NEWS


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Relay resumes cancer fight
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Pre-schoolers screened
School employees honored

School employees honored

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County honored its employees of the month for April during the school board’s May 9 meeting.Ralp...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Employees association meets Thursday

LUMBERTON — The State Employees’ Association of North Carolina District 24, which includes Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties, will hol...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Hendricks to graduate at top of class

Hendricks to graduate at top of class

SOUTHERN PINES — John “Jack” William Hendricks, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Hendricks of Lumberton, will graduate as the valedict...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Beating stress at test time

Beating stress at test time

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May 20th, 2017 |  


Honor students recognized

Honor students recognized

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May 20th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


O’Neil: ‘Grit of team something special’

O’Neil: ‘Grit of team something special’

Grit.It’s the word Paul O’Neil, head coach of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team, used to describe the 2017 editio...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Braves run out of gas in season-ending loss

Braves run out of gas in season-ending loss

MOUNT OLIVE — After a quick turnaround from a 13-inning contest that took a lot out of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball tea...

May 20th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


Gritty Braves rally to force extras, fall in 13th inning to Trojans

Gritty Braves rally to force extras, fall in 13th inning to Trojans

MOUNT OLIVE — Paul O’Neil knows his team and the toughness it has, and Friday The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team s...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Pirates, Rams earn all-SEC soccer honors

Pirates, Rams earn all-SEC soccer honors

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton girls soccer team paced the all-Southeastern Conference selections, released by the league on Friday morning.After ear...

May 19th, 2017 updated: May 19th, 2017. |  


Starting with a bang: UNCP baseball wins NCAA opener

Starting with a bang: UNCP baseball wins NCAA opener

MOUNT OLIVE — With its back against the wall in the sixth and eighth innings, The University of North Carolina baseball team stood its ground an...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Lumberton’s Brooks, Carter take the first step

Lumberton’s Brooks, Carter take the first step

LUMBERTON — As A.J. Brooks and Daniel Carter signed Thursday to continue their baseball careers at Southeastern Community College this fall, eac...

May 19th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Hunt named grant facilitator

Hunt named grant facilitator

LUMBERTON — Nancy Catherine “Cathy” Hunt has been named facilitator for Southeastern Health’s Healthy People, Healthy Carolina...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Lip sync challenge on

Lip sync challenge on

LUMBERTON — The United Way of Robeson County’s first-ever Lip Sync Challenge, which was delayed by Hurricane Matthew in October, will hit ...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Friends support Robeson County Public Library

Friends support Robeson County Public Library

The Friends of the Robeson County Public Library hosted its annual meeting at Adelio’s Restaurant on April 25. This is always a beautiful event,...

May 9th, 2017 |  


WoodHaven receives $23,000 North Carolina Culture Change Enhancement Grant

WoodHaven receives $23,000 North Carolina Culture Change Enhancement Grant

LUMBERTON — WoodHaven Nursing, Alzheimer’s and Rehabilitation Center recently was awarded a $23,000 North Carolina Culture Change Enhancem...

May 6th, 2017 |  


Old and young touched by shingles in Robeson County

Old and young touched by shingles in Robeson County

While shingles is most common in the 60-plus generation, there have been several cases locally that involved much younger populations.Shingles is caus...

May 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


1:53 pm
Updated: 7:00 pm. |    

Don’t sweat a tax increase, it would be DOA

GOP senators exact revenge

GOP senators exact revenge

The last week has featured some of the most offensive, belligerent, and vindictive behavior by elected officials in generations — and that is no...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Rumba raises $10,000 that will help with Matthew recovery

To the Editor,On behalf of Robeson Road runners, I would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants in our annual Rumba on the Lumber festivit...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Average pay focus missed point

Average pay focus missed point

RALEIGH — The average pay received by public school teachers in North Carolina this year was $49,837, up 4 percent from the 2015-16 school year....

May 17th, 2017 |  


Decision when to start school should be made local

A bill making its way through the General Assembly would include Robeson among 20 counties in the state that would, as part of a pilot program, be giv...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Washington turns back on Eastern NC

Washington turns back on Eastern NC

Last week, we learned the Trump administration will provide just $6.1 million to North Carolina to support the rebuilding of communities and address t...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Tribe using education dollars to pay stipends, travel around

To the Editor,Forty-two hundred dollars in what could be college scholarship money is paid out each month to Lumbee Tribal Council members in the form...

May 15th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


EPA revision brings big change to the farm

EPA revision brings big change to the farm

The United States Environmental Protection Agency revised the Worker Protection Standard in 2015. The Worker Protection Standard is a federal regulati...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Tribe to hold economic summit at UNCP

PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe will hold the 2017 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit on May 24 and May 25 on the campus of The University of North Carol...

May 13th, 2017 updated: May 13th, 2017. |  


45 years later, Washington’s endures downtown

45 years later, Washington’s endures downtown

WASHINGTON — Window shopping has all but disappeared in downtown Lumberton, except for one store.Since 1973, Washington’s Men’s Stor...

May 13th, 2017 updated: May 13th, 2017. |  


College graduations, high school graduations, the last day of school, and then it is here — the long-awaited break every student looks forward t...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Market should steer economy, not regulations

Market should steer economy, not regulations

Readers who care about the environment have contacted me with questions such as “should I support the natural gas line coming to Robeson County,...

May 6th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA