Robesonian- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:05:09 EST 1800 School spending is up, not down RALEIGH — Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:45:07 EST McCrory gets pardon request RALEIGH — Two men recently freed from prison after 30 years have applied for pardons of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:04 EST UNCP tops in student diversity PEMBROKE — An online publication has named The University of North Carolina at Pembroke the most diverse graduate school in the South. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:09 EST Richmond rocks Pirates in 2nd half LUMBERTON — With Lumberton in a bit of a rebuilding mode this year, the players on the Richmond soccer team have started to build a buzz as one of the top teams in the Southeastern Conference. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:14:09 EST Living a balanced life FAYETTEVILLE — Going into the 1983 high school football season, Red Springs wasn't a team that was viewed as much of a threat. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:14:07 EST Southeastern retains funding for Head Start LAURINBURG — Less than a month after losing state funding for its weatherization program, Southeastern Community and Family Services has received confirmation that it will continue to receive U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:49:09 EST Warrant: Accused killer thought children were going to ‘chop him up’ COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids “were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs,” according to an unredacted arrest warrant released... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:27:07 EST McCrory unveils 25-year plan for NC transportation RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday presented his long-anticipated North Carolina transportation plan that sets regional and statewide infrastructure goals for the next generation while purposely leaving many details to the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:23:11 EST Berger tweaks ad following NAACP complaint RALEIGH — Senate leader Phil Berger's campaign on Wednesday changed a television commercial highlighting his role in passing a photo identification requirement to vote in North Carolina after it became the subject of an elections... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:16:04 EST No excuse for DWI numbers in Robeson Co. Years ago we stumbled across an interesting dynamic in the reporting of crime statistics, which we will acknowledge are not trustworthy because apples can only be compared with apples if the reporting agencies follow similar guidelines in what they... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:07:08 EST Crime report TheftsAmber Smith, of Cricket Hollow Road, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that her $400 Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen at Walmart on Fayetteville Road, according to a police report. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:15 EST Murder victim’s family still trying to find justice To the Editor, Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:44:11 EST McCrory keeping eye on Senate race The heated battle between for a U.S. Senate seat from North Carolina between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan and her Republican challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, has unfolded as most political observers expected. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:19:08 EST Man charged with murder try LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting another man, who one week later remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:06:05 EST Mistakes cripple Mustangs WHITEVILLE — The South Robeson volleyball team's postseason hopes took a brief hit Tuesday night when as the Mustangs fell to Whiteville in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-15 in a key Three Rivers Conference matchup. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:07 EST Fairmont jumps to first FAIRMONT — During the 2013 season, there was only one obstacle the Fairmont volleyball team struggled to overcome: South Columbus. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:05 EST Fairmont turns to deputies to aid town police FAIRMONT — Fifteen Robeson County sheriff's deputies will be pitching in part-time to keep Fairmont safe. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:27:07 EST Burr says he will seek 3rd Senate term RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:38:07 EST NC man’s admission solves 1997 murder PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:33:03 EST NAACP: Berger ad attempt to quash vote RALEIGH — The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:31:06 EST