Robesonian- RSS Feed Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:38:22 EST 1800 UNCP: New logo will include Old Main PEMBROKE — A spokesman for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke says any worries by Lumbee Tribal Council members that a logo being designed for university will not depict Old Main are unwarranted. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:01:13 EST Too close to call in race for Senate seat RALEIGH — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:52:09 EST Schools 80 shy of full-time teachers LUMBERTON — Four days into the new school year and the Public Schools of Robeson County is still trying to fill 80 teacher positions, among the highest number of vacancies the local system has seen in recent years as well as among the highest... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:22:10 EST From humble beginnings MAXTON — The 1971 Maxton High School football team admittedly wasn't very good. It was a season that, record-wise, was one of the worst any school in North Carolina has ever had. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:02:06 EST Local roundup: Lumber River heads to title game LONG VIEW, Wash — The Lumber River Babe Ruth team will have a chance to write history tonight. After a 4-3 victory over Torrance, California, the boys from North Carolina have advanced to the Babe Ruth 13- to 15-year-old World Series... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:56:06 EST Man killed in home invasion when throat cut LUMBERTON — A 57-year-old Lumberton man found dead early Tuesday morning died after this throat was cut in a confrontation with intruders, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:30:06 EST Agency loses weatherization pact LUMBERTON — A $1.7 million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:03:13 EST Labor Day sale on Monday LUMBERTON — The Rediscover Downtown Lumberton group will hold its 20th annual Labor Day yard sale in the plaza in downtown Lumberton on Monday. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:38:08 EST Crime report TheftsMitchell Edwards reported Tuesday that a $180 tire and a $300 rim were stolen off of a vehicle at Lumberton Motors on Dawn Drive, according to a police report. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:51:08 EST Strong planning needed for prosperous economy To the Editor, Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:17:05 EST Vouchers not about helping poor kids After Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood understandably ruled last week that the sketchy unaccountable private school voucher scheme created by the 2013 General Assembly was unconstitutional, voucher supporters responded almost in unison with a... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:45:04 EST Running for the city LUMBERTON — Four times a week, Lumberton police Officer Joe Frederick laces up his shoes and goes for a run. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:16:06 EST Suggs gets 1st LHS game ball award LUMBERTON — As Douglas Byrd drove deep into Lumberton territory late in the second quarter on Friday, the Eagles were on the Pirates' seven yard line and made two passes towards the end zone. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:01:08 EST Aug. 27 Local Sports Briefs Darlington gets Labor Day back Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:59:08 EST Motion says Roscoe Artis killed Buie LUMBERTON — A motion to dismiss convictions against two men imprisoned for the 1983 rape and murder of a Red Springs girl points the finger at another man who is also incarcerated for a rape and murder in the same town. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:57:06 EST Sentencing delayed for Killingsworth ELIZABETHTOWN — A former Robeson County educator who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misusing the Bladen County school system's money will not be sentenced until October. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:51:07 EST Man found dead after 911 call LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man was found dead early Tuesday morning following a home invasion, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:20:07 EST Obama makes NC stop CHARLOTTE — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:05 EST Man captured sleeping after 2-week manhunt LUMBERTON — After a two-week manhunt, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Pembroke man wanted on charges ranging from arson to attempted robbery. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:07 EST Man exonerated, ends 22-year prison stay ASHEVILLE (AP) — A North Carolina judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction in a child sex abuse case. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:27:09 EST