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COMtech to look elsewhere

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PEMBROKE — Although disappointed that the Robeson Community College board of trustees turned down COMtech Park’s request to sell or trade property the college owns at the park’s entrance so that a Business Support Center can be built, the park’s executive director vows that the center will eventually become reality.“I’m disappointed, but not discouraged,” Ryan Nance said Wednesday. ” … We’re looking at the alternatives to keep the project going. The politics may eventually play out, but our focus is on jobs and progress for our communities. I’d like to thank the commissioners, COMtech board members and others who are supporting our mission. In many respects, this is only the beginning.”


Woods to hold campaign rally

PEMBROKE — Robeson County Commissioner Noah Woods, who represents District 4, will host a campaign rally in the Pembroke Town Park beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday. Chicken bog will be served.The event is a fundraiser in support of the commissioner’s re-election bid. The public is invited.Woods is being challenged by Faline Locklear Dial in the Democratic primary on May 6. The winner will be unopposed in the November General Election.

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FEMA chief: Development should factor in hurricanes

ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of the country’s top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards.Speaking at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency urged city and county officials to factor disaster preparedness and risk into proposals for any new coastal development or post-storm reconstruction, alon...

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Food donation sought for United Way event

LUMBERTON — The United Way of Robeson County is seeking food donations for its annual Day of Caring.The Day of Caring will be held May 9 at Lumberton Chevrolet on Linkhaw Road beginning at 9 a.m., but nonperishable foods can be donated beforehand.Donations can be brought to the United Way office, located at 2512A Fayetteville Road, Lumberton Chevrolet, Lumberton City Hall, and Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation in Red Springs.The food will be d...

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McCrory claims plan for coal ash

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his plan would result in the “conversion or closure” of the dumps and close legal loopholes that allowed the nation’s largest electricity company to avoid cleaning up groundwater contamin...

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Crime report

TheftsAlfonia McKellar reported Tuesday that someone broke into his car on Warwick Mill Road in Lumberton, causing $500 in damage to the door, and stole $4 in coins, according to a police report.Officer C.M. Keenum Jr. reported Tuesday that someone threw a brick through a window at Lumberton Trucking Academy on East Fifth Street, causing $600 in damage, and stole $200 worth of wire, according to a police report. ...

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Site near Converse picked for industry-recruitment study

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County’s economic developer is banking on participation in Duke Energy’s 2014 Site Readiness Program to attract an industrial or manufacturing business to a 257-acre tract of former farmland in Lumberton near the old Converse plant.“This site is centrally located and all infrastructure is in place,” Cummings said. “It’s centrally located, isolated and has access to rail, which is something many businesses looking tod...

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Developer touts plans for abandoned Sara Lee plant

MAXTON — The owner of the site of the former Sara Lee distribution facility on U.S. 74 near Maxton told town commissioners on Tuesday that he wants to develop the property into a food distribution and research facility.

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Candidates forum Thursday at library

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Walmart tries to allay concerns in St. Pauls

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