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 |  


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 |  


Poor counties have state right to decent schools

In the mid-1990s, Robeson County joined four other rural North Carolina counties in suing the state, saying that the way local school systems were fun...

June 18th, 2016 updated: June 18th, 2016. |  


City ordinance put vicious dogs on a short leash

The City Council on Monday gave meaning to the senseless and savage death earlier this year of a 7-year-old boy.Talan West’s mistake in January ...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Bonds approach falls short for local schools

Janet Cowell, the North Carolina state treasurer, last week told Robeson County to take its plan for school consolidation and shove it. Cowell did so ...

June 11th, 2016 updated: June 11th, 2016. |  


Time is right for Cummings to exit DSS board

A majority of the county commissioners no longer want fellow Commissioner Raymond Cummings representing them on the Department of Social Services boar...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Muhammad Ali’s greatest work done outside the ring

“I’d like for them to say: He took a few cups of love. He took one tablespoon of patience. One tablespoon, teaspoon of generosity. One pin...

June 8th, 2016 updated: June 8th, 2016. |  


Cummings stands in defense for UNCP

Robin Cummings, the chancellor at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has taken a measured approach in his reaction to proposed legislation ...

June 4th, 2016 |  


Still no relief for Pembroke on election saga

“One night Marcel and me were out with our dogs when they treed a coon up a huge sycamore. Marcel, a firm believer in giving a coon a fighting c...

June 2nd, 2016 |  


Godwin’s charge: Regaining trust in tribal government

It’s the same old song and, we fear, it will have the same old ending.We refer to a preliminary report by HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office o...

June 1st, 2016 |