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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.

Grant to help renovate SRMC floor
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:09 -0700

Contributed photo | The Robesonian Representatives from Southeastern Health, the city of Lumberton, Robeson County government and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke gathered recently to celebrate an award of $500,000 through a Building Reuse grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce to renovate a section of Southeastern Regional Medical Center for the center's medical ...

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

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 19:04 PM. A pillar of education in Lenoir County, former superintendent Young Allen, passed away Friday at the age of 89.

Allen: A fixture of local education
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:07:42 -0700

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 19:04 PM. A pillar of education in Lenoir County, former superintendent Young Allen, passed away Friday at the age of 89.

6 athletes, 1 coach participating at events in Greensboro
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:40:08 -0700

GREENSBORO — It’s been two years since a Robeson County was represented in the North Carolina East-West All-Star games, but this year, there’s no shortage. The rosters include six athletes and one coach from county schools.

Allen, force for integration, dies at age 89
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:10:53 -0700

Young H. Allen, Jr. KINSTON — Young H. Allen, Jr., the superintendent of the Robeson County school system for more than a decade, is being remembered as an instrumental figure in helping guide tri-racial Robeson County through desegregation during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

HUD suspends housing head
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:54:06 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday suspended Housing Authority Director Ronald Oxendine without pay until completion of an investigation into the Housing Authority’s procurement policies and procedures is complete.

Robeson County native Johna Edmounds ends her reign as Miss North Carolina.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:26:00 -0700

LUMBERTON — Last weekend Lumberton’s Johna Edmonds gave up her sash and crown, officially ending her tenure as Miss North Carolina and by Tuesday she was already eyeballing her next big challenge — becoming “Miss Governor” of North Carolina.

Teen court gets grant, transitions to nonprofit -
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:25:07 -0700

LUMBERTON — After helping hundreds of teens stay out of the Robeson County court system, a research project started by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is wrapping up its services.

Solar farms taking root in North Carolina
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:36:14 -0700

North Carolina has become a leader in the country in the growth of the farms, and Robeson County is near the top of the state in terms of solar capacity.