Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS http://robesonian.com/section/NEWS Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:40:28 EST 1800 Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50909323/Crime-report Thefts Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:31:07 EST Two more charged in murder at Red Springs convenience store http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-localnews1-news/50908051/Two-more-charged-in-murder-at-Red-Springs-convenience-store RED SPRINGS — Police have charged two more people in connection with the fatal shooting of an elderly customer at a Red Springs convenience store, bringing to four the number of people implicated in the crime. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:56:08 EST Stacy recognized by N.C. Bar http://robesonian.com/news/business/50879308/Stacy-recognized-by-N.C.-Bar LUMBERTON — Longtime Robeson County attorney Horace Stacy on Dec. 12 accepted recognition from the North Carolina Bar Association and retiring U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre the same way he goes about performing service to his community — quietly... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:02:06 EST 4-H members collect food for needy children http://robesonian.com/news/news_agricultural-opinion_columns/50872739/4-H-members-collect-food-for-needy-children Ever sit on Santa's lap and ask for the latest toy? Or maybe you were more philosophical and asked for world peace? One of the great things about this time of year is things that don't seem possible during the rest of the year are... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:02 EST Home for the holidays http://robesonian.com/news/features/50885605/Home-for-the-holidays LUMBERTON — For most people, one Christmas tree is enough. Not for Blake Tyner, who has seven full-sized trees on display inside his Lumberton home. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:52:12 EST Volunteers make Book ‘Em a success http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle-opinion_columns/50886886/Volunteers-make-Book-Em-a-success In keeping with this season of giving, I'd like to acknowledge all the people who give money, time and resources to Book 'Em North Carolina and its literacy efforts throughout the year. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:51:04 EST Grandmother writes books for kids http://robesonian.com/news/local_features/50886315/Grandmother-writes-books-for-kids PEMBROKE — Linda Locklear Jacobs said she was too busy last fall to enjoy the “pride of authorship.” She recently published two children's books: “Life on the Farm with Marcus and Mia” and “Summer on the Farm... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:51:03 EST Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year http://robesonian.com/news/health/50888565/Alcohol-calorie-counts-to-be-on-menus-by-next-year WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:42:10 EST Resolve to make no more resolutions http://robesonian.com/news/health/50879613/Resolve-to-make-no-more-resolutions My daughter, Nikki, stopped by my office the other day after school to work on her homework while I completed my work day. I told her that when I was done we could do my KenpoX Kickboxing workout before we went home. She looked at... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:42:08 EST Yearly check-up http://robesonian.com/news/health/50872723/Yearly-check-up As this article is the last for 2014, let us do a quick review of two diseases, a seasonal alert and a tip of the hat for a significant public health anniversary.First, Chikungunya virus was all the talk... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:42:04 EST 2 charged in murder at store http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/50901767/2-charged-in-murder-at-store RED SPRINGS — Authorities have charged two people in connection with the fatal shooting of an elderly customer at a Red Springs convenience store, and expect to make more arrests, according to Police Chief Ronnie Patterson. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:20:03 EST Family has Christmas wish for ailing child http://robesonian.com/news/localnews1/50895458/Family-has-Christmas-wish-for-ailing-child LUMBERTON — The family of Isaiah Loman have a simple Christmas wish — and you can help make it come true, with a dollar or two and a few minutes. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST New film about faith and football shoots in Lumberton http://robesonian.com/news/lifestyle/50887207/New-film-about-faith-and-football-shoots-in-Lumberton LUMBERTON — A faith-based film about high school football will begin shooting in Lumberton in March. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:32:02 EST Pair reflect on life-saving event http://robesonian.com/news/home_top-news/50894102/Pair-reflect-on-life-saving-event PEMBROKE — Thinking back to the six months he was stationed in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division, William Eddie Oxendine recalls seeing helicopters returning from missions at the medevac station he lived next to, and the messages heard... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:02:03 EST State says no to hike in homeowners insurance http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897523/State-says-no-to-hike-in-homeowners-insurance RALEIGH — North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:14:04 EST NC leads all states in drop in jobless rate http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897445/NC-leads-all-states-in-drop-in-jobless-rate RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina saw the country's largest month-to-month fall in unemployment rates in November, dropping by half a percentage point to 5.8 percent, the government reported Friday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:09:06 EST Court upholds GOP-drawn district lines http://robesonian.com/news/news/50897386/Court-upholds-GOP-drawn-district-lines RALEIGH — The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday upheld the boundaries for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:01:03 EST Crime report http://robesonian.com/news/blotter/50895887/Crime-report Break-insThe following break-ins were reported to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:13:07 EST Justice explains ‘strict’ requirement http://robesonian.com/news/news/50873120/Justice-explains-strict-requirement LUMBERTON — The U.S. Department of Justice says a “strict” remediation plan is needed for the Robeson County Sheriff's Department to again participate in the federal Asset Forfeiture Program after officer misconduct caused it... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:34:03 EST Heil resigns as Purnell Swett football coach http://robesonian.com/news/breaking_news-sports/50886834/Heil-resigns-as-Purnell-Swett-football-coach PEMBROKE — After eight seasons under Mark Heil, the Purnell Swett football team will be looking for a new coach. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:14:05 EST