Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Robeson County homicide investigators on scene of man found dead in car in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found dead in a car Wednesday in the area of Hornets Road and Meadow Road in Lumberton.

Experts: Gas prices expected to continue rising

LUMBERTON — Robeson County drivers saw a sharp increase in gas prices at stations around the county on Thursday with the average price of a gallon of gasoline jumping from $3.14 on Wednesday to $3.24 on Thursday.

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Robeson County homicide investigators on scene of man found dead in car in Lumberton

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found dead in a car Wednesday in the area of Hornets Road and Meadow Road in Lumberton.

UNCP School of Business to offer free tax income assistance

PEMBROKE — The Thomas School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will launch its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Feb. 3.

Royal Travis Bryant named new CEO of LRDA

PEMBROKE — Royal Travis Bryant has been hired as the new chief executive officer of the Lumbee Regional Development Association.

Closed Village Station restaurant in Lumberton demolished

LUMBERTON — The Village Station restaurant, in operation for 45 years and shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, is being demolished, as is the gas station adjacent to the crumbling, abandoned restaurant, which suffered damage from a fire in August.

Teacher effectiveness tied to better student outcomes during pandemic

RALEIGH — North Carolina teachers with higher effectiveness ratings prior to the disruptions of the 2020-21 COVID-19 school year helped mitigate learning loss as students and teachers managed remote instruction, hybrid learning and other responses to the pandemic, a new analysis of student outcomes shows.

Robesonian occupied 35 years ago to protest corruption

This story is a collaboration between the Border Belt Independent and The Assembly.

Small Holidays: Groundhog Day Burrows South

LUMBERTON —Whether the groundhog weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, the human forecasters at the National Weather Service predicts warmer than average temperature in the coming months.

Crime report

ASSAULT: The following assaults were reported recently to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office: Legend Drive, Lumberton; Tracey Sampson Road, Pembroke; Nova Road, Pembroke.

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