Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:48:04 EST 1800 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 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... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:54:04 EST Tuberculosis is bigger threat to Robeson County than Ebola Many organizations recently have had drills and training to practice how to react to the Ebola virus, but our head epidemiological disease nurse likes to say, for health care workers, you should worry more about tuberculosis than Ebola. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:06 EST Health briefs Southeastern Health, local churches, Robeson Health Care Corporation, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Enroll America are offering assistance with enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:04 EST Stuff the turkey, not yourself My daughter, Kayla or “KK,” is studying to be a dietitian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also working at a healthy food market called FitStation. On a recent visit, she talked to me about wanting to pitch the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:55:05 EST (No heading) Howard McEachern Sr., 70, LumbertonCorey Bratcher Jr., 18, ShannonMildred Carroll, 74, BladenboroJackie Bryan, 52, Lumberton Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:04 EST 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 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 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