Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:49:58 EST 1800 Stacy recognized by N.C. Bar http://robesonian.com/news/business/50879308/Stacy-recognized-by-N.C.-Bar LUMBERTON — Longtime Robeson County attorney Horace Stacy on Dec. 12 accepted recognition from the North Carolina Bar Association and retiring U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre the same way he goes about performing service to his community — quietly... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:02:06 EST 2 charged in murder at store http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50901767/2-charged-in-murder-at-store RED SPRINGS — Authorities have charged two people in connection with the fatal shooting of an elderly customer at a Red Springs convenience store, and expect to make more arrests, according to Police Chief Ronnie Patterson. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:20:03 EST Family has Christmas wish for ailing child http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50895458/Family-has-Christmas-wish-for-ailing-child LUMBERTON — The family of Isaiah Loman have a simple Christmas wish — and you can help make it come true, with a dollar or two and a few minutes. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST New film about faith and football shoots in Lumberton http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle/50887207/New-film-about-faith-and-football-shoots-in-Lumberton LUMBERTON — A faith-based film about high school football will begin shooting in Lumberton in March. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:32:02 EST Pair reflect on life-saving event http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50894102/Pair-reflect-on-life-saving-event PEMBROKE — Thinking back to the six months he was stationed in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division, William Eddie Oxendine recalls seeing helicopters returning from missions at the medevac station he lived next to, and the messages heard... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:02:03 EST State says no to hike in homeowners insurance http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897523/State-says-no-to-hike-in-homeowners-insurance RALEIGH — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:14:04 EST NC leads all states in drop in jobless rate http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897445/NC-leads-all-states-in-drop-in-jobless-rate RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina saw the country's largest month-to-month fall in unemployment rates in November, dropping by half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, the government reported Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:09:06 EST Court upholds GOP-drawn district lines http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897386/Court-upholds-GOP-drawn-district-lines RALEIGH — The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday upheld the boundaries for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:01:03 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50895887/Crime-report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:07 EST Justice explains ‘strict’ requirement http://robesonian.com/news/news/50873120/Justice-explains-strict-requirement LUMBERTON — The U.S. Department of Justice says a “strict” remediation plan is needed for the Robeson County Sheriff's Department to again participate in the federal Asset Forfeiture Program after officer misconduct caused it... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:34:03 EST Heil resigns as Purnell Swett football coach http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-sports/50886834/Heil-resigns-as-Purnell-Swett-football-coach PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:14:05 EST Chief fireman in Red Springs quits in policy protest http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50886880/Chief-fireman-in-Red-Springs-quits-in-policy-protest RED SPRINGS — The fire chief and other officers of the Red Springs Fire Department have resigned their leadership positions in protest over a proposed change in how firefighters are dispatched to accidents, but say they will continue to serve... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:41:03 EST RCC says farewell to Kinlaw http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50892200/RCC-says-farewell-to-Kinlaw LUMBERTON — Mark Kinlaw is leaving one RCC to oversee another. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:28:03 EST Council votes to punish Townsend http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50892018/Council-votes-to-punish-Townsend PEMBROKE — In a split vote, the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday night barred council member Larry Townsend from chairing or co-chairing any committees and from participating in budget work sessions, actions that followed concerns that he is in... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:21:02 EST BART holds fundraiser on Saturday http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50893871/BART-holds-fundraiser-on-Saturday LUMBERTON — Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? How about an ugly sweater? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:41:04 EST Fund hits $35,000 as deadline arrives http://robesonian.com/news/news/50887379/Fund-hits-$35000-as-deadline-arrives There is plenty of good news to share today, which is the last one to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:39:06 EST Former student charged in 1996 murder at N.C. State http://robesonian.com/news/news/50893816/Former-student-charged-in-1996-murder-at-N.C.-State RALEIGH (AP) — Authorities in Raleigh say they have cracked a cold case and have charged a Concord, North Carolina, man with first-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend almost 20 years ago. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:28:04 EST Proposed fracking rules head to legislature http://robesonian.com/news/news/50893691/Proposed-fracking-rules-head-to-legislature RALEIGH (AP) — A state panel's approval of regulations for fracking should allow North Carolina lawmakers to take the matter up next year on the schedule envisioned by Republican legislative leaders. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:35:03 EST Two charged in church thefts http://robesonian.com/news/news/50888156/Two-charged-in-church-thefts RED SPRINGS — Two people have been charged after trying to steal air-conditioning units from two Red Springs churches and a home. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:40:06 EST Seniors welcome to free dinner for Christmas meal http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50854986/Seniors-welcome-to-free-dinner-for-Christmas-meal LUMBERTON — Seniors in Robeson County are being offered a free Christmas dinner thanks to the Robeson County Church and Community Center, the county's Department of Social Services, elected state and local officials, and businesses from... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:01:07 EST