Newspaper drops Sunday comics

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — If you are depending on the Sunday comics to tickle the funny bone, you are going to be disappointed in this bit of news.

The Robesonian, beginning with today’s edition, will no longer publish the Sunday color comics package. The decision was forced on the newspaper by a recent surge in the cost of newsprint, which industry experts say is climbing and quickly because of tariffs imposed on imports from Canada.

“This was a difficult decision,” said Denise Ward, the publisher of The Robesonian. “We know and appreciate that some folks love their comics, but the cost is something we simply cannot absorb.”

Ward said that the newspaper will be adding some puzzles and games.

The daily comics, which are published in black and white, are unaffected and will continue to be published.

Staff report