Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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PSRC leaders pick COMtech for career and tech center site

LUMBERTON — During a recessed meeting to select a site for the construction of a career technical high school the Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education split in a 6-5 vote in favor of a site at COMtech Business Park in Pembroke.

RCSO: Former detention officer charged for smuggling cell phone into jail

LUMBERTON — A former Robeson County Detention Center officer has been charged for allegedly smuggling a cell phone into the jail, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

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4 Robeson County natives receive honors in nursing program

HAMLET — Four Robeson County residents were given honorary awards recently during Richmond Community College’s 45th annual Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony.

Cleaning the town

Members from the Virginia-based mission group called Empowering Youth 2 Serve, the Fairmont Youth Council, Fairmont Middle School Junior Beta Club, and Fairmont Students 4 Christ gathered on Saturday morning to rid areas of litter in Fairmont. Some areas cleaned include Fresh Foods and Food Lion grocery store parking lots, Shockett and Pine Streets and alleys in the downtown area, according to Fairmont Mayor Charles Kemp.

Crime report

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office received Friday through Tuesday reports of thefts in the following areas:

Lumberton man pleads guilty to first-degree murder in 2017 fatal shooting

LUMBERTON — A man charged in the 2017 shooting death of a Lumberton man pleaded guilty Monday to the charge of first-degree murder.

Robeson County virus cases nearly double in 7 days

LUMBERTON — The recent trend of a rising COVID-19 case count in Robeson County continued over the last week, with the number of confirmed cases nearly doubling from the previous seven days.

St. Pauls High loses staff member to fatal Monday crash

LUMBERTON — “You just never know. You better love everybody while you can.”

Jif peanut butter recalled nationwide, NCDHHS urges consumers to check labels

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is advising people to not eat or serve certain Jif brand peanut butter products that are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.