Proposed districts rob Robeson of power in Raleigh

The proposed new districts for seats in the North Carolina Senate and House certainly appear, as one local legislator said, “logical” as t...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Confederate memorial would fit well at museum

We didn’t look long, far or hard, but what looking we did last week failed to find anyone who was adamant that the Confederate soldier standing ...

August 19th, 2017 |  


Cooper makes monumental move

Roy Cooper on Tuesday, in a refreshing show of leadership from an elected official, might have given North Carolina its third straight single-term gov...

August 16th, 2017 updated: August 16th, 2017. |  


Wooten needs freedom to lead school system

There is something karma like about the fact that those members of the Board of Education who worked to block the hiring of an immensely qualified sup...

August 12th, 2017 |  


School board gets lectured by local leaders

It is to the detriment of the rest of us that those who are best positioned to push our failing school system in a better direction seem most ignorant...

August 9th, 2017 updated: August 10th, 2017. |  


Commissioners get it right, now the state must

It would be understandable if people interpreted a July decision by the Robeson County Board of Commissioners to delay action on a conditional-use per...

August 8th, 2017 updated: August 8th, 2017. |  


Schools move toward new school year without leadership

We are three weeks and a day away from the return of almost 24,000 Robeson County students to the first day of classes and a new school year, and the ...

August 5th, 2017 updated: August 5th, 2017. |  


Latest push for Lumbee recognition has a different feel

We’ve had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for a...

August 1st, 2017 updated: August 1st, 2017. |  


On Election Day, everyone benefits when there are choices — except the unopposed

It could be that Robeson County residents are blissfully content with their local governments, to include the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Edu...

July 29th, 2017 updated: July 30th, 2017. |  


Democracy itself on defense

Democracy itself on defense

It is not just health care for 30 million people at stake these days. Democracy is hanging by a thread too — in Raleigh and in Washington.First,...

July 27th, 2017 |