Robesonian- RSS Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:38:55 EST 1800 Reports details why NC teachers quitting RALEIGH (AP) — More North Carolina teachers left the profession last year because they were unhappy or decided to go to another state, a new report found. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:12:07 EST Maxon man critical after being shot once MAXTON — Police are looking for information about a shooting on Thursday that has left a Maxton man in critical condition. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:02 EST Crime report Thefts Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:20:08 EST Britt opposing option to skip on trial by jury LUMBERTON — Despite Robeson County's sluggish court system, District Attorney Johnson Britt opposes a proposed constitutional amendment that is designed to speed up justice by giving all criminal defendants the option to waive a jury trial... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:16:01 EST City man charged with assaulting 72-year-old FAIRMONT — A Lumberton man has been charged with beating and robbing a 72-year-old in Fairmont earlier this month, according to interim Police Chief Kimothy Monroe. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:02 EST Outside interests buying votes As one of the most hotly contested mid-term elections in North Carolina history comes to a close, it's worth noting some of the lessons that we have already learned regardless of who wins and who loses when the votes are counted Tuesday... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:01:06 EST Edge fights for GOP presence on county board LUMBERTON — David Edge hopes that after all the votes cast in the District 6 county commission race on Tuesday are counted, there will still be a Republican on the county Board of Commissioners. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:08:02 EST Mid-term early voting on record pace RALEIGH — Even with one less week of balloting this election, in-person voting continues to outpace levels from the last midterm election in North Carolina and has Democrats guardedly optimistic for results from U.S. Senate down to the... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:01:03 EST Bulldogs bear down Tonight's RobCo FB gamesS. Columbus at Fairmont*Lumberton at ScotlandPurnell Swett at HokeRed Springs at West ColumbusSouth Robeson at Whiteville Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:05:06 EST Finding a rhythm PEMBROKE — It was a tale of two halves for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke mens basketball team Thursday night at the Jones Center, as the Braves came back against Athletes In Action to win 90-83 in the Braves second exhibition game... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:04:03 EST McCrory hints at Medicaid expansion LUMBERTON — State Sen. Michael Walters said this morning that it would be in the best interest of rural counties if Gov. Pat McCrory and other state Republican leaders reverse themselves and expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:53:03 EST Dog-attack victim expected to die LUMBERTON — A relative of an 83-year-old woman attacked by pit bulls during the weekend said doctors will not continue to keep her on life support. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:35:06 EST Students say no to drugs LUMBERTON — Nearly 2,500 students this week pledged to “stomp out” drugs and alcohol abuse. Their commitment comes during Red Ribbon Week, an annual awareness campaign that draws attention to the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:15:04 EST Poll shows Hagan with lead ELON (AP) — Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan is maintaining a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in their race for U.S. Senate in the latest Elon University Poll. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:12:03 EST Crash kills 2, injures 5 in Forsyth County RURAL HALL (AP) — At least two people were killed and eight taken to a hospital after a wreck Thursday in a construction zone on U.S. 52 in Forsyth County, authorities said. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:09:02 EST Brothers charged in Nashville courthouse shootings RALEIGH — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two people in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:07:02 EST Crime report Thefts Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:46:03 EST University education might not be worth the high cost To the Editor, Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:03 EST Where stand the two Jims RALEIGH — As the 2014 election cycle draws to a close, few states have drawn so much national attention as North Carolina, thanks to the tight Hagan-Tillis race, the dramatic turn in state government from blue to red, and our status as a... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:09 EST Smith, White square off for Walters’ seat LUMBERTON — Robeson County voters on Tuesday will choose a new state senator to fill the District 13 seat presently held by Michael Walters of Proctorville. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:58:10 EST