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. |  


South Carolina, it’s time to take down that flag

If South Carolina removes the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol, the nine people who were slaughtered in a Charleston, South Caro...

June 24th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  


Commissioners cheat public out of vindictiveness

County officials believe they saved $1,620 recently by publishing the names of more than 12,000 people and businesses that were then delinquent paying...

June 20th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  


Commissioners take pre-primary pass on pay raise

We don’t want an opportunity to pass without commending the Robeson County Board of Commissioners for doing the right thing.On Monday, the commi...

June 18th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |  


Bill threatens newspapers, but much more

It’s no secret that the newspaper industry is in a transformational stage, depending less on print publications while looking forward to the cha...

June 17th, 2015 updated: July 7th, 2015. |