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6,000 lack proper voter ID locally
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:10:32 -0700

LUMBERTON — More than 6,000 Robeson County residents will have to get a voter ID if they they want to vote in the 2016 General Election.

A double dose of bad news
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:40:20 -0700

The news that Robeson Community College has about 1,000 fewer students enrolled for the fall semester this school year than it did in the fall semester of 2012 could easily be misinterpreted as meaning the local economy is on the rebound and people are leaving the classroom for a paying job.

Potential pipeline bidder opts out
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:10:09 -0700

LUMBERTON — One of the companies that was considering the construction of an interstate natural gas pipeline that would extend into Robeson County has announced that it is putting its plans on hold.

18 murders this year, Robeson County has state's 6th highest crime rate
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 05:26:37 -0700

Startling statistics of violent crimes continue to rise in Robeson County with 18 murders in just 8 months.

Forum addresses women’s issues
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:10:44 -0700

Sarah Willets | The Robesonian Gale McKoy Wilkins, executive director of the North Carolina Council for Women, kicks off a meeting of Women AdvaNCe - Redefining Robeson on Wednesday by demonstrating “power stances” for a group of about 140 women.

Remembering Robin
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:10:42 -0700

Eva Rinaldi | Contributed photo Comedian and actor Robin Williams, 63, served as an inspiration for millions, including those residents of Robeson County.

North Carolina man arrested after beating police in doughnut-eating contest
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:40:39 -0700

Evan Bleier CAMDEN COUNTY , N.C., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- After Bradley Hardison beat them in a doughnut-eating contest, North Carolina police officers realized that he was wanted in connection to two break-ins.

Rowan to benefit from federal housing funds
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:12:40 -0700

RALEIGH -- Federal tax credits and other financing awarded Friday (Aug. 15) will build $423 million of affordable apartments in 37 North Carolina counties. The work is expected to support 8,540 jobs and generate more than $13.4 million in local tax...

NAACP aims for 1,000 new voters
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:25:12 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Unified Robeson County chapter of the NAACP has started a voter registration drive that the chapter’s president is hoping will result in 1,000 new voters registered by Sept. 1.

Former Lenoir County superintendent Young Allen passes away
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:23:52 -0700

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 07:04 PM. A pillar of education in Lenoir County, former superintendent Young Allen, passed away Friday at the age of 89.