Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:04:13 EST 1800 Committee picked to search for next UNCP chancellor http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50735582/Committee-picked-to-search-for-next-UNCP-chancellor PEMBROKE — A 19-member search committee was named Friday by the The University of North Carolina at Pembroke noard of trustees to find the person who will replace Chancellor Kyle R. Carter. Carter announced his retirement, to become effective on... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:01:06 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/news/50729976/ Howard McEachern Sr., 70, LumbertonCorey Bratcher Jr., 18, ShannonMildred Carroll, 74, BladenboroJackie Bryan, 52, Lumberton Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:04 EST City ushers in holiday spirit http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50737708/City-ushers-in-holiday-spirit LUMBERTON — The Christmas season arrived in Robeson County on Saturday as scores of people looking to get into the holiday spirit lined the streets from downtown Lumberton to Biggs Park Mall for the annual Lumberton Christmas... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:28:03 EST Festival of Trees returns http://robesonian.com/news/health/50707091/Festival-of-Trees-returns LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice's annual Festival of Trees will celebrate the theme of “Here Comes Christmas” during this year's event, which begins on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:28:03 EST City task force targeting gangs http://robesonian.com/news/news/50723379/City-task-force-targeting-gangs LUMBERTON — Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill says a Special Enforcement team formed last month to crack down on gang activity has reduced crime overall in the city, and he hopes to take the initiative countywide. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:11 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50731504/Crime-report TheftsAngela Irons, of East Fifth Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that her $100 phone was stolen from her residence, according to a police report. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:07 EST Provisional count doesn’t change Lumbee election results http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50732558/Provisional-count-doesnt-change-Lumbee-election-results PEMBROKE — A count of provisional votes on Friday did not change the results of Tuesday's Tribal Council election results for District 7. Bill James Brewington remains the winner of the seat currently held by Terry... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:04 EST Republicans gather to pick new speaker http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733221/Republicans-gather-to-pick-new-speaker RALEIGH — Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:56:02 EST UNC dean stepping down http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733185/UNC-dean-stepping-down CHAPEL HILL (AP) — The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is stepping down at the end of the current school year. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:05 EST NC jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733123/NC-jobless-rate-drops-to-6.3-percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:46:08 EST Biggs named to Golden LEAF board http://robesonian.com/news/news/50731156/Biggs-named-to-Golden-LEAF-board LUMBERTON — Local businessman Murchison “Bo” Biggs, has been appointed to serve on the board of the state Golden LEAF Foundation, which works to promote the economies of areas that were hurt by the loss of tobacco-related... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:22:04 EST Phantom Ball seeking donations http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50730784/Phantom-Ball-seeking-donations LUMBERTON — You're not invited to the Robeson County Community Foundation's fifth annual Phantom Ball. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:03 EST Former fire chief accused of stealing more than $100,000 http://robesonian.com/news/news/50729587/Former-fire-chief-accused-of-stealing-more-than-$100000 MAXTON — A former chief of the Pembroke Rural Fire Department has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the department, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:49:04 EST Teen killed when shots strike home http://robesonian.com/news/news/50730241/Teen-killed-when-shots-strike-home SHANNON — A 17-year-old has died after shots were fired into his Shannon home, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:15:06 EST Tribal Council can’t stop foreclosures http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50729244/Tribal-Council-cant-stop-foreclosures RAEFORD — An effort by some Lumbee Tribal Council members Thursday to push through a moratorium on any foreclosures “until further notice” fell short of needed votes. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:54:08 EST Agency questions Hagan in-law on stimulus dollars http://robesonian.com/news/news/50729445/Agency-questions-Hagan-in-law-on-stimulus-dollars RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina agency wants more information from a company co-owned by Sen. Kay Hagan's husband about a federal stimulus grant it received and became an issue in Hagan's unsuccessful re-election bid. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:58:04 EST Quest to honor fallen vet succeeds http://robesonian.com/news/features-news/50722653/Quest-to-honor-fallen-vet-succeeds WASHINGTON, D.C. — This is a story about a journalist who turned a school project into a mission to honor the memory of a fallen Vietnam War veteran from Maxton — and it ends happily. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:58:06 EST Ex-addict taking fight to drugs http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50724334/Ex-addict-taking-fight-to-drugs PEMBROKE — Mike Chavis used to be a drug addict, now he's doing all he can to help those who suffer from the affliction he overcame. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:29:04 EST Dental clinic will open in January, now filling staff http://robesonian.com/news/news/50722625/Dental-clinic-will-open-in-January-now-filling-staff LUMBERTON — East Carolina University officials are looking to fill a few cavities before opening their dental care facility in Lumberton. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:09:03 EST Lumberton parade first in line http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50724198/Lumberton-parade-first-in-line UMBERTON — Lumberton, as is the local holiday tradition, will kick off the cavalcade of Christmas parades across Robeson County with its big event on Saturday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:03:03 EST