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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)
The Pembroke Middle School Warriors Football Team participated.
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Photos by Francine Chavis
Scenes From
Veterans Day
(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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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.

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