Robesonian- RSS Feed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:16:17 EST 1800 Funding cut robs students of text books SHANNON — Wiley Bullard tries to help his grandson with his homework as often as possible, but Bullard hit a stumbling block recently when he asked to see his grandson's textbook.Cameron didn't have one. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:46:18 EST When it rains …. PEMBROKE — During a recent heavy rain, Rose Locklear called The Robesonian and invited a reporter to her home. But she couldn't welcome him inside as the structure was an island in the middle of a temporary pond. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:56:10 EST Fourth person dies of flu in Robeson LUMBERTON — Four people in Robeson County have died from influenza during this flu season, with the latest coming early last week, according to a Robeson County health official. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:36:11 EST Crime report TheftsEvia Locklear, of Olive Drive, Lumberton, reported Thursday that a $180 Cobra pistol was stolen from her home, according to a police report. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:16:13 EST A high cost to free education RALEIGH — The federal proposal that the president is calling “America's College Promise” has inspired fanfare and controversy that go beyond President Obama's decision earlier this week not to interfere with so-called 529... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:16:12 EST Kelvin Sampson headlines UNCP’s annual Cash Bash PEMBROKE — A familiar face will return to Pembroke in April when The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Braves Club hosts its annual Cash Bash fundraiser. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:16:17 EST Schlaufman: County win readies Pirates for SEC tourney Make no mistake, there was a highly competitive atmosphere for Wednesday's All-County wrestling tournament at Lumberton. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:06:11 EST Friday’s local sports briefs Tonight's basketball gamesFairmont at East ColumbusPinecrest at LumbertonScotland at Purnell SwettRed Springs at WhitevilleSouth Columbus at South Robeson Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:01:20 EST GRU Augusta upsets No. 14 Braves AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 14th-ranked University of North Carolina at Pembroke basketball team overcame a 13-point first half to a late lead against GRU Augusta on Wednesday but a pair of free throws by Keshun Sherrill with 1.8 seconds left helped the... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:01:16 EST Health worker accused of robbing elderly client ST. PAULS — A health care worker has been charged with stealing from her elderly patient's bank account.Police charged Lisa D. McGee, 28, of Shannon, on Thursday with misdemeanor financial fraud. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:16:11 EST Nine die of flu, all were elderly RALEIGH (AP) — Nine people died from flu-related illness in North Carolina last week, the smallest number for a reporting period in more than a month. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:41:11 EST UNC warns students, employees of scam CHAPE:L HILL (AP) — The University of North Carolina is warning students and employees of separate Internet scams. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:17 EST Bear suspected in woman’s death COLUMBIA (AP) — Officials in Tyrrell County say a woman known for feeding bears may have been killed by one of the animals. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:15 EST McIntyre no longer candidate of chancellor at UNC-Wilmington WILMINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre, who recently ended an 18-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives, is no longer being considered for the position of chancellor of the University of North Carolina at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:11 EST Crime report TheftsValerie Barwick reported Wednesday that $146.97 worth of Newport cigarettes were stolen from Sun Do on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:11 EST Better than the boys LUMBERTON — Lumberton wrestling coach Jamie Bell has seen it before.A new opponent steps onto the mat with Haley Roach and doesn't give her the benefit of the doubt. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:21:37 EST Aggressive guards help Fairmont nab 8th win in a row FAIRMONT — The Fairmont boys basketball team won its eighth straight game on Wednesday night, using a 13-3 run in the final period to outlast West Bladen 64-56 in a non-conference matchup. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:16:14 EST Bill requires diabetes testing before age of 2 RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 encompasses most of Robeson County, would require that children 2 and under be screened for diabetes by pediatricians, Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:51:13 EST Child stable after fall into pool LUMBERTON — A 20-month old child is in stable condition days after falling into a pool at a Lumberton home and being rushed to the hospital via the coordinated efforts of multiple emergency departments. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:06:11 EST Audit gives Rowland a thumbs up ROWLAND — An auditor told the Rowland Board of Commissioners on Wednesday that there have been across-the-board improvements to the town's finances. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:51:12 EST