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Voting gets quick start

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LUMBERTON — Early voting for the May 6 primary election got off to a quick start today with close to 40 voters casting their ballots by 9 a.m. at the Board of Elections office in Lumberton.Early voting sites were also open in Fairmont, Maxton and Pembroke, but The Robesonian was unable to get any information on how voting was going there.“We’re off to a good start,” said Tina Bledsoe, an elections technician with the Board of Elections. “One voter actually danced up to the ballot box.”Bledsoe said that when the doors to the polls opened at 8:15 a.m., there were already a few voters in line waiting to cast their ballots. She said so far, so good.


GOP Senate hopeful Harris touts leadership, values during quick stop

LUMBERTON — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mark Harris believes it’s time for statesmen, and not professional politicians, to take over the leadership of government.“We need men and women in Washington who understand the Constitution,” Harris told a small gathering of GOP faithful Wednesday during a brief campaign stop at the Republican headquarters in Lumberton. “We need men and women who will operate within that document, and if they see others in Wa...

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Woods holds rally for re-election Friday

MAXTON — A rally to support the re-election of Noah Woods, District 4 representative on the Robeson County Board of Commissioners, will be held at 5 p.m Friday at Moores Chain Saw Service in Maxton.Woods, the chairman of the board, is being challenged by Faline Locklear Dial in the May 6 primary.Free chicken bog will be available. The public is invited.

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Maxton plans litter sweep on Saturday

MAXTON — Maxton is tidying up the town on Saturday and the director of Public Works is hopeful that a lot of volunteers will turn out for the event.“We will be picking up roadside litter,” said Sheldon McNair. “There’s a big trash problem in the town. It’s amazing how much paper can accumulate.”McNair said that Public Works employees recently targeted litter along the sides of roadways on a couple of Fridays and were able to fill...

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Crime report

TheftsRichard Radlo, of 10th Street, West Palm Beach, Fla., reported Tuesday that someone stole his white Persian cat, valued at $2,500, while he was staying at Royal Inn on Lackey Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Tammy Young, of South Elwell Ferry Road, Council, reported Tuesday that someone stole her $20 wallet containing $60 in cash and $25 in bank and identification cards at CiCi’s Pizza on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, accor...

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Fairmont man faces cocaine charge

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man was arrested Tuesday after sheriff’s deputies found cocaine in his home, according to Randall Graham, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.Elvis Sweat, 53, is charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.Sweat was under investigation “for several weeks” by deputies after they received complaints of drug activity at his Coward Drive home, Graham said. Sweat was arrested Tuesday at about 3 p....

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RCC faces budget cuts

LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College will be expected to do more with less money if projected state funding cuts take effect when the new fiscal year begins July 1, according to Pamela Hilbert, the college’s president.According to Hilbert, as the college prepares its budget for the new year, RCC could be operating with $1.9 million, or 9.8 percent, less than during the current fiscal year. The projected amount of state funding the college will receive in the upcoming f...

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Wingate president to retire

WINGATE. (AP) — The president of Wingate University says he plans to retire from the job in May 2015.Jerry McGee made the announcement on Tuesday. His retirement will mark the end of a 23-year tenure as president.Under McGee’s leadership, Wingate has secured hundreds of millions in gifts and grants for scholarships and campus development. The school also attained university status and nearly tripled enrollment.McGee also officiated 404 college foot...

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Candidates forum Thursday at library

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