Robesonian- RSS Feed Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:33:10 EST 1800 McGirt takes 22nd at Honda Classic, nears $500K mark$500K-mark PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Fairmont native William McGirt recorded his third straight top-25 finish this morning, finishing off an even-par round in the weather-plagued Honda Classic while approaching a half-million dollars in earnings during... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:51:13 EST Crime report TheftsKimberly Meares reported Sunday that a gold necklace valued at $11,677.75 was stolen from McNeill Jewelers on North Elm Street in Lumberton, according to a police report. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:56:11 EST Obama all wrong on immigration More than three months ago, President Obama took unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. As I've said before, I do not agree with the president's executive actions on immigration, and I am... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:51:11 EST Study shows UNCP’s economic impact PEMBROKE — A University of North Carolina General Administration study released last month shows that The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has significant economic impact on Robeson County, the region and the entire state. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:46:11 EST Tornadoes amp up defense, blow away Cougars FAIRMONT — The Fairmont High School boys basketball got back to its winning ways on Saturday, suffocating Southwest Edgecombe with tenacious defense on its way to an 85-64 win in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A state playoffs. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:21:14 EST Four UNCP wrestlers earn berth into NCAA Championships PEMBROKE – Six different wrestlers placed among the top six, including region championships by both Daniel Ownbey and Juan Stimpson, to lead the No. 9 UNC Pembroke wrestling team to a fourth place finish at the 2015 NCAA Midwest Super Regional... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:16:14 EST Second-half surge sinks Pirates LUMBERTON — Through two quarters of play, the Lumberton High School girls basketball team walked into the locker room up three points on visiting Knightdale. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:01:25 EST Brooks named Scholar-Athlete PEMBROKE — In the early years of his life, Dylan Brooks didn't have access to much formal soccer training. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:01:18 EST Check-ups, tests key to preventing health problems Don't let illness sneak up on you. Having regular checkups with a doctor can help protect one's health. These exams can help spot problems early. They might even prevent a problem from happening at all. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:14 EST To vax or not to vax I have had several concerns raised about the measles outbreak that originated in Disneyland and has spread to 16 states other than California. As of Tuesday, there had been 141 confirmed cases of measles with the majority of those infected over 20... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:13 EST Home gyms good for health, wallets Having two daughters in college and the one still at home suffering what my dad used to term “champagne taste on a beer budget,” I have had to make some fiscal adjustments. As food, shelter and utilities are non-negotiable, it came down to... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:12 EST Academy gives us all the bird My heart sank a little when Sean Penn plucked “Birdman's” name out of the envelope at the end of the 87th Academy Awards last week. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:26:11 EST 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 Health briefs LUMBERTON — Dr. Eric Velazquez will host a seminar on a variety of weight-loss surgery options, including adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Southeastern Weight Loss... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:01:11 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 On gay unions, legislators should mind own business So it turns out that gay weddings are being performed in Robeson County routinely if not frequently — and without Armageddon.Who knew? Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:06:11 EST Legislators snub the governor, but media miss it An interesting moment in the political world in Raleigh came in between this week's two bouts of winter weather. The Republican leaders of the General Assembly once again ignored the wishes of Gov. Pat McCrory. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:56:11 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