Robesonian- RSS Feed Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:50:38 EST 1800 Red Springs dispute tempting fate unnecessarily A dispute between volunteer firefighters in Red Springs and Town Hall that with bad luck could bring tragic consequences is really about nothing — or at least next to nothing. Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:35:04 EST Pet of the week Puffy is an approximately 1 to 2-year-old domestic medium hair. He loves to be held and talked to, and never tires of attention. He is a well-behaved and good spirited guy with lots of love to share. To see Puffy or the other animals, visit the... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 11:49:03 EST Challenges await local legislators LUMBERTON — With the opening of the long session of the state General Assembly a month away, Robeson County's five legislators say they are ready to meet the challenging issues of education, economic development and the budget. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:36:04 EST Robeson second worst in turnout for Nov. election LUMBERTON — Robeson County's percentage of voters for the General Election in November was the second poorest in the state, according to Politics North Carolina, a political reference source that refers to itself as “your source for... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:15:04 EST (No heading) Photo contributed. Felicia Evans Long, co-founder of Sweet Candy Café, right, donated gifts on Saturday to the Pediatrics Unit at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Long donated the gifts in honor of her husband and co-founder of Sweet Candy... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:32:02 EST Fairmont, Lumberton, St. Pauls head to West Bladen tourney LUMBERTON — With the Christmas holiday drawing to a close, it is back to work for several local basketball teams. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:55:06 EST Young Rams ready to grow PEMBROKE — To say the Purnell Swett wrestling team is young is an understatement. This season, out of the 25 wrestlers the Rams have on the roster, 20 are freshman. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:55:04 EST Stabbing injures pair LUMBERTON — A 59-year-old Lumberton man was arrested Thursday after he stabbed two people at Belle Plaza in Lumberton, according to a Lumberton police report. Police had to subdue the man by using a stun gun. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:05:05 EST Mountain-to-sea trail envisioned RALEIGH — One day, parks officials say hikers will be able to step on a trail near one of Appalachia's highest peaks and follow an off-road path that ranges from leafy to sandy all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:58:05 EST Bell recalled as pillar of Pembroke PEMBROKE — Friends and colleagues of the late James “Buddy” Bell say the retired public school teacher was a pillar of his community and a tireless champion of his alma mater, The University of North Carolina at... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:41:06 EST Crime report TheftsLynette Hamilton, of Roberts Avenue, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that someone broke into her residence and stole her $800 iPad, according to a police report. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:10:06 EST Confucius centers raise questions RALEIGH — What are the limits of the partnerships that a public institution of higher education may form? A growing number of critics, including university officials and faculty, argue that accepting funding and academic influence from the... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:14:07 EST Food, fellowship on holiday menu LUMBERTON — For Veronica Hatton, the opportunity to enjoy a free Christmas lunch with others at the Village Station restaurant in Lumberton was the perfect solution for her Christmas Day situation. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:05:04 EST Neither party has clear path to White House ATLANTA — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority” for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:02:02 EST Taking on the big dogs LUMBERTON — For a 4A school, the Lumberton wrestling team doesn't look like much. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:55:04 EST Capping off a career FAIRFAX, Va. – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke saw L.J. Stroman add an emphatic cap to his illustrious collegiate career on Tuesday morning as the Hamlet native was decorated with All-America honors by Beyond Sports Network, the... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:11:03 EST State already trading with Cuba, exports likely to grow RALEIGH (AP) — Despite the ongoing trade embargo with Cuba, North Carolina exports millions worth of agricultural products to the Caribbean nation each year. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:19:05 EST NC Museum seeks more accessibility RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Art's new plan for the future involves the great outdoors: more parking, pathways, a redesign of the signature smokestack on the former detention center property and even a bus... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:15:06 EST 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 2014 RobCo Football All-County list All-County awards are decided by The Robesonian's Scott Schlaufman and Caleb Burggraaf based on statistics, overall team performance and on-field impressions. Input from coaches and other area football experts is also taken into... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:21:03 EST