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Robeson County proms rescheduled due to bad weather  wpde.com

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — Prom events scheduled for Friday night Lumberton High School, Fairmont High Schoo, Early College, St. Pauls High ...



Robeson County schools revive $20,000 from Carolina Panthers for Florence recovery  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) - The Carolina Panthers Charities along with Bank of America gave a $20,000 grant to two Robeson County High Schools as part of ...



Fairmont man strives to preserve one-room school  The Robesonian

FAIRMONT — While driving five miles south of Fairmont on N.C. 41 toward Marietta, it is easy to miss an old building tucked about 100 yards off the road in the…



Schools still uncertain of return date  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — As damage reports continue to come in and testing continues for mold and bacteria, the Public Schools of Robeson County does not have a ...



Area high schools to receive grants from Carolina Panthers, Bank of America  WECT

The Carolina Panthers and Bank of America are giving $250000 in Hurricane Florence disaster relief grants to 17 high schools in North and South Carolina.



Carolina Panthers charities, Bank of America give $20,000 to Fairmont, Lumberton High Schools  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

Carolina Panthers Charities and Bank of America gave $20000 to Fairmont and Lumberton High Schools through a grant.



The disturbing story behind 13-year-old Hanias accused killer  The Fayetteville Observer

FAIRMONT — The woman who says she is the godmother to Michael Ray McLellan became overcome with emotion when speaking about the young boy she ...



Crime report  The Robesonian

Brittany Beers, of Hedge Drive in Lumberton, reported Sunday to the Lumberton Police Department that someone broke into her motor vehicle and her residence ...



Prosecutor told Hania’s mother ‘her daughter might be alive’ without evidence mix-up  The News & Observer

The mother of Hania Aguilar learned Wednesday that “her daughter might be alive” if the Robeson County Sheriff's Office had properly handled DNA evidence a ...



Michael Ray McLellan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Michael Ray McLellan is accused in the abduction and murder of North Carolina teenager Hania Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl from North Carolina who was ...



Two teens among 3 killed in separate accidents  The Robesonian

Two teenagers are among three people who have died in separate accidents in Robeson County during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Two of the deaths ...



GoFund set up to help with burial of teen who drowned  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — An effort has begun to raise money to help with the funeral expenses of a Fairmont teenager who drowned on Saturday during a Boy Scout ...



Memorial service on Saturday to honor Camp Grace founder  The Robesonian

POLK CITY, Fla. — A memorial *service* for former Camp Grace Director Bobby Williams has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in the camp chapel.



LHS scholarship to honor former attorney  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A scholarship honoring the memory of former County Attorney Patrick Pait is set to take off with a push from the Academic Booster Club at ...



Untitled  The Robesonian

LAQUANA PATRICE SINCLAIR LUMBERTON — Laquana Patrice Sinclair, of Lumberton, transitioned from earth to glory on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018…



Patrol seeks info in fatal hit-and-run  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The state Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Pembroke woman on Sunday night and then left the scene.



Three Fairmont athletes sign to FSU - Sports  The Fayetteville Observer

Corry Addison, Sidney McKeithan and Kiara Page each announced their intention to play at Fayetteville State University. FAIRMONT – Corry Addison couldn't ...



Schools cope with 2 deaths  The Robesonian

Martinez. Worley. Red Spring High School students, staff and faculty gather Tuesday in the auditorium for a memorial *service* for Alene Martinez, who died ...



Separate searches lead to 2 arrests  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two men were placed back behind bars Wednesday as the result of searches conducted at two residences, one on Moss Neck Road and one ...



Train derailment causing traffic issues in Pembroke  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — A train derailment that occurred shortly after midnight Friday is disrupting traffic on a main road in Pembroke. According to information provided…



Jernigan: ‘It’s time for somebody new’ at South Robeson  The Robesonian

ROWLAND — After four straight appearances in the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs, South Robeson football coach Clay Jernigan missed the postseason for the first ...



School board gets stuck on personnel matter  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — After meeting for an hour behind closed doors Thursday the Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education voted to adjourn — by a 5-4 ...



2020 wing Jalen Bridges making name for himself on Gauntlet  247Sports

One of the more interesting prospects on the Adidas Gauntlet is 2020 wing Jalen Bridges. The Fairmont high school prospect is a very talented player and is also ...



