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Non-Trucking Liability Insurance is designed to cover property damage or bodily injury that may occur during personal time when the driver/truck is not under dispatch. This coverage can be applied with or without a trailer and is added to a commercial policy as an endorsement.
While Independence Insurance Agency has built a reputation of excellence in serving the needs of truckers, we also offer general liability. Also known as Truckers General Liability, this coverage insures for bodily injuries or property damage that happen due to business activities that are NOT the cause of operating a truck. It covers accidents that occur in parking lots, rest stops, also while loading or unloading. General liability can also cover losses related to theft and vandalism. Most brokers and shippers will require this coverage to work with you.
Bobtail insurance is a type of coverage that is comparable to non-trucking liability, which is designed to offer protection when driving a truck without a trailer attached. This is commonly referred to as "bobtailing." With bobtail insurance, the tractor is covered at all times, even when it is not attached to a trailer, regardless of whether or not the truck is under dispatch.
Trailer interchange insurance is a must-have if you're involved in a trailer interchange agreement. This essential coverage offers protection for trailers owned by other parties that you're using under a contractual agreement. It covers damages caused by collisions, fire, theft, and vandalism, providing assurance to all parties involved.
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Lumberton Christmas Parade begins holiday season in Robeson County
Michael Futch The Robesonianhttps://www.robesonian.com/news/296144/lumberton-christmas-parade-begins-holiday-season-in-robeson-county
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Christmas Parade is Saturday, marking the oficial beginning to the local holiday season.With Halloween now pat and Thanksgiving turkey on our minds, Christmas will be here before you know it.The years seem to be clipping along faster post-COVID.To get you in the right mood, the annual Lumberton Christmas Parade traditionally kicks off the season of joy, faith and sentimental memories. The parade typically attracts a good crowd of spectators along the 1.5-mile-long route from downtown Lumbe...
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Christmas Parade is Saturday, marking the oficial beginning to the local holiday season.
With Halloween now pat and Thanksgiving turkey on our minds, Christmas will be here before you know it.
The years seem to be clipping along faster post-COVID.
To get you in the right mood, the annual Lumberton Christmas Parade traditionally kicks off the season of joy, faith and sentimental memories. The parade typically attracts a good crowd of spectators along the 1.5-mile-long route from downtown Lumberton to the Biggs Park Mall.
By tradition, the Lumberton parade is staged the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, marking it as the first Christmas parade to be held each year in Robeson County.
The parade start time is 10 a.m. on Saturday.
“It kicks off the holiday season. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and being able to be out with friends and family, and being able to enjoy a good time,” said Cindy Kern, the executive director of the sponsoring Lumber Area Chamber of Commerce.
She estimated that around 10,000 people typically attend the parade “because nobody knows.”
Downtown is packed, Kern said of the annual turnout, and “it’s packed in people’s yards” up and down the parade route.
“You gotta have a parade,” she said. “It’s a big parade. It’s a good hour and a half.”
Kern anticipates that between 100 and 125 units will make up this year’s parade.
Once again, the parade lineup will begin on First Street before it turns onto Elm Street and wraps up at Biggs Park Mall.
It will be filmed and put on Facebook, she said.
Promenading down those city streets will be high-stepping high school marching bands in their respective bright school colors, souped-up floats, antique vehicles, reigning queens, cheerleaders, cayenne red fire trucks, clowns, local elected officials and a slew of other dignitaries, Sudan Shriners and, of course, the old man dressed in fluffy red and white – Santa Claus himself.
As of mid-September, Kern said, they had yet to announce the grand marshal.
“We’ve got an idea,” she said, “but I can’t say.”
Roberts Avenue in Lumberton alive with retail construction
LUMBERTON – Roberts Avenue, a bustling boulevard of fast food restaurants and other commercial retail establishments, is undergoing a new wave of business activity.The new Chick-fil-A on Roberts, which is walk-up or drive-through only, has opened. The business has outside tables and chairs for those who want to eat on the premises.That now gives Lumberton two of the popular chicken sandwich franchises.The already established Chick-fil-A, which reopened in June following a 10-week renovation at 230 Jackson Court, of...
