Wilkins becomes third to seek sheriff’s seat

Wilkins becomes third to seek sheriff’s seat

LUMBERTON — Burnis Wilkins, who has law enforcement experience that spans five decades, filed Tuesday as a Democratic candidate for sheriff of R...

February 20th, 2018 |  


Incentives OK’s for Campbell expansion

Incentives OK’s for Campbell expansion

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved repaying Campbell Soup 100 percent of the company’s property taxe...

February 19th, 2018 |  


LUMBERTON — The longest-serving member of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County filed Thursday for re-election.Mike Sm...

February 15th, 2018 |  


17-year-old Purnell Swett student shot to death

17-year-old Purnell Swett student shot to death

LUMBERTON — A 17-year-old student at Purnell Swett High School was shot to death Thursday afternoon and lawmen are tying to find someone they ar...

February 2nd, 2018 |  


Tree felling to begin in Robeson for pipeline

Tree felling to begin in Robeson for pipeline

LUMBERTON — Trees will begin falling this week in Robeson and Cumberland counties to make room for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a Dominion Energ...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Fifth bank PNC robbery suspect identified

Fifth bank PNC robbery suspect identified

LUMBERTON — A fifth suspect in the Jan. 24 armed robbery of the PNC Bank has been identified by law enforcement.Demetris Smith is in a jail unde...

January 29th, 2018 updated: January 29th, 2018. |  


County to negotiate to buy Native Angels, land

County to negotiate to buy Native Angels, land

Story No. 1LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to buy the Native Angels building and the 29 acres of land that co...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Second man charged in bank robbery

Second man charged in bank robbery

LUMBERTON — A second man has been arrested in connection to Tuesday’s armed robbery of PNC Bank in Lumberton.Rashad Donavan Young, 26, of ...

January 25th, 2018 |  


Lawmen, bank robbery suspects in standoff

Lawmen, bank robbery suspects in standoff

LUMBERTON — No arrests had been made as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in connection with a bank robbery earlier in the day, and a standoff had developed ...

January 23rd, 2018 |  


Edge: ‘I thought … it’s a joke’

Edge: ‘I thought … it’s a joke’

LUMBERTON — What was Commissioner David Edge’s first reaction to hearing that his fellow commissioners had voted Monday to buy the Native ...

January 23rd, 2018 |