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PEMBROKE — The Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced its spring 2022 Professional Artist Series. Events are scheduled for January through April and subscriptions can be purchased now. 

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HAMLET — If you remember learning about the Constitution, grammar rules or your multiplication tables through the catchy tunes of the educational TV program "Schoolhouse Rock," then mark your calendars for Sunday, Nov. 14. The childhood favorite turned musical, “Schoolhouse Rock Live!,” will be at the Cole Auditorium for a 3 p.m. matinee show.

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PEMBROKE — When his No. 1 single “Ice, Ice Baby” was released, it was one of the biggest songs of the 1990s, and now Vanilla Ice is coming to Givens Performing Arts Center to welcome back UNC Pembroke alumni for its annual homecoming. 

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HAMLET — For the second consecutive year, the small festival honoring a locally born jazz legend is going virtual.

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“The day the music died.”

I thought about that song a lot last year. The music didn’t die then, exactly, but rather faded like that final guitar riff, the one before the band waves and turns its collective back on the crowd, who stay hoping the lights don’t come on. Not yet, they plead. One more song.

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ROCKINGHAM — Five Sandhills-area bands will take the stage at VFW Post 4203 this weekend for a concert to raise money to help those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces.

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PEMBROKE — The 4th Annual Lumbee Film Festival, originally slated for later this month, is being moved to the spring of 2022. The decision comes after recent spikes in COVID-19 cases in the county and across the state. 

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Friday, 10 September 2021 09:52

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part II


As we continue this week with some folklore of the Pee Dee River area, we find that, in earlier times, a lot of folks used the ford to cross the river just above Grassy Island.

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Saturday, 04 September 2021 14:20

COLUMN: Ghostly music at Grassy Island Part I

Until the early 1900s, the Pee Dee River ran free and clear from the North Carolina mountains to the South Carolina coast with no man-made structures to hinder its flow.

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ROCKINGHAM — The upcoming Raider Marching Band members will spend the next two weeks prepping for the 2021 season.

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