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Military and civilian rescues continued during the week

Flooding in North Carolina kept the National Guard busy as they performed water rescues throughout the state. Lumberton is one of the cities inundated with high water after Hurricane Matthew. Of the known deaths blamed on Matthew nationwide, at least … Continue reading

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Shelters being consolidated as utilities restored

According to the Robesonian Newspaper, there are 290 people remaining in emergency shelters in the county. There were seven shelters serving the county originally, some were schools, who at least had running water if not electricity, such as South Robeson … Continue reading

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Campus flooding and power outage takes its toll on students

The campus of UNCP lost power in the afternoon of October 8th, after Hurricane Matthew hit the region. The next morning students woke to flooded roads and parking lots; still without electricity. Several campus facilities were unapproachable, and many thoroughfares … Continue reading

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NC sues over Northern emissions complaint

North Carolina has been inappropriately blamed for contributing to air quality problems in the Northeastern part of the U.S. That’s the position of the state’s environmental agency, which has filed a complaint against federal officials. Northeastern states filed a petition … Continue reading

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Robeson County school dropout rate declines

The public school dropout rate in North Carolina is beginning to increase overall, but in Robeson County much improvement has been made. Based on data from last school-year, the number of Robeson County dropouts declined about 22 percent. This is … Continue reading

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NC attorney general announces ban on two charities

All 50 states have joined the Federal Trade Commission in announcing a permanent injunction against two phony cancer charities. The order will effectively shut down Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Support Services, INC. Their leader, James Reynolds Sr., is … Continue reading

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PayPal backs out of expansion in N.C.

PayPal has cancelled it’s planned expansion to North Carolina because of the recently passes discrimination law. They’re just the most recent big compony to say North Carolina House Bill 2 doesn’t speak to their corporate values and principals. President and … Continue reading

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