Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:51 EST 1800 Needy get turkey, the fixin’s LUMBERTON — The Thanksgiving holiday was made brighter Tuesday for people in need of a good meal and fellowship when My Refuge, a nonprofit that operates a soup kitchen in Lumberton, served a Thanksgiving feast for anyone who wanted to enjoy it... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:55:04 EST Gift gives county room for car work LUMBERTON — Robeson County on Tuesday officially unveiled its new Fleet Operations Center, a facility that its director says will handle the county's transportation needs for at least 25 years. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:29:06 EST Two more finalists picked for United Way car event LUMBERTON — Employees from BB&T and Quickie Manufacturing are the latest two finalist in United Way of Robeson County's ninth annual Car Giveaway. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:09 EST Ross details UNCP search plan PEMBROKE — The president of the UNC System laid out a plan on Tuesday for the search committee tasked with finding the next chancellor for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:25:06 EST Man charged with threatening city councilman LUMBERTON — A 28-year-old man has been charged with threatening the life of Lumberton City Councilman John Cantey. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:19:03 EST City Christmas parade airs on TV on Thursday LUMBERTON — Those who couldn't make it to downtown Lumberton on Saturday will have another chance to watch the city's annual Christmas parade from the comfort of their living rooms on Thanksgiving. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:27:06 EST Crime report TheftsElaris Haggins, of Edwards Street, Lumberton, reported a $2,000 blue scooter stolen from 801 E. Second St. on Monday, according to a police report.Vandalism Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:24:03 EST Students help make sure stockings stuffed When 17-year-old Carlos Garcia walked up to the Robeson County Department of Social Services building on Thursday, the line of more than 400 people immediately caught his eye. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:50:03 EST Lawmen following leads in murder of teen student SHANNON — No arrests have been made in the death of a Robeson County teenager who became the fourth student in the Public Schools of Robeson County to die in a three-day span. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:34:13 EST Arts show cruises into Rowland on Saturday ROWLAND — On Saturday, the Robeson County Arts Council will hold the third installment of its monthly Arts Cruising series in Rowland. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:29:04 EST Ferguson ablaze after rioting FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:27:04 EST Mountaire puts chicken on menu LUMBER BRIDGE — Volunteers at Mountaire Farms on Saturday morning bundled up to protect themselves from the 18-degree cold in the parking lot of the Lumber Bridge processing plant and then packed more than 3,500 cardboard boxes with food for... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:22:02 EST Patrol plans crackdown on seat belts during holiday RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina troopers will be cracking down on seat belt violations over Thanksgiving week as travel experts predict more people will be driving on the state's roads. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:00:06 EST Media coalition sues UNC over records RALEIGH — A coalition of North Carolina news organizations sued the state's flagship public university Monday to force it to disclose the nine campus employees fired or disciplined for their roles in a scheme allowing fake classes and... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:54:03 EST Crime report TheftsKayla Watts, of North Walnut Street, Lumberton, reported Friday that a $400 Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver was stolen from her car, according to a police report. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:13 EST 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 Patriot 14 brings IMAX to Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE — Film buffs across Robeson County no longer have to travel to Raleigh to see a movie in immersive IMAX. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:03:04 EST Train back on tracks FAIRMONT — From 1985 to 1989, the Fairmont and Western Locomotive operated out of the converted railroad depot that now houses the Border Belt Farmers Museum and Welcome Center. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:57:04 EST Give the gift of reading The holiday season is in full swing. Pumpkin pie ingredients are prominently displayed at most grocery stores. As the Thanksgiving turkeys roast, fall decorations are quickly swapped out in favor of snowmen, tinsel and Christmas trees. I can guarantee... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:56:04 EST Church starts holiday home tour ORRUM — The usually quiet countryside of Bethesda will become a jubilant and festive place in early December as the community kicks off its Country Christmas Tour of Bethesda Homes. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:54:05 EST