Monthly Archives: February 2016

UNCP stays open during storms

February 25, 2016 — Schools in the area closed early Wednesday because of tornado warnings and forecasts of storms and flooding. Here on campus we had rain off and on until a full-blown hail storm at 5 o’clock. UNCP sent alerts … Continue reading

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UNCP appoints new head coach for men’s soccer

A new head coach for men’s soccer has already been announced, to replace Phil Hindson, who left for Winthrop University. John Miglarese was head coach at King College in Knoxville, Tennessee. He’s the eighth head coach in the history of … Continue reading

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Feds approve permit to remove water from coal ash ponds

After countless delays, a permit has been approved by the federal government to remove water from coral ash ponds around the state.  Removing the water is essential to preventing future spills. State environmental officials strictly monitor the process. The North … Continue reading

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Maintenance of trees in front of Old Main leads to replacement

Over the break, the university took down some maple trees in front of Old Main, the landmark building that’s featured in many a photograph and the school logo. Some people are disappointed, but facility planners have the best of intentions: … Continue reading

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Small gas leak at University Center causes evacuation

February 18, 2016 — A small gas leak in the Chavis University Center Tuesday night caused police to evacuate the building as a precaution around 9 p.m.  A dining hall employee told an officer in the building that he smelled … Continue reading

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Dance contest raises money for the arts in Scotland County

A fundraiser in Scotland County inspired some local volunteers to learn some new dance moves to help raise money for the arts.  “Dancing with the Scotland County Stars” raised about $12,000 for the Storytelling and Arts Center of the Southeast … Continue reading

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Student pointed a gun at bus stop

A student from Lumberton High School allegedly pulled a gun on another student while at a bus stop. Parents told the Robesonian newspaper their kids saw the students involved. The two in the altercation had started fighting while on the … Continue reading

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