Construction set

for roundabout

LUMBERTON – A Robeson County intersection will close starting next week to begin construction of a roundabout.

Workers for McArthur Construction Co. of Lumberton plan to close the intersection of West Carthage and Pine Log roads, just outside of Lumberton, on Monday, Feb. 19. The intersection is scheduled to reopen in four months when the roundabout is substantially completed, leaving permanent striping and landscaping to be completed by the fall.

Traffic will detour around the construction using N.C. 211, Piney Grove, Watts and Norment roads.


Robeson man is

facing sex charge

RED SPRINGS — A Robeson County man has been accused of sexual misconduct with an under-aged child.

Donovan R. Bowen, 23, of Maxton was charged on Monday by the Red Springs Police Department with taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Bowen’s bail was set at $15,000.


Clinton native to

host adult series

CLINTON — LaShonta Tatum is looking forward to helping residents become better people and improve their lives.

The local minster is continuing her Adult Summit series, with a session titled “I Rose.” It’s scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Clinton City Hall, 221 Lisbon St. The event is free for the public.

She began the community event last year with two sessions. It connects successful people from Sampson County.


‘Get Real’ sex ed

program ended

FAYETTEVILLE — A sex education program criticized by parents was discontinued Tuesday by the Cumberland County school board.

The “Get Real” program, developed by Planned parenthood, was ended by a unanimous vote without discussion.

School board Chairwoman Carrie Sutton said after the meeting that the school system will return to using a sex ed program that has been used since 2009.


Volunteer group

will return in July

FAIR BLUFF — About 300 teens will converge on Fair Bluff in July to assist with flood-related repairs.

It will be the second summer the group will come to the area.

The group is a church ministry from The Gathering Church in Wake County. The teens are expected to again sleep on the floor at West Columbus High gymnasium for the week-long event.

— From staff and wire reports.