NEWS


5:24 pm |    
Two more accused in murder
9:04 am
Updated: 1:11 pm. |    
UNCP partnership quickens path to teaching degree
Split Robeson board begins search for superintendent

Split Robeson board begins search for superintendent

LUMBERTON — At least two members of the Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education are skeptical that a fair, open and honest search fo...

February 18th, 2017 |  


A Robeson County native who confronted the Holocaust as a teen and was a key person in UNC’s history has died

A Robeson County native who confronted the Holocaust as a teen and was a key person in UNC’s history has died

The following is republished with the permission of the Charlotte Observer. Jesse Oxendine, a Robeson County native and key person in the history of T...

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


Post-Matthew housing options subject of public meeting on Monday

LUMBERTON — Robeson County officials are urging those who suffered property damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew to attend a public meeting M...

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


Grant sought for substance-abuse help

LUMBERTON — Chief District Court Judge J. Stanley Carmical will ask the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday to serve as the applican...

February 18th, 2017 |  


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February 18th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


4:20 pm |    
From the Fringe
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 |  


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 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


1:18 pm |    

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


3:08 pm |    
Helping vets a priority
12:38 pm
Updated: 11:59 am. |    

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


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