Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:56:56 EST 1800 US sailor turned spy dies in NC prison RALEIGH — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:08:03 EST Attack dog tested for rabies LUMBERTON — A pit bull that attacked a local veterinarian during a rabies clinic Thursday has been euthanized so that it can be determined if the animal suffered with rabies. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:09:04 EST Campbell goes deep for United Way LUMBERTON — Twenty-five local agencies are rolling out their annual campaigns to support the United Way of Robeson County — but one company is aiming to raise nearly a third of the fundraising goal on its own. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:25:06 EST RCC, schools team up on reading LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College and the Public Schools of Robeson County will pilot a Common Read program this fall designed to enhance critical reading skills of students in both systems. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:08:04 EST Crime report TheftsHazel Hayes reported Thursday that $6.79 worth of gasoline was stolen from Spinx on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:56:05 EST Vet bitten by pit bull during rabies clinic LUMBERTON — A local veterinarian suffered severe facial damage Thursday night when he was bitten on the face by a dog as he attempted to give the animal a rabies shot. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:53:08 EST Rise of foster children challenges DSS LUMBERTON — The number of Robeson County children needing temporary foster care is growing so rapidly that the county's Department of Social Services says it needs to hire at least two new foster care workers. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:10:05 EST Fireworks on Saturday at LHS LUMBERTON — Lumberton's annual fireworks show, which had been scheduled for July 3 to celebrate the nation's birthday, will be held on Saturday at Brooks Stadium at Lumberton High Schoos. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:57:09 EST Buie hearing set for Tuesday LUMBERTON — District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have been in prison for 30 years in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year old, saying new DNA evidence is favorable to their... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:33:08 EST City man charged after car chase ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man left the Bladen County Courthouse Thursday morning and proceeded to lead lawmen on a high-speed chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested, according to sheriff's... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:56:06 EST Week of protests ends at the Capitol RALEIGH — A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP wrapped up a week of protests on Thursday with speeches, call-and-response chants and a march around the state Capitol. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:08:10 EST 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 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... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:36:07 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 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