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Schools boardneeds a dose ofJudge Manning

There is an online petition that has now garnered almost 600 signatures that basically asks the North Carolina School Boards …

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

County vetsdoing their partfighting rabies

Robeson County isn’t under a rabies watch; it’s under a rabies warning, meaning the killer virus is out there. There …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  

Horrific accident shows consequences of driving impaired

The deaths this week of a former public servant in Robeson County, his wife and son are a gruesome reminder …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Lawmakers still holding hostage our public schools

As we were adding our voice to the growing chorus of those who insist that it is way past time …

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  

Mum’s the word for school board

When The Robesonian attempted to contact all 11 members of the Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson …

August 15th, 2015 updated: August 15th, 2015. |  

Retooled tax plan would aid Robeson County

For Robeson County, a legislative victory this week was just one step of three, and it was a bit hollow. …

August 13th, 2015 updated: August 13th, 2015. |  

Recents events must be recalled for May election

We’ve been asked the question a lot in recent days, by telephone call, through email, social media and even once …

August 12th, 2015 updated: August 12th, 2015. |  

Voting only cure for buffoonery on our school board

“I would like to remove a whole bunch of school boards — but I can’t do it — because they …

August 8th, 2015 updated: August 8th, 2015. |  

Southeastern, Campbell team up for better health

We believe it would be difficult to overstate the significance that Southeastern Health’s teaching partnership with Campbell University will have …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Stuff the Bus to provide help to needy students

There is very little fair about life, but that doesn’t mean that efforts should not be made to line up …

August 5th, 2015 updated: August 5th, 2015. |  

School board’s dysfunctionality open for all to see

Last week the Robeson County Board of Education almost voted to hire as a superintendent a local person who had …

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  

Sales-tax formulagives short stickto rural counties

Some have argued that the lines that have been drawn in Raleigh are less Republican vs. Democrat and conservative vs. …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Legislation that saves memorials does have value

A bill appears to be on the fast track in the General Assembly that would provide protection to historical monuments …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

City has planfor developingdowntown area

If a land-use plan developed by a private company for downtown Lumberton were fully implemented, visitors to the city in …

July 18th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2015. |  

Budget delay hasdriver’s educationstuck in neutral

The General Assembly’s inability to agree on a budget for the fiscal year that is now 16 days old has …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Selma comparison doesn’t work with 2013 voting laws

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began Monday in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for …

July 15th, 2015 updated: July 15th, 2015. |  

Civil War symbol can’t be used to divide us again

When we opined in this space 18 days ago that South Carolina should remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse …

July 11th, 2015 updated: July 13th, 2015. |  

Violent crime adirect result oflack of parenting

We have banged the drum for years, arguing that Robeson County, tattooed as the most violent county in North Carolina, …

July 9th, 2015 updated: July 9th, 2015. |  

For now at least, galeophobia not an irrational fear

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… …

July 8th, 2015 updated: July 8th, 2015. |  

Newspaper meets its obligation, but not commissioners

A not-so-funny thing happened on this newspaper’s long and unnecessarily winding road to deliver to our readers the names of …

July 2nd, 2015 updated: July 2nd, 2015. |  

Goodson tribute timely reminder of officer’s sacrifice

It is fitting that the Exit 22 bridge near where Lumberton police Officer Jeremiah Goodson was shot and killed has …

July 1st, 2015 updated: July 1st, 2015. |  

Hunt exits as superintendent on a high note

There might not be a more difficult job than that of a schools superintendent, and in Robeson County it is …

June 27th, 2015 updated: June 30th, 2015. |  

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