Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:36:16 EST 1800 Smith, White square off for Walters’ seat LUMBERTON — Robeson County voters on Tuesday will choose a new state senator to fill the District 13 seat presently held by Michael Walters of Proctorville. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:58:10 EST Dogs maul 83-year-old woman ROWLAND — An 83-year-old Rowland woman is on life-support four days after she was attacked by her granddaughter's pit bulls. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:59:06 EST Fairmont chief reaches out to residents FAIRMONT — After seeing several staffing changes and being divorced from the town's Fire Department, the Fairmont Police Department looks a little different these days. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:31:07 EST Tips take scary out of Halloween LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Police Department has a few guidelines that miniature ghosts and ghouls should follow to stay safe while they're out scaring up candy on Friday. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:09:08 EST Police: Rape suspect planned to murder 13-year-old accuser BOSTON — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an “ultimate goal” of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:32:06 EST UNC restricts travel over Ebola concerns CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are banning students from traveling to three countries because of concerns about Ebola. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:27:07 EST Voters get say on opting out of jury trial CHARLOTTE — A proposed constitutional amendment that would give criminal defendants in North Carolina another option to a jury trial has drawn little attention. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:23:10 EST U.S. Senate races tops $100M in spending$100M-in-spending WASHINGTON — Total spending in North Carolina's tight Senate race topped $100 million on Wednesday, making it the first such contest in the nation to cross that threshold, according to the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:23:07 EST Polling sites adjusted for tribal election PEMBROKE — Some members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will be casting ballots at different polling sites on Nov. 18 than they have in the past, according to the director of the tribe's Board of Elections. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:02:05 EST Crime report TheftsAllen Britt, of Hayes Street, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that someone broke into his truck and stole $615 worth of items, including a handgun and three bird baths, according to a police report. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:55:06 EST Appeals court to review NC abortion law RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia is set to review a North Carolina law that would require abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:58:02 EST Two shot at NC courthouse, gunman in custody NASHVILLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two men in front of the courthouse in this small North Carolina town on Tuesday, sending panicked lunchtime shoppers ducking into shops along the normally quiet main drag. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:56:09 EST Officer convicted of assault LUMBERTON — A Pembroke police detective arrested and suspended in September has been convicted on assault charges. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:11:03 EST Judge hears challenge to NC dam rights RALEIGH (AP) — A dispute between North Carolina officials and Alcoa Inc. over the right to control the water and electricity coming from the state's second-largest river system was set to go before a federal judge today. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:11:09 EST Crime report Thefts Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:35:09 EST Tillis stops in Lumberton LUMBERTON — U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis told a gathering of supporters in Lumberton on Monday that if he is elected to the Senate he will vote to pass legislation that has the support of both Democrats and Republicans in the... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:02:09 EST Crime report TheftsDanielle Murphy reported Sunday that a Samsung Galaxy cell phone, valued at $609.60, and case valued at $39.99, were stolen from T-Mobile on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:54:08 EST Blocked line causes sewage spill LUMBERTON — A blocked sewer line caused about 8,000 gallons of waste to overflow in Lumberton last week. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:51:06 EST Patrol comes up empty with school-bus campaign LUMBERTON — The Highway Patrol did not have to issue any citations to drivers for passing a stopped school bus in Robeson County during Operation Stop Arm. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:50:08 EST Critics pin loss of drug funds on the sheriff LUMBERTON — Sheriff Ken Sealey and his legal counsel insist that he has done everything possible to make Robeson County once again eligible to participate in the Department of Justice's 30-year-old Asset Forfeiture Program, which brought... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:02:07 EST