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Attorneys want Brown transferred

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LUMBERTON — Lawyers representing Marques Ramon Brown, charged with fatally shooting Lumberton police officer Jeremiah Goodson, asked in court Thursday that the 29-year-old be allowed to transfer to a different holding facility.Brown was arrested nearly two years ago after shooting Goodson on July 17, 2012 in front of XPress Depot on Fayetteville Road. Goodson, who was off-duty at the time, was attempting to serve Brown with outstanding warrants for failing appear in court when Brown reportedly opened fire.Due to the nature of the case, Brown has been held at Central Prison in Raleigh under a safekeeping order.

 

McGirt goes 7-under to start John Deere

SILVIS, Ill. — After scoring over par in the first round of seven of his last eight tournaments, Fairmont native William McGirt got off to the start he wanted on Thursday at the John Deere Classic.McGirt had a bogey-free first day en route to a 7-under-par 64, putting him one shot off the lead at TPC Deere Run.“It seems like for the last couple of months I’ve struggled to get off to a good start and it’s nice to actually play pretty good in the fi...

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Tractor-trailer wreck cleared, no injuries

James Johnson | The Robesonian A tractor-trailer that ran off the road was cleared from Interstate 95 near St. Pauls by 8:30 a.m. on Friday, according to the state Highway Patrol. Traffic on the northbound side of the highway was temporarily brought to a halt, but no injuries were reported.

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Local CVS among 12 cited for overcharges

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton pharmacy is among 12 stores cited by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division for overcharging customers, according to a statement from the department.The CVS, located at 2771 W. Fifth St., was required to pay $2,025 in civil penalties and has since passed inspection.“Shoppers count on paying the advertised price for an item,” Steve Troxler, agriculture commissioner, said in the statement...

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HUD probe centers on procurement policies

LUMBERTON — Concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during a review of the Robeson County Housing Authority’s procurement policies and procedures is what prompted a local investigation into Housing Authority operations, county officials now say.According to a statement issued by a HUD spokesman in Atlanta, HUD’s Greensboro field office initiated a “procurement review” of the Robeson County Housing Authority on Jan. 10. T...

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Pembroke man charged with stabbing motel owner

LUMBERTON — A man found holding a bloody knife after a motel owner was stabbed Sunday morning has been arrested, according to Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker.Don Locklear, 45, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill for stabbing the owner of the Deluxe Inn on Capuano Street. There was also an outstanding warrant for his arrest for the same charge, Parker said.Locklear, of Genes Road, Pembroke, has been at Southeastern Regional Medical C...

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7 steps can lead to healther lifestyle

This column originally appeared in The Robesonian on July 29, 2012 — editor.As I have said for years, there is no secret or magic pill to help you get in shape, lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. And no matter how many infomercials you are bombarded with, no matter how many “new” products people try to sell you, the only true way to do these things and do them the right way is to make the decision that you want to do something about it and commit t...

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Two face charges related to fire at Pembroke church

PEMBROKE — Two men have been charged in connection with a fire that broke out at a Pembroke church while they attempted to siphon gasoline from a van, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.John David Oxendine, 28, and Quentin Ray Chavis, 25, are each charged with injury to real property, injury to personal property and larceny for the June 19 blaze at Friendship Mission Baptist Church on Prospect Road.

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A journey of friends

Contributed photoOn July 3, Pembroke friends Dennis Clark, left, Ronnie Revels and Keith Dial returned from a 13,023 mile motorcycle trip to the Arctic Circle and back. To commemorate their town, the three attached a metallic sign to a tree in a signpost forest in Watson Lake, Alaska. A full story about the group’s ride will be published in the features section of Sunday’s edition of The Robesonian.

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SeHealth recognized for employee wellness

Southeastern Health was recently honored for its employee wellness programs.The organization was awarded 2014 Excellence Recognition by Prevention Partners, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, as part of the WorkHealthy America initiative.According to Prevention Partners, Southeastern Health achieved this recognition by earning straight A’s in four modules of the initiative: addressing tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition, and the overall culture around he...

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Sysco given OK for Third Street move

ST. PAULS — With less than two weeks left on a deadline to move, Sysco, a transfer trucking company, has been given the green light to relocate.The St. Pauls Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday night to allow Sysco to move the business to the old cucumber plant off East Third Street.The board voted last month to give the company 45 days to find a new location because of complaints about noise.People living near the current Sysco site say th...

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School employee arrested in Scotland could face Robeson charges, too

LAURINBURG — A Fairmont High School employee, accused by Laurinburg police last month with stealing and using an ex-girlfriend’s debit card, now faces several felonies related to break-ins in Robeson and Scotland counties, according to Scotland County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Edwards.Robert Goins, 29, of 9841 S. Turnpike Road, Laurinburg, was arrested Wednesday and is being held in the Scotland County jail under a $45,000 bond for five counts each of felonious breaking...

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A heaping helping

LUMBERTON — Community members are hoping to raise more than $30,000 during a two-part charitable event on Friday, that would be put toward paying for a Lumberton High School student’s medical bills.From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. residents are invited to attend a $10 plate sale happening at Lumberton High School and being organized by Wade Hall, pastor for Elizabethtown Church of God, in Elizabethtown. At 7:30 p.m., attendees will then be given the opportunity to watch some matc...

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Crime report

TheftsLuis Gomez reported Wednesday that someone broke into a Fred Lott Construction site on Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton, causing $10 in damage to the lock, and stole $10,900 worth of items including a generator, a compactor and tools, according to a police report.Katherine Atkinson, of Sussex Lane, Lumberton, reported Wednesday that someone stole her purse, $200 worth of medications, $300 in cash and a $500 cell phone at The Wash House laundromat on...

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Autopsy shows man bled to death; investigation continues

LUMBERTON — A Red Springs man found dead on Sunday bled to death, according to the Robeson County Medical Examiner.Dr. Richard Johnson said 50-year-old Bracy Terry Lowery suffered a large incision to his neck and bled out. No other wounds stood out during the autopsy, he said.No arrests have been made.Lowery’s body was discovered at the home of a neighbor whose chickens he was caring for while the neighbor was out of town. The neighbor went out to ...

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Probe under way at Robeson Housing Authority

LUMBERTON — An investigation of issues surrounding the Robeson County Housing Authority is now under way, the attorney for Robeson County confirmed Wednesday.Patrick Pait said the county has initiated an investigation into concerns raised in a recent letter to Robeson officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Pait declined to comment on what the federal agency’s concerns are.“Some issues were brought to our attention,” P...

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Google taps Lumberton group for Glass grant

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton nonprofit has been selected to receive a $25,000 grant from Google and will work alongside the tech giant to develop new uses for its innovative Glass headset.On Wednesday, Google announced that 3,000 Miles for a Cure was among five organizations picked to receive funding through its Giving through Glass initiative, described by the company as a way to help nonprofits “amplify their impact.”Cyclist Maria Parker founded 3,000 Mile...

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Owens receives Chamber grant

Congratulations to Owens Home Furnishings, a recipient of the Façade Chamber Grant, one of the new matching grants available to Chamber members. Owens Home Furnishings was able to use these funds to assist with the painting of the storefront to ensure it is visually appealing to current and potential customers.The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is excited about this new Chamber Grant Program, offering two grants to Chamber members. One is a matching grant for outside impr...

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