NEWS


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Lawsuit: Robeson man ripped off prospective homebuyers
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Lumberton thrift store destroyed by fire
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Perfect NC peaches
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School needs back on agenda

Robeson County crime report

TheftsAmanda Locklear, of Trol Road, Maxton, reported Sunday that $100 in cash, a $150 purse, a $30 wallet and IDs were stolen from her room at Royal ...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Lawsuit: Robeson man ripped off prospective homebuyers

Lawsuit: Robeson man ripped off prospective homebuyers

RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper has filed a lawsuit against a Robeson County man accused of pocketing money people gave him to buy manufac...

August 29th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Lumberton thrift store destroyed by fire

Lumberton thrift store destroyed by fire

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton thrift store was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, according to Lumberton Fire Chief Paul Ivey. The fire at 3150 Ma...

August 29th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


Smithfield employees return to plant after chemical reaction

TAR HEEL — The Smithfield Packing Plant in Tar Heel has allowed its employees to return to the facility after being evacuated because of an early mo...

August 29th, 2016 updated: August 29th, 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 |  


Woody’s Bar-B-Q to open in Lumberton

Woody’s Bar-B-Q to open in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — Barbecue enthusiasts have another choice to look forward to when Woody’s Bar-B-Q opens next month.A year ago, husband-wife tea...

August 29th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Tuesday’s Local Roundup
Chay Locklear get tastes of Team USA baseball

Chay Locklear get tastes of Team USA baseball

Chay Locklear, a rising senior at St. Pauls, was selected to play for the Team USA’s Southeast 17-and-under National Team Identification Series ...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Fast-paced Rams down Red Springs

Fast-paced Rams down Red Springs

PEMBROKE — There is strength in numbers and the Purnell Swett football team used its roster that dwarfed Red Springs’ to its advantage on ...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Local Football Roundup: Late score lifts St. Pauls over Douglas Byrd

Local Football Roundup: Late score lifts St. Pauls over Douglas Byrd

FAYETTEVILLE — Running back Chris Graham was a workhorse for the St. Pauls football team on Friday night, scoring the go-ahead touchdown in a 12...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Aerial Assault: Trojans rout Pirates

Aerial Assault: Trojans rout Pirates

LUMBERTON — After earning a blowout victory in its season opener, the Lumberton football team entered Friday night looking to keep it rolling ag...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Lumberton’s London Thompson featured on espnW’s basketball watch list

Lumberton’s London Thompson featured on espnW’s basketball watch list

LUMBERTON — London Thompson, a rising junior at Lumberton, was added to ESPN’s 100 watch list among the Class of 2018 HoopGurlz basketball...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Friday’s Local Roundup

Friday’s Local Roundup

Fairmont comes from behind, tops Purnell SwettPEMBROKE — After the Purnell Swett volleyball took the first two sets against Fairmont at home on ...

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


LIFE


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Engagement
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Wedding
After accident, Lumberton man praises Southeastern Health nurses

After accident, Lumberton man praises Southeastern Health nurses

On Aug. 3, 69-year-old Steve Barfield was injured while running a backhoe at his home in Lumberton.“The load shifted, threw me out of the seat a...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Southeastern Hospice offers support group, volunteer training

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice will hold a training course for new volunteers interested in assisting hospice patients and their families in h...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Southeastern Health names two directors

Southeastern Health names two directors

LUMBERTON —Southeastern Health recently named two directors, Tracy L. Johnson and Jan Colosimo.Johnson will serve as director of maternal/child ...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Take a vacation once in a while

Take a vacation once in a while

More than half of Americans don’t use all of their vacation days. That statistic hit me like a brick when I found that I still had nine of my 10...

August 28th, 2016 updated: August 29th, 2016. |  


Sign up for a library card this September

Sign up for a library card this September

September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a wonderful time to remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Lib...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Joseph Mitchell to be focus of series

Joseph Mitchell to be focus of series

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Arts Council and the Robeson County Public Library will hold a series of discussions on famed journalist and Fair...

August 28th, 2016 |  


OPINION


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University faculty lacks diversity
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Time to raise juvenile age
University faculty lacks diversity

University faculty lacks diversity

RALEIGH — Election season may not be the best time to go looking for sober reflection or respectful dialogue. For example, consider what happened re...

August 29th, 2016 updated: August 29th, 2016. |  


More words on new schools, but where’s the money?

On Tuesday members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County will huddle with Treasury officials and two local lawmakers to d...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Time to weed the tax garden

Time to weed the tax garden

Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed the most recent major tax code overhaul into law. Since then, more and more loopholes, duplicative cr...

August 26th, 2016 |  


School choice soars in NC

School choice soars in NC

There are many reasons for North Carolinians to be proud of the statewide education reforms implemented over the last five years. The state has made m...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Projects could help downtown Lumberton reclaim glory

Rediscover Downtown Lumberton, an eclectic and not-always-easy-to-please bunch, appears satisfied today, fresh off a meeting with the City Council dur...

August 25th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Perfect NC peaches
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Artist Market taking applications

Rice celebrates 30 years with company

LUMBERTON — James Otis “Bill” Rice has completed 30 years of service with image supply.Rice joined image supply on April 28, 1986, a...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


T.J.’s Grill is keeping it simple

T.J.’s Grill is keeping it simple

LUMBERTON — Hungry for lunch but need to squeeze a haircut into your busy day? A barbershop-grill combo might be the solution to your time crunc...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Mattress Firm open for business

Mattress Firm open for business

LUMBERTON — Mattress Firm on Fayetteville Road is open for business.Store manager Kendrick Freeman said he opened the store on Wednesday.Origina...

August 8th, 2016 |  


Student insurance cost going up

Student insurance cost going up

If you have a child in college, I know you share my relief that tuition increases have slowed down recently. This fall, however, brace yourself.Fayett...

August 6th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


The Robesonian welcomes 3 to staff

The Robesonian welcomes 3 to staff

LUMBERTON — The Robesonian recently welcomed three new staff members: Tammy Britt, Denice Stephens and Juanita Lagrone.Britt began as circulatio...

August 1st, 2016 |  


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