NEWS


6:36 pm |    
Man charged with thefts
7:45 am
Updated: 7:56 am. |    
Graham first to announce run for sheriff

GOP pushing to make judicial races partisan

RALEIGH — North Carolina Republican lawmakers pressed ahead Tuesday to make all judicial elections officially partisan again, two months after t...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Cooper, Stein drop push for voter-ID review

Cooper, Stein drop push for voter-ID review

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s new Democratic governor and attorney general say they’re ending state efforts to persuade the U.S. Suprem...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Crime report

David Haywood Jr., of Jordan Drive in Lumberton, reported Monday the theft of $1,200 in cash and a wallet, valued at $50, containing an identification...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Fairmont moves meeting to Heritage Center

FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners has moved tonight’s meeting to accommodate a class of students that is expected to attend.K...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Cause of deadly house fire unknown

Cause of deadly house fire unknown

RAYNHAM — No cause has been determined in a fire that killed a man and sent his wife to the hospital on Friday, according to a Robeson County Sh...

February 21st, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Red Springs girls advance, boys fall short in NCHSAA playoffs

Red Springs girls advance, boys fall short in NCHSAA playoffs

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs girls basketball team is making its third straight trip to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs after ...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Braves looking to finish strong

Braves looking to finish strong

PEMBROKE — For the first time in five seasons, senior day at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Wednesday night will not bid farewe...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Previewing Tuesday’s NCHSAA playoff games

Previewing Tuesday’s NCHSAA playoff games

LUMBERTON — The stage is set.The NCHSAA state basketball playoffs start Tuesday with six of Robeson County’s teams beginning their march t...

February 21st, 2017 |  


UNCP Roundup: Burke, Hartings earn PBC honors

UNCP Roundup: Burke, Hartings earn PBC honors

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rousing performances from both the mound and the plate over the weekend have earned a pair of UNC Pembroke baseball players weekl...

February 21st, 2017 |  


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 |  


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


8:39 am |    
UNC faculty needs schooling
6:20 am
Updated: 2:15 pm. |    

‘GMA’ broadcast a reminder that work remains

Left frowns on free speech

Left frowns on free speech

Citizens United, or Citizens United v. FEC, is a 2010 case in which the Supreme Court struck down limits to independent political expenditures on Firs...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Let’s foster business growth

Let’s foster business growth

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Helping vets a priority

Helping vets a priority

Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed dearly to pay freedom’s price and ensure our way of life. The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marine...

February 18th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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