Wednesday Mar 26
Longtime St. Pauls mayor, Fulghum, dies
Claude W. Fulghum, who helped guide the government of St. Pauls for near two decades, died Tuesday morning in Greenville, S.C. "He was a great man and one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet," said Mayor Gordon Westbrook, who served as a St. Pauls commissioner while Fulghum was mayor.
Robeson eyes cash-for-trash deal with Hanover
Robeson County could profit by as much as $2 million to $3 million a year by allowing trash from New Hanover County to be disposed of in the Robeson County Landfill in St. Pauls, according to the county's Solid Waste director.
Cashing in on trash
There is much that conspires against Robeson County, standing between us and economic prosperity, but we are rich by at least one measure - land.
We could hear the collective sigh on Tuesday morning as parents and their school-age children rolled out of bed, looked out the window, saw the worst didn't happen weather-wise - and then learned that classes had been delayed for two hours, abruptly altering the schedules of tens of thousands of people.
There was a chance that residents of northwestern Bladen County would have a third, and far closer, choice when it came to deciding on a destination to shop at Walmart.