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RCSO: Former detention officer charged for smuggling cell phone into jail
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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.
RCC alum Meredith Malinsky overcomes obstacles, becomes certified professional coder
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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.
4 Robeson County natives receive honors in nursing program
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HAMLET — Four Robeson County residents were given honorary awards recently during Richmond Community College’s 45th annual Associate Degree Nursing Pinning Ceremony.
Robesonian offers Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down
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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...
They Said It: Quotes from Robesonian news sources
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Crime report
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The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office received Friday through Tuesday reports of thefts in the following areas:
Sheriff’s Office releases photos of suspects in Monday shooting death of Fairmont man
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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.
Sheriff’s Office: Family dispute leads to shooting death of Fairmont man
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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.
Oxford House Recovery Home expansion in Lumberton gets boost from Eastpointe
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LUMBERTON — The ribbon was cut earlier this week on the new Oxford House recovery home in Lumberton.
This past week filled with bad news, good
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This week marked the one millionth death associated with COVID-19 in the United States.
Celebrate summer by shopping local
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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.
UNC Health Southeastern receives Creating New Economies Fund grant
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LUMBERTON — A $13,000 grant will be used to increase awareness and expand health literacy programming in Robeson County.
Our History: Thomas Robeson a Revolutionary War patriot leader at Moore’s Creek Bridge
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LUMBERTON — Among other local Revolutionary War personalities, Thomas Robeson could arguably be the most instrumental in the formulation of today’s prosperity and freedom.
State giving children in need record number of lifesaving bike helmets
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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.
Crime report
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The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office received Tuesday through Friday reports of thefts in the following areas:
Pet of the week
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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...
COVID-19 booster now available for children ages 5-11
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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.
The fight for better health care in rural North Carolina
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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.
Donor establishes Ralph Jacob Clark Jr. Memorial Endowment
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LUMBERTON — The RCC Foundation has received an anonymous donation in the amount of $10,000.
Two Robeson United teams win in tournament play
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LUMBERTON — Five teams from the Robeson United travel basketball club competed in two cities last weekend, and two teams brought home hardware.
Robesonian gives weekly Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down issues and events
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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.
Goldie95 finds a home
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LUMBERTON — The dog rescued recently after wandering the median of Interstate 95 has found a new home.
Individuals, relay teams from St. Pauls, Red Springs, Fairmont advance to state track meet
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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.
Day of Caring generates 531 service hours
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LUMBERTON — A total of 106 volunteers provided 531 hours of service on the Lumber River United Way’s annual Day of Caring recently.
McLean receives Ann Marie Gentry Memorial Scholarship
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LUMBERTON — The annual Ann Marie Gentry Memorial Scholarship was awarded Tuesday to a Lumberton Senior High School senior.