LUMBERTON – Roberts Avenue, a bustling boulevard of fast food restaurants and other commercial retail establishments, is undergoing a new wave of business activity.
The new Chick-fil-A on Roberts, which is walk-up or drive-through only, has opened. The business has outside tables and chairs for those who want to eat on the premises.
That now gives Lumberton two of the popular chicken sandwich franchises.
The already established Chick-fil-A, which reopened in June following a 10-week renovation at 230 Jackson Court, offers indoor dining along with drive-through.
A new 7-Eleven convenience store and service station with a half-dozen gas pumps is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Thursday.
The business, which will operate near the corner of Roberts Avenue and Fayetteville Road, features a couple of built-in fast food restaurant options.
The Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken & Biscuits that share space on the inside of the convenience store are in keeping with the company’s quick-service concept.
This will mark the first 7-Eleven convenience retail store with restaurant options in the Lumberton area.
Next to it, the property has been razed to make room for a new Scrubby’s Car Wash, said a 7-Eleven employee.
Ben Andrews, the director of the inspections department for the city of Lumberton, could not be reached late Tuesday afternoon to comment on the growth of new businesses cropping up at this time on Roberts Avenue.
A Highway 55 restaurant, which is known for its burgers, fries, shakes and cheesesteaks, is being built at the corner of Roberts Avenue and Walnut Street.
Bob Sowinski, the president and owner of the Greenville, South Carolina-based Net Lease Development Inc., said on Tuesday that this new Highway 55 will probably open sometime shortly after the first of the year.
In this case, he said, they had to have the Lumberton site rezoned.
Sowinski’s company is a build-to-suit retail developer for Highway 55, Burger King, Arby’s, Captain D’s, Zaxby’s, and the Schlotzskys and McAllister delis.
“We do a lot of build-quick service restaurants,” he said.
With its retro-themed look, Highway 55 is meant to offer a nostalgic dining experience, its website states.
Highway 55 used to have a restaurant next to Big Lots! in the Center Stage of Lumberton shopping center by Interstate 95.
Posted on the front entrance to that now shuttered restaurant is a sign that reads: “We apologize for any inconvenience but we are closed. Thank you.”
The new 7-Eleven isn’t the only new place selling gas at the pump on Roberts Avenue. Another service station is under construction by Cook Out and I-95.
Royal Farms, which is more familiar to northern motorists, could be opening for business right after the first of the year, according to Lonnie Deese, a foreman who was in the process of building a radius for the dining area of the establishment.
Royal Farms will have a chicken restaurant inside the store. This privately owned chain of convenience stores, which operates more than 200 locations, is headquartered in Baltimore.
Deese, who is from Lumberton, said Royal Farms is known for its chicken and potato wedges.
On the corporate website, Royal Farms promotes itself as serving “world famous chicken, sandwiches, snacks, the best brew in town and much more. ‘Eat, drink and be clucky.”
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New Lumberton 7-Eleven will have two restaurants on site
Michael Futch The Robesonianhttps://www.robesonian.com/news/290260/new-lumberton-7-eleven-will-have-two-restaurants-on-site
LUMBERTON – The city of Lumberton will soon be home to a new 7-Eleven convenience store and service station with a unique twist.The store, which will operate near the corner of Roberts Avenue and Fayetteville Road, features two built-in fast food restaurant options. The side-by-side Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken & Biscuits on the inside is in keeping with the company’s quick-service concept.This will mark the first 7-Eleven convenience retail store with restaurant options in the Lumberton area....
LUMBERTON – The city of Lumberton will soon be home to a new 7-Eleven convenience store and service station with a unique twist.
The store, which will operate near the corner of Roberts Avenue and Fayetteville Road, features two built-in fast food restaurant options. The side-by-side Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken & Biscuits on the inside is in keeping with the company’s quick-service concept.
This will mark the first 7-Eleven convenience retail store with restaurant options in the Lumberton area.
A modest “beer garden” will be available for those who love to imbibe, and outside, a half-dozen gas pumps are available for motorist fill-ups.
Once it opens, Victoria Nesbitt is expected to serve as the manager.
Attempts to reach Nesbitt were unsuccessful. A man working on site said he did not have a number for her.
The store is scheduled to open in November.
The Hudson Company of Henagar, Alabama – a family-owned and operated general contractor specializing in restaurant construction – is putting the finishing touches on the store. Since 1993, the company has built over 1,800 new restaurants in 20 different states and remodeled and converted countless others, according to its website.
7-Eleven is considered to be one of the premier names in the convenience-retailing industry. The company dates back nearly a century ago, with 7-Eleven selling milk and bread from an ice dock in 1927.
Based in Irving, Texas, the company operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 14,000 stores in the United States and Canada. Besides those, 7-Eleven Inc. operates and franchises Speedway and Stripes stores, as well as locations for the Laredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits.
“Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee, Big Bite and Big Gulp, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos,” the company’s website states.
Promoted as “Chicken Worth Crossing the Road For,” Raise the Roost offers a simple menu of fried chicken tenders hand-breaded with Southern spices, freshly baked flaky biscuits, bone-in and boneless wings tossed with “made-in-coop” sauces, signature chicken sandwiches and breakfast sandwiches.
The Laredo Taco Company will offer, among other items, original and specialty breakfast tacos, breakfast and traditional plates and bowls, tacos, and family meals.
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Downtown Lumberton's West Second Street bridge closes for major upgrades, set to reopen in 2025
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WPDE) — The West Second Street bridge in downtown Lumberton shut down Thursday and won't open again until 2025.On Wednesday signs were posted to notify the public of the bridge’s closure, a contractor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) began operations last Thursday and officials said the bridge has reached the end of its life span.Spokesperson Andrew Barksdale with the department said the bridge is about 90 years old and is in need of a replacement.“This was a ...
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WPDE) — The West Second Street bridge in downtown Lumberton shut down Thursday and won't open again until 2025.
On Wednesday signs were posted to notify the public of the bridge’s closure, a contractor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) began operations last Thursday and officials said the bridge has reached the end of its life span.
Spokesperson Andrew Barksdale with the department said the bridge is about 90 years old and is in need of a replacement.
“This was a very well-built bridge, but it has aging components if we kick the can down the road it’s going to have more maintenance problems, require more inspections. It’ll be closed to traffic temporarily while we fix things and repair things and patch it together so eventually it has to be replaced," Barksdale said.
We're told the main upgrades will be expanding the width of the bridge along with adding five-foot sidewalks on either side.
NCDOT received an 8 million dollar grant from the federal government for upgrades on West Second Street just beyond the bridge.
"We don’t need to widen Second Street but we’re going to put in roundabouts and more pedestrian crosswalk signals and do some other changes. We're actually going to put in a raised median at some locations to improve traffic, safety, and pedestrian safety," Barksdale said.
The new bridge will also include an additional 14-foot travel lane in each direction and a guardrail similar to the structure's current rail barrier adding a nice touch to the downtown district that welcomes new and returning residents.
"The downtown area is your family room for the city. When visitors come to town, they want to see what the downtown looks like. They have a scenic river and a walking trail area that’s very beautiful. So, to get a new bridge, which will be wider, and the new improvements on w. 2nd Street, in a separate project but find that’s all going to really make the area look nice and improve safety," Barksdale said.
Officials said the new bridge will still keep the same architectural feel and after all improvements are complete the bridge is expected to last for generations.
For now, a half-mile detour will be in place for the duration of construction.
Lumberton pantyhose maker blames 136 job losses on fashion changes
A hosiery maker will lay off 136 workers in Lumberton, which the company blames on fewer women wearing pantyhose and tights. The cuts take effect by the end of the year.Greensboro-based Kayser-Roth has owned the manufacturing plant in Lumberton since the late 1970s. It manufactures women’s hosiery under the No Nonsense and Hue brands, says plant ma...
