NEWS


2:43 pm
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Judge issues order blocking hiring of Graves

County moves meeting to Tuesday

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will take the day off Monday in recognition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, an...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Locals weigh in on Obama

Locals weigh in on Obama

LUMBERTON — When President Barack Obama exits the White House on Friday, this nation’s first black president will take with him approval r...

January 14th, 2017 |  


2017 brings rash of murders to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public’s help in solving a rash of homicides during the first two weeks o...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Two event honor King on Monday

Two event honor King on Monday

Robeson County residents on Monday have the chance to honor the life of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King during a national holiday to ...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


Freeman: We got bad advice

Freeman: We got bad advice

LUMBERTON — A member of the county Board of Education who voted to oust one superintendent and bring in another is questioning the policy-breaki...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Monday’s Local Roundup
UNCP women topple No. 17 North Georgia

UNCP women topple No. 17 North Georgia

PEMBROKE — Jasmine Huntley remembers where her team was picked to finish in the Peach Belt Conference’s preseason coaches poll.“We w...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Evans keeps Braves rolling

Evans keeps Braves rolling

PEMBROKE — Going up against some of the toughest opponents on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men’s basketball schedule, Andr...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Thomas looks for another win, McGirt climbs

Thomas looks for another win, McGirt climbs

HONOLULU — Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 5-under 65 to tie the 54-hole score record on the PGA Tour ...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Local Roundup: Raiders’ depth, rebounding topples Lumberton in 2nd half

Local Roundup: Raiders’ depth, rebounding topples Lumberton in 2nd half

LUMBERTON — The second half couldn’t have started any better for the Richmond Senior boys basketball team at Lumberton on Friday night.Wit...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 14th, 2017. |  


The streak is over

The streak is over

ST. PAULS — In his first season as the St. Pauls boys’ basketball coach, Corey Thompson has learned the importance of remembering the past...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


An early look at the 2017 ACC football season

An early look at the 2017 ACC football season

The college football season ended early Tuesday morning like many of us thought it would with Clemson and Alabama playing in an instant classic for th...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


New year brings new cycle of flu, other health challenges

New year brings new cycle of flu, other health challenges

Just as swallows leave San Juan Capistrano on the Day of San Juan and return on St. Joseph’s Day, when the kids return to school and day cares f...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Southeastern Health’s CHS is key to a healthier community

Southeastern Health’s CHS is key to a healthier community

This is the first in a series of articles describing the numerous services provided to the community through Southeastern Health’s Community Hea...

January 15th, 2017 |  


What’s Happening

COMMUNITY• Jan. 20 Chamber banquet: Pembroke Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet at The University of North Carolina Pembrok...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Florence Little Theatre presents ‘Always…Patsy Cline.’

FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence Little Theatre is bringing to the state a musical that explores the unlikely friendship between a woman and a country ...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Kiwanis schedules pancake festival for Jan. 20, 21

LUMBERTON — The Kiwanis Club of Robeson-Lumberton will hold its 54th annual Pancake Festival on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 at the Bill Sapp Recreation ...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Southeastern Health receives grant to target local wellness issues

Southeastern Health receives grant to target local wellness issues

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health has been awarded a grant from The Duke Endowment to help improve health in Robeson County.Southeastern Health an...

January 7th, 2017 |  


OPINION


3:16 pm |    
Credit key to US prosperity

Kids omitted in a senseless battle of egos

Six members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County last week, with their willingness to make a decision as weighty as hiri...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 14th, 2017. |  


Cooper right on Medicaid

The folks on the Right are apoplectic these days that Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it’s a good idea to follow the lead of Vice President-elect Mike Pe...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 13th, 2017. |  


Fewer rules would benefit NC

Fewer rules would benefit NC

A healthy skepticism tends to come in handy. That’s especially true when it comes to gauging the merits of a new government program.When the pro...

January 12th, 2017 |  


School board sets new superintendent up for failure

So how did six members of our 11-member Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County succeed in Tuesday’s coup, firing one school...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


Our state is surely not Cuba

Our state is surely not Cuba

RALEIGH — Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is i...

January 11th, 2017 |  


Crime report provides a feel, but little else

Every year, as if intended to dash the hopes that come with the new year, there it is — the SBI’s annual crime report that shows Robeson C...

January 11th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Updated: 8:56 am. |    
Fayettevill incubator get $10,000 grant
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There’s an app for that
Management group honors 4

Management group honors 4

LUMBERTON — Partnership Property Management in Greensboro recently recognized four of its employees who work in Robeson County for their outstan...

December 24th, 2016 updated: December 26th, 2016. |  


Meeting to provide info on feed directive

Meeting to provide info on feed directive

There will be a meeting about the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center, 455 Ca...

December 19th, 2016 |  


I recently discussed the Mediterranean way of eating with a charming group of ladies. I shared with them that those who fully adopt this style of eati...

December 13th, 2016 updated: December 14th, 2016. |  


Grubbs joins Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty

Grubbs joins Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty

LUMBERTON — Brett Grubbs has joined Coldwell Banker Premier Team Realty.“Brett has always desired to be an entrepreneur and always enjoyed...

December 13th, 2016 |  


Pate closing after 37 years in business

Pate closing after 37 years in business

LUMBERTON — A family-owned business is about to close after being in business for parts of five decades.After 37 years, Gene Pate is getting rea...

December 10th, 2016 updated: December 13th, 2016. |  


What does a President Trump mean for Robeson County?

What does a President Trump mean for Robeson County?

Robeson County had an 89 percent Democratic registration when I arrived in 2003. Last month Robeson County voters preferred Donald Trump to Hillary Cl...

December 9th, 2016 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA