Latest Lumberton News

Hurricane Florence, a year later: Where has the money gone?

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanika Outlaw was working as the food and beverage manager at the Doubletree Hotel in New Bern last September when Hurricane Florence began shoving feet of water into the city's downtown area. Ultimately, the storm flooded at least 4,325 homes and 300 businesses in New Bern, The News...

'That was my child': Transgender deaths devastate families

Sep. 12, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — "Okay, Mommy. I love you." That was Brenda Scurlock's last text from her son, Avery, before he was shot eight times, his body abandoned in a field in eastern North Carolina. Scurlock had always worried about Avery's safety. He was young and black in a society where those...

3 found dead in car submerged in North Carolina pond

Sep. 12, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

MAXTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have found three bodies trapped in a car submerged in a North Carolina pond. News outlets report a Tuesday 911 call about underwater tail lights led authorities to check Maxton Pond that afternoon. Lumberton Rescue and EMS Commander Robert Ivey says the vehicle ran off road,...

Competing with football, marathon House election nears end

Sep. 9, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday's special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year's presidential and congressional races. But for the two candidates, the race is less glamour than grind. Democrat...

Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina

Aug. 26, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.C. (AP) — Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder. To hear her sister tell it, Katina had a soft spot for the homeless men who camped there in rural Pembroke, where the ground is strewn with beer...