Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:57:59 EST 1800 Nance exits as director of COMtech PEMBROKE — The executive director of the COMtech Business Park has accepted an economic development job with the state. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:17 EST Seuss on the loose Contributed photo | The Cat in the Hat made an appearance at Rosenwald Elementary and other schools across the district Monday as part of Read Across America — an annual event that celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday by promoting literacy. Born... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:36:14 EST Man killed in collision with deputy’s car LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man was killed this weekend after running a stop sign and colliding with a sheriff's deputy's patrol car, according to the state Highway Patrol. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:11:17 EST Teenager charged in shooting deaths in Cumberland Co. LUMBER BRIDGE — A Lumber Bridge teen sought by Cumberland County authorities has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two people in Hope Mills in January. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:11:16 EST $4.8M in gold stolen in I-95 heist$4.8M-in-gold-stolen-in-I-95-heist RALEIGH — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:16:11 EST Pembroke OKs live bands for local restaurent PEMBROKE — Live music is back on the menu at a Pembroke restaurant. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:06:17 EST Lawmaker wants state to pay for sand removal ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — The state should pay for removing sand from beach highways the same way it pays for removing snow and ice after a winter storm, a member of the state Board Transportation said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:46:12 EST 4th person dies from shootings in Tarboro TARBORO (AP) — Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in Tarboro, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST Director of state courts retiring RALEIGH (AP) — The top administrator of North Carolina's court system says he's retiring after a career of more than 40 years in the judicial system. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:31:13 EST Crime report TheftsKimberly Meares reported Sunday that a gold necklace valued at $11,677.75 was stolen from McNeill Jewelers on North Elm Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:56:11 EST Study shows UNCP’s economic impact PEMBROKE — A University of North Carolina General Administration study released last month shows that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has significant economic impact on Robeson County, the region and the entire state. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:46:11 EST Book’em packs ‘em LUMBERTON — You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a convention by its crowd — and the verdict's in on Book 'Em North Carolina. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:56:14 EST City to revisit staging issue on Wednesday LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council on Wednesday will revisit whether to give Southeastern Health naming rights to a performance space downtown. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:11 EST Two-week SNIP program back Monday PEMBROKE — Veterinarians across Robeson County are throwing a bone to pet lovers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:11:14 EST Pet of the week Yertle the Turtle is named for her “tortoise shell” color and is approximately 2 years old. She came to the Robeson County Humane Society shelter with her two kittens, who have already been adopted. She's a sweet, friendly girl and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:26:14 EST County makes retreat to Wilmington LUMBERTON — The chairman of the Robeson County Board of Commissioners says more than work will be acheived when that board holds its annual retreat in Wilmington on Thursday and Friday. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:26:17 EST UNC board OKs tuition, fees hike CHARLOTTE — Undergraduates at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will see tuition go up by a total of $277.40 for the next academic year. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:26:13 EST Judge: No objection on gay weddings LUMBERTON — Not only have magistrates in Robeson County not come forward to say they don't want to perform same-sex marriages because of religious convictions, but they have already been performing marriages for gay... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:31 EST Schools add one day for missed time LUMBERTON — Students with the Public Schools of Robeson County will have just one day added to their school year to make up for days lost to recent winter weather. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:36:16 EST Crime report TheftsLatoya Cross, of Glisson Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that a $200 CD player was stolen from her car, according to a police report. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:11 EST