Robesonian- RSS news Feed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:48:47 EST 1800 McCrory gets pardon request RALEIGH — Two men recently freed from prison after 30 years have applied for pardons of innocence from Gov. Pat McCrory. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:04 EST UNCP tops in student diversity PEMBROKE — An online publication has named The University of North Carolina at Pembroke the most diverse graduate school in the South. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:59:09 EST Southeastern retains funding for Head Start LAURINBURG — Less than a month after losing state funding for its weatherization program, Southeastern Community and Family Services has received confirmation that it will continue to receive U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:49:09 EST Warrant: Accused killer thought children were going to ‘chop him up’ COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids “were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs,” according to an unredacted arrest warrant released... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:27:07 EST McCrory unveils 25-year plan for NC transportation RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday presented his long-anticipated North Carolina transportation plan that sets regional and statewide infrastructure goals for the next generation while purposely leaving many details to the... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:23:11 EST Berger tweaks ad following NAACP complaint RALEIGH — Senate leader Phil Berger's campaign on Wednesday changed a television commercial highlighting his role in passing a photo identification requirement to vote in North Carolina after it became the subject of an elections... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:16:04 EST Crime report TheftsAmber Smith, of Cricket Hollow Road, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that her $400 Samsung Galaxy S4 was stolen at Walmart on Fayetteville Road, according to a police report. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:33:15 EST Man charged with murder try LUMBERTON — A Lumberton man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting another man, who one week later remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:06:05 EST Fairmont turns to deputies to aid town police FAIRMONT — Fifteen Robeson County sheriff's deputies will be pitching in part-time to keep Fairmont safe. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:27:07 EST Burr says he will seek 3rd Senate term RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he's expecting to run for a third U.S. Senate term in 2016. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:38:07 EST NC man’s admission solves 1997 murder PHOENIX (AP) — A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:33:03 EST NAACP: Berger ad attempt to quash vote RALEIGH — The North Carolina NAACP on Tuesday formally accused Senate leader Phil Berger of airing an unlawful television ad that the civil rights group says leads viewers to believe they must get photo identification to vote this fall when the... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:31:06 EST Man who escaped while being questioned under $500K bond$500K-bond LUMBERTON — A man who fled the Robeson County Sheriff's Office last week has been jailed under a $500,000 bond that may grow as more charges are brought against him. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:18:12 EST County 4th in DWI arrests during DOT campaign LUMBERTON — Robeson County law enforcement made more than 100 DWI arrests during a Labor Day Booze It & Lose it campaign — the fourth highest total in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:13:16 EST Crime report Thefts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:51:07 EST Stephens quits DSS board, cites conflict LUMBERTON — Commissioner Jerry Stephens on Monday ended his short term as a member of the county's Department of Social Services board, a position that he told fellow commissioners might create for him a conflict of... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:01:12 EST Crack, pot seized during bust SHANNON — Three people have been charged in a drug bust that netted marijuana plants and crack cocaine, according to a Robeson County Sheriff's Office narcotics agent. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:24:03 EST Man who fled Sheriff’s Office while being questioned back in custody LUMBERTON — A man who shuffled out of the Sheriff's Office while in shackles on Friday night walked back inside the office today to surrender after three and half days on the lam. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:12:06 EST New lights OK’d for Fairmont field LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County's Board of Education approved the purchase of $259,000 worth of lights for the Fairmont High School football field during a special meeting on Monday. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:19:09 EST Police: No evidence student was killed BOONE (AP) — North Carolina police say there is no evidence that an Appalachian State University student was killed, adding that the subject of a week-long search was intent on harming herself. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:19:04 EST