Sheriff suspends 2 officers  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — The Robesonian has learned that two longtime deputies at the Sheriff's Office have been suspended with pay. They are Maj. Anthony ...



Man gets 31 years for series of crimes  The Robesonian

RALEIGH — A 39-year-old Lumberton man was sentenced this week to 31 years and seven months in prison after pleading guilty to multiple violent crimes.



'Medical event' causes accident; 4 injured  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Four people were injured, including some seriously, on Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Fayetteville Road, according to a statement ...



ATV accident kills Red Springs student  The Robesonian

RED SPRINGS — A student at Red Springs High School has been killed in an ATV accident. Details were not available of the accident because of the Memorial ...



Lack of quorum stalls action by school board  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A memorandum of understanding between the North Carolina Innovative School District and the Public Schools of Robeson County was ...



Schools flooded with challenges  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Administrators with the Public Schools of Robeson County, once again challenged by massive flooding from a hurricane…



Beloved doctor dies following short illness  The Robesonian

PROSPECT — A Robeson County doctor is being remembered as a man who made a difference on the many people he served. Dr. Ferriss Yarnell Locklear, ...



Thomas Edward 'Eddie' Butcher | Obituaries  WV News

FAIRMONT — Thomas Edward “Eddie” Butcher, 69, of Fairmont, passed away on December 31, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 12, 1949, a son of the ...



Green denied new trial  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Daniel Green, one of two men convicted of the murder of Michael Jordan's father, has been denied an evidentiary hearing, which he hoped ...



Ex-jailer charged in death of Fairmont athlete  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A former correctional officer has been charged nearly three months after his vehicle struck and killed a Fairmont High School football player.



Duke Football announces 20-member recruiting class  247Sports

Instant talent injection for Duke in the Top 50 2019 recruiting class.



Red Springs votes to double mayor’s term  The Robesonian

RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners on Tuesday took the first step toward doubling the length of the mayor's term of office..



Meet Ervin R. Gause: Educators service not limited to classroom  The Fayetteville Observer

FAIRMONT — Ervin R. Gause has a philosophical perspective on education that one would expect from someone who taught for decades. "The best thing about ...



DOT shows plans for busy main street in Pembroke  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — Pembroke residents and businesses got a look Monday at $17 million of road improvements planned by the North Carolina Department of ...



Gold leaving RCC for job with state system  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Robeson Community College President Kimberly Gold announced her resignation on Monday, saying she was going to go to work for the ...



Fairmont police say teen's death gang-related  WRAL.com

People gathered in the Robeson County community of Fairmont on Wednesday night to remember a teen who was gunned down in what police call an act of ...



Economically, 2018 was a robust year  The Robesonian

Anyone who knows what will happen in 2019 has a crystal ball that no one else possesses. Other than Hurricane Florence, in most respects, 2018 was an ...



150 people waiting to be rescued in New Bern, NC as flood waters cover the city  WBOY.com

Around 150 people in New Bern are waiting to be rescued as flood waters cover the city Friday morning and officials say they welcome residents to assist with ...



Five now in race for District Court slots  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two more people have entered the race for District Court bench positions in Robeson County that are up for election on Nov. 6, bringing to five ...



4 teens killed in head-on collision with school bus in Robeson County  WTVD-TV

Investigators say four people are dead after a car running from police in Robeson County hit a school bus head on. There were no students on board at the time.



UNCP announces Chancellor's, Honors lists  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced the Chancellor's and Honors lists for Fall 2018. CHANCELLOR'S LIST To qualify for ...



Sandy Hook Promise to train Tuscola High School in violence prevention  Mountain Xpress

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Orrum VFD improves fire rating, insurance should drop  The Robesonian

PROCTORVILLE — Residents serviced by the Orrum Volunteer Fire Department will enjoy lower fire insurance rates effective Dec. 1. The department…



Top of their class: 2016's valedictorians and salutatorians  The Robesonian

Six Public Schools of Robeson County high schools will graduate 1510 seniors during ceremonies taking place across the county today. Thirty-three students…



Hodge taking winning attitude to Methodist  The Robesonian

FAIRMONT — Reflecting on his time as a baseball player at Fairmont High School, Tyler Hodge said he'll remember one thing above the rest. “Just the winning ...



Irene Martino | Obituaries  WV News

Irene Zaccagnino Martino, 96, of Newton, North Carolina and formerly of Fairmont, WV died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in the Carillon Assisted Living in Newton, ...



