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Robeson County gets Child Health Award
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:55:01 -0700

The Robeson County Health Department's Innovative Approaches Initiative, which focuses on children with special health care needs, was one of three county programs to be recognized by the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation at a recent meeting.

Magazine’s potrayal unfair to city
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:52:22 -0700

As the executive director of the Lumberton Visitors Bureau, I promote Lumberton and Robeson County to bring travelers hert. Tourism is one of our largest industries, bringing over $127 million into our county last year and over 1,050 jobs.

COMtech to hold info forum on gas pipeline
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 05:06:24 -0700

PEMBROKE — Representatives of the companies that will own and operate the proposed 550-mile natural gas line that will end in Robeson County will be in Pembroke on Monday to update public officials and community residents on the project.

Pipeline is the real news of the day
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:12:36 -0700

The governor’s recent announcement in Robeson County is huge and should not be overshadowed by competing news. As Vice President Joseph Biden says, “It’s a big deal.”

New pipeline certainly worth writing about
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:16:30 -0700

Last week was an up-and-down one on the economic front in Robeson County.

County 4th in DWI arrests during DOT campaign
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:48:15 -0700

LUMBERTON — Robeson County law enforcement made more than 100 DWI arrests during a Labor Day Booze It & Lose it campaign — the fourth highest total in the state, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

N.C. half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:49:44 -0700

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.

Tourists spent $127M in city in ‘13
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:25:31 -0700

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s tourism industry generated a record $127 million in 2013, according to a recent study prepared for the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association.

Escaped Robeson County inmate arrested
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:03:55 -0700

One man was arrested Tuesday after he escaped from jail barefoot and shackled.

Surveys begin on pipeline route
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 08:07:25 -0700

LUMBERTON — Surveys of Robeson County properties likely to be in the path of a 550-mile natural gas pipeline that will begin in West Virginia and end in Robeson County have already begun.