Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:47:03 EST 1800 3 face drug charges in separate cases LUMBERTON — Three people have been charged with drug crimes following separate busts by the Robeson County's Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:48:04 EST SeHealth joins effort to register new voters LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health and the Robeson County Board of Elections will partner to register voters on Tuesday, which is National Voter Registration Day. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:40:13 EST Stephens wants more DSS control LUMBERTON — Commissioner Jerry Stephens wants the county to become more involved in overseeing operations at the county's Department of Social Services. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:28:03 EST Tribe told to end veterans services PEMBROKE — Services that have been offered for years to Lumbee veterans through the Lumbee Tribal Government can no longer be funded by federal money provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:50:04 EST Tobacco buyout comes to end LUMBERTON — The federal tobacco buyout program is coming to an end, pulling millions of dollars from an already fading industry once known as Robeson County's “cash crop.” Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:50:03 EST Judge clears way for private school grants RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has decided students approved for publicly-funded scholarships to attend private schools this fall can receive the money even as a trial court judge struck down the program as... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:04 EST Charges dropped against protestors RALEIGH — The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:49:08 EST Bank takes control of Rockingham racetrack ROCKINGHAM — A bank has taken control of the Rockingham Speedway as foreclosure proceedings against the owners work their way through the court system. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:42:03 EST NC jobless rate up for second straight month RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate increased for the second straight month to 6.8 percent in August, pushing it further above the national jobless rate. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:41:07 EST Woman charged with obstruction LUMBERTON — A Red Springs woman's plan to get her boyfriend out of jail backfired when she ended up behind bars for obstructing justice. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:16:09 EST Crime report TheftsHui Lin reported Thursday that a customer left Golden City restaurant on Kahn Drive in Lumberton without paying for an unknown amount of food, according to a police report. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:07:03 EST 220 pets fixed during SNIP initiative PEMBROKE — Approximately 220 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered at a discount price at six area animal hospitals during the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association's biannual SNIP program, marking a decrease from the 397 animals... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:09 EST Woodmen open Pembroke office PEMBROKE — Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society will dedicate a new location in Pembroke on Saturday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:33:07 EST City police get 15 new rides LUMBERTON — Nothing turns an adult male into a kid again quicker than a new ride.Lumberton police were outwardly giddy on Thursday as they took for a spin 15 new Dodge Chargers. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:43:07 EST Man killed in single-vehicle accident LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man was killed early Thursday when his vehicle, which was traveling almost twice the speed limit, struck a utility pole and overturned, according to the state Highway Patrol. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:12 EST Think tank complains to BOE about fracking advertisements RALEIGH — A conservative think tank filed a formal complaint Thursday with the State Board of Elections about advertisements and mailers attributed to a coalition of environmental advocacy groups that criticized the pro-fracking votes of several... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:08:07 EST India company to bring 1,200 IT jobs to Cary CARY — Indian information technology services company HCL Technologies said Thursday its American subsidiary will add about 1,200 jobs in North Carolina over the next five years by continuing to prepare not-fully-ready workers to fill the IT... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:01:08 EST Craigslist killers sentenced to life SUNBURY, Pa. — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their “permanent removal” from society is appropriate. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:00:07 EST McCrory signs 2 bills into law, allows 3rd without signature RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday wrapped up his actions on legislation left on his desk by the North Carolina General Assembly when it adjourned last month, signing two more measures but allowing a third to become law without his... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:47:13 EST McCrory gets pardon request RALEIGH — Two men recently freed from prison after 30 years have applied for pardons of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:04 EST