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Man Shoots Intruders Attempting to Rape His Granddaughter During Home Invasion
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:37 -0700

Kenneth Byrd killed one of three intruders, and was also injured in the attack

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.

Sunday Salute: Marion Rice loved children and horses
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:41:54 -0700

LUMBERTON - Marion Rice was a cowboy out of time.

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.

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.

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.

Hudson highlights family during visit
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:14 -0700

LUMBERTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, whose congressional district includes most of Robeson County, pledged Tuesday that he will do everything he can to ensure that federal resources are made available to support local foster care, adoption, and family services and treatment programs that are working to protect children from abuse or neglect.

Scholarship pays tribute to Hammond
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:49:42 -0700

Contributed photo | Ronald Hammonds, center, with Wendy Lowery, vice chancellor of Advancement, and Chancellor Kyle R. Carter, established a scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to honor his grandfather, a pioneer of education in Robeson County.

Photos: North Carolina Symphony
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:48:01 -0700

LUMBERTON — The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, performed an education concert for elementary school students across Robeson County on Thursday. The concert was held inside the A.D. Lewis Auditorium on the campus of Robeson Community College in Lumberton.

Public to weigh in on pipeline proposal
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:27:05 -0700

Residents of Nash County will be given an opportunity to express their views to and ask questions of Dominion Resources’ representatives during a Nash County commissioners’ public comment meeting on the proposed natural gas pipeline project beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday at Nash Community College’s Brown Auditorium.