Robesonian- RSS Feed Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:58 EST 1800 Red Springs man injured during drive-by shooting RED SPRINGS — A Red Springs man is recovering after being shot outside of a residence on Sunday morning. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) THEFTS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke to purchase agency’s assets RALEIGH — North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress announced this morning that they have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's generating assets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Former Braves Cox, Glavine and Maddux inducted into Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big third inning propels Braves to win ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The truth about the unemployment rate RALEIGH — Several readers have corresponded with me recently about my series of columns on North Carolina's recent drop in unemployment. Why, they ask, am I devoting so much of my attention to this issue? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McGirt closes strong, climbs FedEx Cup list LE BIZARD, Quebec — Fairmont native William McGirt didn't repeat his performances in the RBC Canadian Open from the last two years, but he did manage a 4-under-par 66 on Sunday to vault up the leaderboard and strengthen his position going... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Youth group wins with Duck Race LUMBERTON — The Lumber River turned all colors of the rainbow on Saturday when more than 400 plastic ducks were dumped into the water to raise money for the Robeson County Boys and Girls Club. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rocking for Mira Reid FAYETTEVILLE — It is happening so fast. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McPherson to offer book signing The community is invited to a book signing featuring Roosevelt McPherson on Saturday. The signing will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the McLean Room at the Lumberton Library. McPherson will discuss his new book, titled “Sunni... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Weddings for July 27 Grice - Goostree Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Engagements for July 27 Hunt - CarterJacqueline Hunt, of Lumberton, and Hensley Norton, of Elberton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sonny L. Hunt, to Jimmy W. Carter, the son of William and Katrina Carter of St. Pauls. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Civic Center to hold auditions for Christmas Show LUMBERTON — The dog days of summer may be upon us, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Carolina Civic Center. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Burton celebrates 100th birthday Contributed photo | Elizabeth Taylor Burton celebrated her 100th birthday on July 23. Burton was born in 1914 and was raised in the Stagville Cameron Grove community of Durham County. Her daughter is Assistant District Attorney Vanessa Burton, who... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Roadwork to close stretch of N.C. 71 MAXTON — The state Department of Transportation has postponed Monday's closing of a portion of N.C. 71 between Maxton and Red Springs until later in the week. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Working across the aisle yields successes As your representative, it's a priority of mine to build relationships across the aisle and find pragmatic solutions to the problems facing our nation. Now — more than ever — our families, our students, our workers and our veterans... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Man of the hour’ It's been said that if you put two infants in a crib that they will get along fine. Add a third, however, and chaos is assured. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Recycling proposed for schools LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County could save as much as $100,000 a year in waste disposal costs if a pilot recycling program administered by the county's Department of Solid Waste gets the go-ahead from school... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lumber River wins Babe Ruth state title Contributed photo Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Camp leaves kids with special memories ORRUM — Eleven horses, 20 chickens and 40 acres all added up to countless memories for the children and families attending the Lazy L Ranch on Friday. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST