NEWS


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Fairmont chips in to support this weekend’s festival
Parkton rescue gets birthday boat

Parkton rescue gets birthday boat

PARKTON — The Parkton Fire and Rescue celebrated 60 years of operation Saturday and officially became the third rescue squad and the first fire ...

October 16th, 2017 updated: October 16th, 2017. |  


Four face charges in separate busts

Four face charges in separate busts

LUMBERTON — Four Robeson County residents face a variety of charges in the wake of two recent arrests, according to information from the county ...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Reward now $10,000 for info on missing woman

Reward now $10,000 for info on missing woman

LUMBER BRIDGE — A Lumber Bridge chicken-processing plant has doubled the reward being offered for information leading to a missing woman from Ro...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Man charged with statutory rape

Man charged with statutory rape

LUMBERTON — A St. Pauls man has been arrested and charged with engaging in sex acts with a 12-year-old girl, according to a county Sheriff’...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Shriners hold fish fry on Friday

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Shrine Club will hold its annual fish fry and plate sale Friday at Biggs Park Mall and the Bill Sapp Recreation C...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Crime report

Thurman Brooks, of Edgewood Street in Lumberton, reported Saturday that someone walked into his backyard and stole the battery out of his gray 1989 Ch...

October 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Tar Heels turn the page
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Monday’s Local Roundup: St. Pauls wins XC title
Power Rankings: Mustangs gallop to the top

Power Rankings: Mustangs gallop to the top

LUMBERTON — This season the Robeson County football power rankings has spread the wealth, and this week it features the fifth new No. 1 team aft...

October 16th, 2017 |  


By the Numbers: Brown paces Mustangs’ rushing attack

By the Numbers: Brown paces Mustangs’ rushing attack

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s high school football teams had another tough week on the gridiron, with one team walking away victorious and ...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Braves begin preseason grind

Braves begin preseason grind

PEMBROKE — Sweat weighed down the practice jerseys of each player representing The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men’s basketba...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Florida State beats Duke 17-10 on Akers’ late TD

Florida State beats Duke 17-10 on Akers’ late TD

DURHAM — Freshman Cam Akers ran 42 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:23 to play, and Florida State held on to beat Duke 17-10 on Saturday....

October 15th, 2017 |  


Wolfpack pulls away from Pitt

Wolfpack pulls away from Pitt

PITTSBURGH — Nyheim Hines ran for an 83-yard touchdown and returned a punt 92 yards for another score on his way to 249 total yards to help No. ...

October 15th, 2017 |  


UNC can’t ‘get over the hump’

UNC can’t ‘get over the hump’

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina had several chances to make a game-winning play against Virginia on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.But like most of the ...

October 14th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Lumberton man downsizes but keeps flying

Lumberton man downsizes but keeps flying

LUMBERTON — Remote control planes aren’t just for kids.For more than 30 years, Joey Britt has been enjoying his love for remote control pl...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Arts Council marks 50th anniversary

Arts Council marks 50th anniversary

PEMBROKE — This month marks the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council. You may not have known that, and perhaps you are not aware ...

October 14th, 2017 updated: October 17th, 2017. |  


Wedding

Wedding

Cherella Hope Jones and Talbert McMillan exchanged vows on the evening of Oct. 14, 2017. The ceremony was held at Mariani’s in Pembroke and was ...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Waccamaw Siouan tribe holds 47th powwow

BOLTON — The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe will be celebrating its 47th annual two-day powwow Friday and Saturday at the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Grounds ...

October 14th, 2017 |  


Engagement

Engagement

Vickie and Rickey Gainey, of Lumberton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Rebecca Gilstrap to Jonathan Smith, both of...

October 14th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Bigots, misogynists conspire to tie liberalism with Marxism

To the Editor,This great nation grants us all freedom of speech; it’s a liberty that all of us as Americans share and value. Unfortunately, some...

October 17th, 2017 |  


First Amendment provides protection from religion as well

First Amendment provides protection from religion as well

America is known as the “land of the free.” We even sing those words at sporting events.Yet lately it seems that many Americans are willin...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Restore lottery’s original purpose

Restore lottery’s original purpose

ROCKY MOUNT — State Sen. Rick Horner can quip with the best of them. During a recent debate about school construction needs in North Carolina, t...

October 16th, 2017 |  


FDA blocking a safer smoke

FDA blocking a safer smoke

What if a product could save lives and millions in health-care costs? Imagine that product had undergone extensive tests and trials providing undisput...

October 14th, 2017 |  


NCAA follows own rules, accepts that UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics ...

October 13th, 2017 updated: October 16th, 2017. |  


Thomas has been inspirational for students at Lumberton High

To the Editor,I am writing today regarding personal influences Owen Thomas, a candidate for Lumberton City Council, has had on the students of Lumbert...

October 13th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Job fair slated for Wednesday

FAIRMONT — The South Robeson Heritage Center is the place to be Wednesday if you are looking for a job.The town of Fairmont and N.C. Works Caree...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Cook honored as top insurance agent

Cook honored as top insurance agent

CARY — The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina recently presented a Lumberton resident it highest award.IIANC named Danny Cook, princ...

September 30th, 2017 |  


NC economic association launches new website

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Economic Development Association recently launched a new website.The website, which can be seen at https://nceda.or...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Market dominance endures despite Sherman Act

Market dominance endures despite Sherman Act

I’m old enough to remember when corporate monopolies were a major societal concern. In 1969, the U.S. Department of Justice sued IBM and argued ...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Pepsi to hold job fair Friday

FAIRMONT — Pepsi will in Fairmont on Friday looking for employees for a facility it is opening near St. Pauls.Pepsi Bottling Ventures will hold ...

September 21st, 2017 |