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Hubert Stone Announ His
Intention to Run For Sheriff 1
Lumberton, /VC-Hubert Stone put an end to months of rumors and
speculation this week by announcing that he will be acandidate in the May
1998 Democratic primary for Sheriff of Robeson County.
Stone, a Rowland native, served 16 years as the county's sheriffbefore
stepping down in 1994.
"People need to know that what they have been seeing and hearing for
the last several months is real. I am running, and with the continued
support and loyalty of the citizens of Robeson County, we will win," said
Stone. "I will be running a campaign that stays away from the personal
attacks and focuses on the issues. This race needs to be about how to best
protect the safety of all the good, honest, hard-working people in Robeson
County. 1 want to talk about solutions to serious problems-not my
opponent. 1 want to look for and discuss ways that the Robeson County
Sheriffs Department can better serve the taxpayers. I want to hear from
the citizens out in the cpunty about what the sheriffs department can do
to better serve their needs."
Stone's decision in 1994 to retire ended a 41 year career in law
enforcement. The former sheriff said a lot of people in the county have
asked him if he would come out of retirement and go back to work.
"My parents raised me to work hard in everything 1 do, and to stay with
a job until it is completely done," Stone said. "I will have to admit that
when I left in 1994 things were not where 1 wanted them to be. These past
four years have given me a chance to look at law enforcement as an
outsider. I have had time to think long and hard about some of my victories
and my shortcomings. I have also had a chance to look at some of the other
things that departments have been doing. I believe that today I am%a lot
wiser than 1 was when I left in 1994. I believe that there is a lot of
unfinished business to take care of. I want to go back to work for four more
years, and put into place some serious changes that will set this county on
a course toward a safer, more peaceful future."
Stone said his campaign will focus on two major points: instituting
major changes in the way the sheriffs department fights the war on drugs,
and on reforming the way the sheriffs department deals with the problem
of juvenile crime.
" 1 read in the newspaper the other day where a community leader in the 1
Lumberton area was talking about how the drug dealers and thieves are i
not afraid of law enforcement any more," Stone said. "That's too bad. We
have plenty of good people working in law enforcement in this county.
"The key to being successful in the fight against crime is showing the
good people out there that you care about them, while putting fear in the
hearts of the bad people," Stone said.
"I have won four ejections for sheriff with strong support from people
in every community across this county.," Stone said. "I have always had
a strong vote?winning outright every time. There has never been a need
for a run off. This county has not had many sheriffs who can make that
claim. 1 am in this race to win. With the help of some old friends-and
hopefully some new ones?I will do it again in 1998."
Stone served in he U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division during the
Korean War. In 1953 he left the service and went to work as an officer with
the Rowland Police Department. In 1954, he was hired as police chief for
the Golumbus County town of Fair Bluff.
In 1957, Stone signed on with the Robeson County Sheriffs Department
as a uniformed deputy. In 1957, Sheriff McLeod promoted Stone to
the position of Chief of Detectives- a position he held until McLeod's
retirement in 1978.
Stone won his first race for sheriff that year, and went on to be re-elected
three times~in 1982, 1986 and 1990.
Stone's four terms as sheriff were marked, he said, by a number of
innovations in the way the sheriffs department conducted its business.
He said that he introduced community policing to Robeson County by
setting up sub stations in places such as Proctorville and Maxton, among
others. Stone said that he and his deputies cooperated extensively with
state and federal authorities to send more drug dealers to federal prison.
than during any other sheriffs term of office.
Local Educators, Participate in Z
Smith Reynolds Foundation
Initiative for School Administrators
Judith Locklear ofLumberton and
Jennifer Freeman of Pembroke are
among thirteen graduate students and
practitioners selected to participate
in a two year program funded by the
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and
Fayettcvillc State University. Project
REAP (Recruitment of Educators for
Advancement in the Profession) is
designed to increase the pool of minority
educational administrators
through a planned program of professional
development, interactive
dialogue with successful role models
and minority education leaders, and
an internship. Professional growth
planning is an integral part of the
program which consists of a weeklong
institute and three subsequent
weekend seminars followed by a one
year mini-internship designed to meet
the participant's individual profes
sional development and growth
needs. A week long institute was
held on campus at Fayetteville State
University in July and the first of
three weekend seminars was held
October 3-5 at the North Carolina
Cenlcrforthc Advance mentofTeaching
in Cullqwhce. A seqond weekend
seminar is scheduled at the Aqueduct
Conference Center in Chapel Hill in
December and a January seminar is
tentatively scheduled in Raleigh.
