Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:42:50 EST 1800 Tax proposal not perfect, but step in right direction not perfect, but http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/152618414/Tax-proposal-not-perfect-but-step-in-right-direction-not-perfect-but Critics of legislation that would dramatically alter the way the state distributes sales tax say that it would be robbing the rich in favor of the poor, but isn't that the foundation for this nation's tax code? Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:16:12 EST Sales-tax plan would benefit Robeson http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152617134/Sales-tax-plan-would-benefit-Robeson LUMBERTON — Legislation that would change the way the state distributes sales tax could increase Robeson County's annual grab, but reduce the amount of sales tax going to the county's municipalities. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:06:22 EST Nation in need of balanced budget http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152618027/Nation-in-need-of-balanced-budget March Madness is quickly coming to an end, and at this point, your basketball bracket might be either busted or barely hanging on. Whether we're N.C. State, UNC or Duke fans, we can all agree that North Carolina's teams have had a good run... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:46:24 EST Late games: Freshman-led Duke headed to regional final http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152617412/Late-games:-Freshman-led-Duke-headed-to-regional-final HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are one win away from getting back to the NCAA Final Four, this time with a talented group of freshmen. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:16:11 EST Weather alters local sports schedules http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-sports/152601762/Rainy-conditions-postpone-Fridays-county-sports-events PEMBROKE — Rainstorms started in Robeson County just before noon on Friday and with them came the year's latest weather-related postponements. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:11:12 EST Saturday’s sports briefs http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152614654/Saturdays-sports-briefs McNeill headlines Pirate Armada stopLUMBERTON — Lumberton native Ruffin McNeill will make a public appearance in May as part of the East Carolina University Pirate Club's Armada event. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:11:11 EST Cards work against N.C. State http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152616640/Cards-work-against-N.C.-State SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:06:11 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152607007/ Contact: Scott Schlaufman | sschlaufman | 910-816-1977 (office)Layout is designed for 2-3 pages. If you need additional content, Scott will happily provide. He will be in by 7 p.m. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:26:12 EST Vet clinics SNIP 281 pets during semiannual event http://robesonian.com/news/news/152541793/Vet-clinics-SNIP-281-pets-during-semiannual-event PEMBROKE — The Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association took a bite out of the area's free-roaming pet population with its recent SNIP event. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:51:11 EST Utilities cut to Fayetteville home that serves veterans http://robesonian.com/news/news/152608375/Utilities-cut-to-Fayetteville-home-that-serves-veterans FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The power and water has been cut to a home for women veterans in Fayetteville after the home fell behind on utility bills. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:06:11 EST Jobless rate dips slightly as more people look for work http://robesonian.com/news/news/152608157/Jobless-rate-dips-slightly-as-more-people-look-for-work RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:13 EST Adoptive parents of missing teen get prison for tax fraud http://robesonian.com/news/news/152607998/Adoptive-parents-of-missing-teen-get-prison-for-tax-fraud WINSTON-SALEM — A federal judge administered a blistering lecture on Friday to the adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years before giving them prison sentences for tax fraud, calling the girl's mother “morally... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:12 EST County’s health trends upward http://robesonian.com/news/news/152555320/Countys-health-trends-upward LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents are living longer and have more access to exercise facilities and doctors, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:16 EST Missing girl’s stepmom fired as detective http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152604251/Missing-girls-stepmom-fired-as-detective LUMBERTON — The stepmother of Sara Graham, a Fairmont teenager missing since Feb. 4, has been fired from her position as Robeson County sheriff's detective. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:15 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/152604700/ Vandalism Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:31:14 EST Two men sought in shooting death http://robesonian.com/news/news/152600649/Two-men-sought-in-shooting-death PARKTON — Robeson County authorities are looking for two men they believe shot and killed a Parkton man early this morning. The men are considered armed and dangerous. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:19 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/152597671/ House votes Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:11 EST Car raffle fuels children’s club http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152594248/Car-raffle-fuels-childrens-club LUMBERTON — When he woke up Thursday morning, James McGirt said he had a feeling he was going to win the car being raffled off later in the day as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:26 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152597847/Senate-passes-bill-that-could-cut-utility-rates RALEIGH — The state Senate acted swiftly to pass on final reading Thursday a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Lumberton and Red Springs and boost economic development throughout Eastern North Carolina. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:19 EST Defending champ Rams earn top baseball seed for Slugfest tourney http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152588465/Defending-champ-Rams-earn-top-baseball-seed-for-Slugfest-tourney ROWLAND — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team has started the season with eight wins in its first nine games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:16 EST