Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:11:50 EST 1800 Weather alters local sports schedules PEMBROKE — Rainstorms started in Robeson County just before noon on Friday and with them came the year's latest weather-related postponements. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:21:12 EST Two men sought in shooting death PARKTON — Robeson County authorities are looking for two men they believe shot and killed a Parkton man early this morning. The men are considered armed and dangerous. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:51:19 EST Car raffle fuels children’s club LUMBERTON — When he woke up Thursday morning, James McGirt said he had a feeling he was going to win the car being raffled off later in the day as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton/Robeson County. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:26 EST Senate passes bill that could cut utility rates RALEIGH — The state Senate acted swiftly to pass on final reading Thursday a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Lumberton and Red Springs and boost economic development throughout Eastern North Carolina. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:19 EST Citizens schooled on police work LUMBERTON — Eveland Wooten sees everything. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:26:11 EST Historic academy gets a new name RED SPRINGS — Flora Macdonald Academy has changed its name to Highlander Academy. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:26:14 EST Lawmakers agree to slow drop in gas tax RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers are agreeing to a slow drop in the state gas tax, meaning less savings for consumers than if they did nothing after deciding a sharp cut would threaten road projects. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:12 EST Former UNC coach has gift for players in death CHAPEL HILL (AP) — Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:51:11 EST Santorum: Obama determined to shut down coal-burning plants RALEIGH — President Barack Obama has a “quasi-religious” zeal to close down coal-burning power plants, past and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:41:11 EST GOP lawmakers push broader tax cuts RALEIGH — Republican legislators who cut North Carolina income taxes in part by eliminating special treatment for targeted groups say they're going further, while others feel pressure to change course and restore some breaks. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST Easter egg hunt on April 4 LUMBERTON — Golden Leaf Council 139, Knights of Pythagoras, Exclusive Fashions and Kash n' Karry will hold an Easter egg hunt on April 4. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:21:14 EST Inmate charged with assaulting officer LUMBERTON — An inmate at Lumberton Correctional Institution has been charged with assaulting an employee there. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:11:11 EST Crime report TheftShelia Oxendine, of East Raynham Road, Fairmont, reported Wednesday that her $600 iPhone was stolen at Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, according to a police report. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:16:11 EST Power deal near approval in Senate RALEIGH — The state Senate is expected to pass on final reading today a bill that could lead to lower electric bills in Lumberton and Red Springs as early as this fall, as well as boost economic development throughout Eastern North... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:41:27 EST Center cooks up meal for elders SADDLETREE — As part of its first birthday, the United Saddletree Community Center on Wednesday cooked up a meal for local residents who had celebrated 55 of them or more. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:31:23 EST Campbell making good on promise to donate stipend LUMBERTON — Robeson County Commissioner Berlester Campbell is living up to his campaign promise to donate his $700 monthly travel stipend to the community. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:56:17 EST City man charged in Bladen break-ins ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man is among six people charged with committing three break-ins in Bladen County during the past few months. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:21:12 EST Bill would transfer oversight for raising deer to sell meat RALEIGH. (AP) — North Carolina's agriculture agency could soon oversee deer farming for meat, hides and hunting scents, taking over from the state body that regulates hunting deer and other wildlife. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:06:15 EST Committee snuffs attempt to legalize medical marijuana RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina legislators are stopping efforts to legalize marijuana to treat medical conditions. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:06:14 EST N.C. State frat suspended following discovery of racist, sexist remarks RALEIGH — North Carolina State University disbanded a fraternity chapter Wednesday following the discovery of a notebook filled with sexist and racially offensive entries in a restaurant off campus. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:01:25 EST