LUMBERTON — A former Robeson County Detention Center officer has been charged for allegedly smuggling a cell phone into the jail, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
When Meredith Malinsky was 18 years old, she set off to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She dreamed of becoming a professional writer and moving to New York City to become immersed in the arts, the lights and sounds and the culture of the Big Apple.
HAMLET — Four Robeson County residents were given honorary awards recently during Richmond Community College’s 45th annual Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
THUMBS UP: Literacy has improved in new students according to results of end-of-year testing performed by the Public Schools of Robeson County. The results come after about 4,500 kindergarten, first- and second-grade students completed their end-of-year literacy assessments. Early elementary students were assessed at the beginning and middle of the...
LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of two persons of interest in the Monday shooting death of a 20-year-old Fairmont man.
LUMBERTON — A 47-year-old Marietta man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 32-year-old Fairmont man on Friday.
LUMBERTON — The ribbon was cut earlier this week on the new Oxford House recovery home in Lumberton.
While the first day of summer is still a few weeks away, summer has unofficially begun with temperatures steadily climbing and families and friends flocking to the beaches.
LUMBERTON — A $13,000 grant will be used to increase awareness and expand health literacy programming in Robeson County.
LUMBERTON — Among other local Revolutionary War personalities, Thomas Robeson could arguably be the most instrumental in the formulation of today’s prosperity and freedom.
RALEIGH – A record number of children, 19,900 in total, across the state will receive lifesaving bicycle helmets through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative, according to the NCDOT.
Blue is available for adoption at the Robeson County Animal Shelter. Blue is a male Weimaraner-mix about 2-years-old. He is described as sweet and calm. Blue also gets along well with other dogs. The adoption fee is $25, which covers the rabies vaccination. The shelter’s adoption hours are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The Robeson...
RALEIGH — Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Newly released health rankings paint a grim picture of North Carolina’s rural Border Belt counties compared to the rest of the state: Residents here are more likely to smoke, be obese, have diabetes, experience frequent mental health issues and die prematurely.
THUMBS UP: Local graduations are underway. Robeson Community College graduated more than 300 students last week. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke presented 1,077 graduates on Friday. And local high schools will stage graduations in the coming days. These are significant events that deserve praise.
FRANKLINTON — Six individuals and four relay teams representing Robeson County schools qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2A state championship track meet with their performance at Saturday’s 2A Mideast Regional in Franklinton.
LUMBERTON — The annual Ann Marie Gentry Memorial Scholarship was awarded Tuesday to a Lumberton Senior High School senior.