NEWS


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Tribal Council picks Blanks as speaker
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NC snowed under, but not here

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County will operate on its regular schedule on Friday, according to Superintendent Shanita Wooten, but...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Crime report

LaTonya McKinnon reported to the Lumberton Police Department that someone broke into her house and stole a 28-inch television valued at about $150.Adr...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Grants available for Matthew repairs

LUMBERTON — Housing recovery grant money remains available to Robeson County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew.The money i...

January 18th, 2018 updated: January 18th, 2018. |  


$30,000 reward offered in 3 deaths

$30,000 reward offered in 3 deaths

LUMBERTON — The FBI says there is a reward of up to $30,000 for information that helps investigators determine the circumstances that led to the...

January 18th, 2018 |  


RCC to open at 10 a.m. Thursday

LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday for students, faculty, and staff.Classes will begin at 10 a.m.The delay i...

January 17th, 2018 |  


No school on Thursday

LUMBERTON — Students in the the Public Schools of Robeson County will get a second straight day of no classes because of the winter storm.Superi...

January 17th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


UNCP getting it done on the road

UNCP getting it done on the road

PEMBROKE — Ben Miller knows the importance of winning away from home when it comes to competing for a Peach Belt Conference championship.“...

January 18th, 2018 |  


UNCP men win 8th straight

UNCP men win 8th straight

AIKEN, S.C. – USC Aiken whittled a 21-point first half deficit down to just five with 52 seconds left, but the UNC Pembroke men’s basketba...

January 17th, 2018 |  


UNCP women fend off USC Aiken for 2nd straight win

UNCP women fend off USC Aiken for 2nd straight win

AIKEN, S.C. — The UNC Pembroke women’s basketball team led by as many 16 points in the third quarter before USC Aiken closed the gap to fo...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Duke, UNC players named to McDonald’s All-American teams

Duke, UNC players named to McDonald’s All-American teams

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina will once again be well represented in the McDonald’s All-American game in March.Five players with ties to Du...

January 17th, 2018 |  


UNCP’s Richards among top DII assistants

UNCP’s Richards among top DII assistants

PEMBROKE — UNCP men’s basketball associate head coach Drew Richards was recently named one of the top assistant coaches in Division II by ...

January 17th, 2018 updated: January 17th, 2018. |  


English goes from last to first

English goes from last to first

LUMBERTON — Lumberton resident James English was the last man in the field for this past weekend’s Wodapalooza Fitness Festival CrossFit e...

January 16th, 2018 |  


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LIFE


Arts council offers wire-sculpting class

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Arts Council will hold a beginners workshop for three-deminsional wire sculpting on Feb. 16 and 17.The classes wi...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Not too late to get flu vaccine

Not too late to get flu vaccine

LUMBERTON — Even though this year’s flu season is in full swing, area residents still can protect themselves from the flu by being vaccina...

January 19th, 2018 |  


What’s happening

•Jan. 21Menopause musical: The comedy musical, “Menopause the Musical,” will play at the Legends in Concert Theater, located at 2925...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Hospice starts bereavement support group

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Hospice will host an Adult Bereavement Support Group for those experiencing grief because of the loss of loved one thro...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Area wells to be tested for GenX

Area wells to be tested for GenX

After a discussion with the county manager and the most affected county commissioner and board of health member, the Robeson County Health Department ...

January 19th, 2018 |  


American Indian women display work at gallery

American Indian women display work at gallery

PEMBROKE — The A.D. Gallery at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is currently featuring a collection of multi-media, traditional, and...

January 19th, 2018 updated: January 19th, 2018. |  


OPINION


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Justice for the unborn
Drilling benefit exceed the costs

Drilling benefit exceed the costs

RALEIGH — If energy companies respond to the Interior Department’s recently announced process for pursuing oil and gas exploration off the...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Skilled workforce is an NC must

Skilled workforce is an NC must

That we did not secure the new Toyota-Mazda facility and those 4,000 jobs was bad news. North Carolina put forth a strong, bipartisan effort to woo th...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Silence would provide Trump better news coverage

The national media have been clear in their distaste for President Donald Trump, but last week were appreciative that he had — allegedly, appare...

January 16th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


Moving ahead at Southside-Ashpole

Moving ahead at Southside-Ashpole

The Innovative School District now has its inaugural school, Southside-Ashpole in Rowland, N.C. At the recent school board meeting held on Jan. 9, 201...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 16th, 2018. |  


Medicaid work rules are needed

Medicaid work rules are needed

RALEIGH — If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service ...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Sam’s Club’s closing opens door for next opportunity

When news broke on Thursday that the Sam’s Club in Lumberton would be closing, possibly putting as many as 150 people in the unemployment line, ...

January 13th, 2018 updated: January 13th, 2018. |  


BUSINESS


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RCC seminars focus on entrepreneurship

LUMBERTON — The time for action has come for anyone who has dreamed of owning his or her own business.The 12th annual Entrepreneur Academy has b...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Grants available from tobacco commission

RALEIGH — Applications for grant money are being accepted by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.The grants to fund innovative agricultural pro...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Tax cuts good for Robeson, country

Tax cuts good for Robeson, country

Rest assured, the tax reform bill recently passed will be extremely good news for Robeson County and the entire country. You will begin to see your ta...

January 6th, 2018 |  


Life of Christmas tree, poinsettia need not end in January

Life of Christmas tree, poinsettia need not end in January

January does not have to be the end of your beautiful poinsettia or fresh-cut Christmas tree.To renew your poinsettia, prune the plant back to about 8...

December 30th, 2017 |  


Lumberton native gives $500K for UNCP Business School

Lumberton native gives $500K for UNCP Business School

PEMBROKE — UNCP Trustee Mary Ann Elliott is an internationally renowned satellite communications entrepreneur.As one of the nation’s top f...

December 23rd, 2017 |