NEWS


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Farm finds power in hogs
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Rowland commissioners say no to special election

Man shot during armed robbery

LUMBERTON — A man was shot and wounded early today during an armed robbery attempt at a local apartment complex, a police spokesman said.David W...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Bill limits liability for livestock farms

Bill limits liability for livestock farms

RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers decided Thursday that hog and poultry operations should get added protection from lawsuits by neighbors compl...

April 28th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


Lawmen seek drug-dealing suspect

Lawmen seek drug-dealing suspect

WILMINGTON — More than a week after being indicted on federal drug trafficking charges one member of an alleged Maxton-based criminal organizati...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Tribal Council clears way to chase housing dollars

Tribal Council clears way to chase housing dollars

PEMBROKE — A resolution authorizing tribal leaders to apply for up to $6 million in federal funding to pay for construction of low-income housin...

April 28th, 2017 |  


Rowland festival is Saturday

ROWLAND — The Rowland Springfest and Art Show will be held from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. on Saturday featuring entertainment from Calvin Pee of 107.7...

April 28th, 2017 |  


City man charged in Wilmington murder

WILMINGTON — A first-degree murder charge has been filed against the Lumberton man who is believed to have fatally shot a Wilmington woman, a Ne...

April 28th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Local Roundup: Mustangs take two from Red Springs
Racing to the finish: Pirates, Rams use SEC meet to prepare for regionals

Racing to the finish: Pirates, Rams use SEC meet to prepare for regionals

PEMBROKE — In one of the the final tuneups before regionals, the Southeastern Conference track and field teams looked to secure last-minute bids...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Hodge taking winning attitude to Methodist

Hodge taking winning attitude to Methodist

FAIRMONT — Reflecting on his time as a baseball player at Fairmont High School, Tyler Hodge said he’ll remember one thing above the rest.&...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Column: Panthers should have simple strategy in 1st round

Column: Panthers should have simple strategy in 1st round

The Carolina Panthers don’t need to overthink the No. 8 pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft.The team that finished 6-10 last season to put itself...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Buddies in the Big Easy: William McGirt set to team up with Robert Garrigus in Zurich Classic

Buddies in the Big Easy: William McGirt set to team up with Robert Garrigus in Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — William McGirt and Robert Garrigus each have a PGA Tour title to their credit.They can help each other claim a second victory th...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Red Springs’ Leach, Locklear twins relish signing moment

Red Springs’ Leach, Locklear twins relish signing moment

RED SPRINGS — It may take awhile for students and faculty at North Carolina Central University to differentiate between Kelsey and Kyria Locklea...

April 26th, 2017 |  


UNCP track and field team savors PBC title

UNCP track and field team savors PBC title

PEMBROKE — The trophy case for the Peach Belt Conference championship trophies at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke had to make room ...

April 26th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Book fair a success, career fair ahead

Book fair a success, career fair ahead

Robeson County Public Library’s first spring book sale last week was a great success. The sale raised $550, which will be used to purchase new c...

April 21st, 2017 |  


What’s Happening

• April 20Exhibit opens: An opening reception for “The Life of the Theater” exhibit will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Carolina Civic ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Howington-Musselwhite

Howington-Musselwhite

Tomalita and Darryl Howington, of Lumberton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan Ashleigh Howington ,to Jordan ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Ivey-Owens

Ivey-Owens

Stephen Ivey and Betty Ivey, of Fairmont, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laura Ann Ivey, to David Anthony Alexand...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Steele-Reisman

Steele-Reisman

Charlie and Kathleen Steele, of Myrtle Beach, S.C, and Patrick and Sherri Prevatte, of Holden Beach, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage ...

April 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Cooper off to solid start
Caution needed on NC budget

Caution needed on NC budget

RALEIGH — While North Carolina legislators and Gov. Roy Cooper haven’t yet received the report on state income taxes paid or refunded by t...

April 26th, 2017 |  


HB 343 protects public’s right to know on government notices

We could set the calendar by it as every year there is another push of legislation that would relieve local governments of the legal requirement of pu...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Time for Raleigh crossover

Time for Raleigh crossover

Civics class teaches us that each member of a legislative chamber has an equal vote. Crossover week at the N.C. General Assembly reminds us that some ...

April 25th, 2017 |  


The Left’s anti-science stance

The Left’s anti-science stance

RALEIGH — There are just as many fads in politics as there are in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking ...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Tearing down isn’t only answer, build up too

Two women are dead, and although their identities and how they came to die are not yet public information, we expect that this tragedy will only becom...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Say no to new import tax

Say no to new import tax

Congress has a rare opportunity in the coming months to replace our nation’s broken and dysfunctional tax code with one that is simple, efficien...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Entrepreneurship summit this week at UNCP

Entrepreneurship summit this week at UNCP

PEMBROKE — If you are a budding entrepreneur or have dreams of becoming an entrepreneur, you don’t want to miss UNC Pembroke’s ninth...

April 15th, 2017 |  


BioAg symposium at UNCP Thursday

PEMBROKE — The eighth annual Farm Bureau BioAg Symposium will be held at UNC Pembroke’s Biotechnology Research and Training Center on Thur...

April 14th, 2017 |  


A soil test can help manage fertility in grasses

RALEIGH — Knowing what type of grass is in your yard, coupled with the scientific results of a soil test, can help homeowners know when is the b...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Farmers need detailed marketing plans

Farmers need detailed marketing plans

Many farmers are looking toward the 2017 spring planting season with some hope and optimism. Last year, farmers endured record flooding from Hurricane...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Matthew helps feed recycling business

Matthew helps feed recycling business

LUMBERTON — Recycling is a scrappy business even on a sunny day, but Hurricane Matthew brought major challenges to this business sector in Lumbe...

April 8th, 2017 updated: April 10th, 2017. |  


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