Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:46:43 EST 1800 Battle of the buses http://robesonian.com/news/news_education/153126544/Battle-of-the-buses Contributed photo | Bus drivers from across the Public Schools of Robeson County put their skills to the test during the 15th annual School Bus Rodeo last week. Sixteen bus drivers participated in the competition, which featured an obstacle course... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:13 EST Expo a healthy mix of fitness, fun http://robesonian.com/news/news/153136073/Expo-a-healthy-mix-of-fitness-fun LUMBERTON — While picking up jewelry at Biggs Park Mall on Saturday, Jennifer Thompson was surprised to find cheerleaders dancing, chefs cooking and children hula hooping. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:36:20 EST A reason to smile http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/153114117/A-reason-to-smile LUMBERTON — For Jill Sellers-Dove, the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine's community service center in Lumberton is the place to go for any kind of dental care. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:06:19 EST House bill would allow hunting on Sundays in NC http://robesonian.com/news/news/153115308/House-bill-would-allow-hunting-on-Sundays-in-NC LUMBERTON — A bill being considered by members of the state House is pitting property rights against religious freedom. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:06:15 EST Food labels help lead shoppers to healthy groceries http://robesonian.com/news/news_agricultural/153066689/Food-labels-help-lead-shoppers-to-healthy-groceries Organic food is big business these days. There are several reasons one might choose organic over conventional or vice versa. Making educated choices about this can be confusing, especially when we have limited food dollars. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:51:11 EST Students benefit from Goodwill gift http://robesonian.com/news/pets/153123038/Students-benefit-from-Goodwill-gift ST. PAULS — Stephanie McLean asked a group of students sitting inside the St. Pauls Elementary School gymnasium Friday to name the most important computer. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:26:13 EST WCU frat suspended following ‘waterboarding’ http://robesonian.com/news/news/153126315/WCU-frat-suspended-following-waterboarding CULLOWHEE (AP) — Western Carolina University officials have suspended a fraternity for five years after a pledge said he was “water-boarded.” Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:56:12 EST Raleigh agrees to price to purchase Dorothea Dix http://robesonian.com/news/news/153126235/Raleigh-agrees-to-price-to-purchase-Dorothea-Dix RALEIGH (AP) — Raleigh officials have approved plans to buy 300 acres near downtown that formerly housed a state mental hospital for about $52 million. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:56:11 EST Plant to locate near Monroe, hire 250 http://robesonian.com/news/news/153126099/Plant-to-locate-near-Monroe-hire-250 MONROE (AP) — A Los Angeles company plans to hire 250 people at a new printing and data center in Union County over the next five years. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:12 EST Bill details how police cameras could be used http://robesonian.com/news/news/153125955/Bill-details-how-police-cameras-could-be-used RALEIGH (AP) — Recordings from cameras worn by North Carolina police officers or attached to their vehicle dashboards and used for criminal investigations would be confidential with some exceptions in legislation getting support at the General... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:11 EST Cherokee council blasted for giving its members raises http://robesonian.com/news/news/153125159/Cherokee-council-blasted-for-giving-its-members-raises RALEIGH — In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:41:11 EST Film details how music aids fight on Alzheimer’s http://robesonian.com/news/news/153124436/Film-details-how-music-aids-fight-on-Alzheimers LUMBERTON — “Alive Inside,” a film about how music therapy can aid patients with Alzheimer's disease, will be screened for free at the Carolina Civic Center on May 5. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:31:15 EST DA’s Office seeks information on ‘83 rape, murder http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/153050688/DAs-Office-seeks-information-on-83-rape-murder RED SPRINGS — More than three decades after 11-year-old Sabrina Buie was killed in Red Springs, anyone with information about what is considered one of the most heinous crimes in Robeson County history is being asked to come forward. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:26:23 EST Thieves keep targeting Lumberton church http://robesonian.com/news/news/153027041/Thieves-keep-targeting-Lumberton-church LUMBERTON — The pastor of a Lumberton church that has been burgalized about five times this year is asking the intruders to come back. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:21:17 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/153119784/Crime-report Thefts Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:46:15 EST County shows it cares http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/153101413/County-shows-it-cares LUMBERTON — Angela Ward doesn't usually knit. But on Thursday, when knitting hats for babies and other items would benefit her community, the Department of Social Services employee jumped right in. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:51:30 EST Pet adoption on Saturday http://robesonian.com/news/news/153109020/Pet-adoption-on-Saturday LUMBERTON — Franny's Friends is holding a pet adoption from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Frank's Furniture at 2400 Fayetteville Road. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:46:15 EST Forum kicks off effort to clean ip Robeson’s roads http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-localnews1/153101026/Forum-kicks-off-effort-to-clean-ip-Robesons-roads PEMBROKE — Truett Buie sees all kind of trash — everything from tires to old toys — that has been tossed out on the roadside near her home off N.C. 710 in Red Springs. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:31:23 EST Rain threat postpones Day 2 of Fairmont heritage celebration http://robesonian.com/news/news/153108029/Rain-threat-postpones-Day-2-of-Fairmont-heritage-celebration FAIRMONT — With forecasts calling for rain, Saturday's portion of the two-day Heritage Days festival in Fairmont has been postponed. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:25 EST Bladen rolls back to Revolution http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/153075018/Bladen-rolls-back-to-Revolution WHITE OAK — Whether a regular or a first-time visitor, those who come out to Harmony Hall Plantation Village on Saturday will be transported back in time faster than Marty McFly and “Doc” with their modified DeLorean — except... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:20 EST