Robesonian- RSS OPINION?profile=1013 Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION?profile=1013 Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:31:33 EST 1800 Sunday has super all over it http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle/151568467/Sunday-has-super-all-over-it LUMBERTON — Susan Walker tunes into the Super Bowl each year. If she didn't, she simply wouldn't be doing her duty as an American. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:51:12 EST Half-remembered halftime fumbles http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151527441/Half-remembered-halftime-fumbles Millions of fair-weather football fans will tune into the Super Bowl today with little interest in which team wins or loses. For many, the big showdown between the Patriots and the Seahawks will be something they have to endure to see Katy Perry... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:46:11 EST Pirates headed for playoffs http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151609679/Pirates-headed-for-playoffs LUMBERTON — As the Lumberton wrestling team prepared for the start of the 2013-2014 season, coach Jamie Bell started thinking about what he wanted not only by the end of last season, but a year down the road. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:06:12 EST County FB coaches pick Seahawks as Super Bowl winner http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151570022/County-FB-coaches-pick-Seahawks-as-Super-Bowl-winner LUMBERTON — There are plenty of storylines going into Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:15 EST No. 14 UNCP rallies to stun Flagler http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151611183/No.-14-UNCP-rallies-to-stun-Flagler PEMBROKE – The 14th-ranked UNC Pembroke mens basketball team rallied back from a 15-point halftime deficit to take the lead on a pair of free throws by Brandon Watts with six seconds left, and then forced a turnover on the other end of the court... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:14 EST Ford joins UNCP football coaching staff http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151611083/Ford-joins-UNCP-football-coaching-staff PEMBROKE – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke football coach Shane Richardson announced an addition to his coaching staff as 11-year college coaching veteran Joe Ford was hired to coach the defensive backs and serve as co-defensive... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:01:12 EST SEC All-Conference wrestling selections http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151610804/SEC-All-Conference-wrestling-selections Note: First person listed in each weight class finished conference tournament 5-0, second person finished 4-1, except where noted below.106 — Mathew Garner, Pinecrest; Tommy Shelton, Richmond Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:36:11 EST Report: Robeson roads high in danger http://robesonian.com/news/news/151525927/Report:-Robeson-roads-high-in-danger LUMBERTON — Every seven days, 21 hours and six minutes.That's how often, on average, a person is fatally injured in a traffic accident on Robeson County roads. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:26:11 EST County to hold hearings on 2 solar farms http://robesonian.com/news/news/151589680/County-to-hold-hearings-on-2-solar-farms LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday will hold two public hearings on separate solar farms proposed for the county. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:36:16 EST No olive branch offered a legislators get to work http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151591415/No-olive-branch-offered-a-legislators-get-to-work The conventional wisdom in Raleigh before state lawmakers came back to town this week was that this General Assembly session would be less contentious than the last two, that leaders of the Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate wanted to... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:11:11 EST Atlantic Coast holds energy promise http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151595158/Atlantic-Coast-holds-energy-promise As we all know, a serious winter storm barreled up the East Coast last week, dropping nearly 3 feet of snow in areas, cutting off power for some folks and shutting down entire cities. While the Northeast braced for a monumental blizzard, we saw the... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:56:11 EST Pirates bring the pressure http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151602668/Pirates-bring-the-pressure LUMBERTON — The first time the Lumberton and Pinecrest boys basketball teams met this season, things went downhill quickly when an abundance of fouls turned a close game into a 17-point loss. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:36:18 EST Friday’s county basketball scores http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151604183/Fridays-county-basketball-scores Friday's scoresBoysLumberton 61, Pinecrest 49Scotland 78, Purnell Swett 60St. Pauls 69, West Columbus 61Whiteville 75, Red Springs 35 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:36:15 EST Scots tie for 2nd with 78-60 victory over Purnell Swett http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151603767/Scots-tie-for-2nd-with-78-60-victory-over-Purnell-Swett PEMBROKE — The Scotland boys basketball team entered Friday night's tilt at Purnell Swett coming off their best win of the season against Richmond on Tuesday. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:31:24 EST St. Pauls beats Vikings for 2nd night in a row http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151602676/St.-Pauls-beats-Vikings-for-2nd-night-in-a-row ST. PAULS — The St. Pauls boys basketball team didn't make a 3-pointer on Friday night, but it made plenty of free-throws, knocking down 18 in the fourth quarter to seal a 69-61 victory over West Columbus. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:31:22 EST (No heading) http://robesonian.com/news/sports/151596872/ Peach Belt Conference reprimands UNCP's Miller Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:31:16 EST Funding cut robs students of text books http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50685116/Funding-cut-robs-students-of-text-books SHANNON — Wiley Bullard tries to help his grandson with his homework as often as possible, but Bullard hit a stumbling block recently when he asked to see his grandson's textbook.Cameron didn't have one. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:46:18 EST When it rains …. http://robesonian.com/news/news/51027683/When-it-rains-. PEMBROKE — During a recent heavy rain, Rose Locklear called The Robesonian and invited a reporter to her home. But she couldn't welcome him inside as the structure was an island in the middle of a temporary pond. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:56:10 EST Fourth person dies of flu in Robeson http://robesonian.com/news/news/151588328/Fourth-person-dies-of-flu-in-Robeson LUMBERTON — Four people in Robeson County have died from influenza during this flu season, with the latest coming early last week, according to a Robeson County health official. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:36:11 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/news/151591197/Crime-report TheftsEvia Locklear, of Olive Drive, Lumberton, reported Thursday that a $180 Cobra pistol was stolen from her home, according to a police report. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:16:13 EST