Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:31:08 EST 1800 House easily votes that legal notices stay in newspapers RALEIGH — The more options there are for the public to know what is going on in government, the more everyone benefits, state Rep. Garland Pierce, a Democrat who represents parts of Robeson County, said this morning. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:01:16 EST 9 locals charged with cockfighting WALLACE, S.C. — Nine people from Robeson County were among 27 people arrested Saturday night during a raid on a Marlboro County cockfighting ring during which 122 birds were rescued from what one official called a “barbaric... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:19 EST Scouts find Merit in train trip RED SPRINGS — Boy Scouts from across Robeson County pinned new Merit Badges to their vests Saturday after riding along the Red Springs and Northern Railroad. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:51:11 EST Bill provides funding for Common Core panel RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation filed early this session to locate funds for an academic standards panel and to adjust other parts of North Carolina state government spending is finally heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:36:11 EST McCrory wary of ‘religious objection’ bills CHARLOTTE (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he isn't backing bills giving exemptions to court officials who don't want to perform gay marriages and offering other religious protections to businesses. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:26:13 EST Compromise bill means slight reduction in gas tax RALEIGH — Gasoline taxes in North Carolina appear headed downward by a little bit very soon as the General Assembly voted Monday night for a compromise plan that avoids a sharp drop this summer that bill supporters said would wreck future... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:21:11 EST 3 charged in teen’s shooting death LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office has charged three people with murder in the shooting death of a Shannon 18-year-old last year, and issued a warrant for a fourth person. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:24 EST Police still looking for murder suspects PARKTON — Robeson County lawmen continue to look for two men in connection with a shooting that killed a Parkton man early Friday morning. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:31:14 EST Fairmont police arrest 5 on variety of unrelated charges FAIRMONT — Fairmont police this weekend during a special operation to cut down on crime arrested five people on various charges. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:21:28 EST Crime report Thefts Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:21:17 EST Event brightens cancer fight LUMBERTON — Runners became rainbows during a pair of colorful fundraisers in Lumberton on Saturday. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:22 EST Red Springs talks police cameras during retreat PEMBROKE — Red Springs town commissioners used part of this weekend's board retreat to discuss how outfitting police with body cameras could benefit officers and the public. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:26:16 EST Sales-tax plan would benefit Robeson LUMBERTON — Legislation that would change the way the state distributes sales tax could increase Robeson County's annual grab, but reduce the amount of sales tax going to the county's municipalities. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:06:22 EST Missing girl’s stepmom fired as detective LUMBERTON — The stepmother of Sara Graham, a Fairmont teenager missing since Feb. 4, has been fired from her position as Robeson County sheriff's detective. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:01:29 EST Donations take care of Zeus’ vet bill PEMBROKE — Robeson County residents recently threw a few bones to the owner of a severely burned dog to help pay for the animal's medical expenses — about 4,000 bones, to be exact. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:31:16 EST Weather alters local sports schedules PEMBROKE — Rainstorms started in Robeson County just before noon on Friday and with them came the year's latest weather-related postponements. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:11:12 EST Vet clinics SNIP 281 pets during semiannual event PEMBROKE — The Robeson County Veterinary Medical Association took a bite out of the area's free-roaming pet population with its recent SNIP event. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:51:11 EST Utilities cut to Fayetteville home that serves veterans FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The power and water has been cut to a home for women veterans in Fayetteville after the home fell behind on utility bills. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:06:11 EST Jobless rate dips slightly as more people look for work RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate fell slightly in February, registering at 5.3 percent for the month, the state Commerce Department reported Friday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:13 EST Adoptive parents of missing teen get prison for tax fraud WINSTON-SALEM — A federal judge administered a blistering lecture on Friday to the adoptive parents of a teenager missing from her home for years before giving them prison sentences for tax fraud, calling the girl's mother “morally... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:12 EST