Robesonian- RSS news Feed http://robesonian.com/section/news http://robesonian.com/section/news Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:57:11 EST 1800 Clinics offer rabies shots for only $5 http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50186631/Clinics-offer-rabies-shots-for-only-$5 LUMBERTON — Beginning Monday, the Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association will hold a week-long Rabies Vaccination Clinic at all 32 fire departments across the county. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:51:06 EST Deaths ruled as murder-suicide http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50186683/Deaths-ruled-as-murder-suicide LUMBERTON — The death of a local pastor and his wife earlier this week appears to have been a murder-suicide. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:35:07 EST Summer recess ends for schools http://robesonian.com/news/news-news_education/50179144/Summer-recess-ends-for-schools LUMBERTON — Tens of thousands of students and educators from across the county are getting themselves ready for a new school year, though some may be more ready for than others. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:49:06 EST Schedule set for fireworks show http://robesonian.com/news/news/50171293/Schedule-set-for-fireworks-show LUMBERTON — Lumberton's annual fireworks show will, for the most part, go on as originally scheduled but just a couple of months late. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:12:12 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50186651/Crime-report TheftsNatesha Boaz reported Thursday that a Dr. Pepper soda, valued at $1.25, was stolen from Family Dollar on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:19:07 EST Tribe ponders priority plan for housing http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50183573/Tribe-ponders-priority-plan-for-housing PEMBROKE — A proposal that would prioritize the application process for receiving housing rehabilitation services from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina was sent back Thursday to the council's Housing Committee after concerns were raised... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:02:11 EST State BOE upholds county plan http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50179547/State-BOE-upholds-county-plan RALEIGH — The state Board of Elections on Thursday upheld the plan of the Robeson County Board of Elections to open two satellite sites during early voting for the November General Election and not to offer one day of Sunday voting during that... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:23:09 EST Wreck kills mother, 2-year-old child http://robesonian.com/news/news/50185580/Wreck-kills-mother-2-year-old-child LUMBERTON — A 23-year-old Maxton woman and her 2-year-old son were killed in a wreck near Pembroke early Thursday morning, according to the state Highway Patrol. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:04:04 EST No information on death cause for pastor, wife http://robesonian.com/news/news/50185288/No-information-on-death-cause-for-pastor-wife LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has not yet made a determination on how a local pastor and his wife were killed on Wednesday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:38:04 EST Car show to raise money to fight autism http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50179471/Car-show-to-raise-money-to-fight-autism FAIRMONT — Auto enthusiasts from across Robeson County will flaunt their cars, trucks and motorcycles for a good cause on Saturday during the third annual Showin' Off for Autism event in Fairmont. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:42:05 EST Judge says new voucher program is illegal http://robesonian.com/news/news/50185049/Judge-says-new-voucher-program-is-illegal RALEIGH — A new school voucher program for low-income families was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:06:06 EST Saturday benefit to help ailing firefighter http://robesonian.com/news/news/50171238/Saturday-benefit-to-help-ailing-firefighter LUMBERTON — A Kidney Walk is planned for Saturday at Luther Britt Park for firefighter Gene Martin, whose kidneys are failing. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:01:03 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50178798/Crime-report TheftsPaula McMillan, of the Lumberton Police Department, reported Wednesday that someone broke into a car belonging to the city of Lumberton and stole a Taser, according to a police report. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:52:04 EST State hears elections appeal today http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50176799/State-hears-elections-appeal-today LUMBERTON — The state Board of Elections will decide today whether to include Red Springs as a satellite early voting site in Robeson County for the November General Election. It also will consider whether Robeson County voters would benefit by... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:35:05 EST Minister, wife found dead outside home http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50178682/Minister-wife-found-dead-outside-home LUMBERTON — Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said autopsies will be performed today to determine the cause of death for a local minister and his wife whose bodies were found outside of their Lumberton home Wednesday... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:28:06 EST Commission gets earful from fracking foes http://robesonian.com/news/news/50176919/Commission-gets-earful-from-fracking-foes RALEIGH — Hundreds attended a public meeting Wednesday in Raleigh on rules for hydraulic fracturing drilling in North Carolina, with many voicing opposition and some even breaking into anti-fracking songs at the podium. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:40:03 EST Legislators stroke coal-ash deal, head home http://robesonian.com/news/news/50176903/Legislators-stroke-coal-ash-deal-head-home RALEIGH — North Carolina's legislature finally wrapped up its two-year session Wednesday after passing a coal ash cleanup measure, but falling short on goals involving Medicaid and a budget fix with teacher assistant funds. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:32:04 EST Vigil on Thursday honors victims http://robesonian.com/news/news/50172021/Vigil-on-Thursday-honors-victims LUMBERTON — A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday to honor homicide, domestic violence and drunk driving victims. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:40:05 EST Man charged with assaulting brother with car http://robesonian.com/news/news/50171626/Man-charged-with-assaulting-brother-with-car LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man has been arrested four months after intentionally hitting his older brother with his car in a dispute over rent money, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:18:08 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50171472/Crime-report TheftsLinda Locklear, of R and L Drive, Lumberton, reported Monday that her $5 wallet and various bank and identification cards were stolen on Halsey Street, according to a police report. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:13:07 EST