|Sports editor||Jonathan Bym|
|Headquarters||2175 N. Roberts Ave., Lumberton, North Carolina, US|
The Robesonian traces its heritage back to 1870, when it was established by W.S. McDiamid, a Baptist preacher. The Robesonian was previously owned by Heartland Publications. In 2012 Versa Capital Management merged Heartland Publications, Ohio Community Media, the former Freedom papers it had acquired, and Impressions Media into a new company, Civitas Media. Civitas Media sold its properties in the Carolinas to Champion Media in 2017.
The newspaper attracted national attention when on February 1, 1988, two Native Americans entered the newspaper's offices and armed took twenty hostages. The stand-off lasted ten hours; Timothy Jacobs and Eddie Hatcher 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.
The newspaper attracted more attention in August, 2018, when it stopped providing its 8-page Sunday color comics section. An editorial on July 28, 2018 entitled "Trump’s newsprint tariffs force not-so-funny decision" blame the cost of newsprint from Canada, a target "in Trump's Tariff Wars."
- "About Us". Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "About Us". Robesonian. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
- Business Wire, Versa Capital Announces the Formation of Civitas Media, LLC, retrieved April 10, 2017
- "Quarterly Updates - 2nd Quarter 2017". Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
- "Indians Hope Hostage-Taking Delivers More Than Attention". The Miami Herald. 8 February 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- "Guilty Plea in Kidnap". Newsday. 5 May 1989. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- "Lumberton, Robesonian Back To Normal". The Fayetteville Observer. 3 February 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- "Robeson Indians Send Protest to Gorbachev". The Fayetteville Observer. 3 April 1988. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- Martinez, Rebecca. "Trump's Paper Tariff's Stifle The Sunday Robesonian". www.wunc.org. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
- Robesonian Editorial Board (2018-07-28). "Trump's newsprint tariffs force not-so-funny decision". Robesonian. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
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