Robesonian- RSS Feed Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:20:40 EST 1800 Police release images of man who robbed hotel LUMBERTON — Lumberton police have released surveillance images of a man who robbed a Comfort Suites employee in December. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:46:18 EST Goodman seeking to pull Democrats back to Main Street RALEIGH — As the General Assembly convenes today, State Rep. Ken Goodman will lead a dozen moderate Democrats in a new legislative caucus to push for pro-business policies and woo independent voters in swing districts. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:51:13 EST Pirates find finishing touch Tuesday's basketball scoresBoysLumberton 65, Purnell Swett 57South Columbus 52, Red Springs 45Whiteville 74, St. Pauls 47 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:06:11 EST Jan. 28 local sports briefs Youth softball registration starting soon Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01:19 EST Local roundup: Rams take 3rd place, crown 2 champions at Sewell invitational WILMINGTON — The Purnell Swett wrestling team had a top-three tournament finish over the weekend as the Rams took third at the Allen Sewell Invitational at Laney. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01:18 EST Mustangs can’t stop Gators’ run Tuesday's basketball scoresBoysLumberton 65, Purnell Swett 57South Columbus 52, Red Springs 45Whiteville 74, St. Pauls 47 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01:17 EST Lumberton gets 3-business boost LUMBERTON — Downtown Lumberton will soon be home to an employment service and training center, a new cafe and a fitness center. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:31:12 EST It’s time to kill costly, ineffective death penalty Robeson County's district attorney says he favors the use of the death penalty as a deterrent, but his infrequent pursuit of that ultimate punishment is a slave to practicality. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:31:12 EST Pembroke teen dies in shooting PEMBROKE — A 19-year-old Pembroke man has died after shooting himself at a Burger King this weekend.Cody Teets died on Sunday at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill after being declared brain-dead. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:13 EST NC jobless rate down for 4th straight month RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December when the state was one of the top four in the number of people joining the workforce. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:11 EST Crime report TheftsApril McNair, of Trussway Drive, Fairmont, reported Monday that her $150 cell phone was stolen at Walmart on West Fifth Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Break-ins Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:14 EST Rouzer announces office hours WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David Rouzer and his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th District in the U.S. House, which includes a small part of Robeson County. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:13 EST Let’s have school accountablity week The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:11 EST Red Springs commissioner gets 2nd term on municipality board RALEIGH — Duron Burney, a commissioner in Red Springs, has been appointed to a second term on the North Carolina League of Municipalities' General Government Legislative Action Committee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:12 EST UNCP baseball trio named to preseason All-Region squad PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke pitchers Garrett Hickman and Andy Sullivan joined designated hitter Dalton Knight as representives on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:56:13 EST Child revived after fall into pool LUMBERTON — Robeson County first-responders banded together on Monday to rush a 20-month-old child to the hospital after he fell into a pool. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST Wreck kills 2 parents, teen son Austin, who was a student at Hoke County High School. RAEFORD — A relative of a mother, father and their teenage son who were killed by an impaired driver on Friday says the three wouldn't want others to be sad over the tragic loss. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:18 EST Longtime professor at UNC-Pembroke dies following illness LAURINBURG — A longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Jail employee won’t face charges LUMBERTON — A Robeson County jail administrator has returned to work after her husband elected not to press charges against her for allegedly shooting him multiple times. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST Gunman robs St. Pauls store ST. PAULS — St. Pauls police are looking for an armed man who robbed a retail store Sunday night. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:41:11 EST