THE CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE Published each Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC VOL UME 24 NUMBER 4 7, THURSDA Y, NO VEMBER 20,1997 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS Robin C. Locklear To Enter The 1998 Miss North Carolina USA Pageant Robin C. Locklcar from Hamicl. North Carolina, daughter of Ms. Hazel Locklcar has been selected to participate in the 1998 Miss North CaroI lina USA Pageant, being held at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Charlotte the weekend of November 28 & 29.1997. Each delegate will be judged in ; swimsuit. evening gown.and personal ( interview s. The winner will represent .the Tar Heel Stale in the national!) televised Miss USA Pageant in February of 1998 Among her niam prizes w ill be Cash. A Luxurious Fur Coal. Wardrobe. Evening Gown lobe worn in the national pageant, a 14K gold Miss USA Crown Ring designed exclusively for our state winners, and Expense Paid Trip to New York City and the opportunity to Interview with top commercial Talent Agencies. The most exciting of all is an expense paid trip to the CBS telecast of the Miss USA Pageant where she will compete for the prestigious title of Miss USA 1998 and traditionally $225,000.00 in cash and pri/cs. Robin is employed by Chris Chestnut. C.P.A. and is a student at UNCP. She has been sponsored by: Christopher F. Chestnut. Certified Public Accountant. Quality Used Parts. Yank's Auto Service and Repair. Griffin Chrysler. Plymouth. Dodge. Jeep/ Eagle of Rockingham. George R. Ferguson III Bud Loving. Terry L. Stewart, Scott Allman. Gerry Potoka. Danny Dixon Jr.. Keith Patterson. Robin invites everyone to attend Friday's preliminary and Saturday's final competition. The pageant begins each night at 8:00. Tickets to both cvcntsarcavailablcloanyone wishing to support Robin and cheer her on to become the next Miss North Carolina USA. For more information on the pageant and to order tickets call (803) 648-6220. The Pembroke Middle School Warriors Football Team participated. t f Vw 1Y- * .-SV ^ I WIIHIIHIil Photos by Francine Chavis Scenes From Veterans Day Parade (J7VCP hosts contingent.from 1V.C. Biotechnology Center Pembroke -The Univcrsity ofNorth Carolina al Pembroke recognized (his week the work of the North Carolina. Biotechnology Center (NCBC) in providing funding for its growing biotechnology programs A delegation from NCBC including President Dr. Charles E. Hamncr met at UNCP in a luncheon forum Tuesday with faculty, students, administrators and elected representatives. Located in the Research Triangle Park, the Biotechnology Center is a stale-funded, non-profit organization that promotcsbiosciencc research, education and commerce in North Carolina. "With programs like the new biotechnology concentration. The University ofNorth Carolina at Pembroke is an institution that is positioned to grow with the times." Dr. Hamncr said. "You arc training students for careers of the future." Helping schools prepare graduates for jobs in the growing biotechnology industry isanimportant partofNCBC's mission. Dr. Hamncr said. "Biotechnology related jobs in North Carolina will increase tenfold in the next 25-30 years, and universities like UNCP arc vital to the development of the industry in their regions." The Biotechnology Center through its Biotechnology /Bioscience Program Initiative has awarded UNCP more than $800,000 in grants to enhance tcachingand research capabilities. The grants have purchased laboratory equipment, provided faculty training, started new courses and developed curriculum in bioscience at UNCP. said Gale Sampson, laboratories manager for the UNCP Biology Department. "The field of biotechnology is rapidly growing, and the NCBC is allow ing us to grow right along with it." Ms. Sampson said. "This has had a major impact on the quality of training that our students receive. Because of the support of the Center. UNCP is able to have state-of-the-art facilities that rival larger institutions." Ms. Sampson listed equipment at UNCP purchased w ith NCBC grants includirtgasteam sterilizer.highspeed refrigerated centrifuge, a fluorescence microscope, a Co2 incubator and a plant growlh chamber. Dr. Leonard Holmes, a professor in UNCP's Department ofChcmistrv and Physics, agreed that funding support is critical to science programs at the University. "NCBC has been very generous in funding the development of our facilities." Dr. Holmes said. "We do have in place a state-of-the-art facility that enables us to train students for North Carolina jobs in biotechnology." U.S. Rep. Mike Mclnly rc and Stale Sen. David Wcinslcin attended the forum. Rep. Mclnlyrc brought good news for the biolcchnology/pharisaical industry "In our weekend session last week. I voted to revamp the federal Food and Drug Administration which will facilitate research and approval of new products from biomedical research." he said. "I call on all of us to work together as partners in science and research." State Sen. Wcinstein