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Archive for July, 2012

Competing versions of The Color Purple’ hope to coexist

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Licensing rights are non-exclusive, so theater companies are not prohibited from staging competing shows.

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Silver Alert issued for woman who may be heading to Columbus County

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for Margaret Britt Simmons. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says Simmons, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen at 576 Smyrna Church Road in Lumberton.

Investigators say she could be headed toward 132 Simmons Drive in Evergreen in Columbus County. The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office also says she has family in Bladen County.

Simmons is an 84-year-old white woman with short gray hair and hazel eyes. She is 5’5″, 162 pounds and walks with a cane.

She was last seen wearing glasses, a striped shirt, blue pants, and tan leather shoes. She may be driving a 1995 green Jeep Grand Cherokee with a North Carolina license plate that starts with ADH.

Anyone with information about Margaret Britt Simmons should call the Robeson County Sheriffs Office at (910) 671-3170.

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Corn crops doing well in Cape Fear region

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

North Carolina growers say corn crops in the Cape Fear region are faring remarkably well

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Health Notes – Mental health, substance abuse agencies merge

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

A roundup of area health news.

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Senate approves bill to help Lejeune Marines

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The bill is to provide care to Marines who lived or worked at the base from Jan. 1, 1957, to Dec. 31, 1987.

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