Category Archives: Robeson County

Margaret Spellings visits Pembroke

UNC System President Margaret Spellings visited Pembroke to thank volunteers for providing local assistance after Hurricane Matthew. She talked to students and employees about relief efforts and visited the Care Resource Center, which is operated by the Office for Community … Continue reading

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Robeson County devastated by flooding

Much of Robeson County is still recovering from the flooding damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Despite the rumors, the levee in Lumberton did not actually break, though the Lumber River did overflow its banks in numerous locations. Many homes in … Continue reading

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Hundreds rescued by air or boat

Rescue teams in North Carolina were using helicopters to pluck people from their roofs, and boats to reach people down below. Emergency crews in Lumberton say they were trying to save some 1,500 people who were stranded by the flood. … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew shuts down UNCP for a week

Fall Break was already scheduled for Thursday and Friday, but the ongoing power outage and flooded roadways and parking lots meant the entire week of classes and activities was canceled, including online classes. ┬áThe phone lines for campus police were … Continue reading

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Schools consolidation plan draws criticism

A plan to consolidate the schools in Robeson County has been getting mixed reviews. The proposed plan would close 30 schools and renovate five. The plan also includes construction of 13 new schools, plus a new career and technical high … Continue reading

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NC Board of Elections encouraging absentee voting

Absentee voting began last week for the June primary in North Carolina, for 16 congressional districts, including District 9, where Scotland and Robeson Counties now fall. The June primary resulted from a court order to re-draw district lines that had … Continue reading

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Man accused of pawning fire department property

A man from Scotland county has been arrested and charged with felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Eric Daniel Oxendine of Wagram is accused of stealing a saw worth almost … Continue reading

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