Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:37:36 EST 1800 UNCP students get schooled on the need to vote http://robesonian.com/news/news/50404410/UNCP-students-get-schooled-on-the-need-to-vote PEMBROKE — With the Nov. 4 General Election just more than a month away, students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke were urged Monday to get out and vote. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:06 EST 3 charged with drug crimes http://robesonian.com/news/news/50400869/3-charged-with-drug-crimes LUMBERTON — Three people were charged with drug crimes on Saturday, including one who was wanted for similar offenses last month, according to the Sheriff's Office. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:26:07 EST Skies to clear for Pembroke Day fun http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50401217/Skies-to-clear-for-Pembroke-Day-fun PEMBROKE — This time, Mother Nature appears to be cooperating. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:09:06 EST Dancers paired for United Way http://robesonian.com/news/news/50398464/Dancers-paired-for-United-Way LUMBERTON — Stephanie Chavis, the director of Emergency Services for Robeson County, has a secret weapon going into this year's Dancing with the Robeson County Stars — a county full of fire departments ripe for rehearsals, and maybe... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:51:06 EST Innocence panel to examine murder case at UNC-Charlotte http://robesonian.com/news/news/50404461/Innocence-panel-to-examine-murder-case-at-UNC-Charlotte CHARLOTTE. (AP) — A North Carolina group is reviewing the case of a man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina Charlotte student more than six years ago. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:11:07 EST Fairmont board briefed on water system woes http://robesonian.com/news/news/50400520/Fairmont-board-briefed-on-water-system-woes LUMBERTON — The Fairmont Board of Commissioners during a special meeting on Monday got a crash course in a new program that will help the town monitor the age and state of its water and sewer system. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:06 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50399757/Crime-report TheftsBrandy Simmons reported Friday that a coat and two pairs of shoes, valued at a total of $79.91, were stolen from Athletic Warehouse on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:31:06 EST Cummings: Merger proposal has ‘merit’ http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50387070/Cummings:-Merger-proposal-has-merit LUMBERTON — Robeson County Commissioner Raymond Cummings, the chairman of the county's Department of Social Services Board, believes it may not be a bad idea to consider a call for the county to become more involved in overseeing... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:02:05 EST Metcon recognized for safety http://robesonian.com/news/business/50371831/Metcon-recognized-for-safety PEMBROKE — Last week, Metcon Inc. became one of only 23 companies across the state to receive a Building Star award from the North Carolina Department of Labor. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:07 EST Focused on fiber http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/50379202/Focused-on-fiber PEMBROKE — A new exhibit at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's A.D. Gallery showcases the work of seven textile artists from across the country. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:19:06 EST ‘Lizard Lick Towing’ stars to appear at flea market Saturday http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/50379550/Lizard-Lick-Towing-stars-to-appear-at-flea-market-Saturday LUMBERTON — The stars of truTV's popular reality show “Lizard Lick Towing” will visit Robeson County on Saturday as part of a wrestling match at the Lumberton Flea Market. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:17:09 EST Poor health can lead to poor attitude http://robesonian.com/news/health/50371580/Poor-health-can-lead-to-poor-attitude A woman was at her hairdresser getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to hairdresser, who responded: “Rome? Why would anyone want to go to Rome? It's crowded and dirty. So how are you getting... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:27:03 EST Prevention key to stopping viral infections http://robesonian.com/news/health/50367471/Prevention-key-to-stopping-viral-infections The list of viruses making the headlines seems never ending. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:26:08 EST Gibson Cancer Center welcomes medical oncologist to staff http://robesonian.com/news/health/50359902/Gibson-Cancer-Center-welcomes-medical-oncologist-to-staff LUMBERTON — Mouna Abouamara, a medical oncologist, has joined Gibson Cancer Center, an affiliate of Southeastern Health. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:26:05 EST Health briefs http://robesonian.com/news/health/50359795/Health-briefs LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health will sponsor a Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness event on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Biggs Park Mall. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:25:10 EST Program recognized http://robesonian.com/news/health/50359878/Program-recognized LUMBERTON — A $5,000 grant has been awarded to a Robeson County Health Department program that benefits children with special health care needs. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:24:07 EST Experience is his best teacher http://robesonian.com/news/news/50380163/Experience-is-his-best-teacher LUMBERTON — Tommy Crawford has struggled with depression and bipolar disorder for much of his life, even attempting suicide on three occasions. But, he says, those struggles are what makes him who he is. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:29:03 EST Man killed in accident was from Maxton http://robesonian.com/news/news/50391717/Man-killed-in-accident-was-from-Maxton MAXTON — A man killed by a vehicle while lying on a Raeford road last week has been identified as being a Maxton resident. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:55:04 EST Early voting sites hit high for mid-term http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50384844/Early-voting-sites-hit-high-for-mid-term LUMBERTON — Despite charges by Democrats and others that new voting regulations passed by the GOP-controlled General Assembly stifle opportunities for minority voting, the state Board of Elections says more early voting sites will be available... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:02:05 EST Tribe takes center for a spin with music festival http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle/50373577/Tribe-takes-center-for-a-spin-with-music-festival PEMBROKE — After months of restoration work, the Lumbee Tribe will throw a spotlight on its recently acquired Cultural Center during a gospel festival on Saturday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:18:05 EST