Robesonian- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:06:20 EST 1800 Rowland next up in parade line http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50768898/Rowland-next-up-in-parade-line ROWLAND — The cavalcade of holiday parades across Robeson County will continue Saturday when Rowland holds its annual parade and Christmas Festival. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:38:07 EST Two charged with killing elderly Fayetteville men http://robesonian.com/news/news/50769014/Two-charged-with-killing-elderly-Fayetteville-men FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after two elderly men living about 15 miles from each other were robbed and killed earlier this week in their homes near Fayetteville. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:08:07 EST Holiday season returns cynical politics http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50766118/Holiday-season-returns-cynical-politics The holiday season is upon us and that means another annual event is here again too, the once-a-year appeal by political leaders to help the same low-income people their policies ignore or punish the rest of the year. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:08:05 EST Too soon to panic on budget http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50766060/Too-soon-to-panic-on-budget RALEIGH — According to the latest monthly report from State Controller Linda Combs, the state of North Carolina has collected about $6.5 billion in General Fund revenue during the first four months of the 2014-15 fiscal year. That's a lot... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:48:04 EST Haskins kicks through UNCP record books http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50722253/Haskins-kicks-through-UNCP-record-books PEMBROKE — Connor Haskins knows his stats. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:04 EST St. Pauls takes a new approach http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50704684/St.-Pauls-takes-a-new-approach ST. PAULS — There have been a lot of changes at St. Pauls when it comes to boys basketball this season and amidst it all is a sense of change. A sense that last year's 3-19 season is behind. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:39:02 EST Sunshine on Thanksgiving menu http://robesonian.com/news/news/50759928/Sunshine-on-Thanksgiving-menu LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents can add one more thing to their list of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving — a little sunshine. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:43:09 EST DSS to provide heating-bill help http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50760040/DSS-to-provide-heating-bill-help LUMBERTON — With colder weather on the horizon, it's time again that federal money is available for those needing help in paying their heating bills. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:43:07 EST An A-Z guide on what to be thankful for http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50760034/An-A-Z-guide-on-what-to-be-thankful-for On this Thanksgiving, we hope your life is so blessed that there is no shortage of things to be thankful for today. If not, it's probably because you haven't looked hard enough so perhaps we can be useful there. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:22:04 EST Retailer await shopper onslaught http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50759856/Retailer-await-shopper-onslaught LUMBERTON — Shoppers across Robeson County will barely have enough time to digest their turkey before today's Black Friday sales begin. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:44:05 EST Reward offered for information in Hoke murder http://robesonian.com/news/news/50751629/Reward-offered-for-information-in-Hoke-murder RAEFORD — The Hoke County Sheriff's Office is looking to Robeson County for help in finding the person who killed a Hoke County 16-year-old last year — and has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to a... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:06:05 EST St. Pauls man charged with indecent exposure http://robesonian.com/news/news/50759783/St.-Pauls-man-charged-with-indecent-exposure ST. PAULS — A St. Pauls man has been charged with exposing himself to a woman and her daughters outside of a local convenience store. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:03:03 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50760619/Crime-report VandalismJoey Tyler, of Brandon's Road, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that $400 in damage was done to his window screens during an attempted break-in, according to a police report. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:59:07 EST Be thankful for your meal today http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50760312/Be-thankful-for-your-meal-today As Thanksgiving arrives, it is important to remember the one in five North Carolina households that face food insecurity and struggle to put wholesome meals on their dinner tables. Due to a lack of resources, on any given day, these families face... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:08:05 EST Trends don’t favor Democrats http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50744338/Trends-dont-favor-Democrats Is President Obama trying to destroy his party by unilaterally granting essential amnesty to illegal immigrants? His executive actions are unique. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:03:05 EST Needy get turkey, the fixin’s http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50759275/Needy-get-turkey-the-fixins LUMBERTON — The Thanksgiving holiday was made brighter Tuesday for people in need of a good meal and fellowship when My Refuge, a nonprofit that operates a soup kitchen in Lumberton, served a Thanksgiving feast for anyone who wanted to enjoy it... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:55:04 EST Gift gives county room for car work http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50759336/Gift-gives-county-room-for-car-work LUMBERTON — Robeson County on Tuesday officially unveiled its new Fleet Operations Center, a facility that its director says will handle the county's transportation needs for at least 25 years. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:29:06 EST Two more finalists picked for United Way car event http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50757967/Two-more-finalists-picked-for-United-Way-car-event LUMBERTON — Employees from BB&T and Quickie Manufacturing are the latest two finalist in United Way of Robeson County's ninth annual Car Giveaway. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:09 EST Ferguson gives Americans a sad look into mirror http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/50751612/Ferguson-gives-Americans-a-sad-look-into-mirror There is so much wrong about what went on in Ferguson, Mo., and what is continuing in that town that sits beside St. Louis. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:59:04 EST Tuesday’s basketball roundup: A struggle to survive http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50758247/Tuesdays-basketball-roundup:-A-struggle-to-survive PEMBROKE — It wasn't pretty, but for the Purnell Swett girls basketball team, it was a win.After 37 turnovers and 24 team fouls, the Rams survived to beat an inspired South Robeson 44-41. 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