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Hazardous Weather Outlook issued for Robeson

LUMBERTON — The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Robeson County today. The NWS weather statement was issued about 3:19 a.m. Wednesday for Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick and South Carolina counties including Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Williamsburg, Horry and Georgetown. The weather statement was issued during the daytime and evening hours of Wednesday.
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Sheriff asks for assistance from state, federal authorities in Campbell Soup Company threat investigation

LUMBERTON — Robeson County’s sheriff has requested aid from state and federal authorities to investigate threats made at the Campbell Soup Company in Maxton. The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office began receiving reports of threats made at the company that have continued through Sunday and caused “disruption in business” and “fear” among staff members, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins told The Robesonian.
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Woman pleads guilty to embezzling thousands from Sentinel Fence

LUMBERTON — A 50-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Robeson County Court on charges of embezzlement in connection to her previous work at Sentinel Fence. Tonya Jackson Locklear pleaded guilty to two counts of Class C embezzlement and one count of Class H embezzlement. She will return to the courtroom Sept. 16 for sentencing by Robeson County Superior Court Judge Greg Bell, who presided in court Tuesday.
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Several Fourth of July celebrations set across Robeson County

Several events will be held across the county to celebrate America’s 246th birthday this weekend. Lumberton’s Family Fourth Celebration will return Saturday after a 2-year-hiatus related to COVID-19 health concerns, according to Tim Taylor, director of Lumberton’s Recreation Department. The celebration will take place at Lumberton Senior...
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Robeson County DSS: Processing demands cause delay for FNS emergency allotments

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Department of Social Services issued an update about Food and Nutrition Services stating that some emergency allotment payments may take longer to issue because of processing demands. “Food and Nutrition Services is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families the food they...
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2 lives lost in weekend crashes in Robeson County

LUMBERTON — Two people lost their lives in separate crashes during the weekend including a victim in a hit-and-run. Jimmy Locklear, 46, of Maxton, died Sunday after the 1998 Ford pickup truck he was driving on Old Red Springs Road crashed, according to 1st Sgt. S.B. Lewis, of the State Highway Patrol. The NCSHP was dispatched about 10:57 p.m. to the crash about 3.8 miles west of Pembroke.
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Troopers investigating deadly crash in Robeson County

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that killed a 46-year-old man Sunday near the Pembroke area of Robeson County. First Sgt. S.B. Lewis said the man ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and ran off the road again before hitting a tree.
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Red Springs man jailed for weapons, drug charges

LUMBERTON — A Red Springs man is facing weapons and drug charges as a result of an investigation into multiple shootings in the Springside Community, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. Jarred Brown, 28, was charged Monday with three counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied...
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Center honors community with banquet

LUMBERTON — The North Carolina Youth Violence Prevention Center held its Community Appreciation banquet recently at Adelio’s with more than 50 people in attendance. Over the years, the Robeson County Teen Court program had held the volunteer appreciation banquets but COVID-19 concerns halted the event over the last two years, according to Jim Barbee, the center’s executive director.
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