3 masked men

rob local arcade

LUMBERTON — The search is on for three masked men who robbed 72 Arcade on N.C. 72 East in Lumberton at gunpoint at about 1 a.m. last Friday.

An armed guard had just escorted a patron back to the person’s vehicle when three men jumped the guard, took his firearm and forced him back into the arcade. Once inside, one of the robbers then pointed a firearm at an employee and demanded money.

A lone male patron was in the business while it was being robbed, and the robbers took his money, too.

Anyone with information is asked to call 910-671-3170.


Creech resigns

as town clerk

ROSEBORO — Less than one year after taking the oath of office, Bruce Creech has resigned from the position of Roseboro’s town clerk and finance officer.

Creech was hired July 11, 2017, after the position was left vacant for four months.

According to Roseboro mayor Alice Butler, Creech offered the commissioners a statement of resignation May 22, effective immediately. The board was expected to name someone as interim town clerk and finance officer immediately.


SCC Foundation

celebrates 50 years

WHITEVILLE — Southeastern Community College Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary by hosting a Southern Supper on Saturday featuring southern fare catered by Chef Sarah Gore and entertainment provided by Legacy Motown Revue.

The SCC Foundation was founded in 1968 with a goal of providing scholarships and other forms of support for initiatives not funded by state dollars.

Tickets are available online at sccnc.edu or by contacting the SCC Foundation office at 910-788-6308.


Man charged with

speeding at lake

LAKE WACCAMAW — A Raeford man was jailed and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and reckless driving on Saturday.

Richard Eugene Jones, 39, reportedly was speeding along Waccamaw Shores at a rate of 55 mph in the 45 mph zone when observed by a patrol officer. Jones did not initially stop when the officer used his lights and siren and a chase ensued.

Once Jones stopped, he was taken into custody and booked. he was released on an undisclosed secured bond.

From staff and wire reports.