Robby Mewborn Staff Photo


Robby Mewborn


December 28, 1962 - July 16, 2017


Seven Springs-Robert Allen "Robby" Mewborn Jr., 54, of Seven Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Robby was born December 28, 1962 to Melba Watson Mewborn and the late Robert Allen Mewborn. Robby graduated from Coastal Carolina Community College with a degree in Automotive Systems Technology. For the past 16 years, Robby taught Automotive Technology at Southwest Onslow High School. Robby's passion for automotive technology was a great inspiration to his students. His calling for shaping young minds was recently recognized by Southwest Onslow High School, where he was named Teacher Of The Year. Robby was one who enjoyed working with his hands. A master mechanic, Robby relished tackling projects others thought were too difficult. Always the outdoorsman, Robby found great peace being at home working in his yard, tending to the garden or deer hunting. He loved the coast and salt water fishing. A tug on his fishing line, no matter the size of the fish would always bring a big, bright smile to Robby. Robby was fascinated with antiquing, old tractors and machinery with a hit-and-miss engine. Robby also enjoyed beekeeping and was a member of the Neuse Regional Beekeepers Association. Nothing was better to Robby than a gathering of family and friends. Robby loved cooking on the grill. His family has many fond memories of his fantastic barbecue chicken. Robby recently began attending Daly's Chapel Free will Baptist Church.


A service to celebrate and honor Robby's life will be held Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. from Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Daly's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.


In addition to his mother, Robby is survived by his wife of four years, Jan Waters Mewborn; daughter, Katie Mewborn; brother, Chris Mewborn and wife, Tonya; two step-daughters, Crystal Modlin and husband, Justin, and Heather Toler; two nephews, Josh Mewborn and Trevor Johnson; along with seven step-grandchildren.


Robby's family will receive family and friends Friday during the hour before the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to the Southwest Onslow Automotive Technology Program, 1420 Burgaw Highway, Jacksonville, NC 28540. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.



** Due to unforeseen circumstances, the golf tournament will be rescheduled for Friday, July 28th. **   

Southwest Golf Tournament            


July 28, 2017


Shotgun Start at 9am 


Bear Trail Golf Club

444 Harris Creek Road,

 Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540


Price $60.00 a Player                 $240.00 per Team


Drop Off or Mail Registration to



 C/O Tim Foster

 1420 Burgaw Highway

 Jacksonville, NC 28540


-Throw, T-Buster, 3ft. string - $20.00 per Team   - Move up hole on 15 - $20.00 per Team


- Longest Drive   -Closet to the pin   -Awards to Top 3 Teams   -Door Prizes - 50/50

 -Includes lunch and drinks at the course

Form can be found on the left hand side in Latest News or in the front office.  


To view and download the Class of 2017 
graduation ceremony please click here.          


2018 Senior portraits are scheduled for July 19th and 20th.  

Walk in appointments will be accepted from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 2 pm each day. Walk ins will be worked in as quickly as possible. Priority will be given to seniors who follow the predetermined schedule.

Students will receive a letter at their home with a date and time. If not please call, 1-888-238-6355.

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As we approach the end of our school year, it is time to start thinking about summer! SWHS is holding the second Beyond the Ball sports camp this summer, July 24th -28th. The camp is open to all K-8 children and is a great time for kids to try new sports.

The camp focuses on developing character within sport and is centered  around learning and fun.

Last year was our first year running the camp and the feedback from their experience was great!


If you are interested in signing your child up for the camp, below is the link:



We will also host a community event at the conclusion of the camp on July 29th from 5pm-8pm. The community event will include a pig cook off, homerun derby, football team preview, bounce houses, games, vendors, food, etc. We are inviting all campers and anyone else in the community.

The links to register as a vendor or pig cook off entry are below:

 Vendor: http://tinyurl.com/beyondtheball2017vendor

 Pig Cook Off: http://tinyurl.com/beyondtheball2017pigcooking





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