For our schools, pick your plan, then speak up

The roller-coaster ride of Senate Bill 554 paused on a high last week with two Senates committees — Education and Finance — giving a revis...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

To the Editor,People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing ne...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 23rd, 2016. |  


State grading system gets F

State grading system gets F

House and Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to come up with a final budget for next year and reportedly the two sides are close to an agr...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Bill punishes poor for getting lucky in lottery

We know that when we reported last week on a bill in the state House that would require the state lottery to disclose to local departments of Social S...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


City unfairly singling out for punishment owners of pit bulls

To the Editor,While I welcome an activist mayor and City Council in Lumberton, I believe they acted in haste with recent passage of an animal control ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the General Election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Restricting gun rights won’tstop Orlando-like massacres

To the Editor,People who are willing to give up their liberty for safety deserve neither.The Democrats are trying to sucker Americans into relinquishi...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


Beer distributor, tribe have chance for good headline

We see what was obviously a misunderstanding concerning a local beer distributor and the Lumbee Tribal Government as just that — and something m...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Liberals embrace victim strategy

Liberals embrace victim strategy

Evangelist Rick Warren says our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or...

June 21st, 2016 |  


City dog ordinance misses mark by punishing responsible owners

To the Editor,The city of Lumberton has decided to pass an ordinance against what they call “vicious dogs.” As a mother and grandmother, I...

June 20th, 2016 |