Global health initiative worthy of nation’s support

New and ObserverAmid the bloodshed of the Middle East and economic struggles around the globe, progress goes unnoticed, often because it comes in the ...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Voting on Tuesday is civic duty

During the eight-day early voting period, 1,979 people exercised their right to vote, just less than 8 percent of the nearly 25,000 registered voters ...

October 31st, 2015 updated: October 31st, 2015. |  


Halloween now is really spooky; tips to stay safe

Halloween simply isn’t what it once was — and that’s a shame for today’s ghosts and goblins.We Baby Boomers remember a time wh...

October 29th, 2015 updated: October 29th, 2015. |  


Food-stamp bill requiring some to work is fair

We have a lot of respect for Reps. Garland Pierce, Charles Graham and Sen. Jane Smith, capable and caring legislators, all of whom represent Robeson C...

October 28th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  


Empty pledge doesn’t remedy hiring disparity

In Robeson County, hiring by local governments isn’t like most places, a matter of black and white. Not only is the American Indian population s...

October 24th, 2015 |  


Tribal squabbling undercuts credibility as election nears

The Lumbee Tribal Government’s dysfunctionality was in full public display this week, raising worry about the tribe’s ability — or e...

October 23rd, 2015 updated: October 23rd, 2015. |  


Bullying isn’t cool, but stopping it is

Not too many weeks pass without this newspaper receiving what has become a familiar call from a distressed parent. Their child is being bullied at sch...

October 17th, 2015 |  


Student loan debt rising at RCC

Given Robeson County’s demographics, it wasn’t surprising — though it was still disappointing — to learn that the default rate...

October 15th, 2015 |  


Lack of deterrent feeds gaming industry

Pembroke police on Monday, with the aid of several other law enforcement agencies, pulled six illegal video gaming machines from three local businesse...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Body camerasa best defensefor a good cop

We can think of no good reason that a law enforcement officer would not want to be equipped with a body camera. We can, however, think of a lot of wro...

October 11th, 2015 |