Friday, March 1, 2024

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Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security to join delegation in Pembroke on Sunday to discuss student opportunities

PEMBROKE — On Sunday, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and the Lumbee Tribe of NC will partner to offer a free student interest event to spotlight opportunities with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Orrum Middle School custodian charged with sexual offenses

ORRUM — A Public Schools of Robeson County custodian assigned to Orrum Middle School was arrested and charged yesterday by Robeson County Sheriff’s Office investigators, according to a statement released early Friday morning.

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Aquarium invites community to try coffee, help otters

FORT FIHER —It’s the perfect pick-me-up for people and the planet.

North Carolina State Lottery Commission issues seven interactive sports wagering operator licenses

RALEIGH – The North Carolina State Lottery Commission on Thursday issued the first interactive sports wagering operator licenses to seven companies in advance of the launch of legal sports betting in North Carolina on March 11, according to a prepared media statement released Thursday.

Two Pembroke Rescue Squad ambulance EMTs taken to hospitals after car crash on U.S. 74

PEMBROKE – Authorities say a Robeson County Emergency Medical Technician was transported to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after a Tuesday crash that involved a Pembroke Rescue Squad ambulance.

Engrossed in education funding dispute, North Carolina revisits milestone 2022 ruling

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Supreme Court returned Thursday to its landmark 2022 ruling on education funding that permitted use of taxpayer funds to fix unconstitutional inequities statewide without legislators’ express approval. Republican lawmakers who opposed the decision want to see it pulled back by a court that has since shifted from a Democratic majority to GOP control.

Local financial advisor, Mary Jo Walter of Lumberton, qualifies for Edward Jones recognition conference

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Mary Jo Walter of Lumberton recently qualified for the firm’s Impact conference, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of 413 successful financial advisors from among the firm’s more than 19,000. The conference, which includes financial advisors from both the U.S. and Canada, will be held May 6-9 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Congressional Dist. 8 race to watch on March 5

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story profiling the six candidates running for Congress in District 8 on the Republican ticket. A story on Allan Baucom ran in the Robesonian on Jan. 24. What follows are profiles on Chris Maples,

The Public Schools of Robeson County plan for called meeting with N.C Sen. Danny Britt

LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education has planned a special called meeting for 11 a.m. Monday at the district’s Central Office at 100 Hargrave St., Lumberton.

Experts said on Monday that falling gas prices may have bottomed out.

LUMBERTON — Gas prices around Robeson County appear to have stopped an apparent free fall in recent weeks, bottoming out at just under the $3 per gallon mark.

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