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Lumberton secures grant to beautify downtown

August 28, 2019

A mural roughly 40 feet high and 100 feet wide is the latest addition to downtown Lumberton.

The flora and fauna mural also is the latest project of Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, an initiative by the city to revive the downtown area. It recently was completed by Cary muralist Scott Nurkin.

“It was a one-man show,” said Connie Russ, the Downtown Development coordinator for the city of Lumberton. “It took him about three weeks to complete the project.”

The mural was paid for by a $9,000 grant from the Robeson County Arts Council through the North Carolina Arts Council, Russ said.

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