Robesonian- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:56:20 EST 1800 Crime report TheftsCandi Oxendine reported Monday that 20 sweatshirts, valued at a total of $300, were stolen from Cracker Barrel on Lackey Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:52:09 EST Council: Townsend violating ethics rule PEMBROKE — Fourteen members of the Lumbee Tribal Council cast votes Tuesday night saying council member Larry Townsend is in violation of the tribe's ethics policy. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:07 EST Full Three Rivers Conference football awards Offensive Player of the Year: Terrin Manning (Whiteville)Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew Powell (Whiteville) Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:45:05 EST Fairmont leads 3 Rivers awards FAIRMONT — The Fairmont football team led the way for Robeson County in the Three Rivers Conference this season, finishing the season second among 2A schools and third in the final standings. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:36:05 EST UNCP forward Miles named All-Region for 2nd time in career KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior Sam Miles was one of 11 Peach Belt Conference soccer players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Southeast Region squad. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:36:04 EST Fairmont board concerned with undesignated funds FAIRMONT — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night tabled any action on an ordinance that would ban “sagging” pants within the town in favor of giving more time to the town's annual audit. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:30:04 EST 23 gifts push fund past $16,000 mark$16000-mark That's more like it. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:23:03 EST A Christmas treat Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:35:09 EST Group wants more energy sharing RALEIGH — A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:22:04 EST Two more selected in Car Giveway FAIR BLUFF — Employees from BB&T and Graphic Packaging round out the list of finalists who have a chance to win a new ride this year in the United Way of Robeson County's ninth annual Car Giveaway. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:59:07 EST Maxton to schedule hearings on closing CSX railroad crossing MAXTON — Maxton remains on track to close one of the CSX railroad crossings in town. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:52:05 EST Crime report Theft Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:30:08 EST FBI presence adds confidence justice will prevail There appears to be a tug-of-war for who deserves credit for the FBI's decision to join the investigation of a Bladen County teenager who died in August as a result of a hanging — a death that so far has been ruled a suicide. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:27:05 EST ‘Person of interest’ no longer sought in robbery FAIRMONT — As the Fairmont Police Department continues to seek information in a November armed robbery, interim Police Chief Kimothy Monroe says officers are no longer looking for a person of interest who was identified after the... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:03:06 EST McCrory’s broken promise hurting the state The stories are coming fast and furious now. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that schools in Rockingham County, the home of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, don't have enough textbooks to go around and there's no money to make... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:34:13 EST Government should mind own business RALEIGH — The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average. But few would describe the general trend as impressive by historical... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:28:04 EST Braves upset ninth-ranked Mount Olive PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke men's basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field and used a key second-half run to upset ninth-ranked Mount Olive, 86-74, on Monday evening in the English E. Jones... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:40:02 EST Red Springs boys move to 3-0 in conference RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs boys basketball team put up another big defensive effort against South Columbus Monday night, holding the Mustangs to only 13 first-half points on the way to a 64-34 win. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:39:04 EST Family mourns man killed in robbery attempt RED SPRINGS — With Christmas a little more than a week away, James Johnson's family would normally be putting the final touches on a big holiday celebration. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:30:06 EST Answers sought BLADENBORO — Under a perfectly clear, sunny sky on Saturday morning, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led community supporters and the family of the late Lennon Lacy on a 1.2-mile march to draw attention to the teenager's death,... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:55:03 EST