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Court decision puts March primary in limbo

There is a new question regarding the March 15 primaries: Will they be held that day? The uncertainty stems from …

February 6th, 2016 |  

A bad rap: Schools say no to a gift horse

We were curious when first told that a local school, Pembroke Elementary, had said no to a $700 donation from …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Are commissioners retreating from annual gathering?

Ricky Harris, the county manager, says the fact that the county commissioners have not yet held their annual retreat — …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

So far, so good for new chairman of Lumbee tribe

The decision by Harvey Godwin, the new chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Government, to eliminate 15 positions at The Turtle …

January 30th, 2016 |  

McCrory’s hypocritical reversal

It’s not very often that a governor issues a press release touting the benefits of a new economic development project …

January 29th, 2016 |  

All together let’s cheer for Panthers in Super Bowl 50

We love our sports here in North Carolina — make that collegiate sports. While the state has two professional franchises, …

January 27th, 2016 updated: January 27th, 2016. |  

Disclosure puts commissioners on the offense

Raymond Cummings says it’s just coincidence, that his suggestion that county and school officials talk about how to find more …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Fairmont board needs to work together

There is a chasm on the Fairmont Board of Commissioners that could grow wider to the benefit of no one, …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Elections hearings again underline local problems

Voters in Lumberton Precinct 7 and all of Pembroke will get an additional ballot during the March 15 primary after …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Commissioners pay selves well, cheat the schools

The problem of the commissioners in what is perhaps the poorest county in North Carolina being the best paid and …

January 16th, 2016 |  

NC’s changing face highlights need for bipartisan districts

News and Observer Some Republicans winced when presidential front-runner Donald Trump announced his intention to deport approximately 11 million immigrants …

January 14th, 2016 |  

Thompson worked to ensure justice for all

There were plenty of congratulatory handshakes and light-hearted barbs made at the expense of Angus Thompson as he approached retirement …

January 14th, 2016 updated: January 14th, 2016. |  

State needs to face the truth with charter schools

News and Observer N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has by law a seat on the State Board of Education. Last …

January 13th, 2016 |  

More power to you tonight when winner is drawn

With it conceivable that some lucky owner of a Powerball ticket tonight could be the winner of $1.5 billion, we …

January 13th, 2016 |  

Miss Lumbee next victim of social media?

Social media, that double-edged sword that is now woven tightly into America’s fabric, might claim another victim this week should …

January 9th, 2016 |  

Mostly blanks in nation’s war on gun deaths

It’s almost impossible to have a reasoned conversation about gun control in this country, and when President Obama, the most …

January 7th, 2016 |  

State board tasked with solving Precinct 7 puzzle

The race for the Precinct 7 seat on the Lumberton City Council that just won’t allow itself to be tucked …

January 6th, 2016 updated: January 6th, 2016. |  

Sanderson Farms the best news for Robeson in 2015

With the arrival of a new year, it has become our routine to take a quick glance backward at the …

January 2nd, 2016 |  

Now a good time to review portfolio

Now a good time to review portfolio

As of Dec. 29, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 Index are slightly negative to flat for …

January 1st, 2016 |  

Every day offers the opportunity to do a bit better

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” — Benjamin …

December 31st, 2015 |  

Tribe asks for trust, but doesn’t earn it

If this newspaper — or you for that matter — wants to know the salary of a government official on …

December 30th, 2015 |  

Viable options exist locally for March primary

We hear it incessantly. Local residents swear they are fed up with self-serving public officials who use the office to …

December 26th, 2015 |  

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