NEWS


5:12 pm |    
A Trump makes quick stop
2:22 pm
Updated: 4:04 pm. |    
Rains bring strong crop yields
8:57 am |    
Calm returns to Charlotte
8:35 am
Updated: 9:09 am. |    
Benefit to help with teen’s sickle cell fight
Rains bring strong crop yields

Rains bring strong crop yields

LUMBERTON — A healthy balance of sufficient rain and sunshine has created conditions for what could be a bumper corn crop as well as good yields...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


Pittenger: Rioters ‘hate white people’

Pittenger: Rioters ‘hate white people’

CHARLOTTE — A Republican congressman who represents a district that includes Robeson County is under fire after saying people are protesting in ...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Calm returns to Charlotte

Calm returns to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — A third night of protests over a fatal police shooting in Charlotte gave way to quiet streets as a curfew enacted by the city’...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Benefit to help with teen’s sickle cell fight

Benefit to help with teen’s sickle cell fight

FAIRMONT — A teenager’s fight for her life will take center stage on Saturday when friends and family hold a motorcycle run to raise money...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


Iconic swing bridge being replaced

SURF CITY (AP) — The days are numbered for the iconic swing bridge connecting Topsail Island and the mainland at Surf City on the North Carolina...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


65 rescued from flooding in NC

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says at least 65 people have been rescued from flooding in one northeastern North Carolina county...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Thursday’s Local Roundup

Thursday’s Local Roundup

Swett volleyball edges out LumbertonLUMBERTON — The Purnell Swett volleyball team defeated rival Lumberton in five sets on Thursday, improving t...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Local teams rally for TDs against cancer

Local teams rally for TDs against cancer

LUMBERTON — For the next two weeks, the Red Springs and Fairmont football teams will be scoring touchdowns in an effort to beat something other ...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Game of the Week: Red Devils, Bulldogs renew rivalry

Game of the Week: Red Devils, Bulldogs renew rivalry

RED SPRINGS — It’s more than just a rivalry game Friday night as St. Pauls travels to Red Springs; it’s the Three Rivers Conference ...

September 22nd, 2016 |  


McGirt takes aim at Tour Championship

McGirt takes aim at Tour Championship

ATLANTA — The beginning of the end starts Thursday for William McGirt as the best season of his PGA Tour career comes to a close at the Tour Cha...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Cagle: NASCAR rules are only slightly enforced

Cagle: NASCAR rules are only slightly enforced

I’ll be the first to admit it. I suck at math and numbers are my kryptonite. I know it. I own it. A man has to know his limits.But even I know t...

September 21st, 2016 |  


U.S. Cellular kicks off search for Most Valuable Coach

U.S. Cellular kicks off search for Most Valuable Coach

WILMINGTON — U.S. Cellular has launched the Most Valuable Coach program, a campaign to highlight and recognize current high school football head...

September 21st, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Updated: 2:40 pm. |    
Publishing industry is morphing

McGugan to teach drawing at Arts Council

LUMBERTON — Local artist Joy McGugan is offering drawing classes at the new home of the Robeson County Arts Council beginning Wednesday.Classes ...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Lowry-Bullard wedding

Lowry-Bullard wedding

Lowry-BullardMadison Paige Lowry, of Pembroke, and LaGarren Allen Bullard, also of Pembroke, were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Bear Swamp...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Progressive Garden Club pageant coming up

LUMBERTON — The Progressive Garden Club of Lumberton will hold its Little Miss Progressive Garden Club pageant on Oct. 8.Four contestants and th...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Lineup announced for Stars and Guitars showcase

FAYETTEVILLE — Tickets are on sale for WKML’s annual Stars and Guitars concert, scheduled for Nov. 14 at Fayetteville’s Crown Theatr...

September 19th, 2016 |  


‘Addams Family’ musical hits the stage in Florence

FLORENCE — Florence Little Theatre is opening its 2016-2017 with the creepy, kooky “Addams Family.”In this new musical comedy modele...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Methodist, Sweet Tea Shakespeare join for ‘Romeo and Juliet’ twist

FAYETTEVILLE — Methodist University and Sweet Tea Shakespeare will present a new take on two classic Shakespeare plays Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 a...

September 19th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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Ruling favors public suit
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NC’s Medicaid gap widens

Your chance Saturday to chip in for Robeson County Humane Society

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”— Mahatma GandhiIf that is the measuring stick, then Ro...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


North Carolinians have enough sense to know when, where to vote

To the Editor,I am 73 years old. I have known for most of my life that Election Day in the United States is the first Tuesday after the first Monday i...

September 21st, 2016 |  


So who raised sales tax?

So who raised sales tax?

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats running for statewide offices this year are trying to convince voters that Republicans favor higher taxes on ...

September 21st, 2016 |  


McCrory, Charlotte should find fix for an actual problem

Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican leadership that is most responsible for House Bill 2 tossed that football — well, hand grenade might be a mo...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Angst over college admissions

Angst over college admissions

The school year is fresh and new. But high school seniors with college ambitions began their academic slog weeks ago, on Aug. 1, when the Common Appli...

September 20th, 2016 updated: September 20th, 2016. |  


BUSINESS


John C’s Fish Market bring fresh seafood to Lumberton

John C’s Fish Market bring fresh seafood to Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Seafood lovers have another option when looking for fresh fish in Robeson County.John C’s Seafood Market opened in mid-August ...

September 12th, 2016 |  


Lumberton food bank to get Food Lion upgrade

SALISBURY — A Lumberton food bank is among more than 30 food pantries that will benefit during Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.My Re...

September 12th, 2016 |  


Works begins on rail bridge in Pembroke

Works begins on rail bridge in Pembroke

PEMBROKE — Tons of dirt are being moved and packed daily near Union Chapel Road in Pembroke as part of an $18.4 million investment, a new railro...

September 6th, 2016 |  


New realty office opens in Lumberton

New realty office opens in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — With what they see as an improving real estate market, two entrepreneurs have launched their own agency.Sherry Byrd and Renee Perry,...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Affordable Care Act continues death spiral as insurance companies leave

Affordable Care Act continues death spiral as insurance companies leave

The Affordable Care Act’s projected death spiral may have taken a significant spin in North Carolina recently. Only a few months ago Aetna’...

September 6th, 2016 |  


Perfect NC peaches

Perfect NC peaches

Sweet and juicy peaches are one of North Carolina’s finest summertime fruits. Though they are available year round, they taste best and are less...

August 29th, 2016 |  


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