Robesonian- RSS Feed Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:18 EST 1800 ACA gets it right on maternity insurance Despite early setbacks, millions of people have now enrolled in private insurance plans that meet new standards set by the Affordable Care Act. All of these policies must now cover a broad set of benefits, including prescription drugs, mental health... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local roundup: Raiders blank Lumberton 5-0 LUMBERTON — It was fitting that the Richmond softball team clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with a shutout.After all, the Raiders have yet to lose this season. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tribal Council repeals 6 ordinances PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday repealed six ordinances that a majority of members contend were in contempt of a Lumbee Supreme Court order issued earlier this month, but did so only after Councilman Terry Campbell strongly... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The racist threat from the right Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tameka Herrington Tameka Hampton-HerringtonROWLAND — Tameka L. Hampton-Herrington, 39, of 208 Benton Court, died April 14, 2014, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Claude Dial Claude DialRED SPRINGS — The Rev. Claudie Dial, 94, of 110 Goose Pond Road, died April 14, 2014. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Elim Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Woods to hold campaign rally PEMBROKE — Robeson County Commissioner Noah Woods, who represents District 4, will host a campaign rally in the Pembroke Town Park beginning at 5 p.m. today. Chicken bog will be served. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Dueling ads give preview of Hagan-Tillis race for Senate RALEIGH — In a foretaste of a potential General Election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Drill delivers sobering message PEMBROKE — A fatal car accident near Purnell Sweet High School on Thursday brought out paramedics, police, sheriff's deputies, highway patrolmen and a helicopter from New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Sampson slams the door on Richmond, Pirates move into first-place tie LUMBERTON — If last week's shutout loss at Pinecrest was stomach-turning for the Lumberton Pirates, then Thursday's 3-1 win over Richmond was the ideal remedy heading down the stretch in the Southeastern Conference championship race... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST McGirt ties for lead at Hilton Head HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke’s Parker headed for NBA draft DURHAM — Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Playing games with the numbers The irony seemed to completely escape Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday as he took the podium at a Tax Day event to heap praise on last year's tax package that gave huge breaks to millionaires and large corporations while asking many small businesses... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report Thefts Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gunmen rob delivery man of pizza, wallet, cash, iPad LUMBERTON — A Domino's employee delivering pies on Wednesday night did not get the tip he worked for, but instead had one for Lumberton police — that three men had robbed him at gunpoint. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wednesday’s Prep Roundup: ‘Deflated’ Rams lose to Richmond; Fairmont clinches title;-Fairmont-clinches-title PEMBROKE — Purnell Swett was inches away from heading into its dugout leading by three going into the bottom of the fourth. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST COMtech to look elsewhere PEMBROKE — Although disappointed that the Robeson Community College board of trustees turned down COMtech Park's request to sell or trade property the college owns at the park's entrance so that a Business Support Center can be... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Who opposes school choice — and why? RALEIGH — Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Swett blanked as Richmond clinches SEC title PEMBROKE — The Purnell Swett softball team has dealt with injuries all season, but when first baseman Alysa Hunt lost a throw in the sun during the second inning of Wednesday's 12-0 loss to Richmond, it hurt the Rams in more ways than... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST FEMA chief: Development should factor in hurricanes ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of the country's top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST