The value of giving Christmas gifts

The value of giving Christmas gifts

RALEIGH — Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I r...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Hackney leaves City Council with record of accomplishment

It was a year or so ago when a staff member of The Robesonian’s newsroom was making his way from Pine Street to Carthage Road through Lumberton,...

December 12th, 2017 |  


Partisanship absent in court rulings

Partisanship absent in court rulings

The last batch of N.C. Supreme Court opinions for 2017 confirms what court watchers have witnessed during the rest of the year: A change in the court&...

December 12th, 2017 updated: December 12th, 2017. |  


How toys saved Christmas

How toys saved Christmas

RALEIGH — Josephus Daniels, one of the most prominent North Carolinians of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, played a key role in a story ...

December 11th, 2017 |  


School board should stand with ISD, not aside

We don’t know if it will happen on Tuesday or during a school board meeting in January.But the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robe...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Robeson should embrace ISD

Robeson should embrace ISD

Earlier this year, the N.C. State Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction launched the Innovative School District, an entity creat...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Failure no option at Southside

Failure no option at Southside

I was heartened by the community meeting that was held on Nov. 28 at the Expo Center in Rowland regarding the Innovative School District (ISD). The ou...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Firing of Lumberton High coach violates trust, sets bad precedent

To the Editor,I am writing to speak on an incredible injustice. The firing of Mike Setzer as the football coach at Lumberton High School wreaks of unf...

December 8th, 2017 |  


County decision a lifesaver for Matthew mutts

And finally there were none.More than 400 days after Hurricane Matthew sent more than 200 dogs to the Robeson County Animal Shelter because they had n...

December 7th, 2017 updated: December 8th, 2017. |  


76 years later, Pearl Harbor still has stories to tell

76 years later, Pearl Harbor still has stories to tell

On this Pearl Harbor Day, the story of my father, now deceased, provides a link between two ships, the USS Maine and the USS Arizona, which suffered a...

December 7th, 2017 |