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Public Notice

            The Fairmont Board of Commissioners of the Town of Fairmont, pursuant to Resolution 17-02 of March 21, 2017, will accept sealed bids for the purchase of the following property:

1996 Ford F-250 Truck    Poor - no engine, transmission bad, body wrecked on both sides       
1990 Ford Tractor 4630   Poor – engine bad, no oil pressure, engine knocks, shuttle clutch locks in forward         

Separate sealed bids for each item listed may be submitted to the Town Manager’s office to be opened on Friday, April 7, 2017, at 12:00 noon at Town Hall, 421 South Main Street.

Terms of the sale shall be “sold as is” with no express or implied warranties; payment by cash or certified check shall be required by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017; vehicle must be removed from the premises by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Inquiries regarding the sale may be directed to Town Manager Katrina Tatum at 910-628-9766, ext. 211.

This notice is published in accordance with G.S. 160A-270(c).

Jennifer H. Larson, CMC
Town Clerk

Fairmont Brochure (PDF)

Your friends in Fairmont wish to welcome you to our hometown. We invite you to visit us, rest a "spell," and enjoy small town life in this warm and progressive slice of Americana. If you are ready for relocating, whether for business reasons or for escaping the fast lane of the city, you'll find Fairmont ready to welcome you.

Fairmont is located in the southern part of Robeson County. The town has a population of 2,659, but the businesses and industries of the town actually draw upon a population between 25,000 and 30,000 from the communities surrounding the town. The population is a uniquely tri-racial mix of the African American, Native American and Caucasian races.

Tobacco auctionFairmont was originally founded on the site of the Ashpole Institute, a small private academy, and was chartered in 1899 as Union City, then Ashpole in 1901 and lastly as Fairmont in 1907. The first settlers to this area received land grants from the Lord's Proprietors and worked in the logging and naval stores industries producing lumber, turpentine and pitch for ships. By the late 1800's, a thriving tobacco market had been established as well. The railroads later followed to rapidly move these goods. By the early 1900's, tobacco became king, and by the mid-1950's, Fairmont was considered one of the major tobacco markets in the world. As health concerns have affected the sales of tobacco, many local farmers have turned to other cash crops, mainly corn, soybeans and wheat.

Click Fairmont History for a 1987 collection of facts and pictures from Fairmont's past. This history was compiled by the late Wiley R. Taylor as part of the Robeson County Bi-Centennial Celebration. (The document is in Adobe PDF and is a large file.) For some historical pictures of the town click here. You can also find historical pictures of the town at www.fairmontfotos.com.

One of Fairmont's most famous natives was Joseph Mitchell, a writer and journalist. Some other famous people from Fairmont are CBS News Reporter Drew Levinson, Folk Artist Sam McMillan, basketball star Rod Griffin and PGA Golfer William McGirt.

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