FEMA awards $5.1M

to Robeson County

LUMBERTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) on Monday announced FEMA will provide North Carolina with an additional $5.1 million to assist with Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

The Housing Authority of Lumberton will receive $1,522,651 to repair 16 units at the Myers Park complex.

The Housing Authority of Lumberton will separately receive $2,430,766 to repair 12 additional housing units.

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will receive $1,162,454 to repair an earthen dam and spillway.


Project improves

traffic flow

SPRING LAKE – Drivers will encounter intermittent lane closures over the next few weeks as workers put the finishing touches on a $32.3 million project that widened and resurfaced three major roads, among other improvements, that converge in Spring Lake.

The lane restrictions are needed so contract crews can safely place permanent lane markings on the newly improved sections of Murchison Road, Bragg Boulevard and Lillington Highway. The roads are where three state highways – 24, 87 and 210 – merge just north of Fayetteville.

The project improves safety and alleviates heavy commuter congestion associated with Fort Bragg.


Men sought after

break-in, kicking kitten

WHITEVILLE — Columbus County sheriff’s deputies are looking for two suspects after allegedly breaking into an Old Stake Road residence and kicking a small kitten on Oct. 18.

Security video shows one subject kicking a 4-week-old kitten on the porch before turning to kick the victim’s front door. The second subject is seen exiting the vehicle to enter the residence behind the first subject.

The subjects were driving a 2007-2009 Ford F150 work truck, with an aftermarket front grill painted white, and a silver toolbox in the bed.

Anyone with information is asked to call 910-640-6629.


City hauls away

29.5 tons of trash

CLINTON — The Public Works and Utilities Department here collected nearly 30 tons of trash during Fall Clean Up Week earlier this month, during which regular rules are suspended and additional items, including furniture, appliances, four tires per household and tree limbs cut to a certain length, are collected.

The 29.5 tons of trash collected during Fall Clean Up Week was seven tons more than last year’s fall cleanup effort.

— From staff and wire reports.