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Welcome to Lumberton, North Carolina!

The new issue of the Lumberton Visitor and Relocation Guide is online!   We hope that you will enjoy exploring Lumberton, North Carolina, a unique and diverse region with both a fascinating history and an exciting future!  Please click on the image below to find out why Lumberton is a great place to visit and a wonderful city to call your home town!

Wesley Pines Retirement Community Health & Wellness Fair        

Join us on Thursday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our Health & Wellness Fair at the Ruby D. McMillan Fellowship Center at Wesley Pines Retirement Community at 1000 Wesley Pines Road, Lumberton, NC.  There will be a host of area professionals who will share how they can enhance your life whether it be your health, finances or any area of your well-being.  There will be free screenings and door prizes.  Don’t miss this opportunity to reach all of your New Year’s resolutions!  The public is invited to attend.  

If you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact to request a registration form.


Join us for breakfast at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Carolina Beach on Saturday, January 13, and be the first to see the diagrams of the planned new Fort Fisher Visitor Center and Museum by the architectural firm of Clark Nexsen, the Friends and officials of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

With limited space, all attendees are required to register by December 31, 2017. Use THIS REGISTRATION LINK to the Friends of Fort Fisher website to register easily online. There is no charge for current Friends of Fort Fisher members to enjoy the breakfast, meeting and descendants program, however, non-members will be charged $5.00 to help with facility and breakfast costs. For non-members, complete the registration form, print and mail with payment to the address provided no later than December 31, 2017. 

153rd Anniversary Commemoration: All-day events at Fort Fisher State Historic Site feature infantry drills and artillery firing, living history demonstrations of camp life, historical presenters and music. Heritage organizations will have information tables set up and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will be selling food to help support Society preservation programs.

Play Ball! Lumberton To Host Dixie Youth World Series by Bruce Mullis 

Lumberton NC and the Lumberton Youth Baseball Association (LYBA) will play host to the 2018 Dixie Youth World Series beginning July 27th and running until August 9th. All of the games will be played at the Pennington Athletic Complex off of Hornet Road. This is a 90 acre complex that is 50% developed at this time. There are 5 baseball fields already being used and the City of Lumberton will be constructing a 6th field in time for the tournament. During the event, players ranging from 7 to 12 years old and their families will visit our community to stay, play and have fun. Dixie Youth Baseball encompasses eleven states in the southeast and each state will send representatives here to vie for the World Series Championship. The first games will include 24 teams of seven and eight year old players. Twelve will play in the coach pitch division and twelve will compete in the machine pitch division. Included in that group will be two teams hailing from Lumberton, as we are the host league. Once that tournament has concluded, 36 teams of 9 – 12 year old players and their families will converge on Lumberton for the Minors, Majors and O-Zone World Series. In addition to the tourna- ment, Dixie Youth Baseball will also hold its annual Board Meeting here. Each state sends the state director and their three national directors for the meeting. The Executive Board is also in attendance so another 50 officials and their families will visit Lumberton during this time. And of course there cannot be baseball games without umpires. Each DYB state will have 3 to 4 umpires participating. So as you can see, this event will bring lots and lots of people to our area, filling over 600 hotel rooms. Our local merchants will benefit greatly by this event.

An extremely important group of people that are needed to help this event be successful will be the volunteers. Making sure that we produce a great product for our guests is of the upmost importance to those of us involved in LYBA. Volunteers will be needed for hospitality, church services, entertainment, host families, parking, gate workers, field crews, scoring tower and concessions. As this is only the fourth time that the Dixie Youth World Series has been hosted in North Carolina, making a great impression with our facilities and our local hospitality will afford us the opportunity to bring another tournament here in the future.

LYBA is a parent run, volunteer non-profit organization. We operate collaboratively with the City of Lumberton and its recreation department. We have been an affiliate of Dixie Youth Baseball since 1997. Our website is


Some of North Carolina’s greatest treasures can be found off the beaten path. You never know what you might find... an old-time general store, local artisan, or simply a picturesque view that takes your breath away. You’ll be swept away by the untouched natural landscape found on the backroads of this rural county.

In Anson County, you can discover all that and more. Come. Visit. Surround yourself with the beauty of North Carolina’s best kept secret.



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