Ms. Freeman is a North Carolina
Principal Fellow enrolled in the second
year of the Masters of School
Administration Program at Fayetteville
State University and an administrative
intern at Rowland
Norment School in Lumberton.
Ms. Locklcar is an assistant principal
at Littlcfield Middle School in
Swett High
The Varsity and JV cheerleaders
attended the Robeson County
Fair Cheerleading Competition on
Monday, September 29. Both
squads took second place with thei r
excellent performance. They look
forward to the competition at the
Fairmont Farmers Festival on October
18 at noon.
PSHS held its PTSA meeting
September IS with Principal,
Wesley Revels, welcoming everyone.
Several teachers dramatized
"Moving Into the 21st Century,"
which displayed perfect students
in a perfect class in the first scene
In the second scene, students portrayed
extremely disruptive benaviordcpicting
realistic situations that
sometimes occur in the classroom
with a substitute teacher. Items of
interest that were shared with parents
included the new ABC program,
Tech Prep, Job Ready, Ram's
Clinic, Renaissance Program, and
High SchoolsThat Work program
Afterwards parents visited
teachers to be informed of their
children's progress in academic
Ms. Felicia Hunt's Marketing
and Business management classes
recently participated in a Career
Development Project which involved
three phases.
Students were judged on their
career box and oral presentation by
other students. This project was
also part of an integration activity
with Mr. Tyncr's Tech Theater
Winners for this event were:
Market ing-Hattcna Worriax. Hon
orable Mention-Angic Locklear,
Courtney Scott, Adam Oxendine,
Jeremy Oxendine, Louisa
Martinez, and Kenissa Bird. Business
Management- Wynema
Locklear, Honorable MentionAndrea
McDonald, JamiceChavis
and Rihannon Chavis-Legerton.
Morehead Scholarship nominees
selected include Sarah
Locklear, LaShaunna Dccsc,
Rihannon Chavis- Lcgcrton.
Students from Robeson Technical
College visited the campus to
share with students in interior design
and clothing design classes of
Mrs. Iris Locklear various ways to
improve and enhance their appearances
and homes.
RCCstudents Abigail Locklear,
Stcfony Lewis, and Chcnoa Morgan
demonstrated hairstyles and
colors that could enhance the students'
appearances. They also provided
services for manicure
Student, faculty, staff, visitors,
and parents of the community met
together at the school's flag pole
September 17 for the International
Day of Prayer.
Bradley Locklear welcomed
everyone Nicolas Dimcry presented
thedevotion and Ms. Delilah
Kcttcrman did the prayer. Afterwards
the group sang "Amazing
Grace." The purpose of the event
was to pray for students, faculty,
community, the country, the world,
and the problems the world encounter
The chairperson of the
YCA is Mrs. Deborah Lowry
Revival Services at
First Baptist Church
November 2-5
Revival services will begin Sunday
at 6:30 p.m at Pembroke First
Baptist Church . Monday - Wednesday
services will begin at 7:00 p m
Pastor David Hunt of Ml Hebron
Will be the Guest Speaker
There will be special singing
Gospel Singing
Come and support our children by
attending a Gospel Singing Saturday
November I at 7p.m.. Admission is
free. Donations will be accepted for
the Parent Teacher Student Association
(PTSA) Refreshments will be
' The Gospel Singing will feature:
Debbie and Kric Chavis, Royal Blood
and other Ideal groups. ^
Please come and support our children
Tasha Oxendine, Lou Kirchen, Chancellor Joseph Oxendine and
Denise Page are shown above.
WBTW-TV13 Contributes to
scholarship fund at UNCP
Pembroke?Florence, S.C. disaffiliate,
WBTW TV-13 delivered
the third yearly contribution to its
scholarship fund at The University of
North Carolina at Pembroke.
