Robesonian- RSS Feed Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:10:24 EST 1800 Special teams strike in LHS win LUMBERTON — As Tyreik McCallum lined up in the backfield for the opening kickoff of Friday's 35-21 win against Pine Forest, the Lumberton sophomore was simply looking for a hole. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:49:06 EST Rams roll to victory PEMBROKE — After an early miscue, it looked like the Red Springs football team might avenge last year's loss to the Purnell Swett. The Red Devils saw Cody Freeman connect with Eric Graham on a 45-yard touchdown pass to take a 6-0 lead on... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:11 EST Red Springs teenager shot LAURINBURG — Authorities are searching for leads in the case of a Robeson County teenager admitted to the Scotland Memorial Hospital emergency room on Thursday with apparent gunshot wounds. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:41:05 EST US sailor turned spy dies in NC prison RALEIGH — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:08:03 EST Attack dog tested for rabies LUMBERTON — A pit bull that attacked a local veterinarian during a rabies clinic Thursday has been euthanized so that it can be determined if the animal suffered with rabies. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:09:04 EST Campbell goes deep for United Way LUMBERTON — Twenty-five local agencies are rolling out their annual campaigns to support the United Way of Robeson County — but one company is aiming to raise nearly a third of the fundraising goal on its own. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:06 EST RCC, schools team up on reading LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College and the Public Schools of Robeson County will pilot a Common Read program this fall designed to enhance critical reading skills of students in both systems. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:04 EST Crime report TheftsHazel Hayes reported Thursday that $6.79 worth of gasoline was stolen from Spinx on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:56:05 EST Party labels don’t always register RALEIGH — I can't tell you the number of times I've seen people recommend or discount political predictions by citing party registration. Reacting to a voter survey, for example, they compare the party-identification data in the poll... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:01:04 EST Vet bitten by pit bull during rabies clinic LUMBERTON — A local veterinarian suffered severe facial damage Thursday night when he was bitten on the face by a dog as he attempted to give the animal a rabies shot. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST Rise of foster children challenges DSS LUMBERTON — The number of Robeson County children needing temporary foster care is growing so rapidly that the county's Department of Social Services says it needs to hire at least two new foster care workers. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:10:05 EST Fireworks on Saturday at LHS LUMBERTON — Lumberton's annual fireworks show, which had been scheduled for July 3 to celebrate the nation's birthday, will be held on Saturday at Brooks Stadium at Lumberton High Schoos. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:57:09 EST Buie hearing set for Tuesday LUMBERTON — District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have been in prison for 30 years in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year old, saying new DNA evidence is favorable to their... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:33:08 EST Same position, different perspectives PEMBROKE — Thristian Lowry was by no means a poor quarterback for Purnell Swett last season. Lowry threw for more than 1,500 yards, rushed for 337 more and was responsible for 20 of his team's touchdowns during the team's 3-8... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:28:11 EST Lumber River falls 12-3 in World Series championship game By Rick McCorkleThe Daily NewsLONGVIEW, Wash. — The start was just about perfect for Lumber River. The finish couldn't have been much worse. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:28:08 EST 5 named to UNCP Hall of Fame PEMBROKE — All-Americans Whitney Beverly, Jason Morales, Danielle Richardson, Jelena Shaw and legendary mens soccer coach Mike Schaeffer were been named the newest members of the UNC Pembroke Athletics Hall of Fame, athletics director Dick... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:27:06 EST Power Poll: Surprising Pirates lead county rankings entering Week 2 As the Lumberton football team was preparing for the upcoming season, there seemed to be a constant buzz about the team's season opener against Douglas Byrd. Even knowing that the Eagles aren't as strong as they've ever been, it was... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:26:03 EST Local sports briefs: Purnell Swett tennis tops Scotland Purnell Swett tennis tops Scotland Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:25:06 EST City man charged after car chase ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man left the Bladen County Courthouse Thursday morning and proceeded to lead lawmen on a high-speed chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested, according to sheriff's... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:56:06 EST Week of protests ends at the Capitol RALEIGH — A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wrapped up a week of protests on Thursday with speeches, call-and-response chants and a march around the state Capitol. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:08:10 EST