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 After being destroyed by fire last year, the Legendary Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood is re-opening the last week of August!  Since 1940, Coleman's has been family owned and operated on the waterfront in Calabash, NC.  You are invited to the grand re-opening of this world famous culinary institution!

9931 Nance St Calabash, North Carolina (910) 579-6875

Click here to read the Coleman's Story and to learn about "Mrs. Calabash"



September 22, 2015


On the evening of Tuesday, September 22nd the Robeson Road Runners will sponsor the Jack and Jill Nine Mile Team Challenge. It will begin at 6:30 pm at the Lumberton High School Track.


This will be a six person team relay race.  Each team will have three men and three women of which three will run and three will walk. There will be 9 legs to the relay with each one-mile leg accomplished in the following fashion:  there will be a runner followed by a walker followed by a runner followed by a walker until the team has completed a total of six miles, then the three runners one at a time will each run another mile until a total of nine miles are completed.  Walkers must walk and can’t run during their mile. Only one runner or walker per team on the track at a time.


There will be an entry fee of $60.00 per team which includes a chance to have a donation made to the charity of your choice.* Team Captain is responsible for paying the entry fee and for submitting the entry forms of all team members.


During the race The Robeson Road Runners will host a picnic for all participants.


For an application email or call 671-3876.


*Two prizes will be awarded: 

        $200 donation will go to the charity of the team with the winning time.

        $150 donation will go to the charity of the team chosen in the category of

the Best Unified Team Running Attire.


31st Annual Clifford Bullard Memorial Golf Tournament

Golf Tournaments to be held on September 17, 2015 at Carolina Plantation Golf Course in Lumberton, NC

Lumberton NC, August 6, 2015:  The Robeson CC Foundation would like to announce the 31st annual memorial golf tournament to be held at Carolina Plantation Golf Course in Lumberton NC. This tournament has contributed over $275, 000 in scholarship money over its lifetime, and during the 2014-2015 academic year, $84, 674.56 was awarded to ninety two student. Fifty nine of these awards were endowed scholarships, and thirty three of these awards were annual scholarships. Please contact the Robeson CC Foundation for more information about sponsorship opportunities at 910-272-3235.


Welcome To The 23rd Annual Dublin Peanut Festival!

It’s Salty, Roasted, Plain, Green and Boiled. It’s also the STAR of our show, better known to us as Bladen County’s finest PEANUTS. We celebrate the Peanut the third Saturday of September each year. This year’s date is September 19th, 2015. The Festival is held in Dublin, N.C, also known as the Peanut Capital of the South. It is the home of Houston’s Peanuts which is known, and whose peanuts are shipped, world wide.

Our festival kicks off at 10 AM with a Parade. When the parade ends, a day to be remembered begins. We will have the Classic Cruisers Car Show, Craft and Food Vendors, Bar-B-Que plate sale, Kiddie and Women’s Tractor Pull, Corn Hole Tournament, Rides for the entire family, Games for the Kids, Our Own Secret Recipe Hot Dogs, Sausage Dogs and Steak and Chicken Fajitas.

Our Entertainment Line Up is sure to keep you moving all day. The band line up will be:

1. The Band of Oz
2. BlackWater Rhythm and Blues Band
3. Mighty Echoes

This is sure to be our best festival yet. We are 23 years strong and so proud of what we have accomplished. We are all about our local schools and our community. Please visit our website at: and read all about us. Our committee looks forward to seeing each and every one of you have a great and memorable day. There’s nothing like seeing old friends and making new ones. So come on out and enjoy a day full of fun.

We are a family friendly festival with a few rules to make sure everyone is comfortable. They are as follows: No Alcohol, No Smoking and No Pets of any kind.


NC Spotlight:

Elizabeth Cotten

Not many Blues players have an instrumental style so unique that it carries their name. Libba Cotten’s phenomenally accurate, but ‘upside-down’ Piedmont style with its alternating bass strings became known as ‘Cotten-picking’. Not too many write a worldwide hit song at the age of 12 either, but this is only part of the extraordinary story of Libba Cotten.

Just after the turn of the 19th century in Carrsboro, Nth. Carolina, the 7 year-old Elizabeth Nevills used to play with her older brother’s banjo.

Being left-handed she improvised by playing the normally-stringed instrument across her lap and working out the picking and chording for herself. Libba borrowed his guitar too and adapted her unorthodox style to the lack of a drone string, and at the age of 11 she had saved enough from her domestic work to buy her own guitar. The following year she was kept awake by noise from the nearby railroad, and she was inspired to write her song ‘Freight Train’. The young Libba never performed outside her circle of family and friends, and for the next 45 years she only sang in Church.

Watch Elizabeth Cotten play "Freight Train" on Youtube:

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.





Fabio's Restaurant in Downtown Newland... celebrating more than 7 years in business!

Cuisine that is always "exciting and new" from the former executive chef of the Love Boat!

Wonderful Wine Tastings at Fabio's!

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106 Pineola St Newland, NC.


Please support our Wounded Warriors

Hands Together is a nonprofit organization devoted to educating, inspiring and encouraging people to understand the importance of responding to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged. Our Mission, as we strive to build a more compassionate and human world, proceeds from the spiritual belief that we are all members of one, equal, interconnected family under a loving God.



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