Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:53:43 EST 1800 Book’em packs ‘em LUMBERTON — You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge a convention by its crowd — and the verdict's in on Book 'Em North Carolina. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:56:14 EST City to revisit staging issue on Wednesday LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council on Wednesday will revisit whether to give Southeastern Health naming rights to a performance space downtown. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:56:11 EST Two-week SNIP program back Monday PEMBROKE — Veterinarians across Robeson County are throwing a bone to pet lovers. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:11:14 EST Pet of the week Yertle the Turtle is named for her “tortoise shell” color and is approximately 2 years old. She came to the Robeson County Humane Society shelter with her two kittens, who have already been adopted. She's a sweet, friendly girl and... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:26:14 EST County makes retreat to Wilmington LUMBERTON — The chairman of the Robeson County Board of Commissioners says more than work will be acheived when that board holds its annual retreat in Wilmington on Thursday and Friday. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:26:17 EST UNC board OKs tuition, fees hike CHARLOTTE — Undergraduates at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will see tuition go up by a total of $277.40 for the next academic year. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:26:13 EST Judge: No objection on gay weddings LUMBERTON — Not only have magistrates in Robeson County not come forward to say they don't want to perform same-sex marriages because of religious convictions, but they have already been performing marriages for gay... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:31 EST Schools add one day for missed time LUMBERTON — Students with the Public Schools of Robeson County will have just one day added to their school year to make up for days lost to recent winter weather. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:36:16 EST Crime report TheftsLatoya Cross, of Glisson Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that a $200 CD player was stolen from her car, according to a police report. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:11 EST City woman shot dead in home while sleeping LUMBERTON — A Lumberton woman was killed by gunfire while she was sleeping Thursday night in the city's first homicide of 2015. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:11 EST Chapter 4 of Book’Em on Saturday LUMBERTON — The fourth chapter of Book 'Em North Carolina is bound to be a page-turner. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:36:15 EST Snowstorm gone, NC residents begin recovery CARY — For Mike Tove, a winter storm that dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain across the Carolinas was nothing but trouble. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:51:13 EST Drugs cited in slaying of 3, including aspiring model CHARLOTTE (AP) — She was a Serbian-born model and self-described “wild-child” who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:56:11 EST Ruling could ease path to rural broadband RALEIGH — People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlooked by commercial... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:51:14 EST Burr, Tillis oppose NC native’s confirmation RALEIGH (AP) — Both of North Carolina's U.S. senators are opposing the confirmation of Greensboro native Loretta Lynch for attorney general, citing in part pending elections-law litigation by the Justice Department against the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:41:12 EST Accused killer charged with threatening witness LUMBERTON — A St. Pauls man who is accused of murder has now been charged with threatening a witness in a court case unrelated to the murder charge. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:56:13 EST Edwards sworn in as Fairmont detective FAIRMONT — A new detective has joined the ranks at the Fairmont Police Department.Jonathan Scott Edwards was sworn in on Feb. 19 by Magistrate Mickey Williamson. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:51:16 EST Crime report TheftsJada Hayes, of Turkey Branch Road, Lumberton, reported Wednesday that her $200 cell phone and her keys, valued at $20, were stolen at home on Woodlawn Street, according to a police report. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:51:12 EST Penalties grow as taxes become more delinquent LUMBERTON — Don't wait to see your name in the newspaper before paying all of your 2014 property taxes. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:06:13 EST Burney named NAACP president RED SPRINGS — Duron Burney of Red Springs was recently elected as president of the Unified Robeson County Branch of the NAACP. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:56:18 EST