NEWS


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Accident victim fondly recalled
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Church group putting people back in homes
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No-kill shelter seeking donations
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Memorials encouraged in Braswell’s honor
Shooter takes oath as Rowland’s new mayor

Shooter takes oath as Rowland’s new mayor

ROWLAND — A new mayor and two commissioners were sworn in and the sitting mayor pro tem was re-elected, all within 15 minutes during TuesdayR...

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


Pipeline wins key permit in Virginia

Pipeline wins key permit in Virginia

LUMBERTON — The builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline moved one step closer on Tuesday to being able to begin construction.The Virginia State ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Crime report

Martin Smith, of Florence, S.C., reported on Monday to the Lumberton Police Department that a black semi-automatic .45 caliber handgun valued at $625 ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Suicide suspected in inmate’s death

Suicide suspected in inmate’s death

LUMBERTON — The State Bureau of Investigation is helping investigate the death of an inmate at a Lumberton prison.Gerard Edward Altman, 42, who ...

December 12th, 2017 |  


CodeRED issues new ID number

LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents started receiving a text message from the CodeRED system on Tuesday, but it wasn’t about a disaster.T...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Southside on school board’s agenda

LUMBERTON — The possible transfer of Southside-Ashpole Elementary School to the Innovative School District is the topic of a public hearing duri...

December 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Pirates pull out pin chain
Mustangs win 2OT thriller over West Bladen

Mustangs win 2OT thriller over West Bladen

ROWLAND — It wasn’t pretty, but the first win of the season for the South Robeson boys basketball team was enough to satisfy head coach Ry...

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


Local Roundup: Pirates, Falcons split SAC contests

Local Roundup: Pirates, Falcons split SAC contests

FAYETTEVILLE — The Lumberton boys basketball team held a first-quarter and halftime lead over Seventy-First, but the Falcons held off the Pirate...

December 13th, 2017 |  


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. |  


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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


Hackney leaves City Council with record of accomplishment

It was a year or so ago when a staff member of The Robesonian’s newsroom was making his way from Pine Street to Carthage Road through Lumberton,...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Partisanship absent in court rulings

Partisanship absent in court rulings

The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions for 2017 confirms what court watchers have witnessed during the rest of the year: A change in the court&...

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


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 |  


BUSINESS


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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 |