Lumberton Government

Message from the Mayor

Lumberton was recognized and designated as the County Seat in 1787. It is by far the largest municipality in Robeson County, having experienced acceleration in growth following World War II. The City takes pride in its contributions to the cultural and economic history of the region, and with strong citizen involvement, has been active in recent years in refurbishing its historic area. With our location at the midway point on I-95 between Florida and New York, you are sure to pass through our City on your way to everywhere. Stop in and pay us a visit!

Certified Retirement Community

The best place to make your retirement home is the location that offers fun, opportunities and conveniences at an affordable cost. If these are priorities for you, then you need to take a close look at Lumberton, North Carolina.

Where the River Moves You

Welcome to the City of Lumberton's official website. This website has been developed for you, our citizens, businesses, and visitors. As you browse the site you will find information regarding the history of our city, community events, city news, and related local government topics. The site is updated on a daily basis so be sure to check back often for current City of Lumberton news.

Award Winning City
Lumberton received All-America City awards in 1970 and 1995. An extensive, and on-going, downtown revitalization effort resulted in Lumberton being re-designated in 2005 as a North Carolina Main Street Community . In 2010, the city became the first North Carolina Certified Retirement Community and continues this designation today. These recognitions are testaments to Lumberton's balanced, comprehensive approach to development and its commitment to quality living.

Chief among Lumberton's many assets are its convenient location, natural beauty and mild climate. Lumberton enjoys a strategic central East Coast location and is halfway between New York and Florida on I-95, and the I-74 corridor offers an east-west passage -- complimented with excellent trucking rail, nearby major airports, and easy deep-water access. To enjoy an occasional change of scenery, you do not have travel far. North Carolina's beautiful Atlantic coast beaches, scenic Appalachian mountains, and urban areas are all within a short drive. Modern healthcare facilities, excellent educational institutions, convenient parks and recreational sites, friendly neighborhoods with affordable housing, reliable and efficient public services, and a broad range of art and cultural activities make for enjoyable, comfortable living.

Lumberton is family focused with a number of great annual events such as the National Night Out, National Day of Prayer, Rumba on the Lumber, and Alive After Five, a summer concert series. In December, we have an annual Festival of Trees, Christmas Parade, and Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Lumberton.

Thank you for taking a quick look at Lumberton, North Carolina. For companies serious abut success in today's marketplace, families relocating to a new area, or citizens looking for a great place to work or retire, Lumberton offers the complete package. You belong here! Take a tour of our City and what we have to offer by viewing the "Lumberton Video Tour" at Again, welcome to OUR community!

Alcohol Beverage Control Board


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 5th Thursday of every month unless posted otherwise.
  • ABC Board Office


5 members are appointed to 3-year staggered terms by the City Council, on an at-large basis. The ABC Board is an autonomous board operating under the specific statutory authorities cited in the North Carolina General Statutes.
Chair: John Armstrong
Lillian Hardin, Erica Jones, Abraham Marshall, Alan Avant


The purpose of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) is to operate an ABC System in the City of Lumberton in conformance with North Carolina's uniform system of control over the sale, purchases, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages.

Lumberton Housing Authority


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of every month (excluding July)
  • Lumberton Housing Authority


The Board is an autonomous board and members are appointed by the Mayor at large to 5-year staggered terms.
Chair : Pam Hunt ; Members: Paul Matthews, Danny Martin, Brad Martin, Jay Britt, Barbara Brown, and Timothy Locklear


The Housing Authority's purpose is to provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing to the low-income population of the city of Lumberton through rental of dwellings owned by the Authority and through Section 8 Housing.

Planning Board


  • 6 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month unless posted otherwise.
  • City Hall
    500 N Cedar Street
    Council Chambers
    Lumberton, NC 28358


The Planning Board consists of 10 members, 8 of who are appointed by the City Council, 1 from each precinct, 1 appointment by the Mayor, and 1 appointed by the county board of commissioners from the extraterritorial area.
County - Vacant. Precinct 1 - Greg Caulder. Precinct 2 - Richmond Page. Precinct 3 - Susan Walker. Precinct 4 - Iris Phillips. Precinct 5 - Walter Smith. Precinct 6 - Paul Matthews. Precinct 7 - Jan Maynor. Precinct 8 - Randy Hammonds. Mayor Appointment - Joe Terranova.

City Planning Department

Public Safety Commission


  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • West Lumberton Community Police Station
    2401 W 5th Street
    Lumberton, NC 28358


The public safety commission consist of 8 members appointed by the city council, 1 from each electoral precinct and 1 member appointed by the mayor as an at-large member.
Chair : Bernese Branch (Precinct 3)
Kenny Biggs (Mayor Appointee)
Hubert Covington (Precinct 1)
Eric Chavis (Precinct 7)
Evalina Lorick (Precinct 6)


The Public Safety Commission reviews methods and proposals concerning making the city a crime-free and drug-free community, hears and makes recommendations concerning petitions for review, and performs any other duties assigned by council.








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