Robesonian- RSS SPORTS?profile=1015 Feed http://robesonian.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 http://robesonian.com/section/SPORTS?profile=1015 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:40:26 EST 1800 Proposed fracking rules head to legislature http://robesonian.com/news/news/50893691/Proposed-fracking-rules-head-to-legislature RALEIGH (AP) — A state panel's approval of regulations for fracking should allow North Carolina lawmakers to take the matter up next year on the schedule envisioned by Republican legislative leaders. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:35:03 EST Fund hits $35,000 as deadline arrives http://robesonian.com/news/news/50887379/Fund-hits-$35000-as-deadline-arrives There is plenty of good news to share today, which is the last one to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:20:06 EST Heil resigns as Purnell Swett football coach http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-sports/50886834/Heil-resigns-as-Purnell-Swett-football-coach PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:05:03 EST Two charged in church thefts http://robesonian.com/news/news/50888156/Two-charged-in-church-thefts RED SPRINGS — Two people have been charged after trying to steal air-conditioning units from two Red Springs churches and a home. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:40:06 EST Suppression claim goes poof http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50880484/Suppression-claim-goes-poof RALEIGH — Liberals are desperate to prove that North Carolina's new election law constitutes the second coming of Jim Crow-era voter suppression. Their desperation reflects three desires. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:09 EST Seniors welcome to free dinner for Christmas meal http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50854986/Seniors-welcome-to-free-dinner-for-Christmas-meal LUMBERTON — Seniors in Robeson County are being offered a free Christmas dinner thanks to the Robeson County Church and Community Center, the county's Department of Social Services, elected state and local officials, and businesses from... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:01:07 EST Reaching past the Rams http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50885362/Reaching-past-the-Rams 2014 Robeson County ShootoutGirls bracketFirst round, WednesdayDillon 73, Richmond 25South Robeson 48, Fairmont 23Lumberton 59, St. Pauls 16 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:50:05 EST Pirates bring the pressure http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50885378/Pirates-bring-the-pressure Boys bracketFirst round, WednesdayRichmond 74, Dillon 69Fairmont 86, South Robeson 46Lumberton 80, St. Pauls 60Red Springs 64, Purnell Swett 58 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:50:04 EST Bondsman: Scotland deputies abusive http://robesonian.com/news/news/50882316/Bondsman:-Scotland-deputies-abusive LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former lawman with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff's deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:42:07 EST MyRefuge threatened with closure http://robesonian.com/news/news/50882292/MyRefuge-threatened-with-closure LUMBERTON — A local nonprofit that helps those in need is looking for a helping hand — and the clock is ticking. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:41:05 EST Trains roll for Christmas fun, to help needy http://robesonian.com/news/features-news/50880072/Trains-roll-for-Christmas-fun-to-help-needy RED SPRINGS — The train depot in Red Springs will look a lot like Christmas this weekend in an event designed to provide some family fun and get presents to the needy. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:10:06 EST Stocking Fund surges past $25,000 mark http://robesonian.com/news/news/50880058/Stocking-Fund-surges-past-$25000-mark There are 17 new gifts to The Empty Stocking Fund to report, including a $5,000 gift, all of which push the fund's total past $25,000. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:08:07 EST LendingTree payout puts McCrory on defense http://robesonian.com/news/news/50886725/LendingTree-payout-puts-McCrory-on-defense RALEIGH — Political analysts from both parties said they had concerns Wednesday about whether North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had been forthcoming about payments of more than $185,000 in cash and stock that he accepted from a Charlotte mortgage... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:35:04 EST Brooks, Townsend exit would be good start at The Turtle http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50881820/Brooks-Townsend-exit-would-be-good-start-at-The-Turtle “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” — Lord Action Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:58:08 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50880987/Crime-report TheftsCandi Oxendine reported Monday that 20 sweatshirts, valued at a total of $300, were stolen from Cracker Barrel on Lackey Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:52:09 EST Council: Townsend violating ethics rule http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50879707/Council:-Townsend-violating-ethics-rule PEMBROKE — Fourteen members of the Lumbee Tribal Council cast votes Tuesday night saying council member Larry Townsend is in violation of the tribe's ethics policy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:07 EST Full Three Rivers Conference football awards http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50879961/Full-Three-Rivers-Conference-football-awards Offensive Player of the Year: Terrin Manning (Whiteville)Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew Powell (Whiteville) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:05 EST Fairmont leads 3 Rivers awards http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50873425/Fairmont-leads-3-Rivers-awards FAIRMONT — The Fairmont football team led the way for Robeson County in the Three Rivers Conference this season, finishing the season second among 2A schools and third in the final standings. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:36:05 EST UNCP forward Miles named All-Region for 2nd time in career http://robesonian.com/news/localsports1-sports/50874161/UNCP-forward-Miles-named-All-Region-for-2nd-time-in-career KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior Sam Miles was one of 11 Peach Belt Conference soccer players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Southeast Region squad. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:36:04 EST Fairmont board concerned with undesignated funds http://robesonian.com/news/news/50877980/Fairmont-board-concerned-with-undesignated-funds FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night tabled any action on an ordinance that would ban “sagging” pants within the town in favor of giving more time to the town's annual audit. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:30:04 EST