Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:15:23 EST 1800 Board sets 2 satellite polling sites http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50042957/Board-sets-2-satellite-polling-sites LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Elections on Monday approved two early voting satellite polling sites for the November General Elections after the board's three members, two Republicans and a Democrat, could not unanimously agree... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban http://robesonian.com/news/news/50045902/Attorney-general-wont-defend-gay-marriage-ban RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Red Springs man injured during drive-by shooting http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50041640/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 Duke to purchase agency’s assets http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50041013/Duke-to-purchase-agencys-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 (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50041514/ THEFTS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Youth group wins with Duck Race http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50033960/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 Dino damsel: Grammy-nominated Mashonee makes film debut http://robesonian.com/news/features/50021533/Dino-damsel:-Grammy-nominated-Mashonee-makes-film-debut PEMBROKE — The character Jana Mashonee portrays in her small-screen debut doesn't stray all that far from the Grammy-nominated songwriter and Pembroke native's actual life. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rocking for Mira Reid http://robesonian.com/news/features/50022750/Rocking-for-Mira-Reid FAYETTEVILLE — It is happening so fast. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McPherson to offer book signing http://robesonian.com/news/features/50021446/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 Civic Center to hold auditions for Christmas Show http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle/50023595/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 Roadwork to close stretch of N.C. 71 http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50030215/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 Camp leaves kids with special memories http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50029279/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 CNN special with local attorney set for tonight http://robesonian.com/news/news/50030395/CNN-special-with-local-attorney-set-for-tonight LUMBERTON — A CNN special featuring a local attorney that was to air last Sunday will instead air tonight Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Power deal could be coming soon http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1-news/50028764/Power-deal-could-be-coming-soon RALEIGH — Duke Energy could announce as soon as next week whether a deal has been reached to help reduce high electric bills for customers in Red Springs and Lumberton and 30 other eastern North Carolina municipalities. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Robesonian’s website now faster, easier http://robesonian.com/news/local-news/50028739/The-Robesonians-website-now-faster-easier If you haven't visited The Robesonian's website lately, you should take a look. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST NAACP aims for 1,000 new voters http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50028108/NAACP-aims-for-1000-new-voters LUMBERTON — The Unified Robeson County chapter of the NAACP has started a voter registration drive that the chapter's president is hoping will result in 1,000 new voters registered by Sept. 1. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SeHealth gets $100,000 more for renovations http://robesonian.com/news/news/50021973/SeHealth-gets-$100000-more-for-renovations LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Cannon Foundation to assist with the renovation of a portion of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the organization's Medical Education program. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50028877/Crime-report Thefts Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County works on HUD response http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50020957/County-works-on-HUD-response LUMBERTON — Operations will continue as usual at the Robeson County Housing Authority while the agency's executive director is suspended and the county prepares its response to concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Robesonian’s print edition has new look http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50028458/The-Robesonians-print-edition-has-new-look The print edition of The Robesonian now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST