Carson’s death a reminder that good does exist

The following Our View was first published in March 2008. It is republished today as a tribute to its subject, …

November 21st, 2015 updated: November 21st, 2015. |  

Rucho eager to flunk schools

Rucho eager to flunk schools

The most telling words spoken at this week’s meeting of the General Assembly‘s top oversight committee had nothing to do …

November 20th, 2015 |  

Godwin given grand opportunity by tribal members

It is seldom easy defeating an incumbent, and that assignment is understandably made more difficult when that incumbent is well-financed, …

November 19th, 2015 updated: November 20th, 2015. |  

Empty Stocking gets early start, aims even higher

Thanksgiving is still eight days away, and the subject of today’s Our View is Christmas, so we proceed cautiously, knowing …

November 18th, 2015 |  

Lottery cheats poorest counties, needs tweaking

Since the North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 and the first tickets sold on March 30, 2006, more …

November 15th, 2015 |  

A fond farewell to Granddaddy

A fond farewell to Granddaddy

1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each one should use whatever gift he received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in …

November 14th, 2015 |  

School board gets stuck on grade floor

The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County, given a chance for a major public show of …

November 12th, 2015 |  

Find a veteran today, give hug, extend thanks

When it comes to Veterans Day, never could enough be done to honor those who have served this country, putting …

November 11th, 2015 |  

Schools’ grading floor worthy of praise, criticism

If you expect more from a student, then don’t demand less. That seems prima facie, but not so, according to …

November 7th, 2015 |  

Tuesday’s election shows again that your vote counts

We wouldn’t advise it, but if you want to provoke some outrage tell Laura Sampson that your single vote isn’t …

November 5th, 2015 |  

Solar-farm vote sheds light on real motivation

County Commissioner Raymond Cummings, during a meeting of that board on Monday night, became the vocal point person for a …

November 4th, 2015 updated: November 4th, 2015. |  

Global health initiative worthy of nation’s support

New and Observer Amid the bloodshed of the Middle East and economic struggles around the globe, progress goes unnoticed, often …

November 2nd, 2015 |  

Voting on Tuesday is civic duty

During the eight-day early voting period, 1,979 people exercised their right to vote, just less than 8 percent of the …

October 31st, 2015 updated: October 31st, 2015. |  

Halloween now is really spooky; tips to stay safe

Halloween simply isn’t what it once was — and that’s a shame for today’s ghosts and goblins. We Baby Boomers …

October 29th, 2015 updated: October 29th, 2015. |  

Food-stamp bill requiring some to work is fair

We have a lot of respect for Reps. Garland Pierce, Charles Graham and Sen. Jane Smith, capable and caring legislators, …

October 28th, 2015 updated: October 28th, 2015. |  

Empty pledge doesn’t remedy hiring disparity

In Robeson County, hiring by local governments isn’t like most places, a matter of black and white. Not only is …

October 24th, 2015 |  

Tribal squabbling undercuts credibility as election nears

The Lumbee Tribal Government’s dysfunctionality was in full public display this week, raising worry about the tribe’s ability — or …

October 23rd, 2015 updated: October 23rd, 2015. |  

Bullying isn’t cool, but stopping it is

Not too many weeks pass without this newspaper receiving what has become a familiar call from a distressed parent. Their …

October 17th, 2015 |  

Student loan debt rising at RCC

Given Robeson County’s demographics, it wasn’t surprising — though it was still disappointing — to learn that the default rate …

October 15th, 2015 |  

Lack of deterrent feeds gaming industry

Pembroke police on Monday, with the aid of several other law enforcement agencies, pulled six illegal video gaming machines from …

October 14th, 2015 |  

Body camerasa best defensefor a good cop

We can think of no good reason that a law enforcement officer would not want to be equipped with a …

October 11th, 2015 |  

Solar farm call puts Cummings at re-election risk

We are unaware of credible evidence that solar farms are a health risk to anyone, but we will keep our …

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


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