Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:50:10 EST 1800 Fair worker shot, killed at a convenience store LUMBERTON — A fair worker is dead after being shot across the street from where the Robeson County Regional Agricultural Fair is set to open in three days.Edward Reiner, a 53-year-old employee of... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:06:02 EST Crime report TheftsDavid Fenicle, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, reported Monday that someone broke into his room at Fairfield Inn on Lackey Street and stole $900 in cash, according to a police report. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:24 EST UNCP students get schooled on the need to vote PEMBROKE — With the Nov. 4 General Election just more than a month away, students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke were urged Monday to get out and vote. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:06 EST 3 charged with drug crimes LUMBERTON — Three people were charged with drug crimes on Saturday, including one who was wanted for similar offenses last month, according to the Sheriff's Office. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:26:07 EST Skies to clear for Pembroke Day fun PEMBROKE — This time, Mother Nature appears to be cooperating. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST Dancers paired for United Way LUMBERTON — Stephanie Chavis, the director of Emergency Services for Robeson County, has a secret weapon going into this year's Dancing with the Robeson County Stars — a county full of fire departments ripe for rehearsals, and maybe... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:06 EST Innocence panel to examine murder case at UNC-Charlotte CHARLOTTE. (AP) — A North Carolina group is reviewing the case of a man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina Charlotte student more than six years ago. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:11:07 EST Fairmont board briefed on water system woes LUMBERTON — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners during a special meeting on Monday got a crash course in a new program that will help the town monitor the age and state of its water and sewer system. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:06 EST Crime report TheftsBrandy Simmons reported Friday that a coat and two pairs of shoes, valued at a total of $79.91, were stolen from Athletic Warehouse on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:06 EST Cummings: Merger proposal has ‘merit’ LUMBERTON — Robeson County Commissioner Raymond Cummings, the chairman of the county's Department of Social Services Board, believes it may not be a bad idea to consider a call for the county to become more involved in overseeing... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:02:05 EST Metcon recognized for safety PEMBROKE — Last week, Metcon Inc. became one of only 23 companies across the state to receive a Building Star award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:07 EST Focused on fiber PEMBROKE — A new exhibit at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's A.D. Gallery showcases the work of seven textile artists from across the country. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:19:06 EST ‘Lizard Lick Towing’ stars to appear at flea market Saturday LUMBERTON — The stars of truTV's popular reality show “Lizard Lick Towing” will visit Robeson County on Saturday as part of a wrestling match at the Lumberton Flea Market. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:17:09 EST Poor health can lead to poor attitude A woman was at her hairdresser getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to hairdresser, who responded: “Rome? Why would anyone want to go to Rome? It's crowded and dirty. So how are you getting... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:27:03 EST Prevention key to stopping viral infections The list of viruses making the headlines seems never ending. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:26:08 EST Gibson Cancer Center welcomes medical oncologist to staff LUMBERTON — Mouna Abouamara, a medical oncologist, has joined Gibson Cancer Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Health. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:26:05 EST Health briefs LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health will sponsor a Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness event on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Biggs Park Mall. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:25:10 EST Program recognized LUMBERTON — A $5,000 grant has been awarded to a Robeson County Health Department program that benefits children with special health care needs. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:24:07 EST Experience is his best teacher LUMBERTON — Tommy Crawford has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder for much of his life, even attempting suicide on three occasions. But, he says, those struggles are what makes him who he is. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:29:03 EST Man killed in accident was from Maxton MAXTON — A man killed by a vehicle while lying on a Raeford road last week has been identified as being a Maxton resident. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:55:04 EST