Robesonian- RSS OPINION Feed http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION http://robesonian.com/section/OPINION Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:28:58 EST 1800 Precinct meetings kick off campaign http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152017601/Precinct-meetings-kick-off-campaign Carolyn Justice is the vice chair of the North Carolina Republican Party and former state legislator. She will be in Robeson County serving as the keynote speaker for the Republican Party County Convention,. which will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:51:13 EST Tribe says building was not intended for use as a shelter http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinion/152076864/Tribe-says-building-was-not-intended-for-use-as-a-shelter To the Editor,This letter is in response to a letter titled “Writer questions whether B&G club meeting mission” that appeared in The Robesonian on Feb. 20. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:11:12 EST 3 ways to promote freedom in NC http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/152044528/3-ways-to-promote-freedom-in-NC RALEIGH — Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws, and historic reforms of the... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:51:13 EST All together now: We are sick, tired of this weather http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/152054551/All-together-now:-We-are-sick-tired-of-this-weather We believe today's Our View will strike a chord of harmony for this county's residents, regardless of skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference or the shade of blue they prefer in college basketball. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:16:11 EST Democrats to elect delegates, new chairman on Monday http://robesonian.com/news/cartoon/152053950/Democrats-to-elect-delegates-new-chairman-on-Monday LUMBERTON — The North Carolina Democratic Party will hold its annual precinct organizational meetings in Robeson County on Monday at 7 p.m. All precincts will hold their meeting at the precincts voting place unless otherwise noted. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:06:15 EST Court funding: Justice in NC http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/152017691/Court-funding:-Justice-in-NC We recently witnessed both the best and the worst of our judicial system.Through the persistence of the Innocence Inquiry Commission, evidence was located that freed two Robeson County men after 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:11:11 EST County doubles down in fight against illiteracy http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/152027788/County-doubles-down-in-fight-against-illiteracy At the top of the long list of maladies that inflict Robeson County, we have always placed this — too many people without an education or job skills. Those who possess neither risk more difficult lives because finding and keeping employment can... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:26:12 EST Lawmakers push redistricting reform http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/151996213/Lawmakers-push-redistricting-reform Two members of Robeson County legislative delegation have joined a much-needed effort to reform how legislative districts are drawn every 10 years following a census. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:46:15 EST Nichol takes one for the team http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151996489/Nichol-takes-one-for-the-team RALEIGH — If the recent review of campus-based centers by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors was all an elaborate ruse to silence a critic of Republicans, it would probably qualify as the most improbable, elaborate, and... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:41:12 EST Democrats play games with security http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151996604/Democrats-play-games-with-security As you know, there is an ongoing debate over the legality of President Obama's unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. I stand firm in my belief that President Obama's actions are not only... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:16:12 EST U.S. needs strong leader to restore our greatness http://robesonian.com/news/letters/151996334/U.S.-needs-strong-leader-to-restore-our-greatness To the Editor,God has blessed America. The United States is an exceptional country. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:41:11 EST Tietje-Davis joins Lumberton library http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151924598/Tietje-Davis-joins-Lumberton-library I am thrilled to share that Robeson County Public Library has gained a new librarian. Leah Tietje-Davis, the new Adult Services librarian for our system, began work on Feb. 5. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:26:12 EST Incentives not needed for growth http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/151981897/Incentives-not-needed-for-growth RALEIGH — The role of government is to provide a fair playing field for commerce with low taxes, reasonable regulations, and a strong infrastructure. It is not the role of government to pick favorites, giving advantages to some at the expense of... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:21:11 EST Hunt helped to wipe stain off school system http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/151969836/Hunt-helped-to-wipe-stain-off-school-system Johnny Hunt surprised a lot of people when he announced on Thursday he was leaving the most difficult and thankless job in Robeson County — superintendent of the county school system. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:31:12 EST Writer questions whether B&G club meeting mission http://robesonian.com/news/letters-opinion/151948027/Writer-questions-whether-BG-club-meeting-mission To the Editor,As a community and tribal member, I continue to be concerned about the course of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Boys & Girls Program. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:26:11 EST A little help of NC’s working poor? http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151964932/A-little-help-of-NCs-working-poor Half the states in the country currently provide help for their low-wage workers with a state Earned Income Tax Credit patterned after the federal EITC that former President Ronald Reagan called the best anti-poverty program Congress ever... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:01:11 EST When good news gets attacked http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151920572/When-good-news-gets-attacked RALEIGH — Governors make lots of decisions. They propose budgets. They hire Cabinet secretaries and other key officials. They appoint members to governing boards. They sign or veto bills. They offer or withhold clemency to criminals. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:26:11 EST A shout out for those who powered us up http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/151928687/A-shout-out-for-those-who-powered-us-up On Tuesday morning, tens of thousands of Robeson County residents awakened in a dark and chilly home that was growing colder by the minute, an overnight ice storm having robbed them of the ability to flip on the lights, take a warm shower or brew a... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:31:11 EST McCory way off on benefit claim http://robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151927118/McCory-way-off-on-benefit-claim One of the most startling claims made by Gov. Pat McCrory in his State of the State address to the General Assembly earlier this month was his statement about problems with the way worker's compensation claims were paid to state... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:01:13 EST Sanderson Farms could be Apple of Robeson’s eye http://robesonian.com/news/editorial-opinion/151901492/Sanderson-Farms-could-be-Apple-of-Robesons-eye The lead man for economic development in Robeson County, Greg Cummings, wants to keep hush-hush efforts to recruit a chicken-processing plant that could potentially transform the local economy, but this chicken's flown the coup and that... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:21:13 EST