Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:50:19 EST 1800 McIntyre no longer candidate of chancellor at UNC-Wilmington http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/151565932/McIntyre-no-longer-candidate-of-chancellor-at-UNC-Wilmington WILMINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre, who recently ended an 18-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives, is no longer being considered for the position of chancellor of the University of North Carolina at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:11 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/151570747/Crime-report TheftsValerie Barwick reported Wednesday that $146.97 worth of Newport cigarettes were stolen from Sun Do on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:11 EST Bill requires diabetes testing before age of 2 http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/151564026/Bill-requires-diabetes-testing-before-age-of-2 RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 encompasses most of Robeson County, would require that children 2 and under be screened for diabetes by pediatricians, Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:51:13 EST Child stable after fall into pool http://robesonian.com/news/news/151549090/Child-stable-after-fall-into-pool LUMBERTON — A 20-month old child is in stable condition days after falling into a pool at a Lumberton home and being rushed to the hospital via the coordinated efforts of multiple emergency departments. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:06:11 EST Audit gives Rowland a thumbs up http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/151560962/Audit-gives-Rowland-a-thumbs-up ROWLAND — An auditor told the Rowland Board of Commissioners on Wednesday that there have been across-the-board improvements to the town's finances. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:51:12 EST Audit: Money mismanaged at Kinston charter school http://robesonian.com/news/news/151563876/Audit:-Money-mismanaged-at-Kinston-charter-school RALEIGH — A failed Kinston charter school that mismanaged money for years got $667,000 in taxpayer funds months before it shut down, then paid the couple who headed the school $11,000 while other employees were owed $370,000, state auditors said... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:11:11 EST Lack of funding threatens state’s roads http://robesonian.com/news/news/151563838/Lack-of-funding-threatens-states-roads RALEIGH — North Carolina will face serious problems such as increased joblessness, more highway deaths and further congestion if politicians don't develop a strategy for funding transportation needs, business leaders said Wednesday as the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:01:11 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/151548585/Crime-report Thefts Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:56:11 EST Police release images of man who robbed hotel http://robesonian.com/news/news/151543189/Police-release-images-of-man-who-robbed-hotel LUMBERTON — Lumberton police have released surveillance images of a man who robbed a Comfort Suites employee in December. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:46:18 EST Lumberton gets 3-business boost http://robesonian.com/news/news/151534985/Lumberton-gets-3-business-boost LUMBERTON — Downtown Lumberton will soon be home to an employment service and training center, a new cafe and a fitness center. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:31:12 EST Pembroke teen dies in shooting http://robesonian.com/news/news/151525482/Pembroke-teen-dies-in-shooting PEMBROKE — A 19-year-old Pembroke man has died after shooting himself at a Burger King this weekend.Cody Teets died on Sunday at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill after being declared brain-dead. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:13 EST NC jobless rate down for 4th straight month http://robesonian.com/news/engagements-news/151541994/NC-jobless-rate-down-for-4th-straight-month RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December when the state was one of the top four in the number of people joining the workforce. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:11 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/151525086/Crime-report TheftsApril McNair, of Trussway Drive, Fairmont, reported Monday that her $150 cell phone was stolen at Walmart on West Fifth Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Break-ins Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:14 EST Rouzer announces office hours http://robesonian.com/news/news/151518490/Rouzer-announces-office-hours WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David Rouzer and his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th District in the U.S. House, which includes a small part of Robeson County. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:13 EST Let’s have school accountablity week http://robesonian.com/news/news-opinion_columns/151523276/Lets-have-school-accountablity-week The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:11 EST Red Springs commissioner gets 2nd term on municipality board http://robesonian.com/news/news/151494626/Red-Springs-commissioner-gets-2nd-term-on-municipality-board RALEIGH — Duron Burney, a commissioner in Red Springs, has been appointed to a second term on the North Carolina League of Municipalities' General Government Legislative Action Committee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:12 EST Child revived after fall into pool http://robesonian.com/news/news/151515927/Child-revived-after-fall-into-pool LUMBERTON — Robeson County first-responders banded together on Monday to rush a 20-month-old child to the hospital after he fell into a pool. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST Wreck kills 2 parents, teen son Austin, who was a student at Hoke County High School. http://robesonian.com/news/news/151500459/Wreck-kills-2-parents-teen-son-Austin-who-was-a-student-at-Hoke-County-High-School. RAEFORD — A relative of a mother, father and their teenage son who were killed by an impaired driver on Friday says the three wouldn't want others to be sad over the tragic loss. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:18 EST Longtime professor at UNC-Pembroke dies following illness http://robesonian.com/news/news/151493880/Longtime-professor-at-UNC-Pembroke-dies-following-illness LAURINBURG — A longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Jail employee won’t face charges http://robesonian.com/news/news/151506567/Jail-employee-wont-face-charges LUMBERTON — A Robeson County jail administrator has returned to work after her husband elected not to press charges against her for allegedly shooting him multiple times. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST