Robesonian- RSS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:32:54 EST 1800 Book ‘Em betters the community Book 'Em North Carolina might be a one-day event occurring just once a year, but it is only the start of a year filled with the potential for raising literacy across our community. February's event raised... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:06:12 EST Swett alum Bird named All-PBC in women’s golf GREENWOOD, S.C. — Former Purnell Swett High School golfer Laura Bird picked up her first career postseason honor this week when as one of 10 student-athletes named to the 2015 Peach Belt Conference women's golf All-Conference... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:36:33 EST Scots finish season sweep of Purnell Swett PEMBROKE — The Southeastern Conference race, which was a muddled mess entering Friday night's baseball action, didn't get any clearer after Scotland beat Purnell Swett 6-2. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:36:27 EST Odum gets revenge against Pinecrest LUMBERTON — In Friday night's game against the Pinecrest High School baseball team, Lumberton sophomore A.J. Brooks experienced something for the first time this season, a view from behind the plate. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:36:22 EST Fairmont baseball beats E. Columbus for 9th win in a row FAIRMONT — The Fairmont baseball team continued its run of success on Friday, beating East Columbus 6-4 for the team's ninth win in a row. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:36:16 EST Local officials split on bill to honor Graham RALEIGH — Four Democratic legislators who all represent part of Robeson County split their votes on Thursday on a bill that would honor the Rev. Billy Graham with a statue at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:31:19 EST IBM exec opposes religious-freedom bill RALEIGH — Technology giant IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:56:11 EST Exit 22 work stuck in slow lane LUMBERTON — Drivers won't have full use of a new diverging diamond interchange at Exit 22 until mid-summer as the project's contractor is stuck in the slow lane. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:31:15 EST Crime report TheftsStephen Williams reported Thursday that $3,000 worth of turnout gear belonging to the town of Fairmont was stolen from a truck at Walmart on Fayetteville Road in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:21:17 EST Photos: River Voices storytelling showcase Photo by James Bass | North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson reads during River Voices on Thursday. The storytelling showcase was the culmination of the Robeson County Arts Council's Arts Cruising series. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:01:30 EST Rescue unit holding golf tourney to raise money To the Editor, Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:51:15 EST Graham pushing bill that raises dropout age to 18 RALEIGH — State Rep. Charles Graham has filed a bill that would raise the age that a student could drop out of school from 16 to 18. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:16:16 EST Friday’s local briefs 9 Robeson County players lead travel team to title Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:01:17 EST Heroic effort Sarah Willets | The Robesonian Charly Lowry, lead singer of Dark Water Rising, performs “Hometown Hero” during a storytelling showcase in Lumberton Thursday night. River Voices was the culmination of the Robeson County Arts Council's... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:56:18 EST SEC baseball teams ready to break out LUMBERTON — The Southeastern Conference has historically been competitive in baseball, but halfway through the conference schedule, there's no clear favorite. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:36:24 EST Sampson savors return to UNCP PEMBROKE — Kelvin Sampson knows the importance of staying connected. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:36:18 EST McCrory wants $3B bonds referendum$3B-bonds-referendum RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory is proposing the legislature authorize up to $3 billion in debt to pay for scores of road projects and government and campus building construction should North Carolina voters agree to borrow the amounts this... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:41:11 EST Fire guts historic gym RED SPRINGS — Authorities think an arsonist may have started a fire that destroyed the old gymnasium at Highlander Academy, formerly Flora Macdonald Academy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:31:24 EST Duke to build solar farm to power Camp Lejeune RALEIGH (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. is going to build a solar power farm on the East Coast's largest Marine Corps base as the Navy and Marines try to turn away from petroleum power. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:36:11 EST Bill seeks to make judicial races partisan once again RALEIGH — Elections for North Carolina appellate court judgeships have been officially nonpartisan since 2004, but Republicans are trying again to shift them back to partisan races. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:31:11 EST