On hand for the check presentation
were WBTW Vice President ad
General Manager Lou Kirchen,
Chancellor Joseph B. Oxendine, Dr
Oscar Patterson, director of telecommunications
at UNCP and Dencic
Page, chair of the UNCP Foundation,
Inc., which administers the
Reporting the story for WBTW
was itsNorth Carolina reporterTasha
Oxendine, a graduate of UNCP's
broadcasting program.
WBTWs $ 1,000contribution will
go to a broadcasting scholarship for
a mass communications major who
also works at WNCP, UNCP's television
station. In making the presentation,
Ms. Kirchcn praised UNCP's
broadcasting program.
"We appreciate contributions The
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
makes to the entire region,"
she said "At WBTW, we especially
appreciate the caliber of graduates
they send to us."
BcsidcsMs. Oxendine, three other
WBTW employees arc graduates of
UNCP's broadcasting program
"UNCP graduates like Tasha arc
some of our best employees, " Ms
Kirchcn said "UNCP does a wonderful
job training our employees
Please send us more graduates as
well as interns."
In accepting the gift on behalf of
the University, ChancellorOxendinc
said WBTWs contribution comes at
an important moment in the history
of the broadcasting program.
"This is very timely because we
received approval from the UNC
Board of Governors just last week for
out new major in mass communications
at the University," Chancellor
Oxendinesaid. "The major will have
three concentrations, broadcasting,
journalism and public relations.
"On the basis of recent trends, we
arc convinced that mass communications
will be a very popular program,
and that its importance will
increase in the future," he said. "This
is real support for our program, and
the significance of the gift at this
time is truly important to us."
Dr. Patterson also expressed his
appreciation. "Without this kind of
support, we could not be as productive
in broadcasting as we arc," Dr.
Patterson said. "We arc very appreciative
and so are our students."
WNCP has been the broadcasting
armofUNCPfor 14 years. Out of Old
Main, it operates its own cable channel
on the local Time Warner system
and provides news and other programming
to local broadcast outlets
It's graduates work at television stations
across the Carolinas and beyond
Pembroke Kiwanis Report
The monthly business meeting
was heldTuesday evening at theJadc
Garden Restaurant with Brian Brooks
presiding. Plans were made and discussed
for the year's service projects.
The spaghetti supper will be Friday,
December 5 and tne pancake breakfast
will be Saturday, December 6th.
Other plans to be worked on are the
membership drive, a golftournamcnt,
a vehicle fund raiser, the Boys and
Girls Home received a $200 donation,
for a child's Christmas, sponsorship,
plans to attend the mid-winter
conference in Wilmington on Jan.
16th and 17th. Ray I.owry was presented
the Out-standing Kiwanian
Atvard tor 1996 and 97. Ray was a
very prominent in fund raising
projects, and other projects. Christmas
toys and food baskets projects
were discussed, for needy families.
Charter Night was observed last
week. The Pembroke Club was
formed on October 17, 1961 Treasurer
Albert Hunt was the first treasurer.
This was the 36th meeting attended
by Mrs. Katy Mae and Albert.
A resume of the many happenings
was recalled by Treasurer Hunt. It
was a good 36 years.
Presiding.- Brian Brooks; Invocation.
Clay Maynor; Song - Fd Tccts;
Reporter.- Ken Johnson.
Plate Sale and Gospel Sing
Planned at Prospect UMC
Prospect United Methodist Church will be having its annual plate sale
and gospel sing on Friday, November 7th. The church is located on Route
3, Maxton, across the road from Prospect School on Missouri Road/ These
two events are sponsored by the Prospect United Methodist Men and the
Community Men who will be on the programfor the Gospel Singing at 7:30
P.M.. Also appearing will be the Youth Choir of Prospect UMC and the
Chord of Three.
Don't miss this day of food and fellowship. The chicken and barbecue
plate sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 7 P.M.. Then the
Gospel Sing will being at 7:30 P.M.. on Friday, November 7. The monies
raised will be used to assist with projects for the needy in the community.
The pastor, the Reverend Bill James Locklear, invites you to attend.
Shown above is the Prospect UMC Youth Choir.
