To the Editor,
As most people in North Carolina know, as well as the citizens of Robeson County, this county is not only the poorest county in North Carolina, but is also known as the most negative. This is due to having many people who don’t seem to care about how they contribute to this negative impression. They also pass their ignorance/non-caring from one generation to another.
A perfect example of the non-caring attitude is how some people decorate their porches/houses for a holiday and leave their decorations up long after the holiday is gone; it is a perfect example of the care-not attitude and is very unfortunate. This seems to occur in many areas of our county and certainly in the neighborhood I live in; fortunately, most of the people abide by a sense of caring about the neighborhood but, as the saying goes, there is at least one bad apple in the barrell.
The other problem we have in this county are couples living together, not married, having children and expecting our tax payers to take care of their children. I have been told by quite a few people that this is what is meant when people say “some people know how to work the system.” This is apparently another example of negative behavior being passed from generation to generation. So sad but true.
It is my understanding there is only one person at Department of Social Services who handles this abuse and if this is the case, there is no way one person can investigate the number of people who are abusing the system and we pay the price. Hopefully in time all this will end and Robeson County can be known as a positive county rather than negative.
It is long over due.