Police need public’s help in the deaths of 3

Violence is so prevalent in Robeson County — we have had a pretty firm grip on No. 1 in North Carolina in recent years — that it has becom...

June 7th, 2017 updated: June 7th, 2017. |  


Twenty bucks small price to pay for better teachers

If you asked a husband and wife who own a $100,000 home and have school-aged children if each would pack a bag lunch for work one day a year instead o...

June 3rd, 2017 updated: June 6th, 2017. |  


Griffin’s jab at Trump not funny, but emblematic

If you didn’t laugh at comedienne Kathy Griffin’s decision to have a photograph published online of her holding what appeared to be the bl...

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


Weinstein’s vision inspired growth at UNCP, Lumberton

David Weinstein, the longtime Lumberton businessman, one-term mayor of that city, six-term state senator and lifetime philanthropist, was showered wit...

May 27th, 2017 updated: May 27th, 2017. |  


Alamac closing provides county big marketing tool

“When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”— Bob Dylan, in “Like a Rolling Stone.”Last week’s new...

May 25th, 2017 |  


Wilkins’ inaction spares county unneeded scrutiny

When it comes to Robeson County politics, nothing stirs the electorate as much as a sheriff’s race, and the reason is plain: The county’s ...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 24th, 2017. |  


Don’t sweat a tax increase, it would be DOA

As the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday begins work in earnest on the budget that will take effect July 1, here is one outcome we can g...

May 20th, 2017 updated: May 20th, 2017. |  


Decision when to start school should be made local

A bill making its way through the General Assembly would include Robeson among 20 counties in the state that would, as part of a pilot program, be giv...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Federal response to Matthew request a slap in face

The obvious worry on Oct. 8 and the days that followed Hurricane Matthew’s epic visit was immediate relief, of which there was plenty, but we ca...

May 13th, 2017 |  


School board raises it hands to benefit students

The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County had a good night on Tuesday.It has been rare that we have used those words assembled a...

May 11th, 2017 |