Local News in Robeson County, North Carolina


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Wants money for cultural center purchase
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:25:32 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is expected to ask the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday to donate at least $100,000 to help pay the cost of restoring the N.C. Indian Cultural Center.

Report ranks Robeson 97th in North Carolina for overall health -
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:40:24 -0700

LUMBERTON — Just ahead of National Public Health Week, Robeson County has found itself in a familiar spot — third to last among North Carolina counties in overall health.

State adds 19,400 jobs in March -
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:25:11 -0700

RALEIGH — North Carolina showed the country’s second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

North Carolina editorial roundup
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:30:57 -0700

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: April 7 Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer on probe of Robeson County election mischief: Something went wrong with elections for Pembroke town offices last year. The N.C. Board of Elections found at least 30 improper ballots were cast and ordered a new ...

Lou Webster bringing her “upcycled” art to Lumberton Library
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:17 -0700

LUMBERTON — One person’s trash is Lou Webster’s inspiration. The 46-year-old Fairmont native creates whimsical statues using discarded materials such as light bulbs, coffee cans and worn-out baseballs.

New hire to push recycling effort -
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:40:08 -0700

LUMBERTON — Pembroke resident Kristina-Locklear Cummings has been hired as Robeson County’s first recycling coordinator. The position was created recently to promote sustainability and create a greener county.

Friends of Robeson Library to hold annual dinner -
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:55:18 -0700

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library is scheduled for April 22 at the Pinecrest Country Club in Lumberton. Attendees will enjoy a social hour, a delicious dinner and a keynote speech by Brenda McKean.

Candidates in countywide races make their pitch to local leaders -
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:40:17 -0700

LUMBERTON — A retired Lumberton realtor and candidate wanting to win the state District 13 Senate seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. Michael Walters knows exactly why she wants to serve in Raleigh.

The fight to unionize the South brews at an N.C. slaughterhouse
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:09:42 -0700

UFCW organizers are trying to unionize the Mountaire chicken processing plant, which employs about 2,000 people. Robeson County Sheriff's deputies patrolled outside the Mountainaire chicken plant.

Director sticks to plans for support center
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:11:09 -0700

PEMBROKE — Although disappointed that the Robeson Community College board of trustees turned down COMtech Park’s request to sell or trade property the college owns at the park’s entrance so that a Business Support Center can be built, the park’s executive director vows that the center will eventually become reality.