Police warning Kia, Hyundai drivers to take extra steps to avoid theft
Lumberton police are warning certain car owners that they may be more vulnerable to having their vehicles stolen. Police said people who drive a 2015 to 2021 Hyundai or a 2011 to 2021 Kia may be targeted by car thieves because of a design flaw that allows thieves to drive away with the car with just a USB cable and a screwdriver.
Trial set for man accused of NC kidnapping, killing 13-year-old Hania Aguilar
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A new trial date has been set for a man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 13-year-old girl in Robeson County in 2018, according to a Robeson County court official. A trial for Michael McLellan is scheduled for Feb. 5, according to Gwen Chavis, the Superior Court trial court coordinator […]
North Carolina mother charged after 2-year-old dies in pool, deputies say
MAXTON, N.C. — A North Carolina woman was arrested after her two-year-old daughter was pronounced dead after being pulled from a pool, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office. WXII reports on May 11 the sheriff's office was called to Will Road for an unresponsive toddler being pulled...
Reward for Answers in 6-Year-Old Mystery of 3 Women Found Dead in Lumberton, North Carolina, Raised to $75K
Anyone with "information leading to the discovery and apprehension of the person(s) responsible for the deaths of" Christina "Kristin" Bennett, Rhonda Jones and Megan Oxendine could now be eligible to receive $75,000, the FBI said Friday.
Police chase led to Robeson Co. road closure
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WPDE) — Police in the Robeson County Town of Fairmont are searching for a driver in a stolen car that led officers on a chase early Monday morning through town limits, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards. Edwards said they had to briefly shut down...
Dillon man charged with 2 murders while out of jail on bond: Police
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Michael Jason Blunt, 25, has been charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, possession of firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in a shooting on April 28 at Dillon Manor Apartments on McKenzie Road in Dillon, according to Dillon Police Chief David Lane.
FBI increases reward for information about 3 NC women killed within blocks of each other
The three deaths brought heightened awareness to the nationwide issue of missing or slain Native American women.
Robeson County Commission defuses plan to detonate bombs in a swamp, denies permit application
This story originally appeared in the Border Belt Independent. Read NC Newsline’s previous coverage of Alottabang’s proposal here. As a real estate agent and the owner of a horse farm, Sally Kennedy appreciates the tranquility in her southern Robeson County community. A military training site, Kennedy told county commissioners on Monday, would shatter the idyllic […] The post Robeson County Commission defuses plan to detonate bombs in a swamp, denies permit application appeared first on NC Newsline.
Competitive drive shapes a star: Rams’ Mitchell named Robeson County All-Around Female Athlete of the Year
PEMBROKE — “I like to win.” Nyla Mitchell described her competitiveness this way — and all three of her coa
Lumberton police warn of thieves targeting certain cars due to design flaw
LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – Lumberton police are sending out a warning to certain car owners who may be more vulnerable to having their cars stolen. Police said people who drive a 2015 to 2021 Hyundai or a 2011 to 2021 Kia may be targeted by car thieves. Authorities said...
Local football teams show growth in spring
With the last week of school underway, summer vacation is just days away. And football season is just around the corner.
Locklear leads with compassion, lauds leaders before him
LUMBERTON — “I am here today because of a great team around me and great leaders before me, who pushed and demanded more of me tha
Chavis, Hammonds among Morehead-Cain Foundation Class of 2027
LUMBERTON — Two students with local ties have been listed among 60 Morehead-Cain Foundation scholars in the Class of 2027, who will begi
Local travel football teams win state titles
The 14U Southeastern Elite Sharks AAU football team won the state championship over the weekend. The team consists of players from Scotland, R
County Crime Report: June 6
Break-in LAURINBURG — Smith’s Fresh Start Market on U.S. Hwy 401 South reported to the police departme
St. Pauls Arts Demo Day brings hope to community
During times when it can feel difficult to find hope, artist Joshua Carnes said it is important to manufacture it. He hopes to generate hope for the youth of Robeson County during the first ever St. Pauls Arts Demo Day, hosted by the Robeson Art Guild. The St. Pauls Arts...
Reporter Lisa Sorg discusses her new special series on Robeson County’s environmental plight
As NC Newsline investigative reporter Lisa Sorg has been detailing in a new series of special reports, the county of 100,000-plus residents – most of whom are poor and/or people of color – is literally inundated with mind-boggling quantities of toxic chemicals and animal waste. What’s more, as we learned in a conversation with Sorg, […] The post Reporter Lisa Sorg discusses her new special series on Robeson County’s environmental plight appeared first on NC Newsline.
43-year-old man dies in Robeson County crash
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after a single-car crash in Robeson County, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Chad Brian Hunt was identified as the victim by 1st Sgt. S.B. Lewis of the highway patrol. The crash happened on Missouri Road near Preston Road east of Maxton. No […]
Bennettsville police look for man in armed robbery at convenience store
BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) – A search is underway for a man who walked into a Sav-Way gas station and stole $1,200 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes, according to Bennettsville police. Bennettsville police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the subject whose photos were captured on surveillance video. The incident happened at about […]
Man Charged With Two Counts of Murder
Michael Jason Blunt, age 25, has been charged on two counts of Murder, one count of Attempted Murder, Possession of Firearm or Ammunition by a convicted Felon and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime in reference to an incident that occurred in the City of Dillon on April 28th at Dillon Manor Apartments.
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