Robesonian- RSS Feed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:17:50 EST 1800 Field conditions move Slugfest to St. Pauls ST. PAULS — A wet spring has caused a major change to the annual Robeson County Slugfest baseball and softball tournaments, which are set to begin play on Saturday. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:21:14 EST House easily votes that legal notices stay in newspapers RALEIGH — The more options there are for the public to know what is going on in government, the more everyone benefits, state Rep. Garland Pierce, a Democrat who represents parts of Robeson County, said this morning. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:01:16 EST Rams hold off Patriots PEMBROKE — Locked in a pitchers' duel, it was the defense behind the mound that made the difference in Monday night's baseball game between Purnell Swett and Pinecrest. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:06:16 EST Getting to know local trainers In honor of National Athletic Training Month, The Robesonian and Southeastern Health have partnered to help acknowledge the athletic training staff responsible for helping keep high school athletes safe on the field and helping with their recovery off... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:28 EST UNCP reliever Cook earns Peach Belt’s weekly pitching award AUGUSTA, Ga. — After logging victories in a pair of relief outings amid a perfect 4-0 week for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team, junior Logan Cook has been named this week's Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:16 EST 9 locals charged with cockfighting WALLACE, S.C. — Nine people from Robeson County were among 27 people arrested Saturday night during a raid on a Marlboro County cockfighting ring during which 122 birds were rescued from what one official called a “barbaric... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:19 EST Scouts find Merit in train trip RED SPRINGS — Boy Scouts from across Robeson County pinned new Merit Badges to their vests Saturday after riding along the Red Springs and Northern Railroad. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:11 EST Panel works to make fight game safe Any state allowing professional combat sports matches such as boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts is required to have a commission to regulate and supervise these events. As a commissioner for the NC Boxing Authority, I try to provide updates to... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:56:12 EST Bill provides funding for Common Core panel RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation filed early this session to locate funds for an academic standards panel and to adjust other parts of North Carolina state government spending is finally heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST McCrory wary of ‘religious objection’ bills CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:26:13 EST Compromise bill means slight reduction in gas tax RALEIGH — Gasoline taxes in North Carolina appear headed downward by a little bit very soon as the General Assembly voted Monday night for a compromise plan that avoids a sharp drop this summer that bill supporters said would wreck future... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:21:11 EST 3 charged in teen’s shooting death LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has charged three people with murder in the shooting death of a Shannon 18-year-old last year, and issued a warrant for a fourth person. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:24 EST Police still looking for murder suspects PARKTON — Robeson County lawmen continue to look for two men in connection with a shooting that killed a Parkton man early Friday morning. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:14 EST Fairmont police arrest 5 on variety of unrelated charges FAIRMONT — Fairmont police this weekend during a special operation to cut down on crime arrested five people on various charges. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:21:28 EST Crime report Thefts Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:21:17 EST Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:11 EST Duke, Michigan State back in Final Four HOUSTON (AP) — Duke is headed to Final Four after a 66-52 victory over Gonzaga in the South Regional on Sunday. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:16:14 EST Economy is peachy in Georgia RALEIGH — According to most economic indicators, North Carolina's economy is on the upswing. Job growth exceeds the regional and national averages. The state's recent decline in unemployment — even when you include discouraged... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:16:13 EST McGirt closes with 7 birdies, finishes 40th, wins $24,800$24800 SAN ANTONIO — Fairmont native William McGirt on Sunday recorded seven birdies in the final round of the Texas Open, but some crooked numbers kept him from posting anything better than a 1-under-par 71. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:21:12 EST Event brightens cancer fight LUMBERTON — Runners became rainbows during a pair of colorful fundraisers in Lumberton on Saturday. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:22 EST