Robesonian- RSS Feed Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:50 EST 1800 Burnette, Britt get all-star sendoff GREENSBORO — As Bradley Burnette got off the bench and walked into his familiar center spot on the back line with 11 minutes left in Tuesday's East-West All-Star boys soccer game, he paused for a second. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Senate panel OKs sales-tax bill RALEIGH (AP) — Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back under legislation passed Tuesday by a Senate panel. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime getting more expensive The day will come that Robeson County is forced to build a jail that might cost as much as $50 million, but before that happens, it appears that a $1 million Band-Aid will have to be placed on the head of the current facility. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boys and Girls Club holds annual duck race Saturday LUMBERTON — The Boys and Girls Club of Robeson County will hold its 12th annual Duck Race at 11 a.m. on Saturday in order to raise money to make the club affordable for youths. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report TheftsCarol Holmes reported Monday that six issues of The Robesonian, valued at $1.50 each, were stolen from Sunoco on Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, according to a police report. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Robesonian launches new website The Robesonian is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill strips tax choices from counties Plans to finance both public education and transit at the local level would be stopped in their tracks under the version of House Bill 1224 that emerged from the state Senate Finance Committee this past week. The bill not only places a hard cap on the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST HUD suspends housing head LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday suspended Housing Authority Director Ronald Oxendine without pay until completion of an investigation into the Housing Authority's procurement policies and procedures is... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Baker and the best GREENSBORO — After coaching basketball for 24 years, it might be hard to experience new things on the court.Don't tell that to Mike Baker. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman finds husband dead at door of home LUMBERTON — Sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what killed a 40-year-old man found dead by his wife at the door of their Lumberton home, according to a statement from the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘The Boys and Girls Club saves lives’ PEMBROKE — Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, as well as blood types. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Illegal traffic stops being used to combat crime To the Editor,I just finished reading your story titled “Pembroke police charge 2 with drugs.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lonair Locklear closes out first County Championship LUMBERTON — For Lonair Locklear, there was more on the line than just a trophy heading into Sunday's round of the Robeson County Golf Championships, presented by Dial Insurance. With his brother, Larry Lynn Locklear, and his cousin, LeMark... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST March of Dimes to hold kick-off event Tuesday LUMBERTON — The March of Dimes will hold a kick-off event at Biggs Park Mall on Tuesday to promote its upcoming Lumber River March for Babies fundraiser. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report Thefts Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman charged in stabbing; man critical;-man-critical LUMBERTON — A 26-year-old St. Pauls woman has been charged in a dispute at a Lumberton home that nearly killed a Tabor City man, according to Lumberton police. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Firemen’s group meets Tuesday LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Firefighter's Relief Fund board of trustees will meet on Tuesday. The board is expected to review its financial report with city and fire department staff. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Return of the king LUMBERTON — Even in his early years, Kyle Covington never tried to overthink the county championship tournament, but when his job took him to Pinehurst No. 2 earlier this summer for the U.S. Open, he caught a bit of a bug. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Leaders, educators tour Maxton solar farm MAXTON — Local officials, business leaders and educators were treated to a tour of the O2 Energies solar farm in Maxton on Wednesday, an event that the solar company's president said he hopes will bring attention to the educational... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Traffic stop on county’s agenda LUMBERTON — After several years of monitoring traffic flow at the intersection of N.C. 72 and Union Chapel Road, the state Department of Transportation is recommending that the intersection become an all-way stop. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST