Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:17:52 EST 1800 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 09:11:12 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 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 the North Carolina League of Municipalities' General Government Legislative Action Committee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:41:13 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 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 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 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 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 Recordkeeping key for farm success In order to get ready for the 2015 farm season, it is important for farm managers to have in place a complete and accurate farm records system in order to make informed management decisions that will help maintain or improve farm business... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:01:15 EST The high cost of smoking cigarettes LUMBERTON — Tobacco once brought tens of millions of dollars into Robeson County each year. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:51:15 EST Heart Disease in Women: A Wake-Up Call Every minute in the United States, someone's wife, mother, daughter or sister dies from heart disease, stroke, or another form of cardiovascular disease. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:16:14 EST Lung cancer lifesaver LUMBERTON — Doctors have developed a test that can catch lung cancer early, and possibly save more lives. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:16:11 EST Pet of the week Raisin is an approximately 2- to 3-year-old shepherd/Carolina dog mix. She is friendly and will make a good companion. To see Raisin or the other animals, visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255 Landfill Road in St. Pauls or visit the Robeson... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:31:11 EST DA: Capital cases expensive, lengthy LUMBERTON — Robeson County's district attorney says a hold on executions in North Carolina does not deter his office from pursuing the death penalty, but an overwhelming backlog of pending murder cases makes capital cases, which are costly... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:26:12 EST Graham to head Rural Caucus RALEIGH — State Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 encompasses most of Robeson County, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the House Democrats' Rural Caucus.Graham was appointed by Rep. Larry Hall, of Durham. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:56:12 EST Reception to raise money for Graham PEMBROKE — A pre-session reception is being held Monday to raise money to support state Rep. Charles Graham. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Porter Plaza, 719 Old Main Road, in Pembroke. Graham represents House District 47, which... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:51:12 EST DNA frees Bladen man after 4 decades WHITEVILLE — A 70-year-old Bladen County man wrongly convicted of the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter walked out of prison Friday, saying he was looking forward to sleeping in a real bed and maybe swimming in a pool. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:41:11 EST