Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:08:17 EST 1800 Kinlaw working with DSS LUMBERTON — Former Robeson County Attorney Hal Kinlaw has been granted a six-month contract with the county's Department of Social Services to work on conflict cases, a decision that the chairman of the department's board called... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two killed in Fayetteville shootings; deputies hit;-deputies-hit FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Police ID ‘person of interest’ in shooting in Red Springs RED SPRINGS — Police have named a Red Springs man they say is connected with a shooting on Sunday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Vets invited to get health care info LUMBERTON —Veterans in and around Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties will have an opportunity on Friday to enroll in the Veterans Affairs health care system and learn about the services offered by the Fayetteville VA Medical... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Crime report TheftsSilvia Hernandez, of East Elizabethtown Road, Lumberton, reported Monday that someone broke into her storage building and stole a John Deere lawn mower valued at $7,190, according to a police report. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST BART holding yard sale Saturday to raise funfs LUMBERTON — The Borderbelt AIDS Resource Team will hold a back-to-school yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Local educators pleased with proposed big raise RALEIGH — Robeson County educators are rejoicing after North Carolina House and Senate Republicans announced on Tuesday the details of a new budget that would see teacher salaries rise by 7 percent. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Soaring Eagle Community Building, 442 Norment Road, Lumberton. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST PSRC officials attend national safety conference LUMBERTON — School Resource Officer Denise Ward spends her days overseeing the safety of children at Fairmont and Orrum Middle School. This summer Ward joined two dozen school resource officers, principals, assistant principals and school safety... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 4 arrested for shoplifting $4K in merchandise$4K-in-merchandise WILMINGTON — Wilmington police have arrested four Robeson County residents that they say stole $4,500 in merchandise from stores ranging from Gamestop to Victoria's Secret. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Board sets 2 satellite polling sites LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Elections on Monday approved two early voting satellite polling sites for the November General Elections after the board's three members, two Republicans and a Democrat, could not unanimously agree... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general said Monday his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Red Springs man injured during drive-by shooting RED SPRINGS — A Red Springs man is recovering after being shot outside of a residence on Sunday morning. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Duke to purchase agency’s assets RALEIGH — North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency and Duke Energy Progress announced this morning that they have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's generating assets. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) THEFTS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Youth group wins with Duck Race LUMBERTON — The Lumber River turned all colors of the rainbow on Saturday when more than 400 plastic ducks were dumped into the water to raise money for the Robeson County Boys and Girls Club. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dino damsel: Grammy-nominated Mashonee makes film debut PEMBROKE — The character Jana Mashonee portrays in her small-screen debut doesn't stray all that far from the Grammy-nominated songwriter and Pembroke native's actual life. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rocking for Mira Reid FAYETTEVILLE — It is happening so fast. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McPherson to offer book signing The community is invited to a book signing featuring Roosevelt McPherson on Saturday. The signing will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the McLean Room at the Lumberton Library. McPherson will discuss his new book, titled “Sunni... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Civic Center to hold auditions for Christmas Show LUMBERTON — The dog days of summer may be upon us, but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Carolina Civic Center. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST