Robesonian- RSS Feed Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:32:49 EST 1800 The continued rise of the GOP RALEIGH — When the news broke that Rep. Tim Moore would be the Republican nominee for speaker of the North Carolina House and Rep. Mike Hager would be majority leader, the usual suspects did the usual things. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:48:08 EST Defense dominates in Kentucky’s 86-28 win over Montana State LEXINGTON, Ky. — For the second time in three games, top-ranked Kentucky demonstrated how dominant it can be when it plays tight defense. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:56:03 EST Cundiff field goal leads Browns past Falcons 26-24 ATLANTA — After being suspended for Cleveland's first 10 games, Josh Gordon had no trouble remembering how to play the game.Fortunately for the Browns, Brian Hoyer was able to forget some costly mistakes. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:46:05 EST Heat survive at the buzzer, beat Hornets 94-93 MIAMI — So much intrigue, crammed into 14 seconds. A pair of former Connecticut stars, going 1-on-1 as if they were willing to decide it themselves. A one-point game, one team about to end a losing streak and a tip-in try that added more drama... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:41:04 EST Committee picked to search for next UNCP chancellor PEMBROKE — A 19-member search committee was named Friday by the The University of North Carolina at Pembroke noard of trustees to find the person who will replace Chancellor Kyle R. Carter. Carter announced his retirement, to become effective on... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:01:06 EST City ushers in holiday spirit LUMBERTON — The Christmas season arrived in Robeson County on Saturday as scores of people looking to get into the holiday spirit lined the streets from downtown Lumberton to Biggs Park Mall for the annual Lumberton Christmas... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:54:04 EST Law enforcement making move to gang up on gangs It's a four-letter word that has been whispered for a long time but not acknowledged loudly and publicly as there has been a reluctance to accept that this national problem is ours as well. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:03:08 EST Tuberculosis is bigger threat to Robeson County than Ebola Many organizations recently have had drills and training to practice how to react to the Ebola virus, but our head epidemiological disease nurse likes to say, for health care workers, you should worry more about tuberculosis than Ebola. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:06 EST Health briefs Southeastern Health, local churches, Robeson Health Care Corporation, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Enroll America are offering assistance with enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:04 EST Stuff the turkey, not yourself My daughter, Kayla or “KK,” is studying to be a dietitian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also working at a healthy food market called FitStation. On a recent visit, she talked to me about wanting to pitch the... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:55:05 EST Boots & BBQ raises $19K$19K (tap to edit) Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:55:03 EST (No heading) Howard McEachern Sr., 70, LumbertonCorey Bratcher Jr., 18, ShannonMildred Carroll, 74, BladenboroJackie Bryan, 52, Lumberton Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:39:04 EST Festival of Trees returns LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice's annual Festival of Trees will celebrate the theme of “Here Comes Christmas” during this year's event, which begins on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:28:03 EST City task force targeting gangs LUMBERTON — Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill says a Special Enforcement team formed last month to crack down on gang activity has reduced crime overall in the city, and he hopes to take the initiative countywide. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:59:11 EST Public deserves to know if candidate no shows RALEIGH — Newspapers never have been hesitant to shame a public official into appropriate behavior. It's a time-honored tradition. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:54:03 EST It’s a time for all of us to count our blessings This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:50:04 EST Braves roll PEMBROKE — For nearly 30 minutes, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (3-0) basketball team looked and played like the better team on the court against Fayetteville State (1-2). Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:05:02 EST Purnell Swett swept by Pine Forest FAYETTEVILLE — The Purnell Swett boys basketball team got down early to Pine Forest on Friday night and couldn't fight its way back into the game as they fell on the road 56-38. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:04:08 EST Tornadoes get energized FAIRMONT — Going into Friday's season-opening win against Lumberton, new Fairmont basketball coach Montrell McNair didn't want to give the tall and lanky Pirates too many easy looks. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:01:08 EST Crime report TheftsAngela Irons, of East Fifth Street, Lumberton, reported Thursday that her $100 phone was stolen from her residence, according to a police report. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:08:07 EST