Local News in Robeson County, North Carolina

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Days in the Branch
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:32:59 -0800

Joseph Mitchell was born in 1908 into a prosperous family of North Carolina cotton and tobacco growers. At the age of twenty-one, he came to New York City to pursue a career as a writer, and he started contributing to this magazine four years later. In the late sixties and the early seventies, he began writing a memoir. What follows was planned as the second chapter but was never finished.

Phantom Ball seeking donations
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:18:58 -0800

LUMBERTON — You’re not invited to the Robeson County Community Foundation’s fifth annual Phantom Ball. But don’t feel bad — no one is. And the lack of an invitation certainly isn’t stopping you from donating to the effort.

Grief counselors available after 4 teens killed in crash
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:20:57 -0800

Grief counselors will be on hand at Fairmont High School and South Robeson High School to offer counseling services for students following a head on collision that killed three Robeson County students and one alumni Monday.

Fayetteville Army veteran wins lottery twice
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:33:42 -0800

An Army veteran in Fayetteville has proved that luck is on his side after winning not once, but twice in the North Carolina Lottery.

NCSU ROTC cadets pay tribute to veterans with run
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:16:37 -0800

Dozens of North Carolina State University ROTC cadets woke up before the sun Tuesday morning to pay tribute to our nation's veterans.

Robeson premieres new pageant
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:48:07 -0800

LUMBERTON — Robeson County could produce the next Miss North Carolina. Young women from Laurinburg, Elizabethtown or Raeford could be in the running for the crown as well.

Saturday event at RCC highlights diabetes threat
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:47:11 -0800

LUMBERTON — Roxanna Lowery begins her day by checking her blood sugar, followed by taking her medication, and finishing with light exercises in the afternoon. Her ritual might sound familiar to a lot of people in Robeson County, where diabetes is rampant and rapidly growing.

4 guns found among wreckage of fatal NC crash
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:14:58 -0800

Four people were killed Monday morning when their car crashed head-on into a school bus on Wire Gass Road in Robeson County, officials said. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash. 

U.S. Justice Department to monitor Robeson County elections
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:26:14 -0800

Robeson County is one of 28 places in 18 states where federal authorities will monitor today's election for voter fraud, intimidation and discrimination.

City ushers in holiday spirit
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:43:32 -0800

LUMBERTON — The Christmas season arrived in Robeson County on Saturday as scores of people looking to get into the holiday spirit lined the streets from downtown Lumberton to Biggs Park Mall for the annual Lumberton Christmas Parade.