NEWS


9:27 am |    
Pet of the week
5:51 pm
Updated: 6:41 pm. |    
Most Haven rescues still at home

RALEIGH — Senators on the education committee passed Senate Bill 554 today, forwarding it to the finance committee.It is unclear if the finance ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


No charges filed in shooting at Lumberton Sonic

LUMBERTON — No charges have been filed in a shooting at Sonic Drive-In in Lumberton on Thursday.The shooting left one of two men exchanging gunf...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Health Board wants pets licenses

Health Board wants pets licenses

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Health is recommending that all dogs and cats in the county not only be vaccinated against rabies, but a...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Revised SB 554 is back on table

Revised SB 554 is back on table

LUMBERTON — The death of Senate Bill 554 was short-lived as a heavily revised version of the bill will be heard in the Senate’s education ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Duke Energy proposes cut in residential rates

LUMBERTON — Duke Energy customers in Robeson County could see their electrical bills go down in 2017.Duke Energy Progress announced on Wednesday...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Pool party

Pool party

Sarah Willets | The Robesonian Hip Pocket provides the soundtrack to the final installment of the Alive After 5 concert series on Thursday. With tempe...

June 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


10:05 am |    
Bulldogs start fresh
Johnson breaks through for US Open crown

Johnson breaks through for US Open crown

OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open.He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Title drought over

Title drought over

OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James cradled the shiny gold trophy and struggled to sum up what might be his sweetest championship yet, the one he is ...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Lucas and J.J. Oxendine lead Region 4 to State Games win

Lucas and J.J. Oxendine lead Region 4 to State Games win

CARY — After suffering a loss to Region 5 on Thursday, the North Carolina Region 4 team, that has four players from Robeson County high schools,...

June 18th, 2016 |  


Inside the ropes with Keith McGirt

Inside the ropes with Keith McGirt

Editor’s Note: Keith McGirt, an accomplished golfer who played collegiately at Wingate, is the younger brother of William McGirt. Keith will be ...

June 18th, 2016 |  


Mitchell signs with FTCC

Mitchell signs with FTCC

ST. PAULS — The instant Jada Mitchell saw the email, she knew that she was going to pursue the opportunity.Mitchell, a 2015 graduate of St. Paul...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Summer hoops outlook from UNCP camp

Summer hoops outlook from UNCP camp

PEMBROKE — Five guards manned the floor for much of the time for the Fairmont boys basketball team at Thursday’s basketball team camp host...

June 17th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Southeastern Transition and Primary Care Clinic extends hours

Southeastern Transition and Primary Care Clinic, an affiliate of Southeastern Health, recently announced extended hours and welcomes additional reside...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Health briefs

Breakfast at Biggs seriesto discuss prostate healthLUMBERTON — Enjoy a healthy breakfast and learn about prostate health on Monday during the Br...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Student athlete paints portraits of pooches

Student athlete paints portraits of pooches

LUMBERTON — Taylor Raines is a teenage artist who specializes in portraits of pooches.A rising senior at Lumberton High School, Raines discovere...

June 13th, 2016 updated: June 13th, 2016. |  


Carolina Civic Center to screen Oscar winners

Carolina Civic Center to screen Oscar winners

LUMBERTON — It’s the time of year when blockbusters compete for marquee space at the multiplex, but summer means awards season at the Caro...

June 13th, 2016 |  


What’s Happening

What’s Happening

COMMUNITY• June 26Fantastic Fourth: The Town of Fairmont will hold its 10th annual Fantastic Fourth event from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the Fairmont C...

June 13th, 2016 |  


Southeastern Wound Healing Center marks Wound Care Awareness Week

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Wound Healing Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Health and member of the Healogics network, is raising awareness of ...

June 13th, 2016 |  


OPINION


11:23 am
Updated: 11:00 am. |    
State grading system gets F

Bill punishes poor for getting lucky in lottery

We know that when we reported last week on a bill in the state House that would require the state lottery to disclose to local departments of Social S...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


City unfairly singling out for punishment owners of pit bulls

To the Editor,While I welcome an activist mayor and City Council in Lumberton, I believe they acted in haste with recent passage of an animal control ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the General Election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Restricting gun rights won’tstop Orlando-like massacres

To the Editor,People who are willing to give up their liberty for safety deserve neither.The Democrats are trying to sucker Americans into relinquishi...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


Beer distributor, tribe have chance for good headline

We see what was obviously a misunderstanding concerning a local beer distributor and the Lumbee Tribal Government as just that — and something m...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


11:54 am
Updated: 1:25 pm. |    
Century 21 recognizes local agent
St. Pauls clothing store celebrates 100 years

St. Pauls clothing store celebrates 100 years

ST. PAULS — For the past century, Joe Sugar’s has been at the forefront of men’s fashion in St. Pauls.The retailer celebrated its 10...

June 10th, 2016 updated: June 10th, 2016. |  


New business brings butcher shop back to Lumberton

New business brings butcher shop back to Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Jerry Warwick is bringing the neighborhood butcher shop back to Robeson County.Warwick owns Carolina Surf and Turf Market, which ope...

June 7th, 2016 |  


Smithfield’s restaurant reopens in Lumberton

Smithfield’s restaurant reopens in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — After being on hiatus since the beginning of the year, Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q in Lumberton will reopen Tuesday....

May 31st, 2016 |  


Economics 101: Commerce leaders visit Robeson Community College

Economics 101: Commerce leaders visit Robeson Community College

LUMBERTON — John Skvarla, the state’s secretary of commerce, visited Robeson Community College last week to talk about economic developmen...

May 24th, 2016 |  


College recognizes owner of Sweet Candy Cafe

College recognizes owner of Sweet Candy Cafe

LUMBERTON — Felicia Evans Long, owner of Sweet Candy Cafe in downtown Lumberton, was recently recognized by the University of Phoenix, where she...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Family court: Lumberton judge swears in lawyer daughter

Family court: Lumberton judge swears in lawyer daughter

LUMBERTON — The apple didn’t fall far from the tree for Lumberton District Court Judge Herbert L. Richardson Sr., whose daughter Mary Jane...

May 16th, 2016 |  


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