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Cumberland County North Carolina votes 4-3 to offer Sanderson Farms incentives
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:42:48 -0800

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, North Carolina — Cumberland County commissioners voted 4-3 Monday night to offer incentives to Sanderson Farms, a poultry processing giant that once considered Fayetteville for a $95 million plant.

Highway Patrol in Lumberton making dent in traffic related deaths
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:37:37 -0800

 For North Carolina Highway Patrol, the mission has been pretty clear for the past couple years; cut the number of traffic fatalities in half.

Local officials confident on incentives vote
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:33:38 -0800

LUMBERTON — Robeson County officials insist that an incentives-package votes Monday for a company referred to only as “Project Apple” meets the requirements of the state’s Public Meetings Law.

County awaits thaw
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:32:51 -0800

Sarah Willets | The Robesonian Tree limbs cover the yard of a home on Godwin Avenue in Lumberton on Tuesday. LUMBERTON — Monday’s winter storm got mixed reviews in Robeson County.

Hunt lauded for leadership
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:47:26 -0800

LUMBERTON — Johnny Hunt is being praised by his colleagues on the school board after he surprised them Thursday night with the news that he would be retiring as superintendent of the Public Schools of Robeson County after nine years.

Robeson County - A Deadly County
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:51:11 -0800

 Imagine trying to raise your children in a community where, statistically, 123 young people per 100,000 die by violence every year. That's the reality in Robeson County, according to researchers at UNC. It's a youth death rate that's more than double the rest of the state's rate. And we learned it's just the tip of the iceberg for Robeson County.

Sheriff's Office conducting 'massive' search for missing NC woman
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:40:53 -0800

An 18-year-old woman has been reported missing in Robeson County.

NC woman reported missing; car found in wheat field
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:52:25 -0800

An 18-year-old woman has been reported missing in Robeson County.

Report: Robeson roads high in danger
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:40:08 -0800

Photo contributed by Tom Stephenson Robeson County saw 3,325 wrecks in 2013, according to an annual report by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Accidents were most frequent at intersections along Roberts Avenue, and were most often caused by speeding, drunken driving and distracted driving.

Power cut for thousands
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:27:56 -0800

Rodd Baxley | The RobesonianRodd Baxley | The RobesonianRodd Baxley | The Robesonian Lumberton police rope off an area of 23rd Street in Lumberton where power lines fell. Thousands of people in Robeson County were without power as utility companies worked to get electricity restored.