Robesonian- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:05:45 EST 1800 Nine die of flu, all were elderly RALEIGH (AP) — Nine people died from flu-related illness in North Carolina last week, the smallest number for a reporting period in more than a month. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:41:11 EST UNC warns students, employees of scam CHAPE:L HILL (AP) — The University of North Carolina is warning students and employees of separate Internet scams. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:17 EST Bear suspected in woman’s death COLUMBIA (AP) — Officials in Tyrrell County say a woman known for feeding bears may have been killed by one of the animals. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:15 EST McIntyre no longer candidate of chancellor at UNC-Wilmington WILMINGTON — Lumberton native Mike McIntyre, who recently ended an 18-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives, is no longer being considered for the position of chancellor of the University of North Carolina at... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:26:11 EST Crime report TheftsValerie Barwick reported Wednesday that $146.97 worth of Newport cigarettes were stolen from Sun Do on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:06:11 EST Bill requires diabetes testing before age of 2 RALEIGH — A bill sponsored by state Rep. Charles Graham, whose District 47 encompasses most of Robeson County, would require that children 2 and under be screened for diabetes by pediatricians, Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:51:13 EST Child stable after fall into pool LUMBERTON — A 20-month old child is in stable condition days after falling into a pool at a Lumberton home and being rushed to the hospital via the coordinated efforts of multiple emergency departments. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:06:11 EST Audit gives Rowland a thumbs up ROWLAND — An auditor told the Rowland Board of Commissioners on Wednesday that there have been across-the-board improvements to the town's finances. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:51:12 EST Audit: Money mismanaged at Kinston charter school RALEIGH — A failed Kinston charter school that mismanaged money for years got $667,000 in taxpayer funds months before it shut down, then paid the couple who headed the school $11,000 while other employees were owed $370,000, state auditors said... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:11:11 EST Lack of funding threatens state’s roads RALEIGH — North Carolina will face serious problems such as increased joblessness, more highway deaths and further congestion if politicians don't develop a strategy for funding transportation needs, business leaders said Wednesday as the... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:01:11 EST Crime report Thefts Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:56:11 EST Police release images of man who robbed hotel LUMBERTON — Lumberton police have released surveillance images of a man who robbed a Comfort Suites employee in December. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:46:18 EST Lumberton gets 3-business boost LUMBERTON — Downtown Lumberton will soon be home to an employment service and training center, a new cafe and a fitness center. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:31:12 EST Pembroke teen dies in shooting PEMBROKE — A 19-year-old Pembroke man has died after shooting himself at a Burger King this weekend.Cody Teets died on Sunday at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill after being declared brain-dead. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:13 EST NC jobless rate down for 4th straight month RALEIGH — North Carolina's jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December when the state was one of the top four in the number of people joining the workforce. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:11:11 EST Crime report TheftsApril McNair, of Trussway Drive, Fairmont, reported Monday that her $150 cell phone was stolen at Walmart on West Fifth Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.Break-ins Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:14 EST Rouzer announces office hours WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David Rouzer and his staff will hold monthly office hours in all 12 counties of the 7th District in the U.S. House, which includes a small part of Robeson County. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:06:13 EST Let’s have school accountablity week The timing couldn't be more perfect for this year's “School Choice Week,” the nationally orchestrated right-wing funded annual public relations extravaganza touting alternatives to traditional public schools, including... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:11:11 EST Red Springs commissioner gets 2nd term on municipality board RALEIGH — Duron Burney, a commissioner in Red Springs, has been appointed to a second term on the North Carolina League of Municipalities' General Government Legislative Action Committee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:12 EST Child revived after fall into pool LUMBERTON — Robeson County first-responders banded together on Monday to rush a 20-month-old child to the hospital after he fell into a pool. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:51:11 EST