NEWS


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RCC instructor honored for trauma work
‘Extraordinary’ UNCP alum dies at age 90

‘Extraordinary’ UNCP alum dies at age 90

PEMBROKE — Jesse Oxendine left many legacies at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, across the state and nation.He rose to the rank of...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Hunt named to DOT board

RALEIGH — A Robeson County attorney has been named by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Department of Transportation Board.Grady Hu...

February 17th, 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 |  


Pair produce for affected families

Pair produce for affected families

LUMBERTON — Two producers working with “Good Morning America” who came to help tell the world the story of Hurricane Matthew and Lum...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Democrats pick Pierce as party whip

Democrats pick Pierce as party whip

RALEIGH — The senior member of Robeson County’s legislative delegation has been elected to a leadership position by fellow Democrats, a po...

February 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Red Devil redemption

Red Devil redemption

TABOR CITY — Finally.It’s the only word Red Springs coach Steve Sinclair could think of after his Lady Red Devils earned a 56-52 win over ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Gold Standard: Fairmont wins TRC title

Gold Standard: Fairmont wins TRC title

TABOR CITY — The Fairmont boys basketball team found itself in a familiar situation on Friday night against Whiteville in the Three Rivers Confe...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Lady Pirates run through SEC with tourney title

Lady Pirates run through SEC with tourney title

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton girls basketball team is well accustomed to dominating performances in wins this season, but to have another one come ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Triple threat: Lumberton, Fairmont and Red Springs grab conference tourney titles

Triple threat: Lumberton, Fairmont and Red Springs grab conference tourney titles

All three of the Robeson County teams that were playing in tonight’s conference championship games came away victorious.Red Springs’ girls...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Defense ‘lax’ for Fairmont

Defense ‘lax’ for Fairmont

TABOR CITY — For a team that prides itself on its defense, the Fairmont boys basketball team sees improvement needed going forward from its 73-6...

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


Slow start bites Bulldogs in loss

Slow start bites Bulldogs in loss

TABOR CITY — The St. Pauls boys basketball team has been consistently inconsistent this season.On Thursday night, Bulldogs coach Corey Thompson ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Doo Wop concert rescheduled
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 |  


Kids enjoy drama at new exhibit

Kids enjoy drama at new exhibit

LUMBERTON — The sounds of children playing and laughing could be heard throughout Exploration Station last week during a celebration of the open...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Love songs, organ music, silent film part of Valentine’s show at Civic Center

Love songs, organ music, silent film part of Valentine’s show at Civic Center

LUMBERTON — Romance and a classic silent film accompanied by organ music and songs of love will entertain Valentine’s Day revelers at the ...

February 6th, 2017 |  


New technology opens up more reading opportunities

New technology opens up more reading opportunities

Robeson County residents can read anytime, anywhere thanks to the recent launch of e-INC Overdrive and North Carolina Kids Digital Library. Robeson Co...

February 6th, 2017 |  


Fairmont man shapes railroad spikes into knives

Fairmont man shapes railroad spikes into knives

FAIRMONT — Knife-making was never on Oliver Schneider’s bucket list — nor was living in the United States.But life had other plans f...

February 6th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Helping vets a priority
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Superintendent search begins without public’s trust

Berger again blocks HB2 fix

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


City Council answers call in crime fight

There are a lot of factors that conspire against Robeson County, and explain why each year we learn again that an SBI county-by-county report on crime...

February 17th, 2017 |  


County swings both ways

County swings both ways

Gov. Roy Cooper will be visiting Robeson within the next couple of months. While it is always an honor to host the sitting governor, understand the re...

February 15th, 2017 |  


DeVos debacle instructive

DeVos debacle instructive

RALEIGH — The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current po...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Revaluation returns, and with it worry

Robeson County’s property tax rate, currently at 77 cents for every $100 worth of property, is about to go down. But that doesn’t mean you...

February 14th, 2017 updated: February 14th, 2017. |  


A vote for Trump can’t be based on Christian values

To the Editor,I do not understand how anyone who is a Christian could vote for Donald Trump. As believers we are told to strive to be like Christ in a...

February 14th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Updated: 9:29 pm. |    
Lumbee Guaranty announces reorganization
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 |  


Free tax help is available

LUMBERTON — Free tax filing is available in Robeson County for those needing assistance.The service is being provided by The Benefit Bank, Sacre...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Money flows out of, not into, rural counties

Money flows out of, not into, rural counties

Donald Trump’s election has moved the national dialogue to the topic of jobs. This is great news for Robeson County and all of the other places ...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


UNCP incubator holds program for entrepreneurs

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke soon will be the newest home of a national program to engage, educate and connect local ...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


Jackson joins Century 21

Jackson joins Century 21

LUMBERTON — Hester Jackson has joined the Century 21 — The Real Estate Center as a sales associate. Jackson will specialize in residential...

February 3rd, 2017 updated: February 6th, 2017. |  


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