Robesonian- RSS Feed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:02:04 EST 1800 3 face drug charges in separate cases LUMBERTON — Three people have been charged with drug crimes following separate busts by the Robeson County's Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:48:04 EST Oversight needed to stop pilfering of HUD dollars When it comes to letters to the editor and complaints, it's really no contest. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:40:03 EST SeHealth joins effort to register new voters LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health and the Robeson County Board of Elections will partner to register voters on Tuesday, which is National Voter Registration Day. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:40:13 EST Stephens wants more DSS control LUMBERTON — Commissioner Jerry Stephens wants the county to become more involved in overseeing operations at the county's Department of Social Services. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:28:03 EST Magazine’s potrayal unfair to city As the executive director of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, I promote Lumberton and Robeson County to bring travelers hert. Tourism is one of our largest industries, bringing over $127 million into our county last year and over 1,050... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:05 EST How long before being gay is a fireable offense? North Carolina Congressman Robert Pittenger made headlines recently for suggesting that firing people from their jobs solely because they are gay is one of the “freedoms we enjoy” as Americans. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:08:03 EST UNCP releases schedule for mens basketball PEMBROKE — A challenging preseason exhibition schedule, including a late-October home contest with Athletes In Action and a November contest at NCAA Division I University of Alabama-Birmingham, as well as 15 regular season home dates highlight... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:02:07 EST Hoggard hands LHS 2nd loss WILMINGTON — The Lumberton football team sat one of its biggest weapons on Friday and struggled to make up for the lack of production in a 35-7 loss at Hoggard. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:59:04 EST Tribe told to end veterans services PEMBROKE — Services that have been offered for years to Lumbee veterans through the Lumbee Tribal Government can no longer be funded by federal money provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:50:04 EST Tobacco buyout comes to end LUMBERTON — The federal tobacco buyout program is coming to an end, pulling millions of dollars from an already fading industry once known as Robeson County's “cash crop.” Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:50:03 EST Judge clears way for private school grants RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has decided students approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even as a trial court judge struck down the program as... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:04 EST Charges dropped against protestors RALEIGH — The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:49:08 EST Bank takes control of Rockingham racetrack ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:42:03 EST NC jobless rate up for second straight month RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:41:07 EST Woman charged with obstruction LUMBERTON — A Red Springs woman's plan to get her boyfriend out of jail backfired when she ended up behind bars for obstructing justice. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:16:09 EST Crime report TheftsHui Lin reported Thursday that a customer left Golden City restaurant on Kahn Drive in Lumberton without paying for an unknown amount of food, according to a police report. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:07:03 EST Numbers trending toward Republicans By every indicator, Republicans will do well this November. There are time-honored numbers to watch. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:57:07 EST Ordinance gives housing priority to tribal Elders PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday passed an ordinance that will prioritize applications for housing rehabilitation services, giving preference to Elders and those with housing needs deemed urgent. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:11 EST 220 pets fixed during SNIP initiative PEMBROKE — Approximately 220 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered at a discount price at six area animal hospitals during the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association's biannual SNIP program, marking a decrease from the 397 animals... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:09 EST Woodmen open Pembroke office PEMBROKE — Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society will dedicate a new location in Pembroke on Saturday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:33:07 EST