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Robeson County News

Teen pleads in fatal wreck that killed her dad

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video A Robeson County teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a fatal accident in June in which her father was killed. Full story...
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Lumberton hospital urges fewer ER visits

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A hospital in Lumberton is urging area residents to use the emergency room only for emergencies. Southeastern Regional Medical Center president Joann Anderson says many of the people visiting the emergency room could be better treated in a different setting. Full story...
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Lumbees concerned about rule on eagle feathers

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Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are upset over a new federal rule making it illegal for tribe members to carry eagle feathers. Full story...
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Robeson Co. woman killed in dog attack

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A woman has died in Robeson County after she was attacked by her dogs. Sheriff Ken Sealey says the Pembroke woman was attacked Tuesday as she was trying to stop a fight between the dogs. Full story...
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NC firefighter charged with setting 6 fires

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A Robeson County firefighter has been arrested and charged with setting six fires over a two-year period. Full story...
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Robeson Co. teen charged with 4-year-old's murder

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Raekwon Locklear, 16, is charged with first degree murder and child abuse in the death of the four-year old he was babysitting. He was arrested last Friday after being indicted by a grand jury. Full story...
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Man dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in water near state line

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video A Robeson County man is dead after being exposed to a flesh eating bacteria while fishing near the state line. Doctors say Charles Curtis Hardin, 56, of Fairmont, died last week after they amputated his leg in an attempt to save his life. Full story...
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Silver Alert issued for woman who may be heading to Columbus County

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A Silver Alert has been issued for Margaret Britt Simmons. Simmons, 84, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was last seen in Lumberton. She could be headed toward Evergreen in Columbus County. She also has family in Bladen County. Full story...
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Man accused of killing Lumberton police officer had child in car

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video Marques Brown, 27, had a small child in a car seat in his vehicle when Brown shot and killed Master Patrol Officer Jeremiah Goodson, according to Captain Johnny Barnes with the Lumberton Police Department. Full story...
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Whiteville man arrested in Lumberton officer's shooting death

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A Columbus County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Lumberton police officer. Full story...
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