County decision a lifesaver for Matthew mutts

And finally there were none.More than 400 days after Hurricane Matthew sent more than 200 dogs to the Robeson County Animal Shelter because they had n...

December 7th, 2017 updated: December 8th, 2017. |  


We find again that weapons, kids don’t belong together

There are, according to the Congressional Research Service, more than 300 million guns floating around the United States, which translates roughly to ...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Empty Stocking Fund needs record to serve all 1,950 children

The math, in a word, is daunting.There are 1,950 children representing 875 families in Robeson County who have been deemed eligible to receive a $50 v...

December 2nd, 2017 updated: December 2nd, 2017. |  


Support for ISD inclusion grows in Rowland

It isn’t often that we say we told you so, but today we will do just that.We refer to our insistence in this space that in the end, the Board of...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 29th, 2017. |  


Landfill resolution provides good civics lesson

A public meeting in St. Pauls on Monday that included a few residents who live near the county landfill and a handful of county officials turned out t...

November 28th, 2017 |  


Cooper must stand with Eastern NC on natural gas pipeline

Before the Earth completes its current lap around the sun, the economic course for Eastern North Carolina and all that affects — which is pretty...

November 25th, 2017 updated: November 25th, 2017. |  


Commissioners see ISD as ally, not the enemy

The Robeson County Board of Commissioners last week wiggled off a hook, awakening from a slumber and distancing itself from the Board of Education for...

November 18th, 2017 updated: November 18th, 2017. |  


SeHealth makes right call reopening clinic

Last week and without a lot of fanfare, Southeastern Health announced a decision that was the right thing to do, but might not have been best for the ...

November 14th, 2017 |  


School board can lead by getting out of way

The surprise would have been had the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County and the county Board of Commissioners on Thursday put...

November 11th, 2017 updated: November 11th, 2017. |  


Ten percent will decide who governs locally

The first Sunday of every November during odd-numbered years we express our confusion here: Why it is that only 10 percent or so of eligible voters in...

November 4th, 2017 updated: November 4th, 2017. |