Robesonian- RSS news Feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:34:21 EST 1800 Event raises $2,000 for local cancer patient$2000-for-local-cancer-patient LUMBERTON — Every year in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lakisha Locklear asks others to share with her the stories of people battling the disease. Every year, she picks one of those people and tries to make a difference in their... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:30:11 EST (No heading) Fonzo is a 6- to 8-week-old domestic medium hair. He is playful and friendly. Neutering is mandatory with adoption and is free to Robeson County residents. To see Fonzo or the other animals, visit the Robeson County Animal Shelter at 255 Landfill Road... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:02:08 EST Early voting off to steady start LUMBERTON — Steve Bowen didn't waste time getting out to the polls to vote for his favorite candidates in the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:21:07 EST Wreck kills 62-year old city woman LUMBERTON — A 62-year-old Lumberton woman was killed Thursday when her vehicle collided head-on with a speeding car, according to the Highway Patrol. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:44:04 EST Crime report Thefts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:39:05 EST Black Caucus meets Saturday ROWLAND — The Robeson County chapter of the Black Caucus will hold its annual banquet at 7 p.m. Friday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Southside Ashpole Alumni Building, 606 Martin Luther King Rowland. Tickets are $25. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:31:27 EST Pet adoption on Saturday LUMBERTON — Franny's Friends will hold a pet adoption on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Franks Furniture, 2400 Fayetteville Road. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:06 EST Advocates say ash endangers river, residents LUMBERTON — Coal ash needs to be removed from the former Weatherspoon plant in Lumberton before hazardous elements it contains, including mercury, cadmium and arsenic, find their way into the Lumber River and cause harm to humans and the... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:42:07 EST Surgical center gets unveiled LUMBERTON — With the opening of a new surgical center at Southeastern Health Park, officials say routine surgeries should no longer be at the mercy of emergencies. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:09:10 EST Senate race pours millions into N.C. RALEIGH — Early in-person voting started across North Carolina on Thursday, and if you haven't been called or visited by someone wanting you to vote now, don't worry — you'll probably be contacted soon. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:44:07 EST Crime report Thefts Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:40:06 EST Report finds academic issues at UNC to ‘93 CHAPEL HILL — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:42:09 EST Money raised to preserve historic Civil War land RALEIGH — North Carolina has raised the $310,000 needed to protect land near Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham, site of the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:04:07 EST Blue Cross to boost rates 13 percent RALEIGH — North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for people who buy their own Affordable Care Act policies. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:50:04 EST 2 accused in murder try LUMBERTON — Two men have been charged with assault with intent to kill and other crimes following a violent home invasion on Monday night during which a third intruder was shot and eventually died. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:04 EST ‘I heard pow, pow, pow’ LUMBERTON — Neighbors say at least one man suspected in a violent home invasion on Yedda Road this week knew the victims, and they believe the family was targeted. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:37:05 EST U-boat, freighter it sank both found off of Hatteras RALEIGH — In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:01:07 EST App St. students win fight for on-campus voting site RALEIGH (AP) — Students at Appalachian State University will get to vote on campus when in-person early voting starts today following legal decisions and court appeals. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:55:05 EST Crime report Thefts Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:32:07 EST Tribal officials: Certification to mean new jobs PEMBROKE — A U.S. Small Business Administration certification granted last week to a company owned by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has the potential to lead to countless new jobs being injected into Robeson County's and nearby... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:07 EST