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Man charged with neighbor’s murder

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LUMBERTON — About two weeks after he reported finding 59-year-old Leo Warren Cromartie dead, a Lumberton man has been charged with killing him, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.Dephaney Rockwell Blue, of Bee Gee Road, was arrested this morning at about 10 and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Cromartie, who lived just over 100 feet from Blue’s home near Derrick Road, Sealey said.Sealey said a police report lists Blue as the person who reported finding Cromartie’s body at about 9:30 a.m. on April 6, although Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives for the Sheriff’s Office, previously told a reporter he believed the death was reported by a friend who also lived in Cromartie’s home.

 

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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RED SPRINGS — The Purnell Swett baseball team didn’t enter the 2014 Robeson County Slugfest on the streak it had hoped. In the eight games prior to the tournament, the Rams had gone 2-6 in league play with four straight losses.But Tuesday made coach Bryan McDonald a bit happier as the Rams beat Freedom Christian 7-4 to advance to the Slugfest championship game for the second year in a row.“This is the best ball game we’ve played in three weeks,...

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2014 Slugfest Day 2 Box Scores

Baseball bracketMondayFreedom Christian 3, Lumberton 2Purnell Swett 8, St. Pauls 4Fairmont 11, South Robeson 5Red Springs 4, West Bladen 2TuesdayPurnell Swett 7, Freedom Christian 4Fairmont 13, Red Springs 3Lumberton 11, St. Pauls 0South Robeson 6, West Bladen 2 Today5th place, 1 p.m.L...

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Crime report

TheftsMary Spencer, of East First Street, Lumberton, reported Monday that her red and silver scooter, valued at $1,200, was stolen from her home and later recovered, according to a police report.Linnie Alexander Madden, of Turnpike Road, Wagram, reported Monday that someone entered his unlocked vehicle at Southeastern Regional Medical Center on West 27th Street in Lumberton and stole a black Taurus 9 mm handgun valued at $300, 150 .22-caliber bullets val...

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County to ponder tribe’s request

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday agreed to consider a request from the Lumbee Tribe for a $100,000 donation to help pay for rehabilitation of the N.C. Indian Cultural Center, although one commissioner said he was asked by a tribal member not to support the request.“I think it’s a good thing you all are doing, but I got a call today from one of your board members and they asked that we not honor this request,” Commissioner Huber...

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The different beat of Jim Bishiop’s castle

RYE, Colo. — There are different drummers, and then there are different drummers.Jim Bishop has been marching to a really strange one for four decades now, building a castle, Bishop Castle, all by himself, rock by rock, a monument that now rises 160 feet toward the heavens in the San Isabel National Forest between Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Its fire-breathing dragon won’t blow smoke through its nostrils till weekends after Memorial Day, but already there are dozens of...

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A billionaire holds Keystone hostage

In their wisdom, our Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances and competing influences among the president and Congress, the states and the federal government, and billionaire liberal donor Tom Steyer.Tom Steyer isn’t Senate majority leader, or chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, or even Senate president pro tem. He’s merely the man who wants to spend $100 million on Democrats this year and who hates the Keystone pipeline....

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Councilman delinquent on city taxes

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton city councilman owes hundreds of dollars in back taxes on bills that have not been paid since 2008.The city of Lumberton published its yearly list of delinquent taxpayers in The Robesonian on Sunday, and included on the list were Councilman John “Big Wayne” Robinson and Rep. Charles Graham. Depending on the amount owed and whether the property owner has been delinquent in years past, the property could be foreclosed and sold.Robi...

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Charlotte woman killed in one-vehicle accident

FAIRMONT — A 64-year-old Charlotte woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle while driving near Fairmont, according to the state Highway Patrol.Morgan Thomas Orr, of Providence Road, was driving east on N.C. 130 near Stuart’s Mill Road on Thursday at about 11:40 a.m. when her 2013 Smart Car ran off the road to the right, according to 1st Sgt. Ardeen Hunt.Orr’s vehicle then hit a sign and overturned, coming to a rest on its top, Hunt said....

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Report: More people looking for jobs in NC

RALEIGH — Almost 8,000 more people were either working or looking for jobs in March, a shift from a trend that indicated people were dropping out of the labor force, the state Commerce Department reported Monday.In the past year, only March and January showed an increase in the number of North Carolina residents working or hunting for jobs. The state’s labor force of potential or active workers shrank by nearly 50,000 since March 2013.The report showing both ...

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Man says he was shot while being robbed

LUMBERTON — A man who was shot in the leg is recovering from the injury, according to Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker.Carlos Hernandez, of Pate Street, was taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center and has since been transferred to an undisclose hospital, Parker said.Lumberton police found the 29-year-old on Asbury Drive, which intersects Pate Street, at about 10:45 p.m. on Friday after someone reported hearing shots fired, according to a police report. Her...

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Crime report

TheftsAnthony Breeden, of Spruce Street, Lumberton, reported Sunday that the tags, valued at $60, were stolen off of his car at his house, according to a police report.Armond Davis, of Church Street, Rowland, reported Sunday that he was robbed at gunpoint at P.J.’s Store on East Second Street in Lumberton of a $250 Hi-Point .40-caliber gun, a $500 Galaxy S4 cell phone, a $500 iPhone and a 2001 dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with silver lettering, va...

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2014 Slugfest Day 1 Box Scores

Baseball bracketMondayFreedom Christian 3, Lumberton 2Purnell Swett 8, St. Pauls 4Fairmont 11, South Robeson 5Red Springs 4, West Bladen 2TodayChampionship bracketFreedom Christian vs. Purnell Swett, 4 p.m.Fairmont vs. Red Springs, 7 p.m.Consolation bracketSt. Pauls vs. Lumberton 10 a.m.South Robeson vs. West Bla...

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Upset Springs

RED SPRINGS — As a final grounder headed to Red Springs shortstop Maliq Johnson on Monday night, there was a slight gasp from the crowd. With runners on second and third and the Red Devils nursing a two-run lead, the game came down to a bang-bang play.But pitcher Antwaun McNeill wasn’t nervous.“Not really, because of my boy right here Maliq. He can make some some plays,” McNeill said.Johnson ran the play as routinely as possible, with a...

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Left all wrong on economic development

RALEIGH — To make a long story short, the great debate in North Carolina politics concerns how state and local governments can best promote economic growth and opportunity. Opinions differ widely, as one might expect. But generally speaking, they can be grouped into three schools of thought that bear familiar labels: the Left, the Center, and the Right.To make the story even shorter: the Left’s position on economic growth has been thoroughly discredited. North Carolina&...

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Zion Hill to hold production of ‘59 Minutes’

LUMBERTON — Zion Hill Baptist Church will hold a production of the Judgment House drama “59 Minutes” at 7 p.m. on Friday, and at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.The show features a series of vignettes about a group of individuals who died suddenly and follows them into the afterlife. The cast is made up of 40 members of Zion Hill and East Lumberton Baptist churches.Zion Hill Baptist Church is located at 12883 N.C. 41 in Lumberton. To make reservations, ca...

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Sheriff has no solutions to growing crime problem

To the Editor,I would like to express my concerns about the ongoing incompetency regarding the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.I moved to Robeson County over two years ago from Cumberland County. I was a community activist and was also involved with the Safe Link Program. My direct efforts helped to considerably abate the traffic and criminal activities in the Haymount area where I resided.I petitioned the Fayetteville Engineering and Infrastructure Depa...

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