NEWS


8:06 am
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Grant sought to expand Family Treatment Court
5:24 pm |    
Two more accused in murder
Two more accused in murder

Two more accused in murder

LUMBERTON — Two men who surrendered to police have been charged in the shooting death last month of a Lumberton man.Jonathon Haywood, 37, of Str...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Special events St. John Baptist Church in Shannon will have a black history program at 3 p.m. on Sunday featuring World War II Tuskegee airman, the Re...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Crime report

Edward Jones, of East Sixth Street in Lumberton, reported Friday that someone broke into his residence and stole a Model 1938 Luger handgun, a fire sa...

February 20th, 2017 |  


UNC Pembroke staff recognized for service

UNC Pembroke staff recognized for service

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke recently recognized 63 employees for their years of service.The annual Service Awards Lu...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Stand fast in liberty given by Jesus Christ

Galatians 5:1-17At the end of the fourth chapter, Paul gives an allegory explaining the freedom Christians have in Christ Jesus. There are two covenan...

February 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


NCHSAA basketball playoff schedule

NCHSAA basketball playoff schedule

NCHSAA state basketball playoffsTuesday’s games (1st Round)4A GIRLSWakefield at Lumberton, 6 p.m.2A BOYSCurrituck County at Fairmont, 6 p.m.Farm...

February 20th, 2017 |  


From the Fringe

From the Fringe

Pinecrest Senior Shootout Clyde and Willie Jacobs continued their run through the Pinecrest Senior Shootout with a five-stroke win in the championship...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Middle school basketball playoffs begin Tuesday

Middle school basketball playoffs begin Tuesday

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County middle school basketball playoffs begin Tuesday, with eight teams vying for county bragging rights. A pair of dou...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Six Robeson County teams bound for NCHSAA basketball playoffs

Six Robeson County teams bound for NCHSAA basketball playoffs

LUMBERTON — The high school basketball season will continue for six Robeson County teams on Tuesday, with the Fairmont boys and Lumberton girls ...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Two Robeson County wrestle finish top 3

Two Robeson County wrestle finish top 3

GREENSBORO — Robeson County had two wrestlers place in the top three at the NCHSAA wrestling championships in the 4A 138-pound division.Purnell ...

February 19th, 2017 |  


McNeill now one win away from state title

McNeill now one win away from state title

GREENSBORO — Then there was one.Purnell Swett’s Rommie McNeill has a chance with a win in his lone match today to be the first wrestling s...

February 18th, 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


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Left frowns on free speech
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Helping vets a priority

Superintendent search begins without public’s trust

As the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County on Tuesday embarks on the search for the system’s next superintendent, there ...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 19th, 2017. |  


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. |  


BUSINESS


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

Lumbee Guaranty announces reorganization

LUMBERTON — Lumbee Guaranty Bank has announced a new organizational structure that includes the promotion of Larry R. Chavis as executive vice c...

February 11th, 2017 updated: 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 |  


Hall joins Million Dollar Round Table

Hall joins Million Dollar Round Table

ST. PAULS — Thomas Hall, a financial planner, has been approved for membership in the 2017 Million Dollar Round Table and is now a qualifying me...

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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA