The Robesonian

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The Robesonian
Owner(s) Civitas Media[1]
Founder(s) W.S. McDiamid[1]
Publisher M. Joseph Craig
Editor Donnie Douglas
Founded 1870 (1870)[1]
Headquarters 2175 N. Roberts Ave., Lumberton, North Carolina, US
Circulation 14,000[1]
OCLC number 10467669

The Robesonian is a newspaper published in Lumberton, North Carolina, Tuesday through Friday afternoon and Saturday and Sunday morning.

Notable events[edit]

The newspaper attracted national attention when on 1 February 1988 two Native Americans entered the newspaper's office and armed[2] took twenty hostages.[3] The stand-off lasted ten hours; Timothy Jacobs and Eddie Hatcher[4] hoped to attract attention to the plight of American Indians, and later, after their arrest, had a local civil rights attorney deliver a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev in anticipation of a summit between Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "About Us". Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Indians Hope Hostage-Taking Delivers More Than Attention". The Miami Herald. 8 February 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Guilty Plea in Kidnap". Newsday. 5 May 1989. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lumberton, Robesonian Back To Normal". The Fayetteville Observer. 3 February 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Robeson Indians Send Protest to Gorbachev". The Fayetteville Observer. 3 April 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 

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