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  1. Key support lacking in request to change rivera s name -Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Robesonian

    Lumbee Tribe Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. and three members of Robeson County's state legislative delegation said Friday they are not ready to throw their support behind a Tribal Council resolution calling for the state lawmakers to rename the Lumber River the Lumbee River. The council passed the resolution Thursday during the council's regular monthly meeting.


  2. County loses two legislators to plan -Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Robeson County would lose half its current representation in the state House under district lines that were proposed on Saturday. Under the plan, which must be presented in public hearings before any approval, Robeson would have two House districts, Nos.


  3. Hearings delayed on Duke energy hike request -Read the original story

    Jul 18, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Utility regulators are postponing until Thanksgiving a hearing to decide whether to allow a 15 percent increase in the electricity bills of 1.3 million North Carolina customers. The North Carolina Utilities Commission is acting at the request of consumer advocates to delay hearing from expert witnesses until Nov. 20 in Raleigh.


  4. Hearings set on Dukea s request to boost rates -Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Utilities regulators plan to hear from consumers and experts this fall about whether to allow a 15 percent increase in the electricity bills of 1.3 million North Carolina customers. The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Thursday released a schedule for September and October hearings as it considers Duke Energy Progress' request to add $18 more per month to the typical household bill of $105.


  5. Alumnus makes $1M gift to UNCP -Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Mel Gardner made an important observation during his first weeks in the U.S. Marine Corps, fresh out of high school. "I noticed the officers seemed to live a whole lot better than I did.


  6. Cooper vetoes two Republican-led bills -Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | The Robesonian

    North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills - one that tries again to shift authority for deciding who oversees state elections away from him and the other preventing Cooper from filling upcoming vacancies on an appeals court. The vetoes, received Friday by the General Assembly, were anticipated and mark the latest flashpoint between the GOP-controlled legislature and Cooper since the former attorney general narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in November.


  7. Lawmakers sued again over alleged power grab -Read the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Laws approved by the Republican-dominated legislature that reduced powers of North Carolina's new Democratic governor are getting challenged again - this time on arguments that the December special session in which they were approved was illegal. Government reform group Common Cause and 10 state residents sued Wednesday in Wake County Superior Court alleging that legislative leaders violated the state Constitution when the session convened Dec. 14 after only two hours' notice that it would occur.


  8. NCAA puts NC on clock -Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | The Robesonian

    The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. In a statement Thursday, exactly one year to the day after the law was passed, the sports organization said its committees will begin picking championship sites for 2018-22 and will announce those decisions April 18. The statement also noted that "once the sites are selected by the committee, those decisions are final."


  9. A tale of two NC leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Two different visions for North Carolina were prominently on display last week in Raleigh, both in terms of policy and also in tone, how political leaders work together and how they behave when they disagree. The occasion was the first State of the State address from Gov. Roy Cooper to the General Assembly.


  10. GOP rolls out plan for $1B in new tax cuts -Read the original story

    Mar 17, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Republicans at the North Carolina legislature have started rolling out their tax cut ideas, and Senate finance chiefs offered more income tax rate reductions and other breaks they estimate would save the public about $1 billion over two years. The Senate plan, along with a plan filed earlier this week by House Republicans that would cost about $380 million through mid-2019, would build on the GOP tax overhaul laws that began in 2013.


  11. Cooper urges repeal of NCa s a dark clouda -Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper urged lawmakers gathered Monday night to repeal the state's "bathroom bill" very soon, saying the law is "the dark cloud hanging over our state of promise" by harming North Carolina's economy and reputation. Delivering his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled legislature and a statewide television audience, Cooper almost immediately addressed the law known as House Bill 2, which limits LGBT rights and the restrooms transgender people can use in schools and other government buildings.


  12. Bill OKed making judicial races partisan again -Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | The Robesonian

    The Republican-controlled General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation officially making all local trial court elections in North Carolina partisan affairs again, a decision that appears ripe for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to issue his first veto. With the House agreeing to slight Senate changes, the measure for District Court and Superior Court races attempts to complete the GOP's rapid shift away from nonpartisan elections for judicial seats, which initially started in the mid-1990s with help from Cooper and other Democrats.


  13. Cooper plans teacher-pay boost -Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2017 | The Robesonian

    New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his two-year budget proposal will include average 5 percent raises for public school teachers annually with an aim toward getting salaries to the national average by the early 2020s. Cooper, a Democrat, made reaching the national average target a plank in his gubernatorial campaign.


  14. Court again backs Cooper in power struggle -Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Robesonian

    North Carolina's Supreme Court on Monday again blocked a state law approved by Republicans that strips the new Democratic governor of powers to oversee elections. A lower appeals court briefly let the law to take effect last week, allowing a revamped state elections board to meet for the first time Friday.


  15. NC budget surplus grows to $550M -Read the original story

    Feb 10, 2017 | The Robesonian

    North Carolina government revenues are projected to exceed expectations by more than a half-billion dollars this fiscal year, state economists announced Thursday. The anticipated surplus could help both the GOP-controlled legislature and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper get more of what they want in the next budget.


  16. Cooper sues to stop confirmation process -Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | The Robesonian

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is returning to court to try to prevent his Cabinet secretaries from being subjected to confirmation hearings starting this week that he argues are unconstitutional. Cooper's outside lawyers asked a three-judge panel late Monday to temporarily block enforcement of the law directing his department heads be subject to the "advice and consent" of a majority of senators.


  17. Goodmana s bill seeks guidance on traffic stops -Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Robesonian

    State Rep. Ken Goodman says a news story he read last summer about a law enforcement traffic stop that escalated into violence is the engine that drove him to file legislation intended to educate motorists on how to act when pulled over by a law enforcement officer. "People don't know how to interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop," said Goodman, the son of former Richmond County Sheriff R.W. Goodman.


  18. Wreck kills Rockingham man -Read the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | The Robesonian

    Samuel Durant Tanner III, 66, was driving south on N.C. 71 about two miles outside Red Spring when his Dodge truck crossed the lanes, left the road and struck a tree, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.


  19. Lumberton High School receives $15,000 grant from Carolina Panthers for Hurricane Matthew reliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2016 | The Robesonian

    Lumberton High School was one of 23 high schools in North and South Carolina to receive grants from the Carolina Panthers after Hurricane Matthew left its devastating toll on the area. The grant will go to repair the athletic facilities that were damaged from the storm, as well as provide a financial boost for the athletic department after losing home games and gate revenue.


  20. Democrats have majority of NC Supreme Court -Read the original story

    Nov 25, 2016 | The Robesonian

    Beyond Roy Cooper's continuing lead in North Carolina's still-unresolved governor's race, the state's Democrats may be happiest about winning a majority on the state Supreme Court for the first time in nearly 20 years. Republicans won most of the down-ballot races on election night, but Wake County Superior Court Judge Mike Morgan delivered a decisive victory to unseat Republican Bob Edmunds as an associate justice.


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