NEWS


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Chamber honors Pittenger
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Walk raises $3,200 for MS fight
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350 take advantage of SNIP

Bill allows guns on private school property

RALEIGH (AP) — Concealed permit holders could carry handguns on private K-12 school property in North Carolina where church services also are he...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Rowland mayor resigns

Rowland mayor resigns

ROWLAND — An emergency meeting of the Rowland Board of Commissioners will be held today after the town’s mayor unexpected resignation.Jame...

March 27th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


Crime report

John Melton reported Saturday that someone broke into ABC Store No. 002, on West Fifth Street in Lumberton, and stole three bottles of liquor, valued ...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Parker earns RE/MAX award

Parker earns RE/MAX award

LUMBERTON — Deborah Parker, an agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Exchange, for the third straight year has earned the company’s Executive Club...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Taking a cruise in Pembroke

Taking a cruise in Pembroke

PEMBROKE — Whether it was the draw of barbecue, music, shopping for jewelry or even an interest in unusual reptiles, Cruisin in Pembroke brought...

March 25th, 2017 |  


NC murder suspect caught in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A man wanted in a fatal shooting in North Carolina has been captured in Detroit after he was denied entry to Canada.Jerome Jones ...

March 25th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


UNCP Roundup: Mobley earns PBC Player Of The Week

UNCP Roundup: Mobley earns PBC Player Of The Week

AUGUSTA, Ga. — After playing a pivotal role in a 3-1 week for the UNC Pembroke baseball team, including a series victory over top-ranked North G...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Monday’s Local Roundup

Monday’s Local Roundup

Lady Pirates earn 3rd straight winLUMBERTON — Brooke Taylor netted a pair of goals, leading the Lumberton soccer team to a 7-1 win over Scotland...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Next level Braves: UNCP football trio hoping to make NFL dream a reality

Next level Braves: UNCP football trio hoping to make NFL dream a reality

PEMBROKE — Since the football season ended for B.J. Bunn in late November, the former receiving standout from The University of North Carolina a...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Maye sends North Carolina to Final Four

Maye sends North Carolina to Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels’...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Local Roundup

Local Roundup

Purnell Swett caps off sweep of ScotlandLAURINBURG — Behind a solid pitching outing from Ryan Graham, the Purnell Swett baseball team defeated S...

March 25th, 2017 |  


Bill asks $750,000 for Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center

Bill asks $750,000 for Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center

RALEIGH — Four state representatives who represent Robeson County are pushing a bill in Raleigh that could bring significant upgrades to the Sou...

March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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Gurganus and Wright
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Locals help Kenyans

Junior League to hold yard sale Saturday

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Junior Service League will be holding a yard sale on Saturday to raise money to support local nonprofits, and it is lo...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Strong reading foundation leads to library career

Strong reading foundation leads to library career

In March I began my new career as the outreach librarian for Robeson County Public Library. I am delighted to start this new path, especially since re...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Girl Scout troops are forming now in Robeson County

RALEIGH — It’s never too late to be a Girl Scout.As the largest girl-led organization in the world, Girls Scouts has provided transformati...

March 28th, 2017 |  


Off-Broadway’s ‘The Fantasticks’ to close after 21,000 shows

NEW YORK — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” will end its record-breaking run this spring, bringing down the curtain on ...

March 25th, 2017 |  


What’s Happening

• March 21Percussion performance: STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will be performed at UNCP’s Givens Performing Arts Center...

March 20th, 2017 |  


OPINION


9:50 am |    
NC still on path to zero
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March 27th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


Author corrects mistakes in article on Tuskegee Airmen

To the Editor,I enjoyed reading Bob Shiles’ article, “A War Hero, But No Sundae For You,” the story of James Jimmy Jones, a member o...

March 27th, 2017 |  


Tax reform back on deck

Tax reform back on deck

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic pro...

March 27th, 2017 |  


The Six pass $15,000 fee to taxpayers

If the news that the Public Schools of Robeson County will get stuck with a $15,000 attorney’s fee because of the recklessness of the block on t...

March 25th, 2017 |  


CFPB strangling economy

CFPB strangling economy

Should one unelected bureaucrat have almost dictatorial powers over our personal financial choices?Most would say that doesn’t sound American, b...

March 25th, 2017 updated: March 25th, 2017. |  


Enough with the tax cuts

Enough with the tax cuts

Two weeks ago a group of state Senate leaders unveiled a plan to raise principal pay in North Carolina and raise funds for school construction in rura...

March 24th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


9:03 pm |    
Parker earns RE/MAX award

One Million Cups gathers Wednesday at RCC

LUMBERTON — The next meeting of One Million Cups will be held Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. at Robeson Community College.The meeting will be held i...

March 18th, 2017 |  


Theos provides a West Indian flavor

Theos provides a West Indian flavor

PEMBROKE — Chef Theo Gumbs has brought back flavors of West Indian food to this university town and serves up those flavors with a variety of de...

March 18th, 2017 |  


Small farms keep agriculture moving forward

Small farms keep agriculture moving forward

Agriculture is the leading industry in Robeson County. Many county residents think of large-scale contract hog or poultry farms or large row-crop farm...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Edwards Jones makes ‘best’ list

ST. LOUIS — Financial services firm Edward Jones, which has a branch in Lumberton, ranks fifth on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work Fo...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Metcon honored for 2 school projects

PEMBROKE — A Robeson County-based construction firm has earned recognition for its joint venture with another North Carolina firm.Engineering Ne...

March 11th, 2017 |  


Economics different in rural areas

Economics different in rural areas

The election of President Trump reminded the elite in major cities that places like Robeson County do exist. The election focus was on the working peo...

March 6th, 2017 |  


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