NEWS


8:21 pm
Updated: 8:43 pm. |    
Shooter takes oath as Rowland’s new mayor
9:44 pm
Updated: 9:58 pm. |    
Thomas joins City Council
RCC’s Gold enjoys fine dining to mark anniversary

RCC’s Gold enjoys fine dining to mark anniversary

LUMBERTON — There was a festive feel to Monday’s meeting of the Robeson County Community College board of trustees.Board members celebrate...

December 11th, 2017 |  


New REAL ID provides shortcuts

New REAL ID provides shortcuts

LUMBERTON — Applying for a new form of identification that soon will make it easier to enter federal facilities and to board commercial airplane...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 11th, 2017. |  


Effort to honor editor raises $3,160

Effort to honor editor raises $3,160

It was a surprise — and a happy one.On Monday, Terryn Owens, the younger sister of Donnie Douglas, the editor of The Robesonian, showed up unexp...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 11th, 2017. |  


SeHealth’s food drive continues until Friday

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health’s annual food drive to benefit the Robeson County Church and Community Center continues through Friday.Thi...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 11th, 2017. |  


Crime report

Diane Faircloth, of Carolina Avenue in Lumberton, reported Sunday that someone broke into her residence and stole a 32-inch Vizio television and a 20-...

December 11th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


12:05 am
Updated: 11:38 am. |    
Mustangs win 2OT thriller over West Bladen
All-TRC volleyball team

All-TRC volleyball team

FAIRMONT — Five players representing Robeson County’s four Three Rivers Conference volleyball teams earned all-league honors.Fairmont (17-...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Rams post perfect mark on the mat

Rams post perfect mark on the mat

LUMBERTON — The Purnell Swett wrestling team reeled off a perfect day, while the Lumberton wrestling team picked up two wins at the Lumberton du...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Coaches, players, parents back Setzer at community forum

Coaches, players, parents back Setzer at community forum

LUMBERTON — After being hired to serve on the Lumberton football staff by coach Mike Setzer, Eric Murphy felt he needed to come to the aid of th...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


All-SAC football performers

All-SAC football performers

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton and Purnell Swett football teams combined to place nine players on the all-Sandhills Athletic Conference football team...

December 11th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


From the Fringe

From the Fringe

Fairmont’s week in review Dennis Moore, John Barnes and Jasper Jackson won the Old Hackers League.Jason Lowry and J.D. Revels were the winners i...

December 11th, 2017 |  


Scotland falls in 4A state championship

Scotland falls in 4A state championship

WINSTON-SALEM — Scotland saw its state championship dreams dashed in a 30-22 loss to Harding on Saturday in Winston-Salem.The Scots jumped out t...

December 9th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Santa’s delivery service ready to roll

FAIRMONT — Santa Claus will be making special deliveries for Fairmont residents on Christmas Eve.Beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day, Santa and his ...

December 9th, 2017 |  


wedding anniversary

wedding anniversary

Tommy and Judy Lockee, of Lumberton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with an event hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-...

December 9th, 2017 |  


What’s happening

•Today, 14 - 23Christmas lights: The Lu Mil Vineyard will display Christmas lights from 6 to 10 p.m. A country buffet will be served an hour bef...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Exercise can help body fight off the common cold

Exercise can help body fight off the common cold

I rarely get sick, particularly with a cold. As a matter of fact, I was on a recent five-year streak of no colds — that is — until this pa...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Tickets available for Jan. 26 comedy show

Tickets available for Jan. 26 comedy show

LUMBERTON — Tickets are available to see comedian James Gregory perform at the Carolina Civic Center in January.Gregory, often referred to as Th...

December 9th, 2017 |  


LUMBERTON — Artists are closing down Elm Street again for the Artists on Elm event and applications are now available and due by Jan. 15.The eve...

December 9th, 2017 |  


OPINION


9:20 am
Updated: 12:59 pm. |    
Partisanship absent in court rulings
How toys saved Christmas

How toys saved Christmas

RALEIGH — Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


School board should stand with ISD, not aside

We don’t know if it will happen on Tuesday or during a school board meeting in January.But the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robe...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Robeson should embrace ISD

Robeson should embrace ISD

Earlier this year, the N.C. State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction launched the Innovative School District, an entity creat...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Failure no option at Southside

Failure no option at Southside

I was heartened by the community meeting that was held on Nov. 28 at the Expo Center in Rowland regarding the Innovative School District (ISD). The ou...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Firing of Lumberton High coach violates trust, sets bad precedent

To the Editor,I am writing to speak on an incredible injustice. The firing of Mike Setzer as the football coach at Lumberton High School wreaks of unf...

December 8th, 2017 |  


County decision a lifesaver for Matthew mutts

And finally there were none.More than 400 days after Hurricane Matthew sent more than 200 dogs to the Robeson County Animal Shelter because they had n...

December 7th, 2017 updated: December 8th, 2017. |  


BUSINESS


9:47 am
Updated: 11:21 am. |    
Cummings lauded, Downing honored at industrial banquet
City’s emergencies director earns key certification

City’s emergencies director earns key certification

LUMBERTON — Bill French, director of Emergency Services for the city of Lumberton, recently earned the Emergency Number Professional certificati...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Tribal business holds open house Friday

PEMBROKE — An open house for the new location of Lumbee Tribe Enterprises LLC has been scheduled for Friday.The open house will be from 2 to 5 p...

December 2nd, 2017 |  


Sexual abuse and business ethics

Sexual abuse and business ethics

This column has traditionally been about business and we don’t normally think of sexual harassment as a business topic. However, nearly all of t...

November 30th, 2017 |  


Setting goals is key to acheiving success

Setting goals is key to acheiving success

Do you sometimes want the impossible, immediately? I know I do, but we all know that is not reality. That is why it is important to put a plan in plac...

November 25th, 2017 |  


McIntyre certified in worker’s compensation

McIntyre certified in worker’s compensation

LUMBERTON — The North Carolina State Bar has recognized a Lumberton attorney as a board-certified specialist in workers’ compensation law....

November 25th, 2017 |  


Mountaire chairman inducted into hall of fame

MILLSBORO, Del. — The leader of Mountaire Farms Inc. has been inducted into the North Carolina Poultry Federation’s Hall of Fame.Ronnie Ca...

November 18th, 2017 |