Schools face ‘few’ challenges as new year begins

As the 2017-18 school year begins on Monday, the local theme, unfortunately, appears to be one of fewer.Students tomorrow will return to 41 schools, o...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Things legislators can agree on

Things legislators can agree on

The General Assembly reconvened Friday for another special session, primarily designated for redistricting business. There will be proposed legislativ...

August 26th, 2017 |  


Latest push for Lumbee recognition has a different feel

We’ve had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for a...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Making hard easy decisions

Making hard easy decisions

A comment would seem appropriate on how leadership is about making hard decision. But the problem is recent decisions from local boards are not hard. ...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Fellowship produces leaders

Fellowship produces leaders

North Carolinians treasure their reputation as leaders in “The New South.” And we have every right to do so. Now as voters, pundits, polit...

August 1st, 2017 |  


B.B. Thompson Choir still inspirational after 41 years

To the Editor,Over the years I have attended the annual concerts of the B.B. Thompson Choir which is composed of several hundred of our county’s...

July 31st, 2017 updated: July 31st, 2017. |  


Some reforms enjoy support

Some reforms enjoy support

RALEIGH — If you believe the political debate in North Carolina and the rest of the country has grown coarse, predictable, and unproductive, you...

July 31st, 2017 |  


On Election Day, everyone benefit when their are choices — except the unopposed

It could be that Robeson County residents are blissfully content with their local governments, to include the Board of Commissioners, the Board of Edu...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Fiscal sanity a must for US

Fiscal sanity a must for US

President Ronald Reagan once said the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government, and I’m here...

July 29th, 2017 |  


DSS visit provides insight

DSS visit provides insight

In my last column I wrote about being a liberal who lives a personally conservative life and my wish that everyone would judge people on character ins...

July 28th, 2017 |