NEWS


8:12 am
Updated: 8:21 am. |    
Cleanup provides some HOPE in ravaged area
6:17 pm
Updated: 7:30 am. |    
Fires torch 200 acres near St. Pauls

Downtown plan on RDL agenda

LUMBERTON — A master plan for downtown Lumberton will be discussed on Tuesday during a meeting of Rediscover Downtown Lumberton at Adelio’...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Kids schooled on dental health

Kids schooled on dental health

LUMBERTON — Thanks to the generosity of some local dentists and an outreach effort, about 600 Robeson County children can smile with more confid...

February 25th, 2017 |  


ACC commissioner hopes for HB2 fix

ACC commissioner hopes for HB2 fix

GREENSBORO — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he’s encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Court to weigh Facebook ban on sex offenders

RALEIGH — Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook tha...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Judge to headline women’s summit on March 8

Judge to headline women’s summit on March 8

. PEMBROKE — The third annual Women’s Empowerment Summit will be held at UNC Pembroke’s Office for Regional Initiatives on March 8. This y...

February 25th, 2017 updated: February 27th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


10:31 pm |    
From the Fringe
UNCP softball cruises at Mid-South Classic

UNCP softball cruises at Mid-South Classic

DUNCAN, S.C. — In what is becoming a normal occurrence for the UNC Pembroke softball team as of late, the Braves rattled off two more mercy-rule...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Joining the crew: Newcomers lead Lumberton into 4th round

Joining the crew: Newcomers lead Lumberton into 4th round

LUMBERTON — While a lot of the focus for the Lumberton girls basketball team goes to starters London Thompson, Jasmine McBride and Madison Canad...

February 25th, 2017 |  


One step closer: Fairmont and Lumberton look to push forward

One step closer: Fairmont and Lumberton look to push forward

LUMBERTON — For the second year in a row, the Lumberton girls and the Fairmont boys basketball team proved themselves as the top teams in Robeso...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Winning attitude: Seniors lead Fairmont into 3rd round

Winning attitude: Seniors lead Fairmont into 3rd round

FAIRMONT — Jarique Moore and Julius Caulder have been staples for the Fairmont boys basketball team over the past three years and the pair made ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lumberton Jr.,Pembroke earnmiddle school titles

Lumberton Jr.,Pembroke earnmiddle school titles

LUMBERTON — Both of the championship games for the Robeson County middle school basketball championships went down to the wire with the Lumberto...

February 24th, 2017 updated: February 24th, 2017. |  


Lady Pirates survive against Leesville Road

Lady Pirates survive against Leesville Road

LUMBERTON — After building up an early lead in the first quarter, the Lumberton girls basketball team had to fight off Leesville Road late to ad...

February 24th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


1:18 pm |    

What’s Happening

• Feb. 21Volunteer fire services: Saddletree Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual community meeting at 7 p.m. at the fire station, loc...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Reception on Sunday honors artist

LUMBERTON — A reception for local artist Joan Blackwell will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robeson County History Museum.The event, which is f...

February 15th, 2017 |  


What’s Happening

COMMUNITY• TodayMusical auditions: Auditions for “Nunsense, The Musical,” will be held at 3 p.m. at the Carolina Civic Center, locat...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Library has something for everyone

Library has something for everyone

“The weather is cold and wet and we just want something fun to do that doesn’t involve leaving the house.”At least that’s what...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Doo Wop concert rescheduled

Doo Wop concert rescheduled

LUMBERTON — A concert that was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew has been rescheduled for next month.The Doo Wop Project concert scheduled for ...

February 13th, 2017 |  


Cooley wins international Shakespeare award

Cooley wins international Shakespeare award

WARRENTON, Va. — An aspiring actress and filmmaker with ties to Robeson County has won an international award for a video she entered in the Sha...

February 13th, 2017 |  


OPINION


9:12 am |    
Opioid abuse is killing us
All agree: Raise teacher pay

All agree: Raise teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Bill overhauls school structure

Bill overhauls school structure

Ask a relatively well-informed North Carolinian to identify who “runs” the state’s public schools, and you’re likely to hear a...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Housing money should not be used for a pool, ballfield

To the Editor,To those Lumbee who are defending spending federal housing funds of $600,000 to rehab the Cultural Center pool and $150,000 to build a s...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


UNC faculty needs schooling

UNC faculty needs schooling

RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation boa...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


‘GMA’ broadcast a reminder that work remains

Last week’s broadcast of “Good Morning America” from Lumberton Junior High devoted a fraction of the two-hour show to Robeson County...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


‘GMA’ show failed to give credit to all deserving volunteers

To the Editor,The excitement behind the “Good Morning America” show coming to Lumberton could be heard all over town, but what a disappoin...

February 21st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


8:28 am
Updated: 9:29 pm. |    
Lumbee Guaranty announces reorganization

UNCP hold financial workshop Tuesday

PEMBROKE — The School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will host a financial workshop on Tuesday.The free workshop wi...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Looking for members of ‘Young Leaders’

Looking for members of ‘Young Leaders’

Social media is a wonderful place for ideas, and thoughts that may have never crossed your mind. Recently, I read a post concerning the aftermath of H...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Incubator to hold start-up competition

PEMBROKE — The Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship and UNC Pembroke Incubator will hold a Chancellor’s Challenge start-up competition on Ap...

February 18th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Downtown plan unveiled Feb. 28

LUMBERTON — Anyone wanting to help steer the the future of downtown Lumberton is invited to attend a Feb. 28 meeting at Adelio’s Restauran...

February 17th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Present use value and why it matters

Present use value and why it matters

I often receive calls from private landowners throughout the county who are struggling to pay their tax liability on their agricultural, horticultural...

February 11th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA