Defacing of war monument a cowardly, disrespectful act

To the Editor,Defacing a monument to a cause which men gave their lives is a cowardly act. Would these people deface WWI or WWI soldiers’ graves...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Reforming health care critical

Reforming health care critical

RALEIGH — The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will mak...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Conversation on Lumbee River should be muted

So what’s in a name?Apparently enough substance that the Lumbee Tribal Council, in an odd bit of timing, passed a resolution on Thursday night t...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Graham-Cassidy is right fit

Graham-Cassidy is right fit

Did you know four liberal states currently receive 37 percent of all Obamacare funds?That inequity is one reason certain special interest groups and p...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Flat tax retains progressivity

Flat tax retains progressivity

Ever since North Carolina enacted a major tax reform package in 2013, left-of-center politicians and pundits have lamented the disappearance of a prog...

September 22nd, 2017 updated: September 23rd, 2017. |  


NC loses with Cassidy-Graham

NC loses with Cassidy-Graham

The latest effort in Washington to repeal and not actually replace the Affordable Care Act has a different name, the Cassidy-Graham plan, but it shoul...

September 21st, 2017 |  


Official’s DWIs suggest chronic alcohol problem

Thankfully no one was injured on Sunday when a Lumberton city councilman failed to stop in time at an intersection and his vehicle bumped into the one...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Partisan decline isn’t new

Partisan decline isn’t new

RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated ...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Wishing schools get on track

Wishing schools get on track

As a retired teacher who spent my career in Robeson County schools, I have been watching with interest as current Superintendent Dr. Shanita Wooten ta...

September 19th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

RALEIGH — The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose i...

September 18th, 2017 |