Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:01:06 EST 1800 BART holds fundraiser on Saturday LUMBERTON — Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? How about an ugly sweater? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:04 EST Fund hits $35,000 as deadline arrives$35000-as-deadline-arrives There is plenty of good news to share today, which is the last one to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:39:06 EST Former student charged in 1996 murder at N.C. State RALEIGH (AP) — Authorities in Raleigh say they have cracked a cold case and have charged a Concord, North Carolina, man with first-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend almost 20 years ago. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:28:04 EST Chief firemen in Red Springs quits in policy protest RED SPRINGS — The fire chief and other officers of the Red Springs Fire Department have resigned their leadership positions in protest over a proposed change in how firefighters are dispatched to accidents, but say they will continue to serve... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:58:08 EST Proposed fracking rules head to legislature RALEIGH (AP) — A state panel's approval of regulations for fracking should allow North Carolina lawmakers to take the matter up next year on the schedule envisioned by Republican legislative leaders. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:35:03 EST Heil resigns as Purnell Swett football coach PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:05:03 EST Two charged in church thefts RED SPRINGS — Two people have been charged after trying to steal air-conditioning units from two Red Springs churches and a home. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:40:06 EST Seniors welcome to free dinner for Christmas meal LUMBERTON — Seniors in Robeson County are being offered a free Christmas dinner thanks to the Robeson County Church and Community Center, the county's Department of Social Services, elected state and local officials, and businesses from... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:01:07 EST Stocking Fund surges past $25,000 mark$25000-mark There are 17 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund to report, including a $5,000 gift, all of which push the fund's total past $25,000. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:05 EST Bondsman: Scotland deputies abusive LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former lawman with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff's deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:42:07 EST MyRefuge threatened with closure LUMBERTON — A local nonprofit that helps those in need is looking for a helping hand — and the clock is ticking. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:41:05 EST Trains roll for Christmas fun, to help needy RED SPRINGS — The train depot in Red Springs will look a lot like Christmas this weekend in an event designed to provide some family fun and get presents to the needy. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:10:06 EST LendingTree payout puts McCrory on defense RALEIGH — Political analysts from both parties said they had concerns Wednesday about whether North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had been forthcoming about payments of more than $185,000 in cash and stock that he accepted from a Charlotte mortgage... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:35:04 EST Crime report TheftsCandi Oxendine reported Monday that 20 sweatshirts, valued at a total of $300, were stolen from Cracker Barrel on Lackey Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:52:09 EST Council: Townsend violating ethics rule PEMBROKE — Fourteen members of the Lumbee Tribal Council cast votes Tuesday night saying council member Larry Townsend is in violation of the tribe's ethics policy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:07 EST Fairmont board concerned with undesignated funds FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night tabled any action on an ordinance that would ban “sagging” pants within the town in favor of giving more time to the town's annual audit. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:30:04 EST 23 gifts push fund past $16,000 mark$16000-mark That's more like it. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:23:03 EST A Christmas treat Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:35:09 EST Group wants more energy sharing RALEIGH — A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:22:04 EST Two more selected in Car Giveway FAIR BLUFF — Employees from BB&T and Graphic Packaging round out the list of finalists who have a chance to win a new ride this year in the United Way of Robeson County's ninth annual Car Giveaway. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:59:07 EST