Defining terms shapes debate

RALEIGH – Are you an epicurean? The answer to this question reveals something about you, something about the English language, and something abo...

August 13th, 2015 updated: August 13th, 2015. |  


Bill makes Medicaid woes worse

Bill makes Medicaid woes worse

Legislators have set some laudable goals for reforming the state’s Medicaid system. Medicaid, as a reminder, is a health insurance program that ...

August 12th, 2015 |  


Pop and Quirk: Heroes too tiny for the big screen

Pop and Quirk: Heroes too tiny for the big screen

I underestimated moviegoers insatiable hunger for superheroes, and it cost me $20.That’s how much I bet a friend that “Ant-Man” R...

August 11th, 2015 updated: August 11th, 2015. |  


Grant helps library reach Spanish-speaking residents

Grant helps library reach Spanish-speaking residents

I am proud to announce that the Robeson County Public Library has been awarded a $50,000 Literacy and Lifelong Learning grant through the Library Serv...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Maynor: 4-H a positive influence on youth

Maynor: 4-H a positive influence on youth

Come and join the fun: Robeson County 4-H is seeking members to join its positive youth development program.The 4-H program offers a variety of struct...

August 10th, 2015 |  


Tillis-Hagan race not the costliest

Tillis-Hagan race not the costliest

RALEIGH — Was the 2014 Senate race between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican victor Thom Tillis really the most expensive race in No...

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  


Prayer part of nation’s fabric

Prayer part of nation’s fabric

With all the turmoil across the globe, the threat of terrorists attacking us for our values and beliefs, and our struggling economy, we can find comfo...

August 8th, 2015 |  


Charlotte’s dubious distinction

RALEIGH — If you ever thought that complaining about the tax system was a modern phenomenon, I can disabuse you of the notion in two sentences.T...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Bonds talk takes stage as budget deadline looms

Bonds talk takes stage as budget deadline looms

The big story this week in the General Assembly is not the remarkably quiet budget negotiations between the House and Senate as Aug. 14th approaches, ...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Robeson’s role could be pivotal

Robeson’s role could be pivotal

The first Republican presidential debate will air at 9p.m. Thursday on Fox News. The top 10 contenders based on averages of several national polls wil...

August 4th, 2015 |