Do local boards fear success>

Do local boards fear success>

Education shouldn’t be a topic that makes a political analysis column. But here we are. Maybe the story just isn’t clear to some of us.Sou...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Cooper picks unwise political fights

Cooper picks unwise political fights

RALEIGH — During the 2016 gubernatorial campaign, Democratic politicians, progressive activists, and left-leaning media outlets excoriated Pat M...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


State provides hope for Southside-Ashpole community

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”— UnknownIf you were adrift alone and in the mi...

October 21st, 2017 updated: October 21st, 2017. |  


Time to fix immigration system

Time to fix immigration system

America’s immigration system has never been so broken.Today, more than 11 million illegal immigrants live in the United States. Our porous borde...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Attack on democracy continues

Attack on democracy continues

The folks running the General Assembly reached a new low this week in their efforts to dismantle our democracy — and that is no small feat given...

October 20th, 2017 |  


RDL aims high with 10-point downtown plan

Lumberton’s is like a lot of downtowns in North Carolina, certainly those in rural and impoverished areas, gasping for its next breath during a ...

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


Pageant’s director perseveres despite difficult time for family

To the Editor,The E.R. Gause Auditorium was the site another successful Farmers Festival pageant on Oct. 14. Nine young ladies competed and, in the en...

October 19th, 2017 |  


The quest for tax fairness

The quest for tax fairness

Should you ever be taxed on “income” that is not, in any meaningful sense, yours?This is the fundamental question facing Congress in decid...

October 19th, 2017 |  


Chairman on spending spree; Lumbee need new leadership

To the Editor,Since Robeson County is North Carolina’s poorest county, decisions in using public funds should optimize greatest service to house...

October 18th, 2017 |  


The right mix of choice, rules?

The right mix of choice, rules?

BURLINGTON — Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schoo...

October 18th, 2017 |