It’s too hard to fly right

It’s too hard to fly right

RALEIGH — Public safety is the first and foremost responsibility of government. North Carolinians want their public officials to do what is requ...

December 18th, 2017 |  


School system getting dragged to better future

When a school consolidation plan that was much discussed during 2016 died on the vine, we were convinced that there would be no new school built in Ro...

December 16th, 2017 |  


Reduced tuition fulfills Promise

Reduced tuition fulfills Promise

Expanding access to higher education is in the DNA of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. After all, our institution was founded 130 years a...

December 16th, 2017 |  


US in sprint toward fiscal cliff

US in sprint toward fiscal cliff

America is in the midst of a serious crisis, and one you won’t hear about on cable news.America’s national debt now exceeds $20 trillion a...

December 15th, 2017 |  


County needs rules on how many dogs a family can have

To the Editor,I would like to share a concern that has affected me, my family, and other residents in the neighborhood. For the last 14 months we have...

December 15th, 2017 |  


From up close, Trump makes sense

From up close, Trump makes sense

This past week I was in Washington. I saw a huge dichotomy between how the administration is portrayed 350 miles away filtered by the media vs. how it...

December 15th, 2017 |  


Government’s Prohibition-like desire to control endures

Government’s Prohibition-like desire to control endures

The misguided and ultimately debilitating and tragic ban of alcohol that we called Prohibition was, at its core, about control.Control of our time, ou...

December 14th, 2017 updated: December 14th, 2017. |  


Matthew losses mount by 516, and then some

There are plenty of opinions concerning the extent of the damage done locally by Hurricane Matthew, but a pretty solid objective metric was shared Tue...

December 13th, 2017 |  


The value of giving Christmas gifts

The value of giving Christmas gifts

RALEIGH — Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season now appears to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I r...

December 13th, 2017 |  


Hackney leaves City Council with record of accomplishment

It was a year or so ago when a staff member of The Robesonian’s newsroom was making his way from Pine Street to Carthage Road through Lumberton,...

December 12th, 2017 |