Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:26:49 EST 1800 Thursday meeting to address coal ash issue at Weatherspoon LUMBERTON — State legislators will be present at a meeting Thursday of Robeson County residents wanting to get coal ash removed as soon as possible from the site of the former Weatherspoon coal generating plant in Lumberton. The plant, owned and... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:01:15 EST Shootings kill 1, leave 3 injured, including a child LUMBERTON — An early morning shooting on Saturday killed one Lumberton man, seriously injured two others and also injured a 6-year-old, according to the Lumberton Police Department. No arrests have been made. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:26:16 EST Pet of the week Toby is an approximately 1 to 3-year-old domestic short hair. He's a friendly guy who loves to have his head scratched. To see Tobyor the other animals, visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255 Landfill Road in St. Pauls or visit the... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:56:12 EST Groomer makes pets glamorous RED SPRINGS — A recently opened pet grooming service in Red Springs offers everything from traditional clippings to facials and hot oil treatments.The Posh Paws Pet Spa is owned and operated by Amber Saladine. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:36:11 EST United Way exec stepping down LUMBERTON — Sandra Oliver has spent 26 years raising money to give people who don't have much a little bit more. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:21:26 EST Local officials split on bill to honor Graham RALEIGH — Four Democratic legislators who all represent part of Robeson County split their votes on Thursday on a bill that would honor the Rev. Billy Graham with a statue at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:31:19 EST IBM exec opposes religious-freedom bill RALEIGH — Technology giant IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:56:11 EST Exit 22 work stuck in slow lane LUMBERTON — Drivers won't have full use of a new diverging diamond interchange at Exit 22 until mid-summer as the project's contractor is stuck in the slow lane. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:31:15 EST Crime report TheftsStephen Williams reported Thursday that $3,000 worth of turnout gear belonging to the town of Fairmont was stolen from a truck at Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:21:17 EST Photos: River Voices storytelling showcase Photo by James Bass | North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson reads during River Voices on Thursday. The storytelling showcase was the culmination of the Robeson County Arts Council's Arts Cruising series. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:01:30 EST Graham pushing bill that raises dropout age to 18 RALEIGH — State Rep. Charles Graham has filed a bill that would raise the age that a student could drop out of school from 16 to 18. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:16:16 EST McCrory wants $3B bonds referendum$3B-bonds-referendum RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory is proposing the legislature authorize up to $3 billion in debt to pay for scores of road projects and government and campus building construction should North Carolina voters agree to borrow the amounts this... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:41:11 EST Fire guts historic gym RED SPRINGS — Authorities think an arsonist may have started a fire that destroyed the old gymnasium at Highlander Academy, formerly Flora Macdonald Academy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:31:24 EST Duke to build solar farm to power Camp Lejeune RALEIGH (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:36:11 EST Bill seeks to make judicial races partisan once again RALEIGH — Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:31:11 EST Suspect claims to be neo-Nazi, killed man because he was gay RALEIGH (AP) — The man charged with killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he's a neo-Nazi who hates gay people. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:16:12 EST House OKs bill creating statue honoring Graham RALEIGH — A proposal to honor North Carolina favorite son Rev. Billy Graham with a statue in Washington won state House approval Thursday, but not without complaints from Democrats about the process and counter-claims from Republicans that... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:06:11 EST SeHealth holding field day to emphasize good health PEMBROKE — Southeastern Health's Community Health Education Center is hosting a family field day event in Pembroke on Saturday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:46:16 EST Crime report TheftsHarold Jurewicz, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, reported Wednesday that a $670 handgun was stolen from his car at Agri-Supply on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:41:18 EST Model ship exhibit set for Saturday in Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE — The Lifeboats for Warriors Project Modelers Exhibition will be held Saturday at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Fayetteville. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:41:15 EST