Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:03:07 EST 1800 Report finds academic issues at UNC to ‘93 http://robesonian.com/news/news/50547854/Report-finds-academic-issues-at-UNC-to-93 CHAPEL HILL — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:42:09 EST Money raised to preserve historic Civil War land http://robesonian.com/news/news/50547878/Money-raised-to-preserve-historic-Civil-War-land RALEIGH — North Carolina has raised the $310,000 needed to protect land near Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham, site of the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:07 EST Blue Cross to boost rates 13 percent http://robesonian.com/news/news/50547862/Blue-Cross-to-boost-rates-13-percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:50:04 EST ‘I heard pow, pow, pow’ http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50543638/I-heard-pow-pow-pow LUMBERTON — Neighbors say at least one man suspected in a violent home invasion on Yedda Road this week knew the victims, and they believe the family was targeted. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:01:07 EST U-boat, freighter it sank both found off of Hatteras http://robesonian.com/news/news/50547864/U-boat-freighter-it-sank-both-found-off-of-Hatteras RALEIGH — In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:01:07 EST App St. students win fight for on-campus voting site http://robesonian.com/news/news/50547900/App-St.-students-win-fight-for-on-campus-voting-site RALEIGH (AP) — Students at Appalachian State University will get to vote on campus when in-person early voting starts today following legal decisions and court appeals. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:55:05 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50542155/Crime-report Thefts Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:32:07 EST Tribal officials: Certification to mean new jobs http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50540329/Tribal-officials:-Certification-to-mean-new-jobs PEMBROKE — A U.S. Small Business Administration certification granted last week to a company owned by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has the potential to lead to countless new jobs being injected into Robeson County's and nearby... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:07 EST Neighbors shocked by violent home invasion http://robesonian.com/news/news/50535312/Neighbors-shocked-by-violent-home-invasion LUMBERTON —Neighbors of a man and wife severely injured during a home invasion on Monday night say they never expected Kenneth and Judy Byrd would be the victims of such a violent crime. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:50:09 EST Early voting starts Thursday at 3 locations http://robesonian.com/news/news/50533045/Early-voting-starts-Thursday-at-3-locations LUMBERTON — Robeson County voters who don't want to risk long lines on Nov. 4 during the General Election now have eight days to cast their ballots during early voting. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:06 EST Troopers step up patrols to catch school bus violations http://robesonian.com/news/news/50536065/Troopers-step-up-patrols-to-catch-school-bus-violations LUMBERTON — The state Highway Patrol is stepping up patrols on school bus routes and in school zones. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:17:08 EST Fairmont adds May Day event http://robesonian.com/news/news/50538151/Fairmont-adds-May-Day-event FAIRMONT — A May Day Festival that drew thousands to downtown Fairmont will become a fixture of the town's social calendar. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:11 EST Maxton briefed on options for CSX railroad crossings http://robesonian.com/news/news/50539086/Maxton-briefed-on-options-for-CSX-railroad-crossings MAXTON — A representative for the state Department of Transportation told Maxton officials on Tuesday night about options to improve the safety of three intersections where roadways cross CSX train tracks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:45:06 EST 2 more eligible to win vehicle http://robesonian.com/news/news/50534674/2-more-eligible-to-win-vehicle LUMBERTON — The United Way of Robeson County on Tuesday added two more potential winners to the pool for the 2015 Car Giveaway at Terry Chapin Nissan. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:09:10 EST VA will correct marker for Confederate soldier http://robesonian.com/news/news/50540467/VA-will-correct-marker-for-Confederate-soldier ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:40:11 EST Berger will seek protection for officials who balk on gay unions http://robesonian.com/news/news/50540456/Michael-Biesecker-Associated-Press RALEIGH — A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples.Senate Leader... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:35:08 EST Jobless rate dips in NC, but few people working http://robesonian.com/news/news/50540446/Jobless-rate-dips-in-NC-but-few-people-working RALEIGH — North Carolina's unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.7 percent in September, but so did the number of people working, state officials said Tuesday. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:28:09 EST County school employees recognized http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/50539866/County-school-employees-recognized LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County recognized its employees of the month during its recent Board of Education meeting. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:53:09 EST Students get taste of Hispanic heritage http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/50538116/Students-get-taste-of-Hispanic-heritage LUMBERTON — Wearing a traditional dress from the Dominican Republic, Margarita Hortencia Martinez Soto recently gave students at the Robeson Early College High School a true taste of Hispanic heritage. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:52:10 EST County OKs bid for jail work http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50532740/County-OKs-bid-for-jail-work LUMBERTON — A new roof on the Robeson County jail should be in place within three to four months. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:06:07 EST