Robesonian- RSS Feed http://robesonian.com/ http://robesonian.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:33:35 EST 1800 The Left goes both ways on tax issues http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50014485/The-Left-goes-both-ways-on-tax-issues RALEIGH — When liberals debate tax policy, it can be hard to keep track of their current positions. They keep changing. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Plate sale to benefit ailing police officer http://robesonian.com/news/announcements/50016885/Plate-sale-to-benefit-ailing-police-officer LUMBERTON — The Kings of Pythagoras Golden Leaf Council 139 will hold its annual Southern Style BBQ Plate Sale on Sept. 12 at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center in Lumberton. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50019039/Crime-report Thefts Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Rob boys headed for state http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50018315/West-Rob-boys-headed-for-state Contributed photo Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST West Rob advances to X-Play World Series http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50018043/West-Rob-advances-to-X-Play-World-Series Contributed photo Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lumberton Ponytails go undefeated at state http://robesonian.com/news/sports/50017745/Lumberton-Ponytails-go-undefeated-at-state Contributed photo Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Grant to help renovate SRMC floor http://robesonian.com/news/health-news/50013794/Grant-to-help-renovate-SRMC-floor LUMBERTON — Sixty-three years after it was first built, the fourth floor of the Southeastern Regional Medical Center will be receiving a major face-lift thanks in part to a recently announced $500,000 grant. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Man injured in drive-by shooting http://robesonian.com/news/news/50017299/Man-injured-in-drive-by-shooting LUMBERTON — A 26-year old Lumberton man was injured during a drive-by shooting today at a Fayetteville Road shopping center, according to the Lumberton Police Department. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST CJ all over upcoming election coverage http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/314934/CJ-all-over-upcoming-election-coverage RALEIGH — As the North Carolina General Assembly continues to wind down its legislative work for 2014, my Carolina Journal colleagues are already turning their attention toward what promises to be a fascinating midterm election... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Campbell adds to winning total http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/310085/Campbell-adds-to-winning-total LUMBERTON — Berlester Campbell on Tuesday picked up 16 of 25 provisional votes, upping his District 2 victory over incumbent Robeson County Commissioner Hubert Sealey. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Burnette, Britt get all-star sendoff http://robesonian.com/news/sports/313958/Burnette-Britt-get-all-star-sendoff GREENSBORO — As Bradley Burnette got off the bench and walked into his familiar center spot on the back line with 11 minutes left in Tuesday's East-West All-Star boys soccer game, he paused for a second. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST HUD suspends housing head http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/306272/HUD-suspends-housing-head LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday suspended Housing Authority Director Ronald Oxendine with pay until completion of an investigation into the Housing Authority's procurement policies and procedures is... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Squirrel causes power outage, 2 people trapped on elevator http://robesonian.com/news/news/310289/Squirrel-causes-power-outage-2-people-trapped-on-elevator LUMBERTON — Two people in Lumberton had to face some of the our most dreaded fears at once on Tuesday — darkness and claustrophobia. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tree crushes car; driver ducks injury http://robesonian.com/news/news/308707/Tree-crushes-car;-driver-ducks-injury LUMBERTON — Eighteen inches.That, according to John Rancke, is how close he came to being killed on Monday by a falling tree. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Senate panel OKs sales-tax bill http://robesonian.com/news/news/314096/Senate-panel-OKs-sales-tax-bill RALEIGH (AP) — Four large North Carolina counties would see their authority to raise sales taxes scaled back under legislation passed Tuesday by a Senate panel. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime getting more expensive http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinon/309100/Crime-getting-more-expensive The day will come that Robeson County is forced to build a jail that might cost as much as $50 million, but before that happens, it appears that a $1 million Band-Aid will have to be placed on the head of the current facility. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Boys and Girls Club holds annual duck race Saturday http://robesonian.com/news/news/310075/Boys-and-Girls-Club-holds-annual-duck-race-Saturday LUMBERTON — The Boys and Girls Club of Robeson County will hold its 12th annual Duck Race at 11 a.m. on Saturday in order to raise money to make the club affordable for youths. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/308617/Crime-report TheftsCarol Holmes reported Monday that six issues of The Robesonian, valued at $1.50 each, were stolen from Sunoco on Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, according to a police report. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Robesonian launches new website http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/309233/The-Robesonian-launches-new-website The Robesonian is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making robesonian.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bill strips tax choices from counties http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/308941/Bill-strips-tax-choices-from-counties Plans to finance both public education and transit at the local level would be stopped in their tracks under the version of House Bill 1224 that emerged from the state Senate Finance Committee this past week. The bill not only places a hard cap on the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST