DescriptionWhen Lumberton was incorporated in 1859, residents could never have envisioned what a strategic location their town, a shipping point for lumber and naval supplies, would become in the future age of interstate highways. Halfway between New York City and Florida, directly off north-south I-95 and close to east-west I-74, the city is just a short drive from North Carolina's beaches and mountains. An extensive, ongoing downtown revitalization effort has not gone unnoticed: Lumberton was designated a North Carolina Main Street Community in 2005.
The Carolina Civic Center, 315 N. Chestnut St., opened in 1928 as a vaudeville theater and silent movie house. Escaping the wrecking ball in the 1970s, it reopened in 2009 following a major renovation project and presents classic movies and theatrical productions; phone (910) 738-4339.
Visitor InfoLumberton Visitors Bureau 3431 Lackey St. LUMBERTON, NC 28360. Phone:(910)739-9999 or (800)359-6971