NEWS


11:17 am
Updated: 1:49 pm. |    
Newspaper expects to return to building in 3 months
7:40 pm |    
Homeowners seek relief

Free dental screenings available today

LUMBERTON — Robeson County children who are delinquent in having their teeth checked are invited to have them examined today at no charge.A Colg...

February 24th, 2017 |  


UNCP hold financial workshop Tuesday

PEMBROKE — The School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host a financial workshop on Tuesday.The free workshop wi...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Fundraiser to benefit shelter, soup kitchen

LUMBERTON — A fundraiser for a soup kitchen and shelter will be held Sunday.Lumberton Christian Care Center, located at 220 E. Second St., Lumbe...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Novelist takes plea in 2001 death of wife

Novelist takes plea in 2001 death of wife

CHAPEL HILL — Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecut...

February 24th, 2017 |  


NAACP urges boycott of NC over conservative policies

NAACP urges boycott of NC over conservative policies

RALEIGH — The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott p...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


10:31 pm |    
From the Fringe
UNCP softball cruises at Mid-South Classic

UNCP softball cruises at Mid-South Classic

DUNCAN, S.C. — In what is becoming a normal occurrence for the UNC Pembroke softball team as of late, the Braves rattled off two more mercy-rule...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Joining the crew: Newcomers lead Lumberton into 4th round

Joining the crew: Newcomers lead Lumberton into 4th round

LUMBERTON — While a lot of the focus for the Lumberton girls basketball team goes to starters London Thompson, Jasmine McBride and Madison Canad...

February 25th, 2017 |  


One step closer: Fairmont and Lumberton look to push forward

One step closer: Fairmont and Lumberton look to push forward

LUMBERTON — For the second year in a row, the Lumberton girls and the Fairmont boys basketball team proved themselves as the top teams in Robeso...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Winning attitude: Seniors lead Fairmont into 3rd round

Winning attitude: Seniors lead Fairmont into 3rd round

FAIRMONT — Jarique Moore and Julius Caulder have been staples for the Fairmont boys basketball team over the past three years and the pair made ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lumberton Jr.,Pembroke earnmiddle school titles

Lumberton Jr.,Pembroke earnmiddle school titles

LUMBERTON — Both of the championship games for the Robeson County middle school basketball championships went down to the wire with the Lumberto...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Lady Pirates survive against Leesville Road

Lady Pirates survive against Leesville Road

LUMBERTON — After building up an early lead in the first quarter, the Lumberton girls basketball team had to fight off Leesville Road late to ad...

February 24th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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What’s Happening

• Feb. 21Volunteer fire services: Saddletree Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting at 7 p.m. at the fire station, loc...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Reception on Sunday honors artist

LUMBERTON — A reception for local artist Joan Blackwell will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robeson County History Museum.The event, which is f...

February 15th, 2017 |  


What’s Happening

COMMUNITY• TodayMusical auditions: Auditions for “Nunsense, The Musical,” will be held at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center, locat...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Library has something for everyone

Library has something for everyone

“The weather is cold and wet and we just want something fun to do that doesn’t involve leaving the house.”At least that’s what...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Doo Wop concert rescheduled

Doo Wop concert rescheduled

LUMBERTON — A concert that was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew has been rescheduled for next month.The Doo Wop Project concert scheduled for ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Cooley wins international Shakespeare award

Cooley wins international Shakespeare award

WARRENTON, Va. — An aspiring actress and filmmaker with ties to Robeson County has won an international award for a video she entered in the Sha...

February 13th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Housing money should not be used for a pool, ballfield

To the Editor,To those Lumbee who are defending spending federal housing funds of $600,000 to rehab the Cultural Center pool and $150,000 to build a s...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


UNC faculty needs schooling

UNC faculty needs schooling

RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation boa...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


‘GMA’ broadcast a reminder that work remains

Last week’s broadcast of “Good Morning America” from Lumberton Junior High devoted a fraction of the two-hour show to Robeson County...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


‘GMA’ show failed to give credit to all deserving volunteers

To the Editor,The excitement behind the “Good Morning America” show coming to Lumberton could be heard all over town, but what a disappoin...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Left frowns on free speech

Left frowns on free speech

Citizens United, or Citizens United v. FEC, is a 2010 case in which the Supreme Court struck down limits to independent political expenditures on Firs...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Let’s foster business growth

Let’s foster business growth

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 20th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


8:28 am
Updated: 9:29 pm. |    
Lumbee Guaranty announces reorganization

UNCP hold financial workshop Tuesday

PEMBROKE — The School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host a financial workshop on Tuesday.The free workshop wi...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Looking for members of ‘Young Leaders’

Looking for members of ‘Young Leaders’

Social media is a wonderful place for ideas, and thoughts that may have never crossed your mind. Recently, I read a post concerning the aftermath of H...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Incubator to hold start-up competition

PEMBROKE — The Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship and UNC Pembroke Incubator will hold a Chancellor’s Challenge start-up competition on Ap...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Downtown plan unveiled Feb. 28

LUMBERTON — Anyone wanting to help steer the the future of downtown Lumberton is invited to attend a Feb. 28 meeting at Adelio’s Restauran...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Present use value and why it matters

Present use value and why it matters

I often receive calls from private landowners throughout the county who are struggling to pay their tax liability on their agricultural, horticultural...

February 11th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA