UNC Pembroke Awarded Patent

UNC Pembroke Awarded Patent

UNC Pembroke has been awarded a patent for a method to treat Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury patients. This is exciting news for the University, but more importantly for the worldwide efforts to slow and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.


This is the first patent the University’s history and is the result of the work of Dr. Ben Bahr, William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor, and his team at the UNCP Biotechnology Center. 


Cares Act Info

We all know of multiple businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of the CARES Act, we have four specialized counselors who can assist these businesses with marketing plans, branding, loan package preparation, capital and refinancing searches , business resilience strategies, breakeven analysis, and much more.  All of these counseling services are free and open to the public.  To take advantage of this opportunity, a business owner should go to this link and click on “Business Counseling Registration.”  https://www.robeson.edu/sbc/


The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College will be offering the following free webinars during the months of September and October:


Thursday, September 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Grant Writing 101”

Thursday, September 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Grant Writing 102:  How and Where to Find Grants”

Monday, September 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, “How to Develop or Restore the By-Laws of a Non-Profit”


Monday, October 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Volunteers:  How to Find Them and How to Keep Them”

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, “How to Start a Non-Profit”

Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, “How to Complete the IRS 501(c)3 Paperwork”

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Creating and Developing a Non-Profit Board That is Onboard”


All of our webinars are free and open to the public.  To view and register for these webinars, go to this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/Events.aspx?mode=4&area=Alamance+County&zip=&miles=25&center=75420&topicnum=0&days=360&sort=M&layout=0


Thank you.


Bob Moore

UNC Pembroke Awarded Patent

Carolina Hair Loss & Prosthetics opens in Lumberton

Carolina Hair Loss & Prosthetics opens in Lumberton

The ribbon was cut for Carolina Hair Loss & Prostetics in Lumberton. The business is owned by Sharon Smith and Shanese Spaulding.  These ladies are pleased to provide services to the southeast region & surrounding counties.  They provide Expert hair loss services, Mastectomy Bras/Forms , & Custom Medical Wigs with little to NO cost to you.  They accept all private insurances plus Medicare and Medicaid.  Ask your healthcare provider for a referral TODAY!   Carolina Hair Loss & Prosthetics offers Non Surgical  Hair Restoration, Mastectomy Bras /Breast Forms, and custom Medical Wigs for people battling medical conditions  after facing Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder), Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Trichotillomania or any other clinical diagnosis. They will work with your insurance company so there will be “little to No Cost out of pocket to you”. When people lose hair or undergo a mastectomy surgery they lose a part of themselves. Therefore, their mission is to restore what someone has lost due to medical reasons.  They want to empower everyone to not only feel beautiful on the inside but the outside as well. “They are  Covering Your Scars To Heal Your Heart”  through custom mastectomy bras, breast forms and medical wigs along with encouraging words. Give them a call today at 910-225-9519!

 Pictured l to r are Mayor Bruce Davis, Chamber Board member Tim Little, Councilman Malissa Robinson,  Assistant County Manager Jason King,  Sharon Smith and  Shanese Spaulding owners, Chamber Chair Bryan Britt, Councilman Leroy Rising and Councilman Owen Thomas.

Chamber Happenings!

The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce will be producing a new Chamber Business Directory and Buyer’s Guide (Chamber Directory) this year. Please contact us with any address, contact or email changes so that it will be correct in the new directory.
Community Events
18th Annual John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Robeson County Humane Society is Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Pine Crest Golf Club. For more information call Dwight Gane @ (910)738-6541.
Stay Safe!
The Chamber Golf Classic has been re-scheduled to Thursday, September 24th at Fairmont Golf Club.
Cindy S. Kern
UNC Pembroke Awarded Patent

RCC webinars Reminder!

The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College will be offering the following webinars in the month of July:


Tuesday, July 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Getting Started in a Food Business” by Annette Dunlap

Tuesday, July 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, “Buying and Renting Your Own property” by Dennis Watts

Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Best Small Business to Start Right Now” by Mike Collins

Tuesday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, “The Business of Self-Publishing” by Annette Dunlap

Wednesday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, “I Didn’t Sign Up For This!  Dealing With Constant Change in the Workplace” by Mike Collins


All webinars are FREE and open to the public.  To register for our webinars, please click on this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/Events.aspx?mode=4&area=Alamance+County&zip=&miles=25&center=75420&topicnum=0&days=360&sort=M&layout=0


Know of a business affected negatively by the COVID-19 virus?  The Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3) Program provides free assistance by specialized and experienced business counselors.  The attached flyer list some, but not all, of the areas in which businesses can be assisted.  To apply for counseling under this program, please click in this link:  https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=counsel&center=75420&subloc=0