Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:10:26 EST 1800 Police ID ‘person of interest’ in shooting in Red Springs http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/50055266/Police-ID-person-of-interest-in-shooting-in-Red-Springs RED SPRINGS — Police have named a Red Springs man they say is connected with a shooting on Sunday.Police are looking for Eric Terry, 29, of 114 Jackson St., Police Chief Ronnie Patterson said this afternoon. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST NC losing its war on gay marriage http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50055855/NC-losing-its-war-on-gay-marriage It seems fitting somehow that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the decision that marks another major step toward marriage equality in North Carolina this week, just a few days after the General Assembly voted to allow charter schools in... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST GOP poised to push ahead in Robeson http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50055662/GOP-poised-to-push-ahead-in-Robeson The General Election is looming. The question of whether Republicans are electable in Robeson has been answered. Can enough Republicans now be elected to make a difference? Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local educators pleased with proposed big raise http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-localnews1/50051764/Local-educators-pleased-with-proposed-big-raise RALEIGH — Robeson County educators are rejoicing after North Carolina House and Senate Republicans announced on Tuesday the details of a new budget that would see teacher salaries rise by 7 percent. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/news/50046080/ PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soaring Eagle Community Building, 442 Norment Road, Lumberton. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST PSRC officials attend national safety conference http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/50048253/PSRC-officials-attend-national-safety-conference LUMBERTON — School Resource Officer Denise Ward spends her days overseeing the safety of children at Fairmont and Orrum Middle School. This summer Ward joined two dozen school resource officers, principals, assistant principals and school safety... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Center raising funds for new roof http://robesonian.com/news/home_top/50029261/Center-raising-funds-for-new-roof LUMBERTON — After almost 50 years of helping others, the Robeson County Church and Community Center needs a hand. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 4 arrested for shoplifting $4K in merchandise http://robesonian.com/news/news/50052026/4-arrested-for-shoplifting-$4K-in-merchandise WILMINGTON — Wilmington police have arrested four Robeson County residents that they say stole $4,500 in merchandise from stores ranging from Gamestop to Victoria's Secret. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local roundup: UNCP softball adds Saunders to pitching staff http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50049634/UNCP-softball-adds-transfer-Saunders-to-pitching-staff PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will be adding some veteran experience in the pitching circle this spring. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Citizens must step up to fix our ailing county http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinon/50041593/Citizens-must-step-up-to-fix-our-ailing-county Robeson County suffers from an extraordinary number of maladies which negatively impact our quality of life. Race and culture, apathy toward our leadership and political process, lame educational system, attitude of dependency, high crime and property... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST COMtech invited input at Thursday event http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50041341/COMtech-invited-input-at-Thursday-event This Thursday's business mixer at Mariani's will include something more than the typical snack and chat with prizes. COMtech will be seeking input from attendees on a variety of topics and new initiatives set to roll out this fall. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board sets 2 satellite polling sites http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50042957/Board-sets-2-satellite-polling-sites LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Elections on Monday approved two early voting satellite polling sites for the November General Elections after the board's three members, two Republicans and a Democrat, could not unanimously agree... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban http://robesonian.com/news/news/50045902/Attorney-general-wont-defend-gay-marriage-ban RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Red Springs man injured during drive-by shooting http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50041640/Red-Springs-man-injured-during-drive-by-shooting RED SPRINGS — A Red Springs man is recovering after being shot outside of a residence on Sunday morning. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke to purchase agency’s assets http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50041013/Duke-to-purchase-agencys-assets RALEIGH — North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress announced this morning that they have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's generating assets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McGirt closes strong, climbs FedEx Cup list http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50040489/McGirt-closes-strong-climbs-FedEx-Cup-list LE BIZARD, Quebec — Fairmont native William McGirt didn't repeat his performances in the RBC Canadian Open from the last two years, but he did manage a 4-under-par 66 on Sunday to vault up the leaderboard and strengthen his position going... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50041514/ THEFTS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Former Braves Cox, Glavine and Maddux inducted into Hall of Fame http://robesonian.com/news/mlb-sports/50040974/Former-Braves-Cox-Glavine-and-Maddux-inducted-into-Hall-of-Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Big third inning propels Braves to win http://robesonian.com/news/mlb-sports/50040948/Big-third-inning-propels-Braves-to-win ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor is working to correct flaws in his mechanics that were discovered when he looked at this year's results and matched them up to tape from his strong 2013 season. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The truth about the unemployment rate http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50040634/The-truth-about-the-unemployment-rate RALEIGH — Several readers have corresponded with me recently about my series of columns on North Carolina's recent drop in unemployment. Why, they ask, am I devoting so much of my attention to this issue? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST