Robesonian- RSS NEWS?profile=1011 Feed Thu, 25 Dec 2014 11:35:58 EST 1800 Getting education back on track RALEIGH — When state legislators created a new commission last summer to review North Carolina's participation in Common Core standards for elementary and secondary schools, they made an excellent decision. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:08:03 EST Suspect in store murder surrenders to police RED SPRINGS — A fifth person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that killed an elderly customer and wounded a clerk at a Main Street convenience store. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:26:06 EST Dominion sues landowners over access STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources is suing more than 40 landowners in Virginia who won't allow the energy company to survey their properties for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:46:03 EST House fire in Hoke County kills 70-year-old woman RAEFORD — A 70-year-old woman has died in a fire in Hoke County.Two children in the home were rescued shortly after the fire around 8 a.m. Tuesday, The Fayetteville Observer reported. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:38:15 EST Red Springs threatened over sewer discharge RED SPRINGS — The Southern Environmental Law Center, acting on behalf of the Winyah Rivers Foundation, has put the state and town of Red Springs on notice that if steps are not beefed up within the next 60 days to address issues surrounding... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:14:02 EST Hotel employee robbed by man wielding knife LUMBERTON — Lumberton police are looking for the man who robbed a Comfort Suites employee at knifepoint on Monday night. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:33:06 EST Traffic stop leads to drug charges FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing drug charges following a traffic stop, according to interim Police Chief Kimothy Monroe. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:31:09 EST Our wish list for Robeson County this Christmas On this Christmas Day, here is what we hope Robeson County residents find wrapped under our collective tree. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:28:10 EST Council gives hope to Lumbee as 2015 arrives To the Editor, Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:16:03 EST Virtual schools could be coming North Carolina schoolchildren may be attending classes on their home computers next year after a state education committee moved the applications of two proposed virtual charter schools forward. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:58:09 EST Statesville plant to add 120 jobs STATESVILLE (AP) — A Chinese company is putting its North American headquarters in Statesville, creating 120 jobs. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:33:05 EST Flu threat forces SRMC restrictions LUMBERTON — Because of the rapidly rising number of flu-related illnesses, Southeastern Regional Medical Center on Tuesday began restricting visits to patients. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:30:04 EST A white Christmas? Almost never LUMBERTON — Dreaming of a white Christmas?Keep dreaming.It's not happening today, and it rarely happens in Robeson County. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:24:03 EST Warrant issued in murder RED SPRINGS — Red Springs police have issued a warrant for a fifth person in connection with a shooting that killed one person and left another injured at a Main Street convenience store. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:51:12 EST NC approaches 10M in population RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolinas continue to rank among the nation's fastest-growing states, newly released U.S. Census population estimates show. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:38:05 EST Firefighters in Red Springs quit in policy dispute RED SPRINGS — The person the town wants to serve as interim chief of the Red Springs Volunteer Fire Department has declined the appointment, raising questions about who will lead firefighters embroiled in a dispute with the town. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:35:09 EST Officer cleared in shooting death NEW BERN (AP) — State investigators say an officer was justified when he shot and killed a man who had pulled a gun on police earlier this month at a home in Craven County. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:40:06 EST 2014 Robeson County Shootout photo gallery By Scott Schlaufman and Caleb Burggraaf Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:19:08 EST Twas the might before Christmas Twas the week before Christmas and as far as the eye could see,Governor Pat was melting down over the tales of Lending Tree.It's a liberal media conspiracy it's plain to see now, Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:16:04 EST Committee crafts profile for hiring UNCP chancellor PEMBROKE — The subcommittee tasked with developing a leadership profile for the next chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke decided on Monday that person should embrace the diversity of the campus, be a proven fundraiser, and... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:16:04 EST