Robesonian- RSS Feed Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:31:18 EST 1800 Court has elections officials scrambling LUMBERTON — The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling Wednesday that sets aside some of the state's 2013 elections laws for the Nov. 4 General Election will up the cost of Robeson County's election and confuse voters,... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:02:03 EST (No heading) RALEIGH — The first and only time I ever helped take a political survey was during my undergraduate days at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill back in the 1980s. I was one of many journalism students who made phone calls on... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:01:09 EST Nine-day forecast includes fair LUMBERTON — The delighted squeals of dizzy children. The cloying aroma of funnel cake. The kaleidoscopic swirl of flickering lights. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:38:04 EST Police: Murder ‘weighed on’ teen, led to surrender LUMBERTON — A Lumberton teen who is charged with shooting and killing a fair employee Monday night turned himself in because the crime was “weighing on his mind,” according to Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:39:04 EST Sunshine helps pack Pembroke Day PEMBROKE — The sun finally won at the 25th annual Pembroke Day celebration as students, faculty and local residents came together to enjoy food, live music and arts and crafts on Wednesday — a week after the event was delayed because of... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:26:06 EST UNC-G fires 3 for falsifying time cards GREENSBORO (AP) — Three University of North Carolina Greensboro employees have been fired after they were accused of filing false time sheets. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:33:03 EST Supplies sent to help with Ebola fight CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization on Wednesday sent about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:30:04 EST Rand joins Tillis at campaign event RALEIGH — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul campaigned Wednesday for North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis, even though Paul had endorsed a tea party favorite whom Tillis defeated in the spring's rough-and-tumble Republican U.S. Senate... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:21:06 EST Human tragedy shouldn’t reflect on county fair When you are the daily newspaper in Robeson County, you don't have to go mining for bad news. It is always bubbling to the surface.The determined search is for the good news. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:09:03 EST Crime Report TheftsMary Mims, of Rosewood Drive, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that $145 worth of plant holders and a wreath were stolen from her residence, according to a police report. Thu, 2 Oct 2014 06:52:09 EST Some questions to ask Sen. Hagan, Rep. Tillis RALEIGH — As incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis have battled to represent North Carolina for the next six years in Washington, their messages have focused on the past — Hagan's tenure in the... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 06:50:05 EST Veterans get to air their concerns Local veterans last week had their chance to let regional Veterans Affairs officials know what they think about medical services they receive at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center and the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Pembroke, and... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:28:09 EST Seven more decisions that hurt Last week we told you about seven bad decisions made by the General Assembly that have received very little attention amid all the back and forth about education cuts, the refusal to expand Medicaid, the massive tax breaks for the wealthy... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:21 EST ‘Motivated to make history’ RED SPRINGS — The St. Pauls soccer team wasn't the quickest out of the gate in Tuesday's rivalry game with Red Springs. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:50:10 EST Building positive momentum ST. PAULS — For the St. Pauls volleyball team, there is a different feel to matches now than there was at the beginning of the season.Winning can cure the blues and for the Bulldogs, so can being competitive. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:50:08 EST NAACP questions teen’s death BLADENBORO — The Bladen County district attorney says there is no evidence of foul play in the death of a 17-year-old found hanged last month — a case that has garnered the attention of the state NAACP. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:49:04 EST Pembroke mayor on mend following open-heart surgery PEMBROKE — A familiar face will be missing today as The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the town celebrate their relationship during Pembroke Day. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:56:06 EST Teen charged in fair worker’s death LUMBERTON — A 19-year-old has been charged with shooting and killing a fair worker across the street from where the Robeson County Regional Agricultural Fair is set to open in two days. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 09:31:05 EST Student shot at NC school; suspect surrenders to police;-suspect-surrenders-to-police ALBEMARLE (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:48:05 EST Christians rally against gay marriage RALEIGH — Conservative Christians vowed Tuesday to fight to keep marriage in North Carolina between a man and a woman, despite Attorney General Roy Cooper's unwillingness to defend a state law that defines it as such and a judicial trend... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:42:16 EST