LHS students take walk in support of Parkland  The Robesonian

Lumberton High School students return to their classes Wednesday after participating in a walkout in support of the victims of the school shooting in Parkland, ...



1,598 to graduate today, and then many will celebrate at Project Graduation  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Almost 1600 high school seniors in Robeson County today will be handed a diploma as a reward for a 12-year journey, and then most of them ...



Marion County, WV, Rescue Squad promotes distracted driving awareness  WV News

FAIRMONT — April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is a time to teach students about the dangers of driving while under the influence and while ...



Maxton manager, Chavis have altercation at town hall  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Warrants have been sworn out in the wake of an altercation Friday between Maxton's town manager and the leader of the local We the People ...



'We'll love this man forever'  Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG — Courageous. Uplifting. Kind. Strong. Those words were echoed by those in attendance at Scotland High School's auditorium on Wednesday ...



NFL star lends helping hand  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — The hands that Julius Peppers used to total more than 700 tackles so far in a stellar NFL career were used on Tuesday for a kinder…



Two take pleas in murder of Fairmont High student  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two people have pleaded guilty in connection with the death of Fairmont 16-year-old Daquan Stephens in 2013, doing so just as jury selection ...



NC Farm Bureau offering scholarships  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — College students have until March 4 to apply for the N.C. Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship program. The scholarships are for young ...



Two take plea deals in 2013 murder of Fairmont teenager  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two people have pleaded guilty in connection with the 2013 shooting death of Fairmont High School student Daquan Stephens, doing so just ...



Flu brings visitor restrictions to SRMC  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Regional Medical Center, in response to the rising number of flu cases in the region, on Monday will implement visitation ...



Another hurricane, a World Series, and deaths  The Robesonian

The Lumberton Youth Baseball Association and the city of Lumberton played host to the Dixie Youth World Series at the end of July and into August.



Controversy arises over wearing white t-shirts in Robeson County school  WMBF

When you send your kids to school you want to know they are safe, which is why the principal at a Robeson County High School chose to enforce a rule about ...



Boys Basketball: Fairmont vs. Kinston (Mar. 7, 2015)  HighSchoolOT

Kinston blew past Fairmont in the 2-A boys basketball eastern regional final and will play for its fourth straight state championship.



Jane Ayers (McCormick) Hutchinson  Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jane Ayers McCormick Hutchinson, 84, passed away November 16th, 2018, at The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail in Lafayette, CO. She had been a resident there ...



Joint venture to build new $10M auditorium in Kettering  Dayton Daily News

Shook Touchstone, a joint venture between Dayton-based Shook Construction and Lima-based Touchstone CPM, will provide construction management ...



Mayor explains contract timing  The Robesonian

MAXTON — Mayor Emmett Morton said Wednesday that the Board of Commissioners's decision on Tuesday to extend Town Manager Kate Bordeaux's contract ...



No. 3-ranked East Bladen routs Whiteville, 64-37  Elizabethtown Bladen Journal

FAIRMONT — Seniors watched the future Thursday. Their tears of sadness turned to shouts of joy Friday night as East Bladen routed Whiteville 64-37 in the ...



Hit-and-run kills teen  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A Fairmont High School football player killed in a hit-and-run accident Saturday had been working hard to prepare for his senior year as a ...



Teen charged in accidential shooting  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A brother of a 14-year-old who was accidentally shot has been charged in connection with the shooting at Turner Mobile Home Park.



Church and community center offers up some free health help  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — The line already was forming by 5:30 a.m. Saturday for the free health clinic at the Robeson County Church and Community Center. “The need ...



Pembroke chamber establishes foundation  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The Pembroke Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture recently announced the formation of its nonprofit Foundation. The activities and programs ...



Youngest teen killed in head-on crash laid to rest  WTVD-TV

Daylon Cummings, 14, died Monday when the car he and three others were riding in crashed head-on into a school bus.



Rumors of violence lead to thousands skipping school in Robeson and Dillon counties  wpde.com

Florence, S.C. (WPDE) — Rumors of shootings and violence spread on social media have impacted Robeson and Dillon County School Districts. Dillon School ...



South Columbus, Whiteville co-favorites in Three Rivers Conference  The Fayetteville Observer

FAIRMONT – South Columbus and Whiteville are co-favorites to win the Three Rivers 2-A/1-A Conference this season.In a preseason coaches poll at the ...



