Robesonian- RSS Feed Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:05:03 EST 1800 McCollum, Brown freed LUMBERTON — The sound of applause, crying, and chains falling filled a Robeson County courtroom Tuesday afternoon as two half-brothers were freed after serving three decades in prison for a rape and murder they did not commit. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 19:41:05 EST DMV erects obstacles for disabled seeking license Rebecca Kay sustained an injury at age 16 that caused permanent damage. That did not stop her from driving for 44 years without any modifications to her cars. Her decades-old injury was not getting any worse. In 2013, however,North Carolina's... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 13:46:07 EST Tribal Elections office gets its phone number PEMBROKE — As the filing period for candidates wanting to run for a seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council enters its second week, the tribe's elections board office finally has a permanent phone number, according to Sheila Beck-Jones, the... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:02:05 EST McGirt needs strong showing in BMW Classic BOSTON — Fairmont native William McGirt will need a strong finish this week in the BMW Classic if he is to advance to the 30-player Tour Championship. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:25:06 EST UNCP football opening season ranked No.21 PEMBROKE — On the heels of a 2013 campaign that included its second berth into the NCAA Division II Playoffs, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football team checked in at No. 21 in the American Football Coaches Association Division... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:25:04 EST Governor: Pipeline could fuel local economy PEMBROKE — Robeson County is expected to see a boom in economic economic growth as a result of a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline that will originate in Harrison County, W.Va., pass through Virginia, and end here, Gov. Pat McCrory... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:21:07 EST Man shot by deputy RED SPRINGS — A Red Springs man is recovering after being shot in the face by a Robeson County sheriff's deputy early Monday morning. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:46:05 EST Vet recovering well from bite LUMBERTON — After being bitten and severely injured while attempting to administer a rabies shot to a pit bull at the White House Fire Department on Thursday, Dr. David Brooks, bleeding from his mouth, kept on working, treating two other dogs... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:37:06 EST Bargains found during annual downtown sale LUMBERTON — More than 3,000 bargain hunters flocked downtown on Monday looking for a good deal as Revitalize Downtown Lumberton held its 20th annual Labor Day yard sale. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:44:06 EST McIntrye presented Long Leaf award LUMBERTON — U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, a Lumberton native, was recently presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian honor. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:27:10 EST $100M couldn’t lure Toyota to Charlotte$100M-couldnt-lure-Toyota-to-Charlotte RALEIGH — North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:29:07 EST Poultry plant could mean 1,000 jobs in Cumberland FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Residents who live near a Cumberland County site being considered for a $113 million poultry plant are divided. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:20:06 EST Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne's “downer” year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:24:08 EST (No heading) Sprint Cup standingsAfter 25 of 36 races1. Jeff Gordon, 8722. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 8513. Matt Kenseth, 7944. Joey Logano, 7915. Brad Keselowski, 7826. Jimmie Johnson, 766 Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:08:03 EST (No heading) Sprint Cup resultsOral-B USA 500Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway1. (10) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 335 laps, 105.2 rating, 47 points, $310,965.2. (5) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 335, 118.6, 43, $264,741. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:06:07 EST Wood whiffs 12 as Gattis, Braves nip Marlins ATLANTA (AP) — The last time Alex Wood started against Miami at Turner Field, he pitched eight strong innings before losing 1-0 to Jose Fernandez. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:17:07 EST Henley leads a large chasing pack at Deutsche Bank NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Russell Henley either was playing down his chances or looking at Rory McIlroy's name high on the leaderboard in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:37:05 EST New UNCP gallery director holds first exhibition PEMBROKE — Art history professor Nancy Palm has been named director of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's A.D. Gallery, and her first exhibition is already hanging on the walls of the gallery in Locklear Hall. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:21:06 EST Prevatte gets homebuilder award LUMBERTON — Tonnie Prevatte, owner of Prevatte's Home Sales in Lumberton, recently received the Rollan Jones Member of Year award by the membership of the North Carolina Manufactured and Modular Homebuilders Association. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:18:09 EST UNCP students gain from summer internship at COMtech PEMBROKE — When an internship comes with a non-disclosure agreement, chances are it's going to be a great learning experience. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:17:10 EST