Individual sought

after city shooting

LUMBERTON — Two shootings in Robeson County have left two people hospitalized, including one who is critically injured, and one man facing charges.

Travis Antonio Johnson, 38, whose last known address was Red Springs, was shot about 10:30 Monday evening during a domestic disturbance at 802 E. 11th St. in Lumberton. Johnson was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center and then to another hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Lumberton Police Department and by Erich Hackney, investigator for the Robeson County District Attorney’s office. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lumberton police Detective J. White at 910-671-3845.


Funding ends for

Blazing Stars program

CLINTON — Now that grant funding for a program within Clinton City Schools has ended, administrators are researching options that would allow students to receive similar services.

The Blazing Stars Academy is a federally-funded program, previously hosted by Sunset Avenue School, that provided additional education enrichment opportunities for students in first through fifth grades.

Each year the federal grant provided $400,000 and allowed for 200 children to be served.


Man’s leg chewed

by boat propeller

LAKE WACCAMAW — A South Carolina man suffered serious injuries Sunday when he was cut by an outboard motor propeller at Lake Waccamaw.

The individual was reportedly riding a tube behind a powerboat when he was thrown off around 4:25 p.m. When the boat driver turned around to pick him back up, the victim was struck by the boat and received numerous wounds to one leg.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and his injuries were not considered life-threatening.


Volunteers sought

for special dinner

FAYETTEVILLE — Organizers for the Sandhills Purple Heart Dinner are seeking volunteers to help them sew chair covers, serve dinner, escort veterans and various other tasks. The dinner, set for Aug. 19 at the Crown Complex, will honor about 400 veterans who have spilled blood, lost limbs and otherwise been injured for their country.

It is the first time the dinner will be hosted in Fayetteville.

For information about volunteering, contact Michael Johnson at

To make a monetary donation, send a check payable to Sandhills Puprle Heart Dinner to 6380 Cliffdale Road, P.O. Box 25134, Fayetteville, 28314.

— From staff and wire reports.