Area graduates walk the stage  The Robesonian

(tap to edit) These students are among 164 graduates of the Fairmont High School class of 2017. Graduates walked the stage at UNCP's Givens Performing ...



Former Campbell VP, Cumberland superintendent Jack Britt dies | News  Campbell University News

Jack Britt, a longtime educator and former superintendent of Cumberland County Schools and for 27 years a valued member of Campbell University's ...



The soggy view inside Mayfair  The Robesonian

This photo that was taken by a drone shows the widespread flooding in Mayfair, a subdivision off N.C. 211 in Lumberton, that followed Hurricane Florence.



UNCP student receives education award  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — A member of the Lumbee Tribe recently received the Distinguished American Indian College Student Award. The award was presented to Tiffany ...



Local prep teammates help OSU, Notre Dame win conference titles  Dayton Daily News

Kathryn Westbeld of Notre Dame and Makayla Waterman of Ohio State play for nationally ranked powers.



UNCP business school breaks ground April 11  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the future School of Business building on April 11.



2017 All-County football selections  The Robesonian

All-County awards are decided by The Robesonian's Rodd Baxley and Jonathan Bym based on statistics, overall team performance and on-field impressions.



A family affair: Relatives put McGirt on course early  The Robesonian

FAIRMONT — Two days after William McGirt was born on June 21, 1979, Bev Marks, his aunt, walked into the hospital room in Lumberton with a Black Warrior ...



RCC graduates 5 from law enforcement course  The Robesonian

Robeson Community College's Basic Law Enforcement Training Evening Academy held its graduation ceremony this past week. Five cadets received ...



Top 15: Bym’s top in-county hoops players  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — There's talent abound in Robeson County with several teams that made the state playoffs last season and several talented players returning to ...



Schools OK 2 assistant supers  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County on Tuesday night voted unanimously to approve two new assistant ...



UNCP picks dean for College of Health Sciences  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke has chosen the person who will serve as the founding dean of its College of Health Sciences.



N.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams announced  Asheville Citizen-Times

The N.C. Baseball Coaches Association has announced its all-state teams:



Man sentenced to 7 years in prison after 2017 robbery in Morgantown  WBOY-TV

A North Carolina man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after a robbery in January 2017.



United Way honors UNCP professor  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — Veronica Hardy, a professor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was recently presented with United Way of Robeson County's ...



Substitute teacher gets probation for having sexual relationships with 2 high school students  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

DAYTON, Ohio -- A former substitute teacher who prosecutors said had sexual relationships with two students has been sentenced to probation, but will avoid ...



NC Promise pushes UNCP enrollment  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — As the recruiting season heats up at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC Promise — the promise of radically lower tuition fees ...



RCC a key stop on McMurray’s nursing journey  The Robesonian

Patrick McMurray graduated with honors from Lumberton High School in 2010 and, after working as a certified nursing assistant with Southeastern Health for a…



UNCP joins study on hurricanes’ effects  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, East Carolina University and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs will ...



Bladen County drug roundup bags 4 from Robeson  The Robesonian

ELIZABETHTOWN — Four Robeson County residents are among nine people arrested as the result of an undercover narcotics operation in Bladen County that ...



UNCP unveils refurbished statute of McMillan  The Robesonian

UNCP unveiled the newly refurbished statue of Hamilton McMillan on Thursday. McMillan, a state representative at the time, sponsored legislation that created ...



Leach: Players denied policy input  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Vonta Leach, a Rowland native who has a Super Bowl ring, said the NFL's new policy of forcing players on the field to stand for the national ...



Man guilty in fatal accident  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — A Shannon man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in a traffic accident that killed his 15-year-old passenger.



Rifle thought to be Lumbee hero finds its way to tribal complex  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — Local artist Gloria Tara Lowery says that she nearly fainted when she first saw the rifle that some believe belonged to Lumbee American Indian ...



Patterson, Grahams first two to file for sheriff  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two candidates who filed for sheriff were among eight to file on Monday as the 15-day filing period for county, state and federal offices began.



2 teens charged in murder  The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old whose body was found early Saturday morning in the middle of Roberts ...



UNCP honors employees for service  The Robesonian

PEMBROKE — The audience stood and cheered for Susan Cummings during The University of North Carolina at Pembroke's annual staff *service* awards ...



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