praised the Biotechnology Center's work for the economic development of North Carolina. "We have a serious long term commitment to biotechnology because of the General Assembly's support of the NC Biotechnology Center." he said. "North Carolina was the first slate to create a Biotechnology Center, and others have followed our lead." "What I am really proud of is that here at UNC "Pembroke our students arc being taught with the latest technologies of this industry." Sen. Wcjnslcih said "The Center deserv es our support." Among the students at the forum were seniors Keith MillcrandMclinda Davis, who will be the first to graduate with the newly created biomolccular science concentration within the Biology Department, The pair, both from Hope Mills, said they will apply to graduate schools with the goal of becoming research scientists. At the forum. UNCP faculty and students met informally with a number of NCBC staff members like Dr. Doug Darr. a former Duke Univ ersity research scientist who is director of Technology Development Programs. "There are tremendous opportunities on the business side ofbiotcchnologv." he said. "I encourage students to investigate the careers that arc growing up alongside this industry." UNCP Chancellor Joseph Oxendine thanked the Biotechnology Center for its support of the University's biology and physical sciences programs. "We teach more effectively here at UNC Pembroke because of the support of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center." Chancellor Oxcndinc said "'Wevvillcontinuc tovvorkclosely with them in the future as this young industry matures and provides more opportunities for our students and/acultv " Mc/ntyre Announces VJSC-Pembroke to Receive $950,000 Grant President Signs the Grant into Law Washington. D.C. - Seventh District Congressman Mike Mclntyrc announced today that the University of North Carolina at Pembroke will receive nearly one million dollars in federal funds under a bill signed by President Clinton. The grant is part of the Veterans Affairs. Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies appropriations bill for the fiscal year 1998. Congressman Mclntyrc said. "I am pleased that the President has seen fit lo approve this grant for UNC-Pembrokc These funds go toward a critically important part of our region's economic and community develop mcnl cfTort. I am doing everything that I can to promote jobs and economic development in our area." The funds, which arc in the amount of $950,000. will be used to begin construction of a Regional Center for Economic. Community, and Profes sional Development at the university. "The Regional Center must have a centralized conference and administrative center loensure the future successes. These funds w ill go a long \va> toward that goal. I look forward to continuing m> work with Chancellor Oxcndinc and the fine folks at UNCPembroke to bring this project to completion." Congressman Mclnlyrc added. * The Regional Center, which began operation in i 995. coordinates comprehensive economic development programs that focus on business growth, education, community health, and public safefi Congressman Mclntyrc said. "The Regional Center has bccomcancvlrcmcly valuable resource to southeastern North Carolina's diverse communities. It is run by local citizens for local citizens. This is the sort of program the federal government should support whenever itcan" VNCP Sorority Initiates New Members The Delia Thcla Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority at UNC-Pembrokc recently initiated seven new members for the fall semester which Include: Bridget Beard of Elizabcthtown, NC, Mary Beth Britt of Uumbcrton, LaTosha Byrd of Burlington, NC, Cindy Catcs of Raleigh, Kelly Collinsof Elizabcthtown. Staccy Honcycutt of Faycttcvillc, and Kara Schmidt of Michigan. The sorority would like to congratulate alI of the new members on a job well done! I-umbec Documentary to Air On Sunday. November 23 at 6:30 P.M., WRAL-TV presents a special, half-hour documentary. Lumbcc. People of the Dark Water. The documentary tells the story of the l-umboc Indians ofRobbson County' and their long struggle for federal recognition WRAL-TV is the CBS affiliate in Raleigh. For more information about Lumbcc: People of the Dark Water, please contact Documentary Producer Scott Mason at 919-821-8808 Reunion To Be Held The Descendants of Bcachum and Mary Hunt arc havinga reunion at the Rock of Ages Church. The Reunion is Saturday. Novcmbcr29th at 1:00 P.M You are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information call Peggy Hunt. Christmas Craft Show Planned December 5 Robeson County Extension Homemaker will hold their annual fund raising event on Friday December 5, 1997 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, December 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O P. Owens Center, located on Hwy 72 West, nearejdt 17 off 1-95 Lumberton Crafters from Robeson and neighboring counties will offer quality hand-crafted items for sale. Lunch and