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Robeson County News

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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Two Fairmont High School grads killed in wreck

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Two former football players from Fairmont High School have been killed in a wreck south of town. Full story...
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Lumbee leader to leave administrative post vacant

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The chairman of the Lumbees says he will leave an administrative post vacant after the tribal council twice rejected his nominee for the post. Full story...
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Suspect, victim in fatal shooting had long feud

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Robeson County authorities say the victim in a shooting outside a convenience store was once charged with killing the suspect's father. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted on dog fighting charges

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North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations. Full story...
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27 charged after Robeson County dog fighting raid

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North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states. Full story...
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Thanksgiving argument deadly near Lumberton

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Robeson County sheriff's deputies say a Thanksgiving argument between roommates left one man dead and another in jail. Full story...
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Disabled man killed in Robeson County home

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Robeson County authorities say a disabled man has been shot to death at his home in Pembroke. Full story...
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DMV closes Robeson County office amid fraud charge

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A North Carolina license plate agency is closed after three workers were charged with taking money for issuing vehicle titles without proper documents. Full story...
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Lumbee farmers file claims in discrimination case

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Farmers who belong to the Lumbee Indian Tribe have begun filing claims now that a nationwide discrimination case involving the federal government has been settled. Full story...
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Teen on trial in ex-Robeson County teacher's death

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A Lumberton teenager is going on trial in the death of a retired Robeson County teacher shot and as he dropped off his garbage at a trash bin behind a convenience store. Full story...
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