Deputy no help in finding relief from barking dog To the Editor,
I am a citizen of Robeson County who does not live within any city limits. For the last eight weeks or so, I have been awakened by the neighbor’s dog virtually each and every day. I work evenings and usually go to sleep around 4 a.m.
The lack of sleep I’m getting due to the incessant yelping of this dog is causing me physical illness, not to mention how tired I am getting while doing my job. I tried to talk to my neighbor a...
Victim’s son says article was misleading; she was injured To the Editor,
I am the son of Carolyn Lewis, who lives on Mill Branch Road in Fairmont. Her home was broken into on Nov. 7.
There was an article printed about the incident, but the report in the paper stated she was not injured. This is not true! When the robber came through the door on her, he shoved her into an old kerosene heater. After that, he shoved her onto her kitchen floor.
My mother is 65 years old and fragile. She was helple...
Parent of bullied child says school system won’t help her To the Editor,
I’m a concerned parent. My daughter is a student at St. Pauls Middle School.
She has been bullied since the first of school. I’ve been out to the school several times, talked to several different people on this matter, but without results.
I’ve been to the school six times already, and my husband once, and my pastor of my church once.
My daughter had to fight on Nov. 3. Now the schools wants to give my child three days ...
Brooks possesses the qualities to lead Lumbee tribal government To the Editor,
Throughout my entire political career, I have tried to maintain a relationship with the Lumbee tribal government that would ensure that I would not be accused of trying to underly influence tribal policy. Yet I have responded favorably when tribal official sought my assistance.
Now at this critical time in our government history, I feel I must voice my opinion on the upcoming tribal chair election. I wish to state that I am...
Goodwill hosts fashion show to gather input to benefit county To the Editor,
I would like to invite your readers to a Community Needs Assessment Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC. The event will take place on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Robeson County O.P. Owens Agriculture Center located at 455 Caton Road.
While the time shared will be fun and entertaining, there is a much bigger goal in doing this event. Before attendees enjoy the fashion show and refreshme...
Pembroke resident claims discrimination at S.C. club To the Editor,
On Saturday, Oct. 29, my friends and I attended a nightclub South Carolina. We were celebrating Halloween and decided to attend this club, but little did we know what the night would hold.
We approached the table to show our identification and pay to get in the club. Once the staff saw our identification and realized the “area we where from,” he immediately look bewildered and said, “Let me see if y’all can get in. We have ...
Tinted windows on vehicles put police officers in danger To the Editor,
Recently The Robesonian published a letter opposing enforcement of the window tint law. Apparently there are some misconceptions about this law, and about the importance of enforcing it.
First, the law is a state law, not a local law.
Second, people should realize that traffic stops are the most dangerous situations a police officer faces. The officer has no idea whether the occupants of the vehicle are kids on a legitima...
We should look in the mirror when young people do bad things To the Editor,
In the wake of the recent school shooting, I can’t help but wonder how many realize that Caitlyn Abercrombie wasn’t the only victim. We, as a community, are quick to point the finger.
“Why wasn’t security tighter?” “Why aren’t police doing more to stop the gangs?” To the 15-year-old old boy, we say “you should rot in prison.”
As we point the finger, however, let’s look at the fingers pointing back at us. We, as a communit...
Indian comes up empty when asking for help from the tribe To the Editor,
We as concerned citizens want to know where the funds are to help Indian people in need. I took a lady down to the Lumbee tribal offices recently and she was sent to the Social Services, where she was turned around because she was Indian.
Now explain why she would be sent to DSS. They only help blacks, whites and Mexicans. It seems to me that the Lumbee Tribe only wants to help certain people and that is wrong. The Lumbee T...
Former assistant teacher claims discrimination, unfair evaluation To the Editor,
It is my belief that due to a poor performance appraisal, I was discriminated against, causing me to be one of the assistant teachers who was terminated. I requested a meeting with Mr. DeRay Cole, assistant superintendent of Human Resources with the Public Schools of Robeson County, but have not heard from him.
I have 22 years with Robeson County Schools as an assistant teacher, bus driver, teacher, and a substitute teacher...
Too many ‘disabled’ people living on dime of taxpayers To the Editor,
I am writing this letter because I am very concerned about the large number of people who are being classified as “disabled.” Every time I go to Walmart or Food Lion, I notice folks taking the premium parking spots and walking in to get their goods. They are not disabled. So, who did they pay or how did they get those parking permits?
More importantly, as a property owner/renter I am having an onslaught of people apply for ...
Patient upset with the cost of shots during SRMC stay To the Editor,
My husband had a stay at Southeastern Regional Medical Center for about four days. When asked if he wanted the flu shot and the pneumonia shot, he agreed to both not knowing the cost. He is a veteran and when we got the bill, my mouth hit the floor.
He was charged $83 for the flu shot plus $32.86 for an administrative fee. For the pneumonia shot the charge was $316.58 and the administrative fee was $32.86. My question: Is S...
Locklear, Williams have vision to move Pembroke into future To the Editor,
In just a few days the citizens of Pembroke will have an opportunity to cast their vote in the local city elections and elect leaders of their choosing to carry on the work of the people. This is a very important election and every voice needs to be heard and every leader needs to listen. Our city is on the brink of a new chapter and in a position to take some critical steps forward given the right leadership is in place. The...
District 8 candidate wants to ‘drain swamp’ in Washington To the Editor,
Washington, D.C. was built on a swamp, and the critters that thrive in such environments aren’t going to just leave on their own. We have to drain the swamp and remove the critters.
Simply having elections should ensure that we get rid of bad politicians in Washington. That’s what the framers of the Constitution thought.
They didn’t anticipate that eventually Congress would be filled with people who thought that it was a ...
Police need to worry about real crimes, not tinted windows To the Editor,
The new tinted window enforcement on cars in the city of Lumberton is a bad deal. This law is punishing the innocent young people as well as adults who are going to and from work or school.
You have people who drive to Lumberton to pay bills, to shop, or out-of-town visitors.
If this is a source of revenue then you are robbing Peter to pay Paul. Your Police Department needs to be stopping the drug dealers on the corner, t...
New nursing program helping newborns get a healthy start To the Editor,
Thank you for your in-depth story, “First-time mothers get help with special deliveries,” and your supportive editorial, “Getting a fair start” featuring Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) and the difference it is making in my hometown. NFP is an important program, clearly making a measurable difference.
In late September, I had the pleasure of attending a community update event for Robeson County NFP, where they shared some of...