Man charged with

assaulting paramedic

LUMBERTON — A 61-year-old Robeson County man has been charged with assaulting a paramedic who was trying to do his job.

Bobby Henson Locklear, of Pembroke, was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony assault causing physical injury to an emergency personnel.

According to court records, Locklear assaulted Oscar Henderson, an emergency medical technician with Robeson County Emergency Medical Services. At the time of the assault, Henderson was attempting to transport a patient from Locklear’s home.

He was released under $5,000 bond.



yard sale set

Mark your calendars, the fourth annual Maxwell Road Endless Yard Sale will be held Aug. 11. The yard sale begins just off Hwy. 421 north of Clinton on Kitty Fork Road and extends nearly 30 miles, through the Clement community, and ends where Maxwell Road and N.C. 24 meet.

Last year’s yard sale covered nearly 25 miles in Sampson County, but organizers say this year, the yard sale will meander it’s way through nearly 10 more miles, crossing into Cumberland County. The sales begin at 7 a.m., and will end when everything has been sold.

For information, call 910-990-0415 or 910-567-2966.


Town boil water

order gets lifted

LAKE WACCAMAW — The boil water advisory was lifted for Lake Waccamaw just in time for the main part of the July Fourth holiday. That advisory was removed as of 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

The advisory was initially issued as a precaution after a water main break caused a shutdown of the town’s entire water system Monday.

While repairs were made by around midnight Monday, testing of the water was required to ensure back flow of contaminants had not occurred during the pressure loss.


Maynor succumbs

after heart attack

LUMBERTON — Leon Maynor, the longest-serving member of the Lumberton City Council, died on Monday at Duke Medical Center after a nearly two-week battle following an apparent heart attack.

Maynor, the representative of Precinct 7, joined the City Council in 1995. Maynor’s sixth term on the council was to have expired in December 2019.

He worked for decades for the public schools, as a teacher and administrator. He also worked as a referee, officiating various sports in recreation leagues and in the public schools.

From staff and wire reports.