Community Information



Red Springs is located in the northwestern section of Robeson County approximately 14 miles west of I-95, strategically located between Lumberton, Laurinburg and the City of Fayetteville. Residing in Red Springs gives you access to three major trade centers. Red Springs is also located 80 miles southwest of Raleigh which is easily accessible by I-95 & I-40. The Charlotte metropolitan area is 150 miles by U.S. 74 and the port of Wilmington is 90 minutes by U.S. 74.


Red Springs has a council-manager form of municipal government. The governing board consists of the mayor and six commissioners. Other boards that function in an advisory capacity to local government include the Planning Board, Board Adjustments, Appearance Commission, Recreation Commission and the Redevelopment Commission. For additional information, please contact David Ashburn, Town Manager at 910-843-5849.

 Business and Industry

Promotion and recruitment of business in Red Springs is carried out primarily by the Red Springs Chamber of Commerce. There are approximately 140 businesses in Red Springs. Of this number, 70 are retail sales operations, providing such commodities as food, clothing, jewelry, footwear, household goods, appliances, furnishings, pharmaceuticals, video and home entertainment systems, construction materials, hardware, automobiles, and automotive parts and supplies. The remaining businesses include such services as construction and building repair, automotive repair, legal, medical, insurance, accounting, printing, surveying, floral design, cosmetology, and physical fitness. The retail area encompasses an 8-mile radius with a customer base of approximately 25,000 people. For additional information, please contact Fran Ray, Executive Director, at 910-843-5441.

Business hours for the Red Springs Chamber of Commerce are from 9 am until 12 noon, Monday through Friday.

The Red Springs trade area is approximately 30 minutes from North Carolina's fourth largest metropolitan area which is the city of Fayetteville. In 1990-1991, almost $2 billion in retail sales was generated in Cumberland County where Fayetteville is the retail hub for southeastern, North Carolina.

Financial services are provided by three banks BB&T, Southern Bank and Trust and the Lumbee Guaranty Bank.

Red Springs Industrial and Commercial Park is served with water/sewer, natural gas and fiber optic cable. Air service is available at Grannis Field in Fayetteville, 25 miles from Red Springs. Both air freight and regular scheduled commercial airline services are available. Both land and existing buildings are currently available, information will be provided upon request.


Emergency medical services are provided by the Robeson County Ambulance Service and the Red Springs Rescue Squad. Robeson County provides coverage for the Red Springs area for 12 hours each day, five days a week (Monday-Friday). The Red Springs Rescue Squad provides service for the remaining 12 hours each day, plus 24 hours per day on weekends. The Rescue Squad consists of 30 members, 18 of whom are certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) and one ambulance and one crash truck. All Robeson County ambulances are staffed by certified EMT's.

Red Springs has three medical doctors, one physician assistant (P.A.), one chiropractor, three privately practicing dentists, one optometrist and three drugstores. Hospital facilities are provided in Lumberton, 14 miles away at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. SRMC with a medical staff of 60 physicians provide health care services. Services include and provided by: Carolina Manor Treatment Center, Health Horizons Home Health Agency, Hospice of Robeson, Health Horizons Uniforms and Medical Supplies, Woodhaven - a 116 bed long-term care facility and SRMC Lifestyle Fitness Center. Red Springs is also served by Moore County Regional Center in Pinehurst, Cape Fear Regional Center in Fayetteville and Scotland Health Care System, a non-profit community owned hospital system in Laurinburg, NC.


The Public Schools of Robeson County located in Red Springs includes one elementary, one middle and one high school with an enrollment of 1,864 students. Private Schooling is also available in Red Springs for grades K-12 at Flora MacDonald Academy and for grades Pre K-8 at Created For You Learning Academy. Higher education is provided by Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC 14 miles away. UNC at Pembroke, approx 12 miles from Red Springs is a 4-year institution which offers 53 undergraduate degrees and nine graduate programs. St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg is 20 miles from Red Springs. Fayetteville State University, Methodist College and Fayetteville Technical Community College are located 30 miles away. The big four: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Duke University and Wake Forest University are located within a good driving distance of Red Springs. Carolina, State, and Duke are 90 minutes driving time and Wake Forest is approximately a 3 hour drive.
McMillian Memorial Library
Located at 204 East Second Avenue, McMillan Memorial Library is open 18 hours a week.
Tuesday 9am-1pm and 2:30pm-6:00pm;   Wednesday through Friday 2:30pm-6:00pm
Library cards are free and can be used at any branch of the Robeson County Public Library
The library became a branch of the Robeson County Public Library in 2011 enabling computerization and exchange opportunities with the other 6 branches. Services to patrons include free computer and Wi-Fi use. Also available are magazines, newspapers, audio books and large-print books.
It was a community effort that resulted in the opening of the McMillian Memorial Library in 1964 and it is a community effort that keeps it going 50 years later. Citizens felt that a library might fill the cultural void that was left with the town's loss of Flora MacDonald College. A library committee was formed. Mr. Malcolm P. McLean, successful in the trucking business made a gift of $20,000 for a building to be named for two Red Springs women who had made an impact on him in his youth. The contractor's bid was $15,617. The E.H. Alexander family donated the building site and books were purchased through donations raised by local clubs and organizations. Several of those clubs have had continuous representation on the local library board and continue to be supportive in various ways. The Town of Red Springs agreed to provide operational expenses for the library in its annual budget and has continued to do so for 50 years.
For information call (910) 843-4205


The Red Springs Arts Council, which hosts the annual Street Fair during the Spring season. UNC at Pembroke offers a wide variety of programs at the Givens Performing Arts Center. The center stage series is a culture series of Broadway musicals, jazz, classical and dance; Robeson Little Theater produces dramas which offer county residents opportunities to utilize their skills.
The Lumbee Native American Center is in Pembroke, NC  12 miles away from Red Springs with offerings in Native American Culture, including annual Pow-Wow's and festivals with Art and Crafts from local artisans.


Red Springs has 13 Protestant churches and one Catholic. A Jewish Synagogue is located in Fayetteville, NC, which is a 30 minute drive from Red Springs.