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Man shoots 3 during home invasion; 1 dead

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LUMBERTON — One person is dead and three others are injured after a Lumberton man exchanged shots with burglars who entered his home, killing one of the intruders after they robbed him and attempted to rape his teenage granddaughter.The other two suspects suffered injuries and are facing surgeries for their injuries.According to a statement from Sheriff Kenneth Sealey, Kenneth Byrd, 67, remains in serious condition after three gumen entered his Yedda Road home at about 10 p.m. on Monday. Jamie Lee Faison, 20, was later found dead in Byrd’s stolen vehicle with a gunshot wound, according to the statement.


Old Main will a remain part of UNCP’s logo

To the Editor,After reading last Friday’s front-page story about UNC Pembroke’s logo, some readers may have the mistaken impression that there was some controversy around the topic. In fact, the Tribal Council and the university’s administration are on the same page about the importance of including Old Main in the university’s logo.

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County OKs bid for jail work

LUMBERTON — A new roof on the Robeson County jail should be in place within three to four months.The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved an $861,000 contract with Allied Roofing Co. Inc. for roof construction. Adding in engineering fees, construction management and contingencies, the total project will cost about $982,000, Charles Britt, the county’s General Services manager, said. The commissioners earlier this year budgeted $1 million for the proj...

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McIntyre cited as least partisan in U.S. House

WASHINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre was recently named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the two least partisan members in the House of Representatives. The other House member named was Rep. John Barrow of Georgia.McIntyre and Barrow are both Democrats.This is the 15th time that the magazine has published its biennial list of the “Worst and Best In Congress.” The list is based on the results of a survey asking congressional staffers what they ...

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Pirates leave no question

LUMBERTON — When the Lumberton soccer team beat Purnell Swett in its last regular season game of the year on Wednesday, the Pirates had to battle back from a deficit and avoid being the victim in what would have been the Rams’ second conference victory in history.But when the teams met again Monday in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Lumberton didn’t leave it to chance, scoring in the first two minutes and never allowing a goal in a 6-0 s...

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Three Rivers soccer: St. Pauls falls to East Columbus

ST. PAULS — St. Pauls soccer bettered it’s last performance against East Columbus, but it wasn’t enough on Monday night, as the Gators defeated the Bulldogs 3-1 in Three Rivers Conference play.The score was 1-0 at half before East Columbus scored two in the second half to secure the win. Bulldog coach Brent Martin said the Gators second goal came right at the beginning of the second half.“When you get one put in in the first few minutes of the sec...

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Heart attack killed man driving moped

LUMBERTON — A man who died Saturday while on a moped suffered a fatal heart attack before wrecking the vehicle, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.“The medical examiner ruled it was a heart attack,” Sgt. Daniel Hilburn said. “It’s been ruled a non-traffic medical fatality.”Franklin Eugene West, 52, of the 1700 block of Lamb Road in Lumberton, was traveling east on Seventh Street when he was stricken. The moped ran off the r...

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UNCP alumni encouraged to return, enjoy Homecoming

To the Editor,It is that time of the year when we come together and reunite with old friends and classmates from years past. On behalf of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, I personally invite all UNCP students, alumni, families and friends to join us this week for fun-filled activities and entertainment.Homecoming Week is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out and show their UNCP pride. This year...

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Probe into academic issues at UNC done

CHAPEL HILL — The former U.S. Justice Department official conducting an investigation into academic misconduct at North Carolina will release his report Wednesday, the university announced Monday.Kenneth Wainstein has been investigating the causes of fraud in the school’s formerly named Department of African and Afro-American Studies since February, including problems in classes with significant athlete enrollments.The school said that Wainstein will present ...

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Hearings planned on push to raise homeowners’ rates

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners’ coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers.Craig Smith has seen the annual insurance premium for his rural Pitt County home double to $2,000 since he and his wife Brenda moved in 12 years ago, he said. For about half that time, insurance companies refused to cover his $365,000 home ...

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McGirt earns more than $30K at Las Vegas event

LAS VEGAS — Fairmont native William McGirt recorded three birdies in his final seven holes on Sunday to shoot his third 3-under-par 68 at the TPC Summerlin course and pocketed $30,724 in the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.McGirt, who has now made the cut in 10 of his last 11 tour starts, also earned 34 FedEx Cup points to stand in 65th place two events into the tour’s wraparound season. He made the cut at last week’s Open, but was f...

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Fairmont man charged in attempted bank heist

FAIRMONT — An attempted bank robbery was quickly foiled by law enforcement in Fairmont on this morning.According to Fairmont interim Police Chief Kimothy Monroe, police received a distress call from Lumbee Guaranty Bank at about 9:30 a.m.“It was the swift and decisive action by Robeson County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Fairmont Police Department and bank employees that allowed us to bring the case to a close without incident,” Monroe ...

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Man charged in murder try

ROWLAND — A Rowland resident has been charged with trying to kill a man by forcing him to crash his vehicle, which was also carrying a child, according to the Robeson County Sheriff”s Office.Charlie Vinson Sealey, 34, was arrested on Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault on a child under 12, felony stalking, injury to personal property and intimidating a witness, which is a felo...

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Crime report

TheftsLinda Todd reported Saturday that $200 worth of clothing was stolen from Roses on 24th Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Ardienna Ellis, of North Walnut Street, Lumberton, reported Sunday that her $300 Samsung Note cell phone was stolen at a home on Parkview Drive, according to a police report.VandalismMichelle Buitureda, of Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, reported Sunday that someone threw a tr...

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Fairmont police seek info on weekend murder

FAIRMONT — No arrests have been made in the shooting death of a 32-year-old man in Fairmont this weekend.Kendric Markel Johnson, of Trusdale Avenue, died of an apparent gunshot wound in his upper body after being struck at about 8 p.m. on Saturday, according to interim Police Chief Kimothy Monroe.The shooting took place in front of a home on the 600 block of Madison Street during the 28th annual Fairmont Farmers Festival, which was held nearby in downtown Fairmont....

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Fitzsimon’s analysis flawed, doesn’t factor in outcomes

To the Editor,In Chris Fitzsimon’s published in The Robesonian on Saturday, he offered a litany of cuts to education since 2008-09. Kay Hagan has used some of these same numbers in her campaign ads. The left-leaning Washington Post in its Fact Checker column (Sep. 16) has given these data “two pinocchios” for “significant omissions and/or exaggerations.” However, this letter is not about politics.

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The constant in NC is change

RALEIGH — In 1925, advertising executive and future Congressman Bruce Barton wrote the book that made his national reputation, “The Man Nobody Knows.” In it, he imagined what Jesus Christ would be like if he resided in the modern world. Barton drew lessons from his thought experiment about business, self-improvement, and charity.“When you are through changing,” Barton once observed, “you are through.” By this standard, North Carolina is far...

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Keselowski moves to third round after Talladega win

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down — not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.He kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Only a win would keep his t...

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