Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:29:19 EST 1800 Tribal officials: Certification to mean new jobs PEMBROKE — A U.S. Small Business Administration certification granted last week to a company owned by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has the potential to lead to countless new jobs being injected into Robeson County's and nearby... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:07 EST Early voting starts Thursday at 3 locations LUMBERTON — Robeson County voters who don't want to risk long lines on Nov. 4 during the General Election now have eight days to cast their ballots during early voting. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:01:16 EST Homeowner kills burglar LUMBERTON — One person is dead and three others are injured after a Lumberton man exchanged shots with burglars who entered his home, killing one of the intruders after they robbed him and attempted to rape his teenage granddaughter. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:58:09 EST Troopers step up patrols to catch school bus violations LUMBERTON — The state Highway Patrol is stepping up patrols on school bus routes and in school zones. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17:08 EST Fairmont adds May Day event FAIRMONT — A May Day Festival that drew thousands to downtown Fairmont will become a fixture of the town's social calendar. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:11 EST Maxton briefed on options for CSX railroad crossings MAXTON — A representative for the state Department of Transportation told Maxton officials on Tuesday night about options to improve the safety of three intersections where roadways cross CSX train tracks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:45:06 EST 2 more eligible to win vehicle LUMBERTON — The United Way of Robeson County on Tuesday added two more potential winners to the pool for the 2015 Car Giveaway at Terry Chapin Nissan. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:09:10 EST VA will correct marker for Confederate soldier ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:40:11 EST Berger will seek protection for officials who balk on gay unions RALEIGH — A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.Senate Leader... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:35:08 EST Jobless rate dips in NC, but few people working RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in September, but so did the number of people working, state officials said Tuesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:28:09 EST County school employees recognized LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County recognized its employees of the month during its recent Board of Education meeting. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:53:09 EST Students get taste of Hispanic heritage LUMBERTON — Wearing a traditional dress from the Dominican Republic, Margarita Hortencia Martinez Soto recently gave students at the Robeson Early College High School a true taste of Hispanic heritage. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:52:10 EST County OKs bid for jail work LUMBERTON — A new roof on the Robeson County jail should be in place within three to four months. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:06:07 EST McIntyre cited as least partisan in U.S. House WASHINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre was recently named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the two least partisan members in the House of Representatives. The other House member named was Rep. John Barrow of Georgia. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:46:03 EST Heart attack killed man driving moped LUMBERTON — A man who died Saturday while on a moped suffered a fatal heart attack before wrecking the vehicle, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:07:11 EST Probe into academic issues at UNC done CHAPEL HILL — The former U.S. Justice Department official conducting an investigation into academic misconduct at North Carolina will release his report Wednesday, the university announced Monday. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:13:03 EST Hearings planned on push to raise homeowners’ rates RALEIGH — North Carolina's insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowners' coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:06:03 EST Fairmont man charged in attempted bank heist FAIRMONT — An attempted bank robbery was quickly foiled by law enforcement in Fairmont on this morning. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:55:05 EST Man charged in murder try ROWLAND — A Rowland resident has been charged with trying to kill a man by forcing him to crash his vehicle, which was also carrying a child, according to the Robeson County Sheriff”s Office. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:50:04 EST Crime report TheftsLinda Todd reported Saturday that $200 worth of clothing was stolen from Roses on 24th Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:36:06 EST