NEWS


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Sick of the heat
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Robeson County delegates: Democratic Party is uniting
DNC 2016: Ohio delegate, 19, calls nomination night ‘electric’

DNC 2016: Ohio delegate, 19, calls nomination night ‘electric’

Things came full circle for Spencer Dirrig as he watched Hillary Clinton receive the Democratic nomination for president.Dirrig, 19, is an Ohio deleg...

July 27th, 2016 |  


DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

DNC 2016: Many Sanders’ supporters still not on board Clinton train

After Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made the motion to stop the roll call vote Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, he asked that Hilla...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Public gets to weigh in on proposed pipeline in Robeson

FAYETTEVILLE — Residents of Robeson and surrounding counties concerned with the development of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline can be heard at ...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


NC man faces sexual assault charges

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former house parent at a central Pennsylvania Catholic school has been charged with sexually attacking two Chinese inter...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Delayed Robeson commissioners meeting to be held Thursday

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday to discuss business that was supposed to be handled at the board’s regula...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


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Opportunity awaits William McGirt at PGA Championship
Support for Ashton Locklear’s parents increasing as Olympics draw closer

Support for Ashton Locklear’s parents increasing as Olympics draw closer

With less than two weeks left until the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, it’s starting to hit crunch time for Jackie Jacobs...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic set for Aug. 10

Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic set for Aug. 10

LUMBERTON — In 2015, Lumberton High School hosted the inaugural Battle of the Carolinas Football Classic, drawing rave reviews from high school ...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Lumberton’s Will Osman, Rene Altamirano compete on national level

Lumberton’s Will Osman, Rene Altamirano compete on national level

LUMBERTON — Playing among some of the best youth soccer teams in the country, Lumberton soccer players Will Osman and Rene Altamirano learned a ...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


William McGirt aims to bounce back in Canada

William McGirt aims to bounce back in Canada

OAKVILLE, Ontario — The RBC Canadian Open has been good to William McGirt during his time on the PGA Tour.Prior to notching his first Tour win e...

July 20th, 2016 |  


South Robeson football holding parents’ meeting

South Robeson football holding parents’ meeting

ROWLAND — A mandatory parents’ meeting is being held for parents of any South Robeson High School student that is interested in playing fo...

July 20th, 2016 |  


A’Terria Quick shines in East-West All-Star basketball game

A’Terria Quick shines in East-West All-Star basketball game

GREENSBORO — A’Terria Quick scored a team-high 15 points to lead the East All-Stars in the annual NCHSAA East-West girls’ all-star b...

July 19th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Health briefs

Presentation Tuesday tofocus on kidney stonesLUMBERTON — Learn about kidney stones and enjoy lunch on July 26 at 11 a.m. in Southeastern Health&...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Writing ‘From My Basket’

Writing ‘From My Basket’

Well, hello there. Please, allow me to introduce myself. I am Juanita Lagrone, mom-extraordinaire to four amazing children, Grammy to two little sw...

July 24th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


Preserving the pipe organ

Preserving the pipe organ

LUMBERTON — Organist and composer Mark Andersen’s agile fingers will once again bring the Carolina Civic Center’s pipe organ to life...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Fields retires from UNCP after 15-years at GPAC

Fields retires from UNCP after 15-years at GPAC

LUMBERTON — The curtains closed for Patricia Fields, director of Givens Performing Arts Center, on Wednesday as she said her goodbyes to The Univer...

July 24th, 2016 updated: July 25th, 2016. |  


A book can open doors to new worlds

A book can open doors to new worlds

I can’t remember the first thing my parents bought me, or what happened to it, but I can remember the things I did with my parents as I was grow...

July 24th, 2016 |  


What’s Happening

THEATER• July 28In the Good Old Summertime: The Carolina Civic Center will present a sing-along and silent movie accompanied by Mark Andersen on...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Tax dollars to discriminate
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Tribute to my Indian friends

Time for commissioners to remove Cummings from DSS board

It could have been coincidence that not one, not two, not three, but four county commissioners, all of whom are against the reappointment of Raymond C...

July 27th, 2016 |  


Red Springs police commended for effort to help distressed man

To the Editor,A few weeks ago the police were summoned to the home of a distressed young man in Red Springs. The police used every effort they had to ...

July 27th, 2016 updated: July 27th, 2016. |  


Public dissatisfaction not new

Public dissatisfaction not new

RALEIGH — In this highly charged political year, it’s important to keep in mind that most North Carolinians, like most Americans, have bee...

July 25th, 2016 |  


A brick removed from a divisive wall

There was nothing heroic — or even extraordinary — a week ago today when two Lumberton police officers, a white and an American Indian, fe...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


HB2 continues to hurt NC

HB2 continues to hurt NC

In April NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would move its 2017 all-star game out of Charlotte if state officials did not make major changes...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Renovated Rue21 opens in Lumberton with record sales

Renovated Rue21 opens in Lumberton with record sales

LUMBERTON — Rue21 is boasting more than a newly-expanded store in its Biggs Park Mall location — the local store also has bragging rights ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Fresh fruits and veggies are always ‘a perfect choice’

Fresh fruits and veggies are always ‘a perfect choice’

Fruits and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. We should make half the food on our plates fruits and vegetables. We can do this by...

July 18th, 2016 |  


RE/MAX in Lumberton announces new hire, broker award

RE/MAX in Lumberton announces new hire, broker award

LUMBERTON — RE/MAX Real Estate Exchange recently announced the hiring of a new broker and an award for broker Deborah Parker.Parker was granted ...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Lumberton Agricultural Events Center expansion coming soon

Lumberton Agricultural Events Center expansion coming soon

LUMBERTON — Long-awaited barns and horse stalls at the Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center could start to go up as early as n...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Coldwell Banker’sCarroll receives‘sterling’ status

Coldwell Banker’sCarroll receives‘sterling’ status

LUMBERTON — Janell Carroll, an associate with Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty in Lumberton, was recently invited to join the company’s...

July 11th, 2016 |  


North Carolina Cooperative Extension is at your fingertips

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is at your fingertips

I am often asked in the community, “what do you do?” or “who do you work for?” When I answer North Carolina Cooperative Extens...

July 11th, 2016 |  


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