NEWS


Click It or Ticket campaign underway in NC

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation annual Click It or Ticket campaign is underway for the 23rd year.The campaign, which k...

May 24th, 2016 |  


UNCP celebrates the careers of 30 retirees during ceremony

UNCP celebrates the careers of 30 retirees during ceremony

PEMBROKE — Dr. Tommy Thompson is a seasoned public speaker.For more than three decades, Thompson gave hundreds of lectures and coached countless...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Pembroke man shot, killed in robbery attempt

Pembroke man shot, killed in robbery attempt

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County District Attorney’s Office will decide if charges should be filed in the death of a Pembroke man who allegedly trie...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 25th, 2016. |  


Wastewater spills in Fairmont swamp

FAIRMONT — About 1,500 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into a Fairmont swamp on Sunday, according to a notice from the town. The disch...

May 24th, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Victims in human trafficking case with Robeson County link found safe

BURLINGTON — Three girls believed to be victims in a human trafficking case with ties to Robeson County have been found safe, according to the A...

May 24th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Hammonds, McNeill, Lowery set to play college sports

Hammonds, McNeill, Lowery set to play college sports

RED SPRINGS — Red Springs’ Antwaun McNeill, Hunter Lowery and Victoria Hammonds signed their letters of intent to continue their sports ca...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Sherman forming the herd

Sherman forming the herd

PEMBROKE — Bringing the team together is something Purnell Swett football coach Jon Sherman looked to achieve coming into spring practice two we...

May 24th, 2016 |  


From the Fringe

From the Fringe

Malcolm selected to attend leadership academyPINEHURST — Purnell Swett golfer Alaina Malcolm from The First Tee of the Sandhills has been select...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


County well represented on All-SEC teams

County well represented on All-SEC teams

Lumberton and Purnell Swett spring sports athletes were well represented on the all-Southeastern Conference teams announced this week.BaseballThe Rams...

May 23rd, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Robeson County native sets ECU track record

Robeson County native sets ECU track record

ORLANDO — East Carolina University junior and Robeson County native Aminah Ghaffar of Lumberton set her third ECU school record at the American ...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


South Granville eliminates Fairmont

South Granville eliminates Fairmont

ST. PAULS — Having the experience of winning the state championship last year, the South Granville baseball team knew what it needed to do as it...

May 20th, 2016 |  


LIFE


Southeastern Health opens walk-in clinic at Lumberton Drug

Southeastern Health opens walk-in clinic at Lumberton Drug

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health will open a new, same-day clinic within Lumberton Drug’s Fayetteville Road location today.The Clinic at Lu...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Southeastern General Hospital School of Nursing class reminisces at 50th reunion

Southeastern General Hospital School of Nursing class reminisces at 50th reunion

LUMBERTON — Sandra Austin found a second family at Southeastern General Hospital School of Nursing.“We were like sisters,” said Aust...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Blind Cat Rescue recruiting volunteers

Blind Cat Rescue recruiting volunteers

ST. PAULS — A safe haven for sightless cats is prowling for volunteers.The Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary is calling on local animal lovers to l...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 24th, 2016. |  


Health briefs

Lunch and Learn programto talk stress managementLUMBERTON — Enjoy a healthy lunch and learn about stress on Tuesday.Candace Langston, clinical e...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Ride of Silence will pay tribute to fallen cyclists

Ride of Silence will pay tribute to fallen cyclists

LUMBERTON — The Robeson Road Runners group is gearing up for a quiet ride in honor of fallen bicyclists.The second annual Lumberton Ride of Sile...

May 16th, 2016 |  


Robeson County Arts Council accepting grant applications

Robeson County Arts Council accepting grant applications

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Arts Council is accepting applications for the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants.Esta...

May 16th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Republicans get say on June 7

Republicans get say on June 7

It is rare that mostly Republicans and unaffiliated voters will be voting in a Robeson County election with nearly no Democrats participating. But tha...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Leadership isn’t saying no, it’s getting job done

We didn’t bother with a roll call of members of the school board for a story today about a Tuesday meeting on the school consolidation plan beca...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 22nd, 2016. |  


Fighting for our veterans

Fighting for our veterans

Providing for the common defense of our nation is one of the few responsibilities of Congress explicitly stated in the United States Constitution. As ...

May 21st, 2016 updated: May 22nd, 2016. |  


Discrimination not black, white

Discrimination not black, white

“There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind.”A U.S. Department of Justice news release attributes those words to U.S. ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Tatum’s first job: Find money to reward everyone

We have known Katrina Tatum, the town manager in Fairmont, for years, and find her to be good to work with and adept at her job, which is why we appla...

May 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Employment on the rise in Robeson County

Employment on the rise in Robeson County

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in March, according to information released by the North Carolina Depar...

May 11th, 2016 |  


Photographer captures biz award from UNCP

Photographer captures biz award from UNCP

PEMBROKE — Photographer Quinyon DeBerry is no stranger to taking pictures that make people say “wow.”But it was his business acumen ...

May 11th, 2016 |  


Bank board tabs CEO of McArthur Construction

Bank board tabs CEO of McArthur Construction

LUMBERTON — Patsy McArthur, president and CEO of McArthur Construction Company in Lumberton, recently joined the Cape Fear Market Community Boar...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Grants fund renovations at Alamac American Knits, Speech N Progress

Grants fund renovations at Alamac American Knits, Speech N Progress

RALEIGH — Two grants totaling $540,000 have been awarded to renovation projects in Lumberton and Pembroke.Gov. Pat McCrory recently announced th...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Coldwell Banker embraces new tech

Coldwell Banker embraces new tech

LUMBERTON — David H. Zeitz, a broker at Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty in Lumberton, says he was “blown away” after seeing a vi...

April 26th, 2016 updated: April 26th, 2016. |  


Robeson Community College to hold event for small businesses

LUMBERTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration will provide a financing event for small businesses on April 26 at Robeson Community College....

April 11th, 2016 |  


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