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. |  


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. |  


School system faces tough call on central office

It might be a head-scratcher as to why the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County appears to racing toward the purchase of about ...

October 17th, 2017 |  


NCAA follows own rules, accepts that UNC athletics didn’t break theirs

There was a mix of celebration and a sigh of relief emanating from Chapel Hill on Friday when news at last arrived that UNC’s vaunted athletics ...

October 13th, 2017 updated: October 16th, 2017. |  


State program offers new approach for struggling schools

Next month it will be determined if Southside Ashpole Elementary will be one of two schools in all of North Carolina to be included in a new program i...

October 10th, 2017 updated: October 12th, 2017. |  


A year after Matthew, Robeson remains resolute

The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation of Robeson County is either today or yesterday, depending on how you want to measure...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Battaglia’s death lastest proof of veterans’ neglect

It looks as if an SBI investigation will conclude that Kevin Anthony Battaglia, retired Army, just 33 years old, someone’s son, and the father o...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Judicial map plan wouldn’t benefit Robeson County

Today’s quick quiz: How do you take the county that ranks No. 1 in North Carolina in crime, both violent and property, and make it even more dan...

October 3rd, 2017 |  


Schools right to stand down if students take knee

The callers were indignant — and misinformed.They were calling The Robesonian to express their displeasure over the news that Shanita Wooten, th...

September 30th, 2017 updated: September 30th, 2017. |  


Take the bull’s-eye off Confederate monument

The question of when has been answered. Sometime on Saturday, Sept. 23, almost certainly under the cover of darkness. The exact time is still a myster...

September 27th, 2017 |