Local News in Robeson County, North Carolina

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3 people die in Hoke County wreck
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:53:16 -0800

A Robeson County man has been arrested in a weekend wreck that killed three members of a Hoke County family. Click to Continue »

DA: Capital cases expensive, lengthy
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:08:51 -0800

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s district attorney says a hold on executions in North Carolina does not deter his office from pursuing the death penalty, but an overwhelming backlog of pending murder cases makes capital cases, which are costly and lengthy, less likely.

3 family members killed in NC crash; man charged with DWI
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:20:28 -0800

A Robeson County man has been arrested in a weekend wreck that killed three members of a Hoke County family.

The high cost of smoking cigarettes
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:13:42 -0800

A study by WalletHub shows that the cost over a lifetime to an average North Carolinian who smokes is close to $1. milion. That amount includes the cost of cigarettes, health-care expenses and lost investment money.

Unemployment rate may drop in 2015
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:29:07 -0800

LUMBERTON — North Carolina saw the country’s largest month-to-month fall in unemployment rates during November, through Robeson County’s rate is expected to remain among the state’s highest when the countywide numbers are released Tuesday.

Unemployment rate dips during November
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:38:13 -0800

RALEIGH — The unemployment rate for Robeson County declined from 8 percent to 7.7 percent from October to November, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, but remains the 10th highest in the state.

LATEST: Threat of freezing rain in Fayetteville region
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:14:28 -0800

4:18 a.m.: No hazardous road conditions have been reported in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Robeson or Sampson counties, according to respective Sheriff Office's.

Local magistrate named to state Judicial Council
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:55:27 -0800

LUMBERTON — A Robeson County magistrate has been appointed to the North Carolina Judicial Council, an advisory and oversight body of the judicial system that is chaired by the chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

3 people receive death sentence in N.C. in 2014
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 18:23:49 -0800

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.  Three people were sentenced to die for their crimes in North Carolina last year, contributing to the lowest number of death sentences nationally in 40 years, anti-death penalty groups say.

Study details UNCP’s economic benefits
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:16:32 -0800

Jaymie Baxley | The RobesonianAccording to a recent study, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke provides an economic boon to Robeson and its surrounding counties — generating 2,477 jobs in the region and an annual payroll of nearly $70 million.