State program offers new approach for struggling schools

Next month it will be determined if Southside Ashpole Elementary will be one of two schools in all of North Carolina to be included in a new program i...

October 10th, 2017 updated: October 12th, 2017. |  


A year after Matthew, Robeson remains resolute

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation of Robeson County is either today or yesterday, depending on how you want to measure...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Battaglia’s death lastest proof of veterans’ neglect

It looks as if an SBI investigation will conclude that Kevin Anthony Battaglia, retired Army, just 33 years old, someone’s son, and the father o...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Judicial map plan wouldn’t benefit Robeson County

Today’s quick quiz: How do you take the county that ranks No. 1 in North Carolina in crime, both violent and property, and make it even more dan...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Schools right to stand down if students take knee

The callers were indignant — and misinformed.They were calling The Robesonian to express their displeasure over the news that Shanita Wooten, th...

September 30th, 2017 updated: September 30th, 2017. |  


Take the bull’s-eye off Confederate monument

The question of when has been answered. Sometime on Saturday, Sept. 23, almost certainly under the cover of darkness. The exact time is still a myster...

September 27th, 2017 |  


NFL protests more American than apple pie

Before this past Sunday, fewer than a dozen NFL players had symbolically clasped hands with Colin Kaepernick in protest of a cause that has been large...

September 26th, 2017 updated: September 26th, 2017. |  


Conversation on Lumbee River should be muted

So what’s in a name?Apparently enough substance that the Lumbee Tribal Council, in an odd bit of timing, passed a resolution on Thursday night t...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Official’s DWIs suggest chronic alcohol problem

Thankfully no one was injured on Sunday when a Lumberton city councilman failed to stop in time at an intersection and his vehicle bumped into the one...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Police in need of break in probe of 3 deaths

By many accounts, 32-year-old Christina Bennett, 35-year-old Rhonda Jones and 28-year-old Megan Anne Oxendine had lived difficult lives that included ...

September 16th, 2017 |