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Smith, White square off for Walters’ seat
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:36:48 -0700

LUMBERTON — Robeson County voters on Tuesday will choose a new state senator to fill the District 13 seat presently held by Michael Walters of Proctorville.

Planning begins for natural gas pipeline
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:07:01 -0700

A project to construct a major natural gas pipeline running into North Carolina is entering its planning stages, but environmental advocates say it will slow the state’s movement toward renewable energy.

Edge fights for GOP presence on county board
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:07:46 -0700

LUMBERTON — David Edge hopes that after all the votes cast in the District 6 county commission race on Tuesday are counted, there will still be a Republican on the county Board of Commissioners.

WECT Investigates: Columbus County candidates pay to 'Get out the Vote'
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:24 -0700

Some local candidates spend big bucks paying campaign workers to get voters to the polls. WECTs investigates the practice known as “Get out the vote.”

Event fashions $98,000 for library
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:45:36 -0700

Jaymie Baxley | The Robesonian | About 50 localls dressed up as iconic characters and authors as part of fashion show to raise money for the Robeson County Public Library on Thursday.

Ex-commissioner dies following accident
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:43 -0700

Contributed photoMarion Rice, a former county commissioner, died following an accident in which he was thrown from a horse on Sept. 27.

Hoofing it for Halloween
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:22:22 -0700

LUMBERTON — Halloween is more commonly associated with gorging on candy than burning off calories, but a Robeson County fitness group is urging residents to celebrate the holiday by breaking a sweat.

Critics pin loss of drug funds on the sheriff
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:36:47 -0700

LUMBERTON — Sheriff Ken Sealey and his legal counsel insist that he has done everything possible to make Robeson County once again eligible to participate in the Department of Justice’s 30-year-old Asset Forfeiture Program, which brought millions of seized dollars into Robeson County to help with the crime fight — but none of those during the last decade.

County OKs funds to add 2 detectives
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:39:24 -0700

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners agreed unanimously Monday with a recommendation from the Personnel Committee that the county pay for four positions in the Sheriff’s Office that have been previously funded by a North Carolina Highway Safety grant.

Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38:18 -0700

Gabrielle Levy LUMBERTON, N.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A North Carolina grandfather managed to halt a home invasion in progress when he fired back at a trio of armed men who broke into his home Monday night.