Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 30 May 2015 10:19:48 EST 1800 NC close to pulling trigger on Sunday hunts LUMBERTON — While it opens the door for extra hunting time, not all hunters are jumping with joy over the General Assembly's move to end North Carolina's ban on hunting with guns on Sundays, the day that Christians typically go to... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:01:16 EST County begins budget work on Monday LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget work session on Monday immediately following a regular board meeting, during which it will be updated on efforts to rid the county of trash. Sat, 30 May 2015 09:36:20 EST UNCP dodges program cuts by UNC system CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is one of two institutions in the UNC system spared during a recent round of program cuts. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:41:17 EST McCrory vetoes ‘ag-gag’ legislation RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed his second bill in two days Friday, this time a bipartisan measure backers say would give North Carolina employers recourse against people who deliberately get hired to try to take company secrets or dig up... Fri, 29 May 2015 16:01:11 EST Sheriff’s Office seeking clues in man’s murder LUMBERTON — Investigators are still working to determine what happened to a 27-year-old Lumberton man before his body was found in a ditch on Sunday. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:56:32 EST Walters joins advisory group for Democrats LUMBERTON — Former state senator and Proctorville businessman Michael Walters has joined an advisory board for the Main Street Democrats Legislative Caucus. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:56:26 EST Crime report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Fri, 29 May 2015 14:51:11 EST Sex offender facing charges for school work FAYETTEVILLE — A man previously convicted of sex crimes in Robeson County has been charged with violating sex offender registry guidelines after doing contract work at Freedom Christian Academy, a private school in Fayetteville. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:31:12 EST Hodges resigns as LHS baseball coach See Sunday's edition for more on Hodges' legacy at Lumberton.- Fri, 29 May 2015 10:36:26 EST A survivor’s story This is the third of three profiles of cancer survivors in advance of the annual Relay for Life, which began this morning today. It's website is at — editor. Fri, 29 May 2015 10:01:13 EST Opt-out bill on gay weddings vetoed RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory vetoed Thursday a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.Reps. Charles Graham and Ken Waddell, who both represent... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:51:11 EST Relay underway at the fairgrounds LUMBERTON — Tighten up your laces — Robeson County's annual Relay for Life begins today. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:26:17 EST The word is Cameo’s in Fairmont FAIRMONT — Word up, funk band Cameo is coming to Fairmont. Fri, 29 May 2015 08:41:22 EST Senate nears approval of bill extending abortion wait period RALEIGH — A bill that would extend the abortion waiting period to 72 hours in North Carolina moved closer to passage with a favorable vote Thursday on the Senate floor. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:56:11 EST DOT pushing ahead with fraud-tainted Monroe project CHARLOTTE) — North Carolina transportation officials are pushing ahead with an embattled toll road outside Charlotte, even after a politically connected paving contractor involved in the $840-million project pleaded guilty last year to... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:46:11 EST UNC trustees remove name of ex-Klansman from building CHAPEL HILL — Trustees at the country's oldest public university decided Thursday to rename a University of North Carolina classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a 19th century Ku Klux Klan leader. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:36:11 EST Senate OKs bill that allow Sunday hunting RALEIGH. (AP) — Legislation that would end North Carolina's long-standing ban on hunting with guns on Sundays is possibly one vote away from going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Fri, 29 May 2015 07:26:13 EST Man suffers ‘major’ injuries when shot LUMBERTON — A 23-year-old Lumberton man was seriously injured after being shot in the stomach near his home this week, according to a police report. Thu, 28 May 2015 16:16:22 EST Crime report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Thu, 28 May 2015 16:11:24 EST Tribe faces repayment of $225K$225K PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina could have to pay back almost $225,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in money that was used to fund ineligible programs and services. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:11:19 EST