Sheriff’s race promises to be flush with well-qualified candidates

Just more than a year away from the March 2018 primaries, a line has started to form to determine who will be the next sheriff of Robeson County.Randy...

February 25th, 2017 |  


All agree: Raise teacher pay

All agree: Raise teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Bill overhauls school structure

Bill overhauls school structure

Ask a relatively well-informed North Carolinian to identify who “runs” the state’s public schools, and you’re likely to hear a...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Housing money should not be used for a pool, ballfield

To the Editor,To those Lumbee who are defending spending federal housing funds of $600,000 to rehab the Cultural Center pool and $150,000 to build a s...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


UNC faculty needs schooling

UNC faculty needs schooling

RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation boa...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


‘GMA’ broadcast a reminder that work remains

Last week’s broadcast of “Good Morning America” from Lumberton Junior High devoted a fraction of the two-hour show to Robeson County...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 22nd, 2017. |  


‘GMA’ show failed to give credit to all deserving volunteers

To the Editor,The excitement behind the “Good Morning America” show coming to Lumberton could be heard all over town, but what a disappoin...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Left frowns on free speech

Left frowns on free speech

Citizens United, or Citizens United v. FEC, is a 2010 case in which the Supreme Court struck down limits to independent political expenditures on Firs...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Let’s foster business growth

Let’s foster business growth

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Helping vets a priority

Helping vets a priority

Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed dearly to pay freedom’s price and ensure our way of life. The soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marine...

February 18th, 2017 |