A hosiery maker will lay off 136 workers in Lumberton, which the company blames on fewer women wearing pantyhose and tights. The cuts take effect by the end of the year.
Greensboro-based Kayser-Roth has owned the manufacturing plant in Lumberton since the late 1970s. It manufactures women’s hosiery under the No Nonsense and Hue brands, says plant manager Zachary Greene.
Workers were caught with a double-edged sword, says Greene. In addition to less demand, the cost of production kept rising, he says.
“There used to be a whole section of our products hanging in a store,” Greene says, “and now it’s just a few pegs hanging our product in stores.”
About 200 people work at the non-union plant, and it will remain a distribution center. Those losing their jobs work in manufacturing. The layoffs will occur in three rounds starting Dec. 1 with 30 employees losing their jobs. Thirty more will lose their jobs Dec. 8 and 76 will lose their jobs Dec. 22, according to paperwork filed with the N.C. Department of Commerce.
About 10 years ago, more than 600 people worked at the plant, says Greene, a 14-year plant employee and its manager since 2017. The plant employed even more decades ago when pantyhose and the thicker tights were more in fashion and manufacturing process was less automated, he adds.
Demand for hosiery products has been in a steady decline for several years, and the company says it could not pass any cost increases on to retailers. As a result, profitablity weakened.
The company will work with the N.C. Department of Commerce and other companies in Robeson County to help affected employees find jobs, Greene says. Robeson County, located 35 miles south of Fayetteville, had a 5.2% unemployment rate in August, down from 5.5% in July. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is 3.3%.
Kayser-Roth has other manufacturing plants in Burlington and Asheboro that make socks.
Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect 136 people will lose their jobs..
The cuts are expected to be as many as 900 positions. The company also said it would divest Bandcamp, which is joining Songtradr, a music marketplace company supporting artists. And its SuperAwesome advertising business will become an independent company under the SuperAwesome brand.
“For a while now, we’ve been spending way more money than we earn, investing in the next evolution of Epic and growing Fortnite as a metaverse-inspired ecosystem for creators,” Sweeney wrote to employees. “I had long been optimistic that we could power through this transition without layoffs, but in retrospect I see that this was unrealistic.”
Epic Games is offering six months’ severance and six months of health insurance. The company said it would also offer career transition services and 401(k) vesting to employees losing their jobs.
“Epic folks around the world have been making ongoing efforts to reduce costs, including moving to net zero hiring and cutting operating spend on things like marketing and events,” said Sweeney in the note. “But we still ended up far short of financial sustainability. We concluded that layoffs are the only way, and that doing them now and on this scale will stabilize our finances.”
Fortnite is an online game with more than 400 million users. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology is used to develop video games. Kids Web Services, the parent verification and consent management toolset, will remain part of Epic as part of the reorganization.
“While Fortnite is starting to grow again, the growth is driven primarily by creator content with significant revenue sharing, and this is a lower margin business than we had when Fortnite Battle Royale took off and began funding our expansion,” Sweeney said in the email. “Success with the creator ecosystem is a great achievement, but it means a major structural change to our economics.”
Sweeney owns a majority of Epic Games shares, while China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. has a 40% stake. The company was valued at more than $30 billion last year.
“We’re cutting costs without breaking development or our core lines of businesses so we can continue to focus on our ambitious plans,” said Sweeney. “About two-thirds of the layoffs were in teams outside of core development. Some of our products and initiatives will land on schedule, and some may not ship when planned because they are under-resourced for the time being. We’re OK with the schedule tradeoff if it means holding on to our ability to achieve our goals, get to the other side of profitability and become a leading metaverse company.”
Epic Games had plans to develop a new campus at the former Cary Towne Center shopping mall, but that strategy has been delayed. Epic Games bought the campus for $95 million in 2021 and initially said it would complete its move by 2024, Triangle Business Journal has reported.