14 hrs ago
County to hear anti-litter proposal
Steve Edge, the county's Solid Waste director, will tell the commissioners how his department can provide cleanup and litter law enforcement if adequately funded in its budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. "As you are aware, Robeson County has become inundated with the problem of roadside litter.
Trending on the Topix Network
City prepared to boost electrial rates
The Lumberton City Council on Monday is expected to vote on a proposed 3 percent increase for electrical utility rates, but not until after a public hearing.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Traffic stop bags man accused of murder try
A Lumberton police officer stopped the vehicle at East Fifth Street and Old Whiteville Road at about 4:30 p.m. and "smelled an odor of marijuana in the vehicle," according to Maj.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Legislators get answers during tour of coal ash pond at Weatherspoon
Danny Wimberly, superintendent of operations at Duke Energy's closed Weatherspoon plant, shows state Reps.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Jessica Jacobs, of Harvest Road, Red Springs, reported Sunday that her wallet, valued at $5, and $50 of contents, including a debit card, keys and identification cards, were stolen while she was at Big Lots on Roberts Avenue in Lumberton, according to a police report.
Ita s tough being this adorable
The miniature beagle with the snazzy necktie garnered 1,072 votes in our Cutest Pets Contest, the most of any of the 45 submissions uploaded to our online image gallery.
Museum exhibit spotlights black pioneers
A local organization is throwing a spotlight on black pioneers from across the area with a photography exhibit currently running at the Robeson County History Museum in downtown Lumberton.
Civic Center to screen a Great Gatsby...
Last year author F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1929 classic American novel "The Great Gatsby" was given the Hollywood treatment by director Baz Luhrmann, however it was far from the first adaptation of the beloved story, and come Friday organizers of Lumberton's upcoming arts festival The Great Getaway are hoping to shed some light on Gatsby's hidden past.
Radio station provides light for the blind
The Robesonian Anastasia Vann reads a clip from the day's paper. Vann is one of more than 30 volunteers for the Southeastern North Car... The Robesonian Volunteer Julius McNair holes up one of the specially made radios which is tuned to pick up a sub-frequency that can no... All of these headlines ran in May of 1980, which was the last time ... (more)
A first time for everything
Although I have lived in Robeson County for five years, I have only just recently moved to Lumberton.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Better this time?
That's according to local officials with the Robeson County Board of Elections, who say there have been no problems with early voting in the do-over municipal election in Pembroke that ends on Tuesday.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Lawmaker wants assurance on coal ash at Weatherspoon
A Robeson County state legislator plans to meet with Duke Energy officials sometime next week to discuss potential environmental problems that could result from coal ash contained in a pond at the site of the company's former Weatherperson Steam Electric Plant in Lumberton.
Clear skies finally in forecast
Robeson County residents, weary of the unrelenting cold and rain that will continue through today, finally have something to look forward to - some sunny skies and warmer temperatures, and they will arrive with the weekend.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Rules proposed for gaming parlors
The Lumberton City Council on Wednesday discussed measures that would help the city regulate electronic gaming establishments if they were legalized by the state.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Robeson Sheriff's Office investigating fatal shooting of 22-year-old man
LUMBERTON, NC The fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in Lumberton, North Carolina on Monday night is being investigated by detectives with the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.
Shawnda Cox, of Clewis Street, Lumberton, reported Tuesday that she was robbed at gunpoint of $20 in cash at Glendale Avenue and Grey Street in Lumberton, according to a police report.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Winter weather gives county a pass
Despite an ominous forecast on Monday, Robeson County dodged any debilitating weather on Monday night and this morning, although a few folks gleefully reported on Facebook that they saw a snowflake or two.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Suspended officer says neighbor fired shot at him
Days before he is scheduled to appear in court, a Lumberton police officer charged with shooting at his neighbors says one of those neighbors, a 16-year-old, fired a rifle at him this weekend, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.
Rhodes a " Allen; Freeman a " Bryant
William T. Rhodes III and Kathryn M. Rhodes of Lumberton announce the engagement of their daughter, Christiana Leigh Rhodes, to Brian David Allen, the son of David Bruce Allen and Ellen Reynolds Allen of Wilmington.
Jackie Utz: Born and bred to edit
The portrait was taken by her future father in law, H. Fr... Since 1999, Robeson Remembers has published more than 200 articles telling the history of Robeson County and its people.