYETTEVILLE — A Parkton woman is among three Robeson County residents arrested following a seven-month investigation into alleged prostitution and drug trafficking at two nightclubs in Fayetteville. State Alcohol Law Enforcement agents charged a total of 18 people with drug trafficking, unauthorized possession of liquor and other crimes aft

Police investigating separate shootings

RED SPRINGS — Police are looking for culprits in two separate shootings that occurred during the weekend. Early Sunday morning, someone shot into a vehicle on West Sixth Avenue, hitting two passengers, according to Capt. Kevin Locklear of the Red Springs Police Department. Gary McLean, 31, of Shannon, was struck in the arm and a bullet graz

RED SPRINGS — The creation of a local commission may be the best way to restart Red Springs' efforts to preserve its historic properties, state officials told residents Monday night.
Members of the state Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources were in Red Springs this week to offer suggestions about how to get loca

Preserving Red Springs

RED SPRINGS — The creation of a local commission may be the best way to restart Red Springs' efforts to preserve its historic properties, state officials told residents Monday night. Members of the state Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources were in Red Springs this week to offer suggestions about how to get loca

ST. PAULS — Organizers of St. Pauls' Community Garden say the project should be ready to kick off in about two weeks.
But the public can get a look at the community garden today at 2 p.m. as part of the St. Pauls Arbor Day celebration.
The garden, which was funded by the St. Pauls' Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program, is on the north en

Growing soon

ST. PAULS — Organizers of St. Pauls' Community Garden say the project should be ready to kick off in about two weeks. But the public can get a look at the community garden today at 2 p.m. as part of the St. Pauls Arbor Day celebration. The garden, which was funded by the St. Pauls' Small Towns Economic Prosperity Program, is on the north en

RENNERT — Shawn Gibson has been elected the new mayor of Rennert.
A retired lawman with no previous board experience, Gibson was chosen to lead the board during a Rennert town commissioner meeting earlier this week.
The board also nominated Rennert Commissioner Vivian Wilson-McRae for mayor. Gibson received four votes and Wilson-McRae got o

Rennert names Gibson as mayor

RENNERT — Shawn Gibson has been elected the new mayor of Rennert. A retired lawman with no previous board experience, Gibson was chosen to lead the board during a Rennert town commissioner meeting earlier this week. The board also nominated Rennert Commissioner Vivian Wilson-McRae for mayor. Gibson received four votes and Wilson-McRae got o

RED SPRINGS — Two women returned to the Humble Bakery, a new pastry shop in Red Springs, last week to grab something on the way to work.
The customers had been in the bakery before, but it was hard to tell from the way they giggled like kids as they pointed to the stacks of quiche, cinnamon rolls, apple donuts and vegan sausage biscuits with

Bakery pushes items that are good and good for you

RED SPRINGS — Two women returned to the Humble Bakery, a new pastry shop in Red Springs, last week to grab something on the way to work. The customers had been in the bakery before, but it was hard to tell from the way they giggled like kids as they pointed to the stacks of quiche, cinnamon rolls, apple donuts and vegan sausage biscuits with

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls native Victoria Huggins has added a local title to her long list of statewide pageant wins.
Huggins was crowned the winner of the inaugural Miss Greater Southeastern Scholarship Pageant in Lumberton last week.
“I'm both humbled and grateful to be the first person selected as Miss Greater Southeastern,” Hugg

Huggins collects another crown

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls native Victoria Huggins has added a local title to her long list of statewide pageant wins. Huggins was crowned the winner of the inaugural Miss Greater Southeastern Scholarship Pageant in Lumberton last week. “I'm both humbled and grateful to be the first person selected as Miss Greater Southeastern,” Hugg

ST. PAULS — The newly opened Domino's Pizza in St. Pauls delivers what company officials are calling a first for Robeson County — pizza theater.
The theater comes in the form of an open kitchen so customers can watch the pizza-making process and in-store seating, according to John Ridge, who owns the St. Pauls franchise as well as Domi

Domino's makes St. Pauls debut

ST. PAULS — The newly opened Domino's Pizza in St. Pauls delivers what company officials are calling a first for Robeson County — pizza theater. The theater comes in the form of an open kitchen so customers can watch the pizza-making process and in-store seating, according to John Ridge, who owns the St. Pauls franchise as well as Domi

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners will seek a grant to build an enclosure for the current farmers market.
The board voted last week to seek a $100,000 grant for the structure after Mayor John McNeill broke a 3-to-3 tie vote. If approved, the grant does not require a match from the town.
The town plans to apply for a N.C.

Town looks to upgrade farmers market facility

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners will seek a grant to build an enclosure for the current farmers market. The board voted last week to seek a $100,000 grant for the structure after Mayor John McNeill broke a 3-to-3 tie vote. If approved, the grant does not require a match from the town. The town plans to apply for a N.C.

Attorney: Changes to sewer discharge appear promising

RED SPRINGS — The Southern Environmental Law Center gave Red Springs an ultimatum in December. Fix how your pollutants are discharged into the Lumber River basin or face court action in 60 days. The environmental group this week said no final decision has been made in regards to taking the municipality to court, but the town appears to be mo

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners was split Tuesday night on whether to seek a grant to build an enclosure for the current farmers market.
The board voted to seek a $100,000 grant for the structure after Mayor John McNeill broke a 3-to-3 tie vote. If approved, the grant does not require a match from the town.
The town pla

Red Springs wants to enclose farmers marker

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners was split Tuesday night on whether to seek a grant to build an enclosure for the current farmers market. The board voted to seek a $100,000 grant for the structure after Mayor John McNeill broke a 3-to-3 tie vote. If approved, the grant does not require a match from the town. The town pla





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