Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:35:44 EST 1800 Committee picked to search for next UNCP chancellor http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50735582/Committee-picked-to-search-for-next-UNCP-chancellor PEMBROKE — A 19-member search committee was named Friday by the The University of North Carolina at Pembroke noard of trustees to find the person who will replace Chancellor Kyle R. Carter. Carter announced his retirement, to become effective on... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:01:06 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/news/50729976/ Howard McEachern Sr., 70, LumbertonCorey Bratcher Jr., 18, ShannonMildred Carroll, 74, BladenboroJackie Bryan, 52, Lumberton Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:04 EST City ushers in holiday spirit http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50737708/City-ushers-in-holiday-spirit LUMBERTON — The Christmas season arrived in Robeson County on Saturday as scores of people looking to get into the holiday spirit lined the streets from downtown Lumberton to Biggs Park Mall for the annual Lumberton Christmas... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:28:03 EST Festival of Trees returns http://robesonian.com/news/health/50707091/Festival-of-Trees-returns LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice's annual Festival of Trees will celebrate the theme of “Here Comes Christmas” during this year's event, which begins on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:28:03 EST City task force targeting gangs http://robesonian.com/news/news/50723379/City-task-force-targeting-gangs LUMBERTON — Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill says a Special Enforcement team formed last month to crack down on gang activity has reduced crime overall in the city, and he hopes to take the initiative countywide. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:11 EST Public deserves to know if candidate no shows http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50737092/Public-deserves-to-know-if-candidate-no-shows RALEIGH — Newspapers never have been hesitant to shame a public official into appropriate behavior. It's a time-honored tradition. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:54:03 EST It’s a time for all of us to count our blessings http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50733555/Its-a-time-for-all-of-us-to-count-our-blessings This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:50:04 EST Braves roll http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50734949/Braves-roll PEMBROKE — For nearly 30 minutes, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (3-0) basketball team looked and played like the better team on the court against Fayetteville State (1-2). Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:05:02 EST Purnell Swett swept by Pine Forest http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50735735/Purnell-Swett-swept-by-Pine-Forest FAYETTEVILLE — The Purnell Swett boys basketball team got down early to Pine Forest on Friday night and couldn't fight its way back into the game as they fell on the road 56-38. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:04:08 EST Tornadoes get energized http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50735966/Tornadoes-get-energized FAIRMONT — Going into Friday's season-opening win against Lumberton, new Fairmont basketball coach Montrell McNair didn't want to give the tall and lanky Pirates too many easy looks. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:01:08 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50731504/Crime-report TheftsAngela Irons, of East Fifth Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that her $100 phone was stolen from her residence, according to a police report. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:07 EST Provisional count doesn’t change Lumbee election results http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50732558/Provisional-count-doesnt-change-Lumbee-election-results PEMBROKE — A count of provisional votes on Friday did not change the results of Tuesday's Tribal Council election results for District 7. Bill James Brewington remains the winner of the seat currently held by Terry... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:59:04 EST Republicans gather to pick new speaker http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733221/Republicans-gather-to-pick-new-speaker RALEIGH — Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:56:02 EST UNC dean stepping down http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733185/UNC-dean-stepping-down CHAPEL HILL (AP) — The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is stepping down at the end of the current school year. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:05 EST NC jobless rate drops to 6.3 percent http://robesonian.com/news/news/50733123/NC-jobless-rate-drops-to-6.3-percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate in October dropped to 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in September, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:46:08 EST ACA a life-saver for this lady http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50732931/ACA-a-life-saver-for-this-lady You'd never know it from the overheated political rhetoric of the Right these days, but thousands of people in North Carolina have been signing up for health care coverage since the new enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act began last... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:38:06 EST Biggs named to Golden LEAF board http://robesonian.com/news/news/50731156/Biggs-named-to-Golden-LEAF-board LUMBERTON — Local businessman Murchison “Bo” Biggs, has been appointed to serve on the board of the state Golden LEAF Foundation, which works to promote the economies of areas that were hurt by the loss of tobacco-related... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:22:04 EST Phantom Ball seeking donations http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50730784/Phantom-Ball-seeking-donations LUMBERTON — You're not invited to the Robeson County Community Foundation's fifth annual Phantom Ball. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:14:03 EST Former fire chief accused of stealing more than $100,000 http://robesonian.com/news/news/50729587/Former-fire-chief-accused-of-stealing-more-than-$100000 MAXTON — A former chief of the Pembroke Rural Fire Department has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the department, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:49:04 EST Enforcing immigration laws will solve a lot of problems http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinon/50731381/Enforcing-immigration-laws-will-solve-a-lot-of-problems To the Editor,Do we really have a broken immigration system or do we have a broken immigration law enforcement system? Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:39:08 EST