LUMBERTON — Break out the blankets and a hot bowl of soup.Robeson County is in for some gloomy — and maybe icy — weather, but a meteorologist with the National Weather Service doesn’t expect that it will cause problems beyond trying to stay warm.Temperatures that were in the high-50s this morning are expected to begin a free fall and dip down to 46 degrees at 5 p.m and 33 around 7 p.m. Overnight they will go below freezing.Showers are likely throughout the day, mainly after noon. Up to a quarter-inch of water could fall.
RED SPRINGS — The Red Springs Board of Commissioners in a split vote adopted an ordinance Tuesday night that makes it illegal to take solid waste generated in town outside of Robeson County.The county has asked Red Springs and other municipalities to adopt the ordinance because the county is losing tipping fees when some private companies haul waste to outside landfills.The Red Springs commissioners, in a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, agreed to the county’s request....
Meet Nigel. He is a cat on a mission to party. He loves to play and explore and test his limits.He would love to play with you, but can make a toy out of anything: pencils, post-it notes, potatoes. If you’re looking for some laughs and someone to liven up the party, think about inviting him. Nigel is fantastic with other cats and is up to date on vaccinations, testing, and comes with a voucher to help get him neutered.Contact the Robeson County Humane Society at 910-738-8282 ...
LUMBERTON — For St. Pauls Mayor Gordon Westbrook, Thursday was a “great day for Robeson County and St. Pauls.”Johnson Brothers Utility & Paving Company, of Lillington, announced that it will expand its asphalt manufacturing and paving business to St. Pauls, making the company the first to locate in the St. Pauls Industrial Park. The company hopes to be up and running by June 1, according to David Johnson, the company’s vice president and CEO.̶...
ST. PAULS — Two tornadoes touched down in Robeson County this afternoon, but the blows were glancing and damage was limited. There were no injuries.The storm is also being blaming for damaging mobile homes and displacing five families across the county.The National Weather Service in Wilmington confirmed that there were two separate tornadoes — one on N.C. 20 with winds of 85 mph and a second tornado on Elrod Road near Maxton with winds estimated to be 70 mph...
LUMBERTON — The Public Schools of Robeson will again be closed on Friday as roads throughout the county remain treacherous.The decision affects all students and staff. Check the system’s website and Facebook page for updates.The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Robeson Community College will both open for students and staff at 11 a.m. on Friday.
LUMBERTON — Here we go again.Nearly two weeks after being blanketed in snow and sleet, Robeson County is again in the sights of a winter storm, but this one could be less a roll in the snow and more of a pain as the forecast calls for a mostly ice event.“This looks like it could be a significant icing event along the I-95 corridor,” said Josh Weiss, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.The National Weather Service has issued a wi...
LUMBERTON — Upgrading Robeson Community College’s Emergency Services Center is one of the two major projects college President Pamela Hilbert hopes the Robeson County commissioners will support financially during the next couple of years.“The center is old,” Hilbert told the commissioners Monday during a dinner meeting that included RCC trustees, college officials and county commissioners. “We need to rebuild the training tower because it’s not s...
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