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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.”

 

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TheftsKenneth Tuthill, of Washington Street, Lumberton, reported Wednesday that the keys, valued at $16, to his Harley Davidson motorcycle were stolen at the Robeson County Public Library on Chestnut Street, according to a police report.Mearlene Seals, of Oak Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that someone stole her debit card, valued at $20, from her apartment, according to a police report.Richard Geybert reported Thursday that someone brok...

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Gunmen rob delivery man of pizza, wallet, cash, iPad

LUMBERTON — A Domino’s employee delivering pies on Wednesday night did not get the tip he worked for, but instead had one for Lumberton police — that three men had robbed him at gunpoint.Christopher Zacarias, 23, was taking pizza to a home on Jerome Street between E Avenue and Dresden Avenue at about 11 p.m. when he was approached by the men, according to a police report.One, a black male with medium-length dreadlocks wearing dark clothing, pointed a ha...

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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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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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