Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:21:59 EST 1800 Fayetteville teenager missing since Monday http://robesonian.com/news/news/152225803/Fayetteville-teenager-missing-since-Monday FAYETTEVILLE — Cumberland County authorities are searching for a Fayetteville 15-year-old who has been missing since Monday. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:16:23 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/152225708/Crime-report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:16:12 EST Bill preserves anonymity for big lotto winners http://robesonian.com/news/news/152225937/Bill-preserves-anonymity-for-big-lotto-winners CLEMMONS — North Carolina law compels winners of significant lottery prizes to reveal their identities, but a proposal in the legislature would keep that information confidential unless the winner says otherwise. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:11:11 EST Judge OKs class action suit for magistrates seeking higher pay http://robesonian.com/news/news/152225802/Judge-OKs-class-action-suit-for-magistrates-seeking-higher-pay CHARLOTTE (AP) — A judge is approving class-action status to a lawsuit saying North Carolina has broken its promise to give magistrates pay raises. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:06:13 EST DOT: Exit work near end of road http://robesonian.com/news/news/152146107/DOT:-Exit-work-near-end-of-road LUMBERTON — The North Carolina Department of Transportation says that a newly configured interchange at Exit 22 that has been a headache for motorists for two-and-a-half years will be essentially finished in early April, leaving just some... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:01:11 EST Students wax eloquent for black history http://robesonian.com/news/news-news_education/152218540/Students-wax-eloquent-for-black-history LUMBERTON — Second-graders at East Robeson Primary School were paid a special visit on Friday by a civil rights icon — Rosa Parks. Actually, six of her.There were also four Michelle Obamas and three Jackie Robinsons. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:56:11 EST Bill broadens aid for survivors of slain officials http://robesonian.com/news/news/152220611/Bill-broadens-aid-for-survivors-of-slain-officials RALEIGH — A bill on its way to the state House of Representatives would allow North Carolina residents whose legal guardians or legal custodians were killed in the line of duty to attend college free of charge. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:46:11 EST Judge clears way for I-77 tolls http://robesonian.com/news/news/152224405/Judge-clears-way-for-I-77-tolls CHARLOTTE (AP) — A judge has refused to block plans to create toll lanes on Interstate 77 from Charlotte to Mooresville. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:21:11 EST Ten compete tonight during pagent at community college http://robesonian.com/news/news/152219518/Ten-compete-tonight-during-pagent-at-community-college LUMBERTON — Ten young women will compete tonight in The Miss Greater Southeastern Scholarship Pageant that will be held at the A.D. Lewis Auditorium on the campus of Robeson Community College. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:01:11 EST Redistricting in need of reform http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152216060/Redistricting-in-need-of-reform Being a good legislator requires honesty, hard work and humility. It also involves being consistent in the quest to establish a better form of government. That is why I am a consistent advocate for redistricting reform in North Carolina. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:36:12 EST Growing pains pay off for UNCP http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152194803/Growing-pains-pay-off-for-UNCP PEMBROKE — Before The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men's basketball team practices each day, coach Ben Miller presents his players with a thought of day. It's a practice he adopted from his years at Kansas, where he was... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:06:12 EST Breaking down the PBC Semifinals http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152195002/Breaking-down-the-PBC-Semifinals 2015 Peach Belt Conference Basketball ChampionshipsSaturday and Sunday at UNCP-SaturdayPBC Spirit Competition, 9 a.m. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:51:11 EST Local roundup: UNCP baseball tops St. Andrews 16-4 in mercy-rule victory http://robesonian.com/news/sports/152214517/Local-roundup:-UNCP-baseball-tops-St.-Andrews-16-4-in-mercy-rule-victory LAURINBURG — The sixth-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke baseball team fueled a 17-hit attack with four home runs and scored 16 times behind a seven-armed pitching staff en route to an NAIA mercy-rule shortened 16-4 win over St. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:46:12 EST Fairmont Middle takes Battle of Books http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/152214278/Fairmont-Middle-takes-Battle-of-Books FAIRMONT — After not participating in the program for several years, Fairmont Middle School won first place in the sixth-to-eighth grade division of the Public Schools of Robeson County's Battle of the Books competition on... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:51:13 EST Students OK after power line hits bus http://robesonian.com/news/news/152214409/Students-OK-after-power-line-hits-bus ST. PAULS — No students were injured when a power line fell on a school bus in St. Pauls on Thursday. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:06:11 EST McCrory releases ‘extremely tight’ budget http://robesonian.com/news/news/152213954/McCrory-releases-extremely-tight-budget RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory's two-year state budget proposal Thursday seeks to use taxpayer dollars to encourage new private-sector jobs and investment in North Carolina and targets government pay raises toward hard-to-staff and... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 08:36:12 EST Fitness, fun step forward http://robesonian.com/news/news/152210231/Fitness-fun-step-forward LUMBERTON — Let's get ready to Rumba. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 08:11:11 EST House wants more modest gas-tax cut http://robesonian.com/news/news/152213963/House-wants-more-modest-gas-tax-cut RALEIGH (AP) — The North Carolina House has agreed to restrain an impending cut in the state's gasoline tax to keep money flowing to road and bridge projects. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:46:14 EST McCrory lawyers make case on oversight http://robesonian.com/news/news/152213913/McCrory-lawyers-make-case-on-oversight RALEIGH — Lawyers for Gov. Pat McCrory are pressing his case that fellow Republicans at the North Carolina legislature violated the state Constitution when they created three new commissions, including the one overseeing the closure of Duke... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST Professor ends fight to keep job at UNC http://robesonian.com/news/news/152213874/Professor-ends-fight-to-keep-job-at-UNC RALEIGH — A senior professor at North Carolina's flagship public university has become the highest profile casualty in an academic fraud scandal in which some administrators helped guide athletes to classes that gave easy... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:31:16 EST