Hospital receives

Golden LEAF grant

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Medical Center has been awarded a $375,350 grant to help upgrade its emergency water pump system.

The funding was awarded through the Golden LEAF Foundation Disaster Recovery Grant Program. It will be used to build two additional on-campus water wells, bringing the total to four. The wells would pump groundwater into large storage tanks that could be used during natural disasters.

When complete, the upgraded system will provide enough flowing well water to keep the hospital campus functional during emergencies.


Historic clock

needs repairing

MAXTON — The historic clock that is part of the logo of the town of Maxton is broken.

The landmark clock atop town hall, a building on the National Register of Historic Places, lost its east face during the April 15 storm that tore through Robeson County. The face was blown onto the street below. The pieces were saved, but the face will have to be replaced.

The original faces of the clock are all gone, except for one, which is split in half and sitting in the tower. Plywood covers the hole where the clock face once was as repair plans are made.

Town officials say the repairs will cost about $250 to $300 and be completed at the end of May.


Brooks Brothers

closes its store

GARLAND — The Brooks Brothers Factory Outlet in southern Sampson County has closed.

The store, located at 15 E. Front St. in Garland, was open for many years and sold a variety of shirts made by Brooks Brothers before closing on Tuesday.

Garland is also home to the Brooks Brothers’ Garland Shirt Factory, which will remain intact. More than 200 people are employed at the location, which produces a classic oxford shirt.


Man charged with

intimidating witness

LUMBERTON — A Virginia man was charged Tuesday for unlawfully restraining, intimidating and breaking a protective order taken out by a local woman who is a state’s witness in cases against the man.

Antwan Lashawn Broadnax, 21, of Imporia, Virginia, was “pulled out” of the Robeson County jail Tuesday and arrested on one count of assault on a female, threatening calls and violating a domestic violence protective order for the second time.

He appeared before a magistrate and was jailed again under no bond.

From staff and wire reports.