Iran deal a bad one for US

Iran deal a bad one for US

Not since 1,200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large wooden horse has a leader made as tragic a mista...

July 20th, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  


City has planfor developingdowntown area

If a land-use plan developed by a private company for downtown Lumberton were fully implemented, visitors to the city in 20 years might guess that the...

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


NC has no plan on Medicaid

NC has no plan on Medicaid

Good luck trying to figure out where Gov. Pat McCrory actually stands on expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and providing health care co...

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


Budget delay hasdriver’s educationstuck in neutral

The General Assembly’s inability to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that is now 16 days old has local driver’s education programs, w...

July 16th, 2015 |  


Going too far in safety’s name

RALEIGH — Should regulators require child-safety locks on stepladders?Such a rule would have been a real problem at the Hood abode years ago whe...

July 16th, 2015 |  


Medicaid worthy of celebrating

Medicaid worthy of celebrating

One of the things holding up passage of a state budget for the next two years and the adjournment of the 2015 session of the General Assembly is Medic...

July 15th, 2015 |  


Selma comparison doesn’t work with 2013 voting laws

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began Monday in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for later. Or perhaps The Associa...

July 15th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  


Dog adopter praise staff atshelter for roadside rescue

To the Editor,I saw a post on a Facebook asking for help finding a newly adopted dog that had escaped from her new owner. I read it without judging th...

July 14th, 2015 |  


Ivey commended for service,leaves big shoes to be filled

To the Editor,As a citizen of Precinct 4, I want to extend a big thank you to Councilman Harry Ivey for his years of service to our community and the ...

July 14th, 2015 |  


Lumberton officials need tofind money to combat crime

To the Editor,People need to accept the reality that Lumberton will always have increasing crime, not only due to low income and poverty, but due to d...

July 14th, 2015 |