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Woods, Dial debate in race for District 4

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MAXTON — During a debate that touched on term limits, stipends and job growth, county Commissioner Noah Woods touted his experience as an elected official, while his challenger Faline Locklear Dial stressed the need for new leadership — particularly a female voice.The two Democratic candidates for District 4 faced off in a forum Thursday night at Prospect Elementary School’s gym. The 90-minute event, which was sponsored by the Robeson Honor Guard, drew about 85 spectators.The rancor-free forum included questions from a moderator, audience members and the candidates. But Dial did ask Woods to defend commissioner pay and health insurance.

 

Candidates plan Friday get-together

RED SPRINGS — Beverly Collins Hall, a candidate for state Senate District 13, and Brenda Bullard, a candidate for the seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners representing District 6, have scheduled a joint meeting in Red Springs on Friday. Both candidates are Democrats.The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Old Stock Up Store, 108 S. Main St. with a barbecue/catfish plate sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m....

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Candidate to hold a meet and greet

RED SPRINGS — Faline Locklear Dial, a candidate for the seat on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners representing District 4, will hold a meet-the-candidate event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at M-W Electric Inc.A free lunch will be provided.M-W Electric Inc. is located at 312 W. Fourth Ave. in Red Springs.

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Event targets gun safety

RED SPRINGS —Timothy Oxendine loved church and drama.It was fitting that friends and family remembered the late teenager on Saturday with a day of dramatic readings, praise dancers and prayer.“He was humble and very active in the church,” Debra Chavis said of her son. “He wanted to be a pastor or a pediatrician.”But Chavis said it was also important to remember how her son died. Timothy was accidentally shot and killed by his brot...

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Crime report

Red Springs Police Department reportsLenzo McNeill reported on March 23 that someone vandalized his property on Oak Street. The report estimated the damage at $200.Robert Bracey reported on March 23 that someone vandalized an exterior window at his property on Marlboro Street. The damage was estimated at $300, the report said.Jiffy Stop store in Red Springs reported on March 24 that someone stole tobacco products worth an estimated $3,000. The...

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Pembroke Singers to perform Sunday

RED SPRINGS — The Pembroke Singers, a select auditioned ensemble from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will perform Sunday at Red Springs Presbyterian Church.The concert will begin at 5 p.m. It is free.The ensemble consist of between 24 and 30 singers and their repertoire features both sacred and secular choral compositions. There will also be a special appearance by the UNCP Vocal and Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Tracy Thomas.Although the...

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Man charged with murder

LUMBERTON — A Parkton man has been arrested in the shooting death of a man whose body was found outside a Lumber Bridge home nearly two weeks ago, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.Damaus Qonta Bridges, 22, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder and jailed under a $50,000 secured bond.Bridges, who lives on Plateau Lane in Parkton, is accused of killing 31-year-old Johnny Isaac Robinson, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of dete...

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Carnival to aid cop program

RED SPRINGS — An event for kids and their families that helps kids and their families will return this week.The annual Red Springs Carnival kicked off Tuesday and will run through Sunday.The carnival is sponsored by the Red Springs Police Department, which uses a percentage of the proceeds to fund various community programs to help the less fortunate, like the Shop with a Cop program.The six-day event will continue today through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. ...

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