Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:45:03 EST 1800 St. Pauls to observe Good Friday with event ST. PAULS — This year's Community Good Friday Service will take to the streets of St. Pauls. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:11:12 EST Tribe ponders sales of Haye Pond PEMBROKE — The Hayes Pond property in Scotland County has too much Lumbee history associated with it to be sold by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, a member of the Tribal Council said Tuesday. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:06:21 EST Pierce named vice chairman of Black Caucus committee RALEIGH — State Rep. Garland E. Pierce, a Democrat representing part of Robeson County, was recently appointed to serve as vice chairman of the the Law, Justice and Ethics Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. The... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:41:16 EST Graham to hold town meeting MAXTON — State Rep. Charles Graham will host a town hall meeting Thursday at the old Evans Fire Station, which is at 440 Elrod Road, in Maxton. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:36:17 EST NC gets AAA mark for borrowing RALEIGH — Companies that judge how likely big borrowers are to repay their debt have given their top rating to North Carolina ahead of a new round of bond sales, state Treasurer Janet Cowell's office said Tuesday. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:51:12 EST Prompt arrest made following murder in cithy LUMBERTON — After a 21-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound early Tuesday, Lumberton police quickly arrested another man and charged him with murder. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:26:18 EST Two arrested, drugs seized PEMBROKE — Two separate drug busts in Pembroke netted more than 40 grams of cocaine and 28 ounces of marijuana, according to Police Chief Grant Florita. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:16:13 EST Petty is king for the day RALEIGH (AP) — “The King of NASCAR” was in the House — and the Senate, and in the Executive Mansion to see North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:11:12 EST House bill partially restores historic preservation credits RALEIGH — A bill that restores a reduced version of North Carolina's historic preservation tax credits is in keeping with last year's tax overhaul that did away with the credits, House members said Tuesday as they pressed senators to... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:01:14 EST Social worker sentenced to 17 months for child abuse MONROE — A former social worker apologized for failing to protect the kids in her care as she was sentenced Tuesday to up to 17 months in prison over the abuse of a boy who was found handcuffed to her porch with a dead chicken around his... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:51:11 EST Speaker says NC to go slow on any religious objection bill RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina House speaker says discussions over a “religious freedom” bill will slow to see if the legislation would harm the state's economy, especially in light of criticism over Indiana's new... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:46:11 EST Fourth person arrested in murder LUMBERTON — A fourth man accused in the November shooting death of a Shannon 18-year-old has been arrested. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:41:16 EST Crime report TheftsJeet Brahmbhatt reported Monday that $589 in cash was stolen from Kash N' Karry on Martin Luther King Drive in Lumberton, according to a police report. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:31:16 EST House easily votes that legal notices stay in newspapers RALEIGH — The more options there are for the public to know what is going on in government, the more everyone benefits, state Rep. Garland Pierce, a Democrat who represents parts of Robeson County, said this morning. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:01:16 EST 9 locals charged with cockfighting WALLACE, S.C. — Nine people from Robeson County were among 27 people arrested Saturday night during a raid on a Marlboro County cockfighting ring during which 122 birds were rescued from what one official called a “barbaric... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:19 EST Scouts find Merit in train trip RED SPRINGS — Boy Scouts from across Robeson County pinned new Merit Badges to their vests Saturday after riding along the Red Springs and Northern Railroad. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:11 EST Bill provides funding for Common Core panel RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation filed early this session to locate funds for an academic standards panel and to adjust other parts of North Carolina state government spending is finally heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST McCrory wary of ‘religious objection’ bills CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:26:13 EST Compromise bill means slight reduction in gas tax RALEIGH — Gasoline taxes in North Carolina appear headed downward by a little bit very soon as the General Assembly voted Monday night for a compromise plan that avoids a sharp drop this summer that bill supporters said would wreck future... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:21:11 EST 3 charged in teen’s shooting death LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has charged three people with murder in the shooting death of a Shannon 18-year-old last year, and issued a warrant for a fourth person. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:24 EST