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North Carolina juries bring three death row sentences in 2014
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:37:36 -0800

The Death Penalty Information Center released a year-end report showing the national number of convicted murderers sentenced to death was at a 20-year low, and executions were at a 40-year… Click to Continue »

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.

ECU opens fifth School of Dental Medicine service learning center
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:39:40 -0800

East Carolina University cut the ribbon Tuesday on its fifth service learning center for the School of Dental Medicine in Robeson County.

County collects award for recycling program
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:38:12 -0800

Contributed photo | Steve Edge, director of Robeson County's solid waste department, and Kristina Cummings, the county's recycling coordinator, receive the John L. Smith Pesticide Container Recycling Award for 2013. The award was presented last month in Raleigh by Ricky Langley, center, chairman of the North Carolina Pesticide Board.

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.

Commerce again labels Robeson as Tier 1 county
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:27:57 -0800

LUMBERTON — For the seventh year in a row, the North Carolina Department of Commerce has labeled Robeson County among the state’s most economically distressed counties — a classification that could lead to grant opportunities.

Smith named Industrialist of the Year
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:38:35 -0800

LUMBERTON — Anthony Smith, plant manager of Contempora Fabrics in Lumberton, says he was “shocked and elated” to learn that he had been selected Robeson County’s Industrialist of the Year for 2014-15.

Bondsman: Scotland deputies abusive
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:39:04 -0800

LAURINBURG — A Lumberton bail bondsman and former lawman with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says he was verbally harassed by two Scotland County sheriff’s deputies while attempting to arrest someone who had missed court.

Sounds of Christmas ring
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:39:18 -0800

Contributed photo | A group of children perform during last year's production of “A Robeson County Christmas” at the Carolina Civic Center. The third annual production of the popular musical will run from Friday to Dec. 14.

ECU’s sixth dental service center opens
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:52:11 -0800

THOMASVILLE — East Carolina University’s dental community service learning centers are core to the School of Dental Medicine’s unique educational model — create more dentists for North Carolina while improving access to oral health care in underserved areas.