New leaders and God are only hope for our country To the Editor,
I am so concerned about our country today. We have no leader with the concern for the citizens of our nation. There is no reason for the cost of gasoline and everything else in our economy.
It is time for the American people to stand up and get these people out of office and put some in with better judgment.
We do not need a political party running our country that doesn’t want God in its platform. That is the problem wit...
Straight-party vote in NC doesn’t include president To the Editor,
As reminder to my fellow Robesonians, voting a straight-party ticket in North Carolina does not include the presidential contest. The offices of president and vice president of the United States are not included in a straight-party vote. This contest must be voted on separately.
North Carolina is the only state in the United States where straight-ticket voting does not count for president. Our state has one of the highest u...
Rouzer gerrymandered lines to gain an unfair advantage To the Editor,
I am shocked that David Rouzer thinks he can be elected simply by having a new district drawn for himself.
As many of us know, the 7th congressional district was gerrymandered by our state legislators, including David Rouzer, so that it now includes Rouzer’s home county and excludes the majority of Mike McIntyre’s home Robeson County in a blatant effort to unseat the incumbent. In fact, we can thank the newly-drawn district...
McIntyre is clear choice for our country’s veterans To the Editor,
I’m a 70-year-old retired Marine captain and Vietnam veteran. As a registered independent, I vote for individuals who are committed to doing what’s best for our district, our country and the veterans community, regardless of their party affiliation.
That’s the same criteria I’m using to decide between David Rouzer and Mike McIntyre for Congress. From everything I’ve seen and heard, Rouzer’s plan to help veterans is long on ...
McIntrye wouldn’t answer call for help from former teammate To the Editor,
Having been on the same team together with Mike McIntyre in Babe Ruth baseball while growing up in Lumberton, I had thought there was a good chance he might return my call in 2001. I was mistaken.
You see, while having taken off a year 2000-01 to study in England, I met the lady I would eventually marry. Because she’s from Ukraine, the logistics of getting Olga a fiancee visa were difficult, and became more difficult after ...
Euthanasia is better than allowing dogs to run in packs To the Editor,
Please allow me to address an issue reported on the front page of your Oct. 6 edition. Until faced with a dog or dog pack attack personally, can anyone fathom the ferocity?
I cannot, and spending most of my life raising livestock, I have survived three dog attacks, and my father and two of my children survived a dog pack attack, but only because I was armed. Still, I can somewhat imagine the horror because I have witnessed ...
Man looking for owner of lost high school ring To the Editor,
About 25 years ago I found a class ring from Pembroke Senior High School, class of 1971. I have been trying for years to locate to whom it belongs.
If you or some you know lost this ring, please contact me at 919-920-4856 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked some questions to properly identify the ring.
We should embrace other ideas, not demonize dissent To the Editor,
I write in response to Eric Dent’s letter to the editor, “Society Can’t Be Fearful of a Dissenting Opinion,” published in The Robesonian on Oct. 1. I couldn’t agree more with many of Dr. Dent’s statements, particular those that call for society to “be open to all ideas expressed, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, and then collectively decide on the best ideas.”
I especially agree that we should not be “afrai...
St. Pauls residents say crime out of hand in neighborhood To the Editor,
Recently I and my husband, who is a disabled vet and still works for our fine Department of Defense as a civilian, moved to St Pauls. We have been but horror-struck by what seems to be nonstop crime in our neighborhood. We moved here with the idea of having a nice country, small-time atmosphere, and instead we are on watch at all times. We worry that we might go to sleep and a stray bullet will pass through our house.
County tax dollars should be accounted for when spent To the Editor,
Why would anyone be skeptical of the Robeson County commissioners motives? After all they reluctantly decided to “study” their compensation and benefits package and have in the interim decided to no longer be the only commissioners in the state with a deferred compensation plan. If we have commissioners who are unaware of their own perks, how can they spend our tax monies in a manner that will benefit one of the poorest count...
Well-funded library critical to future of Robeson County To the Editor,
I am writing in response to the editorial on Oct. 7 titled “Book Dumb.”
I grew up in Robeson County, graduated from South Robeson High School and Dartmouth College, and am now a law student at Michigan State. I know what it means to be a child in a county where the public library system is funded so sparsely that it makes academic research a vigorous exercise of frustration. When I was in high school, I had to do research o...
Commissioners keep people ignorant to stay in power To the Editor,
Let’s see here. Robeson County has the highest-paid commissioners, with some of the best benefits and an unprecedented “pork” fund to go with the lowest per-capita funding for the library system in the state. And we wonder why we have such poverty and illiteracy.
It appears the county commissioners’ philosophy is keep the populace ignorant and they will keep electing them to this great job because the people don’t know any ...
Ads distort McIntyre’s real record of service to Eastern NC To the Editor,
I have coordinated Republican campaigns at the national, state and local levels for several decades. In fact, I first met Mike McIntyre when I was working on his opponent’s campaign in 1996. At that time, I recall being struck by how genuinely kind Mike was to everyone he met, even those of us “on the other side.”
After he was elected to Congress, I watched as Mike followed through with his promise to serve our citizens, co...
McIntyre’s record in Congress is clearly one of conservatism To the Editor,
After seeing so many Super-PAC funded commercials trying to portray Mike McIntyre as some sort of liberal, I have concluded that it’s necessary to let the actual facts tell the true story. McIntyre has been a conservative and independent voice for this district during his entire time in Congress.
His record has earned the endorsement of conservative pro-family groups like Concerned Women for America and he is the co-chair o...
Supporting Humane Society would pay off for commissioners To the Editor,
After the Robeson County Humane Society asked for funding at the last county commissioners’ meeting, The Robesonian reported that County Attorney Hal Kinlaw said discretionary funds were meant for “individual districts and not a central area (such as Lumberton).”
Homeless animals wander the streets and highways of each of the commissioners’ districts. Unchecked animal breeding affects all districts. Nor are the society’s se...
Commissioners should cut benefits, fund animal control To the Editor,
The tragic death of a local woman providing care for rescued animals brings to the forefront, once again, the need for more animal control measures. The county commissioners failure to adopt a “leash law” enable irresponsible pet owners in this county, while the burden of animal welfare is passed along to rescue groups and the Humane Society.
It is my discontent for county leaders who bemoan requesst for more animal funding...