Robesonian- RSS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:21:00 EST 1800 Book’em packs ‘em LUMBERTON — You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a convention by its crowd — and the verdict's in on Book 'Em North Carolina. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:56:14 EST City to revisit staging issue on Wednesday LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council on Wednesday will revisit whether to give Southeastern Health naming rights to a performance space downtown. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:11 EST Health briefs LUMBERTON — Dr. Eric Velazquez will host a seminar on a variety of weight-loss surgery options, including adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Southeastern Weight Loss... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:01:11 EST Two-week SNIP program back Monday PEMBROKE — Veterinarians across Robeson County are throwing a bone to pet lovers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:11:14 EST Pet of the week Yertle the Turtle is named for her “tortoise shell” color and is approximately 2 years old. She came to the Robeson County Humane Society shelter with her two kittens, who have already been adopted. She's a sweet, friendly girl and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:26:14 EST On gay unions, legislators should mind own business So it turns out that gay weddings are being performed in Robeson County routinely if not frequently — and without Armageddon.Who knew? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:06:11 EST Legislators snub the governor, but media miss it An interesting moment in the political world in Raleigh came in between this week's two bouts of winter weather. The Republican leaders of the General Assembly once again ignored the wishes of Gov. Pat McCrory. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:56:11 EST County makes retreat to Wilmington LUMBERTON — The chairman of the Robeson County Board of Commissioners says more than work will be acheived when that board holds its annual retreat in Wilmington on Thursday and Friday. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:26:17 EST Shaw going the distance ST. PAULS — David Shaw Jr. is the top-ranked triple jumper in NCAA Division II indoor track and field this season, and has won three national championships. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:46:18 EST UNCP wrestlers sit in 4th place after 1st day at super regional Today's local playoff games2nd round2A girls — Red Springs at Kinston, 4:30 p.m.1st round4A girls — Knightdale at Lumberton, 2 p.m. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:46:17 EST UNC board OKs tuition, fees hike CHARLOTTE — Undergraduates at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will see tuition go up by a total of $277.40 for the next academic year. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:26:13 EST Judge: No objection on gay weddings LUMBERTON — Not only have magistrates in Robeson County not come forward to say they don't want to perform same-sex marriages because of religious convictions, but they have already been performing marriages for gay... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:31 EST Schools add one day for missed time LUMBERTON — Students with the Public Schools of Robeson County will have just one day added to their school year to make up for days lost to recent winter weather. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:36:16 EST Crime report TheftsLatoya Cross, of Glisson Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that a $200 CD player was stolen from her car, according to a police report. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:11 EST Precinct meetings kick off campaign Carolyn Justice is the vice chair of the North Carolina Republican Party and former state legislator. She will be in Robeson County serving as the keynote speaker for the Republican Party County Convention,. which will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:12 EST City woman shot dead in home while sleeping LUMBERTON — A Lumberton woman was killed by gunfire while she was sleeping Thursday night in the city's first homicide of 2015. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:11 EST Stopped at the finish Thursday's playoff scores2A girls — Red Springs 65, Farmville Central 64 (OT)4A boys — E.E. Smith 56, Lumberton 53Friday's playoff games Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:56:17 EST Red Devils survive OT thriller RED SPRINGS — Entering the playoffs, Red Springs High School sophomore Victoria Henderson had only suited up in five varsity basketball games for the Red Devils and had a single point to her name since being called up from the junior varsity... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:51:16 EST Showstoppers win in OT Contributed photo Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:51:12 EST Chapter 4 of Book’Em on Saturday LUMBERTON — The fourth chapter of Book 'Em North Carolina is bound to be a page-turner. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:36:15 EST