baked goods will be available. Free admission. For more information, call ( 190) 6713276 Gospel film available for local churches The film "The Shroud" is avail ' able to be shown at your church by request. Also available on the 16mm film is "Daniel in the Lion's Den." For further information call 5218928 The Purnell Swett High School JROTC Program was among the groups participating. Tech. Sgt. (Ret.) Milium P. Revels drove his "lllue baby" through the Parade. Sgt Pevels is a Pearl Harbor Survivor. VFW Post #2843 On November lOlh 1997 the post held it's monthly meeting to prepare for the veterans day parade and yearly fish Try and chiclicn plate sale The cooks and orgnni/.crs meeting was called to order by post Commander Harold Hunt. Mr. Larry Chavis. President and CEO of Lurnbcc Guaranty Bank was introduced as the 1997 grand marshal of the parade. The meeting was short as we had a long day ahead of us Tuesday veterans Day. The loyal cooks were on duty before 8 o'ciock Tuesday morning getting the food prepared for the largest plate sale since my 3 years at the post The backbone of this plate sale is dedicated to Mr. John Harrclson. Mr Daniel Jones. Mr. W.G Fullmorc. Mr Jimmy Jones. Mr. James Mitchell. Mr Fred Chavis. Mr. Calvin Hammonds. Colonel Johnson. Mr. F.rwin Jacobs and the many others w ho cleaned fish, cut and peeled the sweet potatoes, set up the tables, carried food from outside, and the ladies >j?u\ihary who baked cakes, served the food A big thank you to the l.umbcrlon Pepsi Cola Company for beverages I was told by one member that there w ere Between Viand 7 thousand people at the parade Of course I couldn't be there to report on it. I was preparing the food wiflt the other cooks I'm sure (hat Mr Gregory Cummings and Mr Bobby D. Locklcar (post members) did a good job organizing the parade The peoples names that were not mentioned. you know who you arc. and what you did to contribute to the success of our sale; the list was so long The post needs good people like you who do not mind rolling upyour sleeves and getting your hands dirty What you aid was folthc continuingof your post's operation. Any person can belong to an organization but not every one believes in doing their share to make that organization function As a member of a team we have to pull our share of the weight, not sit or stand In expecting others to do our share We will have our next meeting December 15th (that's just close to Christmas) many things have to be discussed Make it a point to attend this meeting, the last one of 1907 Pray for our older members and pra> we gel many younger ones to carry on the tradition Thic veterans of world war II arc dying at a very alarming rale Hospital chaplain George Locklcar. you brought tears to many ey es when you prayed at out meeting Monday night before we closed God Bless your ministries when they resume at the V A Hospital in Faycttcx illc Report Hy: Erwfn Jacobs Post Surgeon (VIO) Public Relations The Nutcracker On Ice A Holiday Event for the Entire Family Pembroke - The world-renowned Russian Skaters of (he St. Petersburg Stale lee Ballet have been transforming theatres, halls and auditoriums across North America intoancnchanting Winter Palace, a place w here Fair) Talcs come to life before your eyes. On December 2. the) will continue their lour as the "Nutcracker On lee" comes to the (livens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Performance time is 8:00 I' M The St Petersburg Slate lee Ballet returns to North America after 2ovcr\\helmingh successful tours in 1995. 1996. and 1997 This magnificent production of the "Nutcracker" has been choreographed by Merited Artist of Russia. Kontslantin Rassadin Mr Rassadin was a. leading soloist of the Mariinsk) Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Si Petersburg. Fellow class mates include Rudolf Nuriyev and Natalia Makarova and fellow performers include Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Dudinskaya. After having choreographed classical ballets for companies throughout Russian and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Rassadin " joined the St. Petersburg State Ice Ballet in 1980. A company of 34 skaters will bring this magical holiday story to life. The show features the original "Nutcracker" score bv Tchaikovsky and over 100 breathtaking costumes Over 8.000 pounds of crushed ice will be used on the GPAC stage. Sponsored in-part by Triangle Ice Company and Pembroke Hardware, "The Nutcracker on Ice" will be the perfect holiday event for the entire family. For tickctsor information, call the GPAC box office at (910) 5216361 or I-800-367-0778 Learning Center Js Now Open Sunshine Learning Center Inc. is now open Planned lessons and personal attention given to each child. We watch children from infant to age 12 We arc open Monday - Friday from 6:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Call Doris of Mitchell "Bosco" Locklear, to register your child, at 910-521-1600 or 910521-2294. Located on 8467 Deep Branch Road in Pembroke, N.C.