Robesonian- RSS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:35 EST 1800 Let’s have school accountablity week The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:11 EST Red Springs commissioner gets 2nd term on municipality board RALEIGH — Duron Burney, a commissioner in Red Springs, has been appointed to a second term on the North Carolina League of Municipalities' General Government Legislative Action Committee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:12 EST UNCP baseball trio named to preseason All-Region squad PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke pitchers Garrett Hickman and Andy Sullivan joined designated hitter Dalton Knight as representives on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:56:13 EST Child revived after fall into pool LUMBERTON — Robeson County first-responders banded together on Monday to rush a 20-month-old child to the hospital after he fell into a pool. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST Wreck kills 2 parents, teen son Austin, who was a student at Hoke County High School. RAEFORD — A relative of a mother, father and their teenage son who were killed by an impaired driver on Friday says the three wouldn't want others to be sad over the tragic loss. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:18 EST Longtime professor at UNC-Pembroke dies following illness LAURINBURG — A longtime educator who taught for more than a decade at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke died Friday following a short battle with cancer. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:21:13 EST Jail employee won’t face charges LUMBERTON — A Robeson County jail administrator has returned to work after her husband elected not to press charges against her for allegedly shooting him multiple times. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:46:11 EST Gunman robs St. Pauls store ST. PAULS — St. Pauls police are looking for an armed man who robbed a retail store Sunday night. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:41:11 EST Teacher pay back on legislative agenda RALEIGH — The minimum salary for a North Carolina public school teacher almost assuredly will rise next fall. And more opportunities for higher pay for teachers of high-demand subjects or within hard-to-staff schools will receive much... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:36:11 EST Bill Haas escapes trouble to win Humana Challenge LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Bill Haas had a bad feeling.“It felt like a train wreck all coming together,” Haas said. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:56:13 EST Woman charged, gaming machines seized from home SHANNON — Twenty illegal sweepstakes machines were seized from a Shannon home last week, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:56:12 EST Crime report Thefts Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:51:11 EST Grant leads No. 8 Notre Dame past NC State 81-78 in OT RALEIGH (AP) — Jerian Grant got No. 8 Notre Dame back into the game with his scoring. He won it with his defense. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:14 EST Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s 77-68 NEW YORK (AP) — Coach 1K. How grand. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:56:12 EST Man faces charges after accident kills 3 RAEFORD — A St. Pauls man is facing criminal charges after a traffic accident on Friday killed three people from the same family. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:17 EST The Left’s attack on free speech RALEIGH — Freedom of speech is one of the core values of a free society. It ought to be appreciated and protected by Americans across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it is not. And while no party or faction is immune from the temptation... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:56:11 EST Brooks petitions to drop sanctions against Townsend PEMBROKE — Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks has filed a petition with the Lumbee Supreme Court asking that the ethics ordinance used by the Tribal Council to restrict Councilman Larry Townsend from certain council activities be ruled... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:01:12 EST ‘And the nominees aren’t…’ For many years, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert made an annual tradition out of spotlighting movies they felt would go unheralded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their selections were part of a reliably fun “At the Movies”... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:36:12 EST Eight promoted at Sheriff’s Office LUMBERTON — Eight employees with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office received promotions during a ceremony on Friday. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:06:12 EST UNCP names new vice chancellor of HR PEMBROKE ­ — Angela Revels-Bullard was recently made assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Human Resources at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:01:16 EST