Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:40:03 EST 1800 Council gives naming rights for performance shelter to SeHealth http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152179879/Council-gives-naming-rights-for-performance-shelter-to-SeHealth LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council today awarded naming rights to a performance space downtown to Southeastern Health — but not before nearly an hour of discussing the facts of the deal and the intentions of those involved. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:06:13 EST GOP picks leadership, names delegates http://robesonian.com/news/news/152169503/GOP-picks-leadership-names-delegates LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Republican Party held its party convention Tuesday, with the keynote speaker being state GOP Vice Chairman Carolyn Justice. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:16:21 EST 911 calls relate I-95 gold heist http://robesonian.com/news/news/152170765/911-calls-relate-I-95-gold-heist RALEIGH — Shortly after the heist of millions of dollars in gold bars, confused drivers told 911 dispatchers that they saw uniformed drivers run into the North Carolina highway with their hands bound, motioning for help, according to recordings... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:46:14 EST Pembroke holds raffle to help mayor’s family http://robesonian.com/news/news/152154505/Pembroke-holds-raffle-to-help-mayors-family PEMBROKE — The Pembroke Town Council is holding a raffle to benefit the family of Mayor Milton Hunt, who has spent the past several months recovering from open-heart surgery. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:26:12 EST BACK TO THE SHOW http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-sports/152165523/BACK-TO-THE-SHOW BLADENBORO — Fairmont High School sophomore Julius Caulder stepped up to the free-throw line on Tuesday night with his team nursing a two-point lead and a deafening West Bladen crowd on its feet with less than a minute to play. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:56:16 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/news/152167375/ Scott Schlaufman | The Robesonian Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:21:11 EST Red Springs wants to enclose farmers marker http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/151693730/Red-Springs-wants-to-enclose-farmers-marker RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners was split Tuesday night on whether to seek a grant to build an enclosure for the current farmers market. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:16:15 EST House finishes spending bill http://robesonian.com/news/news/152169652/House-finishes-spending-bill RALEIGH — The North Carolina House completed work Tuesday on a cleanup spending bill for this fiscal year, but not before voting down a provision originally inserted by the chamber's majority leader related to fracking. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:36:11 EST House OKs incentive packages bill http://robesonian.com/news/news/152169389/House-OKs-incentive-packages-bill RALEIGH — House Republicans gave support Tuesday to expanding economic recruitment tools sought by Gov. Pat McCrory, despite continued grumbling by some GOP members that targeted incentives aren't the way to go. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:01:12 EST Prosecutors to seek death in triple-murder http://robesonian.com/news/news/152169335/Prosecutors-to-seek-death-in-triple-murder DURHAM — Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young people in North Carolina in a case that garnered national attention and calls to investigate a potential hate crime. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:51:12 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/152152717/Crime-report TheftsSandy Sun reported Friday that eight cell phones covers, valued at a total of $464, were stolen from Sandy's Gfts and Imports on North Elm Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:41:11 EST Nance exits as director of COMtech http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152143537/Nance-exits-as-director-of-COMtech PEMBROKE — The executive director of the COMtech Business Park has accepted an economic development job with the state. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:01:17 EST Seuss on the loose http://robesonian.com/news/news/152144520/Seuss-on-the-loose Contributed photo | The Cat in the Hat made an appearance at Rosenwald Elementary and other schools across the district Monday as part of Read Across America — an annual event that celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday by promoting literacy. Born... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:36:14 EST Man killed in collision with deputy’s car http://robesonian.com/news/news/152122163/Man-killed-in-collision-with-deputys-car LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man was killed this weekend after running a stop sign and colliding with a sheriff's deputy's patrol car, according to the state Highway Patrol. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:11:17 EST Teenager charged in shooting deaths in Cumberland Co. http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/152144340/Teenager-charged-in-shooting-deaths-in-Cumberland-Co. LUMBER BRIDGE — A Lumber Bridge teen sought by Cumberland County authorities has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two people in Hope Mills in January. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:11:16 EST $4.8M in gold stolen in I-95 heist http://robesonian.com/news/news/152143877/$4.8M-in-gold-stolen-in-I-95-heist RALEIGH — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:16:11 EST Pembroke OKs live bands for local restaurent http://robesonian.com/news/business/152141359/Pembroke-OKs-live-bands-for-local-restaurent PEMBROKE — Live music is back on the menu at a Pembroke restaurant. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:06:17 EST Lawmaker wants state to pay for sand removal http://robesonian.com/news/news/152143884/Lawmaker-wants-state-to-pay-for-sand-removal ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — The state should pay for removing sand from beach highways the same way it pays for removing snow and ice after a winter storm, a member of the state Board Transportation said. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:46:12 EST 4th person dies from shootings in Tarboro http://robesonian.com/news/news/152143891/4th-person-dies-from-shootings-in-Tarboro TARBORO (AP) — Another person has died from injuries suffered in a shooting spree in Tarboro, bringing the death toll to four, including the suspected killer. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST Director of state courts retiring http://robesonian.com/news/news/152143897/Director-of-state-courts-retiring RALEIGH (AP) — The top administrator of North Carolina's court system says he's retiring after a career of more than 40 years in the judicial system. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:31:13 EST