Robesonian- RSS Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:01:52 EST 1800 (No heading) Contact: Scott Schlaufman | sschlaufman | 910-816-1977 (office)Layout is designed for 2-3 pages. If you need additional content, Scott will happily provide. He will be in by 7 p.m. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:26:12 EST Vet clinics SNIP 281 pets during semiannual event PEMBROKE — The Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association took a bite out of the area's free-roaming pet population with its recent SNIP event. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:51:11 EST Utilities cut to Fayetteville home that serves veterans FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The power and water has been cut to a home for women veterans in Fayetteville after the home fell behind on utility bills. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:06:11 EST Jobless rate dips slightly as more people look for work RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:13 EST Adoptive parents of missing teen get prison for tax fraud WINSTON-SALEM — A federal judge administered a blistering lecture on Friday to the adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years before giving them prison sentences for tax fraud, calling the girl's mother “morally... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:12 EST County’s health trends upward LUMBERTON — Robeson County residents are living longer and have more access to exercise facilities and doctors, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:16 EST Missing girl’s stepmom fired as detective LUMBERTON — The stepmother of Sara Graham, a Fairmont teenager missing since Feb. 4, has been fired from her position as Robeson County sheriff's detective. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:15 EST (No heading) Vandalism Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:31:14 EST Weather alters local sports schedules PEMBROKE — Rainstorms started in Robeson County just before noon on Friday and with them came the year's latest weather-related postponements. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:12 EST Two men sought in shooting death PARKTON — Robeson County authorities are looking for two men they believe shot and killed a Parkton man early this morning. The men are considered armed and dangerous. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:19 EST (No heading) House votes Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:11 EST Car raffle fuels children’s club LUMBERTON — When he woke up Thursday morning, James McGirt said he had a feeling he was going to win the car being raffled off later in the day as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:26 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates RALEIGH — The state Senate acted swiftly to pass on final reading Thursday a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Lumberton and Red Springs and boost economic development throughout Eastern North Carolina. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:19 EST Defending champ Rams earn top baseball seed for Slugfest tourney ROWLAND — The Purnell Swett High School baseball team has started the season with eight wins in its first nine games. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:16 EST Gladiators ready to start new season PEMBROKE — For two years Kevin Locklear has dreamed of bringing semi-professional basketball games to the Pembroke community. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:56:18 EST Friday’s local sports briefs McNeill headlines Pirate Armada stopLUMBERTON — Lumberton native Ruffin McNeill will make a public appearance in May as part of the East Carolina University Pirate Club's Armada event. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46:20 EST Citizens schooled on police work LUMBERTON — Eveland Wooten sees everything. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:26:11 EST Historic academy gets a new name RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:14 EST Lawmakers agree to slow drop in gas tax RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are agreeing to a slow drop in the state gas tax, meaning less savings for consumers than if they did nothing after deciding a sharp cut would threaten road projects. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:12 EST Former UNC coach has gift for players in death CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:11 EST