Robesonian- RSS Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:39:05 EST 1800 Man faces charges after accident kills 3 RAEFORD — A St. Pauls man is facing criminal charges after a traffic accident on Friday killed three people from the same family. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:17 EST The Left’s attack on free speech RALEIGH — Freedom of speech is one of the core values of a free society. It ought to be appreciated and protected by Americans across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it is not. And while no party or faction is immune from the temptation... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:56:11 EST Brooks petitions to drop sanctions against Townsend PEMBROKE — Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks has filed a petition with the Lumbee Supreme Court asking that the ethics ordinance used by the Tribal Council to restrict Councilman Larry Townsend from certain council activities be ruled... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:01:12 EST Heart Disease in Women: A Wake-Up Call Every minute in the United States, someone's wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke, or another form of cardiovascular disease. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:16:14 EST Lung cancer lifesaver LUMBERTON — Doctors have developed a test that can catch lung cancer early, and possibly save more lives. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:16:11 EST Sticking to his racing roots HAMLET — Born into NASCAR royalty, Kevin Parsons was destined to have a passion for racing. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:31:12 EST Braves get back on winning track AMERICUS, Ga. — Darius Redding's dunk 42 seconds into the second half helped put Georgia Southwestern up by 10, but the 12th-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke mens basketball team answered with a 19-2 run to key a 79-72 road... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:31:11 EST Jan. 25 Local Sports briefs UNCP football promotes LindquistPEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team has promoted assistant coach Billy Lindquist to recruiting coordinator. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:26:11 EST President paints a false portrait As you know, last week President Obama addressed the nation in his annual State of the Union speech to lay out his agenda for the year ahead. I was honored to have Cabarrus County Sheriff Brad Riley as my guest to represent all of North... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:06:11 EST Burning through $1.2M a lifetime while lighting up$1.2M-a-lifetime-while-lighting-up If the increased likelihood of heart disease, cancer or emphysema weren't enough, we can offer another reason for a smoker to toss away those cigarettes.Actually, almost 1.2 million reasons. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:21:11 EST Incentives debate: Free market vs. central planning As the legislature comes back into session, there is a renewed focus on what are typically referred to as economic incentives, or by many who are more skeptical of such programs, corporate welfare or simply cronyism. Programs that are and will... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:51:13 EST Pet of the week Raisin is an approximately 2- to 3-year-old shepherd/Carolina dog mix. She is friendly and will make a good companion. To see Raisin or the other animals, visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255 Landfill Road in St. Pauls or visit the Robeson... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:31:11 EST The high cost of smoking cigarettes LUMBERTON — Tobacco once brought tens of millions of dollars into Robeson County each year. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:36:18 EST DA: Capital cases expensive, lengthy LUMBERTON — Robeson County's district attorney says a hold on executions in North Carolina does not deter his office from pursuing the death penalty, but an overwhelming backlog of pending murder cases makes capital cases, which are costly... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:26:12 EST Graham to head Rural Caucus RALEIGH — State Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 encompasses most of Robeson County, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the House Democrats' Rural Caucus.Graham was appointed by Rep. Larry Hall, of Durham. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:56:12 EST Reception to raise money for Graham PEMBROKE — A pre-session reception is being held Monday to raise money to support state Rep. Charles Graham. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Plaza, 719 Old Main Road, in Pembroke. Graham represents House District 47, which... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:51:12 EST Seven promoted at Sheriff’s Office LUMBERTON — Eight employees with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office received promotions during a ceremony on Friday. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:51:11 EST DNA frees Bladen man after 4 decades WHITEVILLE — A 70-year-old Bladen County man wrongly convicted of the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter walked out of prison Friday, saying he was looking forward to sleeping in a real bed and maybe swimming in a pool. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:41:11 EST Late defense fuels Fairmont boys in win over St. Pauls FAIRMONT — There was hardly anything fancy about the way Fairmont beat St. Pauls on Friday. It was all in the fundamentals. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:56:11 EST Scots alone at the top Friday's basketball scoresBoysFairmont 72, St. Pauls 44Scotland 75, Lumberton 53Red Springs 62, South Robeson 57 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:01:13 EST