Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:34:58 EST 1800 Man who escaped while being questioned under $500K bond$500K-bond LUMBERTON — A man who fled the Robeson County Sheriff's Office last week has been jailed under a $500,000 bond that may grow as more charges are brought against him. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:18:12 EST County 4th in DWI arrests during DOT campaign LUMBERTON — Robeson County law enforcement made more than 100 DWI arrests during a Labor Day Booze It & Lose it campaign — the fourth highest total in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:13:16 EST Crime report Thefts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:51:07 EST Stephens quits DSS board, cites conflict LUMBERTON — Commissioner Jerry Stephens on Monday ended his short term as a member of the county's Department of Social Services board, a position that he told fellow commissioners might create for him a conflict of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:01:12 EST Man who fled Sheriff’s Office while being questioned back in custody LUMBERTON — A man who shuffled out of the Sheriff's Office while in shackles on Friday night walked back inside the office today to surrender after three and half days on the lam. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:12:06 EST New lights OK’d for Fairmont field LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County's Board of Education approved the purchase of $259,000 worth of lights for the Fairmont High School football field during a special meeting on Monday. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:19:09 EST Crack, pot seized during bust SHANNON — Three people have been charged in a drug bust that netted marijuana plants and crack cocaine, according to a Robeson County Sheriff's Office narcotics agent. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:05:06 EST Police: No evidence student was killed BOONE (AP) — North Carolina police say there is no evidence that an Appalachian State University student was killed, adding that the subject of a week-long search was intent on harming herself. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:19:04 EST Charges dropped against protestor RALEIGH (AP) — A Wake County Superior Court judge has dismissed a trespassing case against a protester arrested at the N.C. Legislative Building, a ruling that could have an impact on future cases. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:16:06 EST Compromise sought on Bonner Bridge work RALEIGH (AP) — The two sides facing off in a dispute over a replacement for the Bonner Bridge say talks are underway to break the impasse. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:12:06 EST Crime report TheftsDomingo Gonzalez, of Atlanta, reported Friday that an $8,000 white enclosed trailer was stolen from Econo Lodge on Kahn Drive in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:01:10 EST Taking care of business WASHINGTON — The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce took a group of 20 delegates to the nation's capital last week to attend Congressman Mike McIntyre's 18th annual Taking Care of Business summit. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:45:05 EST New Walmart hiring 95 ST. PAULS — Walmart plans to hire as many as 95 associates to work at its forthcoming Neighborhood Market store in St. Pauls. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:43:03 EST A smattering of show tunes PEMBROKE — A veritable Whitman's Sampler of show tunes, “Broadway Rox” blends more than 20 of musical theater's most memorable numbers into one concert. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:40:05 EST Peace in the Park concert series continues Thursday PEMBROKE — The third annual Peace in the Park concert series in Pembroke will continue Thursday with a performance from Wilmington folk rock band L Shape Lot. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:39:10 EST Designer booked for benefit LUMBERTON — Nationally renowned clothing designer Alexander Julian will lend his expertise to an upcoming fashion show that will benefit the Robeson County Public Library. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:39:09 EST Prisoner escapes in shackles LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 23-year-old man who escaped custody in shackles and bare feet on Friday night. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:04 EST Walking trail complete at Southeastern Health Park LUMBERTON — With the help of more than 100 volunteers, a walking trail at the site of Southeastern Health Park is complete. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:35:12 EST On public health, prescriptions and pets September 2014 marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month as sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. A simple goal of this designation is to educate the public in how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters —... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:35:10 EST Health briefs PEMBROKE — Registration is now open for health and dance workshops sponsored by Workshops On Wheels. Lyrical Dance workshops, for girls ages 7 to 10 years old, will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m.. Hip-Hop Dance workshops, for boys and girls... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:35:08 EST