About LumbertonWhen 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 Centers Lumberton Visitors Bureau 3431 Lackey St. Lumberton, NC 28360. Phone:(910)739-9999 or (800)359-6971
In-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. All hotels must meet the same basic requirements for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality to be AAA Approved. A rating of one to five AAA Diamonds tells members what type of experience to expect, from no-frills to highly personalized.