Robesonian- RSS Feed Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:44:50 EST 1800 NCAA basketball roundup: Hot-handed Badgers beat Wildcats, return to Final Four Today's NCAA tournament gamesLouisville vs. Michigan St., 2 p.m., CBSGonzaga vs. Duke, 4:55 p.m., CBS-LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just call him Sam Dagger. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:36:12 EST Event brightens cancer fight LUMBERTON — Runners became rainbows during a pair of colorful fundraisers in Lumberton on Saturday. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:01:21 EST All-County basketball 2015 The Robesonian's all-county boys and girls basketball teams and individual awards are selected by Scott Schlaufman and Rodd Baxley based on observation, statistical analysis and opinion. Input from coaches and administrators is also taken... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:31:30 EST East Bladen’s Norris named Scholar-Athlete ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen Athletics Director and coach Patty Evers has an ambassador to bridge the gap between incoming freshmen and girls athletics, something she had no idea about until recently. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:26:32 EST Raiders ‘steal’ one from Pirates ROCKINGHAM — The Lumberton-Richmond baseball game was just as advertised — a hard-fought, nail-biting contest. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:26:21 EST Sunday’s golf news and sports briefs Carolina Plantation Golf Club newsLUMBERTON — Pandora Carter and Jean Crouch were the big winners in the Ladies League this past Monday. Caolyn McNeil won closest to the pin. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:21:24 EST Red Springs talks police cameras during retreat PEMBROKE — Red Springs town commissioners used part of this weekend's board retreat to discuss how outfitting police with body cameras could benefit officers and the public. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:26:16 EST Making better health more convenient: Pembroke PEMBROKE — Just over a year ago, Southeastern Health moved its established services in Pembroke to a new location on Third Street, which enabled it to expand the types of services it offered to the community. In addition to urgent care, rehab... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:01:12 EST 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 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 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 Donations take care of Zeus’ vet bill PEMBROKE — Robeson County residents recently threw a few bones to the owner of a severely burned dog to help pay for the animal's medical expenses — about 4,000 bones, to be exact. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:16 EST 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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