Robesonian- RSS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:22:30 EST 1800 Rain can’t stop Easter fun ST. PAULS — For the first time in Susan Hudson's four-year tenure as pastor at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, the church's annual Easter Egg celebration was threatened by rain — though you wouldn't know it by speaking... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hit and miss Officials with the Public Schools of Robeson County collectively hold their breath each year when the state releases information on the use of corporal punishment. Robeson County not only leads North Carolina each year, but by a substantial margin... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Slugfest postponed, games moved to Monday Follow the up-to-the-minute weather updates concerning this weekend's tournament using the hashtag #ROBCOSlugfest on Twitter. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tribe seeks $100,000 gift from county$100000-gift-from-county LUMBERTON — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is expected to ask the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday to donate at least $100,000 to help pay the cost of restoring the N.C. Indian Cultural Center. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Easter a time to count our blessings Last week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. This past weekend I was incredibly lucky and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the grand marshal and honorary starter for the NHRA Four-Wide... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pet of the week Jasmine is a 4-month-old domestic short hair. She is very playful and super loving. Spaying is mandatory with adoption and is free to Robeson County residents. To see Jasmine or the other animals, visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The stupid hounding of Condoleezza Rice If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race and gender that accounts for the hostility to her. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sculptor builds statues from trifles LUMBERTON — One person's trash is Lou Webster's inspiration. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County schools lead with the rod LUMBERTON — If you are a student who was paddled in a public school in North Carolina during the 2012-13 school year, there is a 70 percent chance you live in Robeson County. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rain threat forces officials to ‘assess’ Slugfest plan RED SPRINGS — Jason Suggs spent most of Friday morning shaking his head.A possible schedule change to one of Robeson County's premiere athletic events had PSRC's athletic director irritated. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SLUGFEST SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Swett hopes to continue title game appearance streak RED SPRINGS — William Deese is only in his second year as the Purnell Swett softball coach but he knows that getting to the championship game of the Robeson County Slugfest isn't an easy task. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST SLUGFEST BASEBALL PREVIEW: Red-hot Fairmont deflects pressure as top seed RED SPRINGS — Sandy Thorndyke doesn't lose sleep over what others say about his 2A baseball program at Fairmont. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Robeson County Slugfest schedule, past champions, MVPs ROBESON COUNTY SLUGFEST SCHEDULEBaseball (Saturday's games at Tom Cope Park, Red Springs)No. 3 Lumberton vs. No. 6 Freedom Christian, 10 a.m. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Solomon Herring Solomon HerringLUMBERTON — Solomon “Dick” Herring, 79, of Lumberton, passed away on April 17, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST State adds 19,400 jobs in March RALEIGH — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Marriott breaks ground on new hotel in Lumberton LUMBERTON — A ground-breaking ceremony was held this week at the site of a forthcoming SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Lumberton. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Back to school HOUSTON — Shortly before his death, John W. “Ned” Sampson had nearly become an NBA fan. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report TheftAzizeh Abudaych reported Thursday that someone broke into her car on Village Walk West on Lumberton and stole a $130 leather purse, a $200 Samsung Galaxy tablet, and $200 in cash, according to a police report. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST US still has some growing up to do I spent the past couple of weeks at Beth Israel Hospital, flat on my back and getting all kinds of tests that led to the discovery of what is known as an ablation. I finished my hospital run with a stent inserted in my wrist. It was intended to... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ACA gets it right on maternity insurance Despite early setbacks, millions of people have now enrolled in private insurance plans that meet new standards set by the Affordable Care Act. All of these policies must now cover a broad set of benefits, including prescription drugs, mental health... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST