Local News in Robeson County, North Carolina
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Cashing in on trash -
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:25:07 GMT
There is much that conspires against Robeson County, standing between us and economic prosperity, but we are rich by at least one measure — land. Robeson County, with 949 square miles of land, is the largest county in North Carolina, although Sampson County likes to falsely make that boast.
Robeson Sheriff's Office investigating fatal shooting of 22-year-old man
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:15:37 GMT
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.
Commission’s 3-day retreat cost $5,300 -
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:40:08 GMT
LUMBERTON — A three-day retreat in Wilmington for the Robeson County commissioners cost county taxpayers about $5,300, but County Manger Ricky Harris feels the money was well spent.
Duke reviewing coal ash pond closure in Robeson County
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:24:01 GMT
LUMBERTON - Plans to close a coal ash pond at the defunct Weatherspoon Steam Electric Plant are under review after a Wake County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps throughout North Carolina.
Cummings joins race for clerk -
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:40:54 GMT
LUMBERTON — The May 6 primary for Robeson County clerk of court is now a three-way contest. Tammy Jacobs Cummings, of Prospect, filed as a candidate on Tuesday.
Lawmaker wants assurance on coal ash at Weatherspoon -
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:10:21 GMT
LUMBERTON — 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.
Filing periods ends today
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:55:09 GMT
LUMBERTON — Two challengers for the Robeson County Board of Commissioners and the county’s incumbent district attorney filed Thursday to be candidates in the May 6 Democratic primary.
RCC Today: The benefits of Book ‘Em -
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:25:09 GMT
Events like Book ‘Em North Carolina have positive benefits in Robeson County. Sometimes they are not measurable — it’s hard to determine just how much awareness has been raised about literacy issues since the event began two years ago.
Local GOP claims increasing power -
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:10:26 GMT
LUMBERTON — In Robeson County, which used to be dominated by Democrats, more residents now appear to be registering as a Republican or as unaffiliated, which allows them to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary.
2 tornado touchdowns confirmed in Robeson County
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 07:05:16 GMT
Some damage in North and South Carolina was reported from strong storms after a tornado warning was issued for parts of Robeson County was issued Friday afternoon.