NEWS


5:14 pm |    
512 grab degrees from UNCP
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Updated: 8:14 pm. |    
County native jailed, placed under $200M bond
Nine donations bump fund by $1,825

Nine donations bump fund by $1,825

There are 10 new contributions to The Empty Stocking Fund, which is the most we have received on a single day during this campaign, and they add $1,82...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 9th, 2016. |  


Family: Woman shot by officer still critical

LUMBERTON — The woman who was shot by a Lumberton police officer suffered five gunshot wounds and remains in critical condition on a ventilator,...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 9th, 2016. |  


Roundabout almost done

Roundabout almost done

LUMBERTON — The roundabout that is expected to give motorists an easier and safer path to downtown Lumberton is six months ahead of schedule and...

December 9th, 2016 |  


Thefts— Adrian Lowery of East Seventh Street in Lumberton reported that someone broke into his home and stole a washing machine and a dryer valu...

December 9th, 2016 |  


St. Pauls looks to get tighter control of landlords

St. Pauls looks to get tighter control of landlords

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls will invite local landlords to a public hearing as it looks to tighten up town ordinances for rental properties, but town ...

December 9th, 2016 updated: December 9th, 2016. |  


SPORTS


3:27 pm |    
Local Hoops Roundup
12:23 am |    
Cape Fear shocks Scotland
Robeson County Shootout brackets released

Robeson County Shootout brackets released

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s high school basketball teams will have their first chance to earn some hardware next week with the start of t...

December 9th, 2016 |  


31st Robeson County Shootout Schedule

31st Robeson County Shootout Schedule

31th annual Robeson County ShootoutGIRLSWednesday (Games start at 6 p.m.)Richmond at St. PaulsDillon at LumbertonRed Springs at Purnell SwettSouth Rob...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


Local Roundup: Red Springs splits with West Bladen

Local Roundup: Red Springs splits with West Bladen

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs varsity basketball teams earned a split against West Bladen on Wednesday, with the girls earning a convincing 60-3...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Hoops Preview: St. Pauls

Hoops Preview: St. Pauls

ST. PAULS — As Corey Thompson begins his first season as head coach of the St. Pauls High School boys basketball team — his debut at the p...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Local Hoops Roundup: Bulldogs sweep at South Robeson

Local Hoops Roundup: Bulldogs sweep at South Robeson

ROWLAND — The St. Pauls varsity basketball teams earned a sweep of South Robeson on Tuesday, with the girls claiming their first victory of the ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Clemson makes College Football Playoff

Clemson makes College Football Playoff

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Foo...

December 6th, 2016 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


4:37 pm |    
Food for the needy
10:08 am |    
Choir celebrates Christmas

What’s Happening

COMMUNITY• Dec. 6Rails to Christmas: The public is invited to take a night time ride through Christmas on rail cars on in Red Springs. The ride ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Library staff has reasons to be thankful

Library staff has reasons to be thankful

It’s the season of being thankful. Many of us are wondering what to be thankful for after Hurricane Matthew left us. So, on behalf of Robeson Co...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Sampson acceptsphysician assistantposition in Fairmont

Sampson acceptsphysician assistantposition in Fairmont

ROWLAND — Certified Physician Assistant Kelvin Sampson has permanently moved from Southeastern Medical Clinic Fairmont to Southeastern Medical C...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Anderson appointed to task force

Anderson appointed to task force

LUMBERTON — The American Hospital Association has unveiled a report outlining a menu of options for communities, hospitals and policymakers to e...

December 6th, 2016 |  


LUMBERTON — Patients in need of medical care have another access point in the community through the Southeastern Family Medicine Residency Clini...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Board of Healthrecognizes ASPCAfor Matthew efforts

Board of Healthrecognizes ASPCAfor Matthew efforts

At the dinner meeting held November 17 the Robeson County Board of Health awarded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA...

December 6th, 2016 |  


OPINION


8:47 am |    
Ruling costs hourly workers
11:45 am
Updated: 4:02 pm. |    

GOP can’t undo election

McCrory governed as mayor

McCrory governed as mayor

Gov. Pat McCrory finally conceded the 2016 election to Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday, but he actually lost the race on March 23 when he signed...

December 8th, 2016 updated: December 8th, 2016. |  


Cooper faces key choice

Cooper faces key choice

RALEIGH — In what direction will North Carolina go under a Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper, and a Republican General Assembly? There are t...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Cooper now has a reason to celebrate HB2

As Pat McCrory prepares to exit the stage to the far right as a one-term governor in North Carolina, he has become a convenient object of derision by ...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Trump’s tour should be called ‘fooled you’

News and ObserverPresident-elect Donald Trump rolled into Fayetteville Tuesday as part of his “thank you” tour of key states that won him ...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Students told to fight back

Students told to fight back

Responding to the Nov. 28 Ohio State University assault that led to 11 injuries, the University of North Carolina is encouraging security officials at...

December 6th, 2016 |  


Burr win deserves spotlight

Burr win deserves spotlight

RALEIGH — During the fall campaign in North Carolina, the presidential and gubernatorial races captured most of the attention. That was understa...

December 5th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Perfect NC peaches

Perfect NC peaches

Is just thinking about the holidays stressing you out? As moms, we know we have the house to clean and decorate, gifts to buy and wrap, meals to plan ...

November 29th, 2016 |  


LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Farmers Market will have a “Very Local Holiday Festival” Dec. 10.Shoppers will have an opportunity to...

November 29th, 2016 |  


USDA begins annual crop survey

RALEIGH — USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service began mailing the annual Row Crops County Agricultural Production and December A...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Hampton opens hotel in Lumberton

Hampton opens hotel in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Hampton by Hilton has announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lumberton.The 105-room hotel is located at...

November 29th, 2016 |  


RALEIGH — Across the country, small businesses and consumers alike are getting excited to support their favorite local, independent businesses o...

November 29th, 2016 |  


LUMBERTON — After its longtime location near Interstate 95 was flooded by Hurricane Matthew, newly named Adelio’s Ristorante Downtown is s...

November 29th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA