Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:49:12 EST 1800 Veterans get to air their concerns http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50410145/Veterans-get-to-air-their-concerns Local veterans last week had their chance to let regional Veterans Affairs officials know what they think about medical services they receive at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center and the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Pembroke, and... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:28:09 EST Seven more decisions that hurt http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50412044/Seven-more-decisions-that-hurt Last week we told you about seven bad decisions made by the General Assembly that have received very little attention amid all the back and forth about education cuts, the refusal to expand Medicaid, the massive tax breaks for the wealthy... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:21 EST ‘Motivated to make history’ http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50409962/Motivated-to-make-history RED SPRINGS — The St. Pauls soccer team wasn't the quickest out of the gate in Tuesday's rivalry game with Red Springs. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:50:10 EST Building positive momentum http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50410166/Building-positive-momentum ST. PAULS — For the St. Pauls volleyball team, there is a different feel to matches now than there was at the beginning of the season.Winning can cure the blues and for the Bulldogs, so can being competitive. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:50:08 EST NAACP questions teen’s death http://robesonian.com/news/news/50404793/NAACP-questions-teens-death BLADENBORO — The Bladen County district attorney says there is no evidence of foul play in the death of a 17-year-old found hanged last month — a case that has garnered the attention of the state NAACP. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:49:04 EST Pembroke mayor on mend following open-heart surgery http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50411932/Pembroke-mayor-on-mend-following-open-heart-surgery PEMBROKE — A familiar face will be missing today as The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the town celebrate their relationship during Pembroke Day. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:56:06 EST Teen charged in fair worker’s death http://robesonian.com/news/news/50411986/Teen-charged-in-fair-workers-death LUMBERTON — A 19-year-old has been charged with shooting and killing a fair worker across the street from where the Robeson County Regional Agricultural Fair is set to open in two days. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:31:05 EST Student shot at NC school; suspect surrenders to police http://robesonian.com/news/news/50411846/Student-shot-at-NC-school;-suspect-surrenders-to-police ALBEMARLE (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:48:05 EST Christians rally against gay marriage http://robesonian.com/news/news/50411836/Christians-rally-against-gay-marriage RALEIGH — Conservative Christians vowed Tuesday to fight to keep marriage in North Carolina between a man and a woman, despite Attorney General Roy Cooper's unwillingness to defend a state law that defines it as such and a judicial trend... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:16 EST Defending elections laws costly for NC http://robesonian.com/news/news/50411734/Defending-elections-laws-costly-for-NC RALEIGH — The legal bills keep mounting for outside attorneys to defend changes to North Carolina election law, which critics call the toughest in the country. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:35:05 EST Body pulled from creek in Columbus http://robesonian.com/news/news/50411719/Body-pulled-from-creek-in-Columbus WHITEVILLE (AP) — Detectives in Columbus County are investigating the discovery of a body in a Whiteville creek. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:27:06 EST Perhaps less will be more for the downtown area http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50406291/Perhaps-less-will-be-more-for-the-downtown-area “When you're alone and life is making you lonelyYou can always go, downtownWhen you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:20:04 EST School bus cameras keep eye on violators http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/50408135/School-bus-cameras-keep-eye-on-violators On Tuesday, Eddie O'Connell showed Raymond Cummings, director of Transportation for the Public Schools of Robeson County, and Dwayne Black how clearly the new G4 Viewer can identify a person passing a stopped school bus. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:50:09 EST Ex-schools chief win state’s Line Leaf Pine http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/50399940/Ex-schools-chief-win-states-Line-Leaf-Pine FAIRMONT — Leon Moore McLean, a former superintendent of Fairmont schools and a longtime educator, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine recently. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:50:07 EST Fair worker shot, killed at a convenience store http://robesonian.com/news/news/50405474/Fair-worker-shot-killed-at-a-convenience-store LUMBERTON — A fair worker is dead after being shot across the street from where the Robeson County Regional Agricultural Fair is set to open in three days.Edward Reiner, a 53-year-old employee of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:06:02 EST What’s up with global warming? Not much http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50406239/Whats-up-with-global-warming-Not-much RALEIGH — The Watts Up With That blog reports that the no-global-warming trend now stands at 17 years, 11 months. This is in spite of the fact that carbon dioxide emissions and atmospheric concentrations have continued to increase throughout... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:04 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50406042/Crime-report TheftsDavid Fenicle, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, reported Monday that someone broke into his room at Fairfield Inn on Lackey Street and stole $900 in cash, according to a police report. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:24 EST UNCP students get schooled on the need to vote http://robesonian.com/news/news/50404410/UNCP-students-get-schooled-on-the-need-to-vote PEMBROKE — With the Nov. 4 General Election just more than a month away, students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke were urged Monday to get out and vote. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:06 EST 3 charged with drug crimes http://robesonian.com/news/news/50400869/3-charged-with-drug-crimes LUMBERTON — Three people were charged with drug crimes on Saturday, including one who was wanted for similar offenses last month, according to the Sheriff's Office. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:26:07 EST Skies to clear for Pembroke Day fun http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50401217/Skies-to-clear-for-Pembroke-Day-fun PEMBROKE — This time, Mother Nature appears to be cooperating. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST