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 |  


School board should listen to Fairley-Ferebee

We don’t know if the 11 members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson are capable of cleaning up the mess they have made.O...

July 22nd, 2017 updated: July 23rd, 2017. |  


Cooper’s veto ends latest effort to hurt newspapers

It is no secret that the newspaper industry, still uncomfortable with the internet all these years later, is struggling, but if it should have a last ...

July 19th, 2017 updated: July 20th, 2017. |  


Commissioners choke on pipeline, but will fix error

The Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday blew a wide-open slam dunk, a miss that could have major ramifications for this county’s eco...

July 19th, 2017 updated: July 19th, 2017. |  


School board needs to get it done, or get out of the way

There is a fundamental problem when it comes to the hiring of the next superintendent for the Public Schools of Robeson County.It is the task of the B...

July 15th, 2017 updated: July 15th, 2017. |  


School board regroups, but the pool gets more shallow

Only a few returned our phones, but of the members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County who dared speak through us to yo...

July 13th, 2017 updated: July 13th, 2017. |  


Chair should look in mirror in blame game

A hopelessly divided Board of Education on Monday selected Peggy Wilkins-Chavis as its chairman, doing so after Joshua Malcolm, a well-respected attor...

July 11th, 2017 updated: July 12th, 2017. |  


The black-and-white truth about The Six

We will pull no punch today, but instead lay out the truth here, all in black and white.On Monday, six school board members — Brian Freeman, Dwa...

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


School board stays stuck on round and round

As we write this it’s unclear if the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County on Saturday voted privately on and selected the...

July 1st, 2017 updated: July 3rd, 2017. |