Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:27:26 EST 1800 Coal ash topic of meeting on Thursday LUMBERTON — A meeting to promote public awareness of potential environmental and health problems resulting from coal ash remaining on the site of the former Weatherspoon generating plant in Lumberton will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Robeson... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:01:14 EST County to award bid for jail roof LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners is expected to consider bids for a roof replacement project at the Robeson County Detention Center on Monday. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:01:12 EST Misdirected mail confuses elections official LUMBERTON — Robeson County election officials are asking for help from the community in their efforts to determine why absentee ballots are being delivered to eligible voters who have not requested them. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:01:15 EST UNCP to hold bevy of events during Homecoming PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, its students, alumni and friends will celebrate “The Spirit of Pembroke” during its Homecoming, which will run from Monday to Saturday. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:07:04 EST Tickets on sale Monday for ‘DWTS’ LUMBERTON — You can now vote for your favorite duo hustling to raise money as part of the United Way of Robeson County's fourth annual Dancing with the Robeson County Stars. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:15:20 EST School owes town $27K for lights$27K-for-lights RED SPRINGS — Renat McQueen's electric bill was $384 in September, but has been as high as $735.Although the Red Springs resident has pleaded for relief from town officials, she has received none and paid her bill. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:41:06 EST County nixes complaint against Cummings LUMBERTON — Robeson County's attorney has decided that a grievance filed against Commissioner Raymond Cummings by an employee of the county Department of Social Services is not strong enough to pursue. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:01:06 EST UNCP seeking input on new log PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will display 11 contenders for its new logo across campus during its Homecoming week. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:16:05 EST Photo gallery: An Evening With Alexander Julian: Fashion in Literature LUMBERTON — More 50 local models played the part of iconic characters and authors as part of “Fashion in Literature: An Evening with Alexander Julian,” which raised $98,000 for the Robeson County Public Library. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:51:07 EST Robeson leads NC enrollment for ObamaCare LUMBERTON — Almost half of all eligible Robeson County residents signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act — the highest percentage of enrollment in the state. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:01:10 EST Two face drug charges LUMBERTON — Two men are facing drug charges after one was pulled over while driving and the other's home was searched, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:06:04 EST Crime report TheftsTiffany Hardin, of Bucket Road, Lumberton, reported Thursday that her $300 Droid cell phone was stolen at Super 8 on Jackson Court, according to a police report.Vandalism Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:03:09 EST Tribe pushes Old Main for UNCP logo PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution urging that the official logo for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke continue to include Old Main, the oldest brick building on the campus and a symbol of... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:41:08 EST Event fashions $98,000 for library$98000-for-library LUMBERTON — Halloween is two weeks away, but it was dress-up night on Thursday at the Carolina Civic Center — for adults.More than 50 local folks played the part of iconic characters and... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:23:13 EST Fairmont gets festive on Saturday LUMBERTON —Beauty queens, barbecue and beach music will fill downtown Fairmont on Saturday during the 28th annual Fairmont Farmers Festival. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:55:13 EST Cyclist killed when vehicle strikes truck LUMBERTON — A motorcyclist was killed this week when his vehicle rear-ended a box truck on Interstate 95, according to the state Highway Patrol. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:50:11 EST McCain touts Tillis, criticizes Hagan GOLDSBORO — The U.S. Senate needs Thom Tillis because of leadership skills he exhibited as North Carolina House speaker, John McCain said Thursday while later criticizing colleague Kay Hagan for missing key Armed Service Committee meetings as... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:49:08 EST Family to hire investigor after death of Bladen teen BLADENBORO (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a Bladen County teenager says they have hired an independent investigator to look into his death after an autopsy report said he died because of hanging. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:42:09 EST Crime report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:31:07 EST Events lined up in fight to defeat breast cancer LUMBERTON — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and organizations across Robeson County have events lined up to coincide with the national health campaign. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:30:07 EST