Robesonian- RSS Feed Wed, 27 May 2015 14:48:46 EST 1800 Crime report Thefts Wed, 27 May 2015 13:56:18 EST Sen. Rucho’s disdain for the rules It's often difficult to generate much interest in stories about the abuse of the legislative process but the behavior of Sen. Bob Rucho last week promoted a flurry of them. And his troubling defense of his undemocratic actions may be more... Wed, 27 May 2015 13:36:11 EST (No heading) Leach announces annual football/cheer campLUMBERTON — Former Super Bowl Champion and Rowland native Vonta Leach will be holding his 10th annual football and cheer camp next month. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:51:22 EST Survivor’s story This is the first of three profiles of cancer survivors in advance of the annual Relay for Life, which begins Friday. It's website is at — editor. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:41:30 EST DSS: No issue on food stamp applications LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Department of Social Services is not having any trouble getting food stamp applications processed quickly, a problem that is occurring elsewhere in the state. Wed, 27 May 2015 10:01:22 EST Sanderson, 69, praised for training officers LUMBERTON — James Sanderson, a longtime law enforcement officer and instructor in Robeson County who twice made runs for sheriff as a Republican candidate, is being remembered for his ability to train young people in the profession he... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:21:18 EST Anderson taking his game global PEMBROKE — As a top player for the Purnell Swett High School boys basketball team, Lamel Anderson is used to experiencing and affecting the game in different ways for his team. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:46:21 EST Early College prepares pair for next step As Rachel Maynor walked across the stage to graduate from Robeson Early College High School on Friday, her accolades were evident in the numerous honor cords, which were draped around her neck. Maynor, the class valedictorian, had already received an... Wed, 27 May 2015 09:46:28 EST Fairmont does budget work FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners took a look at a proposed budget Tuesday night that keeps the 73-cent property tax rate the same and does not include any new fees or salary increases for town employees. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:21:21 EST Cummings has right stuff to lead at UNCP Robin Cummings' career path has always had an upward trajectory, but there was little about it that suggested he would one day ascend to the top leadership position at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:31:13 EST Silver Alert issued for missing 64-year-old FAYETTEVILLE — A Silver Alert has been issued for a Fayetteville man who is believed to be heading toward Shannon. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:26:21 EST 3 dies in SC drownings MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Sumter man who drowned at Myrtle Beach during the Memorial Day weekend. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:51:14 EST Baby dies from crash injuries HAMPSTEAD (AP) — A baby born after his mother had to undergo an emergency C-section following a crash that killed his brother has died. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:46:16 EST Bill would toughen penalties for graffiti RALEIGH (AP) — A bill with tougher penalties for people who spray-paint or scribble on public or private property in North Carolina is nearing Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Wed, 27 May 2015 07:41:12 EST Crime report TheftsMiriam Bryan, of Hardin Road, Lumberton, reported Monday that a $40 propane tank was stolen from her home and $200 in damage was done to her grill, according to a police report. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:31:16 EST GOP on the rise in Robeson If 301 more voters were to switch registration from Democrat to either Republican or Unaffiliated in Lumberton Precinct No. 1, it would become the first county precinct to drop under 50 percent Democratic registration. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:06:25 EST NC considers rules for virtual currency RALEIGH — Legislators in America's second-largest banking center are considering regulations for Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:31:10 EST Study shows low lifespan in Robeson LUMBERTON — According to information released by NC Child, a baby born in Robeson County has an average lifespan four years shorter than the average baby born in North Carolina. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:21:20 EST Edwards pushes until the end CONCORD — Carl Edwards didn't have the fastest car on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.He didn't need it. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:31:21 EST Photo Gallery: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Photos by Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Tue, 26 May 2015 11:06:19 EST