Robesonian- RSS Feed Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:35:52 EST 1800 Who opposes school choice — and why? RALEIGH — Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Local legislators don’t score well with family-value votes To the Editor, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Our once-great nation is on a corrupt and sinful path To the Editor, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Site near Converse picked for industry-recruitment study LUMBERTON — The Robeson County's economic developer is banking on participation in Duke Energy's 2014 Site Readiness Program to attract an industrial or manufacturing business to a 257-acre tract of former farmland in Lumberton near... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Developer touts plans for abandoned Sara Lee plant MAXTON — The owner of the site of the former Sara Lee distribution facility on U.S. 74 near Maxton told town commissioners on Tuesday that he wants to develop the property into a food distribution and research facility. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST McCory picks April 15 to hype tax-plan benefits RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday's tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents — either by leaving more money in their... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ronald Graham Ronald GrahamLUMBERTON — Mr. Ronald Gene Graham, 63, was born Sept. 18, 1960, to Albrie and Odessie Graham. He departed this earthly home on April 13, 2014, following an extended... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fairmont plans May Day celebration FAIRMONT — Fairmont residents won't have to wait until the Fourth of July for the town's next festival. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Candidates forum Thursday at library LUMBERTON — The Unified Robeson County NAACP, Democracy N.C. and the Lumberton Robeson Leadership Black Caucus will hold a candidate forum on Thurday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Reading and right In the summer of 2010, when news broke that the football program at the state's flagship university was being investigated by the NCAA, officials at the University of North Carolina took an accommodating posture. Instead of mounting a... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST CRAWFORD: Examining the filthiest contracts and ultimate bargains in pro sports Kobe Bryant loosens his tie and leans back in his seat, struggling to swallow the Lakers' latest home loss to Charlotte. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This is Day 2 of earning for yourself RALEIGH — The weather is getting warmer, the plants are in bloom, and people are starting to spend more time outside. Yes, it's springtime, and as we get more comfortable with the season change, one thing continues to put a damper on... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST RCC unanimously nixes land deal LUMBERTON — The Robeson County trustees on Monday unanimously voted to turn down a request from COMtech Park to sell or trade some prime property it owns at the park's entrance so that the COMtech can move forward with plans to establish a... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rand Paul’s foreign policy problem The oil-services company Halliburton is an old obsession of the anti-Bush left, and evidently of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gala recalls the Roaring 20s LUMBERTON — If anyone wandered into the back of Candy Sue's restaurant on Saturday, they may have thought they had stepped out of a time machine. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST City OKs design for new shelter LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council on Monday night unanimously voted to accept an over-budget bid for construction of an emergency shelter and soup kitchen downtown so that the building be redesigned in order to lower costs. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Baseball Elite Poll: Slugfest Lumberton’s to win Say what you want about the seeding — it is voted on by coaches after all — but the Robeson County Slugfest at Red Springs is Lumberton's tournament to win this season, jokingly labeled the 'Pirate Invitational' a season... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teacher-pay report short on specifics RALEIGH — Several educators and legislators on a General Assembly task force were cool Monday to their own panel's recommendations for overhauling public school teacher compensation, which included few specific actions and asked for... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mississippi falls back to hateful ways Mississippi, my adopted home state, place that I love, is reverting to its old ways, which many of us who live here had believed and hoped to be in the distant past. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Gas leak under control LUMBERTON — A minor gas leak that caused a residential street to be blocked off this afternoon has been repaired, according to Lumberton police Lt. Timmy Wilkins. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST