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2 hrs ago | The Robesonian

3 public hearings on county's agenda

Three public hearings will be held on Tuesday when the Robeson County Board of Commissioners holds the first of its two regular monthly meetings.

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Related Topix: Orrum, NC, Lumberton, NC

2 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Tour of district provides key insight

I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hudson, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

2 hrs ago | The Robesonian

Tourists spent $127M in city in '13

Robeson County's tourism industry generated a record $127 million in 2013, according to a recent study prepared for the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association.

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Related Topix: 9, Lumberton, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Robesonian

Buie hearing set for Tuesday

District Attorney Johnson Britt is prepared to turn over to a judge the fate of two men who have been in prison for 30 years in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year old, saying new DNA evidence is favorable to their case.

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Related Topix: Columbus County, NC, Red Springs, NC

The Robesonian

Red Springs teenager shot

Authorities are searching for leads in the case of a Robeson County teenager admitted to the Scotland Memorial Hospital emergency room on Thursday with apparent gunshot wounds.

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Related Topix: Red Springs, NC, Laurinburg, NC

The Robesonian

Campbell goes deep for United Way

Contributed photo Employees at the Campbell's Soup plant in Maxton show their team spirit as a part of their football-themed campaign to support United Way of Robeson County.

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Related Topix: Maxton, NC

The Robesonian

RCC, schools team up on reading

Robeson Community College and the Public Schools of Robeson County will pilot a Common Read program this fall designed to enhance critical reading skills of students in both systems.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Robesonian

Vet bitten by pit bull during rabies clinic

A local veterinarian suffered severe facial damage Thursday night when he was bitten on the face by a dog as he attempted to give the animal a rabies shot.

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The Robesonian

Rise of foster children challenges DSS

The number of Robeson County children needing temporary foster care is growing so rapidly that the county's Department of Social Services says it needs to hire at least two new foster care workers.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bladen Journal

Chase ends with arrest

A Bladen County man went from the frying pan into the fire on Thursday when he left the Bladen County Courthouse and proceeded to lead lawmen on a chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested.

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Bladen Journal

Bladen unemployment rate inched upward in July

The jobless rate for Bladen County inched up slightly to 9.9 percent in July. That comes after the rate held steady in June at 9.4 percent.

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Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Columbus County, NC, Scotland County, NC

The Robesonian

Agency loses weatherization pact

A $1.7 million contract for federal weatherization assistance funds has been awarded to Cumberland Community Action Program following a bidding process initiated after the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources chose not to renew a contract held for eight years with Lumberton-based Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. The ... (more)

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Related Topix: Lumberton, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Laurinburg, NC

The Robesonian

Schools 80 shy of full-time teachers

The Robesonian On Monday hundreds of students wrapped up their first day back in school at Lumberton High School.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Robesonian

Crime report

Mitchell Edwards reported Tuesday that a $180 tire and a $300 rim were stolen off of a vehicle at Lumberton Motors on Dawn Drive, according to a police report.

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Related Topix: Lumberton, NC, Vass, NC

The Robesonian

Motion says Roscoe Artis killed Buie

A motion to dismiss convictions against two men imprisoned for the 1983 rape and murder of a Red Springs girl points the finger at another man who is also incarcerated for a rape and murder in the same town.

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Related Topix: Prison, Red Springs, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Death Penalty

WMBF

Man dead after assault in Robeson County

ROBESON COUNTY, NC Milton Cummings died early Tuesday morning after an assault at a home on Powhatan Drive in Lumberton, according to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.

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The Robesonian

Sentencing delayed for Killingsworth

A former Robeson County educator who pleaded guilty earlier this month to misusing the Bladen County school system's money will not be sentenced until September.

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Related Topix: Bladen County, NC, Elizabethtown, NC

The Robesonian

Man captured sleeping after 2-week manhunt

After a two-week manhunt, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Pembroke man wanted on charges ranging from arson to attempted robbery.

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Related Topix: Pembroke, NC, Lumberton, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Robesonian

Rabies progam off to slow start

The Robesonian These two dogs, including Lady on the right, prepare to get vaccinated for rabies at Pembroke Fire Department on Monday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Fire, Pets, Ferrets

The Robesonian

Lumbee filing begins with 3 seeking office

The incumbents are Lesaundri Hunt, the council's speaker from District 3, and Terry Hunt, a representative from District 2. They are each running for a second three-year term.

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Related Topix: Pembroke, NC, Fairmont, NC, Prospect, NC, Hoke County, NC, Maxton, NC

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