Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:58:45 EST 1800 Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/308617/Crime-report TheftsCarol Holmes reported Monday that six issues of The Robesonian, valued at $1.50 each, were stolen from Sunoco on Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, according to a police report. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Robesonian launches new website http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/309233/The-Robesonian-launches-new-website The Robesonian is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making robesonian.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST HUD suspends housing head http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/306272/HUD-suspends-housing-head LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday suspended Housing Authority Director Ronald Oxendine without pay until completion of an investigation into the Housing Authority's procurement policies and procedures is... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman finds husband dead at door of home http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/307245/Woman-finds-husband-dead-at-door-of-home LUMBERTON — Sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what killed a 40-year-old man found dead by his wife at the door of their Lumberton home, according to a statement from the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘The Boys and Girls Club saves lives’ http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/303772/The-Boys-and-Girls-Club-saves-lives PEMBROKE — Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, as well as blood types. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST March of Dimes to hold kick-off event Tuesday http://robesonian.com/news/news/302744/March-of-Dimes-to-hold-kick-off-event-Tuesday LUMBERTON — The March of Dimes will hold a kick-off event at Biggs Park Mall on Tuesday to promote its upcoming Lumber River March for Babies fundraiser. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/303013/Crime-report Thefts Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Woman charged in stabbing; man critical http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/302428/Woman-charged-in-stabbing;-man-critical LUMBERTON — A 26-year-old St. Pauls woman has been charged in a dispute at a Lumberton home that nearly killed a Tabor City man, according to Lumberton police. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Firemen’s group meets Tuesday http://robesonian.com/news/news/5214167/Firemens-group-meets-Tuesday LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Firefighter's Relief Fund board of trustees will meet on Tuesday. The board is expected to review its financial report with city and fire department staff. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Leaders, educators tour Maxton solar farm http://robesonian.com/news/business/5304908/Leaders-educators-tour-Maxton-solar-farm MAXTON — Local officials, business leaders and educators were treated to a tour of the O2 Energies solar farm in Maxton on Wednesday, an event that the solar company's president said he hopes will bring attention to the educational... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Traffic stop on county’s agenda http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/5321186/Traffic-stop-on-countys-agenda LUMBERTON — After several years of monitoring traffic flow at the intersection of N.C. 72 and Union Chapel Road, the state Department of Transportation is recommending that the intersection become an all-way stop. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Senate bill limts sales-tax options http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/5314811/Senate-bill-limts-sales-tax-options LUMBERTON — A proposal pending in the state Senate that places a cap on the amount of local sales taxes a county can collect would kill plans by Robeson County officials to fund new jail construction by increasing the county's local sales... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer internships nurture careers in Healthcare http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/5316962/Summer-internships-nurture-careers-in-Healthcare PEMBROKE — The 10 undergraduates who participated in The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Clinical Summer Internship Program are poised to become health care professionals of the future. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Petsense has plenty to offer local pet owners http://robesonian.com/news/business/5281906/Petsense-has-plenty-to-offer-local-pet-owners LUMBERTON — A new retailer in Lumberton hopes to become a one-stop destination for pet owners across Robeson County. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local litigator honored http://robesonian.com/news/business/5307462/Local-litigator-honored RALEIGH — ­ For the third year in a row, Catharine Biggs Arrowood, a Lumberton native and partner with the Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein law firm in Raleigh, has been included in Benchmark Litigation's annual list of the Top 250 Women... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Applications being accepted for grants to promote tourism http://robesonian.com/news/business/5307366/Applications-being-accepted-for-grants-to-promote-tourism LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Visitors Bureau is accepting grant applications from nonprofits to promote travel and tourism to the city. Grants will be awarded in three categories, including production and printing of brochures, production and... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Outback holds 5K run http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/5307228/Outback-holds-5K-run LUMBERTON — On Saturday Robeson County residents are being invited to take part in a good old-fashioned Australian walkabout, or perhaps more accurately, a “run-about,” as Lumberton's Outback Steakhouse holds its first ever... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST From summer to fall http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/5305472/From-summer-to-fall The dog days of summer are upon us and for many that means rest and relaxation, but there exists that subset of thrill seekers who see the summer months as an opportunity to take chances and push themselves to the limit. This is the first in an... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Silvers returns for Book ‘Em event http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/5285372/Silvers-returns-for-Book-Em-event The Book 'Em North Carolina team has been hard at work preparing for the 2015 event, and it's always a thrill when authors want to return year after year. One of those authors is Christie Silvers, who travels to Lumberton each year from... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nurse practitioner’s quick thinking saves Lumberton teen http://robesonian.com/news/health/5304565/Nurse-practitioners-quick-thinking-saves-Lumberton-teen CLARKTON — Dakota Winstead had almost gotten used to having migraines. But over the course of time, those migraines came more often, lasted too long and brought on other symptoms. That's when he was all but forced to get it checked out,... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST