Robesonian- RSS Feed Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:07 EST 1800 Early voting off to steady start LUMBERTON — Steve Bowen didn't waste time getting out to the polls to vote for his favorite candidates in the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:21:07 EST Wreck kills 62-year old city woman LUMBERTON — A 62-year-old Lumberton woman was killed Thursday when her vehicle collided head-on with a speeding car, according to the Highway Patrol. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:04 EST Crime report Thefts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:05 EST Gay marriage spreads in NC Almost every significant move toward justice and equality prompts a backlash. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:56:07 EST Black Caucus meets Saturday ROWLAND — The Robeson County chapter of the Black Caucus will hold its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Southside Ashpole Alumni Building, 606 Martin Luther King Rowland. Tickets are $25. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:31:27 EST Pet adoption on Saturday LUMBERTON — Franny's Friends will hold a pet adoption on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franks Furniture, 2400 Fayetteville Road. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:06 EST Advocates say ash endangers river, residents LUMBERTON — Coal ash needs to be removed from the former Weatherspoon plant in Lumberton before hazardous elements it contains, including mercury, cadmium and arsenic, find their way into the Lumber River and cause harm to humans and the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:42:07 EST UNCP kicks off winter sports with Moonlight Madness PEMBROKE — The winter sports season officially kicked off for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke on Thursday night at the Jones Center as the mens and womens basketball teams and the wrestling team went through their paces in front of... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:39:08 EST Tornadoes on a tear Tonight's gamesFairmont at WhitevilleRichmond at LumbertonPinecrest at ScotlandRed Springs at East ColumbusWest Columbus at South Robeson Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:36:11 EST Bringing back tradition: Highlander Cup set to return Saturday LUMBERTON — On Saturday morning, the best amateur golfers from Robeson and Cumberland counties will revive a longstanding tradition when they meet at the Bayonet Golf Course at Puppy Creek in Raeford, pitting the two in the first Highlander Cup... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:33 EST Surgical center gets unveiled LUMBERTON — With the opening of a new surgical center at Southeastern Health Park, officials say routine surgeries should no longer be at the mercy of emergencies. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:10 EST Senate race pours millions into N.C. RALEIGH — Early in-person voting started across North Carolina on Thursday, and if you haven't been called or visited by someone wanting you to vote now, don't worry — you'll probably be contacted soon. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:44:07 EST The problem with country is God taken out of schools To the Editor, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:13:07 EST Another way at UNC The long anticipated report on the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina, which was made public on Wednesday, determined that the fraud was more extensive and went on for a longer period time than previous investigations... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:52:06 EST Crime report Thefts Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:06 EST Race shows advertising works RALEIGH — I know my editors will appreciate it, but I promise I'm not pandering when I say this: Advertising gets results. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:54:06 EST Volleyball tops Mt. Olive in 5 PEMBROKE — The UNCP volleyball team rallied back from an opening-set loss by capturing three of the final four sets as the Braves overcame 35 attack errors to top Mount Olive 22-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-27, 15-12. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:30:22 EST Report finds academic issues at UNC to ‘93 CHAPEL HILL — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:42:09 EST Money raised to preserve historic Civil War land RALEIGH — North Carolina has raised the $310,000 needed to protect land near Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham, site of the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:07 EST Blue Cross to boost rates 13 percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:50:04 EST