7VC Indian Senior citizens
Conference Set for Nov. 7-8
The 17th Annual North Carolina
Indian Senior Citizens Conference
will be held November 7th thru November
8th at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux
in Fayetteville. The conference
theme is "Indian Elders. Voices
of Hie Past and Future."?The
conference provides an opportunity
for Native American elders
to come together to learn about resources
and benefits available to them,
to discuss issuesand concerns, and to
renew okl acquaintances. Participants
will attend a workshop on health and
Indian spirituality and share stories
on historical events, farming and
daily living during the early 1900's.
The conference is sponsored by
the North Carolina Indian Senior
Citizens Coalition, United Tribes,
the North Carolina Native American
Youth Organization, and the North
Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Special events include a health
fair, quilt contest, cake contest, recognition
of the state's oldest Indian
ministers, and the Miss Indian Senior
Citizens Queen Pageant.
"This conference is the only statewide
event held solely for the Indian
elders of North Carolina," said Gre
gory A Richardson, executive director
of the North Carolina Commission
of Indian Affairs. "It is a great
opportunity for Indian elders from
across the state to come together in
unity to celebrate their Indian heritage
and to be proud of the accomplishments
and contributions they,
as Indian people, have made to this
The conference registration ? $45
for senior citizens 55 and older and
$55 for those under 55 years of age -
covers a light reception, a banquet
may be purchased for $20. Registration
deadline is October 31
For more information, contact
Darlene Jacobs, conference coordinator.
at (919) 733-5998 (217 West
Jones Street, Raleigh, North Carolina
27603), or Bonnie Ammons,
Cumberland County Association for
Indian People. (910) 483-8442,
The North Carolina Commission
of Indian Affairs, a division of the
Department of Administration, was
created by the General Assembly in
1971. More than 80,000 Indians live
in North Carolina, giving the state
the largest Indian population east of
the Mississippi and the seventh largest
Indian population in the nation
Lumbee Guaranty Bank
has record Quarter
Pembroke, N.C. ? Lumbce Guaranty
Bank announced today that 3rd
quarter earnings were the highest in
the Bank's 26 year history Net income
for the third quarter of 1997
was $221,307, compared to $ 173,127
during the same period last year, a
28% increase Net income for the
first nine months of 1997 ($632,062)
has increased by 44% over the same
period in 19% ($437,979) Annualized
Return on Average Equity
(ROAE) totaled 11.03%. and Return
on Average Assets (ROAA) totaled
Strong demand for mortgage and
consumer loans, stable interest rates,
and good cost controls, have assisted
Lumbce Guaranty Bank in achieving
record performance levels this quarter.
With over 85 million dollars in
assets. Lumbce Guaranty 'S dedicated
to providing its customers with
the highest quality products and services
available today The Bank currcntl>
has 8 branch locations, and is
in more towns in Robeson county
than any other commercial bank
Duke-ECU Training Program
Positions Available
The Duke-ECU Partnerships for
Training Program is a new part-time
program that will be available to
residents of 11 Eastern North Carolina
Counties. Forty-six students will
be accepted into the program starting
in May of 19')8 - 10 Physician Assistants,
10 Family Nurse Practitioners
and 6 Certified Nurse Practitioner
students enrolled at East Carolina
University and 20 Family Nurse prac
titioncr students enrolled at Duke
University If you arc motivated to
expand your abilities, open to new
learning methods, and willing to take
a high level of personal responsibility.
the Dukc-ECU Partnerships for
Training Program offers a unique
opportunity to advance your career
while meeting your commitments
Interested? Contact Mary Collins at
Duke ('/I'i-fiHI-i IK5) for more information
Staff to be in Fairmont
A member of 7th District Mike
Mclntyrc's staff will visit the Fair1
mont Town Hall on Tuesday. November
4th, from 10 (Hi a in to 12 00
noon, to meet with residents of the
7th District who have problems (hat
involve agencies of the federal go\
eminent Comments or opinions on
pending legislation inTlic United
States C ongress arc also welcome
No appointments arc necessary
The mobile office is a service to
the people of the 7th District and
makes several visits to Robeson
Counts throughout the year

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