Robesonian- RSS Feed Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:07:46 EST 1800 RCC down 1,000 students since fall 2012 LUMBERTON — A drop in the number of students attending Robeson Community College could be costly for the institution. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:01:09 EST 2014 RobCo football: Red Devils making it happen Football preview scheduleSaturday: South RobesonSunday: FairmontTuesday: St. PaulsToday: Red SpringsThursday: Purnell SwettFriday: Lumberton— Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:52:08 EST Silver Alert issued for missing man LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a 32-year-old man they believe is suffering from cognitive impairment. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:02:06 EST Fairmont tries to beef up grant application FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents can expect a knock at their door in the coming weeks as surveyors work to beef up the town's application for $2 million in grants to rehabilitate its sewer system. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:51:12 EST Chambers reach pact on coal-ash disposal RALEIGH — State House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:04 EST GOP House splits, kills incentives package RALEIGH — A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership Tuesday to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:03 EST RCCCC holds annual meeting on Thursday LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Church and Community Center will hold its annual meeting on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church at 1002 N. Chestnut St. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:09:04 EST Hawkeye center wins $20K grant$20K-grant RED SPRINGS — The Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center recently received a $20,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colo. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:07:04 EST The battle to save downtown Vibrant downtowns in small rural towns have gone the way of the slinky. They really don't exist anymore.But Lumberton's continues to put up a good fight. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:01:06 EST Crime report Thefts Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:33:14 EST Medicaid at top of list of GOP mistakes When you consider all the bad choices made by the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory in the last two years — and there have been too many to mention — the one that may make the least sense was the decision not to expand Medicaid under... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:06 EST When the cost of media access is too high RALEIGH — It seems like a lifetime ago, but remember the euphoria when Baghdad fell in early 2003? Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:49:03 EST County to help with nonprofit’s roof LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to help pay for a new roof at the Robeson County Church and Community center. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:09:02 EST Probe cites conflict of interest LUMBERTON — The county's investigation into the alleged failure of the Robeson County Housing Authority to follow federal procurement policies has unearthed instances of conflict of interest, according to Robeson County Attorney Patrick... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:04 EST 2014 RobCo football: Sasser preaches toughness at St. Pauls Football preview scheduleSaturday: South RobesonSunday: FairmontToday: St. PaulsWednesday: Red SpringsThursday: Purnell SwettFriday: Lumberton—- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:34:07 EST Crime report Thefts Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:05:07 EST Man sought for assault, arson LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man who was recently arrested after a church van he was trying to siphon gas from caught on fire is wanted by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office on 10 unrelated charges. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:06:06 EST State’s jobless rates inches upward RALEIGH. (AP) — North Carolina's unemployment rate inched higher for July as the state's labor force declined by nearly 15,000 over the course of a month, state officials said Monday. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:10 EST Report: Medicaid decision to cost NC $51B$51B RALEIGH — The decision by Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers not to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act will cost North Carolina $51 billion in lost federal money and thousands of jobs over the next decade, according... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:05 EST Voter ID won’t suppress votes, it will ensure that elections are fair To the Editor, Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:12:09 EST