Tatum off to fast start in Fairmont

Katrina Tatum has been around this block before, so it’s no surprise that she hit the ground at full sprint on Tuesday during the first meeting ...

July 20th, 2015 updated: February 18th, 2016. |  


City has planfor developingdowntown area

If a land-use plan developed by a private company for downtown Lumberton were fully implemented, visitors to the city in 20 years might guess that the...

July 18th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2015. |  


Budget delay hasdriver’s educationstuck in neutral

The General Assembly’s inability to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that is now 16 days old has local driver’s education programs, w...

July 16th, 2015 |  


Selma comparison doesn’t work with 2013 voting laws

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began Monday in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for later. Or perhaps The Associa...

July 15th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  


Civil War symbol can’t be used to divide us again

When we opined in this space 18 days ago that South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds, we knew of the potential ...

July 11th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  


Violent crime adirect result oflack of parenting

We have banged the drum for years, arguing that Robeson County, tattooed as the most violent county in North Carolina, will not wiggle out from undern...

July 9th, 2015 updated: July 9th, 2015. |  


For now at least, galeophobia not an irrational fear

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. ...

July 8th, 2015 updated: July 8th, 2015. |  


Newspaper meets its obligation, but not commissioners

A not-so-funny thing happened on this newspaper’s long and unnecessarily winding road to deliver to our readers the names of people and businesses t...

July 2nd, 2015 updated: July 2nd, 2015. |  


Goodson tribute timely reminder of officer’s sacrifice

It is fitting that the Exit 22 bridge near where Lumberton police Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot and killed has been dedicated in his honor and tha...

July 1st, 2015 updated: July 1st, 2015. |  


Hunt exits as superintendent on a high note

There might not be a more difficult job than that of a schools superintendent, and in Robeson County it is even harder than most places because of our...

June 27th, 2015 updated: June 30th, 2015. |